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Doctor insights on: Best Medicine For Kinked Bowel

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I have a kink/ twisted bowel and have been told by the doctors that they won't operate as it could be dangerous I have put up with this for 14 years.

I have a kink/ twisted bowel and have been told by the doctors that they won't operate as it could be dangerous I have put up with this for 14 years.

Possible: Full, history of prior surgery and conditions are relevant to risks of new operations.
The hostile abdomen with prior operations, adhesions, short bowel, and other scarring is higher risk!
get the whole story together and a second opinion. ...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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How do you fix a kink in your intestine?

How do you fix a kink in your intestine?

Caution...: Not sure what you are referring to as a "kink" but when doctors use this term they are usually describing a redundant colon or large intestine. This means there are more folds or twists in the colon than normal. Another type of "kink" might mean there are adhesions in the abdomen causing fixation of the intestine. This frequently comes to light after a difficult colonoscopy exam. ...Read more

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What does a kink in your small intestine mean?

What does a kink in your small intestine mean?

Nothing: Unless you are having symptoms of bowel obstruction. Usually the kink is due to prior abdominal surgery and adhesions. The obstruction can be partial, intermittent or complete, the latter usually requiring surgical correction and the former two usual respond to bowel rest in the hospital for 1-3 days. ...Read more

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What is the best medicine for making me have a bowel movement?

What is the best medicine for making me have a bowel movement?

Start simple, but...: Docusate (per pdr) helps moisten & soften hard, dry stools. It is not a true laxative, but facilitates natural defecation, usually within 12 to 72 hours. This is safe & available for anyone over 2, & assumes normal GI anatomy without inflammation, stenosis, extrinsic or instrinsic obstruction. Change in bowels is a "red flag", like weight loss or blood in stool, that needs evaluation if persistent. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with an irritable bowel syndrome, had taken medicines. Is dat life threatening? What wud be the best food for me to eat for ibs. Thanks!

I was diagnosed with an irritable bowel syndrome, had taken medicines. Is dat life threatening? What wud be the best food for me to eat for ibs. Thanks!

Rome 3 criteria: Irritable bowel syndrome (ibs) is a non-critical condition w/ abdominal discomfort, altered/ alternating stool pattern, accompanying nausea, bloating, gassiness. Often improved by stooling, ibs is defined by changes in perception of gut distension, motility, sensation. Diet (keep a food diary) & emotional stress may be a factor but first rule out inflammation, ischemia, infection, malabsorption. ...Read more

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Haven't had a bowel movement in 3 days since starting cough medicine with codeine. What is the best/safest OTC remedy given my current meds?

Haven't had a bowel movement in 3 days since starting cough medicine with codeine. What is the best/safest OTC remedy given my current meds?

Miralax (polyethylene glycol) and fiber: Make sure to drink plenty of fluids. Avoid caffeinated beverages, though. Eat leafy veggies and get a fiber supplement such as Metamucil or Citrucel. Adding Miralax (polyethylene glycol) to it may be helpful if fiber alone doesn't help. ...Read more

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My GP gave me a PPi for Irritable Bowel syndrome I have taken 15 mg a day for couple of years now, it stops the stomach cramps I used to get, but I want to review this medicine if this best treatment?

My GP gave me a PPi for Irritable Bowel syndrome I have taken 15 mg a day for couple of years now, it stops the stomach cramps I used to get, but I want to review this medicine if this best treatment?

General tips: Hi
For things like Irritable Bowel Syndrome, I think if it is controlling your symptoms, it is ok to continue taking it. You are on a pretty low dose. The next best thing would be to try to switch to a less potent medication or to try tapering off the PPI to see how you do. Hope this helps ...Read more

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What is the medicine for loose bowel?

Diagnosis: Best therapy is to get it evaluated. ...Read more

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What are best tests for inflammatory bowel disease?

See your doctor: A physical examination by your doctor is a place to start. Sometimes an x-ray such as small bowel series, and referral to a gastroenerologist for endoscopy and/or colonoscopy with biopsies may be indicated. ...Read more

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What medicines are treat inflammatory bowel disease?

Many: Gi anti-inflammatory (5-asa, mesalamine), steroids (prednisone, budesonide), immunosuppressants (azathioprine, cyclosporine) and biologics (infliximab) are the most common meds used for ibd. Depends on your symptoms and clinical response, combination treatment is common. You need to work closely with your doctor. ...Read more

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What is the best thing to feed a person diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease?

Depends: You would need to see your doctor and likely a gastroenterologist who specializes in these conditions. There are different types of inflammarory bowel diseases, and medical therapy or medications are usually used. Colonoscopy surveillance may be indicated. Surgery only used if there are complicating factors such as bleeding or obstruction or increased cancer risks. ...Read more

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I can't control my bowel movments with this diarrhea. What's best to slow it down?

I can't control my bowel movments with this diarrhea. What's best to slow it down?

Loperamide: Loperamide, but see a doctor if persistent or present with fever or bleeding. ...Read more

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My hida scan was unable to be done due to the nuclear medicine staying in my gallbladder and not releasing into my bowel. Does this mean my gallbladde?

