gastrointestinal

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<b>Gastrointestinal is also known as <a href="#topics/Gastrointestinal-tract">Gastrointestinal tract</a></b>. Definition: anything pertaining to the stomach and/or intestines.

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Dr. Ann Peick answered:

Gastrointestinal pains?

Gastroenteritis?

Intestine
What brings on the pain? What is the character of the pain? Sharp/toothache. What makes the pain better/lessen. What makes the pain worse? Where is the pain? Have you had anything like this pain before? Is there any change in your bowel movement s? Do u feel full soon after you eat? Is there any nausea or vomiting?
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Why gastrointestinal bleeding?

Many

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Varices, ulcers, vascular abnormalities, cancers, polyps, diverticulosis, IBD or hemorrhoids to name a few.
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi answered:

What is gastrointestinal cancer?

GI cancers

Cancer
occur in the tubes and organs associated with digestion and elimination. It begins at the esphagus, then stomach, small gut (duodenum, jejunum, ileum), then colon and rectum & anus. The pancreas and bile ducts, gall bladder included. The derangements causing cancers can cause these organs to malfunction, and the cells populate other organs.
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Gastrointestinal pain and bleeding?

Common, serious...

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The most likely cause of GI pain and GI bleeding are medications that irritate stomach lining causing gastritis, ulcer disease, severe reflux, esophagitis. Most common are aspirin, meds related (NSAID's--ibuprofen, naproxen)--anti-inflammatory drugs. If note reddish stool, or stools turns dark or black, or GI pain occurs, call your physician, who will tell you if you should come to office or ER.
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Milk shake for gastrointestinal pain?

Not really

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Milk helping stomach pain, ulcers, gastritis--it's a lot of bologna-:). iced could make it worse. Perhaps if your stomach is programmed since very young to get relief from it, then in your case, it may reduce pain. The brain and gut are closely connected. The 'solar plexus' is complex of nerves in mid-gut; it is possible that the stomach nerve supply may be evolutionarily the original brain!!!
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Gastrointestinal pains ciliac disease.?

Yup

Gastrointestinal
Celiac disease can definitely cause abdominal pain. Avoid that gluten!
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What usually causes gastrointestinal pain?

Acid or spasticity

Esophageal
in the upper tract, hyperacid states or gastroesophageal refulx where acid goes back up into the esophagus, may cause pain. Blockage of a duct, like the gall bladder or the pancreas, from a stone or tumor can cause severe pain. in the rest of the small intestine (jejunum, ileum) or large intestine (colon), spasm of the intestinal wall muscle will cause pain.
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How long can a gastrointestinal virus last?

Usually

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2-3 days
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Does flaxseed cause gastrointestinal pain ?

It can...

Fiber
Flaxseed oil, like fiber,may inc gas production; depending on location of gas bubble, may experience pain (common areas are under the diaphragm on the right upper abd--hepatic flexure, and left upper--splenic flexure of colon). As noted in prior answer, drinking a lot fluids each day (6-8 glasses), physical exercise, such as a 30 minute walk daily, eating slowly, chew food fully,helps GI functio
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How often do gastrointestinal defects occur?

Very common

Gastrointestinal
due to a lousy attitude to nutritional common sense. Standard American Diet spells sad!!
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