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Fistula: Latin for “bad news” by Leanne Parrott Patient Expert Posted Wed 04 Nov 2009 10:04pm Okay, no, it doesn’t actually mean “bad news”… it means “tube”.  I had my followup today with Dr. Kaplan, and was informed that the ultrasound found a fistula in my small intestine.  A fistula is essentially an abnormal passageway that forms between two types of tissue lined with epithelium… in this case, it’s actually between two loops of bo ... Read on »
IBD by nitinsyal Patient Expert Posted Thu 25 Jun 2009 9:53pm Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is an idiopathic disease, probably involving an immune reaction of the body to its own intestinal tract. The 2 major types of IBD are ulcerative colitis and Crohn disease. As the name suggests, ulcerative colitis is limited to the colon; Crohn disease can involve any segment of the gastrointestinal tract from the ... Read on »
Crohn's disease by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:40pm What Is Crohn's Disease? Crohn's disease is a chronic inflammatory disease of the intestines. It primarily causes ulcerations of the small and large intestines, but can affect the digestive system anywhere from the mouth to the anus. It is named after the physician who described the disease in 1932. It also is called granulomatous enter ... Read on »
Frequently Asked Questions About Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:39pm What is inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)? Answer: Inflammatory bowel disease is a group of two diseases: ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease. These chronic illnesses can inflame the gastrointestinal tract, causing bloody diarrhea, abdominal pain, and weight loss. Ulcerative colitis can affect the entire large in ... Read on »
For those who missed this articl ... by Odysseys of George Patient Expert Posted Mon 16 Nov 2009 10:03pm For those who missed this article, then tap on this “A cause for Intestinal Obstruction?” Well, Bernard congratulations! Well, that was an abdominal x-ray of the lady who presented to us. The arrow points to the dilated gallbladder filled with air. Air within the gallbladder can only come from the intestine and thus there must be an ... Read on »
Anatomic Problems of the Colon by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:40pm The colon, or large intestine, is part of the digestive system, which is a series of organs from the mouth to the anus. When the shape of the colon or the way it connects to other organs is abnormal, digestive problems result. Some of these anatomic problems can occur during embryonic development of the fetus in the womb and are known as co ... Read on »
Finally Back to the Fistula by Nathan M. Patient Expert Posted Wed 01 Oct 2008 8:41pm I had dialysis Tuesday night. The doctor had said last Thursday that he wanted to start using my fistula again (at least with one needle). So, I got to do my dialysis with the blood being drawn from my arm and put back into my chest (via the catheter). The doctor came by and he said that everything looked good. He wants to use two needles on ... Read on »
Ulcerative Colitis Guide by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:39pm Overview & Facts Ulcerative colitis is one of the most common forms of inflammatory bowel disease. Learn what it is -- and what you can do to control it. What is Ulcerative Colitis? Topic Overview Get an overview of ulcerative colitis, one of the most common inflammatory bowel diseases. What Happens Ulcerat ... Read on »
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:40pm 1 Comment Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a group of chronic disorders that cause inflammation or ulceration in the small and large intestines. Most often IBD is classified as ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease but may be referred to as colitis, enteritis, ileitis, and proctitis. Ulcerative colitis causes ulceration and inflammati ... Read on »
Remission Accomplished! by Leanne Parrott Patient Expert Posted Tue 09 Mar 2010 12:00am For those of you who don’t have me on Facebook, I want to update you on some excellent news I received yesterday!  I went for an ultrasound to check on how my Crohn’s is doing- it’s less invasive than a colonoscopy, plus colonoscopies have limited use for my Crohn’s as it’s largely in my small intestine. Every time I’ve gone for an ultrasou ... Read on »