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Symptoms of Pancreatitis - Warning Signs of Surgical Complications

This page contains links to eMedTV Digestive System Articles containing information on subjects from Symptoms of Pancreatitis to Warning Signs of Surgical Complications. The information is organized alphabetically; the "Favorite Articles" contains the top articles on this page. Links in the box will take you directly to the articles; those same links are available with a short description further down the page.
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  • Symptoms of Pancreatitis
    Upper abdominal pain is a common early symptom of pancreatitis. This eMedTV segment explains how symptoms of this condition vary depending on which type of pancreatitis (acute or chronic) a person has.
  • Symptons of Appendicitis
    Common symptoms of appendicitis include abdominal pain, loss of appetite, and vomiting. This eMedTV resource provides a brief overview of appendicitis symptoms. Symptons of appendicitis is a common misspelling of symptoms of appendicitis.
  • Taking NuLYTELY
    When taking NuLYTELY, drink each dose of the solution as quickly as possible. This eMedTV segment offers more information on when and how to use this prescription laxative before a colonoscopy. A link to more information is also included.
  • TC
    Uno de los estudios que puede utilizar el médico para obtener más información acerca de su hígado es una prueba llamada TC, que significa "tomografía computarizada."
  • Tegaserod
    Tegaserod is used to treat chronic idiopathic constipation and irritable bowel syndrome with constipation. This eMedTV resource provides a detailed overview of the prescription drug, noting in particular its effects, strengths, and dosing guidelines.
  • Tegaserod Dosing
    Tegaserod dosing for the treatment of chronic idiopathic constipation usually starts at 6 mg twice daily. This eMedTV segment also offers dosing recommendations for treating IBS with constipation in women and provides tips for taking the medicine.
  • Tegaserod Maleate
    A prescription medicine, tegaserod maleate is approved to treat certain cases of irritable bowel syndrome. This eMedTV page gives an overview of this medication, with information on why it is only available in emergency situations in the United States.
  • Telbivudine
    Telbivudine can help slow down the spread of the hepatitis B virus in the body and reduce liver damage. This eMedTV page presents an overview of this medication, including how it works, when it is used, possible side effects, and links to more details.
  • Telbivudine Dosage
    This eMedTV Web selection takes a look at how your healthcare provider will determine the appropriate telbivudine dosage for you. This article also discusses what to expect during treatment with this product, with helpful tips on when and how to take it.
  • Telbivudine Drug Information
    If you have hepatitis B infection and signs of liver damage, you may receive telbivudine. This page of the eMedTV Web site contains more information on telbivudine, including how the drug works and safety concerns.
  • Telbivudine Side Effects
    As this eMedTV segment explains, clinical trials have shown that people who use telbivudine may develop fatigue, nausea, or headaches. This article outlines other side effects that occurred during clinical studies of telbivudine.
  • Tests for Hepatitis C
    This video outlines some of the tests that may be recommended when looking for hepatitis C.
  • The Day of Liver Donation Surgery
    This eMedTV article discusses the initial steps that will be taken on the day of liver donation surgery. A description of where various IVs will be inserted and an explanation of the purpose of EKG patches and IVs is also provided.
  • The Day of Your EGD
    On the day of your EGD, you will be given an IV, and EKG patches will be applied to your skin. This eMedTV segment lists these and other steps that will be taken prior to the procedure and describes what you will see in the procedure room.
  • The Digestive System
    This video provides an overview of the digestive system, its parts, and their functions.
  • The Digestive System
    This video explains how the digestive system works.
  • The Digestive System
    This video clip gives an overview of the digestive system.
  • The First Few Weeks Following Liver Donation Surgery
    This video explains what to expect the first few weeks after your transplant surgery.
  • The Informed Consent Process (Liver Donation)
    You should understand what informed consent is when considering this procedure. This clip briefly explains it.
  • The Liver and Transplantation
    This video describes the function of the liver and how the liver recovers after transplantation.
  • The Liver Donation Evaluation Process
    This multimedia clip describes the evaluation process used in living donor liver transplant.
  • The Procedure Itself -- Colonoscopy
    This multimedia clip describes in detail what takes place during a colonoscopy.
