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Doctor insights on: Echogenic Bowel And Efi Heart

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Am 20 weeks pregnant, had my quad test negative, 1 in 130 for ds, but had echogenic bowels and eif in the heart in the us, what's my baby's risk to have ds?

Am 20 weeks pregnant, had my quad test negative, 1 in 130 for ds, but had echogenic bowels and eif in the heart in the us, what's my baby's risk to have ds?

Your OB doc: Should be have already discussed that with you and tell you or you really should be seeing a perinatologist who is a high risk specialist because 1 in 130 for downs is a highly elevated risk esp at your age of 31 besides the other findings, the perinatologist should be able to give u a good estimate and you will probably need one of the new blood tests like harmony or a genetic amnio. ...Read more

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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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I also have a non echogenic less than 3cm behind atrium pericardial eff. Can this be sympt right heart failure also ? And cause cold sweats ?

I also have a non echogenic less than 3cm behind atrium pericardial eff. Can this be sympt right heart failure also ? And cause cold sweats ?

Unlikely: Severe bi-ventricular failure can cause a pericardial effusion but, with your cold sweats, I'd worry about an infection. Do you have fever? weight loss? anemia? loss of appetite? Other things must also be ruled out including collagen-vascular disease (e.g. lupus) and malignancy (esp breast and lung). My best wishes to you for a speedy recovery. ...Read more

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20 weeks sonogram shows echogenic foci in 4 chamber heart and cystic areas seen bilaterally in fetal kidney measuring 3mm. Tested neg for ds, worried?

20 weeks sonogram shows echogenic foci in 4 chamber heart and cystic areas seen bilaterally in fetal kidney measuring 3mm. Tested neg for ds, worried?

Not likely: Your doctor is the best one to ask since he or she has all the details. An echogenic intracardiac foci is basically a variation of normal if your genetic blood testing was normal and there are no other abnormalities were seen. There is not enough detail to comment of the kidney. ...Read more

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I need a colonoscopy but I'm too weak to do bowel cleanse. I have Crohn's disease & a heart condition w/electrolyte abnormalities. What are my options?

I need a colonoscopy but I'm too weak to do bowel cleanse. I have Crohn's disease & a heart condition w/electrolyte abnormalities. What are my options?

Ask your doctors...: Ask your existing doctors if direct inspection with colonoscopy could be replaced by indirect means like digital camera endoscopy or modified imaging studies. Of course, the doctors and you together will consider the balance between medical necessities and professional possibilities. ...Read more

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36wk pregnant. Told today baby has fluid arpund heart and dilated bowel. Waiting for appt w specialist but what are things that could cause this?

36wk pregnant. Told today baby has fluid arpund heart and dilated bowel.  Waiting for appt w specialist but what are things that could cause this?

Perinatologist: The key next step is to see the perinatologist for confirmation of the findings. The specialist may not be concerned depending on their interpretation of the sonogram. It is important to interpret a sonogram finding in the proper context of the pregnancy. On needs to know if there are risk factors like diabetes and normal genetic testing as well as normal anatomic findings on previous sonograms ...Read more

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I am 27 years old female and 156 CM and 43 kilogram i was suffering from irritable bowel syndrome and now I have pain heart and dizzines what isreason?

I am 27 years old female and 156 CM and 43 kilogram i was suffering from irritable bowel syndrome and now I have pain heart and dizzines what isreason?

Without more : Information i always recommend a patient with chest pain to be check by a physician. A good history and physical needed for a better assessment and recommendation. At your age i doubt heart condition, but better check to be sure. ...Read more

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Can fibromyalgia affect heart rate and bowel movements?

Can fibromyalgia affect heart rate and bowel movements?

Many patients : With fibromyalgia developed irritable bowel syndrome. Does not affect the heart directly but because is associated with anxiety and depression it may be associated with heart complains like chest pain and tachycardia. ...Read more

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Why do I have racing heart beat with irritable bowel syndrome?

Why do I have racing heart beat with irritable bowel syndrome?

