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What are the potential causes of strictures in the gastrointestinal tract?

What are the potential causes of strictures in the gastrointestinal tract?

Location, location: The question is very broad and it would highly depend on which part of the GI tract we are talking about, i.e. The colon, the small intestine, the esophagus, etc. To give you a general framework though, i might say that some common causes are: cancer, ischemia (lack of blood supply), infection, inflammatory bowel disease (especially crohn's), radiation therapy, diverticulitis, and drugs. ...Read more

Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
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Amyloidosis (Definition)

Amyloid is an abnormal protein made by the body. When amyloid is deposited onto normal tissue such as skin, joints, liver, or heart, the condition is known as amyloidosis. Symptoms vary depending on the part ...Read more


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Is there a difference between the digestive and the gastrointestinal tract?

Is there a difference between the digestive and the gastrointestinal tract?

No: They are two ways of saying the same thing. Similarly, the large intestine is also called the colon. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: gastrointestinal tract?

What is the definition or description of: gastrointestinal tract?

GI tract: Gastrointestinal tract refers to the system connecting the mouth to the anus. Mouth, esophagus, stomach, duodenum, jejunum, ileum, colon. ...Read more

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What is wrong with my gastrointestinal tract? It moves slow and causes constipation.

What is wrong with my gastrointestinal tract?  It moves slow and causes constipation.

See a doctor: To answer this question, a doctor would have to see you and get a good history and perform a physical exam. It also might require some testing such as xrays or bloodwork. ...Read more

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What happens if a person has no peristalsis movement in the gastrointestinal tract?

What happens if a person has no peristalsis movement in the gastrointestinal tract?

U will be full of it: Peristalsis is the automatic contraction of smooth muscles to propel contents through the digestive tract..Without it functioning normally, you will not be able to swallow food, and if you manage to get food to the stomach, it will just sit there. Once in the intestine/colon, stools will just sit there as well..Thus making you full-of-it. :-) i hope you have some peristalsis.. Good day, iwash5.. ...Read more

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What are the physical impacts of gastrointestinal tract birth defects?

What are the physical impacts of gastrointestinal tract birth defects?

That depends...: The physical effects of gastrointestinal birth defects depend on what the condition is. Gastroschisis and omphalocele are two GI defects requiring surgery. In both cases, the most common problems in follow-up are related to poor motility of the intestinal tract. The baby may have trouble tolerating feedings and may get distended/bloated, may spit up, and may not stool as often as expected. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take 10-20 billion live cultures for my gastrointestinal tract, and douche with a probiotic to maintain balance?

Is it ok to take 10-20 billion live cultures for my gastrointestinal tract, and douche with a probiotic to maintain balance?

No: Please don't use probiotics for your GI tract, in your vagina. The "good bacteria" strains in each area are not the same. There are specific vaginal suppositories which can be used, if desired and appropriate. Please talk with your ob-gyn doctor about this. ...Read more

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What kind of gastrointestinal tract birth defects can be recognized at birth?

What kind of gastrointestinal tract birth defects can be recognized at birth?

Most: Generally babies with GI tract anomalies will have symptoms shortly after birth which prompt further testing. ...Read more

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Gastrointestinal Tract (Definition)

Gastrointestinal tract refers to the system connecting the mouth to the anus. Mouth, esophagus, stomach, ...Read more


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Gastrointestinal (Definition)

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