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Cirrhosis - Diagnosing Cirrhosis

This page contains links to eMedTV Digestive System Articles containing information on subjects from Cirrhosis to Diagnosing Cirrhosis. 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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  • Cirrhosis
    In someone with cirrhosis, liver injuries cause scar tissue to replace normal, healthy tissue in the liver. This eMedTV article lists causes of the disease (such as hepatitis C) and explains how the scarring keeps the liver from working properly.
  • Cirrhosis Complications
    Several complications are possible with cirrhosis. Among the cirrhosis complications covered in this part of the eMedTV archives are gallstones, toxins in the blood or brain, bruising and bleeding, and sensitivity to medication.
  • Cirrhosis Diet
    This eMedTV page explains that people with cirrhosis should eat heart-healthy foods and limit fat intake, just like those without the condition. This page also outlines some special requirements of a diet for cirrhosis (such as limiting salt intake).
  • Cirrhosis of the Liver
    As this eMedTV page explains, cirrhosis of the liver can cause symptoms such as weight loss and exhaustion. This page gives an overview of this condition, describing what it is and listing some of the common causes. A link to more information is included.
  • Cirrhosis Symptoms
    Early symptoms of cirrhosis can include fatigue, nausea, and weakness. This page on the eMedTV Web site also provides an overview of late cirrhosis symptoms (such as personality changes, intense itching, and a slowing of mental function).
  • Cirrhosis Treatment
    Among the treatment options for cirrhosis are lifestyle changes, medications, and a liver transplant. This eMedTV segment discusses these cirrhosis treatments in more detail, as well as some remedies for cirrhosis complications that may occur.
  • Cirrohis
    Cirrhosis occurs when scar tissue replaces healthy, normal liver tissue. This section of the eMedTV library describes the treatment and causes of this disease, and also links to more information. Cirrohis is a common misspelling of cirrhosis.
  • Cirrosis
    This eMedTV Web page explains that cirrhosis is a disease of the liver where scar tissue replaces normal, healthy tissue. This page also explains how the disease prevents the liver from working properly. Cirrosis is a common misspelling of cirrhosis.
  • Cirrosis of Liver
    In a person with cirrhosis, scar tissue replaces healthy tissue in the liver. This eMedTV Web page covers cirrhosis causes (like alcohol abuse) and how often cirrhosis occurs. Cirrosis of liver is a common misspelling and variation of cirrhosis.
  • Cirrosis of the Liver
    This page on the eMedTV archives provides a brief overview of cirrhosis (a disease that causes scarring of the liver) and offers a link to more detailed information. Cirrosis of the liver is a common misspelling and variation of cirrhosis.
  • Colite
    Your colonoscopy prep will likely involve a laxative such as colyte. This part of the eMedTV Web site offers some basic information on this drug, including some of its potential side effects. Colite is a common misspelling of colyte.
  • Colon
    The colon is a tube that connects the rectum and anus to the small intestine and absorbs certain nutrients. This eMedTV Web page discusses the function of the colon in more detail and explains its role as part of the digestive system.
  • Colon
    This video provides an overview of the digestive system, its parts, and their functions.
  • Colon Information
    The colon, a main part of the digestive system, is responsible for processing your body's waste matter. This page of the eMedTV site offers a description of the colon, including an explanation of the different parts of the colon and their functions.
  • Colon Polyps
    Colon polyps are growths that develop in the large intestine. This eMedTV article offers an in-depth look at these polyps, including detailed information on what causes them, what symptoms may occur, and how they are treated.
  • Colon Problems
    Colon problems can range from minor hemorrhoids to severe, abnormal cancerous growths. This page of the eMedTV website lists colon problems that are common, such as anal fissures, inflammatory bowel diseases, and diverticulitis.
  • Colon Problems
    This video clip illustrates some of the common problems that may occur in the colon.
  • Colonoscapy
    A colonoscopy is a medical procedure in which a long, flexible camera is used to view the large intestine. This eMedTV resource briefly explains the procedure and offers a link to more information. Colonoscapy is a common misspelling of colonoscopy.
  • Colonoscophy
    A colonoscopy is a medical procedure used to look for signs of colon or rectal cancer. This eMedTV page discusses other benefits of a colonoscopy and explains what to expect during the procedure. Colonoscophy is a common misspelling of colonoscopy.
