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Significance of small bowel biopsy:increasd intraepithelial lymphocytes?Test was 1+yr ago.Chronic episodes abdo pain 2yr,diarrhea 6mo,celiac sero neg
Stool type 6. Chronic constipation chronic dysbiosis foul smelling. Increased negative behaviors and increased hyperactivity?
See your doctor: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...Read more
Unlikely: Celiac disease is secondary to damage to the lining of small intestine. Classic symptoms are diarrhea and weight loss. A small percent of patient may have constipation but not severe. Common causes of severe constipation are meds induced, diet related, not drinking enough fluids, and metabolic changes. Colonic inertia is another cause which requires a detailed workup. Hope this helps. ...Read more
How bad is it?: First define the problem (do you have soft or frequent stool?), circumstances under which diarrhea developed (malabsorption, pancreatic maldigestion, food intolerances, stressful times, exposure to ill individuals, food poisoning, ischemic gut, inflammatory colitis, etc.), severity (stool volume, dehydration, blood, night-time awakening, weight loss), & duration. The "cure" depends on diagnosis. ...Read more
Should be treated: It can significantly impact toilet training. Many toddlers learn to withhold their stools, leading to encopresis. Treat now! give more water, more fiber, and encourage rewards for bowel movements. Talk to your pediatrician about the right amount of dairy for your child, because too much milk is often a factor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
CT said chronic changes cause mild mass effect on cord at 4 diff interspaces. Mild degen changes mid cerv facet joints. Mod narrowing of interspace.
Gastric biopsy result: antral mucosa revealing mild to moderate chronic inflamation with associated extensive intestinal metaplesia. What that mean?
Precancer: The antrum is that portion of the lower stomach above the pylorus. Having chronic inflammation with extensive intestinal metaplasia is the precursor for developing gastric cancer. Left alone one would find an eventual gastric ulcer and invasive cancer. Partial gastrectomy would probably be indicated at this time. ...Read more
Interpret CT: mild thickening of distal sigmoid & rectal wall w/o adjacent fatty stranding. Loops of mild distended sm bowel w/o clear transition zone?
Diverticulosis: and possibly prior episode of diverticulitis could present this way. So too does infected segment or inflammation. The mild dilated small bowel in the current context is not as much of concern as the condition of the colon. Best discuss these findings with your doctor to put them into a good clinical picture. Good luck ...Read more
Diffuse mild inflammation of gastric body and antrum characterized by congestion (edema) along with la grade a esophagitis. G.E.R.D? Duodenum isnormal
Indigestion N severe fatigue n leg weak.No pain/ulcer.D2 biopsy-villi normal/increase in epithilial lymphocyte/Mild eosinophil infilterate/no organism?
Correlation required: Increased epithelial lymphocytes is suspicious but not diagnostic of gluten enteropathy and your physician will continue testing. That you're vitamin B12 deficient is serious; I'm glad you're supplementing and if you're not a vegetarian, a cause needs to be sought. Leg weakness may be secondary to lack of B12 or some other cause. Continue the workup and maybe get with a dietician & fit-trainer. ...Read more
I am suffering of mucus in stool . Doctors diagnosed for non specific chronic inflammatory lesion in small bowel and partial loss of villi. ?
Esophageal mucosal fragments reveal moderate mixed inflammatory cell infiltrate compromising neutrophils, lymphocytes, foci of mild dysplasia. Bad?
Maybe: Please check your report and see if there is any mention of barrett's esophagus or intestinal metaplasia. These findings would indicate a premalignant component that requires regular, lifetime followup. The finding of mild dysplasia may require additional medicines for a while, but please followup with your gastroenterologist that did the biopsy. ...Read more
Small ulcer in terminal ileum, biopsy shows. in eosinophil focal mild active chronic ileitis. lymphoid hyperplasia, crohn ruled out. GI told allergy.
5 yr old, 105 temp. Urine: trace of protein, moderate leu, and 29 wbc. Culture neg. Persistent fever, virus symptoms. Can a virus cause WBC in urine?
Pediatrician ASAP: Yes, any inflammatory process whether infection or non-infectious entities may show wbcs in urine, but there may also be bacterial infection in the kidney not reflected by the results of urine cultures. A temperature of that magnitude in a 5 year old deserves a full and thorough evaluation by a board-certified pediatrician and do this quickly please. Good luck and hope she is better soon. ...Read more
Does having proctitis with chronic inflammatory cells in lamina propria, with scattered neutophils in the lamina propria of the rectum mean I have IBD
IBD: Inflammatory bowel disease usually requires both clinical or endoscopic findings and a solid abnormality in the form of microscopic architectural abnormalities as well as significant inflammation. It doesn't sound from your description like you have more than just non-specific inflammation. If the rest of the colon was negative, this doesn't sound diagnostic. ...Read more
Inadequate chewing?: Many foodstuffs, especially vegetable matter may appear to be relatively undigested and recognizable in stool -- corn is a common sighting. Adequate mastication (chewing) helps start the digestive process, breaking food into smaller more digestible pieces, allowing enzymes to break down and begin absorption of nutrients. The husk is hard to digest, and thus often visible. ...Read more
Is chronic diffuse sensorimotor peripheral neuropathy with predominant external & secondary demyelinative changes a long-term disability?
It can be: Sensorimotor peripheral neuropathies have many types and various causes. Some of them can be disabling, even long term in some cases. A thorough search will have to include blood tests and urine tests. In some cases spinal tab (lumbar puncture) can be necessary. In delineating the diagnosis. ...Read more