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English only here.: I'm sorry, but this site is in English only. It takes an experienced translator (not an online automatic translator) to effectively translate the advice we give into Spanish, or any other language. The reverse is true, too. It takes a fluent Spanish-English speaker to translate a question from Spanish into English to preserve the intent and meaning of the question. ...Read more
Lifestyle modificati: Erectile dysfunction typically precedes heart disease by 10yrs or so. So do those things that are healthy for your heart (and brain!) which should improve your penile health. For instance, don't smoke, don't drink to excess, exercise regularly, eat healthy, treat diabetes optimally, etc. Don't bother w/"natural" or "herbal" dietary supplements which have not evidence of effectiveness or safety. ...Read more
How does someone come to the conclusion that intestional pain is to the point of being appendicitis?
Maybe your right but: Causes of recurrent abdominal discomfort as described may be identified by first addressing signs/symptoms so as to localize the organ involved: in women: vaginal discharge or bleeding, alteration in periods, pregnancy risk? Fever, nausea, vomiting, altered stool pattern, blood with stool, tenderness, distension? Painful urination, blood in urine? Recent trauma, herniation? Stressors? Other risks? ...Read more
I am a new jogger and I started to have a pain in the back is this a dangeros injur and how can I trat it?
Doubt its: Dangerous but would see an orthopedic surgeon to make sure you don't have disc or vertabrae problem before resuming activity. ...Read more
Not on HealhTap: Any chronic illness or pain should be managed by a face-to-face encounter with a provider that knows all about you. HealthTap only allows those that prescribe medications to do so to treat acute illness or manage problems until proper follow up is arranged. Further, only very mild, non-opioid pain meds can be prescribed by the system and only then for short periods of time. ...Read more
Not really: C. Difficile is a bacteria that produces colitis when it overgrows and produces enough toxin to damage the colonic mucosa. H. Pylori is a bacteria that inhabits the stomach and duodenum where it causes inflammation and ulcers. Intestinal parasites are not bacteria. They usually colonize or infect the colon but sometimes infect the small intestine. ...Read more
Does extremely high levels of estrogen or the consistant use of fertility medication cause gallbladder or intestional problems?
What to do if I had an injury in my left testical and now it is atrophied and my sperm counts are low how I can trat it?
No treatment: As far as the atrophied testis, it is not recoverable. Sorry. If there are issues with fertility (trying to have children for a length of time), then your remaining testis may need some help. Make sure there's no varicocele, and possibly some medications can help, but you need an exam, semen analysis and possibly imaging and/or labs to see what the issue is. ...Read more
I have a stool pH value >8 is this ok or does it indicate an aerobic/anaerobic inbalance of intestional flora?
Normal: Stool pH is normally alkaline as you describe. ...Read more
Should I be worried if I keep having intestional spasm in my stomach? Is this normal or should see a doctor asap.
Yes: Could be many things. See your doctor. ...Read more
Do I have an intestional or viral infection I recently started drinking marijuana tea and small amount of the active ingredient for several weeks, I started experiencing constipation, I have since quit, I have started using high fiber suppliment and a da
Iam 19 week pregnant I have got an influenza I have sore throat andhead ache? What is trat name of pill for this is amoxcillin bad or not?
Dr said intestional abscess after 101.8 fever & severe vomiting. Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is done. Ct scan negative. No pain. Still severe constipation. I feel pretty good. Any ideas on cause? What to do for semi-blockag
Sounds better: On the surface, with the info you have given, you are doing quite well. If you have a continuing problem with partial intestinal obstruction this can only be dealt with face to face with the gastroenterologist and/or surgeon you are seeing. Good luck and hope this clears up soon. ...Read more
What are signs and is there any thing a person can take that's natural to find out if they have intestinal paricites?
Real science: I would only accept a diagnosis of intestinal parasites if it were made by a competent lab on a stool specimen. There are many websites that suggest that huge numbers of people in the developed world are sick primarily because of parasites that evidence-based medicine isn't finding. I don't believe this and would urge you to be skeptical as well. ...Read more
Starvation: Your intestines process food and allow for its absorption. If what remains was connected you would probably have continuous diarrhea but would not absorb much food (from the stomach alone). You would fairly rapidly starve to death. ...Read more
About 30 feet: Of course, GI length varies based on age, prior inflammatory condtions, surgeries, and drug use (irritant laxatives often result in a floppy, elongated colon), as well as body size. That 30 feet I mentioned above includes between 14-20 feet of small intestine and 5-6 feet of large intestine (colon) but the internal surface area is enormous due to multiple folds as well as microscopic vili. ...Read more
Papaya seeds: Papaya seeds are an old folk remedy for parasites that have been proven effective by modern research. I advise 2 tbsp of ground papaya seeds once a week for 3 weeks. Parasites are very common and difficult to diagnose. Even if you don't have parasites they won't hurt you. For a good discussion including detailed advice on one protocol see http://superfoodprofiles. Com/papaya-seeds-parasites. ...Read more
Seriously...why?: Colon lavage solutions "clean" by washing through from esophagus to rectum. Bear in mind however that there are no bacteria (aside from helicobacter) that colonize the stomach, & in most individuals the small bowel is relatively free of bacteria (unless there is underlying bacterial overgrowth due to structural or motility pathology). U probably don't need to cleanse--read prior HealthTap answers! ...Read more
What test/procedures should be run for hard to diag intestinal prob/disorder even tests ect looking outside the box that may be causing prob drs miss?
Get examined: Stomach pain can be caused by lots of things & may indeed originate outside the GI tract. Your doctor will want to re-examine you as well as know the quality, timing, duration, location, & associations (eating, position, activity, stooling, urinating) of your pain to better direct the next appropriate testing. After all tests are done & disease ruled out, then have confidence in treating symptoms. ...Read more
Depends on organism.: Medicines are generally the treatment for intestinal infections. The medicine could be an antibiotic, an antidiarrheal or an antiparasitic medication. The specific choice depends upon the infecting organism. In the case of most mild intestinal infections, viruses are the cause and time is the best cure. ...Read more
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No: Most babies pass the meconium plug without intestinal tears. However, having a meconium plug is associated with other problems such as hirschsprung's disease (abnormal colon) and cystic fibrosis. Make sure your doctor knows about his meconium plug and any other symptoms he may have to make sure he doesn't have these diseases or other complications. ...Read more
Get the truth: First, find out if the diagnosis is reliable, or made by a charlatan. Intestinal helminths are fairly common in some areas but are quite easily treated. ...Read more
YES: Yes, assuming you mean the large intestine (colon cancer). Small intestine cancer is very rare and yes chemotherapy has been used in this setting but we have limited data. Also it's important to note that not all bowel cancers require chemotherapy. The oncologist will help you decide on best option. ...Read more
Yes: The choice of drug would be determined by tumor type. ...Read more
Independent thinkers: This is not a mainstream diagnosis, and i'd be cautious especially if you've self-diagnosed based on something you've read. Your best move now would be to get with an evidence-based holistic physician in your community who can help guide you through an area that i'll be the first to admit is confusing to all of us. ...Read more
Tough question: It depends what is available. Video capsules have been used. From an imaging perspective some form of enteroclysis is best. Probably ct or mr enteroclysis is the best test, but these procedures are not widely available. Even traditional enteroclysis is not widely available. Routine imaging is usually done with ct and conventional small bowel follow through. ...Read more