  • Colonoscopie
    As this eMedTV page discusses, a colonoscopy is a medical procedure that allows a doctor to look for signs of colon or rectal cancer. This page also explains what to expect during the procedure. Colonoscopie is a common misspelling of colonoscopy.
  • Colonoscopy
    A colonoscopy is used to look for early signs of cancer or the causes of changes in bowel habits. This eMedTV Web page further describes the procedure in detail, including how it is carried out and possible risks associated with it.
  • Colonoscopy - Presentation Summary
    This video summary provides an overview and final thoughts on colonoscopy.
  • Colonoscopy -- Detailed Description
    This multimedia clip describes in detail what takes place during a colonoscopy.
  • Colonoscopy Alternatives -- Barium Enema
    This video describes how a barium enema is conducted and what the results are used for.
  • Colonoscopy Alternatives -- Finger Exam
    This clip describes the finger exam, which can help determine if a colonoscopy is needed.
  • Colonoscopy Alternatives -- Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
    This video clip explains what a flexible sigmoidoscopy is and what the results can show.
  • Colonoscopy Complications -- Final Thoughts
    This video clip discusses the likelihood of complications occurring with your procedure.
  • Colonoscopy Expectations
    As this eMedTV page explains, colonoscopy expectations can range from finding nothing to finding an abnormal growth and treating it. Expected results from colonoscopy can vary, depending on the reason for undergoing the procedure.
  • Colonoscopy Prep
    Colonoscopy prep involves avoiding alcohol or certain drugs a week before and emptying your bowels. This eMedTV Web page discusses preparation measures, including a description of a bowel prep and tips for post-procedure follow-up.
  • Colonoscopy Preparation Review
    Colonoscopy preparation begins several days before the procedure, when you start a liquid diet to empty your colon. This eMedTV article further explains the colonoscopy preparation process, including what to expect and what you can and cannot eat.
  • Colonoscopy Procedure
    As this eMedTV Web page explains, a colonoscopy procedure allows your doctor to examine the inside of your colon through a camera inserted in the rectum. This article covers the procedure more thoroughly, including what to expect and how to prepare.
  • Colonoscopy Recovery
    During the colonoscopy recovery period, it is vital to carefully follow instructions on proper diet and medication. This eMedTV page offers an in-depth look at what to expect during colonoscopy recovery and offers tips on post-procedure activities.
  • Colonoscopy Risks
    As this eMedTV segment explains, there are some major and minor risks associated with colonoscopy. Although many of these complications are rare, it is still important to be aware of them before your procedure.
  • Colonoscopy Risks -- Allergic Reaction To Medication
    This video explains why allergic reactions to medicines occur and how likely they are.
  • Colonoscopy Risks -- Bleeding
    This multimedia clip addresses bleeding, a complication that can occur with colonoscopy.
  • Colonoscopy Risks -- Heart and Lung Problems
    This multimedia clip addresses heart and lung problems that can occur with colonoscopy.
  • Colonoscopy Risks -- Perforation
    This video describes a complication called perforation that can occur with colonoscopy.
  • Colonoscopy Risks -- Risks as a Diabetic
    This video clip describes the problems people with diabetes may have during colonoscopy.
  • Colonosopy
    As this eMedTV page explains, a colonoscopy is a procedure that allows a healthcare provider to see inside the colon to check for signs of cancer. This page also explains how the procedure is performed. Colonosopy is a common misspelling of colonoscopy.
  • Colonospy
    As this eMedTV article explains, a colonoscopy can help check for early signs of rectal or colon cancer. This page discusses other benefits of this procedure, as well as how the procedure is performed. Colonospy is a common misspelling of colonoscopy.
  • Colonostomy
    This eMedTV page offers a brief overview of a colonoscopy, a medical procedure often used to check for rectal or colon cancer. This page also explains what is involved in this procedure. Colonostomy is a common misspelling of colonoscopy.
  • Colonostopy
    A colonoscopy is a medical procedure commonly used to check for colon or rectal cancer. This eMedTV page describes how a colonoscopy is performed, as well as other benefits of this procedure. Colonostopy is a common misspelling of colonoscopy.
