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Questions concerning the organ, part of digestive system which has role in protein digestion.

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Is it common for FIGO stage 3 ovarian cancer to have involvement of lymph nodes along greater curvature of the stomach?

I'm a medical student and I'm doing research on cancer. My thesis is about lymph nodes and I'm stumped with the question above. I can't find much literature pertaining to the current topic and would ...
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Is it problematic for stomach/guts to skip breakfast? [closed]

In WebMD we read Many people skip the a.m. meal because they’re rushing to get out the door. That’s a mistake. You need food in your system long before lunchtime. However I have come across this ...
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Why is the Virchow node involved in Gastric Adeonocarcinoma?

The lymph node drainage of the stomach is via the pyloric and related lymph nodes. Either way, the supraclavicular node (Virchow's node) is not the first lymph node that drains the Stomach. According ...
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Does drinking water constantly protect against coronavirus infection?

At least in Poland there is an SMS people send to each other that warns one should be constantly drinking water, at least a few gulps every 15 mins to protect oneself against viral infection. ...
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Preventing NSAID-associated GI bleeding

Are there ~simple means to reduce risk of GI (gastro-intestinal) bleeding associated with NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs)(ie aspirin) - besides the common-sense answers?: Take with ...
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Is it true that acid reflux is caused by low acid levels in stomach?

I have acid reflux, and I used to think that the problem is due to high acid levels. However, I saw a video by dr. Eric Berg and he suggests that it is due to low levels of acid. Is this true? I ...
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What is the best pH of drinking water? [closed]

I have seen that soft drinks are harmful to the body due to the very differing level of pH. I have also seen that our aged body become acid through time. And alkaline when young. The Physiological ...
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Why do you end up high on the Bristol stool scale when you are hungover?

Why do you end up high on the Bristol stool scale when you are hungover? What is it with alcohol that interrupts the normal processes in the bowel? Even if you drink plenty of alcohol, the amount of ...
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How would I know whether I am lactose-intolerant? Are there any tests?

I suspect that I might be lactose-intolerant, but I don't know how to tell. Can I just see a doctor and get tested, or do I have to live with the assumption? If there are any standardized tests, how ...
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Where would the food go if the the stomach and spleen are both taken away?

One of my friend was diagnosed with a cyst in the spleen, and doctors said need to operate and need to take away the stomach and spleen. If this both was taken away, what will happen with the food ...
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Why HCL does not damage the walls of our stomach?

As we know that HCL is strong acid. It is very dangerous and corrosive to skin and can damage the skin tissues very badly and if it is drunk by someone then his health is strongly affected and he may ...
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Will regular consumption of Probiotics cause side effects?

Probiotics are good for people with stomach aches. Is there a medical risk that regular consumption of probiotics without exceeding daily dosage will cause bad effects like addiction or harm to health ...
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Red colors food and impact on stool colors

Does eating pink ginger with sushi and after pomegranate seeds transform the poo into red or a physician should be consulted if the red color is see again in the stool ?
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What can cause stomach issues in a vegetarian?

I'm curious as to what sorts of viral, bacterial, or otherwise physiological sources could cause stomach discomfort in a vegetarian and in the presence of all of the following (in other words, having ...
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Can a stomach endoscope miss a peptic ulcer

I had a stomach endoscope as part of my general health check. They weren't told to check for a peptic ulcer but I'd assume given my symptoms of gas they would have looked for it. It came back with no ...
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Why losing apetite is always a criteria when stomach pain happens

Why when a patient feels a pain in his stomach, doctors always ask him if he's losing apetite ? What does losing apetite conduct to as diagnosis ?
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Neutralize bile in stomach

In acid reflux disease, patients are advised to eat foods that can neutralize acid in their stomach to keep the acid level in stomach low enough, for example just a small cake can efficiently reduce ...
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Relationship between Helicobacter pylori and stomach acid

Omeprazole (or other proton pump inhibitors) is often used to treat patients diagnosed with Helicobacter pylori. I heard of people treated this way and there's a study which suggests doing so. The ...
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Stomach cancer - as bad as it looks?

Sadly where I live, healthcare is not so good, so I am a bit sceptical since several of my friends with serious illness were misdiagnosed in the past. Recently my grandmother was diagnosed with ...
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Is stomach fat more "stubborn" than other body fat?

I am in the month of Ramadhan and my fast is almost 15 hrs each day. I can see overall changes: for example my shoulders and arms are getting lean but my stomach remains like a little bear belly. It ...
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Why do I get bloated stomach when in office but not at home? [closed]

I work in a software company. When in office, I tend to eat moderately. I make sure I have a short stroll every hour in office. At the end of the day, I end up getting bloated stomach. But when I'm ...
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How come when I drink water really fast I get nauseous

How come when I drink water really fast I get nauseous then I burp and I feel better. What causes this?
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can I take pills before food?

Some medicine is required to take with food. This question asked how much food you need to take. But I'm interested if you can take pills and then eat later (20-30 min). Is it considered that you ...
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how long can H.Pylori last if not cured?

Is it possible for H.Pylori to last for 10 years if not cured properly?
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Is "HCL Challenge" a right way to test for Hypochlorhydria?

