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What Are The Common Symptoms Of Sphincter Of Oddi Dysfunction
Colic: The most common symptoms for sphincter of oddi dysfunction is biliary colic - usually episodes of right upper belly pain which come and go. This condition is almost always diagnosed after the gallbladder has been removed. You will need to see a gastroenterologist who specializes in this area for a true diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not directly . . .: Check out http://my.Clevelandclinic.Org/disorders/gastrointestinal_tract_disorders/hic-sphincter-of-oddi-dysfunction.Aspx. You're more likely to complain of "abdominal pain is the most common symptom; less common symptoms include nausea, vomiting, fever, chills, and diarrhea". I suppose you could be fatigued if you're not absorbing nutrition or eating right. Best to go see your doctor about fatigu. ...Read more
Possibly: Sphincter of oddi dysfunction is a difficult to diagnose condition usually made by a gastroenterologist. Generally it is caused by spasms or stenosis of your gallbladder sphincter and may be treated with antispasomodic medications. Sometimes a diet low in fat/cholesterol helps. Minimally invasive surgery sometimes cures this condition. Speak with your doctor. ...Read more
Biliary dyskinesia: Sphincter of Oddi dysfunction, or biliary dyskinesia, is defined by bile duct manometry showing sphincter spasm, increased phasic contraction frequency (tachyoddia), paradoxical contraction response to cck, & abnormal propagation of phasic waves. Response to sphincterotomy is predicted by associated abnormalities in serum liver functions as well as manometry findings.Pain alone may not so respond. ...Read more
SOD: ...Is a potential cause of chronic abdominal pain and pancreatitis. It can be tricky to diagnose and difficult to treat. If you have been told you have SOD and are having chronic symptoms, consider a second opinion at a regional center that specializes in this field. Indiana university in Indianapolis or the mayo clinic may be reasonable choices in your area. Good luck. ...Read more
I have sphincter of oddi dysfunction but have developed left sided pain under my ribs causing discomfort. Could you give an opinion.
Sphincter of Oddi: Dysfunction is a controversial entity and physicians debate whether it's actually a cause of abdominal pain, as after treatment, less than 50% of patients improve. Left sided pain may be due to stomach ulcers, or may be related to your generalized pain as part of functional dyspepsia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pancreatitis recurs every few months with 1 day of extreme pain. What's the cause? I've been diagnosed with sphincter of oddi dysfunction in the past.
See answer: If you're truly having pancreatitis (with elevated lipase levels and/or imaging showing objective evidence of pancreatitis), you should see a GI doctor to evaluate for potential autoimmune or hereditary pancreatitis. If you were told of SOD, it sounds like you probably already had your gallbladder out. Alcohol is another common cause of pancreatitis. Rarely medicines or high triglycerides .. ...Read more
Chances of having sphincter of oddi dysfunction if I had my gb out 3d ago&have moderate to severe attacks under right rib, blood&scans normal?
Too Early to Tell: It is normal and expected to have pain 3 days after gallbladder surgery. If the pain is out of the ordinary, it is critical to follow-up with your surgeon since our first concern is to look for a post-op complication. Assuming all studies are normal, if the pain persists for weeks after gallbladder surgery, your gastroenterologist will help decide if an ERCP is indicated to look for this rare dx. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I phase 2 sphincter of Oddi Dysfunction, never had elevated liver enzymes. To have or not to have the ercp to cut sphincter. ?
Need MoreInformation: As the individual which our creator & your parents has put in charge of your body, I would strongly suggest studying the issues yourself, including studying & working to accurately understand all test data & images taken our your body anatony. Suggest study: http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/gastroenterology_hepatology/_pdfs/pancreas_biliary_tract/sphincter_of_oddi_dysfunction.pdf, etc. for starters. ...Read more
I have been diagnosed with Sphincter of oddi dysfunction which is painful in the abdomen area, what alternatives do I have to treat my back pain besides chiropractic which hurts it?
SOD: The answer really depends on details--mostly your labs and the size of your bile duct. Especially if you have Type I or II SOD, a gastroenterologist with special training in this area will likely be able to help. There is no proven role for chiropractic care for treatment of SOD. You should talk to your GI doc in more detail, and consider a 2nd opinion at a center specializing in SOD. Good luck. ...Read more
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