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I'm having pain in my intestine (i asume) right after i defecate. I have colitis and it happens mostly at night. Is there something i could do?

I'm having pain in my intestine (i asume) right after i defecate. I have colitis and it happens mostly at night. Is there something i could do?

See a GI doctor: Colitis is inflammation of the inner lining of the colon and can be associated with diarrhea, abdominal pain, bloating, and blood in the stool. There are several causes of colitis. It is not possible to make a diagnosis of colitis with the symptoms you describe. There are other reasons for such discomfort, including irritable bowel syndrome, enteritis (small intestinal inflammation), gastritis. ...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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My stomach and intestinal tract hurts and burns all the time. Could it be ulcertive colitis?

My stomach and intestinal tract hurts and burns all the time. Could it be ulcertive colitis?

GI burning: There is no report of ct scan? You are using prilosec. Good. Avoid advil (ibuprofen). You need egd & colonoscopy to find out the cause of burning and have GI consult. Thanks. ...Read more

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Colitis problems as a kid; now 25 & often have pain with stools and blood on tissue paper (from outside of anus, not intestine). Any Recommendations?

Colitis problems as a kid; now 25 & often have pain with stools and blood on tissue paper (from outside of anus, not intestine). Any Recommendations?

Irritable bowel: Your symptoms are suggesting irritable bowel with possible external hemorrhoids/ fissure. Early mild inflammatory disease cannot be ruled out yet, but if your symptoms worsen do mention them to your physician. Try to stay well hydrated, exercise daily, avoid constipation as much as possible. ...Read more

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Can ulcerative colitis and tropical sprue sometimes occur Together.Diagnosed with ulcerative colitis and inflammation in small intestine due to e.coli?

Depends: Ulcerative colitis can affect the terminal ileum and if that is the only part of small intestine affected, there is no need to invoke a second disease. This should best be discussed with your doctor who has more information about your health. ...Read more

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Can I request a fecal transplant from my doctor for non-C. difficile intestinal issues? Recent studies showing great success in IBS/ulcerative colitis patients. Wouldn't hurt to try it?

Can I request a fecal transplant from my doctor for non-C. difficile intestinal issues? Recent studies showing great success in IBS/ulcerative colitis patients. Wouldn't hurt to try it?

Careful...: This is a great treatment option for some, but is not a cure all.There is much we do not yet understand about the bacterial gardens contained within each of us.We do know that changing the makeup of our intestinal micro biome can have consequences both good and bad.For instance, there is some data that fecal transplants from obese patients increases your chance of becoming obese. Food for thought. ...Read more

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I have rectal pain after bowel moments and its easing after a secretion come out from there. Is it colitis?

I have rectal pain after bowel moments and its easing after a secretion come out from there. Is it colitis?

Could be abscess : This could be an abscess. Fever, pain, increased drainage are other signs. If this worsens, it may require a procedure to open it up and allow it to drain. The other likely possibility is thrombosed hemorrhoid. If the drainage was bloody or dark red, this is more likely. If it was tan or brownish, abscess is more likely. Should probably see your primary care doctor about this. ...Read more

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