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Doctor insights on: What Are White Spots In Your Small Intestine And Duodenal

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Intestine (Definition)

The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more


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My CT scan showed distention of the duodenum and possible thickening of the small intestine. What does that mean?

My CT scan showed distention of the duodenum and possible thickening of the small intestine. What does that mean?

Maybe nothing: Why did you have the scan done? A stomach flu might give you those symptoms. If having a lot of pain or other issues you could see a surgeon or GI MD to scope you and they can pass a camera into your duodenum to check ...Read more

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Had a endoscopy and white spots where found on my duodenum what could these be? They took biopsies but because I was sedated I don't remember what the

Had a endoscopy and white spots where found on my duodenum what could these be? They took biopsies but because I was sedated I don't remember what the

The way to find out: Is to ask about the findings on the procedure that the doctor performed and the biopsy results. No one expects you to remember what was said to you while you're sedated, so please don't hesitate to ask. You have the right to know! Dr. Anne ...Read more

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Does the intestine have to be pretruding through a weak spot in the abdomen wall for it to considered a hernia?

Does the intestine have to be pretruding through a weak spot in the abdomen wall for it to considered a hernia?

No: Any abdominal contents protruding through a hole in the abdominal wall are referred to as a hernia. This is usually fat or intestines, but can include the urinary bladder, liver, spleen and even the kidney on rare occasions. ...Read more

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How serious is it to have a small part of the bowel in the upper abdomen, protrude and be able to push in back into place?

How serious is it to have a small part of the bowel in the upper abdomen, protrude and be able to push in back into place?

Abdominal Hernia: It is serious enough that it should be fixed before a day arrives when it is strangled in the muscles of the abdomen. As long as it is not hurting this is, however, not an emergency. ...Read more

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I have red spots on my upper abdomen. They started between my breasts about 4 months ago and keep moving lower. They itch and itch. They aren't raised.

I have red spots on my upper abdomen. They started between my breasts about 4 months ago and keep moving lower. They itch and itch. They aren't raised.

Red spots: There are many possibilities. You should see your doctor, preferably a dermatologist for evaluation and treatment. It is not possible to diagnose them without seeing them. ...Read more

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After surgery 14mos ago to remove rt colon and sm part of intestine. I have severe pain on left side upper abdomen and swelling. With burning sensatio?

After surgery 14mos ago to remove rt colon and sm part of intestine. I have severe pain on left side upper abdomen and swelling. With burning sensatio?

See your doctor: As unfortunately the symptoms you describe could be related to so many different issues that can't be accurately determined without more information, the chance to examine you and possible testing. I would strongly encourage you to seek help in person when any symptoms is "severe". ...Read more

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Severe pain starting from upper abdomen just above diaphragm and running down to intestine, Mostly comes at night. Gallbladder removed recently.

Severe pain starting from upper abdomen just above diaphragm and running down to intestine, Mostly comes at night. Gallbladder removed recently.

Spasm: You might be experiencing spasm in the bowel a condition called irritable bowel syndrome same time GERD and ulcer has to be ruled out
need to avoid stress as much as possible. You need to regulate your bowels. You need to avoid late meals and snack specially chocolate, caffeine, mint, and spicy food
you can take anti acid before going to bed and sleep with your head elevated and avoid tight cloth ...Read more

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Ever since I got an intestinal virus, I have had frequent nausea and a minor pain that is hard to describe in my mid upper abdomen. What could it be?

Ever since I got an intestinal virus, I have had frequent nausea and a minor pain that is hard to describe in my mid upper abdomen. What could it be?

Takes time: It can take a couple of weeks to recover from a stomach infection. You might need to take a probiotic for awhile and an acid reducer, like zantac, (ranitidine) Axid or Prilosec to help things heal all the way. Usually a couple of weeks of these and you should be good as new. ...Read more

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I had my gallbladder removed 1yr ago last three days I've been having Lots of green and watery bowel movements lots of pain in the upper abdomen.?

