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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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Which pains does irritable bowel syndrome cause?

Which pains does irritable bowel syndrome cause?

Usually crampy: Abdominal pains, bloating and diarrhea, constipation or both. That being said, many other diagnoses can present the same way, so you need a thorough history and exam and possible diagnostic testing to correctly make a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Is irritable bowel syndrome cause a false RPR test?

Is irritable bowel syndrome cause a false RPR test?

Syphilis testing: Hi my gut response to your question is no. But, stranger things have been known to happen. There is an epidemic of syphilis in america and one should not ignore this dangerous infection. If you are sexually active you should have regular tests for the common stds, especially those that can be deadly such as HIV and syphilis. If you have a positive test for syphilis please get the treatment. ...Read more

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Can irritable bowel syndrome cause serious harm to intestines?

Can irritable bowel syndrome cause serious harm to intestines?

No: By definition, ibs is characterized by normal appearing bowel lining, but it's symptoms can be quite disabling. Diseased appearing bowel lining usually means a different diagnosis like ibd ( crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, behcet's for example). ...Read more

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Can irritable bowel syndrome cause weight loss?

Can irritable bowel syndrome cause weight loss?

Weight loss: weight-loss is not a normal symptom of IBS. If you have persistent unexpected weight loss, you should discuss this with your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can irritable bowel syndrome cause severe tingling in the feet?

Can irritable bowel syndrome cause severe tingling in the feet?

Unlikely: Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is unlikely to cause tingling of the legs. IBS will cause abdominal pain, bloating, alternating stool patterns but should not cause tingling of the legs. If this continues or worsens you should seek medical attention. ...Read more

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Can irritable bowel syndrome cause a person to sometimes have to pee a lot?

Can irritable bowel syndrome cause a person to sometimes have to pee a lot?

Possible UTI: Ibs is probably not the cause of frequent urination. More likely would be a urinary tract infection ( uti). Drinking a lot of liquids, especially if they contain caffeine, will also cause frequent urination. ...Read more

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Could irritable bowel syndrome cause rashes or r rashes a side effect of medication?

Could irritable bowel syndrome cause rashes or r rashes a side effect of medication?

No: Ibs is not associated with a rash. There are many other GI conditions that mimic ibs which do cause a rash, including celiac disease (causes dermatitis herpetiformis) and inflammatory bowel disease (erythema nodosum). Check with your doctor to make sure you have been evaluated for these these conditions. Medication can certainly cause a rash as well. ...Read more

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Can irritable bowel syndrome cause colon cancer?

Can irritable bowel syndrome cause colon cancer?

Depends: Except many of the symptoms of IBS could actually be indicative of a colon cancer and many dietary irregularities associated with IBS can themselves increase your risk for colon cacner development. Ibs should be a diagnosis of excluding more serious diagnoses. ...Read more

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Dr. Charles Cattano
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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (Definition)

Irritable bowel syndrome, also known as IBS, is a long-term disorder of gastrointestinal functioning. It results in abdominal discomfort, pain, bloating, stomach cramps, diarrhea, and constipation. Additionally, patients with IBS usually have problems with gut motility. Triggers for IBS include certain foods, and elevated stress levels. Lastly, symptoms of IBS ...Read more


Dr. Qamar Khan
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Pain In The Back (Definition)

Pain in the back is a symptom that can be due to a number of causes including musculoskeletal or neurological problems or due to problems ...Read more