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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
Possibilities: With the symptoms you've described, appendicitis is unlikely. More likely are a hiatal hernia or an ulcer. Avoid alcohol, spicy foods, and stay upgright (don't lay flat) 2 hours after eating. You can also try some over the counter antacids. If your symptoms persist you should see your doctor as an upper endoscopy might be informative. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Upper abdominal pain and discomfort w/ some chest area discomfort, burping, jaw/ear pain, nausea, diarrhea, grumbling stomach. What could symptoms be?
Severe abdominal muscle tension. Mucus in stool, abdominal cramping (including after meals), diarrhea, constipation, gas and bloating. 1-2 months?
IBS: Irritable bowel syndrome with passage of mucus and alternating constipation and diarrhea may be the problem. Other possibilities include lactose or gluten intolerance. Drinking hot(not too hot)water helps break down gas and bloating. If this a chronic problem, a gastroenterologist is best qualified to evaluate and treat you as well as advise you about dietary habits. Take simethicone after meals ...Read more
Fluid and fiber: Foods high in fat tend to constipate you. Foods high in fiber favor looser stools. Fruits vegetable, whole grains are excellent sources of fiber. Also, fiber only works if u are well hydrated. Drink plenty of non-caffinated, non-alcoholic fluids to keep stools soft. Fiber can also be added to a glass of water. If this does not work see a GI specialist, there may be another cause of your issu. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lots of gas and bloating. Some tenderness in stomach. No h pylori. Had gut bug. Some gastritis. Some intestinal metaplasia observed. Post infect ibs?
Possibly: As the scope is advanced and air placed in the colon some degree of stretch and distortion can occur putting tension and possibly tearing adhesions in the abdominal cavity. These can cause pain and even potentially bleeding.If you are having pain especially with a fever or nausea, please call your endoscopist and discuss with them. They need to be aware to determine if a complication has occured. ...Read more
Not always.: Blood is a cathartic agent. Therefore, when it is present inside the intestine in significant amounts, like a bleeding ulcer, will cause cramping abdominal pain and diarrhea. Bleeding from a tumor tends to bleed slowly like a leaking faucet and may cause no symptoms. Of course, there is no such thing as minor intestinal bleeding--the source of the bleeding must always be investigated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am experiencing diarrhea, bloating or abdominal fullness, constipation and abdominal discomfort.
With this: combination of symptoms it will be hard to pinpoint a potential diagnosis without an examination and perhaps some lab work. See a local health care provider for these. ...Read more
I am experiencing diarrhea, passing gas, stomach upset, bloating or abdominal fullness, lower abdominal pain, gastrointestinal disturbances and fr...
Is cramping abdominal pain and distention an intestinal blockage in person with incisional and umbilical hernias? Have crohn's, previous volulous.
Can a stomach ulcer cause bowel problems? Constipation/loose stool/cramping/gurgling/bloating/pain in lower left abdomen?
No: All GI complaints mentioned are totally unrelated to a stomach ulcer. The latter produces upper midline abdominal pain relieved by food or antiacids and if perforating posteriorly into lesser sac, the space behind the stomach, back pain develops. Constipation or loose stool related to diet or inflammation of bowel and if in sigmoid colon with diverticular disease. lt. lower abodiminal pain noted ...Read more