I had my gallbladder removed 1yr ago last three days I've been having Lots of green and watery bowel movements lots of pain in the upper abdomen.?

Probably not related: If, after your gallbladder removal one year ago, your GI tract was functioning normally, then the current symptoms are more likely related to some type of gastroenteritis. Start with clear liquids and if tolerated, progress to soft, bland foods, such as toast, broth, apples, bananas, and rice. Avoid caffeine, fatty foods, and alcohol. If this persists for more than a few days, see your MD. ...Read more

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I have upper abdomen (center) discomfort and mild pain after bowel movement and last for 1 to 2 hours. However pain goes away with Tums (calcium carbonate).

I have upper abdomen (center) discomfort and mild pain after bowel movement and last for 1 to 2 hours. However pain goes away with Tums (calcium carbonate).

Many things can: Cause abdominal pain. Sometimes other symptoms can help point you in the right direction. Nausea, vomiting, bleeding while defecating, acute or subtle onset, relationship with food/bowel movement, location of pain if changing, pattern of pain, fever, all these symptoms will help with diagnosis. If pain goes away with Tums, (calcium carbonate) it is likely gastritis from acid or stomach ulcer. ...Read more

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I have bloating and upper abdomen discomfort that causes inner throat discomfort. My bowel movements are regular until a dau ago. What could this be?

I have bloating and upper abdomen discomfort that causes inner throat discomfort. My bowel movements are regular until a dau ago. What could this be?

Poor digestion: It could be a sign of reflux where the door that closes at the entrance to the stomach is lose. This would allow your stomach acid to get into the esophagus and that would cause bloating and inner throat to be uncomfortable. Betaine plus right before a meal can help this. I would recommend getting the ph level of the stomach done. ...Read more

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Having aching pain off and on in left upper abdomen, bowel movements are ok, no vomiting, no fever, no distention, x 5 days, should I be concerned?

Having aching pain off and on in left upper abdomen, bowel movements are ok, no vomiting, no fever, no distention, x 5 days, should I be concerned?

Not sure: Depends on severity of pain, associated symptoms, location, etc. Cannot make a diagnosis on the internet. If it persists it might be helpful to see a doctor and be examined. ...Read more

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What causes sharp upper abdomen pain? History of portal vein thrombosis and inflamed bowel.

What causes sharp upper abdomen pain? History of portal vein thrombosis and inflamed bowel.

Pain: For most people such a pain would be gas in the gut. Given your history, it would be prudent to see your doctor and be checked out if this isn't a brief one-time episode. ...Read more

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Bad bloating in upper abdomen &chest, frequent bowel movements, reflux, belching, pain in center of chest, cleared by cardiology, thoughts?

Bad bloating in upper abdomen &chest, frequent bowel movements, reflux, belching, pain in center of chest, cleared by cardiology, thoughts?

Sounds like gastriti: See your regular doc. You may need to be checked for H pilori infection. You may need a UGI or gastroscope. You probably need meds to block the acid effects and possibly specific antibiotics.
Watch for vomiting something that looks like coffee grounds or black stools. Get this checked out. ...Read more

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No bowel sounds in lower abdomen. Bowel sounds in upper abdomen transverse colon distended. Prescribed librax plus linzess is this a normal treatment?

No bowel sounds in lower abdomen. Bowel sounds in upper abdomen transverse colon distended. Prescribed librax plus linzess is this a normal treatment?

Depends: Hi JonT
Sorry to hear about you have been struggling with your health. It really depends on your diagnosis. What you described are clinical and exam findings. Diagnoses are made through consideration of all the data. We typically try to prioritize treatment of the underlying illness before symptom treatment with the thought that if we can fix the illness, the symptoms will go away. Hope this helps ...Read more

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I have small white spots on my pennies which medicine will be good for me?

I have small white spots on my pennies which medicine will be good for me?

