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What would cause inflamed bowel on cy scan?

What would cause inflamed bowel on cy scan?

U mean CT scan?: A ct scan may identify bowel wall thickening due to inflammatory conditions (colitis, diverticulitis, infection), infiltrative disease (like cancer), ischemic injury, others. What symptoms or circumstances exist that prompted the ct scan to be ordered? ...Read more

Intestine (Definition)

The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more


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Treating Eye Injuries (Checklist)

Seek immediate medical attention
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If it's a chemical exposure, rinse eye with water for 15 minutes
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Do NOT rub eye
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How do you treat imflammatory bowel disease?

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How do you treat imflammatory bowel disease?

IBS: The goal is to relieve symptoms. Life style changes are important, such as regular exercises & improved sleep, avoid caffeine/tea/cola, increase fiber intake, avoid large meals, talk to your doctor about medications to relieve constipation or diarrhea or intestinal infections. ...Read more

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Bowel management for spinal cord injury?

Bowel management for spinal cord injury?

What type of injury?: Upper motor neuron, or lower motor neuron injury will start to guide the management. Then there are too many variables that will need to be considered. A sci bowel routine is best developed with a specialist in the field. See an sci doc or nurse they can help. If unable consider this, the paralyzed veterans of america have developed a consumers guide to sci bowel care. Download for free at pva web. ...Read more

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Treating a Head Injury (Checklist)

Get help now
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Try not to diagnose yourself
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Don't drive a vehicle--have someone else drive you
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Ice the area, if you can
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How is inflammatory bowel disease treated?

How is inflammatory bowel disease treated?

Many options: 1. 5-asa medications (sulfasalazine, asacol, (mesalamine) pentasa) may work for mild ulcerative colitis (uc), but not crohn's disease. 2. Steroids work, but are only useful for short course because of side effects. 3. Azathioprine (imuran), 6-mp, Methotrexate are often effective, and reduce the need for steroids. 4. Remicade, Humira are often effective for crohn's, sometimes for uc. 5. Surgery if needed. ...Read more

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So what is treatment for bowel movement and urine becouse my brother had spinal cord injury for three weeks ago but still no bowel movement ?

So what is treatment for bowel movement and urine becouse my brother had  spinal cord injury for three weeks ago but still no bowel  movement ?

Neurogenic bowel: He needs to be treated urgently for this. After he is disimpacted a maintenance bowel program often using stool softeners, laxatives, and digital stimulation will be required. It appears that he will also need a bladder catheterization program. Take him to a physiatrist who specializes in spinal cord injuries as soon as possible. What level was the injury? Does your brother have quadriplegia? ...Read more

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Treating a Rotator Cuff Injury (Checklist)

Have a check-up with your orthopedic or sports doc
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Can plenty of fluids help cure slow bowel transit?

Can plenty of fluids help cure slow bowel  transit?

Probably not...: The fasting motility phase iii, the migrating motor complex, begins in the stomach & moves thru length of small bowel every 90-110 minutes to clear indigestible debris. In contrast, after-meal small bowel motility pattern is continuous & random to promote mixing & absorption. Fluid intake & timing of meals therefore changes this fasted/fed pattern. How do you know you have "slow bowel transit?". ...Read more

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Is there any way to get rid of bowel without actually going?

Is there any way to get rid of bowel without actually going?

NO: Only other way to get rid of waste would be a colostomy where a surgeon opens a hole in your abdomen and redirects the colon into a bag you wear on your belly. This is not something you want to do unless it is absolutely necessary. ...Read more

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Living with Bowel Incontinence (Checklist)

Don't be embarrassed to discuss with your healthcare professional.
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Avoid trigger foods and activities.
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Use over the counter bulking agents like fiber.
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Use over the counter antidiarrheals.
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There is a history of bowel cancer in my family. What should I do to prevent this, if that's possible?

There is a history of bowel cancer in my family. What should I do to prevent this, if that's possible?

Gastroenterology: If you have a stron family history of colon cancer, it is best to visit with your gastroenterologist for a screening colonoscopy. ...Read more

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What foods to avoid if i get bowel spasms?

What foods to avoid if i get bowel spasms?

Depends on the cause: Avoiding lactose, gas-producing food (e.g. Beans, onions, celery, carrots, raisins, bananas, apricots, prunes, brussel sprouts, wheat germ, pretzels, and bagels), certain carbohydrates and gluten may help. Determine if there is food allergy and avoiding those specific foods may help. There is no one answer; trial and error. ...Read more

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Living with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (Checklist)

Try to notice and avoid precipitating factors
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Start a trial of increased dietary fiber
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See your PMD or gastroenterologist if symptoms persist
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With a spinal cord injury do you ever get the urinate and bowel movement on your own back?

With a spinal cord injury do you ever get the urinate and bowel movement on your own back?

Depends on severity: However injury is usually permanent. Plenty of research into nerve repairs & some success in joining spinal nerves from above injury site to nerves below injury site. Time will tell but there are new advances all the time. Bowels can often be retrained with digital stimulation. Bladder control depends upon level of injury, dexterity, possible intermittent bladder self catheterization & meds. ...Read more

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Are there any genetic links between hirschsprung's disease and other bowel disorders?

Are there any genetic links between hirschsprung's disease and other bowel disorders?

Perhaps: Hirshsprung's disease may itself be genetic. It can also be associatedwith other genetic conditions;e.g., it occurs more commonly in down syndrome individuals. Ther may also be a positive family history of other bowel disorders. Best to see a geneticist and give a detailed family history. ...Read more

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Is inflammatory bowel disease an inherited condition?

Sometimes: There are genetic factors to inflammatory bowel disease (ibd) and individuals with a first degree family member with ibd have a higher risk of developing ibd in their lifetime. The overall risk is still fairly low (in the 10% range). ...Read more

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My dad died of bowel injury sepsis septic shock. doc hid all and said dad had heart attack natural causes, pathologist in on it... public inquiry and

My dad died of bowel injury sepsis septic shock. doc hid all and said dad had heart attack natural causes, pathologist in on it... public inquiry and

This is a serious: allegation. I recommend that you report your concerns to your local medical society and/or the medical licensing board. They can initiate an independent investigation of your father's medical records and of his doctor's conduct and abilities. While sadly this won't bring your father back, it may prevent harm to someone else in the future. Dr. Anne ...Read more

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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more


Bowel (Definition)

The bowel is the intestinal tract in the body. The small intestine ...Read more