My hida scan was unable to be done due to the nuclear medicine staying in my gallbladder and not releasing into my bowel. Does this mean my gallbladde?

Need more info: If the scan was a hida with cck (sincalide) augmentation, and the gallbladder (gb) filled with radioactive bile and then did not empty when cck was given, the gb ejection fraction should be low, and that indicates gb dysfunction.

If the radioactive substance (hida) did not even make it into the gb, it could be chronic or acute cholecystitis.

Either way, please see your healthcare provider. ...Read more

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What's the best way to treat irritable bowel syndrome?

What's the best way to treat irritable bowel syndrome?

Several: Regular consistent meal times and quantities of food, plenty of fluids and a good high fiber diet. You are retraining your bowel. Avoid caffeine and alcohol. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat irritable bowel syndrome?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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What is the best way to treat irritable bowel syndrome?

IBS: The goal is to relieve symptoms. Life style changes are important, such as regular exercises & improved sleep, avoid caffeine/tea/cola, increase fiber intake, avoid large meals, talk to your doctor about medications to relieve constipation or diarrhea or intestinal infections. ...Read more

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If you have irritable bowel syndrome, what is best to eat?

If you have irritable bowel syndrome, what is best to eat?

No specific diet: There is no specific exclusion diets for ibs, although many patients have difficulty tolerating water insoluble fibers, excessive dietary fats, fizzy drinks, & bowel stimulants (caffeine). If lactose, bean husk, sorbitol, &/or gluten intolerant it is best to avoid these foods or use appropriate enzyme supplements with them. Keep a food diary. Also, read "relief from ibs" by elaine shimberg. ...Read more

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What's the best exercise to improve bowel movements?

Exercise and digesti: All exercise improves digestion. For sluggish bowels, stretching the abdomen, backbending or yoga) can improve. ...Read more

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What is the best way to reduce the size of bowel movements?

Balanced diet/ water: Large bowel movements are associated with constipation.
The most common cause of constipation is a diet not rich in fruits and vegetables and not enough water.
If you eat at least 5 to 8 servings per day of fruits and veggies and drink at least 1 l of water it will get better.
Fruits that start with the letter "p" also help you with bowel movements. DonĀ“t forget to keep your body moving! ...Read more

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How can I best control irritable bowel syndrome?

How can I best control irritable bowel syndrome?

Several: Regular consistent meal times and quantities of food, plenty of fluids and a good high fiber diet. You are retraining your bowel. Avoid caffeine and alcohol. ...Read more

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What are the best tips to manage irritable bowel syndrome?

With doctor advice: Cause is unknown, but symptoms can be benefitted by certain prescription medications, which are relatively benign & well tested for several decades by physicians. Imo cause is dysfunction of parasympathetic branch of autonomic nervous system caused by hypermobility of sacroiliac joint (sij) of pelvic girdle. If I am correct pelvic stabilization via sij belt (boa. Com) might help; but no data yet. ...Read more

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Which is the best diet for people with 'irritable bowel syndrome'?

Daily fiber: Any diet will do, but incorporate daily fiber. Sometimes supplementation is needed with something like benifiber to help with symptoms. ...Read more

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I am taking Rabeprazole-20 twice. Can I take Peppermint Oil capsule for bowel problem with the medicine. Thanks.?

Rabeprazole: Hi, it depends why you are taking it for, if you are taking it for acid reflux I don't think it's wise to take peppermint as that might increase your reflux symptoms. Also Peppermint decreases the clearance of Rabeprazole from your body, therefore you might not need to take it twice a day, talk to your Gasteroenterologist. ...Read more

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My bowel will nit move without taking laxatives. What can I do for my bowels to move freely without taking medicine. I have tried everything.

My bowel will nit move without taking laxatives. What can I do for my bowels to move freely without taking medicine. I have tried everything.

Depends: Given that you are almost 50, make sure you have had your colonoscopy. Depending on rest of medical history, I would limit carbohydrates such as breads, pasta, rice, soda and drink more water, add fiber to diet. You may also create juices (kale, etc) and blend pumpkin seeds which are high in magnesium that is also used for constipation. Make sure the seeds are completely ground. Best wishe. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for small bowel lymphoma?

What is the best treatment for small bowel lymphoma?

Chemotherapy: Lymphoma is a chemosensitive disease. Chemotherapy combined with targetted therapy would be the recommended treatment.
I recommend you to discuss with your oncologist for detail information about what type of chemotherapy regimen, schedule etc. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for small bowel obstruction?

What is the best treatment for small bowel obstruction?

See doctor: If you have an acute small bowel obstruction you should get emergency care. There are several possibilities and you will likely need to be hospitalized for at least short period of time since you will likely not be able to eat or drink until issue is resolved. ...Read more

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What's the best way for me to change my bowel movement schedule for the weekend only?

I am not sure that: Is a healthy goal. You could retain a lot of feces if you limit your toilet use to weekends. ...Read more

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Multiple prominent bowel loops - is CT scan the best option?

Multiple prominent bowel loops - is CT scan the best option?

Vague question: How do you know you have prominent bowel loops unless you had some imaging study to begin with. Ct scan is great for evaluation, but more info needed. ...Read more

Bowel (Definition)

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