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what happens when there is no peristalsis

A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience Pain Management
It slows down: The generalized loss of muscle tone causes food to move more slowly along the digestive tract.
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colin Kerr
43 years experience Family Medicine
Peristalsis: Peristalsis refers to the natural movement of contents of the bowel due to contraction of the muscles of the intestines. If peristalsis is too fast, y ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
34 years experience Gastroenterology
Movement: Peristalsis helps the food move through the digestive tract so it can be digested properly. It also aids in crushing the food as it is propelled forwa ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Khounganian
17 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Vomit: It is a fancy medical term for vomiting. Peristalsis is the normal slow motion of the gastrointestinal tract that moves food along to be absorbed. W ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ernie Ordonez
56 years experience Bariatrics
Of course: Absolutely. It's what you eat and drinks.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends: It could mean that there is a blockage in the baby's food tube. You should see a high risk doctor.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
36 years experience Internal Medicine
No: Roaring is in your GI tract...stomach,intestines. It indicates gas and peristalsis...more than normal.
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
There are many: Hormones that are secreted during the night that have higher levels in the morning - which is called a diurnal rhythm - such as testosterone and growt ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
35 years experience Family Medicine
Family practice : Abdominal pain and dry heaves. You should be seen to determine cause.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Depends: Depends on the size, the age of the patient, whether it's new and a result of heart attack or if it's been present since birth. In the worse cases, it ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
37 years experience Family Medicine
More info!: What happened to you? When did it happen and what has been tried? Please ask again, and give a few more details. Include any meds you take and other ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Palabrica
32 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Bleeding: While there could be numerous reason for postcoital bleeding that are simple such as bleeding from a surface vessel of your cervix, postcoital bleedin ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymond Schneider
45 years experience Family Medicine
Many things: It could be you are stressed or had too much caffene. It could be you are thin and can easily feel the major artery in the abdomen. It could be an an ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Fox
41 years experience Podiatry
Are you a: Diabetic? If not, do you have other symptoms or diabetes like frequent thirst and urination? I ask because tingling in the feet is a common complain ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience Infectious Disease
See below: Because colds or viral upper respiratory infections are self limited and resolve on their own, any treatment would have to be extremely safe with no p ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
One possibility of: weakness/sluggishness after eating can be a blood sugar problem. It may also be a GI disorder. Please see you doc. Peace and good health.
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Weak heart.: A heart that's pumping at 5% (normal would be 55-65%) would really at an end-stage of what we'd call congestive heart failure. That person would gen ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sean O'mara
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
Appendicitis: That something is common and problematic does not make it any more preventable. There have been considerable efforts in the past and currently to try ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Deborah Wong
33 years experience Family Medicine
No: Gurgling is good! we drs ike to hear lots of sounds in the gut with our stethoscopes, it means your gut is "peristlsbowel souning". But if you are d ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Lizarraga
15 years experience Internal Medicine
Any # of things: All of which your doctor can help you with! blood in the stool can range from hemorrhoids to inflammatory bowel disease to cancer to many other th ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Suicidal thoughts: It may have to do with feeling empty inside or the perception that you have been abandoned. It could be related to loneliness or the sense that you j ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Rochester
25 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: It is the same. Air being released that was swallowed after eating. No need to worry. Hope this was helpful. Thanks for using Healthtap. Dr R
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Female Sexuality: Why does it matter? Most females who ejaculate squirt fluids from their vaginal glands and that fluid is usually clear. But some are all mixed up aft ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
19 years experience Pediatrics
To be brief...: The best brief answer I can give you is to make an appointment to be seen and examined by a physician. Significantly more history is needed to even h ... Read More

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