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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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Nausea-ulq pain-upper back pain/burning after eating-appetite loss/20 lb wt.Loss in 6 mos-bowel changes. Ct/eus/ca19-9 normal early pancreatic cancer?

Nausea-ulq pain-upper back pain/burning after eating-appetite loss/20 lb wt.Loss in 6 mos-bowel changes. Ct/eus/ca19-9 normal early pancreatic cancer?

Seek a Good doctor: You need monitoring and advice from a good internist who can investigate you for all possible reasons for weight loss. There are many such reasons besides cancer. He/she will know what to do and try to treat your symptoms until an obvious cause can be discovered. The only way to resolve this problem is through close follow up with your doctor...This may require repeat ct scan of the abdomen to. ...Read more

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Living with Bowel Incontinence (Checklist)

Increase dietary fiber
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Do kegel exercises
Daily
Follow up with a gastroenterologist
Yearly
See a pelvic floor specialist such as a urogynecologist
Yearly
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If I am experiencing a lot of blood in my bowel movements, does that mean that I have cancer?

If I am experiencing a lot of blood in my bowel movements, does that mean that I have cancer?

Possibly: Many different problems can cause bloody bowel movements, including cancer, hemorrhoids, colitis, etc. Nevertheless, it is safest to assume that it's cancer until proven otherwise and see your doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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For the past two days I have had bright red blood in the toilet after bowel movements. Could it be cancer? I am a 38 yr old women two

For the past two days I have had bright red blood in the toilet after bowel movements. Could it be cancer? I am a 38 yr old women two

See physician now: Blood per rectum is never normal. Benign causes include hemorrhoids, but cancer is always a possibility. See your physician immediately for evaluation. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003130.htm , http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003133.htm ...Read more

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Living with Bowel Incontinence (Checklist)

Lifestyle and dietary changes
once
Exercise programs
daily
Medications to control constipation & diarrhea.
daily
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Are irregular bowel movements a sign of colon cancer?

Are irregular bowel movements a sign of colon cancer?

Possibly: There are many causes or irregular bowels. Dietary fiber, water being the most common. However, irregular ar bowels can be caused by inflammatory, infectios, or neoplastic causes (cancer). If it persists, see a colon and rectal surgeon for evaluation. ...Read more

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No pains, general feel ok, healthy diet, 1.5l of water a day, no on meds, no drus.Bowel movements every day but incomplete emptying. Can it be cancer?

No pains, general feel ok, healthy diet, 1.5l of water a day, no on meds, no drus.Bowel movements every day but incomplete emptying. Can it be cancer?

Yes: Short answer: yes. I'm not sure what you mean by incomplete emptying. However, colon, rectal, or anal cancer cannot be answer by an online forum. If you are having bowel issues you need to see a gastroenterologist (GI) for evaluation and likely a colonoscopy to determine what the issue is. There are other issues that may not be cancer as well. ...Read more

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Living with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (Checklist)

Avoid trigger foods and increase fiber in your diet
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Stress less, and enjoy life, as anxiety will worsen symptoms
Once
Take medications as prescribed and as needed
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Pancreatic Cancer (Definition)

Cancer of the pancreas are fast growing abnormal cells. These can be adenocarcinoma that can grow quickly, difficult to diagnose at an early stage & only sometimes can be removed with surgery. Endocrine cancers tend to be slower growing & may produce hormones & are surgically removed. Cystic cancers also may have better success with surgery. All of these can be difficult ...Read more

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Pancreas (Definition)

Abdominal organ. It is digestive organ: it secretes enzymes into the small bowel which break down food and help its absorption. It is also an endocrine organ: it produces hormones involved in sugar control and control of digestion. Insulin is one of these hormones. Diabetics either lack Insulin (type 1 diabetes) or have inadequate ...Read more

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