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How painful is endometriosis?

How painful is endometriosis?

Variable: In some women, even a large amount of endometriosis causes no pain. In other women a small amount causes significant pain. Women feel a variety of different pain symptoms and the severity is different from person to person. It can be debilitating or it can be very mild. ...Read more

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (Definition)

A common disorder that affects the large intestine, resulting in abdominal discomfort, pain, bloating, stomach ...Read more


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How painful is bowel prep?

How painful is bowel prep?

None: There should be no pain with a bowel prep, which are laxatives to clean the intestines. There could be mild bloating, fullness, or minimal intestinal cramping feeling. Of course, diarrhea is the natural expected result of this bowel prep. ...Read more

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How can IBS become present? Is any thing to fix it?

How can IBS become present?  Is any thing to fix it?

Clarify diagnosis: The GI tract has a very limited # of symptoms to signal its distress--nausea/vomiting, diarrhea/constipation, bloating, pain, fullness, bleeding, etc. As you know, many of these characterize ibs, but are also seen with inflammatory, infectious, ischemic, malabsorptive, and functional disorders. Directed lab work, imaging, biopsies, stool studies are appropriate in excluding non-ibs pathology. ...Read more

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How painful is pleurisy?

Pain: Pein is perceived. There is no scale to predict pain. Physicians would never tell you how you will experience pain. It is the other way around. You tell us your experience. ...Read more

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What is IBS and how does it develop?

What is IBS and how does it develop?

Food allergy: Irritable bowel syndrome has bowel contractions that is a reaction to the chemicals being released by immunological reaction that is also called food allergy. There an irritable bowel component from mast cell fragility which can be caused by ingesting cold foods with weakened mast cell membranes. Be tested for food allergies and for mast cell fragility after you have stopped allergic foods. ...Read more

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How painful is childbirth?

Very painful: At best - Labor pain can feel like really severe menstrual cramps. The cramping radiates from the pelvis to the back or the back to the pelvis. Without an epidural many women find it unbearable during their first pregnancy. Subsequent pregnancies, they are able to tolerate the pain better and the labor can be shorter. ...Read more

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How long does a typical internal hemorrhoid bleed for? It is only during bowel movements and it is not prolapsed.

How long does a typical internal hemorrhoid bleed for?  It is only during bowel movements and it is not prolapsed.

Hemorrhoids: Good morning: you very well may have an anal fissure with your hemorrhoid. This can continue to bleed and can get infected very easily. Do you have a family doctor to look at this for you? You may very well need some medication to break this cycle of bleeding rather than healing. ...Read more

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What is tenesmus a symptom of? How is it treated?

What is tenesmus a symptom of? How is it treated?

Rectal tenesmus...: ...Is a feeling of constantly needing to pass stools, despite an empty colon; vesicular tenesmus is when you constantly feel a need to pass urine. Treatment depends on cause, so in the case of rectal tenesmus one must rule out inflammatory bowel diseases, colorectal infection, rectal dysmotility (e.g. Dyssynergnia, pelvic floor dysfunction), stool retention (voluntary or secondary), etc. ...Read more

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What is diverticulitis and how is it treated?

What is diverticulitis and how is it treated?

Infection : It is infection of diverticulum ( out pocketing of colon lining usually caused by constipation). It is treated with antibiotics ( oral or IV depending upon severity) or surgery if perforation. U have to b seen and examined by a physician to make the diagnosis and then treatment plan. Once healed, high fiber diet us the key to try to prevent further complications. ...Read more

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How painful is labor?

How painful is labor?

Not pain-free: Don't get suckered, labor hurts. How different women cope with pain is what varies. It is possible to deliver without drugs or epidural but some women have added fears, anxiety, distrust, & misinformation which can add exponentially to the pain experience. Talk to your OB about options & your needs. Labor with family and/or friends who help and trust your OB provider - you'll be just fine. ...Read more

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How big does a groin hernia and how dangerous is it it is so painful?

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Here are some...: Nowadays, most cases of inguinal hernia are barely visible as a bulging spot at groin but easily palpable with a professional finger after detailed history taking as well as usually painless until occasional irreversible sliding-down into the hernial sac of abdominal contents occurs. So, seek evaluation vigilantly whenever increasing constant pain with inguinal bulging develops & progresses. ...Read more

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How painful is a disk o gram and how exactly is it done?

How painful is a disk o gram and how exactly is it done?

The purpose of the : Test is to find the source of your pain by recreating it over the same location with the same quality as the disc is injected. If it is a normal disc you will feel pressure. If a disc that is somewhat abnormal , maybe an ache but a disc or discs that are the source of your pain should be an exact reproduction temporarily. This is done under local anesthesia with occ. Use of some sedation ...Read more

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What is IBS and how can it be treated?

What is IBS and how can it be treated?

Abdominal Discomfort: Ibs is a functional disorder affecting how food moves through your GI tract. Lower abdominal pain, cramping, bloating with diarrhea, constipation or both are common signs. It can be triggered by stress/anxiety or different foods. The diagnosis is usually made by ruling out other disorders. ...Read more

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How is rectal pain diagnosed?

How is rectal pain diagnosed?

It isn't : Rectal pain is a symptom not a disease. If one complains of pain in the rectum they have rectal pain. This should be differentiated from anal pain. ...Read more

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What is antimesenteric border and how is it related to meckel's diverticulum?

What is antimesenteric border and how is it related to meckel's diverticulum?

Meckel's : A Meckel's diverticulum is a full thickness outpouching of the small intestine, usually located on the antimesenteric border of the intestine (the side opposite to the attachment of the mesentery). They are usually asymptomatic, but can occasionally cause bleeding or other complications. ...Read more

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How often is it normal to have bowel movements?

How often is it normal to have bowel movements?

Depends!: Everyone's different. Some people have a bowel movement every day, sometimes even twice daily depending upon dietary fiber, fluids & physical activity. Others feel just fine having a bowel movement every few days, perhaps even as infrequent as weekly. As long as you're not straining, you're ok. We worry about constipation if you really need to push & strain to get stool out. Avoid laxatives. ...Read more

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How is IBS diagnosed?

How is IBS diagnosed?

Rome Criteria: There is no lab test or procedure to diagnose ibs, but labs, xrays, colonoscopy, endoscopy can be used to rule out other conditions that are similar to ibs. Ibs is often diagnosed when one has the signs and symptoms of the rome criteria. These are criteria that experts have set up to diagnose ibs. ...Read more

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How is IBS diagnosed?

How is IBS diagnosed?

IBS is nebulous. : In working up IBS, blood testing, EGD, colonoscopy, abdominal CT and ultrasound scanning are important steps to rule out other causes of the symptoms. IBS is a diagnosis of exclusion, so other identifiable conditions must be ruled out before we consider settling upon an IBS diagnosis. ...Read more