Nervousness: If you do not have trouble with your heart, you might get very nevous causing your heart to race check with you pcp. ...Read more

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How safe if bowel prep for colonoscopy in patients with heart disease and severe electrolyte abnormalities? Are any of them safe?

How safe if bowel prep for colonoscopy in patients with heart disease and severe electrolyte abnormalities? Are any of them safe?

Here are some...: Colonoscopy can usually & safely be done under brief IV sedation, but can be deferred until severe electrolyte imbalance+heart disease are optimally corrected because colonoscopy oftentimes is non-urgent and even optional esp. at the time with serious ongoing medical issues. So, ask the treating doc so to understand the balance between medical necessity & professional possibility before proceeding ...Read more

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Can irritable bowel syndrome lead to irregular heart rate?

Not likely. : In medicine you can never say never. However, it is highly unlikely that ibs will lead to any heart irregularities. Common symptoms include abdominal crampy pain, constipation, and or diarrhea. None of these symptoms will affect your electrolytes which could lead to heart abnomalities or directly affect the heart in any way. ...Read more

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I always get a nauseous feeling before and during bowel movements. This causes me to also have a racing heart and dizziness.

I always get a nauseous feeling before and during bowel movements.  This causes me to also have a racing heart and dizziness.

Get a checkup: Off the top of my head I would say that when you strain during a bowel movement , this may cause a vasalva which is physiogical response and causes your heart rate to drop and blood pressure will drop. Nausea accompanies sudden drops in blood pressure. Then your heart rate may return to normal or go faster. This does not explain the symptom of nausea prior to bowel moment you're straining. ...Read more

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Feel heart trembling all time shakin voice heavy head pain in back cold body sweat concentrate prob and I worry alot I had inflamatry bowel disease?

Feel heart trembling all time shakin voice heavy head pain in back cold body sweat concentrate prob and I worry alot I had inflamatry bowel disease?

Symptoms of anxiety: The symptoms you've got are those of anxiousness and not any form of inflammatory bowel problems. Specifically which type of problem were you diagnosed with, when and how is it being treated right now?A couple of choices would be to say ULCERATIVE COLITIS or CROHN'S DISEASE.. Why are you on Omnicef (cefdinir)? ...Read more

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Is there any imaging test to detect colon cancer that doesn't require bowel prep? I'm symptomatic but can't do bowel prep due to heart & electrolytes

Is there any imaging test to detect colon cancer that doesn't require bowel prep? I'm symptomatic but can't do bowel prep due to heart & electrolytes

Colin ca test: You state that you are 20 years young! Whoever suggested to you that you get a colonoscopy at your age? Unless you have an inherited polyposis syndrome or some other rare disorder you would not have that done so early. If U have blood in stool it is most likely due to hemorrhoid, not to cancer. ...Read more

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Why when i push hard to make a bowel movement i get a surge of pain in my head and i can hear my heart beat.

Why when i push hard to make a bowel movement i get a surge of pain in my head and i can hear my heart beat.

Shouldn't strain...: ... So hard to have a bowel movement. You may be unintentionally performing what is called a valsalva maneuver since you are straining so hard. Simple things which may make your bowel movements easier to pass include increasing the amount of fiber in your diet through eating more fruits and vegetables and drinking more water. If you continue to need to strain so hard, and i would see your physician. ...Read more

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I have episodes where I experience sudden dizziness, fast heart rate, shaking and then urge for bowel movement.

I have episodes where I experience sudden dizziness, fast heart rate, shaking and then urge for bowel movement.

This combination of: symptoms is consistent with an autonomic dysfunction. Perhaps POTS. You should see a health care provider for evaluation. I would suggest you see a cardiologist or electrophysiologist as many primary care doctors do not have experience with autonomic dysfunctions. ...Read more

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Before I go to the bathroom for a bowel movement I have heart palpitations. That's the only time i have them. Any correlation ?

Before I go to the bathroom for a bowel movement I have heart palpitations. That's the only time i have them. Any correlation ?

