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Can Celiac Disease Cause Blood In Stool
A long tube runs from the mouth to the anus. It includes, in order, the mouth, throat, esophagus, stomach, small intestine (duodenum, jejunum, ileus), caecum, the ascending, transverse, descending, and sigmoid colon (or large intestine) and the rectum. The space inside that tube , the lumen, is considered to be outside of the body. When we bleed into that space ...Read more
No: I'm confident here. Lyme disease is both a real entity and a "pop" / "fad" diagnosis. There are normally a lot of lymphocytes in the small intestinal mucosa, though having a lot in the epithelium itself is more suggestive of gluten enteropathy or a few other entities. If you've got lab support for your gluten allergy (which also has "pop" proponents), this is your explanation instead. ...Read more
No: Palafer usually refers to iron supplements. It can make your stool appear black and possibly look like bleeding but usually i would expect such a medication being used for people who have blood loss from other causes such as GI related diseases. Patient should see a local gastroenterologist if any signs of bleeding reported in the stool. ...Read more
Bloody in Stool: Food in general does not cause bleeding, unless there is an extensive irritation (such as very, very spicy food), or trauma to the lining of intestine. There are however food that can mimic bleeding by affecting test that examine blood in stool. They include certain meat, beet, etc. Here is a general info on intestinal bleeding: http://www.Laendo.Net/english/gastrointestinal-bleeding. ...Read more
Possibly: It.can lead to ulcerative jejunitis which is ulcers in the small intestine ...Read more
Can blood in stool due to gastritis, etc. present as black spots in stool? Or should the whole stool be black?
The whole stool: It's like a very dark maroon like to black. Not black speckles. ...Read more
If pancreatic cancer was the cause of a blood clot,weight loss and digestive problems,would there be abnormalities in pancreatic function blood tests?
Pancreas blood tests: Commonly used blood tests of pancreatic-derived proteins (lipase, amylase, insulin, etc.) are notoriously poor markers for cancer given the variety of other things that may elevate them, and the reserve capacity of most organs. So, to answer your question, not neccesarily. Best tests are high resolution CT with specific pancreas-protocol, and EUS with biopsy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sure: First, work closely with your doctor to develop a gluten free diet and control gastro-intestinal symptoms. Secondly, start a medical food, MetanX or a generic equivalent and take twice daily. Will help regrow small fibres over 9-10 months, and should result in less symptoms in feet and legs. Pain can be controlled by Lyrica (pregabalin) or Cymbalta. ...Read more
If chronic gastritis can lead to metaplasia of the stomach into intestinal membrane, could it draw water and cause constip. undetect. by colonoscopy?
No: The intestinal metaplasia is a trivial finding and won't have the slightest impact compared with the enormous amount of real intestine you already have. Further, water absorption in the gut is passive. Most diagnosed "chronic gastritis" non-biopsy-proved is functional and unassociated with metaplasia in the first place. Look for some other cause of your constipation; consider diet / drinking h2o ...Read more
Can ulcerative colitis and tropical sprue sometimes occur Together.Diagnosed with ulcerative colitis and inflammation in small intestine due to e.coli?
Bloody Or Red Colored Stools (Definition)
Blood in the stool of babies is always a concern and should be investigated. Some of the causes include food allergies, infection of the bowels (bacterial gastroenteritis), anal fissure, and rarely, intussusception. ...Read more
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