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Sympgoms of GI tract infections or problems?

Sympgoms of GI tract infections or problems?

Try these...: The GI tract can signal its distress with: nausea, vomiting, cramping, gassiness, belching, sharp/stabbing versus dull throbbing pain, hunger, burning/pyrosis, regurgitation, difficulty swallowing, obstructive symptoms, fullness, diarrhea, constipation, or any change in baseline stooling, bleeding (either upper GI or lower GI related), abdominal tenderness, distension, rectal discomfort. More... ...Read more

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Gastroenterology (Definition)

Gastroenterology is a field of study in which a person specializes in the function and disorders of the entire digestive tract, which begins at the lips and ends at the anus. Included organs are the pancreas, ...Read more


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Might gall stones cause bowel issues?

Might gall stones cause bowel issues?

Generally not: But I do not know what bowel issues you mean. Gallstone symptoms are usually upper abdominal discomfort and nausea a few hours after eating. Sometimes vomiting. Usually bowel function is normal. Diarrhea or constipatuon isuues are generally not related to gallstones. ...Read more

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What could cause a GI tract infection?

What could cause a GI tract infection?

Bugs, bugs , bugs: Most GI tract infections (gastroenteritis) are caused by bacterial or viral contamination of what we eat. Proper hand washing , food prep techniques and food storage techniques should prevent these but most people get sick when they take shortcuts-- not washing hands, eating food from fridge that's too old, meat not cooked thoroughly, etc. ...Read more

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Will a urinary tract infection affect my digestive system?

Will a urinary tract infection affect my digestive system?

Not often : But a UTI that moves into the kidneys can cause nausea and vommitting. ...Read more

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Can Advocare cause urinary tract infection?

No: Utis, like any infection, are caused by pathogenic organisms. Almost all utis are caused by bacteria. ...Read more

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Can viral infection cause gastrointestinal fistula?

Can viral infection cause gastrointestinal fistula?

No.: Viral infection cannot cause gastrointestinal fistula, or an abnormal connection between the intestine and another structure (e.g. The skin). This is caused by surgery, inflammatory bowel disease, cancer, radiation, or a variety of other causes, but not from a virus. ...Read more

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How are GI problems connected to sinusitis?

How are GI problems connected to sinusitis?

Sinusitis: Sometimes postnasal drip can give people an upset stomach (after it is swallowed). I cannot think of any other relationship. Feel better. ...Read more

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Can upper GI endoscopy shows intestinal cancer?

Can upper GI endoscopy shows intestinal cancer?

Sometimes but not: Often. Egd examines esophagus, stomach, duodenum (technically small intestine, but only the very first part), and sometimes the first portion of jejunum, which is the true small intestine. The small intestine is about 30 feet long. Then there is the large intestine, or colon, for which you need colonoscopy. The middle 29+ feet is not accessble via endocsopy. ...Read more

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Can lupus cause GI problems?

Can lupus cause GI problems?

Yes: There are several GI issues associated with lupus. The most significant issues are related to vasculitis of abdominal vessels. ...Read more

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Can colitis cause complications with other digestive problems?

Can colitis cause complications with other digestive problems?

Please elaborate: Colitis is a non-specific term. There are many types of colitis. Which one do you have? For example ulcerative colitis is associated to many systemic other medical problems. ...Read more

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Symptoms of urinary tract infection?

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Symptoms of urinary tract infection?

See below: Classic symptoms are burning/pain upon urination, with less common being fever, increased frequency, and increased urgency. Cure is with antibiotics. See a doctor to verify with a urine study. ...Read more

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Can upper GI endoscopy show intestinal cancer?

Can upper GI endoscopy show intestinal cancer?

Some areas.: Upper endoscopy can look at the esophagus, stomach, and at least the 1st portion of the duodenum; also the opening where the bile exits. It cannot look at and therefore cannot diagnose problems in the remainder of the duodenum, the ileum or the jejunum. However, capsule endoscopy can look at these other areas. ...Read more

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Can GI tract problems cause tremors and muscle weakness?

Can GI tract problems cause tremors and muscle weakness?

Need more informatio: We need more information. If you are having diarrhea and losing fluid, electrolytes and minerals - this can cause muscle weakness. Your physician can help you clarify this ...Read more

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Could small fiber neuropathy also cause GI issues?

Could small fiber neuropathy also cause GI issues?

No: Small fiber neuropathy afflicts the small peripheral nerve fibers without a myelin coating. Things like motor or balance problems are not affected. The G.I. tract has many motor fibers that give us it,s motility . ...Read more

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Can kidney problems cause diarrhea or stomach problems?

Can kidney problems cause diarrhea or stomach problems?

Kidney: Possible, like kidney infection or advanced renamed failure, also treatments for these like antibiotics and dialysis could be factors. ...Read more

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Can parasitic infection cause gastrointestinal fistula?

Can parasitic infection cause gastrointestinal fistula?

Yes, very rarely.: A fistula is an abnormal communication between two areas of the body. Any inflammatory or traumatic event can cause a fistula. Though very rare, in theory a parasitic infection could cause this. ...Read more

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Can skin infections cause problems with gastrointestinal fistula?

Can skin infections cause problems with gastrointestinal fistula?

Not really.: These two things are not really related. It would have to be something exceptionally rare. ...Read more

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Can a urinary tract infection affect any other organs?

Can a urinary tract infection affect any other organs?

Yes: Urinary tract infection can affect urethra, bladder, ureters, kidneys, prostate gland, epididymis (which sits on top of testis) and testis. Severe kidney infections can spill bacteria into the blood stream and thus be transported anywhere in the body including brain. ...Read more

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