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Acute Colonic Ileus
Moderate amount of stool in colon and mild ileus. What is the best and fastest way to relieve all this backup of stool and gas? What should I avoid?
Depends on the cause: Ileus means that there is loss of the normal propulsive ability of the gastrointestinal tract - it can be mild or severe, depending on the cause. Many post-op ileus is caused by narcotics taken for pain control. This is often manifest as constipation. The treatment for this is walking, reducing narcotic intake, drinking enough water and on occasion, taking a laxative. ...Read more
Ileus is a slowing, or non-functioning condition of the gastrointestinal tract. The movement of food, digestive juices is slowed, leading to distension, sometimes back-up and vomiting. It is usually caused by trauma or injury, often by surgery itself. Usually responds to ...Read more
Can a ct showing fluid and stool filled loops in small bowel and colon but w no abstruction or inflammation still indicate ileus?
Is diarrhea a symptom of colon cancer? In the past month I've had 3-4 acute diarrhea attacks, which is abnormal for me. No dietary changes either.
My 3 yr old has chronic inactive stomach inflammation & acute patchy cryptitis of the colon. What could this be?????
3 yr w h/o poor growth, ^ calprotectin & sed rate. Biopsy show inactive chronic inflamm in the stomach & acute patchy cryptitis in colon (L >R). Dx???
Inflammation: Sometimes the most frustrating thing about medical work ups is not hearing a DIAGNOSIS. Your child's labs and biopsy all point to inflammation - from what it's still hard to determine but patchy cryptitis is found in both Chron's disease and Ulcerative colitis. The age and the poor growth make me more concerned for Celiac disease. Keep your follow up appt with MD for advice on next step ...Read more