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Finding bruises all over my rib cage my back & legs. No appetite for 4 days and no bowel movements. Nausea pain in joints feeling unwell. Advice?

Finding bruises all over my rib cage my back & legs. No appetite for 4 days and no bowel movements. Nausea pain in joints feeling unwell. Advice?

You may have a: serious condition involving an autoimmune disease called TTP (thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura) or HUS (hemolytic uremic syndrome), both of which could cause these bruises in the middle trunk and/or lower extremities. Please proceed to the nearest emergency room facility to be checked out properly. Do not wait do it now. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...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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What is ilius bowel?

What is ilius bowel?

Paralyzed intestine: Normally the bowel is usually moving, milking contents forward, in waves of contractions (peristalsis). When it stops, it's called ileus. It is seen with narcotic pain meds, some other medications, electrolyte imbalances, post-operatively, and in some patients with slow motility. Being very sick or bed bound can also contribute. If the underlying cause is fixed, it usually resolves with time. ...Read more

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What is bowel ischamia?

What is bowel ischamia?

Quite a problem!: lack of blood to the bowel. The symptoms are aches and pains and generally missed until the bowel dies off in which case there is a catastrophe! can be diagnosed with any dye study of the bowel ...Read more

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What is inflammed bowel ?

What is inflammed bowel ?

Inflamed bowl: Inflammatory respoused indicates body reaction to unwanted stimulus by mounting a defense with inflammatory cells .stimuli can be infection ,foreign body or chemical or tumor or immune system ...Read more

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How is bowel ischaemia treated ?

How is bowel ischaemia treated ?

Surgery: depend what cause the ischemia and for how long the ischemia lasted if caught early we might be able to restore the circulation to the bowels by embolectomy. or by lysing the clot. if not surgery will allow the removal of all dead guts,but if the problem is the entire small bowel most likely that will not be compatible with life unless the patient lives on TPN total venous nutrition,which is hard. ...Read more

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How painful is bowel prep?

How painful is bowel prep?

None: There should be no pain with a bowel prep, which are laxatives to clean the intestines. There could be mild bloating, fullness, or minimal intestinal cramping feeling. Of course, diarrhea is the natural expected result of this bowel prep. ...Read more

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Sudden loss of bowel control?

Sudden loss of bowel control?

Lost bowel control: "minor incontinence" is partial soiling of occasional loss of loose or watery stool, while "major incontinence" is loss of control of stool of normal consistency. In minor incontinence, consider deficient internal sphicter tone due to trauma, rectal prolapse, prolapsing hemorrhoids, drug effects, fecal impaction (in elderly, neurologic disorders). Anal manometry testing with biofeedback may help. ...Read more

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Loss of muscle control in bowel ?

Loss of muscle control in bowel ?

Exam time: You need to have a good exam to determine why this is happening. Until then, it's good to keep track of your intake - food and fluids - amounts, types, time, duration. Note any other details like activity leve, stressors, etc. Tell the Dr all of this to help Dx. I hope it's not too serious and you get well soon. ...Read more

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What does small bowel reflux mean?

What does small bowel reflux mean?

Biliary reflux: Biliary reflux, bile reflux or duodenogastric reflux is a condition that occurs when bile flows upward (refluxes) from the duodenum into the stomach and esophagus. While bile reflux involves fluid from the small intestine flowing into the stomach and esophagus, acid reflux is back flow of stomach acid into the esophagus. SEE: http://bit.ly/1CERl6k ...Read more

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What is a fatty tumor on the bowel?

Benign Tumor: Lipomas(fatty tumors)can be found anywhere along the intestinal tract, typically bulging towards the intestinal lumen. Though often completely harmless, when large they can erode thru the inner lining of the intestine and cause bleeding. Furthermore, they may cause (small)bowel obstruction, as the intestine tries to propagate the tumor out (intususception). Rx is only required for complications. ...Read more

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Bowel (Definition)

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