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Dr. Charles Cattano
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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (Definition)

A long-term disorder of gastrointestinal functioning. It results in abdominal discomfort, pain, bloating, stomach ...Read more


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How accurate are stool tests? Had one for celiac. Neg

How accurate are stool tests? Had one for celiac. Neg

Stool test: The gold standard of a celiac diagnosis is an esophageal biopsy. Stool tests are not very reliable. ...Read more

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What are tests for ulcerative colitis?

What are tests for ulcerative colitis?

Ulcerative colitis: Ulcerative colitis can be relatively easy to diagnose because it normally affects only the colon and rectum and usually causes an obvious change in daily bowel habits, such as frequent stools containing blood or mucus. Your doctor will conduct a medical history and physical exam before doing other tests. ...Read more

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What tests are done to check for celiac? Stool test. Blood test? Specific test?

What tests are done to check for celiac? Stool test. Blood test? Specific test?

Several available: You can go through a two stage screening process.Celiac disease is an exaggerated form of gluten intolerance and may be suspected based on blood tests: elevated ttg-iga, if IgA deficient - ttg-igg.If the blood tests are suggestive an intestinal biopsy to study the cell changes is confirmatory. ...Read more

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Gliadin ab is how accurate for testing for celiac disease?

Gliadin ab is how accurate for testing for celiac disease?

Better tests exist: The tissue transglutaminase IgA antibody is more specific and sensative than the anti-gliadin or anti-endomesial antibody. ...Read more

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Biopsy confirmed inflammation on cecum and ileum but Prometheus panel neg for crohns and UC. Stool neg for infec. Only take synthroid (thyroxine). Cause?

Biopsy confirmed inflammation on cecum and ileum but Prometheus panel neg for crohns and UC. Stool neg for infec. Only take synthroid (thyroxine). Cause?

Crohn's: Crohn's is still not off the list, a Prometheus is not a definitive , be all end all test. Rarely does the biopsy come back saying this is absolutely Crohn's. You need to input of a good GI doc.There are other test such as a fecal calprotectin . ...Read more

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How accurate are blood tests for appendicitis?

How accurate are blood tests for appendicitis?

Not diagnositic: Blood test do not diagnose appendicitis, elevated blood cell counts in a person with right lower quadrant pain support the diagnosis. Imaging studies are more reliable than blood tests. ...Read more

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What are best tests for inflammatory bowel disease?

What are best tests for inflammatory bowel disease?

See your doctor: A physical examination by your doctor is a place to start. Sometimes an x-ray such as small bowel series, and referral to a gastroenerologist for endoscopy and/or colonoscopy with biopsies may be indicated. ...Read more

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Yes stool tested for usual bugs.No inflammation showed in the blood tests. no crohns, IBS, celiac etc. ?

Yes stool tested for usual bugs.No inflammation showed in the blood tests. no crohns, IBS, celiac etc. ?

Not sure: how you test for Crohn's, IBS from stools or blood tests. Crohn's is a biopsy pathological diagnosis. IBS is clinical. Celiac disease is the only one you can check a Tissue Transglutaminase Antibodies (tTG-IgA) titer for. What were your symptoms that prompted this work up? And part of the workup should always involve endoscopy. ...Read more

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Lower abdominal discomfort, ultra/ct scans, bloodwork, esr, pst, colonoscopy, celiac hla typing, celiac panel all normal. Can it be ativan (lorazepam) withdrawal?

Lower abdominal discomfort, ultra/ct scans, bloodwork, esr, pst, colonoscopy, celiac hla typing, celiac panel all normal. Can it be ativan (lorazepam) withdrawal?

It is nonspecific sy: Your symptoms are not anything serious to justify anymore testing, as you already have done a lot. I would hold off any further interventions and eat and live normally. Begin to exercise daily would help to get your mind of this vague symptom of abdominal discomfort. ...Read more

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Is a stool test for h. Pylori more accurate than other tests?

Is a stool test for h. Pylori more accurate than other tests?

Better than blood: H. Pylori is a bacteria that live sin the stomach and is associated w ulcers. The breath test and stool test are very reliable in showing the current presence of disease and if treatment for the disease worked. Blood test show mostly old infections and are not as accurate as the above 2. The most accurate test is a biopsy of the stomach lining with a safe but invasive test called an endoscopy. ...Read more

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Can blood tests check for celiac disease?

Can blood tests check for celiac disease?

Yes: Blood tests can be done as well as if an egd is done, a biopsy can be done that is more specific to test for celiac. ...Read more

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What screening test(s) does a gastroenterologist us to determine the diagnosis for colitis and Crohn's disease?

What screening test(s) does a gastroenterologist us to determine the diagnosis for colitis and Crohn's disease?

The first step: is a complete history, physical examination and basic lab tests (Blood Count, Chemistries) There is no BLOOD SCREENING test for these disease. A stool examination may be helpful( testing for occult blood) Routine genetic testing (HLA chromosomes etc) is NOT recomended. The next step for most Gastroenterologists is ENDOSCOPY (Lower and Upper) which can be done in ONE session (painless nowadays) Z ...Read more

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Are RNA tests accurate for testing for HIV?

Are RNA tests accurate for testing for HIV?

Yes, but...: The HIV RNA tests are checking for the presence of certain parts of HIV. When positive, it can give us an idea of how much HIV is present. Most of the time, when positive, it highly suggests HIV infection. However, in rare instances, there can be false positive tests, which mean that a positive test may represent something else, not HIV. Thus, the best test for HIV is a standard HIV antibody test. ...Read more

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What tests are needed for diagnosing cushings disease?

What tests are needed for diagnosing cushings disease?

Complicated: Cushings syndrome is diagnosed by first having a clinical suspicion followed by careful testing: late night salivary cortisol, urinary cortisol or a Dexamethasone suppression test. Tests must be clearly and reproducibly abnormal. Further identification of the cause of the syndrome needs to be tailored to your particular situation. ...Read more

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What are tests for diagnosis for cerebrovascular disease?

What are tests for diagnosis for cerebrovascular disease?

Cerebrovascular: Mra's, carotid dopplers, and carotid computed tomographic angiograms provide the structural backdrop for assessing the cerbrovasculature. ...Read more

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Any noninvasive tests for endometriosis?

Any noninvasive tests for endometriosis?

CA-125: That is a blood test. If it is normal it is not helpful. In appropriate women, if it is elevated it may suggest endometriosis. An ultrasound may also suggest an endometrioma (endometriosis cyst on the ovary). But a true diagnosis requires surgery. ...Read more

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