  • Thyroid Dysfunction Following Sunitinib
    For some people, the start of sunitinib treatment is followed by thyroid dysfunction. This eMedTV Web article takes a look at the steps your healthcare provider will take to reduce your risk of thyroid complications during treatment.
  • Tiempo en el Hospital
    Tiempo en el Hospital
  • Tips for Taking MoviPrep
    You can either take MoviPrep the night before your colonoscopy or follow a split-dose regimen. This eMedTV page lists some tips for taking MoviPrep, including details on dosing regimens and suggestions for how to take this laxative.
  • Transfusión de Sangre
    Transfusión de Sangre
  • Traslado a la Sala de Operaciones
    Cuando llegue el momento de la cirugía, será trasladado a la mesa de operaciones.
  • Treatment for Barrett's Esophagus
    As this eMedTV page explains, Barrett's esophagus may be treated with GERD medication, surveillance, and surgery. This article also talks about the importance of monitoring the condition and checking for signs of cancer.
  • Treatment for Hemochromatosis
    The initial treatment for hemochromatosis is called phlebotomy, which is taking blood. This portion of the eMedTV archives discusses which doctors are involved with treating this condition and things to avoid during this time, such as alcohol.
  • Triamterene-HCTZ
    Triamterene-HCTZ is typically used for the treatment of fluid retention and high blood pressure. This eMedTV segment offers a detailed look at the drug, including how it works, dosing information, and possible side effects.
  • Triamterene-HCTZ Dosing
    This eMedTV page offers a detailed look at triamterene-HCTZ dosing guidelines. It gives typical dosages, explains why it's best to take two pills at the same time if that's what you've been prescribed, and offers tips for those taking the drug.
  • Trilite
    If you are scheduled to have a colonoscopy, part of your bowel prep may include a laxative such as TriLyte. This eMedTV segment gives a brief overview of this product and provides a link to more information. Trilite is a common misspelling of TriLyte.
  • TriLyte
    TriLyte is a prescription laxative used to empty the bowel before a colonoscopy. This eMedTV selection takes an in-depth look at this product, explaining how it works, what to expect while taking it, dosing guidelines, and more.
  • TriLyte and Breastfeeding
    TriLyte is unlikely to pass through breast milk. This segment of the eMedTV archives explains why and gives a more in-depth overview of the safety of breastfeeding while taking TriLyte. This article also stresses the importance of talking to your doctor.
  • TriLyte and Pregnancy
    As this eMedTV page explains, TriLyte may be used in pregnant women as long as the benefits outweigh any risks. This article talks about using this drug during pregnancy, including an explanation of why it is not expected to cause harm to the fetus.
  • TriLyte Bowel Prep
    Before your colonoscopy, you will probably use a laxative such as TriLyte as part of your bowel prep. This eMedTV article explains why cleansing the bowels before a colonoscopy is so important and provides basic dosing instructions for TriLyte.
  • TriLyte Colonoscopy Prep
    Your colonoscopy prep will likely involve a laxative medication such as TriLyte. This eMedTV Web selection describes how this product is taken, when to take it, and how long it usually takes to start working. A link to more details is also included.
  • TriLyte Dosage
    As explained in this eMedTV article, each eight-ounce dose of TriLyte should be drunk quickly, rather than sipped slowly. This resource offers helpful tips on when and how to take this laxative, including how long it typically takes to start working.
  • TriLyte Drug Interactions
    This eMedTV page explains that taking certain oral drugs within an hour of your first TriLyte dosage could interfere with your body's absorption of the medication. This article looks at drug interactions with TriLyte and explains how to reduce your risk.
  • TriLyte Medication Information
    If you have an upcoming colonoscopy, your healthcare provider may prescribe a laxative called TriLyte. This eMedTV article offers more information on this medication, with details on why it is used, potential side effects, dosing guidelines, and more.
  • TriLyte Overdose
    As with any medication, it's probably possible to overdose on TriLyte. This portion of the eMedTV site addresses what to expect if you take too much of this laxative, including possible symptoms (such as vomiting and dehydration) and treatment options.
  • TriLyte Prep
    The laxative TriLyte is commonly used as part of a person's "bowel prep" before a colonoscopy. This eMedTV Web page describes how TriLyte works to empty the bowels and gives some basic dosing guidelines to keep in mind.
