An endoscopy is an imaging technique that inserts a flexible tube with a camera (endoscope) through a person's mouth to examine the gastrointestinal tract. It is used to confirm a diagnosis, as an investigation of symptoms, and to give treatments like cauterization of a bleeding vessel, clipping of a polyp, etc.
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Query: Hi doctor,My abdomen has been hurting for the past three weeks. Just before that, I had bright red blood in stool, which often comes and goes every six months or so. I also have a sharp pain on right hip and very feel sore under right rib area. It hurts when I press around the lower abdomen and feel... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just read your query. All the symptoms you have mentioned here and specially the bright red blood (bright red colour is indicative of fresh blood) may be due to ulcer bleed or bleeding due to some other reason in digestive tract or may have some other reason that requir... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, I have been very worried about my health lately. I would like to preface this by saying that I have been experiencing anxiety off late and I have a suspicion that some of these symptoms could be related to that. I am currently weaning off of Prednisone, which I have been taking for an all... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. I want to clarify details regarding who advised you to start Prednisone, and for how long have you been on it as this a drug which suppresses your immunity and causes a secondary infection. Care should be take... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, I am experiencing a burning sensation before and after urination; sometimes I see the light pink colored blood in the urine. From the past seven days, I am having a lot of discomforts, even while sitting idle or sleeping there are a constant burning and pain in my genitals, and I urinate ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Your urine examination shows blood, so we need to find the source of blood in the urine. And, pain on urination might be due to narrowing of the urethra (urethral stricture). I would sugg... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, As I was trimming my beard, I accidentally swallowed a piece of hair. This incident happened two days ago, it is not painful, but I can feel it in my throat. Should I wait or try some sort of home treatment or ask a professional to examine my throat? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is improbable that the strand of hair is still stuck in the throat. In most cases, it is psychological and gives a foreign body sensation what we call globus hystericus. I would advise you to have a few bananas, which will help push down any strand of hair stuck i... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 35 year old male. My height is 5'9", and weight is 220 lbs. I am a smoker and not on any medication. Over the past seven months or so, I have been experiencing on and off severe upper abdominal pain (center), and that radiates through to my back. At times, the pain may just be som... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Most likely it is acidity and reflux disease. You will need endoscopy to confirm the diagnosis and rule out ulcer. The common cause for this is Helicobacter pylori and for which you should have urease breath test, which if positive or even otherwise empirically you can... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor,I am a 20 year old male. About three days ago, I vomited bright red blood after consuming excessive alcohol. This is the first time I have consumed more than one beer and I was also unconscious. I have not been having any pains or any other symptoms. After the first vomit of blood, I pu... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your post. At this age, bleeding with vomiting is likely due to an injury to the lower esophagus because of the force of the vomit. If the bleeding was severe, then an upper GI (gastrointestinal) endoscopy is necessary for two reasons. Alcohol drinking ... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, My 13-year-old son is suffering from major stomach aches for about a year now. We have tried several different OTC medications as told by his pediatrician. He recently had a colonoscopy and endoscopy done, which revealed that he is lactose intolerant. The pain is sporadic and not ever... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Long-standing pain in the abdomen without any added symptoms like weight loss, nausea, recurrent diarrhea, or excessive flatulence can be stress-induced. But before labeling the pain as stress-induced, all the organic causes need to be ruled out. A thorough physical ... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor,I have GERD for a decade. I manage it by taking H2 blockers and antacids. I have heartburn on and off for the past few weeks. It becomes worse when I lie down. I do not have problems while swallowing and I have not lost weight. I am taking Prilosec for the past ten days and it takes care o... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I do not know the findings of your previous endoscopy. If you have attached it, it can help to provide you a proper diagnosis. Approximately fifty percent of the population develop GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) in their lifetime. Five percent of people with GER... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, My 6 year old daughter was born with tyrosinemia type 1. She had diarrhea and bloody stools for 10 days, a month back. She was tested for many things, and everything came back normal, except her calprotectin level was 1250 while she had loose and bloody stools. She was admitted and h... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen all the attached reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). We see many tyrosinemias and IBD (irritable bowel disease) patients. In smaller children, it is sometimes difficult to differentiate between ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease.... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor,My consulting doctor told me to do further investigations and did not say anything dangerous. I am attaching the reports. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The endoscopy reports show that you have mild inflammation in the lining of the stomach and in the first part of the small intestine (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The doctor has taken biopsies to examine under a microscope. The findings in the endosc... Read Full »
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