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What do you recommend for esophageal varices?

What do you recommend for esophageal varices?

Banding: Esophageal varices are treated with endoscopic banding, a procedure (semi invasive) that ties the varices in the esophagus that prevents them from bleeding. Sclerotherapy (injecting a substance that will cause obliteration of a varix) is another option, but is less frequently used. Anti-acid therapy with acid reducers is added as well. ...Read more

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Esophageal Varices Bleeding (Definition)

A condition in which the veins lying under the lining of the esophagus (the passageway from the throat to the stomach) get enlarged, causing ...Read more


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What do you recommend for esophageal achalasia?

What do you recommend for esophageal achalasia?

Hard question: Although there is no definite cure, several therapies have been shown to be effective - dilation of the esophagus, certain medications such as nitroglycerine, Nifedipine may be helpful and finally if all fails, especially esophageal dilations, surgery. ...Read more

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What do you recommend for stomach cancer?

What do you recommend for stomach cancer?

Surgery if possible: As with any cancer, if it's possible, take it out. If its, not surgically, removable, then start with an oncologist to get a comprehensive multidisciplinary plan to decide how to approach it. ...Read more

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What do you recommend for pancreatitis?

What do you recommend for pancreatitis?

Many things: Rest your bowel until the pain is improved. Pain control. Maintain good hydration but most importantly find out the cause of the pancreatitis and treat it or avoid it. ...Read more

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What do you recommend for aortic regurgitation?

What do you recommend for aortic regurgitation?

Long course: If the ar is acute (eg due to infection or trauma), the problem is urgent. Otherwise, there is a period of many decades in which it should be monitored. Mild ar may never cause symptoms or require treatment. Serial echocardiograms done over the years will determine if the ar is leading to harm. Treatment is replacement of the aortic valve. Amlodipine may slow progression over the years. ...Read more

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What do you recommend for pancreatic cancer?

What do you recommend for pancreatic cancer?

Surgery evaluation: Pancreatic cancer is a very aggressive malignancy. A surgical oncologist needs to evaluate the patient to see if the patient has resectable disease and can tolerate the whipple procedure. If the cancer is resectable often radiation and chemotherapy is used afterwards to delay/prevent recurrences. On unresectable patients combinations of radiation and chemotherapy offer some palliation. ...Read more

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What do you suggest for treating gastritis?

What do you suggest for treating gastritis?

Acid suppression: Try some OTC acid suppression agents such as Prilosec. The most common causes are medications such as aspirin & NSAIDs. Bacteria such as H. pylori can also cause it. ...Read more

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What do you recommend for cholangitis?

What do you recommend for cholangitis?

What kind?: Cholangitis (bile duct infection) from a gallstone that got stuck along the way is a serious, acute problem. Rx involves antibiotics and removal of the stone (often with a special endoscopy procedure-ercp), and/or surgery. Sclerosing cholangitis is a different thing altogether. Chronic, autoimmune, inflammatory bile duct condition, often assoc with inflam bowel. Difficult issue. See GI specialist. ...Read more

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What do you recommend for intussusception?

What do you recommend for intussusception?

Depends: In children below age 4 with less than 2 prior episodes of intussuception diagnosed by ultrasound or contrast enema (an x-ray exam) who do not have peritonitis or an advanced bowel obstruction, an attempt should be made at hydrostatic reduction of the intussuception. If this is not successful then the patient may need an operation to correct the intussuception. ...Read more

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What do you recommend if I have esophageal problems. please help!?

What do you recommend if I have esophageal problems. please help!?

Vague question: There are hundreds of illnesses that can affect the esophagus, so it is difficult to give you accurate advice. If you send another question, let us know what is going on, and we may be able to help. Good luck. ...Read more

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What do you recommend for pleuritis?

What do you recommend for pleuritis?

Pleuritis: Pleuritis or pleurisy is the inflammation of pleura (the lining of the lungs and the cavity they are in). Usually, viral in nature, it only requires time and sometimes anti-inflammatory medication such as ibuprofen/naproxen to treat. Occasionally, Prednisone (steroid antiinflammatory) may be needed. Other causes may be autoimmune (in that case specific therapy is recommended) etc. ...Read more

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What do you recommend for myocarditis?

What do you recommend for myocarditis?

Depends on what: Cannot answer the question unless know what is causing the myocarditis. As in prior answer there are many possibities including viruses, bacteria, parasites, etc. As infectious causes and several non-infectious causes as well. ...Read more

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What do you recommend for oropharyngeal cancer?

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What do you recommend for oropharyngeal cancer?

It depends: It depends on the staging. Surgery, radiation therapy and chemotherapy are modalities that we use to treat oropharyngeal cancer. Whether one needs chemotherapy first prior to surgery then surgery or chemo and radiation only -or surgery and chemo/radiation etc- all will depend on the stage. Multiple disciplines/specialties many times are required. ...Read more

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What do you recommend for pneumothorax?

What do you recommend for pneumothorax?

Depends: If small, just observation .. If large and symptoms (shortness of breath or pain), may need catheter or tube to evacuate pneumothorax and reinflate the lung ... ...Read more

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What do you recommend for sclerosing cholangitis?

What do you recommend for sclerosing cholangitis?

Management of SC: The goal of managing acute attacks is antibiotics and IV fluids. In about 15%, emergency decompression or surgery is needed. Prevention of future attacks of cholangitis is based on removing biliary stones and debris, dilation or resection of strictures, and establishing optimal biliary drainage. Also important to rule out the clonorchis parasite. Your GI doctor can discuss newest treatments. ...Read more

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What do you recommend for sialolithiasis?

What do you recommend for sialolithiasis?

Sialolith: Milking (massaging) salivary gland (under you jaw) or parotid gland (along side in front of ear) depending on which gland is affected. Chew something sour to stimulate salivation. In rare cases may need surgery. ...Read more

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What do you need to do for abdominal pain from stomach cancer?

What do you need to do for abdominal pain from stomach cancer?

Abd pain: Do you have stomach cancer? If so, your oncologist will help you with management of cancer pain. ...Read more

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What do you recommend for vascular insufficiency?

What do you recommend for vascular insufficiency?

PVD: It depends on overall physical health, mobility. If severe arterial insufficiency -may need vascular surgery (bypass venous graft) to salvage limb or amputation. Ambulation (walking)is always good if healthy enough. Work w pcp cardiologist vascular surgeon physical therapist. ...Read more

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What do you recommend for bronchiectasis?

What do you recommend for bronchiectasis?

Immune evaluation: Bronchiectasis can be indicative of an immunodeficiency. In addition to a pulomary specialist you should also seriously consider an immune evaluation. ...Read more

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Esophagus (Definition)

This is the muscular structure built like a tube that connects your throat to the stomach though which food ...Read more