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Doctor insights on: Intestinal Antispasmodics

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Can Bentyl (dicyclomine) slow down gut motility?

Can Bentyl (dicyclomine) slow down gut motility?

That's what it does: Bentyl (dicyclomine) decreases muscle contraction in the gut, so yes it could slow down your motility. If you are constipated, you should probably stop taking it. ...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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Does IBS cause intestinal spasms?

Does IBS cause intestinal spasms?

IBS is spasms: Irritable bowel syndrome is kind of a catch-all name for a group of functional bowel disorders- called this because anatomically all is normal. There is an exaggerated response to stimuli: for instance, intestinal activity that someone without ibs wouldn't feel can be experienced as quite painful by someone with ibs. Theories include unusual nerve activity and differences in intestinal bacteria. ...Read more

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Could imodium (loperamide) slow stomach digestion?

Could imodium (loperamide) slow stomach digestion?

No: The acid that is produced in the stomach is in response to the food put in it. Immodium might slow the emptying of the food from the stomach, but it shouldn't affect the rate at which the proteins in the food is broken down by the protein enzymes in the stomach. The rest of the digestion occurs in the intestines, and immodium could slow down the movement of the food through the intestines. ...Read more

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Dose domperidone help with large intestine motility?

Dose domperidone help with large intestine motility?

Might: Domperidone is a motility agent and anti- nausea medicine. It's usually used for gastroparesis and slow small intestine transit times. It may help with large intestine motility but not sure. ...Read more

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Will yakult help IBS diarrhea?

Will yakult help IBS diarrhea?

R/O IBS: IBS IS DX OF EXCLUSION.. You need a full exam and blood work. Especially screen for H pylori . Also stool screen x 3 for occult blood /parasite/hpylori . you also need a baseline colonoscopy. While you are getting these items checked out you should stick to a gluten free high fiber diet . Ie gutbliss.com and Wholeapproach.com. Also 64-80oz water.KEFIR &YOGHURT HAVE NATURAL PROBIOTICS. ...Read more

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What is urinary tract antispasmodic?

What is urinary tract antispasmodic?

Controls bladde urge: Urinary antispasmodics are medications or supplements that control bladder spasms, which may occur due to bladder irritation caused by multiple of things, one of which can be an infection. ...Read more

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Does bentyl (dicyclomine) help ulcers?

Does bentyl (dicyclomine) help ulcers?

Adjunctive use only: Dicyclomine(Bentyl) Is an anticholinergic antispasmodic medication. It reduces smooth muscle spasm in treatment of irritable bowel syndrome. It can used as an adjunctive treatment for conditions like peptic ulcer, diverticulitis, colitis, regional enteritis, etc. ...Read more

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Why might abdominal distention accompany intestinal hypomotility?

Why might abdominal distention accompany intestinal hypomotility?

Gas and contents: in the intestine accumulate rather than emptying at a normal rate, hence distension results from gut hypomotility. ...Read more

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Can appendicitis cause bowel spasms?

Can appendicitis cause bowel spasms?

POSSIBLY: Appendicitis usually presents as a vague pain around the navel and mid-abdomen, which then progresses to right lower quadrant over 12 to 24 hours. Some patients might perceive the pain as a cramp, or spasm. Diarhea is usually not associated, but loss of appetite is. Certainly, as the disease progresses, fever can develop. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can h. Pylori cause ulcerative colitis?

Can h. Pylori cause ulcerative colitis?

No: It can't. H pylori infects the stomach. The colon is not near the stomach. But many other infections can trigger ulcerative colitis in a genetically susceptible individual. ...Read more

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Does yogurt help bowel gas?

Does yogurt help bowel gas?

No: There is nothing about yogurt that should make bowel gas better or worse. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can Carafate (sucralfate) effect gastric emptying?

Can Carafate (sucralfate) effect gastric emptying?

Ulcer therapy: It is used more in ulcers by coating the ulcer and helping to heal faster. I dont think it helps gastric emptying. ...Read more

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Can IBS cause stomach polyps, gastritis and duodenitis?

Can IBS cause stomach polyps, gastritis and duodenitis?

The simple: Answer is no! ibs is a physiological problem and does not by itself cause any of the above problems. ...Read more

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Does bowel prep cause colitis?

Does bowel prep cause colitis?

No: The inflammation can be aggravated by it but it will not cause a problem. ...Read more

Bowel (Definition)

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


Antispasmodic (Definition)

An antispasmodic (synonym: spasmolytic) is a drug or a herb ...Read more