  • TriLyte Risk
    As this eMedTV page explains, discussing your medical history with your healthcare provider before taking TriLyte helps reduce your risk of problems. This article talks about the drug's potential risks and includes a link to more information.
  • TriLyte Side Effects
    As explained in this part of the eMedTV site, common side effects of TriLyte include bloating and a feeling of fullness in the abdomen. This article outlines other side effects and explains which problems should be reported to your healthcare provider.
  • TriLyte Solution
    This eMedTV Web resource gives an overview of how to prepare TriLyte solution before your colonoscopy. It describes how much should be consumed, explains how to dissolve the powder, and provides a link to more detailed information.
  • TriLyte Vomiting
    As this eMedTV segment explains, vomiting is a common side effect of TriLyte. This Web page lists some other potential side effects of the laxative and explains when to seek medical attention. A link to more information is also provided.
  • TriLyte Warnings and Precautions
    If you have ulcerative colitis, talk to your healthcare provider before taking TriLyte. This eMedTV page describes the warnings and precautions for TriLyte, explaining what else to discuss with your doctor and listing potentially dangerous side effects.
  • TriLyte With Flavor Packets
    This selection from the eMedTV archives talks about the flavor packets that come with TriLyte, listing the specific flavors and describing how to use them. A link to more information on this laxative is also provided.
  • TriLyte With Flavor Packets Side Effects
    If you are taking TriLyte (with or without the flavor packets), you may have nausea or other side effects. This eMedTV selection gives a brief overview of the drug's side effects and provides a link to more detailed information.
  • Trylite
    As this eMedTV Web page explains, TriLyte is a laxative commonly prescribed before a colonoscopy. This article briefly describes this product and lists some of its side effects. Trylite is a common misspelling of TriLyte.
  • Trylyte
    As a prescription laxative, TriLyte helps empty out the bowels in preparation for a colonoscopy. This eMedTV resource takes a quick look at this product and explains how it works. Trylyte is a common misspelling of TriLyte.
  • Types of Colon Polyps
    Adenomas and hyperplastic polyps are some of the common types of colon polyps. This eMedTV Web page focuses on the most common colon polyps, adenomas. This article also talks about the sub-types of adenomas.
  • Ultrasonido
    El ultrasonido es un examen indoloro que utiliza ondas sonoras para producir imágenes de las estructuras dentro del cuerpo, como los órganos y otros tejidos.
  • Ultrasound - Liver
    This video clip describes the process of having an ultrasound done on your liver.
  • Ultrasound for Liver Donation
    An ultrasound for the liver donation evaluation process is often used to determine if your liver is healthy. As this eMedTV article explains, the ultrasound uses sound waves to create images of your liver to check its healthiness and size.
  • Understanding Hepatitis
    This multimedia segment explains what hepatitis is, how it is contracted, treatment, and more.
  • Understanding the Liver
    Because the liver does so many important things for your body, you can't live without one. This video clip offers an overview of what your liver does.
  • Upper Endoscopy
    An upper endoscopy is a procedure used to examine your esophagus, stomach, and small intestine. This eMedTV page explains how the procedure is carried out, the purpose of this examination, and potential complications a person may experience.
  • Upper Endoscopy (EGD)
    This video clip explains what is involved with an EGD.
  • Upper Endoscopy -- The Procedure
    This video clip explains what is involved with an EGD.
  • Upper Endoscopy Complications
    Upper endoscopy complications may include nausea, vomiting, and allergic reaction. This part of the eMedTV archives discusses these complications and also describes the more severe complications (such as organ perforation and heart problems).
  • Upper Endoscopy Complications -- Major
    This video describes some of the major complications that may occur.
  • Upper Endoscopy Complications -- Minor
    This interactive video discusses possible minor complications with EGD.
  • Upper Endoscopy Recovery
    During upper endoscopy recovery, you may have a sore throat and feel slightly bloated. As this eMedTV page explains, you may also have a little blood in your saliva, but this is all normal. This page discusses upper endoscopy recovery in detail.
  • Upper Endoscopy Risks -- Allergic Reaction To Medication
    This video explains why allergic reactions to medicines occur and how likely they are.
  • Upper Endoscopy Risks -- Bleeding
    This multimedia clip addresses bleeding, a complication that can occur with colonoscopy.
