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What can cause small bowel inflammation, pain, and perhaps bleeding in children?

What can cause small bowel inflammation, pain, and perhaps bleeding in children?

Infectious & Inflamm: Both bacterial bowel infections, e.g., by shigella, salmonella, campylobacter , and yersinia And Inflammatory bowel disease such as Crohn's disease can produce the symptoms described. ...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 can be done for bowel Inflammation in a metastic colon cancer patient ?can chemo cause this ?

What can be done for bowel
Inflammation in a metastic colon cancer patient ?can chemo cause this ?

There are many: Reasons for intestinal inflammation whether or not someone has colon cancer and is utilizing chemotherapy. Without having more information like the symptoms associated or the circumstances around how the inflammation was identified, it's difficult to better guide you. Though this is a question that a patients oncologist should readily be able to help out with. ...Read more

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Is a virtual colonoscopy as good as regular one? I have conditions that make sedation a risk, but want to keep an eye on my celiac, bowel inflammation

Is a virtual colonoscopy as good as regular one? I have conditions that make sedation a risk, but want to keep an eye on my celiac, bowel inflammation

They are different: A virtual colonoscopy is really designed to look for polypoid lesions within the colon. To assess your celiac disease, blood tests and possibly a ct enterography (not a virtual one) would be more useful. Ask your doctor about this. ...Read more

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Lots of Belching, Flatulence (no bad smell, only tiny bubbles), feeling of jumping bubbles near anus (more after oily meal), bowel inflammation somtym?

Lots of Belching, Flatulence (no bad smell, only tiny bubbles), feeling of jumping bubbles near anus (more after oily meal), bowel inflammation somtym?

Classic gall bladder: symptoms Without an actual examination, I cannot give specific medical advice on your particular health and the bile in the gall bladder aids digestion of fats. if it is not working fats go right through you and with fatty meals, belching/gas/discomfort/ oily stool sometimes. Also, one diet drug causes fat to not be absorbed as does some anti-obesity surgery. ...Read more

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Weight loss, multiple/waking for bowel movements, inflammation/ulceration near the terminal ileum, pain of abdo and joints, night sweats. Is it ibs?

Weight loss, multiple/waking for  bowel movements, inflammation/ulceration near the terminal ileum, pain of abdo and joints, night sweats. Is it ibs?

Probably not: Your symptoms are more suggestive of ibd (inflammatory bowel disease, or crohn's disease) rather than ibs (irritable bowel syndrome). Other less likely possibility is non-hodgkin's lymphoma. I recommend that you see a physician who treats gastrointestinal disease soon. ...Read more

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If left untreated can pinworms cause inflammation in bowel & other ibd like symptoms?

If left untreated can pinworms cause inflammation in bowel & other ibd like symptoms?

Long-term pinworms: Conditions associated with untreated cases of pinworm include diarrhea, malabsorption of food, genital itching, bedwetting & vaginal discharge which can be associated with genital skin irritation and rash. There is a higher incidence of appendicitis in people infected with pinworms but still uncertain whether the worms cause the appendicitis. Discuss your sx with pcp. ...Read more

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I'm 23 yr old having stomach pain, gas, inflammation, and bowel problems. My grandmother had colon cancer. Can i test for cancer this early?

I'm 23 yr old having stomach pain, gas, inflammation, and bowel problems. My grandmother had colon cancer. Can i test for cancer this early?

Probably not...: At 23, you should pay attention to what and how to eat a healthy foods such as those with less sugar, fat, and salt, with more vegetables and fruits, with less junky foods, with more nuts, beans, etc. Besides more exercise, better sleep, and no overindulgence and obsession for everything we do in life, will help live a long happy life. As to concern for family history of colon cancer, ask doctor. ...Read more

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What diet do I follow to reduce inflammation and the risk for bowel disease?

What diet do I follow to reduce inflammation and the risk for bowel disease?

Avoid toxic foods: Avoid sugars, fried foods, vegatable oils like canola & soy, meats that are cured wth nitrates & nitrites, aspartame, splenda, partially hydrogenated vegetable oils, maragarine, soy based products, sweetened beverages like juice & soda, microwaved foods, artificial colors & flavors. All of these products cause damage to the cells, tissues & organs in your body contributing to various diseases. ...Read more

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During a recent sigmoidoscopy a small patch of inflammation was found on the left side of lower bowel. What is the most likely outcome?

During a recent sigmoidoscopy a small patch of inflammation was found on the left side of lower bowel. What is the most likely outcome?

Hard to say: Given the limitted info you gave, it is hard to tell what exactly it is. Could be from recent mild infection, early colitis, lymphocytic/spastic colitis, or it may not be much at all.... Why was the procedure done? I assume some tissue sample/biopsy was done...If so, waite for the result.. Good luck...Keep us informed.. ...Read more

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What is entercolitis ? Does this involve inflammation in small and large bowel?

What is entercolitis ? Does this involve inflammation in small and large bowel?

