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Stomach Problems After Appendectomy
Get help for pain: There are lots of reasons for abdominal discomfort, and not all of them are due to the GI tract. Even "functional" syndromes may be present without underlying "disease." if pain with meals consider peptic (acid), biliary, or pancreatic disease. Bleeding or tenderness suggests inflammation, ischemia, or infection. There is no substitute for a good medical evaluation--please seek yours. ...Read more
An appendectomy is surgery to remove the appendix. The appendix is a small, finger-shaped organ extending from the first part of the large intestine. It is removed when it becomes inflamed or infected. A perforated appendix can leak and infect the entire abdominal area, which can be life-threatening. An appendectomy is done under general anesthesia, which means you are asleep and do not feel any pain during the surgery. The surgeon makes a small cut in the lower right side of your belly area ...Read more
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Please see these articles (and its related articles) for a good summary, pictures, and videos on how and why ultrasounds are performed:
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Structure: The ultrasound will be able to determine if there are any structural abnormalities in your stomach. ...Read more
Start with testing: Simple blood tests can confirm or exclude gluten sensitivity. If the findings are negative, you can stop there and explore other possibilities. If positive, there is much variability in the problem and further tests may be needed to help management. Since other important disorders can be found in gluten sensitive patients, self diagnosis by avoiding gluten should not be considered safe. ...Read more
SORBITOL SIDE EFFECT: Yes it may be, sorbitol is notorious for causing frequent bowel moments and IBS like symptoms. If symptoms resolve after stopping that is a good thing. You should still followup with your doctor and get baseline colonoscopy. If you have symptoms above your navel an endoscopy may be warranted, especially if symptoms persist off sorbitol. ...Read more
Hi would you be able to help me out? I have stomach problems with belching and slight pains in my lower back.
Intestine or Gall Bl: This could be an intestinal or gallbladder. You need to see your physician and get this clarified ...Read more
Two nights ago I had a lot of food to eat. I've had stomach problems for a while and I am an emetophobe. The doctors told me it was my anxiety. But I?
Management: Being an emetophobe = anxiety around types of eating. So, in a sense, they are right. It's odd that you know this about yourself and yet you ate a lot. That may be a thing to avoid. Moderation is always good and for you, really good! I hope you've had a good GI eval and ruled out physical problems. If not, do. Consider CBT esp w/ an eating disorder expert to manage eating anxiety issues. Best! ...Read more
I have had stomach problems my whole life. This last November I had my gallbladder taken out as it wasn't working at all and that was thought to be the reason of my pain all these years. From January to late June I was pain free, but not anymore.
Lifelong: With lifelong digestive problems, I always suspect intolerance of substances like gluten or lactose. Irritable bowel syndrome is also a possibility. I assume that you have been evaluated by a gastroenterologist for true gluten sensitivity, but despite negative testing some patients like you improve on a gluten free diet. Other things to try is avoiding lactose or following a FODMOP avoidance diet ...Read more
Depends : Indigestion for example is reduced by avoiding caffeine, acidic foods like citrus, tomato sauce, carbonated drinks and alcohol/tobacco. Sitting up for 2 hours after eating can help. Gallbladder disease is lessened sometimes by avoiding fatty foods. Eating smaller meals than fewer big meals can help some disorders. The lactose intolerant avoid milk. Depends on your problem. ...Read more
What should I expect from my first Gastroenterology appointment? I have had some pretty severe stomach problems that are getting worse.
Gi referral: Most likely good history. Exam and lab work to start with. Then based on this perhaps scoping ...Read more
I have been having stomach problems lately. I feel bloated and my stomach feel right and sometimes it feels like a knot. What can this be?
Get a check up: It may be just indigesion or hyperacidity. But if it is a new symptom then you need to get an examnination either by your internist or a gastroenterologist. A simple blood test may be in order or the doctor may require an endosciopy to make sure there is no disease affecting your stomach. ...Read more
My boyfriend frequently gets stomach upsets and stomach problems & was told to check on his gallbladder;could this be the cause of his stomach issues?
Medical eval needed: Many things can cause stomach issues, and I suppose gall bladder is only one. Referral to a gastroenterologist or internal medicine doctor would seem to be needed to beging a systematic approach to diagnosis rather than a shot in the dark. This is likely to help — best of luck! ...Read more
I am eating 10 pellets of "wriggleys extra mint" chewing gum every day. Could that be causing my stomach problems?
My girlfriend (20y) got stomach problems amd quick after that diaree, after eating fat or spicey food. What could be the problem?
Possible gallbladder: She could have gall stones. She should see her doctor for examination. An ultrasound of the gallbladder is usually diagnostic. ...Read more
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