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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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibly: They usually help but not necessarily a cure. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
IBS-C with bloating, indigestion, distention. Taking Bentyl (dicyclomine) 20mg x4 a day. Will this help with constipation & distention of stomach?
Hopefully: Bentley is a wonderful medication works well and well tolerated yes worth giving it a try ...Read more
How much can donnatal (phenobarbital atropine hyoscyamine and scopolamine) effect gastric emptying?
The simple: Answer is no! ibs is a physiological problem and does not by itself cause any of the above problems. ...Read more
Have been diagnosed with slow transit constipation. Prescribed linzees and miralax by GI and got explosive diahrrea. Amitiza (lubiprostone) causes bowel incontinence?
Need to consult with: Your gastroenterologist. Suggest you get a second opinion if no satisfaction from the first. ...Read more
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