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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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Can my bowel stop working after taking laxatives on a regular basis?

Can my bowel stop working after taking laxatives on a regular basis?

Yes: Your bowels can definitely be affected from long term laxative use. I would recommend seeing your doctor or a gastroenterologist for bowel retraining. This can be a difficult process so you will need to stick with it and not continue laxative use. ...Read more

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Sharp waves on pain in the intestine/bowel when processing food eaten. Not consipated or loose. No allergies. Have lupus use suppositories regular ?

Sharp waves on pain in the intestine/bowel when processing food eaten. Not consipated or loose. No allergies. Have lupus use suppositories regular ?

Don't eat those food: Processed foods are generally not healthy, as they tend to contain a lot of calories, sodium, additives, and preservatives, with little nutritional value. So I suggest avoiding those foods, especially since they also upset your GI tract. You can try an elimination diet to try to determine what you specifically do not tolerate, but that is difficult with processed foods with many ingredients. ...Read more

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Why is intestinal pseudo-obstruction common in patients with lupus?

Why is intestinal pseudo-obstruction common in patients with lupus?

Can occur, not c'mon: Systemic lupus is a disease that can affect blood vessels, nerves, connective tissue any place in the body. It can be a slowly progressive disease one lives with for many years, to a devastating disease that can aggressively ravage the kidneys, heart, nervous system, joints, lungs...That can shorten ones life to months. If nerves/muscles in the intestine are affected, pseudo-obst may occur, rarely. ...Read more

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Is it normal to bleed when having a bowel movement? With lupus? Could it be the medicine in taking or hemorroids

Is it normal to bleed when having a bowel movement?  With lupus? Could it be the medicine in taking or hemorroids

No: Blood in the stool is not a normal occurrence but not related to lupus. If it is fresh blood with wiping after a bowel movement, then hemorrhoids can be suspected as the cause. However, if stools are dark and tar colored, then a bleed from "further upstream" in the GI tract is likely. Constipation my also cause some minor bleeding from straining. See doctor to define cause. ...Read more

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What could cause one leg to stop working?

What could cause one leg to stop working?

Stroke: Stroke painless loss of one leg function i would have to go with a neurological disorder ms , stroke. ...Read more

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What could cause Nexplanon to stop working or not be as effective?

What could cause Nexplanon to stop working or not be as effective?

Expired: Nexplanon is a highly effective long acting reversible contraceptive so other than being improperly placed or being expired, there is not much that can cause it to stop working ...Read more

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HIDA scan showed my gallbladder function was zero percent, causing my chest pain, etc. What would cause it to stop working like this?

HIDA scan showed my gallbladder function was zero percent, causing my chest pain, etc. What would cause it to stop working like this?

GBBiliary dyskinesia: Biliary dyskinesia = medical term 4 when the GB has "pooped out" due 2 chronic overstimulation. Common causes include acalculous cholecystitis (GB inflammation/infection w/o gallstones), high fat diet, & obesity. Rarely, serious probs like sclerosing cholangitis, liver disease, & GB cancer r culprit, tho these will b checked when the GB is removed. BD causes bloating & nausea after fatty foods. ...Read more

Bowel (Definition)

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