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Causes Of Loose Bowel Actions With Colon Loading
With fecal loading with hard dry stool, could contorting the torso cause the colon, full of hard stool, to press against other organs and damage them?
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
Vomited today, noticed abd really sucks in during. If I have (unrelated) fecal loading w hard stool, can colon rupture or DMG other org. During suck-in?
Can bacterial overgrowth in the colon or small bowel cause loose or watery stools which are. Sometimes pale?
Does Gluten cause colon spasms in people who are Gluten Intolerant? I get horrible spasms in lower abdomen and loose stools sometimes during bowel movements, cold water helps a lot.
Long story short, I need a colonoscopy and I heard that colon cleanses can cause your bowel to perforate. Is that true?
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
Had a ctscan withcontrast showed nodiverticulis but showed colon collapse why did it not show bowel obstruction what else could cause colon collapse?
Colon: A collapsed colon simply means that there is no stool inside that part of the colon when the scan was done. ...Read more
Can a daily routine (years) of excessive straining on the bowel cause a loss of peristalsis in the colon? What is the chance of diverticulitis?
NO: The straining won't cause loss of normal gut motility, but it could cause anorectal problems, such as hemorrhoids. I suggest you focus on a good, fibre rich diet, good hydration, and add a bulk laxative to your daily regimen. These steps will not only help your bowel function, thus reducing your need to strain, but will also reduce your risk of diverticular disease. Good luck. ...Read more
Can colon or bowel cancer cause a slight "fluttery" feeling any or both sides of the abdomen? If not, what can cause this? Anxiety?
Not necessarily: Constipation is not necessarily a sign of colon cancer. Constipation is usually caused by problems with diet - not enough fiber, not enough fresh fruits/ veggies, not drinking enough water, etc. It can also be caused by low activity level. Some patients have IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) which can cause recurrent constipation. If the constipation is new with none of the above changes, see doc ...Read more
Will pain caused by bowel cancer be always on the same spot or it can move to other locations, or be general? Pain in sigmoid, transv, descending colon.
Referred pain: Pain in one spot that has its source from another spot is what we call referred pain. Yes this is possible. ...Read more
What would cause colon to not complete bowel movement - retain some and cause bad odor despite clean tpaper? Fix?
Doctor to evaluate: There are several reasons why poop would end up stuck in the rectum, so a primary care doctor or a G.I. Specialist should evaluate. Causes include constipation (slow transit of stool through the intestine), medications that slow the bowel, nerve disorders that slow the bowel, tumors blocking flow of the stool, etc... A patient can use laxatives to keep the rectum clear, awaiting his appointment. ...Read more
What can be done for bowel Inflammation in a metastic colon cancer patient? Can chemo cause this?
There are many: Reasons for intestinal inflammation whether or not someone has colon cancer and is utilizing chemotherapy. Without having more information like the symptoms associated or the circumstances around how the inflammation was identified, it's difficult to better guide you. Though this is a question that a patients oncologist should readily be able to help out with. ...Read more
5yrs ago my colon had been stapled & repaired as best they could. I have extreme back pain after all bowel movements. Could this be cause of my pain?
See physician: You should not be having pain. Further evaluation and testing is needed to determine what are the causes of this pain and to make sure you have not developed new problems. ...Read more
Suppose someone have tomour in colon and it caused near small bowel also narrows in CT enterography does image can distinguise this narowing is not caused from small bowel itself?
Lately I have had to push to get a bowel movement started. Can forcing cause the colon to get irritated so blood appears on feces? Can it be hemmoroid
Hemorrhoids or not?: Bleeding from the rectum that recurs may also indicate anal fissures, proctitis (due to infection, inflammatory bowel disease, radiation therapy, stercoral ulcers, rectal prolapse, trauma, etc.) or a bleeding source further upstream. Depending on your age, risk factors, current medication (aspirin, nsaid's, anticoagulants can cause bleeding), get evaluated sooner than later. ...Read more
How does straining for a bowel movement cause diverticular disease when this action squeezes the colon from the outside (diverticula push out not in)?
