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Bowel Dysfunction Symptoms
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
Can having a foot and a half or your bowel removed cause chronic pain and bowel dysfunction? Everytime I have to use bathroom am in severe pain?
No: This is not normal. Speak with a gastroenterologist asap. ...Read more
Can surgery on s1-5l cause neurogenic bowel dysfunction, I can't push or feel the stools moving, I have to take laxitives and seeing a specialist soon?
See below: Bowel or bladder dysfunction is what we consider a red flag, meaning there is the potential for a serious problem in the spine. It can mean compression of the lower spinal cord or multiple nerves in the lumbar spine. It can be seen with very large disc herniations as well as some other conditions that can cause nerve compression. If you have these symptoms, you should see your doctor right away ...Read more
Are there any psychiatrists or doctors here that believe autism is connected to the immune system and bowel dysfunctions?
No evidence of that: There is no evidence to support that theory. ...Read more
How can I slow down my small bowel transit time to gain weight (doctor says mine is going way to fast). .. He says the underlying reason is autonomic dysfunction.
Pain and distension: First comes abdominal pain followed by abdominal swelling + tenderness. Then vomiting of stomach contents followed by greenish (bile)vomiting. May feel like passing flatus, but cannot + bowel movements will cease. Abdominal sounds will be absent due to ileus. Plain abdominal xray will demonstrate distended bowel loops with "air fluid levels. See dr. For severe pain, abdo distension + green vomitus. ...Read more
It varies: In the lower GI tract an infection can have a different range of symptoms like diarrhea (with or without blood), gas, or bloating. You can also have fever, nausea and vomiting. These infections can be bacterial or viral. Viral syndromes are usually self-limited while bacterial may need antibiotics for some cases. In any case you want to keep hydrated and see your doctor if you cannot do that. ...Read more
Crampy pain, nausea: Bowel obstruction usually begins with loss of appetite and crampy pain in the abdomen. Usually, bowel gas and bowel movements slow down, and in some cases completely stop. Since food and saliva can't go anywhere, vomiting usually occurs. Most people who have a bowel obstruction have had previous surgery. ...Read more
I just had a bowel obstruction and surgery for the first time in my life dr said should have never happened. A week later I am having same symptoms c?
See your Dr: If you are developing the same symptoms as before the surgery you should see your surgeon or ER doctor as soon as possible. It's unlikely you have another bowel obstruction and more likely your bowels have not "woken up" completely yet, but to be sure you should have some x-rays at the very least. ...Read more
Varies: Most patients have not symptoms in early stages. Symptoms depends on size and location of the cancer. Symptoms may be: a change in bowel habits (diarrhea, constipation or a change in the consistency of stool), rectal bleeding or blood in stool, persistent abdominal discomfort (cramps, gas or pain), a feeling of incomplete bowel emptying, weakness or fatigue, or unexplained weight loss. ...Read more
Colon cancer symptom: Typical symptoms/signs from a local colon cancer include bleeding or back stool from bowel, abdominal pain, unexplained iron deficiency anemia, and/or a change in bowel habits. If abdominal distention, and/or nausea and vomiting occur, this may indicate a bowel obstruction or pending obstruction. ...Read more
Irriatable bowel syndrome what kinds foods should I eat and other things I can do to ease symptoms
IBS, SPASTIC COLON: Avoid caffienated, carbonated beverages, sugarless gum, mint and chocolate. ...Read more
Depends: Inflammatory bowel disease generally refers to crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis. Both may give you diarrhea up to 10-20 movements per day, uc usually with blood mixed in, abdominal pain, weight loss, loss of energy and numeropus other associated co morbid conditions. If in doubt see either a colorectal surgeon or GI doctor. ...Read more
It can be.: The most common symptoms include cramping, generalized abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, bloating, and the absence of any passage of stool or gas. We call this last symptom obstipation, and it is a very important predictor of the severity of the episode. In some cases, the pain becomes constant and severe--this may represent a compromised blood supply to the bowel, requiring emergency surgery. ...Read more