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Is it normal to be constipated after a colonoscopy?

Is it normal to be constipated after a colonoscopy?

Common, often brief: After excessive cleasning/diarrhea from the colon-prep for colonoscopy, your intestine will try to to rest/recover. Some folks experience a "overshoot" effect after being cleansed out and so may end up having some constipitation for a brief period of time. If prolonged for over 1 wk or two, i suggest checking with doc. A bit of metamucil or benefiber may help. Good luck. ...Read more

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Volvulus (Definition)

A condition in which a loop of intestine twists, cutting off blood supply. It is considered an emergency because the twisted loop ...Read more


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Is it normal to be constipated after travel?

Is it normal to be constipated after travel?

Traveller: it is very common to have this, should better when you got home , need to eats healthy diet, lots of fiber, and can also use Miralax (polyethylene glycol) for 1-2 days, if not resolved , see your doctor ...Read more

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How often is it normal to have bowel movements?

How often is it normal to have bowel movements?

Depends!: Everyone's different. Some people have a bowel movement every day, sometimes even twice daily depending upon dietary fiber, fluids & physical activity. Others feel just fine having a bowel movement every few days, perhaps even as infrequent as weekly. As long as you're not straining, you're ok. We worry about constipation if you really need to push & strain to get stool out. Avoid laxatives. ...Read more

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Is it normal to masturbate?

Is it normal to masturbate?

Some handy facts...: Normal men, women, boys, and girls masturbate (it's universal). It isn't harmful, as the body goes through similar effects during regular sex with a partner (but too much of anything may become a problem). Masturbation does not stunt height, cause hair loss or gray hair, make you weak, create heart problems, lower testosterone, affect virginity, lower fertility, change your weight, or damage eyes. ...Read more

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Is it normal to get diarrhea the day after working out? Is it normal?

Is it normal to get diarrhea the day after working out? Is it normal?

Unusual: This is an usual reaction the day after a physical workout. I would think of other causes such as food intolerance,irritable bowel syndrome,viral infection. Is this a one time occurrence or does it occur frequently? Do you eat or drink anything after the workout that could affect your bowel movements? ...Read more

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Is it normal to get chickenpox twice? Is it common for this to happen?

Is it normal to get chickenpox twice? Is it common for this to happen?

Rarely if ever: Chickenpox will confer lifelong immunity with the first infection. There are few cases when this may not be permanent, like those with immune disorders or after bone marrow transplant . There are many rash producing illnesses that mimic chickenpox & these probably account for what many think as a first or repeat case. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have birthmarks?

Is it normal to have birthmarks?

Yes: Many babies have birth marks and some, consisting of vascular lesions regress with time. As long as the birthmark is stable and not bleeding, there is no cause for alarm. ...Read more

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Is it normal for the penis to be curved?

Is it normal for the penis to be curved?

Maybe: Many men have some curvature on erection and this is a normal variant that seldom or never interferes with sex. Should the curvature be acquired later in life and/or marked, it may be peyronie's, a disease best handled by a urologist. ...Read more

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Is it normal to diarrhea everyday?

Is it normal to diarrhea everyday?

Daily diarrhea: No. See your physician. Could be many things including allergy, digestive disorder, hormonal issue or anxiety. ...Read more

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Is it normal for babies to tiptoe?

Is it normal for babies to tiptoe?

Yes: It is common for infants to tiptoe. It is a sign that they are developing advanced balance. However, if you toddler cannot walk flat-footed and always tiptoes, that may indicate a problem. It may mean that your child has tight heel cords. Your provider can easily check for this at a routine examination. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have to poo during masturbation?

Is it normal to have to poo during masturbation?

Maybe: I'd get a full physical exam and talk with your personal physician about this. At orgasm, different people have a huge range of different side-effects, from sneezing to headaches, to loss of backdoor control. If you're a female, your gynecologist probably knows a lot about this. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it normal to need a hysteroscopy?

Is it normal to need a hysteroscopy?

Nope: Hysteroscopies aren't part of a well woman's exam. If your doctor recommends it, it's usually to address abnormal bleeding, a lost iud, or to evaluate for infertility. Now it's also used for permanent birth control. ...Read more

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Is it normal to be some what constipated during period?

