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Is a pill cam a good to find a diagnosis that a colonoscopy couldn't?

Is a pill cam a good to find a diagnosis that a colonoscopy couldn't?

It may be.: The purpose of the pill cam is to go where the colonscopy cannot. The pill cam can see the different parts of the small bowel and may get a closer look at the large bowel. It may also catch something that is intermittent such as bleeding that the colonoscopy did not catch. It may well help. Please make sure you have seen a gastroentologist. ...Read more

Dr. Laurence Badgley
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Complementary And Alternative Medicine (Definition)

By definition, "alternative" is different than modern western medicine. Generally any drug, herb, treatment, or procedure that stands up to rigorous scientific scrutiny is included in modern medicine. The problem is that many alternative practices, herbs etc do not stand up to scientific scrutiny and cannot be shown to work. They therefore remain "alternative". Be careful ...Read more


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Diagnosed +have all symptoms of Crohn's now told its IBS cos pill cam clear. What are clear differences between the two?

Diagnosed +have all symptoms of Crohn's now told its IBS cos pill cam clear. What are clear differences between the two?

IBS vs Crohn's disea: If you have questions of having crohn's disease, there are tests to confirm. Colonoscopy with terminal ileum intubation with biopsy is beneficial. Can assess whether or not there is evidence of crohn's disease based on endoscopic appearance and pathology. Capsule endoscopy or small bowel x ray can help. Lab tests will be part of it. If all failed and still concern of crohn's, suggest promethe. ...Read more

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Swallowed pill cam it is stuck in small bowel?

Swallowed pill cam it is stuck in small bowel?

Pill: Usually cannot get stuck in the small bowel. It will move along with the other contents. Mostly patients complain of pills sticking in the throat and fluid helps to dislodge. ...Read more

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I had a pill cam today to check for pain in my stomach. I have not yet passed the camera. How long should I wait before becoming concerned?

I had a pill cam today to check for pain in my stomach. I have not yet passed the camera. How long should I wait before becoming concerned?

Indefinitely!: This will take at least thee or four days or longer. It is extremely unlikely this tiny device will not pass. Just be patient and follow your consultants advice. Bowels are very individual and "stuff" moves through at different speeds. Good luck with this revolutionary test! ...Read more

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1st Scope revealed hyperplastic polyps but pill cam showed lesions small bowels. 2nd GI said no cancer signs but waiting on labs. Should I be worried?

1st Scope revealed hyperplastic polyps but pill cam showed lesions small bowels. 2nd GI said no cancer signs but waiting on labs. Should I be worried?

Await biopsy result: That is the point of endoscopy: to see if th e re are any abnormalities, take tissue samples and wait for the pathologist to make a definitive dx ...Read more

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Mucus & blood in stool, abdominal pain on the left, white patches found with no haemorrhaging in jejunum with wireless pill cam. What could this be?

Mucus & blood in stool, abdominal pain on the left, white patches found with no haemorrhaging in jejunum with wireless pill cam. What could this be?

Colon: Blood and mucus in stools with left sided abdominal distress suggest rectal or colon inflammation and some form of inflammatory bowel disease. Have you had a sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy? Your gastroenterologist is best qualified to evaluate, advise and treat you for this problem. ...Read more

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Hey im 32 and id normally b on d pill but I cam off it 4 dis month now im 4days late I've done a test & cam back neg 2day. Cud I b pregnant? :- (

Hey im 32 and id normally b on d pill but I cam off it 4 dis month now im 4days late I've done a test & cam back neg 2day. Cud I b pregnant? :- (

Maybe, maybe not: One can repeat the urine pregnancy test in one week. The test is very reliable and accurate by that time, if done correctly and read correctly. ...Read more

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Had abortion done on27july2014, had unprotected sex on4/7july, but he did not cam inside. I took the ella (ulipristal acetate) pill (120 hours) on 8july, could I be pregant?

Had abortion done on27july2014, had unprotected sex on4/7july, but he did not cam inside. I took the ella (ulipristal acetate) pill (120 hours) on 8july, could I be pregant?

Dates not right: You say you had the abortion on July 27 2014 - that date has not even occurred yet. If you mean JUNE 27, and then the rest of the scenario is the same, the answer is yes, you could be pregnant - because you had unprotected sex. You think he didn't ejaculate inside you, but there is no way to know that as lots of sperm are released even just during sex. You really need to find better contraception ...Read more

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Had abortion on the 27 june2014, then had unprotected sex on 4&7 july, took the ella (ulipristal acetate) pill (120hours) on the 8th july, he didn't cam inside. Am pregnant?

Had abortion on the 27 june2014, then had unprotected sex on 4&7 july, took the ella (ulipristal acetate) pill (120hours) on the 8th july, he didn't cam inside. Am pregnant?

Agree w' Dr Davis: Ask yourself why you are risking pregnancy and the need for another abortion so soon after having had one. You may want to speak with a therapist to address your feelings about abortion, guilt and self punishment in addition to talking with ObGyn about birth control and safe sex. ...Read more

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How cam I deal with pain/stress without cutting?

How cam I deal with pain/stress without cutting?

Professional help: Cutting is one way of coping - but it is not a healthy one. Recommend that you work with a clinical doctoral level psychologist for therapy and be evaluated by a psychiatrist to determine if there is a need for psychotropic medications. Take care. ...Read more

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What causes fatty lumps and how cam I eliminate them?

What causes fatty lumps and how cam I eliminate them?

Fatty lumps: Fatty lumps can be caused by high cholesterol levels. Consult your doctor about a diet and the use of statin medication. While waiting begin an eerciseprogram. ...Read more

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What is a subtle component of cam type femoroacetabular impigmemt morphology?

What is a subtle component of cam type femoroacetabular impigmemt morphology?

