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Can Endometriosis Affect Motilaty Of Bowel
Yes : Endometriosis irritates the pelvic surfaces and deep pelvis. Rectal endometriosis can result in pain with bowel movements and bloody bowel movements. A thorough evaluation will determine whether this is endometriosis or a primary intestinal problem such as diverticulosis and ibs. ...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
Yes: Certainly if you don't feel well, have pain, diarrhea, bleeding can put a damper on sex life. Fistulas (abnormal connection between loop of bowel and something else-bowel, bladder, vagina, outside world) definitely can affect sex life. Meds like steroids can affect. Sulfasalazine can decrease sperm count. Ostomies can be a challenge. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can recurrent cystitis be a clue to problems in small/large bowel? I have very slow transit in bowel "lazy bowel" and crohn's under control
No: Ovarian endometriosis (called endometrioma) is associated with infertility but some women will not have a problem. We try not to remove the ovarian endometiomas these days because we may make the fertility potential worse. Medical therapy usually will not make them go away if they are over 1-2cm. Discuss your situation with your rei for options and stay positive. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How do internal factors affect external symptoms? Could imbalanced colon show as red nose? Bloating, irregular movements only colon symptoms-no pain
= A Dx of exclusion: When a GI problem is labelled "functional" it means inflammation, infection, & ischemic pathology, as well as motility disorders have been ruled out. Ruled in are conditions that alter how the gut "senses" pain, distension, & the movement of food or residue. Sounds like you may be describing Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), but you'd be my first to manifest IBS with a red nose--look 4 other causes. ...Read more
Congenital: Congenital malrotation, situs inversus are conditions that affect location of one's organs. ...Read more
Are there any medications/ herbs/ supplements one can take to repair gut lining in cases with irritable bowel syndrome?
Many: You are correct that many with ibs have an inflamed gut lining (leaky gut syndrome). Try to find the cause- it could be due to medications, alcohol, yeast, unfriendly bacteria, parasites, food allergies etc. Once these are addressed, there are many supps that can help the gut to heal like glutamine, dgl, marshmallow root & slippery elm. See http://www.Stopleakygut.Com/healing & my comment for more. ...Read more
IBS : Depending in what your symptoms are, treatment can be designed to improve and normalize bowel frequency and minimize discomfort . High fiber diet , exercise and yoga appear to help in ibs. People with severe diarrhea or constipation should consult with an md to determine if they are candidates for newer medications that are very helpful in the treatment. ...Read more
Can p.O.T.S (postural orthostatic. Tachycardia syndrome) cause fat malabsorption due to impaired motility in bowels?
Such as small bowel overgroweth.
POTS: Gut mobility problems are not part of the syndrome. Could such a thing exist? That's another question and i wouldn't a priori rule out some relationship. ...Read more
It can be: Associated with these symptoms but just because you have these symptoms doesn't mean you have Chrons ...Read more
Help plz! Can polycystic ovarian syndrome lead to cancers of the ovaries, uterus, or endometrium?
No it does not: This is a benign condition.Get a more detailed answer ›
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