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What are recommended tests that can determine the cause of a peptic ulcer?

What are recommended tests that can determine the cause of a peptic ulcer?

Endoscopy: With biopsies is the gold standard for diagnosing peptic ulcers -and looking for causes like helicobacter although helicobacter can be diagnosed with a blood test as well. ...Read more

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Ulceration (Definition)

Exact synonym so far as this pathologist is concerned. An ulcer is a lesion on a body surface (outer or inner) in which the epithelium and at least some of the underlying connective tissue has been lost specifically to necrosis (cell death) rather than just mechanical or chemical injury. All ulcer craters ...Read more


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What are the symptoms of a stomach ulcer and what can be taken to cure it?

What are the symptoms of a stomach ulcer and what can be taken to cure it?

Not always painful: Not always painful.Ulcers may not hurt if they are due to ongoing use of nsaid's that patients take for their "pain killer" property. Sometimes ulcers in the elderly are without any warning symptoms until they bleed, obstruct, perforate. If you think you have an ulcer, seek medical evaluation but also consider starting at least an over-the-counter acid blocker like Prilosec otc, Prevacid (lansoprazole) 24hr. ...Read more

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What are the causes of gallstones and what can be done for it?

What are the causes of gallstones  and what can be done for it?

Imbalance: Chemical imbalance inside the gallbladder with crystals that form from either bile salts or cholesterol, these grow into gallstones. More common in females and can also be hereditary in some native populations. Some theories of hormonal changes, gallbladder wall dysfunction, cholesterol imbalance, etc, etc. Avoid fatty or greasy foods that may cause pain. Best treatment is gallbladder surgery. ...Read more

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What are the major symptoms of stomach cancer and what are the blood tests required for diagnosis?

What are the major symptoms of stomach cancer and what are the blood tests required for diagnosis?

No good blood tests: Stomach cancer can be quite advanced before it causes any symptoms. The main symptoms would be vomiting, feeling full with less amount of food eaten, anemia from the blood loss and fatigue. The best test to diagnose it is an upper endoscopy. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a hiatus hernia and what can be done for it?

What are the symptoms of a hiatus hernia and what can be done for it?

Many: Typically, only large hiatal hernias cause symptoms such as difficulty swallowing, chest pain, feeling full quickly, and fatigue due to anemia from ulcers. Diagnosis can be made with an upper GI contrast study. Treatment is surgical repair, best done by a general or thoracic surgeon with experience in laparoscopic repair. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can a doctor via colonoscopy see the level of inflammation in the intestines? Does it require a biopsy? Are there any blood tests that can determine?

Can a doctor via colonoscopy see the level of inflammation in the intestines? Does it require a biopsy? Are there any blood tests that can determine?

Not really: Colonoscopy can reveal masses and polyps (larger issues). If you are looking at tissue lining inflammation, or 'leaky gut' syndrome, there are several labs that have kits to test for this either by blood or by stool analysis. If it's to determine Chron's or Ulcerative colitis, there are other blood, GI tests, endoscopic imaging, ultrasound, (blue) dye during colonoscopy looking for inflammation. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of colic and what can be done for it?

What are the symptoms of colic and what can be done for it?

Dr. Morris Wessel: An infant with colic as "one who, otherwise healthy and well-fed, had paroxysms of irritability, fussing, or crying lasting for a total of three hours a day and occurring on more than three days in any one week for a period of three weeks. Do not overfeed avoid juices the baby try walking the baby some babies seem to be soothed by rhythmic, steady movements, like rocking gently or by sounds.Tlc. ...Read more

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What are the causes of hypoglycemia and what can be done for it?

What are the causes of hypoglycemia and what can be done for it?

Eat: Hypoglycemia is low blood sugar. To deal with the immediate situation simply eating will help. If you are diabetic and on medication it may require a dosage adjustment of your meds. If not diabetic and it persists, please talk to your health care provider to be evaluated. ...Read more

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What are common and uncommon signs & symptoms of lymphoma and what can be done to detect it and prevent it and what is the treatment for it.

What are common and uncommon signs & symptoms of lymphoma and what can be done to detect it and prevent it and what is the treatment for it.

See below: The most common presenting complaint in people with lymphoma is painless adenopathy, or a persistently swollen lymph node. Other complaints can be fever, night sweats, or weight loss. Detection is either through a swollen node or imaging showing enlarged nodes. Diagnosis is made by biopsy. There's no prevention. Treatment will involve chemotherapy and may or may not include radiation therapy. ...Read more

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What are some of the symptoms of brain tuberculosis? What tests are used to confirm it?

What are some of the symptoms of brain tuberculosis? What tests are used to confirm it?

May be severe: If a solitary tuberculoma, might act like a local tumor and compress local tissue, and cause stroke like weakness and imbalance. But the big issue is if the lesion ruptures and causes TBC meningitis which causes fever, stiff neck, coma, dilated pupils and high mortality. MRI and lumbar puncture seem best tools to diagnose. ...Read more

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What could be the symptoms of an ulcer in women?

Stomach ulcer: You can experience pain with eating and start to develop black, tarry stools. ...Read more

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Could you please tell on the most frequent causes of the candida overgrowth? Can candida be the underlying cause of fatty liver, prostatitis and bph?

Could you please tell on the most frequent causes of the candida overgrowth? Can candida be the underlying cause of fatty liver, prostatitis and bph?

No: Please forgive my frankness one more time. Candida is not the cause of either illness. "candida overgrowth syndrome" has acquired no legitimacy during the 35 years of claims. You have some real health issues and you are doing yourself a disservice by focusing on "pop" internet disinformation websites. You need a real relationship with a real, evidence-based physician who you can trust. ...Read more

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Can you know any type of infection and enlargement of prostate by blood tests ? If yes . What is that test called ?

Can you know any type of infection and enlargement of prostate by blood tests ? If yes . What is that test called ?

Find a good doctor f: First you need to find a good doctor. It is on the basis of your history(symptoms and the likely/suspected ) diagnosis that we would order the relevant test. Go see your pcp or a urologist. Either one of them can help sort out what to do for you. ...Read more

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What can cause a cancer in the jaw , and what are the symptoms?

What can cause a cancer in the jaw , and what are the symptoms?

Various: The symptom would be a mass on the jaw. Cancerous mass on the jaw can be caused by a growth on the jaw bone itself -i.e. Bone cancer; or can be caused by a growth of the lymphatic gland around the jaw area- and this can be a manifestation of lymphoma or cancer spreading from a cancer that is originated on the head and neck area. However, infection/inflammation can also cause swelling on the jaw. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Ulcer (Definition)

An ulcer is a discontinuity or a break in a body membrane that impedes the normal functioning of the organ of which that membrane is a part. Ulcers are further classified by their location. Ulcers are usually caused by infections, excessive acid production, stress, ...Read more


Dr. Sidney Vinson
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Peptic Ulcer (Definition)

A condition in which there is corrosion of the surface of the stomach and/or first part of the small intestine. Symptoms include upper abdominal pain, nausea, ...Read more