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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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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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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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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