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Pain Discomfort Gastroscopy
Upper abdominal pain and discomfort w/ some chest area discomfort, burping, jaw/ear pain, nausea, diarrhea, grumbling stomach. What could symptoms be?
Fluid and fiber: Foods high in fat tend to constipate you. Foods high in fiber favor looser stools. Fruits vegetable, whole grains are excellent sources of fiber. Also, fiber only works if u are well hydrated. Drink plenty of non-caffinated, non-alcoholic fluids to keep stools soft. Fiber can also be added to a glass of water. If this does not work see a GI specialist, there may be another cause of your issu. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Couple of things..: Gallbladder disease, pancreatitis, peptic ulcer dieases, gastritis, severe reflux can cause your symptoms. Viral gastroenteritis (stomach-bug), irritable bowel can do same as well. If it is severe and rapid onset, it could be pancreatitis/gallbladder disease. If it is better better, then it is a good thing...If getting worse, consult/call doc for instructions... Good luck.. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Could be many things: Depending on the severity, timing and location the pain could be due do food in sensitivities, problems with your gut, kidney problems, constipation or diarrhea to name a few. If the pain is severe, prolonged or just causing significant discomfort, get checked out by your primary care and they can help determine a plan of care. ...Read more
Upper abdomen pain with upper back pain (abdomen pain is short, back pain lasts longer) nausea (short, no vomiting) and heartburn/burping. Help?
?gas: Bloating of the abdomen is usually due to gaseous accumulation although fluid build-up or enlarged organs or aortic aneurysm can cause abdominal distension. To relieve gaseous distension drink hot water and apply a hot water bottle to the abdomen which helps break down gas build-up and enables you to pass it. Taking simethicone after meals prevents the gas build-up. See your Physician as needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Commonly seen: In laparoscopic surgery, the abdomen is inflated with carbon dioxide (CO2) gas to make a "cave" that the surgeon can see/work in. At the end of the case, the CO2 gas is removed, but invariably, some remains beneath the diaphragms. The "pain" nerves of the shoulder are the same as the diaphragm. Therefore, patients often complain of shoulder pain after laparoscopic surgery. ...Read more
A lot of things: Pain in this area can be caused by many things. You will need to see your doctor. He/she will take a good history of your pain, ie its location, is it constant or intermittent, the quality of the pain (i.E sharp, dull, aching, burning etc) whether it is affected by change of position or not, whether it has any relationship to eating or not and many other questions. Then a physical exam and tests. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am experiencing pelvic pain, abdominal pain (severity: moderate) , abdominal discomfort and pain with urination.
ER or urgent care : You need immediate evaluation. Urinalysis with urine HCG just in case, urine culture. Any woman with painful burning urination needs immediate urinalysis and urine culture to determine what infection is present and antibiotics the infection is susceptible to. Empiric treatment then given. Kidney stones history? Ovarian cysts? Your MD will give you a comprehensive evaluation. Don' worry you'll b ok ...Read more
I am experiencing upper abdominal pain, bloating or abdominal fullness, abdominal discomfort, fatigue and abdominal pain (all over) (severity: mil...
Doctor can evaluate: Many things are in the upper abdomen: stomach, pancreas, liver, small intestine, gall bladder, large intestine, abdominal muscles, etc... An exam by a primary care doctor can help figure things out. Pain in the right upper abdomen, especially with symptoms that occur after eating, can be due to gallstones or other gall bladder disease. A doctor can evaluate for gall bladder or other problems. ...Read more
Hurts to push on stomach bloody diarrhea pain in lower back pain in abdomen getting unbearable dr ordered CT scan nausea vomiting pain radiates?
So get it done?: Not sure what you are looking for here. You've been evaluated, and a ct is ordered. Are the symptoms worsening? If so, call your doctor and/or go to the er if symptoms unbearable. ...Read more
I am experiencing upper abdominal pain, constipation, bloating or abdominal fullness and back pain (severity: severe) (side: upper) . No Gallbladder
No gallbladder pain: Sorry to hear about you problem. Your question is? ...Read more
Experiencing chest pain, palpitations, upper abdominal pain w/distension under right breast, difficilty breathing, chills, lightheaded?
