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What are the common symptoms of sphincter of oddi dysfunction?

What are the common symptoms of sphincter of oddi dysfunction?

Colic: The most common symptoms for sphincter of oddi dysfunction is biliary colic - usually episodes of right upper belly pain which come and go. This condition is almost always diagnosed after the gallbladder has been removed. You will need to see a gastroenterologist who specializes in this area for a true diagnosis. ...Read more

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Is fatigue a symptom of sphincter of oddi dysfunction?

Is fatigue a symptom of sphincter of oddi dysfunction?

Not directly . . .: Check out http://my.Clevelandclinic.Org/disorders/gastrointestinal_tract_disorders/hic-sphincter-of-oddi-dysfunction.Aspx. You're more likely to complain of "abdominal pain is the most common symptom; less common symptoms include nausea, vomiting, fever, chills, and diarrhea". I suppose you could be fatigued if you're not absorbing nutrition or eating right. Best to go see your doctor about fatigu. ...Read more

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What is the best procedure to diagnose sphincter of oddi?

What is the best procedure to diagnose sphincter of oddi?

Gold standard is: ERCP(endoscopic retrograde cholangio-pancreatography) with manometry(pressure measures) of the sphincter itself is ideal but a very technically difficult study to do that not every gastroenterologist can/will do. ...Read more

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What are the warning signs of SOD(Sphincter of Oddi Dysfunction)?

What are the warning signs of SOD(Sphincter of Oddi Dysfunction)?

Biliary dyskinesia: Sphincter of Oddi dysfunction, or biliary dyskinesia, is defined by bile duct manometry showing sphincter spasm, increased phasic contraction frequency (tachyoddia), paradoxical contraction response to cck, & abnormal propagation of phasic waves. Response to sphincterotomy is predicted by associated abnormalities in serum liver functions as well as manometry findings.Pain alone may not so respond. ...Read more

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What are the complications involving sphincter of oddi dysfunction?

What are the complications involving sphincter of oddi dysfunction?

SOD: ...Is a potential cause of chronic abdominal pain and pancreatitis. It can be tricky to diagnose and difficult to treat. If you have been told you have SOD and are having chronic symptoms, consider a second opinion at a regional center that specializes in this field. Indiana university in Indianapolis or the mayo clinic may be reasonable choices in your area. Good luck. ...Read more

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What will happen to me if I have sphincter of oddi dysfunction, will I have to have surgery?

What will happen to me if I have sphincter of oddi dysfunction,  will I have to have surgery?

Possibly: Sphincter of oddi dysfunction is a difficult to diagnose condition usually made by a gastroenterologist. Generally it is caused by spasms or stenosis of your gallbladder sphincter and may be treated with antispasomodic medications. Sometimes a diet low in fat/cholesterol helps. Minimally invasive surgery sometimes cures this condition. Speak with your doctor. ...Read more

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I have sphincter of oddi dysfunction but have developed left sided pain under my ribs causing discomfort. Could you give an opinion.

I have sphincter of oddi dysfunction but have developed left sided pain under my ribs causing discomfort. Could you give an opinion.

Sphincter of Oddi: Dysfunction is a controversial entity and physicians debate whether it's actually a cause of abdominal pain, as after treatment, less than 50% of patients improve. Left sided pain may be due to stomach ulcers, or may be related to your generalized pain as part of functional dyspepsia. ...Read more

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Possible to list surgical options for sphincter of oddi type1? Sphincterotomies failed. Trying to get info on alternatives from diff sources. Thanks.

Possible to list surgical options for sphincter of oddi type1? Sphincterotomies failed. Trying to get info on alternatives from diff sources. Thanks.

ERCP ?: When symptoms are severe, the main treatment is to perform an ERCP (endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography). ERCP is a procedure for the examination or treatment of the bile duct and pancreatic duct. The procedure carries a risk of serious complications and is done under sedation by experts trained in the technique. It combines the use of x-rays and an endoscope. Manometry can help also ...Read more

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Can Crohn's cause gallbladder failure and then sphincter of oddi disfunction ?

Can Crohn's cause gallbladder failure and then sphincter of oddi disfunction ?

Unlikely : They are not directly related. U can have one without the other. No obvious relationship between the two. ...Read more

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My GI thinks may have sphincter of oddi. So he is sending me to a specialist. I'm so scared but hoping this will be the answer! what should I expect?

My GI thinks may have sphincter of oddi. So he is sending me to a specialist. I'm so scared but hoping this will be the answer! what should I expect?

Shincter of Oddi: The sphincter of oddi is an anatomical structure or a muscular valve that controls the flow of gastric juices into the small intestines. Your quesion does not tell us what the problem is, so write back about your problem and symptoms. ...Read more

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