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What happens when there is no peristalsis

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 28 years experience
It slows down: The generalized loss of muscle tone causes food to move more slowly along the digestive tract.

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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine 45 years experience
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
Dr. Eric Kaplan
Colon and Rectal Surgery 43 years experience
VARIABLE: You may get diarrhea or constipation, if too fast may have malabsorption leading to weight loss in spite of eating well and a good appetite, may also ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 36 years experience
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 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Khounganian
Orthopedic Surgery 19 years experience
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
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 28 years experience
See below: Peristalsis is a series of organized muscle contractions that occur throughout the digestive tract. Peristalsis is also seen in the tubular organs tha... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 40 years experience
Simplistically...: Movement of gut contents due to muscular activity of the GI tract is defined as "peristalsis." If your's is excessive, acutely increased, or interferi... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Rivera Jimenez
Obstetrics & Gynecology 19 years experience
Movement in pelvis: Sensation of movement in pelvis can be due to many reason, for example: enlarged uterus due to fibroids, adenomyosis, constipation, bladder contractio... Read More
A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
Peristalsis/fosamax: Fosamax (alendronate) is given with a full glass water ,while standing not lying down, with instruction not to lay down for 30 minutes due to its pot... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine 24 years experience
U will be full of it: Peristalsis is the automatic contraction of smooth muscles to propel contents through the digestive tract..Without it functioning normally, you will n... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 49 years experience
The small brain!: The largest collection or neurons in the body outside of the"bog" brain is the mesenteric plexus inside your abdomen. It controls movement, the compl... Read More