  • Upper Endoscopy Risks -- Heart and Lung Problems
    This video clip discusses the risk of heart and lung problems occurring with this procedure.
  • Upper Endoscopy Risks -- Infection
    This clip talks about the different types of infections that can develop after the procedure.
  • Upper Endoscopy Risks -- Perforation
    This video explains what happens if you have a perforation tear during an upper endoscopy.
  • Upper Endoscopy Risks as a Diabetic
    This video clip explains some of the health risks associated with diabetes.
  • Upper GI Endoscopy
    As explained in this eMedTV article, an upper endoscopy is a procedure used to check for problems within your upper gastrointestinal tract (GI tract). This resource briefly describes the procedure and provides a link to in-depth information.
  • Uses of Misoprostol
    This eMedTV resource explains that although misoprostol is approved for preventing ulcers in certain people, there are also unapproved uses. This page offers a quick look at approved and unapproved uses of misoprostol, and includes a link to more details.
  • Using MiraLAX for Colonoscopy
    As this eMedTV Web segment explains, using MiraLAX for a colonoscopy procedure is one off-label (unapproved) use for this laxative. This article further discusses possible uses of MiraLAX, as well as details on how the laxative works.
  • Viocase
    Viokace is a prescription medicine used to treat pancreatic enzyme deficiencies. This eMedTV Web selection explains when this drug is prescribed and lists some of its potential side effects. Viocase is a common misspelling of Viokace.
  • Viokace
    Viokace is prescribed for the treatment of pancreatic enzyme deficiencies caused by various conditions. This eMedTV overview includes details on how this medication works, possible side effects, dosing instructions, and more.
  • Viokace and Breastfeeding
    Is it safe for breastfeeding women to use Viokace? This selection from the eMedTV Web site explains how even though no research has been done on the topic, the benefits of using this drug while nursing likely outweigh the risks to the nursing child.
  • Viokace and Pregnancy
    No animal or human research has been done on using Viokace during pregnancy. This part of the eMedTV Web library discusses whether the benefits of using this drug during pregnancy would outweigh any potential risks to the unborn child.
  • Viokace Dosage
    This eMedTV segment's discussion on the dosing guidelines for Viokace includes details on how your amount is determined and how best to take this drug. This article also outlines specific doses prescribed for pancreatic enzyme deficiencies.
  • Viokace Drug Interactions
    This eMedTV segment explains that although there are no known drug interactions with Viokace, this drug may affect the absorption of iron-containing products. This article also discusses ways to reduce your risk of drug interactions in general.
  • Viokace Medication Information
    Viokace is a medicine prescribed to treat pancreatic enzyme deficiencies in adults. This eMedTV Web page presents more information on Viokase, including possible side effects and details on how the medication is taken.
  • Viokace Overdose
    If you have overdosed on Viokace, seek immediate medical treatment. This eMedTV segment examines some of the possible complications that may result from an overdose and describes how these problems might be treated by a healthcare provider.
  • Viokace Side Effects
    In some cases, people who take Viokace may develop serious side effects, such as anal itching. This eMedTV resource explains when you should seek immediate medical treatment for certain adverse reactions. Other side effects are also listed.
  • Viokace Uses
    Available by prescription only, Viokace is used for treating deficiencies of certain digestive enzymes. This eMedTV article talks about replacing pancreatic enzymes with this product and explains if it is safe for use in children.
  • Viokace Warnings and Precautions
    As explained in this eMedTV article, Viokace may cause gout or other complications in some people. Other precautions and safety warnings for Viokace are also described in this resource, including who should not take this medication.
  • Viokase
    As explained in this eMedTV resource, Viokace (spelled Viokase for the Canadian version of the drug) is prescribed to treat pancreatic enzyme deficiencies. This article explores this drug, including how it is taken and general safety precautions.
  • Warning Signs of Liver Donation Surgery Complications
    Long-lasting pain, vomiting, or nausea may be warning signs of liver donation surgery complications. This eMedTV resource provides a complete list of possible complications and explains the importance of alerting your doctor.
  • Warning Signs of Surgical Complications
    Some people have a harder time getting back to normal after their surgery. In this video, you will learn some of the warning signs of surgical complications.
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