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What Forms Of Treatment Are Available For Delayed Gastrict Emptying
Controversial: The effectiveness of psychological treatments are still being debated. Hypnosis, cognitive behavioral therapy, relaxation therapy, stress reduction counseling, psychosocial counseling, meditation and guided-imagery techniques have all had some success. It is not yet possible to predict which patients will respond to this type of treatment. A close doctor-patient relationship is also helpful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nothing Curative: Proteus syndrome refers to the abnormal growth of bone, tissue, and skin. There is no specific treatment that will stop or cure this problem. Local dermatological procedures and plastic surgery can help limit some of the effects. Also, surgery may be needed if underlying organs become affected by surrounding abnormal tissue growth. ...Read more
How many days and what kind of home treatments are enough before seeking medical treatment for constipation is necessary?
Try OTC laxatives...: Constipation is common and usually caused by a benign process such as change in diet, activity, travel, or medications. Try eating more fiber, taking otc fiber supplements (e.g. Metamucil), otc laxatives (e.g. Milk of magnesia, (magnesium hydroxide) miralax) or getting more exercise. If the constipation lasts for more than a few weeks and/or is associated with significant abdominal pain or rectal bleeding see a doctor. ...Read more
What are some signs of abscesses due to abdominal injections for diabetes..Medication used is insulin?
Redness, Pain, warm: Skin infections can occur with any break in the skin. Staph bacteria live on your skin. Sometimes that bacteria can cause an infection, especially when the patient is more vulnerable to infections like patients with diabetes. Do not delay to see a doctor. Antibiotics are needed. Sometimes incision and drainage. Sometimes hospitalization. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Truss: The only non-drug (and nonsurgical) option is to wear a truss, which is basically a brace that pushes on the hernia so that it stays reduced (inside the abdomen). This is not very effective and I would recommend you have surgery to repair the hernia if you are having symptoms. There is no medication that will help aside from something to dull the pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
After treatment for testicular cancer with etoposide and cisplatin can you develop a delay in gastric emptying? Will this go away?
Good Q, but...: First, I would like to salute you for well coping with the care for testicular cancer. However, there would be no straight answer to your Q since life is a one-way street of accumulation, modification, & continuation. Hence, discuss this with your doc; that is most logical to do. Besides, exploring more on life reality will help further on how to cope as in http://formefirst.com/onLifeBasics.html. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My son has hlhs (a chd), delayed gastric emptying and reactive airway. What meds are available besides bethanechol to help his stomach to empty?
Not many: Some people use Erythromycin as well. The problem is that few of these medicines have been studied in children, and fewer (if any) in children with chd. But i've used Erythromycin in a few of my hlhs patients and not had a problem. Please discuss this with the pediatrician and cardiologist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Are hypochloridia and delayed gastric emptying linked? Could you point me to any clinical papers please.
Gastric acid: Hypochlorhydria refers to lack of adequate gastric acid which can lead to inability to absorb vit B12 and pernicious anemia. Delayed gastric emptying(gastroparesis)refers to sluggish emptying of the stomach and occurs in some diabetic patients. The two conditions are not necessarily related. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Most chemotherapeutic effects are transient and symptoms resolve over time. However every patients case is different and therefore your oncologist will be able to give you the best opinion ...Read more
Can gastric reflux cause delayed gastric emptying? Also can a dairy intolerance cause gastric reflux?
Can Gallbladder hypokinesis cause Delayed Gastric Emptying? Will having Gallbladder removed possibly fix the delayed Gastric emptying? Thank you
What symptoms do you look for to screen for acid reflux versus delayed gastric emptying in an infant? How does one know when to refer to specialist?
Timing of vomiting: Many children spit up, some a lot. The time after feeding is key for deciding if the stomach has delayed emptying. Infants should have an empty stomach by 2 hours or so after eating, so if a child throws up 4 hrs or more after eating, they likely have delayed emptying. Poor weight gain, poor appetite and cough are all reasons for a referral. Talk to your doctor if you are concerned. ...Read more
Can PPIs cause delayed gastric emptying? I had 4 cycles of BEP chemo for testicular cancer 1yr ago. Could this also cause delayed emptying long term?
PPIs are Harmless: You are worried about a matter which has nothing to do with Chemotherapy or PPIs. If you can just ignore and quit worrying, you will do fine. Gastric emptying is not in our control. it all depends on the type of food you eat. Avoid meals heavy in Fat(fried/greasy foods) and high sugar containing dishes, the food will leave your stomach in 3 hours instead of 6 hours(fatty foods stick around longer) ...Read more
Subacute thyroiditis, only TSH high 7 but other all normal. Have hypo symptoms. Doc says symp r not due to thyroid. Delay in gastric emptying related ?
Subacute thyroiditis: If your TSH is high and your other thyroid lab values (thyroid hormone levels) are normal, this means that you have subclinical hypothyroidism. Hypothyroidism has been shown to cause delayed gastric emptying. Hopefully as your thyroid lab values return to normal your gastric symptoms will normalize as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can gallbladder hypokinesis cause breastbone to be extremely sore with gas entrapment?Can omeprazole cause delayed gastric emptying?Gas trap solution?
Not usually but can: Biliary dyskinesia usually causes pain under the rib age on right side although pain in upper abdomen, lower chest or back is possible. It is atypical for it to cause extreme soreness in breastbone, sounds more like gastroparesis or GERD related symptoms. A thorough evaluation by a gastroenterologist or general surgeon and further work up is necessary. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It can: gastrin actually a stimulant to the acid patient with high gastrin level has many ulcers and they could have some thing we called ZOLLINGER-ELLISON SYNDROME. whic hard to treat and could be associated with a tumor in the pancreas, and could be associated with MEN stand for multiple endocrine neoplasm. to answer your question. yes it can effect the gastric motility, and might delay gastric emptying ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Delayed Sleep Phase: The best treatment for delayed sleep phase is the one that works for you. Treatment includes improving sleep hygiene by maintaining a regular sleep schedule, avoiding caffeine, alcohol and tobacco and stimulating activity close to bedtime. Chronotherapy, delaying bedtime in increments, light exposure in am, and melatonin supplements are additional treatment options. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had to delay my orthodontic appointment by 20 days. I had never delayed by such a large margin before. Will this affect my treatment by a lot?
What type of problems if any could come reading a webr b fx as a web a could this lead to it being given different treatment which may delay healing?
Ankle fracture: Weber a or b is a classification of the level of your fracture. Meaning below the level, at the level or above the level of your joint. What's important to know if there is displacement of the fracture fragment. That will tell you if you need surgery or just treated with a cast. ...Read more
Rx delayed puberty : If a girl hasn't started breast development by 12-13 yo, a full endocrine work up is necessary first. Generally, estrogen would be started if necessary to induce puberty. Boys after age 14 yo may be eligible for testosterone induction of puberty following a full endocrine evaluation for a boy who is still prepubertal by age 14. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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