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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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Can my vagina prolapse during large bowel movement with straining?

Can my vagina prolapse during large bowel movement with straining?

Yes: Keeping stools soft is important factor in avoiding prolapse, the size of stool not so much as the hardness/straining. ...Read more

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Pressure in rectum during/following recent bout of constipation. Normal bm with some ball turds here and there. Colon/rectal cancer? Hemorrhoid?

Pressure in rectum during/following recent bout of constipation.  Normal bm with some ball turds here and there.  Colon/rectal cancer? Hemorrhoid?

Constipation: Common things being common, you are unlikely to have colon cancer or prostate issues at your age. Constipation is another issue, and i suspect you've still got it. Retained hard stool in your rectum may be causing your symptoms, or a hemorrhoid caused by straining. Try a laxative, lots of water, and adding more fiber to your diet. ...Read more

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Can recurrent cystitis be a clue to problems in small/large bowel? I have very slow transit in bowel "lazy bowel" and crohn's under control

Can recurrent cystitis be a clue to problems in small/large bowel?  I have very slow transit in bowel "lazy bowel" and crohn's under control

Effect: Patients with slow transit have a propensity to urinary infections due to bacterial translocation. In Crohn' s fistulas are notorious to create vicious paths that result in chronic contamination. ...Read more

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Is surgery needed for spastic diverticulosis + severe narrowing of luminal + severe diverticulosis in a patiient with IBS. Colonostopy +Barium failed?

Is surgery needed for spastic diverticulosis + severe narrowing of  luminal + severe diverticulosis in a patiient with IBS. Colonostopy +Barium failed?

Surgery not for IBS: This may only be a partial answer to your question. Surgery is not indicated for IBS or "spastic colon". IBS is a functional disorder and cannot be cured by the knife. It must be managed in more conservative ways. Now if there is luminal narrowing of your colon, you must get seen to find out why and it is possible that surgical intervention may help depending on the etiology. ...Read more

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What's the youngest colon cancer patient in kids?

What's the youngest colon cancer patient in kids?

Not likely: Colon cancer is vanishingly rare in 11 year olds, even with a family history of colon cancer. See this site for more info. http://www.webmd.com/colorectal-cancer/guide/inherited-colorectal-cancer. ...Read more

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A 17 year olds sysmptoms :change in bowel movement constipation narrow stools small black dots in stool tight abdomen mild stomach pain colon cancer?

A 17 year olds sysmptoms :change in bowel movement  constipation narrow stools small black dots in stool tight abdomen mild stomach pain colon cancer?

Needs eval : This isn't a usual presentation for colon cancer, since it's usually without symptoms, and doesn't happen to 17 year olds very often. There are a lot of colon conditions that need to be considered by a doctor in person to figure this one out which i'd suggest you get done early next week. ...Read more

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What causes a prolapse uterus in women with spina bifida?

What causes a prolapse uterus in women with spina bifida?

Always an issue with: recurrent &/or chronic ?es in intra-abdominal pressure inducing the uterus to descend through the large bony pelvis opening through the pelvic diaphragm muscles which cross the opening, typically larger in women than men. Spina bifida may compromise muscle control/contraction. Study: both "Clinical Anatomy " & "Abnormalities of Pelvic Support" on glowm.com & other anatomy websites for some basics. ...Read more

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Ongoing bowel and rectal problems due to occult spina bifida near coccyx?

Ongoing bowel and rectal problems due to occult spina bifida near coccyx?

Doubtful: Spina bifida occulta is usually just a failure of the arch of the most inferior vertebrae to form fully. It is almost never associated with bowel and bladder dysfunction. That being said, if you are suspicious with persistent symptoms, see your family md for evaluation and possibly an MRI to rule this out. ...Read more

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Grrr sounds and gas in sigmoid colon. Burning bowel movements. Minute scale of blood in stool. Can c.diff cause these? Any other conditions?

Grrr sounds and gas in sigmoid colon. Burning bowel movements. Minute scale of blood in stool. Can c.diff cause these? Any other conditions?

