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Dysphagia - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/dysphagia/symptoms-causes/syc-20372028

Oct 20th, 2021 - Overview Esophagus Open pop-up dialog box Close Esophagus Esophagus The esophagus is a muscular tube that connects your mouth and your stomach. Rings of muscle (sphincters) in the upper and lower portions contract and relax to allow food and liquid to pass. Dysphagia is difficulty swallowing — taking more time and effort to move food or liquid from your mouth to your stomach. Dysphagia can be p...

Dysphagia - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/dysphagia/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20372033

Oct 20th, 2021 - Diagnosis Your health care provider will likely ask you for a description and history of your swallowing difficulties, perform a physical examination, and use various tests to find the cause of your swallowing problem. Tests can include: X-ray with a contrast material (barium X-ray). You drink a barium solution that coats your esophagus, making it easier to see on X-rays. Your health care provi...

Heart valve disease - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/heart-valve-disease/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20353732

Sep 29th, 2021 - Diagnosis Your doctor will conduct a physical examination and listen for a heart murmur, a possible sign of a heart valve condition. You might have several tests to diagnose your condition. Tests might include: Echocardiography. Sound waves directed at your heart from a wandlike device (transducer) produce video images of your heart in motion. This test assesses the structure of your heart, the...

Patent foramen ovale - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/patent-foramen-ovale/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20353491

Sep 2nd, 2021 - Diagnosis Usually a PFO is diagnosed when tests are done for another health concern. If your primary care doctor thinks you may have a PFO or if you've already been diagnosed with one, a doctor trained in heart conditions (cardiologist) may recommend some type of echocardiogram to get a closer look at how your heart works. If you're diagnosed with a patent foramen ovale and you have had a strok...

Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor: What Is It, Sy
https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/17031-gist-cancer-information

Aug 23rd, 2021 - Overview What are gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs)? Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) are rare tumors that occur when cells become abnormal and grow out of control. GISTs can start anywhere in your digestive (gastrointestinal) tract, from the esophagus to the anus. More than half start in the stomach, and most others start in the small intestine. Who do gastrointestinal stromal tum...

Aortic valve regurgitation - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/aortic-valve-regurgitation/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20353135

Aug 12th, 2021 - Diagnosis To diagnose aortic valve regurgitation, your doctor will do a physical exam and ask questions about your signs and symptoms and you and your family's medical history. Your doctor may hear an abnormal sound (murmur) when listening to your heart with a stethoscope. A doctor trained in heart disease (cardiologist) may evaluate you. Your doctor may order several tests to diagnose aortic v...

Vascular rings - Overview - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/vascular-rings/cdc-20389579

Aug 11th, 2021 - Vascular rings Normal heart and heart with vascular ring Open pop-up dialog box Close Normal heart and heart with vascular ring Normal heart and heart with vascular ring A vascular ring is a malformation of the aortic arch anatomy, where vessels partly or completely encircle the trachea and esophagus. A normal heart with a normal aortic arch is shown on the left. An example of a vascular ring —...

Esophageal Disorders: Types, Risks, Symp
https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/16976-esophageal-disorders

Aug 10th, 2021 - Overview What are esophageal disorders? Esophageal disorders are a collection of conditions that affect how the esophagus works. Your esophagus — or the food pipe — is the part of the digestive system that helps food travel from your mouth to your stomach. Different diseases can affect the esophagus, causing dysphagia or difficulty swallowing. The most common esophageal disorder is gastrointest...

Celiac disease - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/celiac-disease/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20352225

Aug 10th, 2021 - Diagnosis Endoscopy Open pop-up dialog box Close Endoscopy Endoscopy An endoscopy procedure involves inserting a long, flexible tube (endoscope) down your throat and into your esophagus. A tiny camera on the end of the endoscope lets your doctor examine your esophagus, stomach and the beginning of your small intestine (duodenum). Capsule endoscopy camera Open pop-up dialog box Close Capsule end...

Aortic dissection - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/aortic-dissection/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20369499

Aug 6th, 2021 - Diagnosis Detecting an aortic dissection can be a challenge because the symptoms are similar to those of many other health problems. Your doctor may think you have an aortic dissection if you have: Sudden tearing or ripping chest pain Blood pressure difference between the right and left arms Widening of the aorta on chest X-ray Tests to diagnose aortic dissection include: Transesophageal echoca...

