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Woke up with abdominal cramps, went potty, went away now back. Ate high fiber dinner, no ibd history. Bowel perforation maybe?

Woke up with abdominal cramps, went potty, went away now back. Ate high fiber dinner, no ibd history. Bowel perforation maybe?

Unlikely...: It'd be unusual for someone otherwise healthy to get a bowel perforation without any other symptoms like fever, consistent and worsening abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting. It may be the beginning of a viral gastroenteritis or just something you eat. If the abdominal pain is consistent and getting worse, make sure you contact your doctor today! ...Read more

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Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Definition)

Inflammatory bowel disease, also known as IBD, is the chronic inflammation of the digestive tract. There are two main types of IBD: ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease. Ulcerative colitis causes continuous inflammation and ulcers in the innermost lining of the colon and rectum. Crohn's, on the other hand, is a non-continuous inflammation that affects all layers of the digestive system in the large and small intestine. Both ulcerative colitis and Crohn's cause diarrhea, pain, ...Read more


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Is it possible to have IBS or IBD with bowel symptoms(chronic diarrhea,yellow floating shapeless faeces),esr=47,but NO bowel pain?thanks

Is it possible to have IBS or IBD with bowel symptoms(chronic diarrhea,yellow floating shapeless faeces),esr=47,but NO bowel pain?thanks

See a physician: Possible malabsorption, you might not be absorbing certain food components properly. I suggest you get your stool analyzed. Floating pale stools usually indicate malabsorption of fat especially. ...Read more

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Please, what methods can be used to diagnose ibd in small bowel without radiation?

Please, what methods can be used to diagnose ibd in small bowel without radiation?

Endoscopy: Gastrointestinal endoscopy has a pivotal role in the diagnosis of suspected inflammatory bowel disease (ibd). Colonoscopy with ileoscopy, upper endoscopy (egd), and enteroscopy (small bowel endoscopy) with biopsy will assist with diagnosis, staging of severity of disease, evaluation and treatment of strictures, detection of postoperative recurrence ; assessment of the efficacy of medical therapy. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for inflammatory bowel disease (ibd)?

What is the treatment for inflammatory bowel disease (ibd)?

1: Common causes of ibd are crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Various treatments include steroids, mesalamine, immunosuppressants and biologic agents. It is best for you to consult your gastroenterologist since ibd treatment requires a very personalized approach. ...Read more

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If left untreated can pinworms cause inflammation in bowel & other ibd like symptoms?

If left untreated can pinworms cause inflammation in bowel & other ibd like symptoms?

Long-term pinworms: Conditions associated with untreated cases of pinworm include diarrhea, malabsorption of food, genital itching, bedwetting & vaginal discharge which can be associated with genital skin irritation and rash. There is a higher incidence of appendicitis in people infected with pinworms but still uncertain whether the worms cause the appendicitis. Discuss your sx with pcp. ...Read more

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Can inflammatory bowel disease (ibd) cause inability to gain weight? Especially muscle mass? Negative for celiac.

Can inflammatory bowel disease (ibd) cause inability to gain weight? Especially muscle mass? Negative for celiac.

It can: For several reasons, patients with ibd are at risk for malnutrition and weight loss. We call this failure to thrive. The inflammation of the lining of the intestine can result in poor absorption of nutrients and vitamins. The chronic inflammation has a high metabolic cost. It burns up calories. Keeping the disease under control, with medication and proper diet helps. ...Read more

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I have IBD, and I have a recent increase in bowel activity. Should I increase my pentasa?

I have IBD, and I have a recent increase in bowel activity. Should I increase my pentasa?

Well : Only your treating physician who knows your case should give you advice or treatment . To change your medications it's not wise to self medicate or change medications dosages on your own ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean if you have small bowel ulcers with negative biopsy for ibd?

What exactly does it mean if you have small bowel ulcers with negative biopsy for ibd?

IBD, : Especially crohn's disease, is a clinical diagnosis, not a pathologic diagnosis. That means you can still have it even though the biopsies do not show it. These ulcers might have a different cause, such as medication or infection. Ask your GI specialist for specific advice. ...Read more

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Can endometriosis of the bowel show up as a small patch of inflamation during a sigmoidoscopy? Biopsy couldn't determine ibd

YEs: Yes it can but only if it has invaded from the outside of the bowel to the inside. It is worth seeing a specialist about endometriosis to figure out what is going on. You definitely need some type of treatment if you have endometriosis and if it is that significant. ...Read more

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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


Bowel (Definition)

The bowel is the intestinal tract in the body. The small intestine ...Read more