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Upper Gi With Kub
Yes sometimes needed: it can be done at the same time (different scopes!). by performing both, you get anesthesia only once but get two procedures done, minimizing risks of future anesthesias. This is only done if both are medically needed (regardless of physician reimbursement), no need to do them always together. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
KUB stands for kidney, ureter, and bladder. It is plain radiograph originally looking for calcifications or stones in kidneys , ureters, and bladder. It is also useful for detecting some bowel abnormalities such as bowel obstruction,free air in abdomen, enlargement of spleen , ...Read more
Pain upper RT abdomen under rib, Nml labs, nml abdom U/S, nml upper GI endoscopy. Will sched HIDA.. Is colonoscopy warranted? Can constipation cause?
Sometimes but not: Often. Egd examines esophagus, stomach, duodenum (technically small intestine, but only the very first part), and sometimes the first portion of jejunum, which is the true small intestine. The small intestine is about 30 feet long. Then there is the large intestine, or colon, for which you need colonoscopy. The middle 29+ feet is not accessble via endocsopy. ...Read more
Pain upper center abdomen and and upper right. Abdominal u/s nml. endoscopy shows gerd CBC cmp nml. What could this be? Hx constipation, should worry?
Biliary dyskinesia?: This could be a unction all problem with he gallbladder, especially if the pain is related to meals. Ask your doctor if a CCK-HIDA scan is appropriate. If this is done, pay particular attention as to whether or not the medication (CCK) reproduces the pain. This is a nuclear medicine scan. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Upper right quadrant pain, bloody grainy stool, vomiting coffee grounds. Normal CBC, cmp, lipase/amylase, and CT with contrast. ?
Polyps, HiatalHernia: erythema, erosions, ulcers, bleeding, scaring, strictures, some common bile duct, cystic duct, gall bladder & pancreatic duct problems, varicose veins of stomach & esophagus & a number of other anatomic variations/abnormalities. In some cases, treat (either partially or a bit longer term) some of the issues seen during the procedure. ...Read more
Upper right abdominal tenderrnes docs say unsure y gall.Removed in june pain present before. Colonoscopy upper GI CT small bowel fine. Tests needed?
R up. quad. tender.: Ercp, or a barium swallow. The first is similar to an endoscopy, but goes all the way to the ducts where your gallbladder once was, done under sedation..Information this would give you would be: is the motility of the ducts ok, as sometimes stents are required to keep the ducts open.A barium swallow , can be done as outpatient as well, and can give you insight about the anatomy of your GI track. ...Read more
Some areas.: Upper endoscopy can look at the esophagus, stomach, and at least the 1st portion of the duodenum; also the opening where the bile exits. It cannot look at and therefore cannot diagnose problems in the remainder of the duodenum, the ileum or the jejunum. However, capsule endoscopy can look at these other areas. ...Read more
Pain in lower right stomach2cat scans with contrast urine blood and fecal calprotectin tests normal gastronolgist said IBS is endoscopy not required?
Pain by itself is : Not an indication for an endoscopy. If you have assoc GI symp such as vomiting, diarrhea, blood per rectum or in vomit, or any sb or large bowel abnormality on imaging studies then you will need an endoscopy. If your symp are not going away then talk to your GI doc as he/she may consider doing an upper or lower endoscopy depending on physical exam. ...Read more
Could a Hida scan and Ct scan miss something wrong with the gallbladder? Upper right quadrant pain. Normal lab values for liver kidneys and pancreas?
Unlikely: While no test is perfect; a normal HIDA essentially shows that the gallbladder is functioning well. There are " quantitative" HIDA scans that are more sensitive than a regular scan. It is more likely that your pain is not from the gallbladder ( often difficult to exactly pin down, but you are unlikely to get improvement having the gallbladder removed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had upper endo w/bravo Tues. Having discomfort swallowing and occasional pulling in chest area. Normal? No cardiac issues. Just GI. Gerd, gastritis
Endo /BRAVO: There can be discomfort for a few days after BRAVO insertion . Discuss with your GI ...Read more
Upper right quad abdominal pain and swelling, & gb attack symptoms. Gb out in june, CT scan bloodwork and upper GI normal. I am so uncomfortable.
SOD: You might have a condition called sphincter of oddi dysfunction sometimes seen after gb surgery. The muscle at the end of the bile duct does not relax and can cause similar pain as a gallbladder attack. The way to diagnose include liver function test at the time of the acute pain or measuring the muscle pressure called manometry. See a GI doc if symptoms persist. ...Read more
Would a regular abdominal/pelvis CT scan with contrast and barium suspension reveal moderate to severe ulcerative colitis / Crohn's?
Can GERD, esophogitis and Gilbert's syndrome cause upper right quadrant pain? Hida scan normal lab for liver and pancreas normal?
Yes: The Gilbert's syndrome is an essentially normal variant for some people and does not cause pain. However, if you have GERD and know esophagitis, you can experience this as right upper quadrant pain. Often those findings are associated with dysbiosis and this abnormal bowel kinesis causes the pain. ...Read more
Gallbladder US normal-no stones, sludge, ducts clear. Tested + for h pylori though-can that cause upper R quad pain under ribs? Gastritis??
Treat the H.pylori: If Helicobacter pylori has been documented in association with ulcer pain, then treatment of it is requisite.Not treating this bacteria places you at risk for ulcer non-healing, ulcer recurrence, & even stomach cancer.There are a number of antibiotic combinations that work quite effectively in eradicating the infection. After completion of antibiotics, check stool to document clearance of the bug. ...Read more