Is it normal to be some what constipated during period?

Yes: Some women experience constipation, some have loose stools and some have no change in stooling pattern during menstrual period. ...Read more

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Is it normal not to bleed after an abortion?

Is it normal not to bleed after an abortion?

Yes: During the procedure the contents of the uterus are cleaned out, and some women do not bleed right away. Most women will bleed off and on for a few weeks. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have bleeding after a colonoscopy that's not related to a bowel movement?

Is it normal to have bleeding after a colonoscopy that's not related to a bowel movement?

Probably some: Irritation at the anal opening. If it persists, report to your GI specialist who did the colonoscopy. I hope he didn't find anything serious up there during the procedure. ...Read more

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What is it when your stool is black not sure if this is normal or a problem

What is it when your stool is black not sure if this is normal or a problem

It : It is unclear what context your black stool occurred or the charcteristics of the stool, besides the color. Stool normally is brown because of the presence of bile in the stool. Bile is made by the liver, concentrated and stored in the gallbladder, and secreted into the intestine to aid in the digestion of food. Depending on the amount of bile it contains, the normal stool color can range in color from light yellow to almost black. Stool color can change for a variety of reasons. Some stool color changes may signify an underlying medical condition, and others may be due to ingestion of food or medications. Blood from the stomach or upper intestines can turn the stool color black and sticky, described as black, tarry stool, associated with a distinctive foul-smell from the actions of the digestive enzymes on the blood. Patients may be anemic if this is acute or long-lasting. Causes of this include ulcer disease, medication use (that cause ulcers, e.g. Aspirin, ibuprofen), use of anticoagulants, liver disease, intestinal or stomach masses. Other causes of black stool are iron pills or bismuth-containing medications (such as pepto bismol). If the stool color is dark because of any of these medications, it is typically not sticky in texture and is not foul-smelling. ...Read more

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Is it normal to need a keratotomy?

Is it normal to need a keratotomy?

No: Keratotomy means incision into the cornea. The most common form is lasik or prk, in which a laser enters the cornea and reshapes it. Astigmatism can be corrected with astigmatic keratotomy (ak). These are elective procedures and do not need to be performed. Certain conditions of the cornea can be treated with a keratectomy - removal of some or all of the cornea (corneal transplant). ...Read more

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Is it normal not to have an appetite after a cholecystectomy?

Is it normal not to have an appetite after a cholecystectomy?

Yes: Early after most any abdominal surgery, and for a couple weeks after surgery, it is common for a person to have a diminished appetite or feel full sooner after eating. This resolves as you heal and after you become more active & off narcotic pain pills. Drink plenty of liquids & eat smaller non-fatty meals more frequently at first. ...Read more

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Volvulus-- will it heal itself?

Volvulus-- will it heal itself?

No: Volvulus is twisting of the intesting and, in general, if not untwisted within 6 hours, the bowel will die. There are children with a chronic volvulus that is tolerated. It is not acceptable to leave a volvulus untreated. The basis for it is a condition called malrotation. The intestine does not rotate properly in utero, a setup allowing it to twist at any time. ...Read more

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Do a lot of people get volvulus?

Do a lot of people get volvulus?

Rarely: Volvulus is a twisting of the GI tract. It can occur at the stomach level, small bowel and proximal colon or the sigmoid colon. Some activities such as laxative abuse may predispose to volvulus. Oftentimes volvulus occurs due to congenital non fixation of the intestine. Any frequent severe abdominal pain associated with bilious (green) vomiting needs prompt evaluation. ...Read more

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What are the tests for volvulus?

Radiologic: Simple abdominal xrays may be helpful. Oftentimes a contrast study such as upper GI or lower GI is necessary. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of volvulus?

Distention, pain: Volvulus can occur in different parts of the GI tract including stomach, small intestine and different parts of the colon. Symptoms are from obstruction (blockage) causing distention/swelling and nausea/vomiting and from ischemia (lack of blood flow) causing pain. All types of volvulus are emergencies & need to be diagnosed & treated asap. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Volvulus?

What is the definition or description of: Volvulus?

Twisting: of the loop of intestine on the axis of its mysentery it causes blockage with constipation vomiting and severe abdominal cramps ...Read more

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Could humans have gastric volvulus rotation?

