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Cause Of Perforated Bowel
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
Long story short, i need a colonoscopy and i heard that colon cleanses can cause your bowel to perforate. Is that true?
Colon Cleanses: Can be dangerous but the preps used for colonoscopies are safe and very low risk when used as instructed by your endoscopist. Otc colon cleanses are a hype and taking advantage of gullible patients and pose potential of damage to the cells lining your colon. Best way to keep colon clear is to eat a healthy high fiber doet, drink 80-100 ounces of caffeine/alcohol free fluid daily and save your mone. ...Read more
What could cause my bowel to perforate if it was not diverticulitis. The cat scan was unclear as to why i formed a large 12 CM abcess ?
Diverticulitis: The most common cause is diverticulitis, but if there is a large amount of inflammation, it may not be easy to make the diagnosis. Tumors of the colon can also perforate. Usually you will be treated either with antibiotics and have repeat evaluation, or you will be a candidate for a temporary colostomy to allow things to heal. At that time, a definitive diagnosis can be made. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can i take a rectal temp 20 min after giving toddler a suppository if it didn't work? Could that cause bowel perforation?
Go to the ER: this is a medical emergency.Get a more detailed answer ›
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