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Intestine (Definition)

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


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88 yr old confused due to persistent uti's due to incontinence (fecal and urinary due to confusion). Vicious cycle? Can this be resolved?

88 yr old confused due to persistent uti's due to incontinence (fecal and urinary due to confusion). Vicious cycle? Can this be resolved?

Complex: Need lot of support.Only family can't do it need home heslth aid to avoid UTI needs clean hygiene .Uti makes worst confusion after people have memory problem. ...Read more

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Meaning of "the uterus appears irregular with abnormal signal and questionable susceptibility artifact, which may related to post-surgical changes"?

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

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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

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Could loud bowel sounds be related to problems of the pancreas?

Could loud bowel sounds be related to problems of the pancreas?

Loud bowel noise: 33Fcanadian asks if loud bowel sounds be do to pancreas problems. ANS: yes but would be way down my list of possible causes in a 33 F with no other health problems. ...Read more

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How can bacterial overgrowth , a common consequence of gastric surgeries , lead to changes in bile acids that upset bile function ?

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

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How can bacterial overgrowth, a common consequence of gastric syrgeries, lead to changes in bile acids that upset bile function?

How can bacterial overgrowth, a common consequence of gastric syrgeries, lead to changes in bile acids that upset bile function?

Bacterial overgrowth: When you have gastric surgery this stresses the bowel and can change the bacteria in the biofilm which lines the bowel. This different type of bacteria metabolizes the bile differently and this can upset the bodies ability to digest. ...Read more

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Ct scan showed mild apparent mid to distal colonic wall thinking likely due to under distention what can cause this ?

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

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Can dehydration Cause POTS?Isn't POTS due to malfunctioning valves due to sustained elevated blood pressure in legs?Couldnt dehydration precipitate it

Can dehydration Cause POTS?Isn't POTS due to malfunctioning valves due to sustained elevated blood pressure in legs?Couldnt dehydration precipitate it

Not alone: Although dehydration can predispose you to orthostasis, which is a feature of POTS, that disease is present no matter what hydration status is present, so the two situations will appear to be the same thing, but are different on the whole ...Read more

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Minor bowel incontinence. also have bulging discs L4 to S1. are the two related or would the incontinence be due to digestive issue?

Minor bowel incontinence. also have bulging discs L4 to S1. are the two related or would the incontinence be due to digestive issue?

Not normal: Bowel incontinence is not normal, and if you have a history of bulging discs, this symptom could be a red flag for irritation to the spinal cord. Please see a doctor for evaluation ASAP. ...Read more

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Wouldn't malnutrition due to Crohn's disease cause an abnormal Prealbumin blood level?

Wouldn't malnutrition due to Crohn's disease cause an abnormal Prealbumin blood level?

Pre-albumin / Crohns: Yes depending on level of inflammation in crohns disease. As a gastroenterologist I use pre-albumin in conjunction with other blood tests to see how my patients are responding to therapy. If inflammation is poorly controlled pre-albumin is usually low. ...Read more

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What are some conditions due to an abnormal partial thromboplastin time (ptt)?

What are some conditions due to an abnormal partial thromboplastin time (ptt)?

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

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Can an anatomical abnormality in the large intestine cause a delay in transit of food , and can this delay over time cause kidney disease?

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 more

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Recent colonoscopy could not be completed due to multiple diverticula with associated hypertrophy of Muscle, could this be cancerous?

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 more

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The bowel is the intestinal tract in the body. The small intestine ...Read more


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Dehydration (Definition)

The excessive loss of body water, with an accompanying ...Read more