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Rotavirus infection serious in kids?

Rotavirus infection serious in kids?

Generally not: Similar to other viruses which infect the GI tract, but the nausea, vomiting, fever and respiratory symptoms may be slightly worse. Children will be lethargic, not have much appetite, and may develop low grade liver inflammation. Serious complications are almost entirely related to dehydration, imbalance of electrolytes, and acidosis. Often lasts 8-10 days and rarely requires hospitalization. ...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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Does nec in newborn cause gastrointestinal perforation?

Does nec in newborn cause gastrointestinal perforation?

Maybe: Nec is short for necrotizing enterocolitis. Nec is an inflammation of the intestines, typically in premature infants, and can lead to perforation of the gut, but not always. This can be a very dangerous condition, but most babies survive and even fully recover. Talk with your nicu team to learn more about what is going on with your baby so you can understand why they are doing what they are doing. ...Read more

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Can a urinary tract infection affect the baby in my womb?

Can a urinary tract infection affect the baby in my womb?

Yes: It depends....The infection itself is not an issue, but if you have a fever, or a severe form of urinary infection, the fever may affect the baby. If you have a simple bladder infection, that is common, and not usually a problem. ...Read more

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Can excess stool in the colon cause general intestinal "rumbling"? Can excess stool in the colon cause backup into the small intestine? What exams?

Can excess stool in the colon cause general intestinal "rumbling"? Can excess stool in the colon cause backup into the small intestine? What exams?

Associated problems: "Excess stool in the coloin" implies a motility disorder of the colon. A motility problem can involve multiple organs in the GI tract. Stool does not generally back up from the colon into the small intestine, other than during episodes of colon obstruction. ...Read more

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Infection in esophagus?

Infection in esophagus?

Possible: If you are asking if a person can get an infection in the esophagus, the answer is yes. Infection can occur in any part of the body. If you are asking about esophagitis, it does not have to be an actual infection caused by a bacteria, virus, fungus, or parasite. It can mean irritation of the esophageal mucosa from recurrent exposure to refluxed stomach acid, mostly affecting the lower esophagus. ...Read more

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Can intestinal infections spread to the appendix ultimately resulting in appendicits?

Can intestinal infections spread to the appendix ultimately resulting in appendicits?

Yes: By definition sure. The appendix is related to the intestinal tract, so any infection in the intestine could find its way to the appendix, ultimately causing that area to be infected. ...Read more

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Can pollution cause respiratory infection in babies?

Can pollution cause respiratory infection in babies?

YES...: Air, pollution can cause irritation to the developing airways. Chronic exposure to cigarette smoke, for example, can lead to airway hypersensitivity, hyper-reactivity leading to cough, breathing difficulty, wheezing, which eventually make the infant vulnerable to infections, e.g. Respiratory, ear infections, etc. And chronic ill health. ...Read more

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Can recurrent bronchiolitis be normal in infants?

Can recurrent bronchiolitis be normal in infants?

Viral / daycare: Are most common cause, asthma can present this way, avoid cig smoke at all costs. ...Read more

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I'm taking antibiotics for small bowel obstruction.How to tell if the bacteria in the small intestine have all been destroyed or the infection is gone?

I'm taking antibiotics for small bowel obstruction.How to tell if the bacteria in the small intestine have all been destroyed or the infection is gone?

Antibiotics will: not eradicate all bacteria in small intestine, but hopefully enough of them so that it will not contribute to intestinal ischemic necrosis. If it can also help to reduce swelling, it will also help with resolution of your obstruction. If your intestinal obstruction is complete, or near complete, then treatment is surgical release, not more antibiotics. ...Read more

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Does colon tumor cause infection and abscess in the colon?

Does colon tumor cause infection and abscess  in the colon?

It can: Tumors can cause these things, but they are not the most common cause. Diverticulitis and colitis are much more common causes for abscess and infection. ...Read more

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Which ear infection viruses or bacteria will surely cause ear infections in a child's playmates?

Which ear infection viruses or bacteria will surely cause ear infections in a child's playmates?

Not contagious: Ear infections are not contagious. Oftentimes, a baby or toddler has a an accompanying cold when having an ear infection. The cold is contagious to another child and that adds a risk of developing an ear infection. ...Read more

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Are e.Coli infections severe in the elderly?

Are e.Coli infections severe in the elderly?

Can be: The elderly, due to diminished immune function, can react more severely to all infections, including e. Coli infections. This is also true with colds, flu's, influenza, etc. When the elderly (or very young) get sick, be more diligent in getting them to the doctor. ...Read more

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Does?Eating ?Yogurt kill yeast?Overgrowth in the intestinal tract?

Does?Eating ?Yogurt kill yeast?Overgrowth in the intestinal tract?

Can help prevent it: If you really have a yeast infection in the GI tract you will need long term anti yeast medication, you need to see a GI doctor. ...Read more

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Can vaccination cause constipation in infants?

Can vaccination cause constipation in infants?

That's a new one: Having followed kids before/during and after vaccinations for more then 3 decades I can tell you with comfort that there is no relationship between shots and constipation. In infants you don't really need a reason, they do it off and on in spite of everything you do. ...Read more

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Symptoms of kidney infection in little kids?

Symptoms of kidney infection in little kids?

Frequent pee: And also hearts when they pee, smell bad and could cloudy and have some blood in it. ...Read more

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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


Bowel (Definition)

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