Holter Monitor: Palpitations means awareness of heart beat(HB). But is this an irregular HB?, or just more forceful beat? This Is important to determine. How quickly does it go away as you or after you pass the stool? It just may be your body telling you to go. I recommend you have a Holter monitor by your physician to make sure you do not get an irregular heart beat which would require treatment. ...Read more

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No bowel movements for two weeks, today I have several sudden severely painful heart burn/reflux episodes, can these two be related?

No bowel movements for two weeks, today I have  several sudden severely painful heart burn/reflux episodes, can these two be related?

Go to urgent care: If you truly haven't had a bowel movement for 2 weeks, I would advise you be seen by a physician sooner rather than later for workup and treatment. Please head to your nearest urgent care clinic or ER. I would recommend that you refrain from eating anything until you are seen to avoid making things worse. ...Read more

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I get symptoms where my heart skips a beat then i feel like I have to burp. Once i burp or have a bowel movement the skipped heartbeat goes away. Why?

I get symptoms where my heart skips a beat then i feel like I have to burp. Once i burp or have a bowel movement the skipped heartbeat goes away. Why?

Cardiac: Not uncommon to have skipped beats but if they persist or worsen seeing your doctor would be a good idea. It is likely when you burb or have a bm you create a pressure which can reset your heart. ...Read more

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What's better to take for heart racing lorazepam or metrolol succinate? Why do I have this been going on and off today. Had 2 large bowel movements.??

What's better to take for heart racing lorazepam or metrolol succinate? Why do I have this been going on and off today. Had 2 large bowel movements.??

Check with PCP: there can be several causes and at your age I will concerned about heart issues. Is this a new symptom? Why were you prescribed these meds in the first place? I will check with PCP or a cardiologist ...Read more

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Everytime I have a bowel movemnt or i can feel one coming on I have stomach cramps and rapid heart beat why? I have never had these issue in the past.

Everytime I have a bowel movemnt or i can feel one coming on I have stomach cramps and rapid heart beat why? I have never had these issue in the past.

Not sure.: From your description, it's not clear what is causing your symptoms. I would consider trying to increase the amount of fiber in your diet for a short period of time, to see if it goes away. However, if you have a persistent change in your bowel habits, then you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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What does global deterioration mean ???? my dad had perforation of bowel, then sepsis and subsequent heart failure,

What does global deterioration mean ????  
my dad had perforation of bowel, then sepsis and subsequent heart failure,

Multiple organs: It is not a conventional medical term, however, from what you described, it suggests that multiple organs are not functioning normally. It is not an uncommon complication of sepsis. ...Read more

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Sometimes when I have a bowel movement my heart goes into tachycardia. I suffer from occasional PSVT but when there is gas, or BM my heart starts race?

Sometimes when I have a bowel movement my heart goes into tachycardia. I suffer from occasional PSVT but when there is gas, or BM my heart starts race?

Heart monitor: Bearing down (like pushing for a BM) actually slows the heart and can terminate PSVT. You need to wear a 24 hour (or longer) heart monitor to determine what is actually happening with your heart rhythm when you have symptoms. ...Read more

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Constant heart fluttering, weak, shakiness, dizziness, wake up so hungry, feel like I have to make bowel movement. More in the am?

Constant heart fluttering, weak, shakiness, dizziness, wake up so hungry, feel like I have to make bowel movement. More in the am?

Weak, shaky: I strongly recommend that you see --
1: Your primary doctor.
2: A Psychologist that will help you feel more comfortable.

Hope all goes well - please keep me posted. ...Read more

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Why do I experience shaking, rapid heart beat, tingles, and heavy breathing sometimes before I have a bowel movement?

Why do I experience shaking, rapid heart beat, tingles, and heavy breathing sometimes before I have a bowel movement?

Diagnosis?: Impossible to say off-hand. A 24 hour holter recording during which time you mark the recording when you have your index symptoms would advance the diagnostic process significantly. Ps, albuterol side effects can potentially cause all the symptoms you describe. Have you used it before a bm lately? ...Read more

Bowel (Definition)

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