pH Test For Reflux

What is pH testing? This test  measures the amount of acid that is refluxing from the stomach into the esophagus during a 24 hour period.  The test is commonly used on patients to identify the causes of heartburn, especially in...

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Hydrogen Breath Test For Lactose Deficiency

Do you like that ice-cream too much or drinking your milk with cake but do not like the after effect? You might be suffering from lactose malabsorption. What symptoms do I have if I have Lactose Deficiency? The symptoms could be...

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Hemoccult Test for Bleeding

What is a hemoccult test? A hemoccult test is a simple screening tool to detect small traces of blood in your stool even before it is visible to the naked eye, for the early detection of colon cancer. Testing...

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Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis

What is primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC)? PSC is a disease that damages and blocks bile ducts inside and outside the liver. Bile is a liquid made in the liver. Bile ducts are tubes that carry bile out of the liver...

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Gallstone/Pancreas

What are gallstones? Gallstones are small, pebble-like substances that develop in the gallbladder. The gall­bladder is a small, pear-shaped sac located below your liver in the right upper abdo­men. Gallstones form when liquid stored in the gallbladder hardens into pieces...

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Cancer of the Pancreas

What Is Cancer of the Pancreas? The Normal Pancreas The pancreas is an organ located behind the stomach. It is shaped a little bit like a fish with a wide head, a tapering body, and a narrow-pointed tail. It is about...

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Pancreatitis

What is pancreatitis? Pancreatitis is inflammation of the pancreas. The pancreas is a large gland behind the stomach and close to the duodenum—the first part of the small intestine. The pancreas secretes digestive juices, or enzymes, into the duodenum through...

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Biliary Cirrhosis

Primary biliary cirrhosis is a disease that slowly destroys the liver’s bile ducts. Bile is a substance produced in the liver that helps digest fat in the small intestine and remove toxins from the body. When the ducts are...

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