Items Tagged ‘difficulty swallowing’

August 18, 2018

Parathyroid 2.0

By Nie Nie

About 15 years ago, I had surgery on my left upper parathyroid. In December 2017, I had neck pains, stiffness and difficulty swallowing. I went to urgent care and they found nodules on my right side. I saw my endocrinologist in early 2018 and had a number of tests done. A biopsy showed the nodules […]

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Tags: biopsy, calcium levels, difficulty swallowing, Dr. Masha Livhits, endocrinologist, endocrinology, neck pains, nodules, parathyroid, parathyroid hormone, patient stories, surgery

Maybe that upset stomach is just an upset stomach – and maybe it's not

March 27, 2017

Maybe that upset stomach is just an upset stomach – and maybe it’s not

By Tami Dennis Tami Dennis

An upset stomach can’t be ignored – go ahead, try it – but that doesn’t mean you should panic either, as those of us who have spent too much time Googling our various aches and pains are wont to do. “If it lasts for a day or two, it’s usually nothing to worry about,” said Dr. […]

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Tags: alarm features, blood in the stool, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, difficulty swallowing, digestive diseases, Dr. Carl Nordstrom, Dr. Eric Esrailian, duodenum, esophageal problems, heartburn, persistence of symptoms, small intestine