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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
IT'S A RISK FACTOR: Repeated abdominal surgeries might increase the likelihood of developing abdominal adhesions. In simple terms like cobwebs. These can sometimes be the cause of partial or complete bowel obstructions. The mechanism is different because the source is external as compared to a mass growing inside the bowel. Talk to your doctor about your concern. ...Read more
Possibly: It.can lead to ulcerative jejunitis which is ulcers in the small intestine ...Read more
Can chronic explosive diarreah from chronic laxative use cause the colon to rupture or a colonic perforation?
How severe would the abdominal pain from a perforated colon be? And is constipation a possible symptom of perforated colon?
Variable and yes...: ...but the likelihood of spontaneous colonic perforation is low in an otherwise healthy 21 year male. You're clearly concerned, & should on that basis seek medical evaluation. Sorry, but you haven't given us here enough information about how you feel or your circumstances to offer an intelligent differential list for your distress. ...Read more
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Yes: Small bowel obstruction is typically the result of a blockage of one's small bowel and presents with symptoms of crampy abdominal pain, nausea, and vomiting. This is typically caused by adhesions or scar tissue as a result of previous surgery. It is typically treated conservatively with bowel rest (nothing by mouth) and IV fluids. Surgery may be necessary at times. ...Read more
Short answer - NO: A femoral hernia repair is done outside the peritoneal cavity, in which the bowel lies. Only in the most bizarre situation would blood in the stool or intestinal blockage be related to your hernia repair. An unrepaired femoral hernia can indeed lead to bowel obstruction if the loop is entrapped in the defect. It should not cause bloody stool. Discuss with your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more
Is diverticular disease caused by straining only for bowel movements, or would straining in the absence of stools also cause this?
..: diverticulosis is an outpoutching colonic wall that is a results of weakness along its walls. this can be exacerbated by any increase in intra-abdominal pressure which includes straining. this is unrelated to actual stools, yet constipation can increase diverticular disease due to straining. make sure you get plenty of fiber in the diet and drink plenty of fluids to decrease likelihood. ...Read more
No: Colon perforation is actually an uncommon sign of colitis. Having said that, thosepeople with perforations have a very high rate of complications. If your colitis seems to be "out of control" or if your abdomen is very distended, you have a lot of abdominal pain, or a fever - you should call your doctor, especially if you are on steroids or immune suppressives. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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