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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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Can certain artificial ingredients in some multivitamin supplements cause intestinal discomfort and irritation?

Can certain artificial ingredients in some multivitamin supplements cause intestinal discomfort and irritation?

Yes: Unfortunately a surprising number of vitamin supplements contain toxic additives such as artificial colors (for example, Centrum has 3 artificial colors that each contain toxic aluminum!), titanium dioxide (known carcinogen) & hydrogenated oils. These could cause GI distress in some people.
See http://draxe.com/4-dangerous-and-common-vitamin-fillers-you-must-avoid/ ...Read more

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Gallbladder removed eight weeks ago. Ever since, poop floats every day along with some intestinal discomfort after pooping. A concern?

Gallbladder removed eight weeks ago.  Ever since, poop floats every day along with some intestinal discomfort after pooping.   A concern?

May not be related: to your surgery , but the antibiotics administered before surgery may have altered your normal intestinal flora , speak to your surgeon may give probiotic , or in couple of wks body will adjust by itself.. ...Read more

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Right pelvic discomfort and intestinal discomfort both sides. Clear colonoscopy 3 yrs ago, endoscopy last yr. 2 gastro drs say IBS - agree?

Right pelvic discomfort and  intestinal discomfort both sides. Clear colonoscopy 3 yrs ago, endoscopy last yr.  2 gastro drs say IBS - agree?

Likely: If recent endo, colo and 2 gastro consults are unremarkable, your persistent GI symptoms are likely ibs. Consider a gyn or urology eval if your pelvic discomfort persist. ...Read more

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Lately I always feel that I have a lump in my throat.belch alot.tired alot.some intestinal area discomfort.Any ideas appreciated?

Lately I always feel that I have a lump in my throat.belch alot.tired alot.some intestinal area discomfort.Any ideas appreciated?

Sounds like: pretty "classic" ACID REFLUX" and there is treatment after other causes are ruled out (at your age endoscopy is probably the fastest and safest way) Consult with your PCP (Primary Care) about a possible referral to a Board Certified Gastroenterologist)

Hope this helps!
Dr z ...Read more

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Can intestinal problem cause chest pain & discomfort?

Can intestinal problem cause chest pain & discomfort?

Sure it can...: Esophagitis/spasm, gastritis, peptic ulcer disease, pancreatitis/gallbladder trouble, intestional spasm etc..Can cause chest pain...There are certain characteristics symptoms each illness cause..Ie. Frequency/crhonology of symptoms which docs use to tease out which problem you most like have...
So if you r having such problems, consult your doc...
Best of luck.. ...Read more

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Can a hiatal hernia cause pains or discomfort? My dr says I have one but it isn't causeing my intestinal issues. That is unknown still.

Can a hiatal hernia cause pains or discomfort?  My dr says I have one but it isn't causeing my intestinal issues. That is unknown still.

Sometimes: A large hiatal hernia can cause pain and discomfort in your upper stomach. It also can make symptoms of reflux worse. If your pain is lower or more diffuse then likely not caused by your hiatal hernia. ...Read more

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I'm never comfortable, have IBS and bowel discomfort?

IBSEN: Irritable bowel syndrome causes belly pain and bowel movement problems. Could be constipation or diarrhea . Your doctor could diagnose it through getting history and by running tests to make sure nothing else . Lots of medical conditions can have same symptoms as ibs. Please check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Lower left abdominal discomfort is bowel, right?

Lower left abdominal discomfort is bowel, right?

Colon? kidney? gyne?: Diverticulitis commonly causes sharp left lower abdominal pain, inflammatory colitises can cause symptoms. Obstruction. Constipation. Kidney issues. Herniae? Ovarian cysts? You should see a doctor if it has lasted longer than a few days or if it is severe and limiting your daily activities.. There are other causes as well and you may require a ct scan or colonoscopy to help sort them out. ...Read more

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What to do if I have rectal discomfort before bowel movement?

What to do if I have rectal discomfort before bowel movement?

Possible proctalgia: ... It may mean so much more. What circumstances/activity cause symptoms? Does it awaken you from sleep? Is bleeding or change in bowel pattern also present? What are your risk factors and exposures? Any anal trauma (enemas, intercourse, manual or instrumental insertion)? Responses to these questions will alter the answer. ...Read more

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Can vaginal discomfort be caused by bowel problems such as ibs?

Can vaginal discomfort be caused by bowel problems such as ibs?

IBS and gyn: Yes. The vagina is easily contaminated because of the diarrhea. The gastric acids can be very irritating. I see you are on Keflex for? The antibiotic can cause yeast overgrowth. ...Read more

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What is a good cure for irritable bowel syndrome and the discomfort it causes?

No cure: Sometimes the symptoms can be treated with medication for diarrhea for example, but also try to find foods that do not cause the symptoms. This is by trial and error, and most important make sure the diagnosis is not something else like celiac disease or cancer of the colon. ...Read more

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Can spending most of my time in bed prolong IBS? I've had bowel discomfort for 3 months. I was also successfully treated from a parasite 3 months ago

Quality of life: You were treated for a parasite infection three months ago. You gave either inflammatory bowel or irritable bowel. You stay in bed. You should consider your quality of life. See a doctor as to the cause of prolonged bed rest. It might require more testing but your quality of life may improve after. ...Read more

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Discomfort from hemorrhoids is worse while having a bowel movemet. Should I wipe with witch hazel?

Discomfort from hemorrhoids is worse while having a bowel movemet. Should I wipe with witch hazel?

Witch hazel: Witch hazel is a plant extract which was used medicinally by American Indians. It has astringent & antioxidant qualities & has been used to reduce swelling. Witch hazel can be used for hemorrhoids. Some wipes contain combination of witch hazel and aloe. Products that do not contain alcohol may be gentler on the skin. Alcohol on the anus could sting. ...Read more

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Pain on my left side close to base of rib age, especially when having a bowel movement, which are infrequent. Major discomfort when trying to go. Why?

Pain on my left side close to base of rib age, especially when having a bowel movement, which are infrequent. Major discomfort when trying to go. Why?

Constipated: You have pain secondary to your constipation. You may have to increase fiber in your diet. Add fruits and vegetables to your diet. Add figs, dates, raisins and nuts to your diet. Reduce your milk and milk products. Eat high fibered cereals and drink 6-8 glasses if water. ...Read more

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I need help! What i thought was just a tear in my anus has created much more of a severity. The past few days I have noticed large amount of pain from my anus, along with extreme discomfort when having a bowel movement. Now i will inform you that I typica

Fissure in ano: It sounds as if you may have an anal fissure. This can be incredibly painful and could also be infected. You should apply warm compresses or sit in hot water 4-6 times a day, dry off thoroughly and apply a soothing ointment after each soak. Though you can take Tylenol, (acetaminophen) you will most likely need to see a doctor to get more help for the muscle spasm that is causing the severe pain. ...Read more

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Why do we feel so bad during period? What causes physical discomfort (cramps, bloating, bowel changes?)

Why do we feel so bad during period? What causes physical discomfort (cramps, bloating, bowel changes?)

Hormone fluctuations: A doctor can check to see if there is a medical issue, if a woman has mild menstrual-related symptoms. Many women have some variation of mucus discharge, of periods, or a missed period on occasion. Some women feel normal after a few days but others have bothersome symptoms and follow-up with a doctor. Hormone fluctuations can lead to some inflammation (with cramping) as the uterine lining is shed. ...Read more

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Bowel movement every 2 weeks as long as i can remember. Im 33. No pain or discomfort. I eat normal diet. Why? Is it ok?

Probably OK: If this has been your normal pattern for a long time, and you have no pain, nausea, or other symptoms, it's probably just your pattern and not a big deal. ...Read more

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Had lunch out on Sunday. Since then having left abd. pain, 5-6 bowel movements/day with abd. discomfort. Help. Is the UC flaring? I am on meds.

Abdominal pain: It sure is possible that it's a flareup, especially if you have any bloody stool. If you aren't getting better then get reevaluated by your doctor who prescribed your UC meds. ...Read more

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I've had slight pain/discomfort on my left side below my ribs for nearly one year. Unrelated to food, bowel movements, or position. What can it be?

I've had slight pain/discomfort on my left side below my ribs for nearly one year. Unrelated to food, bowel movements, or position. What can it be?

Be seen: It is likely to be due to your stomach, an ulcer or reflux, but you should be seen to determine if additional testing is needed. If it has been going on that long, you might need a ct scan, endoscopy, ultrasound, or some combination of these. ...Read more

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Stop and come pain and discomfort on the left hand side not the right.I think its near the bowel area? What could it be? Should i go to the hospital?

Diverticulitis?: Pain in the left lower abdominal quadrant could be diverticulitis. It could also be an ovarian cyst. If it becomes extreme you should go to be evaluated. Often times they would do a ct scan or an ultrasound to confirm. ...Read more

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Hello me and my girlfriend. Had anal sex and she felt discomfort in her lower stomach she tried to make a bowel. Movment there was no blood is she ok?

Hello me and my girlfriend. Had anal sex and she felt discomfort in her lower stomach she tried to make a bowel. Movment there was no blood is she ok?

Not designed for it: Hopefully she will be ok, but her anus is not designed for in/out, in/out. Just like in any big city, some streets are one-way and some streets are two-way. A vagina is created or evolved to be a two-way street (penis in, baby out). However, the gastrointestinal tract is designed to be one-way, with an opening on each end. Food goes in the mouth, and the brown stuff goes out the butt. ...Read more

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Bowel movement first thing every morning, it used to be varied..Other symp: constant dull sotmach discomfort and gas, no pain.?

Bowel movement first thing every morning, it used to be varied..Other symp: constant dull sotmach discomfort and gas, no pain.?

Depends: It sounds like you are eating healthier than in the past and having regular bm's. Excess fiber in relation to fluid can produce excessive gas and bloating. If you have had a chnage in bowels and no explanation along with abdominal pain, you should be evaluated properly by a gasroenterologist or colorectal surgeon to make sure nothing more serious is going on to cause the changes. ...Read more

Bowel (Definition)

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