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Bowel (Definition)

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


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How bad can sphinter of oddi disfuntion get? Because mines is just very lazy and i don't know what else to do? I haven't moved mu bowels x2 weeks

How bad can sphinter of oddi disfuntion get? Because mines is just very lazy and i don't know what else to do?  I haven't moved mu bowels x2 weeks

Sphincter of Oddi: The major presenting symptom in patients with sphincter of oddi dysfunction is abdominal pain. The pain is characteristically sharp, postprandial, and located in the right upper quadrant or epigastrium. The pain may be associated with nausea and/or vomiting, may last for several hours, and may radiate to the back or shoulder blades. Fever, chills, and jaundice are uncommon symptoms. ...Read more

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How can I wake up a lazy bowel?

How can I wake up a lazy bowel?

Magnesium oxide caps: 2-3 magnesium oxide capsules for tablets per day should help.Each capsule or tablet could be 400 or 500 mg. Most people are deficient in this essential mineral. ...Read more

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Can i treat lazy bowel after surgery from home?

Can i treat lazy bowel after surgery from home?

Move it: Best way to help the bowels wake up is to walk as much as you tolerate and to limit the intake of narcotic pain meds. Keep moving, if your doctor didn't tell you to not stand on your feet or walk. ...Read more

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Have chronic lazy bowel for 10 months. Colonoscopy was clear. What medications could be useful?

Have chronic lazy bowel for 10 months. Colonoscopy was clear. What medications could be useful?

Constipation.: You have chronic constipation due to several reasons. Make sure you are not overdose on narcotics or any medications that has side effects of constipation. You can try citrucel or fibercon (these are fiber supplements) and drink adequate amt of water. If this doesn't help, try MiraLAX (otc, one tablespoon in 8 oz of water daily or bid). If no improve, see your GI doc. Others: amitiza, (lubiprostone) linzess. ...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 constipation. Is it due to the fact that I have a "lazy bowel"?

I have constipation. Is it due to the fact that I have a "lazy bowel"?

No: Constipation can be caused by many factors, the most common is a slow transit. The chronic use of laxatives can magnify the problem with slower transit and this is sometimes refered to as a 'lazy colon.'. ...Read more

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My 8 year old has lazy bowel and has had it for 5 years. I have seen docs and paediatrics but no results when will this end? Poor child is deppressed.

My 8 year old has lazy bowel and has had it for 5 years. I have seen docs and paediatrics but no results when will this end? Poor child is deppressed.

Meds, routine, 5-2-1: Common problem, but therapy is well-discussed in the fact-sheet from RCH Melbourne:http://www.rch.org.au/kidsinfo/fact_sheets/Constipation/ The important points are: regular effective meds to keep the bowel empty, regular toileting after meals (gastro-colic reflex), healthy diet: 5 - fruit & veg servings daily 2 - maximum time on screens (including iPads etc) 1 - at LEAST 1 hr good exercise daily ...Read more

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How to manage laxatives for a totally dependent lazy bowel with constipation .Diagnosed with Crohn's three months ago ,meds did not help at all.

How to manage laxatives for a totally dependent lazy bowel with constipation  .Diagnosed with Crohn's three months ago ,meds did not help at all.

Specific Carb. Diet-: You need to start- SCD- Specific carbohydrate diet which consists of eating only monosaccarides & total avoidance of complex carbs- polysaccharides. Read "Breaking The Vicious Cycle" by Elaine Gottschall which will give you all the answers. like Paleolithic diet & google & see all the testimonials. ...Read more