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I have POTS syndrome & hypermobility syndrome. All of muscles are weak. I have trouble pooping, controlling my bladder and bowel. No doctor knows why.

I have POTS syndrome & hypermobility syndrome. All of muscles are weak. I have trouble pooping, controlling my bladder and bowel. No doctor knows why.

Dysautonomia: 18y fem has "Hypermobility Syndrome, weak muscles, POTS, difficulty controlling bladder/bowel". Autonomic nerves are tethered at vertebral foramina & subluxing joints, especially sacroiliac joints, impinge these nerves arousing neural stimuli of smooth muscles of arteries, intestine & bladder. Dysautonomic effects manifest as patient describes. Many of these patients go on to develop Fibromyalgia. ...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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Son in law was in afganistan for a year one place had bad air quillty now has high white blood cell count high c02 and bowel trouble what is this?

Son in law was in afganistan for a year  one place had bad air quillty now has high white blood cell count high c02 and bowel trouble  what  is this?

Hard to say: The site can offer many things but does not substitute for a thorough evaluation by a physician. Please pursue any such issues with a local doc and ask them your questions.The information you list include things that are too broad in their possible origins to link under one issue. ...Read more

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As a person who does suffer from lactose/fructose/gluten intolerance and frequent bowel trouble, what can I do to relieve stringy stool and bloating?

As a person who does suffer from lactose/fructose/gluten intolerance and frequent bowel trouble, what can I do to relieve stringy stool and bloating?

See GI doctor: It is very rare to see this combination of intolerances. I recommend that you consult a GI specialist re. your problems before malnutrition sets in due to so many food restrictions related to these intolerances. ...Read more

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I have had stomach trouble for a few days. No vomiting or bowel trouble but sometimes gassy and slight pain. Also loss of appetite.?

I have had stomach trouble for a few days. No vomiting or bowel trouble but sometimes gassy and slight pain. Also loss of appetite.?

Gassy discomfort: Hard to pinpoint a response, since your question is so nonspecific. You may want to consider: what you ate at the time, the location of your symptoms, associated distress (like flu or 'stomach bug'), exposures to sick individuals, stressors. Definitely see your doctor if symptoms worsen or persist. ...Read more

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Feel sick after eating, pain lower right hand side where appendix would be, pain getting worse also goes to my back have trouble bowel movement?

Feel sick after eating, pain lower right hand side where appendix would be, pain getting worse also goes to my back have trouble bowel movement?

SEE MD NOW: Don't rely on impersonal computer web sites for this. See doc now! could be a medical or surgical urgency/emergency. Could be appendicitis, inflammatory bowel disease, gyn issues including tubal pregnancy, ovarian torsion;, infection, tumors, other. Go now! ...Read more

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I have trouble with bowel movements, what to do?

I have trouble with bowel movements, what to do?

Please provide: pertinent info or seek evaluation by your physician. Take care. ...Read more

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Trouble finishing bowel movement in the mornings. What can help with this?

Trouble finishing bowel movement in the mornings. What can help with this?

Try adding fiber: Often, adding fiber to the diet will help these kind of symptoms. A bowl of a fiber cereal daily, or even adding a fiber supplement such as Metamucil daily, often works wonders. Be sure that you increase your fluid intake when you do this. If this is a change in your bowel habits, be sure to see a gastroenterologist. Good luck. ...Read more

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Having trouble with bowel movements ever since I had my Son almost 2 years ago. When should I be concerned and seek medical help?

Having trouble with bowel movements ever since I had my Son almost 2 years ago.
When should I be concerned and seek medical help?

Bowels: I think you need to make sure that you are well hydrated increase your fluid intake and increase your roughage intake as well if this does not succeed and giving you normal bowel movements try taking about softener might Metamucil or Pericolace if neither of these work then at that time I would see if physician ...Read more

Bowel (Definition)

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