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Doctor insights on: Bowel Stricture Symptoms

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What are the symptoms of strictures in the large intestine causing slow moment or difficult movement of poop?

What are the symptoms of strictures in the large intestine causing slow moment or difficult movement of poop?

Colonic strictures: Colonic strictures are rather rare, and are often due to inflammatory bowel disease or colon cancer. If a stricture is found, it needs to be investigated by a gastroenterologist. Most constipation is not caused by strictures of any sort. Your G.I. doc can help you sort through that too. Good luck. ...Read more

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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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Would you advise bowel removal for a six cm stricture of the small bowel?

Depends: How narrow is the lumen at the site of stricture? What caused the stricture? Do you have any symptoms of intestinal obstruction? If what caused the stricture has abated and you do not have intestinal symptoms, you may wait and watch. ...Read more

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Is there a difference in pelvic abscess and a stricture of the bowel after ileostomy reversal surgery?

Is there a difference in pelvic abscess and a stricture of the bowel after ileostomy reversal surgery?

Yes: Following reversal the bowel is reconnected and dropped back inside. If the new connection leaks or bacteria gets in, an abscess can form causing pain /fever (treated with antibiotics, drainage or more surgery). This and other problems like mild infections, scarring, kinking, recurrent disease, etc, can cause strictures (narrowing). If severe, that causes partial blockage, bloating, pain. ...Read more

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I have recently had a colostomy reversed (had a bowel perforation following stricture from crohns) want to try for baby I am 36 are there risks?

I have recently had a colostomy reversed (had a bowel perforation following stricture from crohns) want to try for baby I am 36 are there risks?

Yes: The greatest risk is that you might not be able to get pregnant and/or carry to term. Some of that depends on the procedure you had and some depends on your underlying disease and activity and meds that you are on for it. That is worth a good discussion with your gastroenterologist and obstetrician. ...Read more

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Can urethral stricture or conjested prostititis be painless? I've had a weak/split urine stream and semen during bowel movement for some time. Age 36

Can urethral stricture or conjested prostititis be painless? I've had a weak/split urine stream and semen during bowel movement for some time. Age 36

Congested prostate: Urethral strictures usually cause decreased flow, not usually painful unless associated with uti. I don't know how you can tell you have a congested prostate without symptoms. Weak stream and seminal fluid drainage during bowell movements can occur specially with constipation or severe straining with bm's. Voiding dysfunction can occur at times but more specific diagnosis will require an exam. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a bowel infection?

What are the symptoms of a bowel infection?

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

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What are the earliest symptoms of bowel cancer?

What are the earliest symptoms of bowel cancer?

None: Early colon (bowel) cancer will have no symptoms. Microscopic invisible blood in the bowel movements can be tested for with a doctor's visit. Colonoscopy can find early colon cancers. ...Read more

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What are bowel obstruction symptoms?

What are bowel obstruction symptoms?

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

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Stricture (Definition)

A stricture is an anatomic narrowing of any structure in the body with a lumen. Depending on the organ, the underlying causes can be traumatic, ...Read more


Bowel (Definition)

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