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What can be done to relieve sphincter of odi spasms?

What can be done to relieve sphincter of odi spasms?

Antispasmodics or : Surgical interventions may help. Your dr can adjust the dose of your meds or add a stronger meds/ narcotics. Take care! http://my.Clevelandclinic.Org/disorders/gastrointestinal_tract_disorders/hic-sphincter-of-oddi-dysfunction.Aspx. ...Read more

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Is there any new research on sphincter of odi disfunction and pain management?

Is there any new research on sphincter of odi disfunction  and pain management?

Sphincter of oddi: There a couple of options for pain management and to prevent recurrent pancreatitis including: calcium channel blockers, nitrates, ursodeoxycholic acid, endoscopic or surgical sphincterotomy, and even botulism or electroacupuncture (but these aren't standard treatments, and still needs more data). ...Read more

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What or where is sphincter of odis? Had gallbladder removed 1 mo ago now excruciating pain. Had ultrasound dr thinks its the odis sphincter

What or where is sphincter of odis?  Had gallbladder removed 1 mo ago now excruciating pain.  Had ultrasound  dr thinks its the odis sphincter

Common bile duct: The sphincter of oddi is at the bottom of the common bile duct, which empties into the second portion of the duodenum. It can be a source of discomfort, and the pressure can actually be measured my manometry. I'd back off to a lower fat diet, and recheck your liver fuctions. If this persists, you may require endoscopy for evaluation. Good luck. ...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 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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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