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They are different!: Post-polio symptoms emanate from neural changes in the spine, while Dopamine depletion in the substantia nigra is the cause for parkinson's. Stumbling and awkward motion can be common to both, but in the end they are distinctly different. ...Read more
Wide variety: Ibd is a spectrum of diseases that includes crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis and indeterminate colitis. These disease may vary in their distribution and associated symptoms. Because it represents inflammation of the GI tract - and pain, diarrhea, bleeding and wt loss is common. It can also have extra intestinal manifestations - skin, eyes, joints, liver. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dumping syndrome: If they have had surgery, yes.Get a more detailed answer ›
Signs and symptoms of mild ulcerative colitis? I know bloody, mucus stools and abdominal pain are symptoms.Are these symptoms present in mild disease?
Hyperglycemia: Symptoms of hyperglycemia can include feeling tired, thirstiness, increased urination, blurry vision or headache. Symptoms with ketoacidosis can include: weakness, confusion, dry mouth, nausea, vomiting, difficulty breathing, breath which smells like fruit & abdominal pain. ...Read more
Pain: Initial stage will have pain around belly button, then pain moves to right lower part of abdomen, will lose appetite, may have nausea and vomiting some low grade temperature, hope by this time will seek the help of a physician before the dangerous complications sets in. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Different etiologies: Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis are inflammatory bowel disorders, which affects different parts of the intestinal tracts, depending on the condition. However, irritable bowel syndrome is a diagnosis of exclusion, based on the rome ii criteria. Diagnosis of irritable bowel disorder requires exclusion of organic, infectious and inflammatory bowel disorders. ...Read more
Yes: Remember , IBS is a syndrome that is characterized by symptoms, although there are some anatomical changes in these patients colons that have been identified. There is not a causative relationship between these two disorders. A person with undiagnosed chron's may have symptoms identical to ibs. Likewise, a person with IBS could also develop chron's. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A tough question: And what symptoms might they be?Get a more detailed answer ›
Lifestyle/meds: Some simple lifestyle modifications can help with gastroparesis. These including eating smaller, more frequent meals that are easier to digest. If this does not work, medications like Erythromycin have been shown to be most effective in improving motility, of course, fixing the underlying cause is best. If you are diabetic, best management of the diabetes with a target a1c of 6 is ideal. ...Read more
28f Dx: idiopathic gastroparesis/pancreatitis. Lab 4 IBD is + but colonscpy inconclusive. Possible 2 have all 3 GI diseases? Nausea/abd pain etc
Complex problem: I suppose anything is possible, making this a clearly complex problem. Gastroparesis alone is a relatively poorly understood disease with a variety of diet and medications available for symptom relief. Some meds are difficult, or impossible to purchase in the US. Gastric stimilator implantation is another option for symptom relief. Be sure you have a GI doc following you. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Does carcinoid syndrome/ carcinoid tumors always present with frequent diarrhea and constipation?
It's Possible: Crohn's disease may affect any part of the intestinal tract (mouth-to-anus) whereas diverticulitis usually affects the sigmoid colon. However, both cause inflammation that may be difficult to differentiate by ct scan alone. Colonoscopy and pathology evaluation should aid in the differentiation, as well as one's personal history. ...Read more
Do rheumatologists commonly see undiff connective tissue disease patients with lots of ctd symptoms but normal labs (other than high ana)?
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