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What is primary empty sella syndrome?

What is primary empty sella syndrome?

MRI observation: Primary empty sella syndrome is a description given when a pituitary gland (which normally sits in a region called the "sella turcica") cannot be visualized on mri. This can be because the pituitary glad is small or flattened for some reason. Often no symptoms will be present, but can include headache, impotence, or nipple discharge due to changes in the hormones normally produced by the gland. ...Read more

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What is empty sella syndrome?

What is empty sella syndrome?

Primary ESS: Primary empty sella syndrome is the result of herniation of the arachnoid into the sella tursica causing the pituitary gland to be compressed against the floor of the sella and enlargement of the bone, resulting in an 'empty' appearance on imaging. It is more common in women and the most common symptom is headache. ...Read more

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What is the difference between empty sella syndrome and migraines?

What is the difference between empty sella syndrome and migraines?

Anatomy v symptoms: Empty sella describes the appearance of the pituitary gland on mri. Migraines are a characteristic type of headache, likely caused by the blood flow in the occipital lobe (visual/ back of the head) of the brain. ...Read more

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Empty sella noted on mri. Is this a serious condition?

Empty sella noted on mri. Is this a serious condition?

Usually not: As long as you have no symptoms of decreased pituitary function, this is not likely a problem. Your doctor may order some blood tests to confirm. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for an overactive pancreas that causes functional hypoglycemia?

What is the treatment for an overactive pancreas that causes functional hypoglycemia?

Food: This sounds like a reactive hypoglycemia. The easy treatment is small frequen feedings of protein and complex carbohydrates. Avoid refined sugars, candy, soda, donuts and caffene. ...Read more

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What is irritable bowel syndromn exactly? Illness or is it something in the mind?

What is irritable bowel syndromn exactly? Illness or is it something in the mind?

Functional: Ibs is not a disease, but a disorder whereby the large intestine functions with excessive evacuation. Probably due to pelvic parasympathetic nerve hyperactivity. My clinical observations implicate irritation of these nerves by a loose sacroiliac joint, often seen in males due to pelvic injury while participating in extreme sports. See my chronic pain board at quora.Com (free) where i discuss. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment of irritable bowel syndrome ibs?

What is the best treatment of irritable bowel syndrome ibs?

Several: Regular consistent meal times and quantities of food, plenty of fluids and a good high fiber diet. You are retraining your bowel. Avoid caffeine and alcohol. ...Read more

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Could you explain what is arnold-chiari 1 syndrome?

Could you explain what is arnold-chiari 1 syndrome?

Congenital Crowding: Congenital malformation. Is generally asymptomatic during childhood, but often manifests with headaches and cerebellar symptoms. Herniation of cerebellar tonsils. ...Read more

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What is the heart condition called double outlet ventricle syndrome?

What is the heart condition called double outlet ventricle syndrome?

Complex heart defect: A double outlet ventricle refers to a heart defect in which both great arteries (the aorta and the pulmonary artery) are connected to the same ventricle. The most common is a double outlet right ventricle. These types of heart defects require surgical intervention. ...Read more

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What is Loin pain hematuria syndrome and how is it diagnosed? What is excluded before this diagnosis?

End Of The Line: We call it"phantom kidney stones"in my neck of the woods because it acts like a kidney stone but no kidney stones are found. In its pure form it is extremely rare & is a diagnosis of exclusion (i.e., after other things have been eliminated). I suspect it's like a lot of other "colicky"pain(e.g. gall bladder,abdominal cramps) and due to the contraction of muscles that line the urine tubes (ureters) ...Read more

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My brain MRI says, "Incidental note is made of a benign anatomic variant megacisterna magna." What does this really mean? My PCM is Ortho :(

My brain MRI says, "Incidental note is made of a benign anatomic variant megacisterna magna."  What does this really mean?  My PCM is Ortho :(

Anatomic variant: MRI is an amazing test with the details it reveals. Frequently though the radiologist will remark on something normal that is more unusual (an normal variant). In general, these findings are not things that lead to symptoms. A mega cisterna magna just means that a normal cerebrospinal fluid space in the brain where the spinal cord exits the skull is even bigger (mega) than usual. No worries ...Read more

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What is the relationship between irritable bowel syndrome and gastritus?

What is the relationship between irritable bowel syndrome and gastritus?

Abdominal pain: I assume you mead gastritis. Gastritis is usually confine to a one time isolated episode resulting in abdominal pain and or diarrhea. Ibs is an ongoing condition of pain gas, discomfort with diarrhea and or constipation. ...Read more

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Hi what is irritable bowel syndrome and what is the treatment?

Hi what is irritable bowel syndrome and what is the treatment?

Several: Regular consistent meal times and quantities of food, plenty of fluids and a good high fiber diet. You are retraining your bowel. Avoid caffeine and alcohol. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: dumping syndrome?

What is the definition or description of: dumping syndrome?

Post surgey: It is a constellation of symptoms including nausea, weakness, sweating, palpitations diarrhea, a sensation of warmth and feeling that you might pass out. It often occurs in people who have had surgery on the stomach \with a bypass to a different part of the small intestine. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: irritable bowel syndrome?

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What is the definition or description of: irritable bowel syndrome?

IBS: Ibs is diagnosed after all organic causes are ruled out (eg, infection, inflammation). Gi docs use a clinical criteria called rome iii. Pts must have abdominal pain/discomfort associated with 2 or more of the following at least 25% of the time: 1. Symptoms improve w defecation, 2. Stool frequency changes, 3. Stool appearance changes. Constipation-type vs diarrhea-type are two variants of ibs. ...Read more

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What is primary intestinal pseudo-obstruction?

What is primary intestinal pseudo-obstruction?

Non-mechanical block: 'primary' means cause unknown. Intestinal = small intestine (about 20 feet long) or large intestine (about 6 feet long) leading to rectum. 'pseudo-obstruction' means a blockage thatis not mechanical, such as caused by a tumor, or fibrous adhesions from prior surgery, or stool impaction. The cause is an abnormality of the nerves leading to the muscle of bowel wall (lupus, scleroderma, parknsns). ...Read more

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What is the treatment for irritable bowel syndrome (ibs)?

What is the treatment for irritable bowel syndrome (ibs)?

Varies: Avoiding triggers of the diarrhea and constipation that frequently accompany irritable bowel syndrome are a mainstay of treatment. Dietary changes, lifestyle changes, relaxation therapy, yoga, and other measures to reduce stress are helpful for many people. There are no current effective medications for all ibs patients. Depending on your symptoms, your doctor may prescribe targeted meds. ...Read more

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