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Bowel problems, what to do?

Bowel problems, what to do?

?IBS: Most liely IBS if no weight loss or blood in stool. Please check out "The Gut Solution" website and book for answers. ...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


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Can you advise for constipation/bowel problems?

Can you advise for constipation/bowel problems?

Constipation : Most importantly, drink plenty of fluids. At least 6 to 8 glasses of water a day is recommended. Add fiber to your diet such as bran, prunes and vegetables. Exercise everyday. If you continue to have a problem, add a fiber product such as Benefiber or Metamucil. ...Read more

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My son has iga defiency and bowel problems, what should we do?

My son has iga defiency and bowel problems, what should we do?

See doctor: If this has been present for some time, one needs to rule out a parasite infection in the guts since people with IgA deficiency are more susceptible to carry a certain parasite in the bowel. ...Read more

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Can always eating before bed lead to digestive and bowel problems?

Can always eating before bed lead to digestive and bowel problems?

Sometimes yes: People who eat or drink before lying down often get reflux of some stomach contents back into the esophagus. Over the years, this causes irritation to the esophagus, because stomach contents is acidic. A person can then suffer heartburn symptoms. It is better to stay upright after eating until the stomach has emptied (about an hour later). The bowels (intestines) are probably not affected. ...Read more

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Can anyone please suggest remedies for adhesion-related bowel problems?

Can anyone please suggest remedies for adhesion-related bowel problems?

Laparoscopic surgery: Adhesions are basically scar tissue which forms in response to irritation or inflammation of the intestine. They can be minimized by having laparoscopic surgery rather than open abdominal surgery. Once you have bowel adhesions there is no good way to eliminate them. Laparoscopic surgery to free the adhesions can be done in many cases if there are significant symptoms. ...Read more

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My son has bowel problems and while at the doctors he said it could be a condition called hush. What is that?

My son has bowel problems and while at the doctors he said it could be a condition called hush. What is that?

More Information?: I think you may be referring to " thrush" but its hard to know with limited history. Can you put in more information regarding your son's medical history, with his age, and more detail, and we will answer! ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my son has bowel problems and while at the doctors he said it could be a condition called hush?

What do you suggest if my son has bowel problems and while at the doctors he said it could be a condition called hush?

Hush: I am not familiar with this term as it applies to a medical condition Ask your doctor what he meant.. He could have been referring to thrush ...Read more

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Can bowel problems be serious?

Can bowel problems be serious?

Bowel Problems: Bowel problems run a whole spectrum...From mild to very severe. Some bowel problems, such as crohn's disease, can be quite incapacitating. Some bowel problems, such as mesenteric ischemia, can cause gangrene of the bowels, which can be life threatening. I suggest you discuss whatever bowel problems you are having with your primary care physician or with your specialist. ...Read more

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What can be done for bowel problems?

What can be done for bowel problems?

What symptoms ?: Your question is too nonspecific & offers no information about your symptoms, signs, risks. "bowel problems" run the spectrum from cancer to infection, inflammation, ischemia, metabolic disorders, motility issues. Symptoms may include: altered stooling, bleeding, pain, weight loss, obstruction, rectal dysfunction, malabsorption/maldigestion, more. See our problem--please help with more info. ...Read more

Taking Accutane (Definition)

Accutane (Isotretinoin) is a powerful medicine that treats acne. It is known to cause severe birth defects if a woman becomes ...Read more


Bowel (Definition)

The bowel is the intestinal tract in the body. The small intestine ...Read more