  • Colonscope
    A colonoscopy is a procedure that allows a doctor to check for any abnormalities in the colon and rectum. This eMedTV page discusses how this procedure is performed and describes possible complications. Colonscope is a common misspelling of colonoscopy.
  • Colonscopy
    This portion of the eMedTV library explains that a colonoscopy is a medical procedure that is used to check for things like colon or rectal cancer. This page also describes how the procedure works. Colonscopy is a common misspelling of colonoscopy.
  • Colyte
    Before your colonoscopy, you may need to use a laxative such as colyte. This selection from the eMedTV Web site gives an overview of this product, explaining why it is necessary, what to expect, how to use it, and more.
  • Colyte Adverse Reactions
    Some people taking colyte will develop side effects, but it is generally a well-tolerated drug. This eMedTV Web page lists some of the adverse reactions that have been reported with colyte and provides a link to more detailed side effect information.
  • Colyte and Breastfeeding
    If there are no safer alternatives, your doctor may recommend taking colyte while breastfeeding. This eMedTV Web page explains how this product has not been studied in nursing women, but also explains why problems are unlikely.
  • Colyte and Pregnancy
    Because no pregnancy studies have been done on colyte, it's hard to predict the drug's effects on a fetus. This eMedTV segment talks in detail about using this laxative during pregnancy, including the manufacturer's recommendation.
  • Colyte Dosage
    There is only one standard dose of colyte. This part of the eMedTV Web site offers detailed dosing guidelines on this laxative, including how to prepare it, when to start taking it, and how much to drink in each dosage.
  • Colyte Drug Interactions
    As explained in this eMedTV resource, colyte has the potential to flush out other medications before they can be absorbed by the body. This article discusses colyte drug interactions in detail, explaining what to discuss with your doctor.
  • Colyte Flavor
    Five different flavors come with each package of colyte. This part of the eMedTV site lists what these flavors are and gives a brief overview of how to use them. A link to more detailed dosing information is also given.
  • Colyte Overdose
    Vomiting, diarrhea, and dehydration are some of the possible effects of a colyte overdose. This eMedTV article contains a list of other symptoms that could occur and describes the treatment options available if too much of this laxative is used.
  • Colyte PEG 3350
    As explained in this eMedTV page, polyethylene glycol 3350 (PEG 3350) is the laxative ingredient in colyte. This article describes how this product works to cleanse the bowels before certain procedures and provides a link to more detailed information.
  • Colyte Pharmacology
    As this eMedTV Web article points out, colyte helps cause watery bowel movements by drawing water into the colon. This article offers important information on colyte's pharmacology, including a link to more details on this prescription laxative.
  • Colyte Prep
    As this eMedTV segment explains, colyte is a laxative commonly used to prepare the bowels before certain gastrointestinal procedures, such as a colonoscopy. This article explains how to use this product and offers a link to more information.
  • Colyte Side Effects
    Possible side effects of colyte include vomiting, anal irritation, and nausea, among others. This eMedTV selection takes you through potential problems that may result from taking colyte, including serious reactions requiring urgent medical care.
  • Colyte Solution Information
    This eMedTV article provides some basic information on how to use colyte before your gastrointestinal procedure, including how to prepare the solution and what to discuss with your healthcare provider. A link to more details is also included.
  • Colyte Uses
    As this eMedTV page explains, colyte is used to cleanse the bowels the night before certain gastrointestinal procedures. This article talks in more detail about why this laxative is used, with information on how it works and who can use it.
  • Colyte Warnings and Precautions
    Do not take colyte if you have toxic colitis or a hole in the bowel (bowel perforation). This eMedTV Web resource covers the warnings and precautions for colyte in detail, including what to discuss with your healthcare provider before using it.
  • Comienzo
    Antes de la cirugía, usted será trasladado a una sala de preoperatorio o directamente a la sala de operaciones.
  • Common Side Effects -- Depression
    This multimedia clip covers the signs of depression that may occur after liver donation.
  • Common Side Effects -- Numbness At the Incision Site
    Some liver donors experience numbness where the surgical incision was made. This video explains what to do if this happens to you.
  • Common Side Effects -- Pain at the Incision Site
    It is common to experience temporary pain where the abdomen was cut for your liver donation. This video talks about how to minimize this pain.
  • Complications of Appendicitis
    Rupture of the appendix, abscess, and organ failure are possible complications of appendicitis. This eMedTV Web segment offers an in-depth look at what can happen when these and other problems arise.
