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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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Not long ago diagnosed with colitis/ colon inflammation, could uc or Crohn's flares last a month or longer?

Not long ago diagnosed with colitis/ colon inflammation, could uc or Crohn's flares last a month or longer?

UC/Crohn's : Ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease are inflammatory diseases which tend to be chronic. Certainly the flares can last for a month or longer, but we do have good medicines these days to get them under control. To treat this you need a gastroenterologist who treats these diseases regularly. It is important to follow their advice closely. Good luck. ...Read more

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How long can you have chlamydia before it causes pelvic inflammatory disease

How long can you have chlamydia before it causes pelvic inflammatory disease

Variable: This is variable from person to person depending on multiple factors. But the lag time can range from months to years. Symptoms may also be acute in onset or gradualover a long period of time. ...Read more

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I'm sure I have osgood-schlatter's disease. How long does this disease last?

I'm sure I have osgood-schlatter's disease. How long does this disease last?

Forever, the swell-: Ing lasts for ever. It doesn't get any bigger but may develop a bursa over it, which can cause some discomfort, if it becomes inflamed. You'll have a lump over the upper end of the shin, about 1 to1-1/2 inches below the knee cap. Generally its not painful. ...Read more

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How long do colitis flares generally last for?

How long do colitis flares generally last for?

Colitis: This is a complex answer and would really depend on the type of colitis and the current treatment. I would recommend talking either to your primary care physician or a gastroenterologist about your colitis. ...Read more

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How long can 6mp be taken for Crohn's disease?

How long can 6mp be taken for Crohn's disease?

Possibly for long: 6 mp can be used for long time as long as crohn's is being controlled.Close observation for infection for infections and malignacies is recommended. ...Read more

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How long does it take for pelvic inflammatory disease to cause infertility?

How long does it take for pelvic inflammatory disease to cause infertility?

Difficult to say: It would depend on the individual, severity of infections, and length of infection. ...Read more

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How inflammatory bowel disease affect you?

How inflammatory bowel disease affect you?

IBD is systemic: Inflammatory bowel disease runs a spectrum from ulcerative colitis (inflammation of inside lining of colon) to crohn's (full-thickness inflammation that can involve any part of gut from mouth to anus). Almost any organ system can be affected, pregnancies are at risk, & there is a high prevalence of cancer development and need for chronic treatment &/or surgical management. Also, genetic proclivity. ...Read more

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After catching stds i know it takes years but how many years does it take long term illness such as pelvic diease to show syntoms?

After catching stds i know it takes years but how many years does it take long term illness such as pelvic diease to show syntoms?

Usually a few weeks: Some cases of PID never cause symptoms. A woman can have infertility or tubal pregnancy from past PID and not know until tests show blocked or scarred tubes. When PID does cause symptoms, which it usually does (pelvic pain, often with fever), they usually start within a few weeks of catching gonorrhea or chlamydia. But once in a while, PID symptoms may not show up for a few months. ...Read more

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Can ulcerative colitis cause body pain can you have both constipation and diarrhea?How long does it take ulcerative colitis to develop?

Can ulcerative colitis cause body pain can you have both constipation and diarrhea?How long does it take ulcerative colitis to develop?

Possibly IBS: Symptoms sound more like irritable bowel syndrome, functional disorder of colon. Symptoms:abdominal pain or cramping, bloated feeling, gas (flatulence), diarrhea or constipation, sometimes even alternating bouts of constipation and diarrhea. 60% of persons with ibs also suffer from fibromyalgia syndrome, cause of body pain.As many as 70% of fms patients have reported experiencing symptoms of ibs. ...Read more

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How long does the initial fever w/ lymes disease last?

How long does the initial fever w/ lymes disease last?

Lyme disease: Fever from lyme disease starts from 2 days after the tick bite to a few weeks . It usually starts with mild fever , fatigue, headache, muscle joint pains and at times swollen glands and a bulls -eye rash ( red rash with a central clear area) . These are early stage features and short . Not every one will have a fever. Lots of other symtoms develop once early stage clears. ...Read more

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How long does it take for the symptoms of celiac disease to flare-up after you eat gluten?

How long does it take for the symptoms of celiac disease to flare-up after you eat gluten?

Not known: It is not known. This study is currently just starting using a validated questionaire and blinded exposures to small amounts of gluten. ...Read more

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How long does baby stool frequency associated with hirschsprung disease last?

How long does baby stool frequency associated with hirschsprung disease last?

Depends: It would depend on timing of definitive corrective surgery, antibiotic usage and resumption of normal diet. ...Read more

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How long does the diarrhea last if a GI infection?

How long does the diarrhea last if a GI infection?

Depends: As long as the infection stays present. Some cases it will improve spontaneously in others it may require antibiotics and further care. ...Read more

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How long can a diverticulitis flare last?

How long can a diverticulitis flare last?

Depends on: Severity, but usually 4-7 days. If it goes any longer, it could be something else. Consult with GI specialist for advice. ...Read more

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How effective is vsl#3 for ulcerative colitis, and how long should it be taken?

How effective is vsl#3 for ulcerative colitis, and how long should it be taken?

Good data: There are good data on vsl #3. It is the most thoroughly studied of all the probiotics out there. The best results are in patients with uc who have had their colon removed and have a pouch. It is helpful in preventing pouchitis. Also studies suggest it may be moderately helpful on preventing flares in uc patients with colon intact. Still not useful as a standalone drug though. ...Read more

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Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Definition)

Ongoing inflammation of all or part ...Read more