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Serious.: When you have "coffee ground stool", blood has been digested, which means the bleeding is happening fairly high up in your intestines, not down where the hemorrhoids would cause bright red blood. This kind of bleeding is serious, and you need to be seen for it when you read this answer. Call your family doc or go to the local er/urgent care. ...Read more
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
What intestinal problems can cause vomiting when you awaken, last all day an for days lets up evening, with flu like symp, get every few months for 14yrs?
If you have diarrhea or stomach flu, do you have colitis? Or, is colitis diagnosed only if your bowel symptoms never clear up?
Colitis: There are many types of colitis, inflammation of the lining of the colon. Infectious colitis can come from bacteria in bad food or bad water and resolve with treatment. Crohn's colitis and ulcerative colitis need to be diagnosed with testing such as colonoscopy. Ischemic colitis comes from low blood flow. Viral conditions such as the "flu" are not likely to cause colitis that i know of. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 7 years old had fever and flu like symptoms.His fever went down but has no bowel movement for 5 days now he eats few should I worry?.
See pediatrician: Were the flu symptoms including stomach disorder? If so, did you give an anti-diarrheal medication? If you did that, it could explain lack of bowel movement. It is important that your child stay hydrated, so give plenty of fluids and have pediatrician examine soon. Good luck. ...Read more
Had stomuch flu two weeks ago haven't had solid bowel movement scine what should I be concerned about. I'm in recovery from an eating disorder as well?
Low temperature 95.6 (reg. Body temp 96.8 f [no typo]), tired, flu symptoms, nausea, started this morning. Bleeding with bowel movements for 2+ weeks?
Need GI exam: Bleeding from the rectum i never normal. Best to get a GI evaluation and get properly diagnosed. Best wishes. ...Read more
Stomach flu sat.Was high fluids rest i ate on mon but was on brat diet since diarrhea came back tue.Wedhad solid bowel .Can i eat regular now?.
Diarrhea: Yes, but stay away from greast food for several days. ...Read more
Light brown mucus in stools, no blood, no pain, no irregular bowel movements. Causes? Am recovering from the flu. Anxiety sufferer. Very worried :(
Had gastro stomach flu since Monday..past 2 days I've had very frequent diarrheal bowel movements with nothing but liquid..what to do? Anti diarrheal?
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