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May 03, 2012
"Dear DPM111, Thanks for writing in. Hunger prangs with pain in the right upper quadrant especially with delayed meals is classical of acid peptic disease - ulcer or gastritis. Not all people have heartburn or epigastric pain. ..."
May 03, 2012
"Dear spitshaw, I do understand your concern. I would like to reassure you that you don't have to worry if all your tests are normal. I would suggest the following Go back to your normal diet. Your diet should have about 45-55% c..."
May 03, 2012
"Dear scorpion1999, I would say that your chances of acquiring hepatitis B in such a scenario would be minimal ( as I assume there was no bleeding when the clippers hit you). Hepatitis B is usually transmitted through infected body flu..."
May 02, 2012
"Dear tjaz, Thanks for writing in. Most of the Candida infections are treated with azoles. Even though azoles have hepatotoxicity, they are still the drug of choice for fungal infections in Cirrhotics and acute liver failure. So I t..."
May 02, 2012
"Dear yellowfin10, Thanks for writing in. There are a few terms that I would like to explain so that I can put across the situation in a more coherent manner to you. 1) Barretts mucosa - An intestinal columnar type of mucosa ..."
May 02, 2012
"Dear masoudgc, Thanks for writing in. HCV antibodies usually develop within 3-6 weeks after acquisition of the virus. Hence the ELISA test done after this period is pretty reliable provided there are no co-existing autoimmune disor..."
Apr 03, 2012
"Dear ForEvaUrz, Thanks for writing in. I would first like to clarify that reflux esophagitis and Barrett’s oesophagus are a continuum of the pathology associated with gastroesophageal reflux disease. Repeated injury to the lining ..."
Apr 03, 2012
"Dear EIowa, Thanks for writing in. I do understand your predicament. I would first like to clarify the role of the tests in detecting a HCV infection. In the tests that are done for HCV, anti HCV tells us about the exposure to HCV..."
Mar 28, 2012
"Dear JoeN733 , Thanks for writing in Blood and mucus in stools is a marker of colitis ( an inflammation of the colon). In your case, it could either represent a random infection or a side effect of the medications that you are curr..."
Mar 25, 2012
"Dear GKGK, Thanks for writing back. If diarrhoea is not a predominant symptom, you could be possibly suffering from a condition called tropical enteropathy. Here, there are some absorptive defects. Anemia, as such, may take some ti..."