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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
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
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
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
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,
Yes. A finger stick: It sounds like you have suffered some real problems. I know it seems hard to believe, but you will likely have a full recovery. There is a bright light at the end of the tunnel. ...Read more
Is it normal after having emergency appendix surgery for my lung to collapse & to have obstruction of small bowel?
No: But more likely after emergency surgery.Get a more detailed answer ›
"BOWEL: The left-sided colon including rectosigmoid colon is collapsed. Normal appendix. Stomach and small bowel are unremarkable" what does this mean?
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 an 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 advice 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
Not sure why my lower abdomen upper pelvic area indents as iff collapsed, when sitting up or flexing that area what does this mean?
Skin Folds: Probably just the way your skin folds. Don't worry about it unless you are having pain, vomiting, or any other symptoms. ...Read more
I had a CT scan done for pain in my lower abdomen, the results show that I have a collapsed sigmoid colon. What does this mean and what can be done?
See your doctor: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you. ...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 more
Moving bowel: Sometimes physician listens to abdomen with stethoscope and hears bowel making noise of normal movement or peristalysis. Sometimes if very hungry sounds can be heard related to bowel motion. It is normal for bowel to make some noise when peristalses. No bowel sounds mean bowel is staying completely still sometimes called paralytic ileum. High pitched sounds can be heard in bowel obstruction. ...Read more
Bowel upset?: There is not enough detail here to know what you mean by chronic bowel upset. Often chronic G.I. problems respond to increasing the amount of fiber in the diet. If a simple measure like that does not help, however, then I would recommend seeing your doctor for evaluation. Good luck. ...Read more
Probably: Bowel movement regularity can vary from daily to every two or three days. Most people average at least daily but we are all different. I would encourage healthy diet and exercise with making sure you get appropriate fiber in your diet for colon health. If you experience any slowing down in your bowel movemente then start with gentle osmotic laxatives like MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) or stool softener colace. ...Read more