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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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