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Inflamed Bowel Track
See below: There is more than one type of inflammatory bowel disease and they have variable symptoms. The common issues are abdominal pain, diarrhea that may be bloody, weakness, fever, and some times holes through the bowel. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/inflammatory-bowel-disease/ds01195. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
How long can a inflamed bowel track and a inflamed colon stay inflamed for that has not been treated?
Smolders: Inflammation can be of many causes, for example there is viral gastroenteritis (limited time), bacterial infection which rarely affect the colon per se or c diff for the colon and can cause the chronic polymembranous colitis. Others like crohn's and ulcerative colitis can smolder too and get worse. Have ti examined and treated appropriately as treatments also vary. ...Read more
Prevent, yes - Cure?: The ideas in the link will certainly help prevent problems and, if the condition is not too bad yet, it may help return to a good condition. If it is advanced, you may need a doctor's help to get on track. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/irritable-bowel-syndrome/ds00106/dsection=lifestyle-and-home-remedies. ...Read more
What is a medicine that you can get over-the-counter for a inflamed bowel track and inflamed colon?
Seek care: This is not the condition to deal with yourself. See a medical doctor. ...Read more
What is a good home remedy for a inflamed bowel track and inflamed colon? What is a good home remedy that will give you energy?
Define the issue: Unless you know what is the source of said inflammation, there's no treatment which can be suggested. Some inflammations require steroids or other treatments. Others are infectious and may require antimicrobials. I suggest you hold off any home remedies until you know what the diagnosis is. Then, talk with your doctor about therapies. Good luck. ...Read more
Im a 30 year old african american man when I drink a lot of beer and I hv a bowel movement there are little tracks of blood on the toliet paper cld it
See your doctor: You need an examination to find out the cause of the bleeding. ...Read more
I just completed 5 day s on clarythromycin, however, last 3 days I have experience irritability in my anus and intestine track. Is this a side effect?
Drug side effects: Clarithromycin can cause gastrointestinal side effects like stomach ache, bloating, gas, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. These symptoms usually go away after you stop taking the medicine. Also, a yeast infection can follow use of antibiotics. The latter can be helped by taking probiotics. ...Read more
I'm 31 yr old f, bm is always hard & similar to giving birth. Before bm, i get sharp pains on left side of abdomen that stop me in my tracks in tears.?
Chronic constipation: This is not normal and certainly does not sound comfortable. Miralax (polyethylene glycol) is a nice gentle over the counter treatment you can try. You may consider seeing a GI doctor too to help improve your bowel function. Dr. Andrew shea is in your area near keller and he is excellent. ...Read more
Pain in my lower abdomen near where my ovaries would be located. It stops me in my tracks at times. Pcos and no periods. TTC, what are my opinions?
Consider herbal...: Classic anti-inflammatories like aspirin and ibuprofen can paradoxically cause irritation and GI bleeding so I don't recommend. Drugs with 5-ASA are widely used- see http://tinyurl.com/zvx6duh But I often recommend herbal anti-inflammatories including Boswellia (a frankincense extract), curcumin (a turmeric extract), ginger and Japanese Knotweed; these are safe and effective. Probiotics help too. ...Read more
Autoimmunity.: Genetic predisposition and interaction with pathogens from the environment conspire to cause ibd, which in essence is an autoimmune disorder. Maternal-fetal cell trafficking across the placenta fuels the theory that most if not all autimmune disorders have their origin in fetal (or maternal) stem cells persisting in various organs and stimulating inflammatory response. Stress does not help! ...Read more
IBD defined: Earlier healthtap answers may help. Briefly ibd is a spectum of inflammatory diseases of GI tract. At one end of the spectrum is ulcerative colitis---a disease confined to the mucosal surface of colon. At the opposite end of the spectrum is crohn's disease--a transmural (full thickness) inflammation of any part of GI tract (from mouth to anus). Both are systemic & increase colon cancer risk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Almost anyone: About 15% of close relatives of crohn's patients carry genes that predispose to this inflammatory bowel disease. Also, ethnic origin and environment (including infectious and antigenic exposure as well as tobacco) play roles in disease emergence and "flaring." keep in mind that ibd can present in young, middle aged, or elderly, and almost anywhere and in any population around the world. ...Read more
Cure for IBD?: Ulcerative colitis involves inflammation of the colonic mucosal surface, so colectomy (removal of the colon) is curative for it. Crohn's disease however is a transmural (full-thickness) inflammation of any part of the GI tract (from mouth to anus). Crohn's is not curable, but it is controllable with medications (see my previous healthtap answer regarding "step up" versus "top down" treatments. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many options: 1. 5-asa medications (sulfasalazine, asacol, (mesalamine) pentasa) may work for mild ulcerative colitis (uc), but not crohn's disease. 2. Steroids work, but are only useful for short course because of side effects. 3. Azathioprine (imuran), 6-mp, Methotrexate are often effective, and reduce the need for steroids. 4. Remicade, Humira are often effective for crohn's, sometimes for uc. 5. Surgery if needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Medications: Variety of medications that will try to down regulate the inappropriate immune response found in ibd. Mesalamine (ie 5asa) products are a mainstay for uc and crohn's colitis. Other medications include immunosuppresant agents such as 6mp, immuran as well as biologic agents such as remicdae or humira (adalimumab). Steroids such as Prednisone are used in severe flares, but a not a long term option. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends: Inflammatory bowel disease generally refers to crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis. Both may give you diarrhea up to 10-20 movements per day, uc usually with blood mixed in, abdominal pain, weight loss, loss of energy and numeropus other associated co morbid conditions. If in doubt see either a colorectal surgeon or GI doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Many: Gi anti-inflammatory ( 5-asa, mesalamine), steroids (prednisone, budesonide), immunosuppressants (azathioprine, cyclosporine) and biologics (infliximab) are the most common meds used for ibd. Depends on your symptoms and clinical response, combination treatment is common. You need to work closely with your doctor. ...Read more
Sometimes it is: Difficult for doctors, even specialists, to determine if you have it or not. So it would be even more difficult for you to figure out on your own. Typical symptoms of crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis would be unexplained abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, fevers, weight loss. It is unpredicatable. Go see a GI specialist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Inflammatory bowel disease is a risk factor for:: Amyloidosis, Blood clot in lung, Bronchiectasis, Celiac Disease, Colorectal cancer, Erythema nodosum, Hidradenitis suppurativa, Large bowel obstruction, Primary sclerosing cholangitis, Rectal cancer, Anal cancer, Clostridium difficile associated disease, Embolus, Colon cancer, Deep venous thrombosis, Vitamin D deficiency. ...Read more
IBS Risk : http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/inflammatory-bowel-disease/basics/risk-factors/con-20034908Get a more detailed answer ›
Inflammatory Bowel: Yes.Get a more detailed answer ›
The tests for Inflammatory bowel disease include:: ANCA screen, Clostridium difficile toxin, Stool studies, C reactive protein, Complete blood count, Comprehensive metabolic panel, Erythrocyte sedimentation rate, Folate, (folic acid) Iron and iron binding capacity, Vitamin B12, Barium enema, CT of abdomen, MRI of abdomen and pelvis, Ultrasound of abdomen and pelvis, Xray of abdomen, Capsule endoscopy, Colonoscopy, Flexible sigmoidoscopy, Upper endoscopy. ...Read more