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Can you please advise the treatments available for a collapsed bowel? This is due to an un-treated prolapse!
Usually surgical: Depending on the amount of prolapse, at your age surgical treatments are very effective and will help with your symptoms. These are usually done vaginally. See your doctor for all the options available to you. ...Read more
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
Can Coumadin levels be accurately monitored by a finger stick instead of a blood draw? Following a roux-n-y gastric bypass I suffered a perforated ulcer, splenectomy, collapsed lung, disconnected bowel, numerous septic infections, 18 months of picc lines,
Had a ctscan withcontrast showed nodiverticulis but showed colon collapse why did it not show bowel obstruction what else could cause colon collapse?
"BOWEL: The left-sided colon including rectosigmoid colon is collapsed. Normal appendix. Stomach and small bowel are unremarkable" what does this mean?
Unclear question: What are your complaints??? If this is an incidental reading of an X-Ray then it's just a normal variant. Why did you get a X-Ray ...Read more
I collapsed but recovered within 3 minutes and felt nauseous, bowel movements and felt like blood was draining out of my head. Why?
Dangerous...: This could definitely be very dangerous especially in your age group. My advise is to get seen as soon as possible since this could be a heart problem, stroke, dangerous infections. Please get seen by a doctor in order to have a formal evaluation and figure out what happened. ...Read more
Have very sore anus , had diahrea , now just gas & extreme lower tummy pain after meals, feels like my bowel is trying to collapse outwards?
See a doctor: Although i think that your sore anus is the result of your diarhea, you seem to be still suffering from a gastrointestinal condition. Causes are many and would be best handled by your doctor who could rule out any of the significant ones which can result in serious illness. Possible causes include infectious gastroenteritis (food poisoning), diverticulitis, colitis , irritable bowel syndrome. ...Read more
Paralyzed intestine: Normally the bowel is usually moving, milking contents forward, in waves of contractions (peristalsis). When it stops, it's called ileus. It is seen with narcotic pain meds, some other medications, electrolyte imbalances, post-operatively, and in some patients with slow motility. Being very sick or bed bound can also contribute. If the underlying cause is fixed, it usually resolves with time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer