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What are the causes of bowl obstruction?

What are the causes of bowl obstruction?

Hernia tumor adhesio: Most bowel obstructions are postoperative and related to adhesions (scar tissue) or postoperative hernia. Sometimes people with groin hernias or umbilical hernias will have a bowel obstruction and occasioanlly it can be caused by appendicitis or gallstones. Most of the remainder are due to a tumor blocking part of the intestine. Ileus is a nonmechanical obstruction'like picture that can mimic. ...Read more

Bezoar (Definition)

Bezoar = solid mass of indigestible material ...Read more


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What diseases cause disintegration of muscles?

What diseases cause disintegration of muscles?

Muscle diseases: go to wikipedia and the muscular dystrophy foundation and if this does not help then go to https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/ and search muscle diseases AND review ...Read more

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What are common causes of excess gas?

What are common causes of excess gas?

Sources of gas...: Air in the digestive tract may come from a variety of sources--maldigestion due to enzyme deficiency (ex. Lactose intolerance) or food intolerance (ex. Gluten sensitivity), fermentation by gut bacteria (as with bacterial overgrowth syndrome or changed flora after antibiotics), altered GI tract motility, excessive air swallowing, as well as inflammatory and infectious causes. Easy to test 4 these. ...Read more

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What are the causes of digestive diseases?

What are the causes of digestive diseases?

Multiple: Evrybody has at one time experienced a GI illness--heartburn is very common, as is diarrhea, constipation, gastroenteritis, etc. Most of these are not serious, self-limiting, and usually get better by themselves. Likewise, serious GI illnesses are also quite common, as your gut is about 25 feet long from mouth to anus, and exposed to a variety of environmental insults every day! ...Read more

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What are some common causes of sudden development of yellow stool?

What are some common causes of sudden development of yellow stool?

Change in bowels: The amount, color, frequency of stool varies with foods, speed of emptying of the GI tract, medications & supplements ingested, gut flora (unique for each individual), additives (like blood), subtractions (like absent bile), infection, inflammation, & other factors. If stool pattern has changed, is unusual for you, & the change persists, or is accompanied by other symptoms, see your doctor. ...Read more

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What are common causes of gastric reflux?

What are common causes of gastric reflux?

Reflux: Reflux of stomach contents (acid) is usually due to incompetent valve or hiatal hernia. It is aggravated by position (lying down), spicy foods and obesity. Treatment includes mediating above factors. Ginger and antacids can help. Then is meds like ppi which shut off acid. If meds fail, then surgery including fundoplication can help - usually has very good outcomes. Speak to your physician. ...Read more

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What're the common causes of breathing problems?

What're the common causes of breathing problems?

Many...: There are many, many causes of breathing problems. Some are related to the respiratory system (asthma, copd), others to the cardiac system (congestive heart failure). Some problems are due to infection (pneumonia) and others related to trauma (quadriplegia). There are congenital causes (cystic fibrosis) and some causes where the etiology is not known. There are so many causes so see your doctor! ...Read more

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What are a few causes of chronic intestinal pseudoobstruction?

What are a few causes of chronic intestinal pseudoobstruction?

Genetic and various: The exact cause is unknown but runs in families it is known as primary. If it occurs in older people with underlying chronic diseases it secondary. Parkinson's disease may cause the problem, also diabetes, multiple sclerosis and some collagen disease. It may present like irritable bowel syndrome and abdominal xrays show. There is no cure and medications may help. Surgery is a last resort. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of bezoar?

What are the symptoms of bezoar?

Bezoar: Gastric bezoars are usually asymptomatic, although unspecific symptoms may appear. Symptoms include abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, anorexia, weight loss, feeling of gastric fullness and foul breath. ...Read more

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What are the causes of diverticulitis?

What are the causes of diverticulitis?

Infection: Small out-pouches form on the outside of the colon, most often in the left lower abdomen. Infection of these pouches (diverticulitis) causes abdominal pain and fever, treated with antibiotics. Try to avoid by eating high fiber foods, avoid junk foods and fast foods, avoid constipation, drink plenty of liquids, take fiber supplements such as metamucil. ...Read more

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What are possible causes of accidental bowel leakage?

What  are possible causes of accidental bowel leakage?

Fecal incontinence: Some possible causes of fecal incontinence include dysfunction of the anal sphincter from previous vaginal delivery or surgical trauma; reduced internal anal sphincter resting pressure from diabetes; decreased rectal compliance from ulcerative or radiation proctitis; and fecal impaction. The cause of fecal incontinence may also be unknown, resulting from denervation of pelvic floor muscles. ...Read more

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What are probable causes of blood in saliva?

What are probable causes of blood in saliva?

Gum disease likely: Understanding that you need a complete and thorough exam to be sure, in the vast majority of cases, blood in the saliva would be from periodontal (gum) disease- either gingivitis or periodontitis. There are many other dental and medical causes, so it is imperative that you first see a dentist to accurately determine the cause and refer you to a physician only if necessary. The sooner the better! ...Read more

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What are the causes of asbestosis symptoms?

What are the causes of asbestosis symptoms?

Variety: Asbestosis is scarring of the airspaces of the lungs and thickening of the walls between them (also known as the interstitium). This in turn causes shortness of breath, low oxygen levels and chronic cough. Asbestosis is from prior exposure to asbestos. ...Read more

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What are some causes of duodenal atresia?

What are some causes of duodenal atresia?

Duodenum-congenital: The cause is the same, a failure of the process of developing an opening in the duodenum in utero. About 1/3 of the cases are found in children with down syndrome. That is the single most common association. There are children born with both esophageal and duodenal atresia and that is a surgical emergency. ...Read more