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Digestive Problems After Colonoscopy
What's your normal?: "Normal" bowel frequency in america ranges from 3 stools daily to one every 3 to 4 days. Many patients have some variability. Maybe you have cause for concern. Lots of things alter how fast & completely your GI tract empties--obstruction, dysmotilities/pelvic floor dysfunction, Hirschprung's, infection, malabsorption/ maldigestion, metabolic issues, irritable bowel, more. Time for some testing? ...Read more
Sometimes yes: People who eat or drink before lying down often get reflux of some stomach contents back into the esophagus. Over the years, this causes irritation to the esophagus, because stomach contents is acidic. A person can then suffer heartburn symptoms. It is better to stay upright after eating until the stomach has emptied (about an hour later). The bowels (intestines) are probably not affected. ...Read more
I have had digestive disorder for 10 days. Bloated, gas, diarrhea, constipation, growling in the stomach. Bad?? What exams should be done. Thanks.
Probably not serious: If you have had any fever, blood in the diarrhea, faint feeling, or significant weight loss you should see a physician. Depending on where you live and have traveled recently, a parasitic infection is a possibility. Make sure you are well hydrated. If it continues you made need a stool analysis for parasites or empiric treatment depending on your location. ...Read more
Not usually: Early after surgery there may be some fatty food intolerance, with abdominal cramping or diarrhea. Usually that resolves in a few weeks, if it happens at all. There is about a 1 in 400 chance of having persistent diarrhea after eating, which may not be specifically related to fatty foods. ...Read more
Colon cancer age 30?? RUQ pain, fecal occult test negative- CT- Normal- (GI tract WNL no obstruction or perforation) should I get colonoscopy for pain
Probably: Colon cancer is unlikely in your age group, but other GI and colon diseases can also cause such symptoms. Have you had your gallbladder evaluated? Remember, colon cancer has minimal symptoms and CT is NOT a great test for it. In sum though low yield I would likely recommend colonoscopy to you based on what I've read. ...Read more
1 hour after eating I get severe flatulence. Ruled out sibo and pancreatic insufficiency, colonoscopy clear. Stools also loose. Any suggestions.Thanks?
I should expect difficulty in urination during bowel movement after left varicocele surgery?Problem is in urine system or digestive system?
Neither : when varicocele surgery is done it makes that whole groin area very sensitive. Also, pain medicine and pain can make straining harder. So, for BM take something to help you go, so you don't have to strain. For urination- it should get easier as pain gets better. If still can't urinate then talk to your doctor who may give medicine, sometimes catheter to help ...Read more
What GI problems beside cc can a colonoscopy/endoscopy identify? Having ongoing problems in GI tract but i keep hearing i'm too young for cc.
IBD: Colonoscopy and egd are also used to evaluate for inflammatory conditions of the bowel as well as infectious conditions. You are not too young for a colonoscopy. You are too young if you are discussing a screening colonoscopy and are average risk for colon cancer. A diagnostic colonoscopy is to evaluate specific symptoms, which serves a different purpose. ...Read more
Possibilities: With the symptoms you've described, appendicitis is unlikely. More likely are a hiatal hernia or an ulcer. Avoid alcohol, spicy foods, and stay upgright (don't lay flat) 2 hours after eating. You can also try some over the counter antacids. If your symptoms persist you should see your doctor as an upper endoscopy might be informative. ...Read more
Can Gallbladder hypokinesis cause Delayed Gastric Emptying? Will having Gallbladder removed possibly fix the delayed Gastric emptying? Thank you
Not commonly: Everyone that has had an a abdominal surgery will form some degree of adhesions. Hopefully most will be minimal. Most patients with "adhesions" will have no problems. If there is chronic or recurrent partial bowel obstructions from adhesions then maybe there could be digestive problems. Vitamin deficiency would not be likely unless they are unable to eat a healthy diet. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can stomach problems( h pyolri infection, pud or gasritis) cause loose stools? Or is this a sign of colon problems too ? :|
Helicobacter pylori: This will seldom affect the nature of your stools. This is probably due to another issue. ...Read more
Can EGR zone stomachache or heartburn-like discomfort occur in IBS patients, with no other symptoms, in days after issue-free colonoscopy ?
Loss of physiology: Food normally is mixed with acid and mechanically broken down in the upper stomach. Small amounts are released through the antrum of the stomach, which goes through the duodenum and proximal jejunum. Various substances stimulate secretion of gut hormones and enzymes. In gastric bypass operations, the antrum, duodenum and proximal jejunum are bypassed and reduce levels of these hormones. ...Read more
Incomplete bowel/stool evacuation causing excess wiping. Im lactose intolerant, w/out dairy, stools are fine. Colonscopy show hemorrhoids. Sometimes have elevated lipase. Mrcp clean. Pancreas issue?
Yes: The gallbladder becomes active after a meal when it is triggered to release bile into the intestine to help absorb fats. When not functioning correctly as when there is a stone obstructing the release of bile into the intestine, severe pain, usually in the right upper abdomen can occur. ...Read more
Stomach issues going on for months. Lots of common foods affect stomach. pain, gassy, long time in bathroom. ultrasound & endoscopy but nothing found ?
Non-ulcer dyspepsia: Non-ulcer dyspepsia is problem where a person suffer from indigestion and other symptoms suggestive of an ulcer, but no abnormality is found on investigation. Some patients obtain relief from antacids or acid suppressing drugs, and some patients with symptoms suggestive of a problem with stomach emptying may be helped by medications which increase emptying. ...Read more
Chronic nausea/vomiting for 1.5 yrs. No anxiety. Had an EGD, gastric empty study, upper GI & bowel followthru, brain MRI- all normal. Possible causes?
N/V: Sounds like most common causes have been ruled out. Do you have bouts related to your menstrual cycle ? Catamenial N/V has been described. Chronic anxiety can also cause this. Medications can be similar. Finally despite normal GES you can have gastric dysmotility, and or gastropersis. GES is not always abnormal. ...Read more
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