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A 56-year-old female asked:

took out most of sm intestine how do i eat?

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Dr. Jordan Rush
Gastroenterology 13 years experience
Difficult: You are certainly at risk of malabsorption and a condition called short bowel syndrome. Sometimes you may need supplemental nutrition such as tpn.

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If I am unhappy with the barnett continent intestinal reservoir or it doesn't work properly, what are my options?

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Dr. James Fox
Psychiatry 14 years experience
Change your question: You have asked this question several times and I have tried to re-route it to the proper specialist, but maybe you could re-phrase it to get a better result. Your question is being routed due to a tag for "depression". Try asking "barnett continent intestinal reservoir doesn't work properly, what are my options?" and try to route it to a GI surgeon and hopefully you'll get a response that way.
A 31-year-old member asked:

How do I know if I have a leaky gut?

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Dr. Gary Gottlieb
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
Not a true diagnosis: Leaky gut is a proposed condition where certain toxins, microbes, or poor diet allows bacteria and toxic molecules to enter the system from inside the colon. It is not a recognized diagnosis by physicians who practice alllopathic medicine. Bacteria can pass through the colon wall in certain serious conditions such as severe colitis or toxic megacolon, and most of these patients are hospitalized.
Dr. Jill Carnahan
Specializes in Family Medicine
The latest research in gastroenterology by Dr Fassano not only acknowledges the presence of leaky gut (intestinal hyper permeability syndrome) but talks about how the prevalence is much greater than suspected and how it may be linked to most autoimmune diseases. Manifestations of leaky gut include many, eczema, inflammatory bowel disease, rheumatoid arthritis and multiple food allergies.
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A 27-year-old member asked:

How do you treat leaky gut?

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Dr. Andrew Gentry
Gastroenterology 20 years experience
Depends on cause: Worst case is perforation or hole in gut and will need surgery. More commonly is the break down of the junctions between cells that line the gut. This can be caused by an infection or commonly a condition called celiac disease most infections resolve with time celiac disease requires special diet and lastly crohns disease or ulcerative colitis may require immune suppressive therapy.
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A 24-year-old member asked:

What causes leaky gut?

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Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 17 years experience
Inflammation: I suspect you mean "leaky" intestinal mucosal barrier in which permeability increases. It is most commonly seen in episodes of sirs (systemic immune response syndrome) or with ibd. Unfortunately it is also a syndrome claimed by many non-medical professionals to be the cause of a variety of illnesses (for which they sell you a cure $$ ).
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What's rectal prolapse effect on moving bowels?

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Dr. Scott Beard
Urogynecology 25 years experience
None usually: Rectal prolapse is where the rectum falls through the anus. Sometimes it results from constipation. A rectocele is a bulge from the vagina and stool can get stuck in it.

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