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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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Are there any effective treatments for chronic lazy bowel syndrome?

Are there any effective treatments for chronic lazy bowel syndrome?

See a doctor: If the doctor and find the true cause, usually can be treated with medication. You need to see a doctor to find the true cause. ...Read more

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I have had chronic lazy bowel syndrome for the past year and need to use non prescription laxatives in order to have bowel movements. Any suggestions?

I have had chronic lazy bowel syndrome for the past year and need to use non prescription laxatives in order to have bowel movements. Any suggestions?

Depends on: The laxative . Some are safe for long term use while others are harmful. You already take metamucil and a stool softener. Those are good and safe. Miralax (polyethylene glycol) is a good safe laxative you can titrate to response . Another really good one is natural calm, magnesium based(the plain flavor is horrible) but it is harder to find. It can be ordered off internet. It also is titrated to response.. ...Read more

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I have lazy bowel syndrome, & have to take miralax (polyethylene glycol) daily. Could this affect my ability to get pregnant? Is it safe?

Should be OK: Miralax (polyethylene glycol) (/peg derivatives) are not absorbed and pull water into the GI tract (--or keep it there--). Should not have impact on reproductive cycle. Many patients, including pediatric ones, use it daily for years without problems. ...Read more

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Can att cause distended bowel syndrome ? Anil

What's ATT?: I don't think u r referring to the cell phone company .Kindly resend the question ...Read more

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Y does ititable bowel syndrome happen? Causes for it. How to cure

Theories: There are a lot of theories but the current thinking is that it is related to serotonin from the gut and/or a disruption in the bacterial flora. I would start with probiotics. ...Read more

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What is short bowel syndrome?

Too Little Intestine: Certain medical conditions require emergency removal of a significant amount of the small intestine. We see this in infancy associated with necrotizing enterocolitis and in adults when the blood supply to the small intestine is cut-off. The small bowel is responsible for digesting nutrients within our diet; if a lot of the small intestine is missing, nutritional deficiencies occur. ...Read more

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Any cure for irritated bowel syndrome?

No: There is no "cure" but there are plenty of medications which can help control symptoms depending on what kind of ibs you have. ...Read more

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What are the causes of short bowel syndrome?

Surgery: Surgical removal of the majority of the small intestine is what causes short bowel syndrome. ...Read more

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Bowel (Definition)

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