  • Confidencialidad
    Confidencialidad
  • Confidencialidad
    Confidencialidad
  • Confidentiality During the Liver Donation Process
    Doctors uphold confidentiality during the liver donation process, meaning private information isn't shared. This eMedTV Web page explains these laws, which prevent doctors from exposing your medical records to anyone except the transplant team.
  • Confidentiality With Liver Donation
    Every effort will be made to keep your private medical information confidential. This video gives an overview of patient confidentiality.
  • CT Scan - Liver
    This interactive video explains what to expect when having a CT scan done on your liver.
  • CT Scan for Liver Donation
    Prior to surgery, a CT scan for liver donation may be performed to ensure your liver is working properly. This eMedTV resource explains how a CT scan can be beneficial in learning more about your liver function, its size, and whether it looks normal.
  • Daño en el Bazo
    Daño en el Bazo
  • Dealing With Common Liver Donation Surgery Side Effects
    Possible side effects after liver donation surgery include constipation, gas pains, and depression. This eMedTV Web page provides a complete list and offers suggestions for dealing with common liver donation surgery side effects.
  • Dealing With Common Side Effects (Following Liver Donation)
    As you recover from liver donation, you may experience gas pains, constipation, and other side effects. This video lists other common side effects you may have after your donation.
  • Dealing With Family Tension (Following Liver Donation)
    In one study, about 1 out of 4 liver donors said that they experienced family tension because of their decision to donate. This video clip takes a closer look at why donating can sometimes cause tension in the family.
  • Dealing With Family Tension After Liver Donation Surgery
    This eMedTV article discusses how some patients are dealing with family tension after liver donation surgery. Because there are risks and potential complications involved in liver donation, family tension may arise due to fear or concerns over money.
  • Dealing With Financial Issues (Following Liver Donation)
    This video clip stresses the importance of understanding the financial issues that may arise due to your liver donation.
  • Dealing With Financial Issues After Liver Donation Surgery
    As this eMedTV Web page explains, your company may not pay you while you're out from surgery, so you may end up dealing with financial issues after liver donation surgery. Talk to the social worker on your transplant team if you have any concerns.
  • Dejar el Hospital
    Dejar el Hospital
  • Delayed Return of Intestinal Function and Living Donor Liver Transplant
    As this eMedTV resource explains, with any abdominal surgery, there is a risk of delayed return of intestinal function, and living donor liver transplant patients may experience this. This page also describes how this is treated should it occur.
  • Demora en la Normalización de la Función Intestinal
    Demora en la Normalización de la Función Intestinal
  • Depresión
    Depresión
  • Depresión
    Depresión
  • Depression Following Living Donor Liver Transplant
    Some donors experience depression following a living donor liver transplant surgery. This section of the eMedTV library discusses the possible causes of this depression and offers suggestions on where to get help.
  • Diabetes and Risks During Colonoscopy
    This eMedTV article explains that if you have diabetes, and colonoscopy has been recommended, you have a greater risk of infection and delayed healing after the procedure. This page discusses blood sugar, diabetes, and risks during colonoscopy.
  • Diabetic -- Leaving the Hospital (ERCP)
    This video clip features information for diabetic patients who are leaving the hospital.
  • Diabetic Considerations With EGD
    This eMedTV segment explains that if you are diabetic, you are at a higher risk of developing complications (such as infections) when getting an EGD. This page provides an overview of diabetic considerations with EGD.
  • Diagnosing Appendicitis
    When diagnosing appendicitis, doctors generally start with the patient's symptoms and then move to tests. This eMedTV Web page explains in detail the procedures used in diagnosing this condition, such as an x-ray, CT scan, or laparoscopy.
  • Diagnosing Barrett's Esophagus
    The only way of diagnosing Barrett's esophagus is through an upper endoscopy and a biopsy. This page on the eMedTV site describes how an upper endoscopy works and explains how blood tests and physical exams cannot detect Barrett's esophagus.
  • Diagnosing Cirrhosis
    As this eMedTV article explains, a doctor will begin a cirrhosis diagnosis by taking the patient's medical history and performing a physical exam. Among the other tests that may be involved in diagnosing cirrhosis are MRIs and CAT scans.
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