Yes.: C. dificile can cause your symptoms. So can several other things. Blood in the stool is always worrying, until checked out. Call your doc today or get seen today. ...Read more

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Can Irritable Bowel Syndrome cause mucus in the stool/anus?

Can Irritable Bowel Syndrome cause mucus in the stool/anus?

IBS: The finding of mucus in the stool is not uncommon in some patients who have irritable bowel syndrome. Occasionally increasing the amount of fiber in your diet or taking a fiber supplement may help. Good luck. ...Read more

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Are colonic polyps common in children?

Are colonic polyps common in children?

Yes/No: Adenomas which are dysplatic polyps that increase the risk for colorectal cancer are not commonly found in children. However wit peutz-jeghers syndrome and juvenile polyposis, children may have colon polyps with cancer risks. Isolated juvenile polyps (hamartomas) of the colon are common (occurring in 1 to 2 percent of children), usually solitary, and are no risk for cancer. ...Read more

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Is there any link between colon or intestine problems and prostatitis in young men?

Is there any link between colon or intestine problems and prostatitis in young men?

Maybe: Some cases of prostatitis may be due to an inflammatory, non-bacterial process resulting in chronic pain. These symptoms may also be seen in individuals with inflammatory bowel disease, peri-rectal disease or proctitis. ...Read more

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Are mucousy or bloody stools in an infant associated with hirschsprung's disease?

Are mucousy or bloody stools in an infant associated with hirschsprung's disease?

Bloody stools: In an infant should absolutely be evaluated by your pediatrician asap. Hirschsprung's not a big one for bloody stools. Don't do online searches at your baby's expense. See your pediatrician. ...Read more

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What causes rectal prolapse in men?

What causes rectal prolapse in men?

Straing or rectal ma: Rectal prolapse is not common in men but when it occurs, it is usually from chronic diarrhea and straining at the stool. Rectal prolapse should usually be repaired by an experienced surgeon as there are several different techniques which can be applied depending on patient factors such as age, debility, assessment of anal sphincter tone and squeeze, etc. Colonoscopy is necessary. ...Read more

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Is it possible to repair a bladder and bowel prolapse without using mesh - given the issues that have developed using mesh?

Is it possible to repair a bladder and bowel prolapse without using mesh - given the issues that have developed using mesh?

It is possible: It is possible to repair bladder and bowel prolapses without the mesh, however the duration of the repair will be dependent on the tensile strength of the suture that is used. So many younger surgeons were trained using the mesh that you might have to find a older more experienced surgeon to do a repair in that fashion without the mesh. Also ask the MD what is his/her failure rates with the repai ...Read more

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Is it necessary to have bowel prolapse surgery? what are the side effects?

Is it necessary to have bowel prolapse surgery? what are the side effects?

Not always : if the symptoms of prolapse are manageable then surgery is not necessary. The decision to operate depends on many factors and therefore a consultation with general or colorectal surgeon will be required to make that decision. ...Read more

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Bladder, uterine, and bowel prolapse together, how to tell the cause ?

Bladder, uterine, and bowel prolapse together, how to tell the cause ?

Ligament non support: The most common reasons for all to prolapse together is injury during childbirth, heavy lifting of objects, and a loss of the supporting ligaments and tissues of the pelvis. ...Read more

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Can kegel exercises reverse a bladder and bowel prolapse - mild to moderate caused by pregnancy? Will stopping breastfeeding help?

Can kegel exercises reverse a bladder and bowel prolapse - mild to moderate caused by pregnancy? Will stopping breastfeeding help?

Here are some ...: Everything happening in your pelvis is not uncommon in few women after childbirths and could not be cured but managed with procedures after balancing the equation between medical necessity and professional possibilities. Pelvic floor muscle exercise (Kegel's) wouldn't reverse but may ease the pace of worseing & breastfeeding wouldn't help pelvic floor muscle weakness. The culprit is childbirth &.. ...Read more

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What's rectal prolapse effect on moving bowels?

