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Had an endoscopy done with findings : moderately severe esophagitis, erythema, 4mm sessile polyp chronic gastritis, neg h pylori, naus, up GI pain, ??
Seeing gastro doc for 6 mo. All tests. Crones, pancreatic etc, MRI colonoscopy gastroscope clear. 80, 000 creon 3x day. Extreme diarrhea still? Ideas?
Dietary modification: You can try a gluten free diet. Ct scans, mri, and colonoscopy are not sensitive or specific when the symptoms are loose stools. Dietary modification is associated with less risk than continuing with invasive procedures. A nutritionist would also have recs on supplements you can try. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hoarseness 6 mo, ENT scope neg, Prilosec bid, Zantac (ranitidine) od, video stroboscopy neg...What next?
Voice rehab?!?: Before jumping to expensive tests, please make sure that you see an ENT who is trained to recognize and treat voice disorders- a fellowship trained laryngologist is a good start. Diagnoses such as atypical reflux should be considered in a more nuanced manner. After that, the minimum intervention should be a referral to a speech pathologist for voice rehabilitation followed by a rehabilitation. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Absolutely: An ERCP is a test used to diagnose obstructions of the bile duct system. Sometimes an ERCP can be used to dislodge a gallstone stuck in the main bile duct. Sometimes a stent can be placed via ERCP into the main bile duct to relieve pressure as in an obstructing cancer. Ercp is one of the truly amazing advances endoscopic medicine has allowed. ...Read more
Is surgery needed for spastic diverticulosis + severe narrowing of luminal + severe diverticulosis in a patiient with IBS. Colonostopy +Barium failed?
Surgery not for IBS: This may only be a partial answer to your question. Surgery is not indicated for IBS or "spastic colon". IBS is a functional disorder and cannot be cured by the knife. It must be managed in more conservative ways. Now if there is luminal narrowing of your colon, you must get seen to find out why and it is possible that surgical intervention may help depending on the etiology. ...Read more
Yes sometimes needed: it can be done at the same time (different scopes!). by performing both, you get anesthesia only once but get two procedures done, minimizing risks of future anesthesias. This is only done if both are medically needed (regardless of physician reimbursement), no need to do them always together. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How much can donnatal (phenobarbital atropine hyoscyamine and scopolamine) effect gastric emptying?
No, but banding is.: Appropriately sized internal hemorrhoids can be treated by rubber band ligation, often in the office without anesthesia. This is a tried and true treatment for bothersome internal hemorrhoids. Snare polypectomy is a technique used during colonoscopy to remove larger polypoid growths in the colon. ...Read more
Endoscopy biopsies showed negative for gluten, chron's, ulcerative colitis and etc.One year ago.Recent utrasound showed mesenteric adentitis 4xin2years?
Mesenteric adenitis: Is a virus and you can get it several yimes. It is great that nothing severe or major showed you on the biopsies. Your child probably should have his immune status checked at this point just to be sure he is fine, but he probably is, my guess. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are generally the indications for intrathecal Prialt (ziconotide) in thoracic and lumbar ddd? Surg ruled out. Allergic to narcotic meds. Is Prialt (ziconotide) effective?
Yes: It is used for people who can't tolerate narcotics for pain control. It has multiple side effects, so be very careful when using it. ...Read more
epigastric mass, pain, and spasms where fundus is located chronic nasea. Used suprep,and symptoms worse.colonoscopy scheduled. need opinion
My colonoscopy microscopic diagnosis: transverse colon polyp biopsy: polypoid colonic mucosa with mild nonspecific chronic inflamation...what is this?
Seeing a GI doc- he is stumped. Wants to redo colonoscopyi have fatmalabsorption w/constipation. Colonoscopy showed congestion and edema, egd-gastritis?
Sorry: I am not a GI guy. If you think you are not getting you questions answered take your test results and have a second opinion. I wish you the best! ...Read more
Endoscopy done today. Findings were...LA Grade B reflux esophagitis (biopsied)...Gastritis (biopsied) and normal examined duodenum. Meaning? TY
Inflammation: Inflammation of the esophagus can be a precursor for cancer. Inflammation of the esophagus and stomach can mimic or hide cancer. It was smart to get endoscopy. Your doctor did a good job biopsying the worrisome areas. If the biopsies come back benign, then you will be treated and observed. Well done. Your working diagnosis is inflammation which is treated with medicines. ...Read more