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Nausea after prolapsed bowel surgery?

Nausea after prolapsed bowel surgery?

Yes common: Try adds- powerade, coolaid, gatorade , lemon aid. Brat diet -bananas, rice apples toast. Talk to doc in am i not tolerating. ...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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Abdominal pain after bowel movement, pain last for whole day. Have mild gastritis?

Abdominal pain after bowel movement, pain last for whole day. Have mild gastritis?

Need more info: If the pain is in the area of the stomach and you were bearing down hard to move your bowels, then it could be that in the process of bearing down you increased the pressure in the belly enough to push stomach acid into the food tube or esophagus. This would then cause pain due to the nature of how you exerted yourself to defecate. Seems like a long time to have pain post movement. See your doc. ...Read more

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4 day days, no bowel movement after colonoscopy, should I be concerned?

4 day days, no bowel movement after colonoscopy, should I be concerned?

No not at all: No you don't have to be concerned as long as you are eating regular diet and otherwise feel ok without any other symptoms, it will happen soon.Have patience. ...Read more

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Will I have normal bowel movements after hernia surgery?

Will I have normal bowel movements after hernia surgery?

Yes: They should be normal. You may be advised to take stool softeners if you are taking narcotic pain medications as they can be associated with constipation. ...Read more

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No bowel movement and stomach pain after laxative?

No bowel movement and stomach pain after laxative?

May be impacted: You may have a stool impaction. This is a large collection of stool that has hardened to the point abdominal it's very hard to clear. You get stomach cramps as gas and fluid backs up around and stretching the colon. You should see your doctor about this. He may have to arrange for disimpaction. Or a G.I. Evaluation and colonoscopy. Good health. ...Read more

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Anal pain with and after defecation, stool leakage after defecation that stays for 4 hours .done colonoscopy and dr said everything seemed normal?

Anal pain with and after defecation, stool leakage after defecation that stays for 4 hours .done colonoscopy and dr said everything seemed normal?

Well : This could be a hemorrhoid anal Fisher fistula. If I guess turn all just examine you and do the normal colonoscopy and rectal exam is probably OK. For specific advice consult the doctor did the colonoscopy ...Read more

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Finishing antibiotics after sigmoid diverticulitis feeling fine except tenderness inthe center abdomin especially after bowel movement is this normal?

Finishing antibiotics after sigmoid diverticulitis feeling fine except tenderness inthe center abdomin especially after bowel movement is this normal?

Pain with BM: 36 year old gentleman with abdominal pain after BM finishing course of antibiotics for diverticular disease. The course of antibiotics you are taking can modify your intestinal flora and cause gastrointestinal upset. In addition, you have proven diverticular disease. No nausea, vomiting, diarrhea hopefully it will not persist. Probiotics/continue abx however discuss pain with treating MD please ...Read more

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Anal pain&stool leakage after defecation for 4 hours,sice last year.got checked twice and done colonoscopy,everything was normal.??

Many reasons: Many reasons but one possibility are pudendal neuralgia. You can read an article on pudendal neuralgia here: https://www.facebook.com/braintumorexperts.org/ Otherwise, fissures, prostatitis, etc. could be the culprit. Best of luck! ...Read more

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I'm having bowel movement within 2 hrs of having meal after staple haemorodictomy. How long will this frequent bowel movement last.

I'm having bowel movement within 2 hrs of having meal after staple haemorodictomy. How long will this frequent bowel movement last.

Bowel movements: We all have a reflex called the gastrocolic reflex that causes us to defecate after a meal, especially a large meal. This is a defense mechanism for the body to rid itself of waste so we could be ready to fight of flee back in the days of old. This is more pronounced in some people and after going through stressors. ...Read more

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Gallbladder removed eight weeks ago. Ever since, poop floats every day along with some intestinal discomfort after pooping. A concern?

May not be related: to your surgery , but the antibiotics administered before surgery may have altered your normal intestinal flora , speak to your surgeon may give probiotic , or in couple of wks body will adjust by itself.. ...Read more

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Is rlq pain after enteroscopy & colonoscopy normal 24+ hours later?

Is rlq pain after enteroscopy & colonoscopy normal 24+ hours later?

Depends....: If the pain is mild and getting better then its normal. If the pain is getting worse along with abdominal distention and fevers then thats a problem. Contact your endoscopist immediately if thats the case. ...Read more

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Dark brown stool and constipation few weeks after laparoscopic surgery, normal?

Dark brown stool and constipation few weeks after laparoscopic surgery, normal?

Can be normal if...: This can be normal as long as the stools are not described as black and tarry in appearance (as this could indicate a slow bleed from the gastrointestinal tract). If constipation does not resolve or is accompanied by abdominal pain, lack of appetite, fever, or distention (swollen belly), then a follow up with the Gastroenterologist would be warranted. ...Read more

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Is kidney pain normal during the colonoscoppy prep. Also brown diahrea 5 mins after eating after test?

Is kidney pain normal during the colonoscoppy prep. Also brown diahrea 5 mins after eating after test?

Many discomforts: may occur during a colonoscopy prep. It is not a pleasant thing to go through. The pain in the area of your kidney, was more likely originating from the colon which underlies the kidneys. The brown diarrhea after eating is probably due to irritation of your colon by the prep and the test. Drink clear liquids and a BRAT diet to help your colon recover. ...Read more

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How many days after colonoscopy should I have bowel movement?

How many days after colonoscopy should I have bowel movement?

1-2 days: If you go home and start eating afterward, then you should start having some stool within a day or two. ...Read more

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Colonoscopy (Definition)

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