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Kinked Bowel Symptoms
I have a kink/ twisted bowel and have been told by the doctors that they won't operate as it could be dangerous I have put up with this for 14 years.
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
Caution...: Not sure what you are referring to as a "kink" but when doctors use this term they are usually describing a redundant colon or large intestine. This means there are more folds or twists in the colon than normal. Another type of "kink" might mean there are adhesions in the abdomen causing fixation of the intestine. This frequently comes to light after a difficult colonoscopy exam.
Nothing: Unless you are having symptoms of bowel obstruction. Usually the kink is due to prior abdominal surgery and adhesions. The obstruction can be partial, intermittent or complete, the latter usually requiring surgical correction and the former two usual respond to bowel rest in the hospital for 1-3 days.
Pain and distension: First comes abdominal pain followed by abdominal swelling + tenderness. Then vomiting of stomach contents followed by greenish (bile)vomiting. May feel like passing flatus, but cannot + bowel movements will cease. Abdominal sounds will be absent due to ileus. Plain abdominal xray will demonstrate distended bowel loops with "air fluid levels. See dr. For severe pain, abdo distension + green vomitus.See 1 more doctor answer
Irriatable bowel syndrome what kinds foods should I eat and other things I can do to ease symptoms
IBS, SPASTIC COLON: Avoid caffienated, carbonated beverages, sugarless gum, mint and chocolate.
It varies: In the lower GI tract an infection can have a different range of symptoms like diarrhea (with or without blood), gas, or bloating. You can also have fever, nausea and vomiting. These infections can be bacterial or viral. Viral syndromes are usually self-limited while bacterial may need antibiotics for some cases. In any case you want to keep hydrated and see your doctor if you cannot do that.
Crampy pain, nausea: Bowel obstruction usually begins with loss of appetite and crampy pain in the abdomen. Usually, bowel gas and bowel movements slow down, and in some cases completely stop. Since food and saliva can't go anywhere, vomiting usually occurs. Most people who have a bowel obstruction have had previous surgery.See 1 more doctor answer
Probably not: Gastroparesis - delayed empyting of your stomach is not always the first diagnosis. History and exam and certain labs can aid your physician in the diagnosis. You should seek advice with gp or gastroenterologist to determine exact cause.
I just had a bowel obstruction and surgery for the first time in my life dr said should have never happened. A week later I am having same symptoms c?
See your Dr: If you are developing the same symptoms as before the surgery you should see your surgeon or ER doctor as soon as possible. It's unlikely you have another bowel obstruction and more likely your bowels have not "woken up" completely yet, but to be sure you should have some x-rays at the very least.