Could humans have gastric volvulus rotation?

Yes, : Not common, but possible, and it is surgical emergency if it is acute. Commonly, it happens in a paraesophageal hiatal hernia. ...Read more

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What to do if I'm inducing due to volvulus scar!?

What to do if I'm inducing due to volvulus scar!?

Not sure: I'm not sure what you mean with inducing. That usually means doing something to a pregnant woman to bring on labor. Doesn't make sense in your question. Please clarify and resubmit your question. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your intestines are twisted/volvulus?

What does it mean when your intestines are twisted/volvulus?

Think garden hose: The intestines are a complex & long tubular structure with some parts firmly attached & some parts that float somewhat freely in the abdomen. If the free floating parts become twisted on them self, it not only stops flow as it would in your hose, it can begin to cut off the blood supply. If left untreated, the gut can die & start leaking contents & germs into the abdomen. This can be fatal. ...Read more

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Had a volvulus in colon and had more than 8inches removed in emer surg 2yrs ago continue to have pain and discomfort same area?Can it happen again? Am i more at risk b/c i already had this once?

Had a volvulus in colon and had more than 8inches removed in emer surg 2yrs ago continue to have pain and  discomfort same area?Can it happen again? Am i more at risk b/c i already had this once?

Not likely: A volvulus occurs because of redundancy (extra length) of colon. The fact that this excess was excised will likely prevent occurrence. However, you could be having symptoms from adhesions (scar tissue) that can accompany open surgery. Check with your surgeon. ...Read more

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How long does vomiting associated with volvulus last?

Till end of volvulus: Once the volvulus is resolved or corrected it may take 24 hours for normal gut function to resume. If surgery is required to correct the volvulus then it can be 2-3 days. ...Read more

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Has anyone out there treated a cecal volvulus conservatively?

Yes; poor results.: Treatment that does not remove the right colon is associated with a very high recurrence rate. While colon resection does have risks that must be considered, there is a significant mortality rate seen with repeat volvulus. ...Read more

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How long does decreased appetite associated with volvulus last?

Depends : Depends on the age of the patient and mode of correction of volvulus. 2-3 days if infant/child and endoscopic correction is done. If surgery is required 4-6 days. ...Read more

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When I was born my small intestine was knotted up and some was removed. Was that volvulus?

Quite possibly: You say your small intestine was knotted up. That could indeed be midgut volvulus in which your small bowel was twisted around a narrow mesentery, or connection of the bowel to the back of the abdominal cavity. That is almost always seen in intestinal malrotation, when the bowel did not situate in the right location in the abdomen as it was being formed in the fetus. ...Read more

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How long does abdominal pain associated with volvulus last?

How long does abdominal pain associated with volvulus last?

Until it Resolves: Volvulus describes 180 (+) degree twisting of the intestine, causing a bowel obstruction inevitably leading to necrosis or rupture unless it resolves, either spontaneously, by endoscopic or radiologic decompression, or surgical rx. The best method depends on the location & cause of the "twist" and the stability of the patient. ...Read more

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Adult w/ incomplete midgut rotation no volvulus.Chronic pain & symptoms mild-severe.Told "no surgeon will touch it" until an emergency.Is this true?

Adult w/ incomplete midgut rotation no volvulus.Chronic pain & symptoms mild-severe.Told "no surgeon will touch it" until an emergency.Is this true?

Not true: General Surgeon with laparasocopic surgical experience can perform a Ladd procedure, which should take care of this problem. This is fairly routine type surgery for Pediatric Surgeons. Thus Pediatric Surgeon can do this if u can't find surgeon of adults to do it ...Read more

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How long does abdominal distension associated with volvulus last?

Minimal: Once the volvulus is relieved the distension will resolve. If mechanical relief of volvulus is used then relief should be fairly rapid. If surgery is used it may be a few days for the ileus to resolve. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what is description and identification of onchocerca volvulus?

Cecal volvulus: The cecum is the first part of the large intestine. A volvulus results when the bowel twists on its blood supply. This will cause an obstruction of the intestine which will lead to abdominal distention (swelling) and an inability to have a bowel movement. The treatment is to untwist it and may require removal of that part of the intestine. It is often the result of severe constipation. ...Read more