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What is the definition or description of: bowel movement?

What is the definition or description of: bowel movement?

Excretion of feces: Expulsion of fecal material, food residue and bactrial residue, per rectum from anus. ...Read more

Bowel (Definition)

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


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What is the definition or description of: Feeling unfinished bowel movement?

What is the definition or description of: Feeling unfinished bowel movement?

Unfinished BM: The definition of unfinished bowel movement is the sensation that there is still more store which is not been passed after a bowel movement. This can be normal or abnormal, depending on the circumstances. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: painful bowel movements?

What is the definition or description of: painful bowel movements?

Pain on defecating: Having pain while engaged in normal bodily funstions is not normal. Pain may be due to hemeriod that are inflamed , fistulas , fissures, tumors, or trauma of perverted behaviors. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: bowel incontinence?

What is the definition or description of: bowel incontinence?

See below: Bowel incontinence is the loss of bowel control, leading to an involuntary passage of stool. This can range from occasionally leaking a small amount of stool and passing gas, to completely losing control of bowel movements. Causes are numerous but include neurological, psychiatric, gynecologic, dietary and traumatic causes. Referral to a colorectal surgeon can determine the cause. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: bowel prep?

What is the definition or description of: bowel prep?

Cleansing: This is the flushing out of intestinal contents, usually before colonoscopy or colonic surgery. A solution which traverses the intestines without being absorbed is taken orally, causing a complete cleansing of solid stool from the colon. ...Read more

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What does peristalsing bowel mean?

What does peristalsing bowel mean?

Moving bowel: Sometimes physician listens to abdomen with stethoscope and hears bowel making noise of normal movement or peristalysis. Sometimes if very hungry sounds can be heard related to bowel motion. It is normal for bowel to make some noise when peristalses. No bowel sounds mean bowel is staying completely still sometimes called paralytic ileum. High pitched sounds can be heard in bowel obstruction. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: irritable bowel syndrome?

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What is the definition or description of: irritable bowel syndrome?

IBS: Ibs is diagnosed after all organic causes are ruled out (eg, infection, inflammation). Gi docs use a clinical criteria called rome iii. Pts must have abdominal pain/discomfort associated with 2 or more of the following at least 25% of the time: 1. Symptoms improve w defecation, 2. Stool frequency changes, 3. Stool appearance changes. Constipation-type vs diarrhea-type are two variants of ibs. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: bowel obstruction?

What is the definition or description of: bowel obstruction?

"blocked pipes": The intestinal tract is one, long distensible pipe from the stomach to the anus consisting of 30-40 ft of small intestine (for nutrient absorption) and 5 ft of large intestine (for water absorption). Obstruction may occur at any point, causing upstream distention, cramping pain, vomiting, and obstipation (no gas or bm out the bottom). Rx may require surgery depending on the cause. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: spastic colon?

What is the definition or description of: spastic colon?

= Irritable Bowel: Spastic colon is an archaic term that is descriptive of the GI spasms that accompany irritable bowel syndrome (ibs). Ibs is a symptom complex that includes altered stool pattern (ranging from diarrhea, constipation, or alternating stool), altered GI motility and sensation (that typically includes abdominal pain). Diagnosis of ibs is made by exclusion and is predicated on the rome 3 criteria. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: bowel?

Intestinal tract: The bowel is the intestinal tract in the body. The small intestine and the large intestine. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Bowel perforation?

What is the definition or description of: Bowel perforation?

A hole...: ...that penetrates through the gut (typically large bowel or colon) resulting either as a complication of infection (e.g. diverticular rupture) or of a bowel procedure (like colonoscopy). Sometimes conservatively managed, but often a surgical emergency. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: ulcerative colitis?

What is the definition or description of: ulcerative colitis?

IBD: Ulcerative colitis (ul-sur-uh-tiv koe-lie-tis) is an inflammatory bowel disease (ibd) that causes long-lasting inflammation in part of your digestive tract. Ulcerative colitis usually affects only the innermost lining of your large intestine (colon) and rectum.There's no known cure for ulcerative colitis, but therapies are available that may dramatically reduce the signs and symptoms of uc. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Blocked bowels?

What is the definition or description of: Blocked bowels?

Blocked bowels: Blocked bowels = bowel obstruction = small or large intestine is partially or completely closed off preventing normal passage of food & fluids. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: paralytic ileus?

Temporary condition: A paralytic ileus is when the intestines which are basically muscular tubes are temporarily unable to contract and move intestinal contents through the GI tract. This is often caused by abdominal surgery but other causes could be infections and inflammatory bowel diseaese. It will usually resolve on its own. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: inflammatory bowel disease?

Autoimmune disease: Inflammatory bowel disease is a catch all term for a spectrum of chronic inflammatory conditions of the entire GI tract that range from ulcerative colitis to indeterminate colitis to crohn's, s disease.. There is am autoimmune etiology to these diseases. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Maroon stools?

What is the definition or description of: Maroon stools?

Maroon stools: Maroon stools = bowel movements that dark red with either purple or brown tint. This may represent GI bleeding. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: large bowel?

What is the definition or description of: large bowel?

Intestine: Large bowel, or large intestine connects terminal ileum of small bowel to rectum. Begins at the ileo-cecal valve and comprises cecum, ascendind, transverse, descending and sigmoid colon. Resposible for: 1) intestinal water resorption of ingested fluids, gastric & small intestinal digestive juices. 2) transporting end products of digestion & bacterial waste to rectum for elimination. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: large bowel obstruction?

What is the definition or description of: large bowel obstruction?

Colon obstruction: It means that there is an obstruction in the colon that does not allow food or fluid to pass. This could be from an infection or from cancer- but it needs to be dealt with. ...Read more

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