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Are There Intestinal Diseases That Can Turn Into Septicemia
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
Tough question: It depends what is available. Video capsules have been used. From an imaging perspective some form of enteroclysis is best. Probably ct or mr enteroclysis is the best test, but these procedures are not widely available. Even traditional enteroclysis is not widely available. Routine imaging is usually done with ct and conventional small bowel follow through. ...Read more
In 400 characters!: Consider: IBD (Crohn's/Ulcerative colitis), microscopic colitis (collagenous, lymphocytic), IBS, dysmotilities, diverticular diseases, infiltrative processes, polyps, autoimmune, parasites, viral & bacterial infections, drug-induced diseases, ischemic gut, hernias (internal & external), trauma, rupture/perforation, leaky gut, surgical issues/repair, dysbiosis, cancer, appendicitis, lots more. ...Read more
Many tests.: Doctors have at their disposal many tests to diagnose small intestinal diseases. Which test they choose depends on what they think may be wrong. Some of the available tests include small bowel series, small bowel pill can, CT scan, upper endoscopy,and many others. See your doctor to figure out the best approach in your situation. Good luck. ...Read more
Protein-Losing Enteropathy in the intestine. Protein levels slowly improving. What is best treatment options for me? Is lymphoma a cause or concern?
Enteropathy: Protein loss from the gastrointestinal tract is usually due to the massive overexcretion of mucous from areas of overgrowth of normal lining. The classic is Menetriere's Disease which is an overgrowth of the normal lining in the stomach. Lymphoma can cause protein loss from the gi tract. If you have not seen a GI MD do so. ...Read more
Immune mediated enteropathy.Gluten free. Ongoing bowel issues. Not coeliac.any other possible food causes? Corn possible irritant? GF food ubiquitous
???????: There are many possibilities with gut sensitivities.A variety of food additives (#40 red or others) can trigger Irritable bowel symptoms. One GS patient I follow has test positive cross reactions to milk, casein,egg, corn chocolate and others but can handle small amounts. There are labs that test for IgG, IgA and IgE food reactions that might be available to you. ...Read more
Could I have an intestinal obstruction from severe constipation? If so, how would I know?? Is there a risk of perforation and sepsis?
Possible: Severe constipation can result in intestinal obstruction. If you have not had a bowel movement in a week, you are at risk for bowel obstruction. To prevent constipation, increase you intake of fiber foods, or take a fiber laxative like Metamucil. Plus drink enough water daily so that your urine is most colorless. Exercise also helps in moving the bowels. Consult this site for fiber foods. http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/in-depth/high-fiber-foods/art-20050948 ...Read more