When searching Internets for a home-based way to test for Hypochlorhydria (low stomach acid) the so called HCL Challenge is widely suggested. In the HCL Challenge one gradually increases the dosage ...
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What is "lax cardia"? [closed]

My upper GI endoscopy report impression says: lax cardia, grade a relux oesophagitis, erosive gastritis. What is "lax cardia"? My symptoms: abdomen pain around belly button, weight loss, belching etc....
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What happens to your stomach on extended IV fluid treatment?

When someone has to go on extended IV, like when they got into an accident, and cannot eat anything for an extended period, what happens to their stomach and gut? Does it fully recover? How does the ...
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I'm OK with chilis and any kind of oil. But I can't take any chili oil. Why?

I started eating Asian food rather frequently about 3 years ago. I like hot and spicy dishes. I have no problem eating for example a Vietnamese Pho with lots of chilis in it. Also, I love to prepare ...
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Which Alcohol is fine with upset stomach? [closed]

I have a sensitive stomach and it gets disturbed by outside food quite soon. Currently it just got over it (no alcohol involved yet) but I might have a party soon with unavoidable liqueur, so I wanted ...
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Do proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) shut down all the proton pumps in all cells across our body?

It's known that proton pumps exist in all cells in our bodies and help us to get rid of damaged proteins (present a disposal system). PPIs (omeprazole, pantoprazole, esomeprazole, lansoprazole and ...
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Does drinking hot water reduces paunch?

Does drinking hot water instead of cool water reduces paunch. In what way hot water helping to decrease the fat in the body ?
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Is it possible to strengthen/tighten the LES (lower esophageal sphincter)?

To my knowledge, in relation to GERD, certain things you aren't supposed to have include coffee, tea, spicy foods, citrus foods, and chocolate because they relax the (LES) "lower esophageal sphincter."...
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Acid-forming vs Acidic foods

I have always noticed, on various lists containing the pH values of common foods, that dried loose-leaf black tea is slightly alkaline (~7.2), and one of the most alkaline drinks. At the same time, if ...
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Cough that decreases on lying on stomach

What type of cough is relieved on lying on stomach? Does post nasal drip show such feature
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Can cold water decrease fat in the gut area?

Someone suggested that I drink lots of cold water in order to decrease fat. Is this true?
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Adverse Effects of Liquid Diet

If I eat liquid food for 19/21 meals each week, will there be any adverse side effects? Assume that the liquid meals have the exact same nutritional content as a regular solid meal.
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Is stomach acid from healthy food different from unhealthy food?

This is maybe a weird question but let me try to explain it. Once healthy food (vegetables, fruits, healthy oil's etc.) reaches the stomach the acids kick's in to break the food further. Is the ...
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Do higher amounts of alcohol (beer) help gastritis?

I was at a party and despite my gastritis symptoms I decided to have a couple of drinks. I drank 1.2l (5.US customary cups). At first (after one or two cups) I felt pain and bloating, but after ...
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Why does exercise relief stomach pain/bloating

I have chronic stomach discomfort especially after eating. Why does even little exercise relief my stomach discomfort? I also suffer from IBS, does this mean that the gas inside the stomach goes away ...
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Can Helicobacter pylori be transmitted through saliva?

I was wondering if you can get Helicobacter pylori (the bacteria that can cause gastritis and ulcers) by kissing a person, if that person is infected with it?
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Do stomach flu has some benefits?

I recently had stomach flu. I think I feel even better than before having the stomach flu. Could gastroenteritis be beneficial for the organism and serve as a reset and a path to default wellness?
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Acidity of gut contents

How does the pH of the contents of the gut vary from the stomach to the anus? I know that chyme is very acidic, but after that?
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How much food is necessary to buffer the stomach when taking medicine?

Very often, doctors or pharmacists will advise patients to take certain pills with food to "act as a buffer" so the patient is less likely to get a stomach ache from taking the pill. How much food is ...
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Long term use of stomach acid reducers: Omeprazole or Ranitidine?

I find omeprazole (Prilosec, Losec) and ranitidine (Zantac) work about equally well for stomach acid reduction. For long term daily use, which is safer?
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Is breathing using the nose and diaphragm truly healthier?

Searching for instructions on how to breathe properly one generally comes across the following: Breathe using the nose. Breathe using the diaphragm. Yet I have never seen these claims with reliable ...
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What are effective lifestyle modifications for gastritis?

There is a question here on Health.SE What are effective lifestyle modifications for people with gastric acid reflux? I am curious of the recommended lifestyle modifications are different for ...
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How does water intake with meals influence digestion? [duplicate]

I am trying to figure out how water intake during meals effects digestion. Particularly, what volumes of water would inhibit digestion versus benefit digestion. Additionally, if water benefits the ...
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Can GERD be caused by too little stomach acid?

Ever since the book, Why Stomach Acid is Good For You, I've wondered if it is true that GERD can be caused by too little, not too much, stomach acid. Is it possible that too little stomach acid can ...
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How does the stomach handle liquid vs solid food?

I've read the the stomach must secrete HCl and pepsin to break down food. If I have an empty stomach, then drink a large amount of liquid, I wonder if the liquid passes quickly, or gets processed in ...
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Can quitting smoking cause stomach problems?

Say a person quits smoking (cold turkey), can it cause frequent bowel movements like 3-4 times a day and this frequent bowel movement lasting for month or more maybe. And because of frequent bowel ...
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