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Does the stomach distend with inflamed intestines?

Does the stomach distend with inflamed intestines?

Yes: The abdomen commonly distends with intestinal inflammation. But not all distinction represents underlying inflammation. ...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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Living with Bowel Incontinence (Checklist)

Increase dietary fiber
Once
Do kegel exercises
Daily
Follow up with a gastroenterologist
Yearly
See a pelvic floor specialist such as a urogynecologist
Yearly
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What causes sharp upper abdomen pain? History of portal vein thrombosis and inflamed bowel.

What causes sharp upper abdomen pain? History of portal vein thrombosis and inflamed bowel.

Pain: For most people such a pain would be gas in the gut. Given your history, it would be prudent to see your doctor and be checked out if this isn't a brief one-time episode. ...Read more

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Pain in stomach/intestines after fetuccini alfredo. When to worry?

Pain in stomach/intestines after fetuccini alfredo. When to worry?

Fettuccini: You probably over ate. If this is not the case - fettuccini alfredo is full of butter and cream. You may have an issue with full milk, cream. Also the pasts has gluten and you may be sensitive to gluten. ...Read more

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Living with Bowel Incontinence (Checklist)

Lifestyle and dietary changes
once
Exercise programs
daily
Medications to control constipation & diarrhea.
daily
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Is it suppose to feel somewhat painful (even in a healthy person) if you press on your intestines and stomach?

Is it suppose to feel somewhat painful (even in a healthy person) if you press on your intestines and stomach?

Abdominal Pain: If you press hard enough, anyone could feel pain. You don't say what other symptoms you are having. There are so many potential causes of abdominal pain, some serious and some not. If they are significant or lasting symptoms, then you should be evaluated. ...Read more

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Whats the easiest way to figure out where the stomach is located inside a female body? Having pains.. Not sure if its my intestines or stomach.. Help

Whats the easiest way to figure out where the stomach is located inside a female body?  Having pains.. Not sure if its my intestines or stomach.. Help

Male/Female same loc: Stomach is located in same location in men and women.It is located in the middle just below the rib cage if you are having pains you should get it checked by your doctor, and if the pain is too severe go to the er. ...Read more

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Living with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (Checklist)

Avoid trigger foods and increase fiber in your diet
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Stress less, and enjoy life, as anxiety will worsen symptoms
Once
Take medications as prescribed and as needed
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I have a funny feeling in my stomach when I move from laying on one side for a long time. It feels like my intestines are staying bunched on the side ?

Unusual: What you describe sounds a bit unusual. The nerves in your abdominal cavity are arranged in a way that our brain can't pinpoint most sensations, in contrast to how detailed the sensation of our fingers & hands. As long as you are not having changes in your bowel habits, persistent nausea, vomiting, weight loss, or yellowing of the skin, the sensation you describe is probably ok. ...Read more

Bowel (Definition)

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

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