Can infestion cause brain damage my sister had colon cancer surgury she came out that okay but 3 day later she got real sick and the dr said she had a infestion the bowel was leaaking she was in the operating room 4/1/2 hours aftyer the surgury was over s
I: I am sorry to hear about how poorly your sister is doing. I want to make sure I understand your question. Your sister has bowel cancer. She developed a post - operative infection and has been extremely ill. Could the infection have led to brain damage? Of course I do not know very much about your sister's complications. Sometimes an infection in the gut, can travel into the blood. Infected blood travels to the brain, where it can cause harm. Also, when a person is very sick and they undergo surgery, they can have complications with anesthesia, a lot of things can happen. As the body gets sicker it can affect organs other than just the colon, and those organs can either stop working or work poorly. It can become like a snow ball effect. I suggest that you talk to your sister's doctor and ask him or her to explain what has happened. If the doctor uses too many big, medical words, ask him or her to use plain language. I hope this is helpful. ...Read more
Maroon gooey blood after bowel a month ago had bright red last wk. No history of colon Ca. Pcp rectal exam normal. Tiny red spots on poop. No pain. Cause?
Many possibilities: The possiblities are numerous including hemorrhoids, anal fissures, diverticulitis, colitis, AV malformations, gastric ulcers. The one possibliity however that does need to be ruled out sooner than later is colon cancer. You may need to have a colonoscopy. Colon cancer is not the most common cause but it is the most concerning cause. ...Read more
Is it voluntary or involuntary straining for a bowel movement that mostly causes diverticular disease? I.e colon muscle or abdominal muscle straining
Diverticula are: Formed by increased pressure on weakened spots of the intestinal walls by gas, waste, or liquid. Diverticula can form while straining during a bowel movement, such as with constipation. Squeezing the colon increases the pressure within the colon lumen. There are likely both voluntary and involuntary components in the development of dive reticular disease. ...Read more
Backed up colon, took citromag thursday, constant liquid bowel movements, now Monday, gassy, green stool, loose, somewhat constipated. Anything? 20 yo
Constipation: If you still feel constipated in the sense that you continue to have an urge and need for a satisfactory bowel movement, you may have some impacted hard stool with only liquid feces being expelled around it. If this is the case, try using a dulcolax rectal suppository and/or a fleets enema. Occasionally manual breaking up or extraction of hard, impacted stool is necessary in stubborn cases. ...Read more
Grrr sounds and gas in sigmoid colon. Burning bowel movements. Minute scale of blood in stool. Can c.diff cause these? Any other conditions?
Yes.: C. dificile can cause your symptoms. So can several other things. Blood in the stool is always worrying, until checked out. Call your doc today or get seen today. ...Read more
32yr, male, microscopic blood in stool, pain in lower left abdominal and back various areas, harder bowel movements but not constipation. History of high bp and GERD. Waiting to get colonoscopy. What are likely causes and how likely is colon cance?
R/O IBS VS IBD: IBS is a diagnosis of exclusion. UNLIKELY TO B CANER. IBD is inflammation usually DX by BX IBS SX can be managed. You need a full exam and blood work. Especially screen for H pylori. Also stool screen x 3 for occult blood /parasite/ &colonoscopy./EGD While you are getting these items checked out you should stick to a gluten free diet. Ie gutbliss. Com and TXPROBIOTICS/LEVSIN/BENTYL ...Read more
Colon perforation: The most feared complication of a colonoscopy or colon biopsy is the risk of perforation--inadvertently cutting through the entire thickness of the bowel wall. This complication used to occur in about 1 in 1000 persons undergoing the procedure. With improved techniques and instruments, the risk is now about 1 in 5000. ...Read more
What can cause sudden on and off sharp pain in the rectum or colon/intestine region. It lasts 2 seconds and happens randomly throughout the day?
Proctalgia fugax: A functional anorectal disorder characterized by severe, intermittent episodes of rectal pain that are self-limited. Attacks of severe anorectal pain may last from a few seconds to minutes. The attacks are usually infrequent; may be precipitated by sexual intercourse, stress, sitting, defecation, or menstruation, in many cases there is no obvious trigger. Most patients do not need any treatment. ...Read more
Can excess stool in the colon cause general intestinal "rumbling"? Can excess stool in the colon cause backup into the small intestine? What exams?
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