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Whats incompetency of the lower esophageal sphincter?

Whats incompetency of the lower esophageal sphincter?

Prone to reflux: The les prevents excessive reflux of the stomach contents into the esophagus. When it is incompetent, it is more likely you will develop symptoms of gerd (gastresophageal reflux disease) such as heartburn, esophagitis etc. ...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 causes spasm of rectal sphincter?

What causes spasm of rectal sphincter?

Anal fissure: Usually it is due to an anal fissure, aka; cut. Stool softener and warm bath usually improves in 1-2 weeks. And it is the anal sphincter ...Read more

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Sphincter of ode after gall bladder surgery?

Sphincter of ode after gall bladder surgery?

Please Clarify: The sphincter of oddi is a normal anatomic structure at the point where the bile duct enters the intestine (see duodenal papilla on pic above). Dysfunction of the sphincter, though very rare, can simulate gallbladder-type pain & is a possible explanation for ongoing pain despite gb removal. This can be diagnosed by endoscopic testing & treated by cutting the sphincter. ...Read more

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What causes lower esophageal sphincter relaxation failure?

What causes lower esophageal sphincter relaxation failure?

Good question: Your question is a bit confusing. If you me what causes the les not to relax, this would be a neuromuscular disease called achalasia or perhaps chagas disease. If you are asking what makes the les relax too much, leading to gerd, that would be spicy foods, caffeine, nicotine, chocolate, peppermint, alcohol, some medications, tomatoes and their sauces as well as others. ...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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Is balloon dilation of the lower esophageal sphincter painful?

Is balloon dilation of the lower esophageal sphincter painful?

Could be: Dilation is a controlled tear. Some patients do experience chest pain after a dilation. Severe pain is worrisome for too large a tear or perforation of the esopaghus. ...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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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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What are the Medical/Scientific ways of treating structural aberrancy of lower esophageal sphincter which causes GERD?

What are the Medical/Scientific ways of treating structural aberrancy of lower esophageal sphincter which causes GERD?

Medically-Lifestyle: & dietary changes & various Acid Blockers. There is a surgical approach that involves reducing any Hiatal herniation and surgically creating a functional valve to replace the leaky esophageal sphincter. ...Read more

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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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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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Is the internal sphincter hypertonicity the more common problem (than the external u s) in bladder sphincter dissynergy ? Ie urinary hesitation ?

Is the internal sphincter hypertonicity the more common problem (than the external  u s) in bladder sphincter dissynergy ?  Ie urinary hesitation ?

Inner sphincter: The term 'overactive bladder' is used to describe dis synergy of the bladder muscle -not contracting in coordinated fashion; this leads to loss of regularity and coordinated, controlled urination. The inner sphincter is controlled by the autonomic nervous system and is involuntary. The outer sphincter is part of the voluntary nervous system, and we can control it (the basis of kegel exercises). ...Read more

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Can bulges at l3-l5 weaken sphincter muscle and cause some degree of bowel incontinence?

Can bulges at l3-l5 weaken sphincter muscle and cause some degree of bowel incontinence?

Bulges and bowels: Not likely. Bulges are not likely to cause many symptoms. In fact, using study data, bulges are actually more normal than not. So bulges do not imply any symptoms. You would need severe pressure on the nerves with obvious spinal stenosis (which could be aggravated by bulges if you had congenital abnormalities). So relax. May be a fissure, or other bowel issue that a GI doc would solve. ...Read more

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What foods weaken the lower esophageal sphincter?

Many: Nicotene, alcohol, chocolate, caffeine, mints, tomato based products, very spicy foods. ...Read more

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Gall bladder and removal of stone at the junction of cystic duct and cbd via open surgery. Stone of 15mm in bile duct and bile leak after 10months?

Gall bladder and removal of stone at the junction of cystic duct and cbd via open surgery. Stone of 15mm in bile duct and bile leak after 10months?

Need ERCP: You may have retained stones inside bile ducts most likely in the common duct , ERCP and and retrieval possible in most of the time , see a GI specialist ...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 inhibits gastric contractions: secretion, somatostatin or distention of duodenal stretch receptors?

What inhibits gastric contractions: secretion, somatostatin or distention of duodenal stretch receptors?

Why are you asking?: Its either because you're in school for something in which case you should have the resources to answer your question OR it's because you're doing way too much research/thinking about a situation that you don't really understand. You can't teach yourself to become a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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Are urethral stents a good way of controlling the urinary symptoms of bph?

Are urethral stents a good way of controlling the urinary symptoms of bph?

No: I would not recommend a urethral stent unless you have other medical problems that would be contraindications to traditional prostate enlaregement surgery. ...Read more

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