Hip Pain: Http://orthoinfo. Aaos. Org/figures/A00571F01.jpg
his is when a bony growth forms around the hip joint and it causes pain. In CAM, it cannot be easily seen. ...Read more

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Can you take a ovulation test at 8:22 im the morning. Ovulation test cam out positive?

Can you take a ovulation test at 8:22 im the morning. Ovulation test cam out positive?

Um, yes: Your ovaries do not adjust for daylight savings time...You're ovulating w/ (+) test, so now is the time! ...Read more

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With bdd is there usually just one flaw the person focuses on, or cam it be multiple? Evaluation of bdd?

With bdd is there usually just one flaw the person focuses on, or cam it be multiple? Evaluation of bdd?

Body Dysmorphic: Disorder-people who suffer fr bdd can't control their negative thots, don't blive people who tell them they look fine, think abt their flaws for hours ea day, undergo unnecessary plastic surgeries to correct perceived imperfections, yet never satisfied w d results, often find fault w their hair, nose, chest or stomach. D flaw s significant causing severe emot'l distress/difficulties n daily functioning. ...Read more

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Recently had a mammo and sonocine. Sono came back normal but mammo cam back that I needed diagnostic mammo. Isn't the sono more reliable?

Recently had a mammo and sonocine. Sono came back normal but mammo cam back that I needed diagnostic mammo. Isn't the sono more reliable?

Get the mammo: If there was a mammographic abnormality for which they recommended diagnostic mammogram, please follow through. Ultrasound cannot always show what is on a mammogram especially if there are micro calcifications which are sometimes due to breast malignancy. Ultrasound is more helpful for palpable abnormalities and mammography densities, but does not substitute mammogram. ...Read more

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My son is 21 yrs old & only weighs 103 lbs, what cam he take or do to gain some. He eats normal & hardly drinks soda. He is a smoker also.

My son is 21 yrs old & only weighs 103 lbs, what cam he take or do to gain some. He eats normal & hardly drinks soda. He is a smoker also.

Hw wll do U know him: Does he vomits his food? Does he have diarrhea?
Has he consulted his family physician?
Some people grow naturally thin! Others may have an unsuspected disorder. ...Read more

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How cam I get tequin (gatifloxacin)?

How cam I get tequin (gatifloxacin)?

The antbiotic?: Tequin (gatifloxacin) is an antibiotic. Gatifloxacin is the other name I know of.

It's usually prescribed by a health care provider. ...Read more

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What cam be done about a hatial hernia?

What cam be done about a hatial hernia?

Lots!: First and foremost, people sometimes interchange hiatal hernia with gastroesophageal reflux disease; if you are suffering from heartburn, that is called gerd, of which a hiatal hernia may be a contributing factor. This can be rx'd with meds, dietary and lifestyle changes with excellent control. Hiatal hernias are very common, often symptom-free, and rarely require surgical rx. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Cam pregnant women eat kajun style boudin?

Cam pregnant women eat kajun style boudin?

Of coarse, why not?: It's a great and healthy dish, but felafel is better (only if the pita bread is fresh). Enjoy and congratulations! ...Read more

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Why is cam impingement more common in males?

Why is cam impingement more common in males?

FAI: Cam impingement, also known as fai, is seen in both genders. Some types are much more common in young males, but other types can be seen in equal numbers in both sexes. Presumably, active sports participation contributes to the male predominance in some studies. Read===>http://www. Radsource. Us/clinic/1109 for an excellent discussion of the many facets of fai. ...Read more

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1, 80 m 60 kg 21 years how cam I put on weight?

1, 80 m 60 kg 21 years how cam I put on weight?

Weight: Your BMI is 18.5 kg/m2, which is in the low range of normal.
What was your weight in the past?
Do you exercise?, every day. For how long?
Do you have medical issues, such as thyroid problems, sweating.
I need to know your eating habits, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, etc
Do you feel well? sleep well?, do have good neurocognitive function?, is your family skinny? Father, mother, brothers, sister ...Read more

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How cam bilirubin in babies be manage in the home?

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How cam bilirubin in babies be manage in the home?

Biliblanket: Moderate degree of jaundice in infants who are not at high risk can be managed at home.
However, bilirubin level has to be monitored closely. ...Read more

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What cam cause someones head to swell during a headache?

What cam cause someones head to swell during a headache?

HEADACHE: Constant headache x 3 days, unilateral, periorbital, left temporal, occurs same time of the day can be cluster headache. Alcohol intake triggers it. Because it is exdruciating, attacks are aborted by injections of tryptans and ergotamine. Prevention is with verapamil, etc. See neurologist for more advice.Migraine headaches sx and rx are similar lasting for few hours to 3 days. Feels like head. ...Read more

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I want to know whether I will have baby boy or girl because I have already ababy boy Cam u help me?

I want to know whether I will have baby boy or girl because I have already ababy boy Cam u help me?

Finding out early: The simplest way to find out early is to have an ultrasound around 20 weeks when the gender can be determined with relative certainty. ...Read more

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How can I be tested positive for clamidya and my partner cam back negative when we both have had sexual activities with each other?

How can I be tested positive for clamidya and my partner cam back negative when we both have had sexual activities with each other?

STD Testing: Negative tests can often be false. All partners in a scenario with one person positive should be treated. The swab may not have gone in deep enough to pick up the infection. The best practice, at least in my opinion is that you both get treated! ...Read more

Dr. Haleh Vaziri
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Capsule Endoscopy (Definition)

Capsule endoscopy uses a small fiberoptic camera inside of a pill to take pictures of the lining of your intestines. It is designed to evaluate the parts of the small bowel that cannot be readily seen with standard endoscopes (upper or lower). Your doctor may want to detect a source of inflammation or bleeding that would not otherwise be seen. Images are sent to a ...Read more