Right upper flank pain nausea specially after meals gas and bloating pain progressively get worse?
Need follow-up: This may be your gallbladder. You need to see a physician. ...Read more
See below: There are several joints and intervertebral discs in the neck. These can wear out over time leading to pain. Degeneration of the joints or discs can cause neck pain, headaches, and shoulder pain. You can also get neck pain from a muscle strain. In some cases neck and shoulder pain could be related to your heart so be sure to see you physician. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Abdominal bloating : hi, some of the reasons for abdominal bloating are: lactose intolerance, gluten sensitivity, short chain carbohydrate added to food, overgrowth of bacteria in large intestine, IBS among other things. You can start with life style modification including avoiding dairy product, a trial of gluten free diet, avoid short chain carb, prevent constipation, adding fiber to you diet, ...Read more
Nonspecific: Your symptoms are nondiagnostic. Your physician or a gastroenterologist will take a thorough history, perform a complete examination and order any appropriate tests in order to make a diagnosis. In the meantime follow a bland,fat free diet and take mylanta after meals to prevent gas buildup. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Endoscopy: Complications rate is very low(less than 1%) but includes aspiration, perforation , bleeding, infection , missed findings , reaction to sedation including death. As stated, complications are rare. They should be discussed with you by the person performing the examination. Risks & benefits are discussed prior to the examination. This is referred to as "informed consent .". ...Read more
EGD pt info : Please follow all the instructions provided by your endoscopy team, particularly their instructions regarding pre-op medicines and if you are on any blood thinners. Make sure you understand the risks ; possible complications of the procedure ; anesthesia. Following can help 1)http://www.Asge.Org/patients/patients.Aspx?Id=378. 2) https://www.Gastro.Org/patient-center/procedures/upper-gi-endoscopy. ...Read more
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Knowledge is Power: Knowledge is Power Educate your self about your condition and your treatment options. Find out the risks involved with having the surgery vice not having the surgery. Write down your questions before you see your physician. Let the medical team know about your concerns. ...Read more
You : Should discuss preparation and any question you have with your GI doctor, who will give you specific instructions of his preferences. Each endoscopist has their favorite set of instructions and preps the prefer to use. ...Read more
Depends what you got: "conscious sedation" often combines versed (sleep agent that induces amnesia) with narcotic (typically fentanyl) with resulting prolonged sleepiness that may last hours to all day after your procedure. "mac" (monitored anesthesia care) relies instead on Propofol (a rapid onset drug that wears off within minutes of use). With mac, most people feel well rested but awake very soon after testing. ...Read more
Neither have risk: When both procedures carried out under mild anesthersia, the patient essentailly experiences no side effect. With colonoscopy air however has to inflate bowel for visualization and being NPO isnt suffiecient to clean out the colon. GoLytley has to be employed. Minor risk with some bx close to bowel mucosa where perforation has resulted .especially in colon. ...Read more
Colonoscopy: For any procedure which involves anethesia, you need a recovery period to recover. ...Read more
I hope they told you: we certainly should not be the sole source of information for this!! but - you'll need to take the laxatives for the colonoscopy the day before, show up at the right time, get an IV and some sedation. I like doing the endoscopies first - that's a 2min exam with a tube the size of your pinkie. Then you stay in same position and get the colonoscopy done. go to recovery & have someone take you home! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes/probably: Usally images are taken. You can ask your haste doc. ...Read more
Well in terms of something going horribly wrong, as small a chance as that might be, is one safer than the other? Colonoscopy vs gastroscopy.
Both are very safe: modern colonoscopy and EGD are extremely safe. Complications are rare. Probably the most common complication is perforation, and it reportedly occurs in about one of every 1200 colonoscopies and about one every 2000 upper endoscopies. There are rare risks of bleeding and of a reaction to the sedation. Overall, they are extremely safe, and if you have a reason for needing one, don't shy away. ...Read more
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