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Might be: There is definitely a reported relationship between inflammatory bowel disease (uc and crohn's) and pancreatic insufficiency. It isn't entirely clear why. Proposed mechanisms include (a) the same auto-immune process that attacks the bowel attacks the pancreas (b) repeated episodes of pancreatitis some of which may be medication side-effects. You may need Creon for life. ...Read more
Depends on symptoms: Trisomy X syndrome can range from mild to severe, the life style changes would depend upon its severity. Pl see attached link forother details about the condition from the Mayo clinic. Good luck! ...Read more
In 400 letters: Our bodies are made of many cells, and things in the environment and dumb luck itself cause genes to mutate giving these cells an extra growth advantage over their neighbors. Eventually programs are reactivated enabling the cells to invade and spread. This is as well-established as the earth being round. Anyone who tells you something basically different about the nature of cancer is lying. ...Read more
Exercise: is good for us all but we need to adapt it to our physical condition. Please see your doctor to make sure it is ok for you then start gently, perhaps w/a brisk walk daily. If you feel fatigue please stop. Peace and good health. Yoga can stretch muscles, oxygenate the body, and calm the mind. That's another possible option. ...Read more
Pain, vomiting: Pain and or vomiting are common symptoms. The pain is located in the right upper quadrant under the right rib cage. The pain may radiate to the back. The onset of symptoms are usually associated with eating greasy, fried foods and or dairy products. If the symptoms increase in frequency linked to foods as above as ultrasound may identify stones. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Hemoglobin evaluation is available through most laboratories, either at a hospital of free standing labs. ...Read more
What is the best diet to follow for chronic pancreatitis sufferers? Also, will they need to take creon forever?
Kidney transplant: Most important is that there is compatibility between donor and recipient. ...Read more
Interested to know if people ever have to be hospitalized or sent to the ER for Crohn's disease and ibs?
GERD: It's not always necessary to have an endoscopy. When the clinical situation is clearcut, no warning symptoms such as food sticking in the esophagus, blood present in the stool, or unexplained weight loss are present, and the symptoms resolve with treatment, it may be unnecessary. However, if the symptoms persist long term, endoscopy may be necessary to rule out Barrett's esophagus. Good luck. ...Read more
Some fractures, ...: Some fractures, some tendon ruptures, blood vessel damage that decreases blood flow to the toe, excess foot swelling that is compressing nerves and blood vessels, enlarging infections, deep cuts, deep punctures, etc..., are some conditions that may need an orthopedic or foot surgeon to repair. An injured person can see a primary care doctor first, and then be referred to orthopedics if needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Usually: Bone metastases are where cancer from one site (breast, prostate, lung) spreads through the blood and begins to grow in the bone. This can have a characteristic appearance on scans. The way to prove it is cancer is to take a biopsy. However, if cancer has already been diagnosed, bone metastases can be diagnosed by a characteristic bone scan or other radiographic test. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Moderate or more: Crutches are used to offweight one or both legs, by carrying some weight thought the trunk. Think ankle fracture, or severe knee problem. Wheelchair use is limited to severe balance problems , if unable to bear weight on the legs , or severe spine disease affecting posture and walking ability. ...Read more
Supply line: Living tissues need blood supply to deliver nutrients and oxygen and to get rid of cellular waste. This is especially true in fast growing malignant cells. It's a bit more complex than that but i don't have much space. Blocking angiogenesis is one of the current therapies used for many cancers. ...Read more
How should you decide which colorectal cancer screening test(s) to get and how often to be screened?
To be sure-yes: Dengue is common in the tropics. Symptoms can range from mild flu like illness to severe muscle aches, fever, headache, and fatigue. Rarely, it can progress on to internal oozing. Typically a blood count and dengue antibodies are ordered. However, people who see this disease often, sometimes just need to do an accurate history (interview) and physical exam. Prevent with daytime insect repellent. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diagnosing Crohn's : If you have symptoms such as diarrhea and bleeding, your doctor will order blood tests that may be suggestive of Crohn's or ulcerative colitis but the definitive way to diagnose is with a biopsy of the colon. You would need to have a colonoscopy to have biopsies taken. ...Read more