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clubbing since birth!causes?tel me.

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  • Posted By: rockon4u
  • August 15, 2008
  • 08:55 PM

the patient got clubbing since birth and at 23 year old she started having right upper abdominal discomfort...during eating...dyspepsia like. there is presence of chronic sinusitis since birth.patient gets tired easily...on test... sometimes the bilirubin level goes high...not everytime.the right upper abdominal discomfort is mostly at night...till now ..no visible abdominal mass.

tell me the causes: stomach cancer,choledochal cyst,pulmonary problem,,,,pancreatitis,just dydpepsia?perforated ulcer...

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  • Many diseases are assosiated with clubbing (although most common is lung disease), but as far as diseases that could affect the gastrointestinal and hepatobilary system... I can think of: MalabsorptionCrohns and Ulcerative ColitisGallbladder diseaseChirrhosis and other liver diseasesAutoimmune diseases such as Lupus and many othersCeliac disease With that said all of these conditions can cause elevated bilrubin levels and it can also cause extreme fatiuge.In adults bilirubin is measured to diagnose and/or monitor liver diseases. Patients with sickle cell disease or other causes of anemia may have episodes where excessive RBC destruction takes place, increasing bilirubin levels as well. Hope this helps... Kiera
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    • August 15, 2008
    • 10:24 PM
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