What's rectal prolapse effect on moving bowels?

None usually: Rectal prolapse is where the rectum falls through the anus. Sometimes it results from constipation. A rectocele is a bulge from the vagina and stool can get stuck in it. ...Read more

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Why does partial rectal prolapse tend to resolve on its own in children, but for adults, surgery is usually needed? Is this true for all ages of adults

Why does partial rectal prolapse tend to resolve on its own in children, but for adults, surgery is usually needed? Is this true for all ages of adults

Rectal prolapse: Rectal prolapse in an adult often requires surgery because it is actually caused by broken connective tissue or stretched tissue. This is not the case in children . If the rectum actually everts out of the anus in an adult the colorectal surgeon can remove and repair the defect and often preserve normal sphincter function. If you have rectal prolapse you should see a colorectal surgeon nearby. ...Read more

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What is rectal prolapse?

What is rectal prolapse?

See below: Rectal prolapse occurs when a portion of rectum essentially turns inside out and protrudes through the anus. It is assocated with excessive straining and worsens constipation. It can improve with stool softeners and fiber but often requries surgical correction. ...Read more

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What's the outcome of rectal prolapse?

Variable: Variable. From not significant to serious complications, dependent upon degree.Can be minimal or minor requiring no treatment. Many procedures available to treat, from minor surgery to major surgery, with varying results. Complex question requiring consultation with colorectal specialist. ...Read more

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How to ease the pain of rectal prolapse?

How to ease the pain of rectal prolapse?

Medications and/or: Surgery should help. Otc nsaids or prescription narcotics can alleviate the pain. God bless u! http://www.Fascrs.Org/patients/conditions/rectal_prolapse/. ...Read more

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How is rectal prolapse generally treated?

Problem bulge: Prevention with stool softeners is the start. Once advanced enough it is treated surgically. Most of the time it is a bulge into the vagina (rectocele) and an outpatient vaginal surgery. A true prolapse of the rectum through the anus is rare and can be treated rectally, abdominally or vaginally. Vaginal surgery reduces the vaginal bulge and builds up the tissue b/w the anus and vagina to bolster. ...Read more

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Does anal sex lead to rectal prolapse?

Does anal sex lead to  rectal prolapse?

No: Pelvic prolapse, and, specifically, rectal prolapse, is much more likely caused by: pregnancy, childbirth, obesity, menopause, chronic cough (asthma), to name a few. ...Read more

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Can a person with rectal prolapse become pregnant?

Absolutely: Rectal prolapse is a mechanical problem in which the rectum turns out at the anus. There is no medical reason one can not get pregnant. Having said that, i would caution about not fixing it before you get pregnant only in that it may get worse with the weight of the baby and the pushing with delivery. ...Read more

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Could rectal prolapse happen from having anal sex?

Could rectal prolapse happen from having anal sex?

It would be rare!: It might be a very uncommon factor, but for the most part no, particularly if a condom with proper lubrication is used! but it can aggravate a pre-existing prolapse! ...Read more

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How does a man get an anal or rectal prolapse? Not gay

How does a man get an anal or rectal prolapse? Not gay

Straining, genes: Avoid sitting on toilet for prolongedc interval. Avoid constipation. Avoid lifting from a deep squat as this opens up the pelvis more and exhale as you lift. ...Read more

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Is it necessary to have surgery for a prolapse bowel?

Is it necessary to have surgery for  a prolapse bowel?

Yes: Usually surgery is necessary for prolapse bowel some can be ignored for years you need to check with your surgeon ...Read more

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What can I do for my rectal prolapse without going to a doctor?

Variable: Some people with rectal prolapse will have pain with bowel movements, most will have occasional bright red blood from the rectum due to irritation of the prolapsed rectal mucosa, and many will have soiling or a mucous type discharge from the prolapse. Stool softeners and increased fiber in the diet may help, but significant rectal prolapse often requires surgical correction. ...Read more

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Rectal Prolapse (Definition)

A condition in which part of the rectum slips and ...Read more