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which diagnostic imaging process allows for direct visualization of intestine?

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Dr. Gerald Diaz
Radiology 11 years experience
CT/capsule endoscopy: Ct or ct enterography will allow you the best global picture of everything in the abdomen. Ultrasound can show solid abdominal organs but is limited evaluating air containing structures like large/small bowel. For direct visualization of the mucosa, capsule endoscopy (small cameral you swallow) may work. It all depends on the clinical indication.

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What do normal bowel movements look like?

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Many different forms: Newborns can have as many as 8-10 bms per day to as few as 1 per 4-5 days; they can be green, yellow or brown and have the consistency of cereal, birdseed, slime or mush. Diarrhea is almost pure water repeatedly and constipation is rocky-hard rabbit pellets. Anything in between, any color (except white) or consistency can be normal.
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Can sepsis affect my intestines?

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Will laxatives help remove intestinal parasites?

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Not effective: Most parasites need specific medication. Laxatives could make things worse, as most parasites cause diarrhea to begin with. Parasites are diagnosed with blood and stool tests, so see your doctor.
A 41-year-old member asked:

How can I begin to have regular bowel movements?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Are you normal?: Normal bowel frequency in america fits a bell-curve distribution--once daily stooling is the middle of the curve, but the normal range extends from 3 bowel movements daily to 1 bowel movement every 3-4 days. Even variable stool frequency within the confines of this bell-curve is "normal.".
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Can energy drinks give you sore gut?

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Dr. Phillip Frist
Dentistry 46 years experience
Yes: Energy drinks are usually loaded with caffine plus who knows what else. Consequently the caffine can cause acid leading to reflux, gas, ulcers and more.

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