Both: entritis is inflammation of the small bowel. colitis is inflammation of the colon. gastroenetritis is inflammation of the stomach and small bowei gastritis is inflammation of the stomach. entercolitis is inflammation of the small bowel and the colon. ...Read more

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"mild bowel wall thickening involve sigmoidcolon might reflect relative underdistention. less likely inflammation". is cancer? no real gastro symptoms

"mild bowel wall thickening involve sigmoidcolon might reflect relative underdistention. less likely inflammation". is cancer? no real gastro symptoms

Typical scenario: Since we don't do any kind of bowel prep any more for routine CT scans, this kind of scenario is common. If the radiologist thinks the bowel looks a little too think, they will likely put in a statement like that as a hedge against potential pathology (and lawsuit). The thing is, could it be cancer? Yes, but the likelihood is low. If it was me, I would ignore it unless you develop symptoms. ...Read more

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I hav very sore inflamed intestines/bowel. What over counter med is best for pain and inflammation?

I hav very sore inflamed intestines/bowel. What over counter med is best for pain and inflammation?

Suggestions: I will give you some suggestions of things to try, but it sounds like you need to see a doctor to get a diagnosis and specific treatment as soon as possible. Omeprazole which is over the counter can block stomach acid and may help. Aloe vera supplements or juice can be soothing to the gastrointestinal tract. Probiotics can help restore the normal gut bacteria. Good luck and get to a doctor soon. ...Read more

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What supplements can reduce inflammation in inflammatory bowel disease and what are the effective doses?

What supplements can reduce inflammation in inflammatory bowel disease and what are the effective doses?

Step up / Top down: Traditionally, ibd was treated with progressive addition of drugs of increasing efficacy (5-asa, topicals, antibiotics, steroids, immune modulators, biologics) designed to suppress gut inflammation="step up therapy." increasingly, GI docs are turning to "top down treatment" where biologic treatment is used early after diagnosis. Can add probiotics. There are no supplements to treat flare--see doc. ...Read more

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New, probably benign, increased mesenteric fat attenuation suggesting inflammation, infiltration or edema in small bowel mesentery. Explain?

New, probably benign, increased mesenteric fat attenuation suggesting inflammation, infiltration or edema in small bowel mesentery. Explain?

Mesenteric panniculi: mesenteric panniculitis:---is a rare disorder characterized by a chronic nonspecific inflammation involving the adipose tissue of the bowel messentary. Cause is unclear--autoimmune responce to unknown source or ischemia changes have been proposed. the disease is associated with, vasculitis,granulomatous disease, rheumatoid disease and pancreatitis. I hope this is help full ...Read more

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Doctor found a polyp in my bowel, I'm 26 they took it out. No Colon CA in family? They didn't find any inflammation disease, how could I have this?

Doctor found a polyp in my bowel, I'm 26 they took it out. No Colon CA in family? They didn't find any inflammation disease, how could I have this?

Any adenoma?: Sometimes there are normal findings identified at colonoscopy that can form a small bump resembling a polyp. These will often be removed to make sure they are not a precancerous polyp. If the pathology report does not mention an adenoma or hyperplastic polyp, it may not be a true polyp at all. You can follow up with your doctor regarding the results of the biopsy. ...Read more

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Does fluid and stool filled loops in small bowel w abnormal gas pattern w no inflammation or obstruction a sign of ileus?

Does fluid and stool filled loops in small bowel w abnormal gas pattern w no inflammation or obstruction a sign of ileus?

Possibly: Ileus refers to disruption in normal propulsive activity of the GI tract. The bowel dilates with gas and stool and there is no evidence of bowel sounds when auscultating the abdomen. Present usage restricts the term to disruptions caused by the failure of peristalsis, rather than by mechanical obstruction usually induced by a parasympathetic response due to surgery, infection or medications ...Read more

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Doc. Found ulcer in terminal ileum, did biopsy, said biopsy shows inflammation..Now wants to do barium X-ray of small bowel. Why? What's he lookin 4?

Doc. Found ulcer in terminal ileum, did biopsy, said biopsy shows inflammation..Now wants to do barium X-ray of small bowel. Why? What's he lookin 4?

He's looking for...: Crohn's, behcet's, infection, nsaid-related injury, etc. The small bowel imaging (ct enterography, mr enterography, small bowel follow-through) can help determine what other parts of the intestine may be affected ; the extent of that disease (if present), as clues to the diagnosis. ...Read more

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I saw doc again who reassured me that my bowel feels swollen prob due to infection/inflammation and not ca as bloods fine stool result normal. Agree?

I saw doc again who reassured me that my bowel feels swollen prob due to infection/inflammation and not ca as bloods fine stool result normal. Agree?

Colon cancer: If you have not undergone colonoscopy you should contact and be seen by a gastroenterologist and have this professionally evaluated. Do not neglect this. Best wishes for a benign outcome. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with anal fissure. Burning pain during and after bowel movement. Can fissures cause some inflammation?

Diagnosed with anal fissure. Burning pain during and after bowel movement. Can fissures cause some inflammation?

Yes, commonly: there is an underlying low grade infection. Usually hygiene is all that is needed, because infection is controlled as soon as the fissure heals. Consult with colo-rectal surgeon if pain persists. ...Read more

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Inflammation (Definition)

Inflammation is the body's attempt at self-protection; the aim being to remove harmful stimuli, including damaged cells, irritants, or pathogens - and begin the healing process. Inflammation is part of the complex biological response of vascular tissues to harmful stimuli, such as pathogens, ...Read more


Bowel (Definition)

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