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Bowel (Overview)

The bowel is the intestinal tract in the body. The small intestine and the large intestine.


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What is ilius bowel?

What is ilius bowel?

Paralyzed intestine: Normally the bowel is usually moving, milking contents forward, in waves of contractions (peristalsis). When it stops, it's called ileus. It is seen with narcotic pain meds, some other medications, electrolyte imbalances, post-operatively, and in some patients with slow motility. Being very sick or bed bound can also contribute. If the underlying cause is fixed, it usually resolves with time. ...Read more

Bowel (Overview)

The bowel is the intestinal tract in the body. The small intestine and the large intestine.


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What is a loopy bowel?

What is a loopy bowel?

Elongated descending: Colon.
This article should explain:
http://www. Healthline. Com/health/redundant-colon

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Living with Bowel Incontinence (Checklist)

Do not be embarrassed to discuss your issues 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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What is bowel ischamia?

What is bowel ischamia?

Quite a problem!: Lack of blood to the bowel. The symptoms are aches and pains and generally missed until the bowel dies off in which case there is a catastrophe!
can be diagnosed with any dye study of the bowel ...Read more

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Living with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (Checklist)

Try to notice and avoid precipitating factors
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Start a trial of increased dietary fiber
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See your primary care physician or gastroenterologist if symptoms persist
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How can I wake up a lazy bowel?

Magnesium oxide caps: 2-3 magnesium oxide capsules for tablets
per day should help. Each capsule or
tablet could be 400 or 500 mg.
Most people are deficient in this
essential mineral. ...Read more

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What does peristalsing bowel mean?

What does peristalsing bowel mean?

Moving bowel: Sometimes physician listens to abdomen with stethoscope and hears bowel making noise of normal movement or peristalysis. Sometimes if very hungry sounds can be heard related to bowel motion. It is normal for bowel to make some noise when peristalses. No bowel sounds mean bowel is staying completely still sometimes called paralytic ileum. High pitched sounds can be heard in bowel obstruction. ...Read more

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What does a home bowel cleanse mean?

What does a home bowel cleanse mean?

As it sounds: You give youself an enema. No magic. Unless you're super-constipated, it's a dumb idea. ...Read more

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What is it when your bowel is green?

Green: Stool is a result of food you have ingested or amounts of bile in your stool occasionally greenish diarrhea might be an indicator of salmonella but I think your stool is just a basic green BM ...Read more

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What is the medicine for loose bowel?

Diagnosis: Best therapy is to get it evaluated. ...Read more

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What is mean by change in bowel habit?

What is mean by change in bowel habit?

Change in: Frequency, consistency, caliber, color of bowel movement. Or new findings such as discomfort with voiding or blood in stool. ...Read more

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What can I do to address a bowel spasm?

Bowel spasm: Hyoscyamine is a prescription medication which relaxes smooth muscle and can reduce pain with bowell spasms. Talk to your doctor about prescribing the medicine. ...Read more

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What's multiple filled bowel loops mean?

What's multiple filled bowel loops mean?

Air/fluid: Air and fluid in bowel loops. It significance is related to the underlying disease/symptom complex and degree/ extent of dilatations. ...Read more

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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

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How do you treat imflammatory bowel disease?

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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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Chronic bowel upset, any suggestions please?

Chronic bowel upset, any suggestions please?

Bowel upset?: There is not enough detail here to know what you mean by chronic bowel upset. Often chronic G.I. problems respond to increasing the amount of fiber in the diet. If a simple measure like that does not help, however, then I would recommend seeing your doctor for evaluation. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: bowel?

Intestinal tract: The bowel is the intestinal tract in the body. The small intestine and the large intestine. ...Read more

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Can att cause distended bowel syndrome? Anil

What's ATT?: I don't think u r referring to the cell phone company. Kindly resend the question ...Read more

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Is it normall to have a bowel movment every 2days?

Probably: Bowel movement regularity can vary from daily to every two or three days. Most people average at least daily but we are all different. I would encourage healthy diet and exercise with making sure you get appropriate fiber in your diet for colon health. If you experience any slowing down in your bowel movemente then start with gentle osmotic laxatives like MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) or stool softener colace. ...Read more

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Thickening of the lower bowel, what does that mean?

Thickening of the lower bowel, what does that mean?

Incomplete descripti: Did you have a radiological test like CT scan which was read by radiologist like that. It may mean nothing significant or may mean some inflammation. Get an opinion from gastroenterologist. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is happening when your bowel flow on it's own?

Med eval: If it is liquid - the transit time through the colon is probably too rapid. Any problem with tone of annal sphincter? If this is a change if bowel habitus for you, would recommend medical evaluation. ...Read more

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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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What to do if I'm suffering a horrible bowel problem.?

What to do if I'm suffering a horrible bowel problem.?

You haven't provided: Enough info to try to answer your question. We would need to know more about the actual symptoms. ...Read more

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What antiinflammatories are safe for an inflamed bowel?

What antiinflammatories are safe for an inflamed bowel?

Consider herbal...: Classic anti-inflammatories like aspirin and ibuprofen can paradoxically cause irritation and GI bleeding so I don't recommend. Drugs with 5-ASA are widely used- see http://tinyurl. Com/zvx6duh
But I often recommend herbal anti-inflammatories including Boswellia (a frankincense extract), curcumin (a turmeric extract), ginger and Japanese Knotweed; these are safe and effective. Probiotics help too. ...Read more

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Should I be on a special diet after having a blocked bowel?

For a while: If they had to cut out some bowel because of the blockage then usually I have my patients on liquids for a few days then soft foods for about a week then you can regular food without restrictions. ...Read more

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I have irregular bowel, I only have my bowel after 2-3 days?

High fiber diet: You should supplement your diet with fiber. An easy way to do that is to eat a high fiber breakfast cereal. Read the packages. Most cereals have 1 or 2 g of fiber per serving but allbran and fiberone have 12-14 g. Mix these in with your favorite cereal and eat some everyday. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I'm suffering a horrible bowel problem.?

What do you suggest if I'm suffering a horrible bowel problem.?

See ur doctor: Depends on the bowel problem, and its urgency. Urgent /emergent medical care needed for red flags such as dehydration from severe nausea/vomit/diarrhea, blood in vomit or stool, fever/shakes, weight loss and severe pain or belly tenderness. ...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