Adenocarcinoma Cancers: Symptoms, Causes, Dia
https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/21652-adenocarcinoma-cancers

Jul 30th, 2021 - Overview What is adenocarcinoma? If you’ve been told that you have adenocarcinoma, it means that you have cancer in the glands that line your organs. This type of cancer can affect several different areas of your body, including the: Breast. Prostate. Pancreas. Esophagus. Colon/rectum. Stomach. Lungs. How common are adenocarcinoma cancers? Adenocarcinoma is the most common type of cancer affect...

Familial adenomatous polyposis - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/familial-adenomatous-polyposis/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20372446

Jun 30th, 2021 - Diagnosis You're at risk of familial adenomatous polyposis if you have a parent, child, brother or sister with the condition. If you're at risk, it's important to be screened frequently, starting in childhood. Annual exams can detect the growth of polyps before they become cancerous. Screening Sigmoidoscopy. A flexible tube is inserted into your rectum to inspect the rectum and sigmoid — the la...

Ebstein anomaly - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/ebsteins-anomaly/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20352132

Jun 18th, 2021 - Diagnosis If you or your child doesn't have signs or symptoms of heart trouble, the doctor might suspect a problem only after hearing abnormal heart sounds during a routine physical exam. Abnormal heart sounds, such as a heart murmur, aren't usually cause for concern. However, your doctor or your child's doctor will likely refer you to a doctor who specializes in treating heart conditions (card...

Sore throat - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/sore-throat/symptoms-causes/syc-20351635

Jun 10th, 2021 - Overview A sore throat is pain, scratchiness or irritation of the throat that often worsens when you swallow. The most common cause of a sore throat (pharyngitis) is a viral infection, such as a cold or the flu. A sore throat caused by a virus resolves on its own. Strep throat (streptococcal infection), a less common type of sore throat caused by bacteria, requires treatment with antibiotics to...

Pancreatic cancer - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/pancreatic-cancer/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20355427

Jun 6th, 2021 - Diagnosis Pancreatic ultrasound Open pop-up dialog box Close Pancreatic ultrasound Pancreatic ultrasound During an endoscopic ultrasound of the pancreas, your doctor inserts a thin, flexible tube (endoscope) down your throat and into your abdomen. An ultrasound device at the end of the tube emits sound waves that generate images of your pancreas and nearby tissues. If your doctor suspects pancr...

Congenital heart disease in adults - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/adult-congenital-heart-disease/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20355461

Jun 6th, 2021 - Diagnosis To diagnose congenital heart disease, your doctor will do a physical exam and listen to your heart with a stethoscope. You will be asked questions about your symptoms and medical and family history. Tests to diagnose or rule out congenital heart disease include: Electrocardiogram (ECG). This painless test records the electrical signals in your heart. An ECG can diagnose many heart pro...

Neuroendocrine tumors - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/neuroendocrine-tumors/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20465865

Jun 3rd, 2021 - Diagnosis The tests and procedures you might undergo to diagnose a neuroendocrine tumor will depend on where your tumor is located in your body. In general, tests might include: Physical exam. Your doctor may examine your body to better understand your signs and symptoms. He or she may feel for swollen lymph nodes or look for signs that a tumor is producing excess hormones. Tests to look for ex...

Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/h-pylori/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20356177

May 18th, 2021 - Diagnosis Several tests and procedures are used to determine whether you have an H. pylori infection. Testing is important for detection of H. pylori but also to test after treatment to be sure it has been eliminated. Stool tests. The most common stool test to detect H. pylori is called a stool antigen test that looks for foreign proteins (antigens) associated with H. pylori infection in your s...

Mitral valve stenosis - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/mitral-valve-stenosis/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20353165

May 15th, 2021 - Diagnosis Your doctor will ask about your medical history and give you a physical examination that includes listening to your heart through a stethoscope. Mitral valve stenosis causes an abnormal heart sound, called a heart murmur. Your doctor will also listen to your lungs to check for lung congestion — a buildup of fluid in your lungs — that can occur with mitral valve stenosis. Your doctor w...

Stomach cancer - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/stomach-cancer/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20352443

Apr 27th, 2021 - Diagnosis Endoscopy Open pop-up dialog box Close Endoscopy Endoscopy An endoscopy procedure involves inserting a long, flexible tube (endoscope) down your throat and into your esophagus. A tiny camera on the end of the endoscope lets your doctor examine your esophagus, stomach and the beginning of your small intestine (duodenum). Tests and procedures used to diagnose stomach cancer include: A t...