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Gall Bladder Issues in Cystic Fibrosis by Lauren B. Patient Expert Posted Mon 25 Aug 2008 7:27pm The gall bladder is a small, pear-shaped organ that connects to the liver by a series of ducts. As part of the digestive system, the gallbladder’s role is to store bile (a bitter liquid produced by the liver) that will be used to digest food, particularly fat, on its way to the small intestine. Nearly every cystic fibrosis (CF) p ... Read on »
Overall prognosis for gallbladder cancer improving according to study by Katherine B. Patient Expert Posted Mon 18 May 2009 11:21pm CHICAGO – Overall prognosis for gallbladder cancer appears to be improving, although many patients still have incurable disease and poor survival rates, according to a report in the May issue of Archives of Surgery, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. An estimated 9,520 new cases of gallbladder or bile duct cancer were diagnosed in the United St ... Read on »
Raising awareness of Lyme disease by Geoff Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted Thu 18 Sep 2008 11:24am 3 Comments Today's featured contributor is Dr. Virginia Sherr, who maintains the site The Human Side of Lyme. Dr. Sherr is a psychiatrist who has experienced Lyme disease first hand over many years, and shares valuable information and resources to get the word out about this ongoing problem. She is particularly concerned about the incidence of undiagno ... Read on »
"Bell's Palsy of the Gut" and Other GI Manifestations of Lyme and Associated Diseases by Dr. Virginia S. Medical Doctor Posted Fri 12 Sep 2008 10:52am PRACTICAL GASTROENTEROLOGY April 2006 by Virginia T. Sherr, MD Bell's palsy signifies paralysis of facial muscles related to inflammation of the associated seventh Cranial Nerve. Physicians may not realize that this syndrome is caused by the spirochetal agent of Lyme disease until proven otherwise. Whether it is a full or hemi ... Read on »
Of Gallbladders And Self-Acceptance by KCLAnderson Patient Expert Posted Mon 25 Jun 2012 11:12am In the years that I have been blogging, I’ve not received a request from someone asking me to blog about a particular topic until now. I really enjoyed After (The Before & After) and got a lot from it. Thanks for writing it. I couldn’t find anything on your blog about your gallbladder experience and wanted to suggest it as a blog topi ... Read on »
Diagnosis/Symptoms by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:41pm Abdominal Pain, Long-Term Ongoing or recurrent abdominal pain, also called chronic pain, may be difficult to diagnose, causing frustration for both you and your doctor. Do your symptoms fit one of the diagnoses described in this chart? Keep reading.... Abdominal Pain, Short-Term Just about everyone has had a "stomachac ... Read on »
What Are Gallstones? by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:40pm 1 Comment The gallbladder is a small pear-shaped organ located beneath the liver on the right side of the abdomen. The gallbladder's primary functions are to store and concentrate bile and secrete bile into the small intestine at the proper time to help digest food. The gallbladder is connected to the liver and the small intestine by a se ... Read on »
Surgery During Pregnancy: Operating on the Pregnant Patient by Michael A. Zadeh Medical DoctorHealth MavenFacebook Posted Fri 18 Mar 2011 12:26am It is common for women to experience abdominal pain during their pregnancies. In some pregnant women, this abdominal pain may progress to a severe intensity, possibly requiring surgical intervention. Abdominal pain in the pregnant patient can be separated into obstetrical and non-obstetrical causes. Approximately 1 in 500 to 1 in 635 women will ... 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 »
Detecting Digestive Cancers with Improved DNA Stool Test by Cindy M. Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 1:00pm It's Digestive Disease Week 2009 in Chicago. The wires are rolling with news releases relating to disease diagnosis in all sorts of uncomely organs, including an improved DNA stool test that helps detect wide-ranging digestive tract cancers as well as colon cancer. Tess and I were just looking at The Human Body Book (from a Body World exhibit) ... Read on »