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Doctor insights on: Inflamed Bowel Track

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How does a inflamed bowel track and inflamed colon make you feel?

How does a inflamed bowel track and inflamed colon make you feel?

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 more

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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Will a inflamed bowel track and inflamed colon make you gain wieght?

Will a inflamed bowel track and inflamed colon make you gain wieght?

No...: Inflammation in the GI tract will likely produce malabsorption and/ or diarrhea which usually results in weight loss. Good luck! ...Read more

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What is a home remdey for a inflamed bowel track and a inflamed colon?

What is a home remdey for a inflamed bowel track and a inflamed colon?

See your doctor: It depends on the cause of the inflammation as to the treatment. Many causes need prescription medication and do not respond to home therapies some causes can be serious and dangerous not to get medical treatment, so see your doctor. ...Read more

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How does a inflamed bowel track and a inflamed colon make your body feel like?

How does a inflamed bowel track and a inflamed colon make your body feel like?

Usually pain: The problems you list often cause abdominal discomfort and a change of bowel function. Usually loose stools, but it could be constipation, or it could swing back and forth between constipation and diarrhea. ...Read more

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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

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What is a home remedy for a inflamed bowel track and colon?

What is a home remedy for a inflamed bowel track and colon?

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

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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?

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

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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

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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.?

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

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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?

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?

See a Fertility MD: With PCOS present ovulation is inconsistent if not downright absent. You will need assistance to ovulate and get pregnant as well as needing to have your lower abdominal pain assessed. ...Read more

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What antiinflammatories are safe for an inflamed bowel?

What antiinflammatories are safe for an inflamed bowel?

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

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What causes inflammatory bowel diseases?

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

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What would cause inflamed bowel on cy scan?

What would cause inflamed bowel on cy scan?

U mean CT scan?: A ct scan may identify bowel wall thickening due to inflammatory conditions (colitis, diverticulitis, infection), infiltrative disease (like cancer), ischemic injury, others. What symptoms or circumstances exist that prompted the ct scan to be ordered? ...Read more

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What is inflammatory bowel disease?

What is inflammatory bowel disease?

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 more

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Who gets an inflammatory bowel disease?

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

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How is inflammatory bowel disease cured?

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 more

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What is inflammatory bowel disease (ibd)?

Colon inflammation: In medicine, inflammatory bowel disease (ibd) is a group of inflammatory conditions of the colon and small intestine. The major types of ibd are Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. ...Read more

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How is inflammatory bowel disease treated?

How is inflammatory bowel disease treated?

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 more

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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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How is inflammatory bowel disease detected?

How is inflammatory bowel disease detected?

Endoscopy: Clinical history, symptoms, bloodwork and imaging can all suggest inflammatory bowel disease. But the diagnosis is only made with both endoscoic and histologic evidence. ...Read more

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Can you die from inflammatory bowel disease?

Can you die from inflammatory bowel disease?

Yes: But this is not common these days. However if the inflammatory process is not treated it can cause severe malnutriton, weight loss, anemia, and possibly progress to toxic megacolon and perforation which is fatal if not diagnosed and treated promptly. ...Read more

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How can I treat inflammatory bowel disease?

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 more

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What are symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease?

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 more

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How can inflammatory bowel disease be diagnosed?

Usually by: Biopsy at endoscopy if it is colon. If it is ileum or small intestine, contrast x-rays or ct. Blood tests are sometimes helpful but not diagnostic. ...Read more

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What are the tests for inflammatory bowel disease?

Endoscopy w/ biopsy: Clinical history, signs, symptoms, bloodwork and imaging can all be suggestive of ibd; but proper diagnosis is made after endoscopy with histology. ...Read more

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What are best tests for inflammatory bowel disease?

See your doctor: A physical examination by your doctor is a place to start. Sometimes an x-ray such as small bowel series, and referral to a gastroenerologist for endoscopy and/or colonoscopy with biopsies may be indicated. ...Read more

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How exactly is inflammatory bowel disease diagnosed?

Combination: Medical and family history, exam, lab work (looking for inflammatory markers), tests (ugi, ct, MRI etc), endoscopy w biopsy. They all help narrow the diagnosis. Biopsy is most definitive but not always helpful. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of Inflammatory bowel disease?

What are the symptoms of Inflammatory bowel disease?

The symptoms of Inflammatory bowel disease include:: Blood in stool, Rectal bleeding, Diarrhea, Fever, Tender abdomen, Bowel obstruction, Constipation, Fatigue, Abdominal pain, Abdominal mass, Unintentional weight loss, Left lower abdominal pain, Mucus in stool. ...Read more

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What medicines are treat inflammatory bowel disease?

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

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Is inflammatory bowel disease an inherited condition?

Is inflammatory bowel disease an inherited condition?

Sometimes: There are genetic factors to inflammatory bowel disease (ibd) and individuals with a first degree family member with ibd have a higher risk of developing ibd in their lifetime. The overall risk is still fairly low (in the 10% range). ...Read more

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How would I know if I had inflammatory bowel disease?

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 more

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What is Inflammatory bowel disease a risk factor for?

What is Inflammatory bowel disease a risk factor for?

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

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What are the risk factors of inflammatory bowel disease?

What are the risk factors of inflammatory bowel disease?

IBS Risk: Http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/inflammatory-bowel-disease/basics/risk-factors/con-20034908

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What are some of the tests for Inflammatory bowel disease?

What are some of the tests for Inflammatory bowel disease?

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

Bowel (Definition)

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


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