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Why Should A Feeding Tube Be Inserted In The Duodenum And Not The Stomach
Any ideas why a person with esophageal cancer will have a feeding tube inserted into the duodenum instead of the stomach?
Why do esophageal cancer patients have a feeding tube inserted into the duodenum instead of the stomach?
To avoid stomach: When your esophagus is removed due to cancer (esophagectomy) in order to eat again, your stomach may be used to replace your esophagus (stomach conduit). Therefore you want to avoid any surgery that may compromise the use of the stomach as a conduit. Therefore a feeding tube would be placed in the small bowel or jejunum. This is called a "j" tube. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it possible to stick a tube down your throat and have it bypas the pharynx and go into the esophagus?
Sword swallower?: Don't try this at home. It is possible for a doc to pass a tube down your throat, past the larynx (not through the larynx-that would lead to the trachea (windpipe))- that is part of bronchoscopy (a pulmonary test to look at the breathing tubes., and into the esophagus, even into the stomach and small intestine. That is basically an upper endoscopy. ...Read more
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
What is it like to have a baby who had a problem with the ureter tube (the tube that connects the kidney and the bladder)?
With the stomach virus is it normal to be tender from where the stomach would be all the way to the lower abdomen?
In so much discomfort.
Possibly: Gastroenteritis which is often due to a virus can cause abdominal pain and tenderness but is usually associated with other symptoms such as nausea, possible vomiting, fever, diarrhea. There are other causes as well, and if extreme tenderness is your only symptom you should be evaluated by a physician. Good luck. ...Read more
Does the intestine have to be pretruding through a weak spot in the abdomen wall for it to considered a hernia?
What would be the cause of a woman in her mid 40's Intestines turning into mush resulting in an ileostomy placement that is not revirsible? Possible?
Unkown: The doctor who did the operation would be the best soiurce to tell you. Usually it would be because of a compromise in the blood supply. This would be from narrowing of the blood vessels or a twisting of the intestines some way ...Read more
What damage can be done from barium remaining in the esophagus? In sept i had an attempted tif procedure done. However, while inserting the equipment into my esophagus, the physician sliced into my esophagus wall creating a pocket. At the time the physici
A : A tear in the lining of the esophagus will repair itself. It is likely that you were kept from eating to make sure the tear was not deeper, going throught the entire wall of the esophagus leading into the chest between the lungs (the mediastinum). Given that this was in september and you are not extremely sick (or worse), that likely did not happen. Barium remaining in the esophagus should not be problematic. There are many variable to the story you give that can make any answers difficult to give, but the time course you describe leaves me to believe that you do not have a hole in the esophagus. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What can a 24 hour pH test tell when placed only in the throat, not the full length of the esophagus?
Would could be indicated from a barium swallow when, forward facing, the entire esophagus is white with a section in the middle showing as black?
If your liver is inflamed for a prolonged amount of time, or if you have obstructions in your bile ducts is it hard on your heart, and might you feel pinching sensations or slight pressure around the heart area because of the liver issues?
Liver issues??: If you have serious liver issues you have a very serious problem. You or people you who know you will say to you that your skin has a yellowish tinge to it. The "whites" of your eyes will appear jaundiced (get it). You will feel itchy all over. You will be very sick, probably in need of a liver transplant unless it's due to Hep C and you have spare $89,000 which will cure it. Lucky you! ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
What is done when a doctor puts a capsule in your esophoagus to check for the amount of acid in your stomach?
See below: The Heidelberg Gastric Analysis is the best method to assess the level of hydrochloric acid in one's stomach; surprisingly many with heartburn have a deficiency of acid production. One swallows a capsule and drinks alkaline solutions a few times. It is not a painful test. See http://www.austincc.edu/mlt/ua/ualab14gastricanalysis.pdf for details. ...Read more
8mo daughter have a lot of pain during tympanometry? They were having to dig the probe to get the right angle. Normal or should the probe be smaller?
Friend can not swallow my friend had radiation and chemo in thorax area a few years ago.Plus some surgery in that area as a result has had the swallow test two times and failed in that food enters the lungs so then back to the old stomach food feeding t
At 20 week ultrasound they said the cord is attached to the placenta on the side when it should be in the middle.. Is this bad?? They want to monitor
Placental variation: This is a placental variation that is not necessarily "bad" as long as perfusion to and from the fetus is normal and it continues its' growth. Your care team will monitor that situation and look for other fetal variations as well. ...Read more
Can a endoscope specialist during the procedure see yeast coating the esophagus is it hard to missand what if i have kidney issues at the same time?
The food is not digested to a patient after hernia operation and the blood pressure is also high and his stomach is tight .he is not able to speak.
Possibility : If the patient is in the hospital, it is possible that has disordered bowel function. This is fairly common after abdominal surgery, and is known as an ileus. It's sometimes requires x-rays, and a tube that goes through the nose and into the stomach. It always goes away, so won't last forever but it is annoying when it happens. Hope this helps! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a Nephrostomy tube, and for the past few weeks, have been passing urine both through the tube as well as the urethra regularly. Is this normal.
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