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Are Parkinson's symptoms & post-polio syndrome symptoms similar?

Are Parkinson's symptoms & post-polio syndrome symptoms similar?

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

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Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Definition)

Ongoing inflammation of all or part ...Read more


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What symptoms are experienced by ibd patients?

What symptoms are experienced by ibd patients?

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 more

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Can IBS mimic gastroparesis symptoms?

Can IBS mimic gastroparesis symptoms?

Not really: Ibd by definition is abd pain with altered bowel habits. That being said many patients with ibs have nausea and vomiting that can mimic gastroparesis. ...Read more

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Ibd-crohn's and uc-how early are symptoms diagnosed?

Several steps.: Disease is diagnosed by compatible history ( abdominal pain, diarrhea, mucous, blood in stools, presence of extraintestinal sx) followed by exam to exclude other potential causes then endoscopy to evaluate the lining of the gut and obtain biopsy. ...Read more

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Can somebody's colon cancer mimic irritable bowel syndrome symptoms?

Can somebody's colon cancer mimic irritable bowel syndrome symptoms?

Sometimes yes: Consult your doctor about your risks of cancer. Only way to know for sure is to get colonoscopy. ...Read more

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Signs and symptoms of mild ulcerative colitis? I know bloody, mucus stools and abdominal pain are symptoms.Are these symptoms present in mild disease?

Signs and symptoms of mild ulcerative colitis? I know bloody, mucus stools and abdominal pain are symptoms.Are these symptoms present in mild disease?

They can be, but...: ...unless you get tested & appropriately treated there's no diagnosis. At this point, while ulcerative colitis is in the differential, there are many other possibilities to consider that present with the symptoms you describe. Please see your doctor now. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis?

What are symptoms of Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis?

See below : Ibd usually presents with lots of diarrhea (mucousy, bloody or just loose). Some have bad pain, cramping, nausea, wt loss etc. ...Read more

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Signs or symptoms of hyperglycemic patients?

Signs or symptoms of hyperglycemic patients?

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

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Symptoms for appenicitis?

Symptoms for appenicitis?

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 more

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Are chrons dissease and IBS similar in symptoms? How are they different?

Are chrons dissease and IBS similar in symptoms?  How are they different?

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

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Can irritable bowel syndrome be associated with Crohn's disease

Can irritable bowel syndrome be associated with Crohn's disease

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 more

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How are gastroparesis symptoms managed?

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

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Can all symptoms of colon cancer mimic ibs? What would be some differentiating symptoms?

Can all symptoms of colon cancer mimic ibs? What would be some differentiating symptoms?

Yes: Early colon cancer symptoms can mimici ibs. However unlike ibs, colon cancer can progress to more bleeding, and more localized pain, and can obstruction if continue unchecked. ...Read more

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28f Dx: idiopathic gastroparesis/pancreatitis. Lab 4 IBD is + but colonscpy inconclusive. Possible 2 have all 3 GI diseases? Nausea/abd pain etc

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

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Does carcinoid syndrome/ carcinoid tumors always present with frequent diarrhea and constipation?

Does carcinoid syndrome/ carcinoid tumors always present with frequent diarrhea and constipation?

No: Sometimes the only symptom is flushing with exercise or sudden increases in blood pressure. Depends on the location of the tumor, how much serotonin it secretes and whether there is any spread into the liver. Constipation is actually unusual. ...Read more

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Can chrons disease be confused with diverticular disease ?

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