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Accutane Bowel Problems
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
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
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
See your doctor: See your doctor for exam and testing to diagnose the problem and and once diagnosed get treatment. ...Read more
Hi I have been having bowel problems yesteraday it came out like mud today all small thin pieces is this bad ?
Bowels: Variations in bowel movements can occur as a normal phenomenon based on diet. If you had symptoms associated with it such as cramping/abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, I would suggest contacting your doctor. I would look at your diet closely and see if there is anything different that may have cause it. If it is prolonged, see your primary doctor for a detailed history and physical. ...Read more
Malabsoption: Celiac disease affects about 1% of the people in the us and there are other problems related to enzyme deficiencies, e.G, lactose intolerance. Increased absorption of iron and hemochromatosis. Less commonly inflammatory bowel disease, e.g., crohn disease, parasites, and tumors. ...Read more
Will bowel problems complety reverse itself, if stress is the cause of them, and the stress is completely reduced to normal levels?
Diapers: Considering your situation it is perfectly okay to weardiapers when necessary. ...Read more
Headache: Not sure if all are related but a week is a long time to feel ill that way, you should call and see your doctor right away. ...Read more
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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