Pearly penile papule: Consult your physician to rule out std. My guess is you are having pearly penile papules which are small dome-shaped to filiform skin-colored papules that typically are located on the sulcus or corona of the glans penis. Commonly, pearly penile papules are arranged circumferentially in one or several rows and often are assumed wrongly to be transmitted sexually or as genital warts. ...Read more

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I have noticed two small white spots on my testicle?

I have noticed two small white spots on my testicle?

Flat or bumps: This could be loss of pigment but if a bump it could be a molluscum contagiosum viral lesion. See your dermatologist for treatment and evaluation. ...Read more

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Small white spots on my tonsil. Am I starting to get tonsilitis?

Small white spots on my tonsil. Am I starting to get tonsilitis?

Depends on situation: If it is sudden, you probably need antibiotics. That is, if it is bacterial tonsillitis. If it is a cold, then they are not useful. If the tonsillitis is recurrent enough or chronic, tonsillectomy can save you many future illnesses.
The tonsils sometimes just have small pits that harbor bacteria like the plaque in your teeth. ...Read more

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Hi doctor, I have alot of white spots (small circles)in my vigaina, what are these and are they harmful?

Hi doctor, I have alot of white spots (small circles)in my vigaina, what are these and are they harmful?

Maybe...: White spots in the vagina should be evaluated--especially If they are part of the skin and do not go away or move when you wipe. In this case, it could be an infection or a skin condition that needs a biopsy. If the spots move when you wipe, they are probably related to a discharge such as yeast infection or bacterial vaginosis. Best wishes! ...Read more

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I discovered my dad has cancer of the small intestine. How should I live my life now?

I discovered my dad has cancer of the small intestine. How should I live my life now?

Normal life: It really depend what kind of small bowel cancer he had and what part of the small intestine
small bowel cancer is rare in the usa and not all of the are hereditary
you need to eat healthy and stay with a doctor who could follow you very closely and do not ignore any sign or symptoms like bleeding unexpected weight loss or change of appetite or bowel habit
find out more about your dad cancer. ...Read more

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I have small white spots on mybottom gum below teeth. Should I be concerned. I am 21?

I have small white spots on mybottom gum below teeth. Should I be concerned. I am 21?

Canker sores: Canker sore is the most common oral lesions. Individual ulcers typically last 1-2 weeks. The condition is idiopathic (the cause is not known) recurrent aphthous ulcers is usually self-limiting. ...Read more

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I need the name of doctor that will physcially remove tapeworms from the small intestine.

I need the name of doctor that will physcially remove tapeworms from the small intestine.

Praziquantel: Tapeworms are not removed physically. They are removed chemically. Praziquantel or niclosamide are available agents. ...Read more

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What causes hemorrhoids in the last part of the small intestine? I got a colonoscopy already

Hemorrhoids do not: Exist in the small bowel. They are only present at the anus, both internal and external. If something was found in the terminal ileum as you describe they are not hemorrhoids. Ask your doctor for clarification of the findings. ...Read more

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I have small white spots on my top lip u can see it better if you pull the lip tight. What are these, ?

I have small white spots on my top lip u can see it better if you pull the lip tight. What are these, ?

Vitiligo or fungal?: White spots are due to an absence of the skin pigment, melanin which maintains the dark pigment of normal skins. The most common cause of loss of color is atopic dermatitis. The other causes could include fungus eating away the pigments (tinea). The rare cause of white spot is what is called vitiligo in which case our own immune system destroys the pigment producing operations of the skin. ...Read more

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Have white spots around eyes. They start out small and get bigger in time. Only have them around eyes. What are they and how do I get rid of them?

Have white spots around eyes. They start out small and get bigger in time. Only have them around eyes. What are they and how do I get rid of them?

Check triglycerides: These could be a lot of different things, but you should have your triglycerides checked if they have not been. In patient's with very high triglycerides they can develop something called xanthelasmas. It is at least worth looking into. ...Read more

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Small Intestine (Definition)

The small intestine is the intestinal tract that lies between the stomach and the colon. It is involved in digesting and absorbing most of the nutrients we need ...Read more


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