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Bowel Stricture Symptoms
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have chron's with an ileostomy. I have been having bowel obstructions often that clear up on their own. Having upper gi/small bowel series. What happpens if he finds a stricture or adhesion?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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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