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Dehydration Due To Abnormal Bowel Anatomy
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 p.O.T.S (postural orthostatic. Tachycardia syndrome) cause fat malabsorption due to impaired motility in bowels?
Such as small bowel overgroweth.
POTS: Gut mobility problems are not part of the syndrome. Could such a thing exist? That's another question and i wouldn't a priori rule out some relationship. ...Read more
88 yr old confused due to persistent uti's due to incontinence (fecal and urinary due to confusion). Vicious cycle? Can this be resolved?
Meaning of "the uterus appears irregular with abnormal signal and questionable susceptibility artifact, which may related to post-surgical changes"?
Out of Context: We often defer and do not comment on these 'out of context' and 'incomplete' radiology reports. The job of your physician, the one who ordered this test, is to put all of your history, test results, and examination into a full and detailed explanation of this. Please contact your physician for interpretation of your reports and testing. ...Read more
Urinalysis gross exam occult blood abnormal 3+, WBC 6-10 abnormal and RBC 4-10 abnormal, color amber abnormal but clear, what can cause this result?
I experience sudden vision changes. Neurologist says could be due to lack of blood flow. Normal MRI. Normal holter monitor/BP. What could cause this?
Could low sodium levels lead to muscle issues including difficulty in walking or could it cause tge muscles in the bowel to slow like paralytic ileus?
Maybe: Low sodium is not commonly seen unless it is due to some blood pressure medications. Athletes who may drink too much water during an event can also get low sodium. Very low sodium can cause weakness and confusion. Intestinal ileus and some muscle cramping is more commonly due to low potassium. ...Read more
How can bacterial overgrowth , a common consequence of gastric surgeries , lead to changes in bile acids that upset bile function ?
Dysbiosis possible: It is equally possible that the antibiotics you took made your normal flora out of balance. When you have major surgery you are given broad spectrum antibiotics to prevent infection. But the antibiotics kill the good bacteria is well as the bad bacteria, then they get out of balance. Sometimes if you take probiotics, that can restore the balance and make things better. ...Read more
How can bacterial overgrowth, a common consequence of gastric syrgeries, lead to changes in bile acids that upset bile function?
Ct scan showed mild apparent mid to distal colonic wall thinking likely due to under distention what can cause this ?
It sounds like: the radiologist thinks it is normal. If the colon is in a collapsed state(vs. distended) it may look like the wall is abnormally thickened on CT, when in fact it is normal. ...Read more
Can dehydration Cause POTS?Isn't POTS due to malfunctioning valves due to sustained elevated blood pressure in legs?Couldnt dehydration precipitate it
If sentinel loop, mid-left, is evident on one of two abdominal x-rays due to severe constipation, can this indicate intermittent bowel obstruction or intermittent pancreatic inflammation, or other?
Minor bowel incontinence. also have bulging discs L4 to S1. are the two related or would the incontinence be due to digestive issue?
PTT: An elevated PTT can be seen in certain hemophilic disorders, with the use of medications such as heparin, and in conditions such as antiphospholipid antibody syndrome and disseminated intravascular coagulation. Abnormal PTT testing must be investigated by a hematologist so that an appropriate diagnosis and any necessary treatment can be initiated. ...Read more
Can an anatomical abnormality in the large intestine cause a delay in transit of food , and can this delay over time cause kidney disease?
Yes, no: It is possible to have an anatomic variant or a tumor in the large intestine which could slow transit or cause constipation. It is important to have a colonoscopy at age 50 to assess for possible polyps or tumors. However, a partial blockage of the large intestine does not cause kidney disease. If you have not yet had your colonoscopy, get it right away. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Recent colonoscopy could not be completed due to multiple diverticula with associated hypertrophy of Muscle, could this be cancerous?
Yes but less likely: if you have extensive diverticulosis this can be a problem to advance the camera through certain areas. If you have had diverticulitis before you may develop narrowings in the colon. When the colonoscopy is incomplete it is not possible to completely rule out cancer, and therefore an image test is recommended (such as barium enema, virtual CT colonoscopy, etc) ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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