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What are the long term effects of colitis?

What are the long term effects of colitis?

Colitis: Judging by your medication, I presume you mean ulcerative colitis. The long-term effects of UC are varied. Some have very little disease long term, and others have long-term diarrhea, bleeding, or pain. If the inflammation is not controlled over a long period, there can be an increased risk of colon cancer, in addition. Long-term follow-up with your doctor is important. Good luck. ...Read more

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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What are some long term complications of colitis?

What are some long term complications of colitis?

If you: are referring to Ulcerative Colitis, there are a number of possible complications including but not limited to arthritis, anemia, psoriasis, (all a "genetic HLA chromosome association) and the most serious, Cancer of the Colon. PROPER SCREENING and TREATMENT is available for ALL THESE UC ISSUES!. There are a # of types of COLITIS and the absolute Diagnosis is VITAL! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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What are long term effects of constipation?

What are long term effects of constipation?

Tricky: the question is first, why someone has long term constipation and what has been done to check on what is going on and what has been done to treat it. Constantly taking gut stimulants makes the gut dependent on medication and to not work at all wtihout out them. ...Read more

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Is difficulty with bowel movements a long term effect from gastroschisis?

Is difficulty with bowel movements a long term effect from gastroschisis?

Could be...: It depends on how much intestines were protected or salvaged during the rescue/repair procedure. Probably, it may even depends on the method of repair, primary or staged... Logically speaking. ...Read more

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Does long term use of movicol cause dependency or bowel incontinence? Thanks in advance

Does long term use of movicol cause dependency or bowel incontinence? Thanks in advance

Neither: Movicol does not cause dependency. In a Dutch study in children, bowel incontinence episodes actually decreased after taking the equivalent drug (polyethylene glycol with electrolytes, the generic version of movicol) for 8 weeks. ...Read more

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Long term effects of multiple miscarriages?

Long term effects of multiple miscarriages?

Miscarriages : There really shouldn't be any lasting physical effects. I can imagine the emotional toll could be pretty high a therapist would be a good resource for dealing with the emotions around that. ...Read more

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What are the long term side effects of movicol laxative?Regards

What are the long term side effects of movicol laxative?Regards

Possible GI problems: Possible effects include a wide range of GI issues as well as vertigo and other distress. Seek medical attention early to select alternative laxatives. ...Read more

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What are the effects of long term laxative use?

What are the effects of long term laxative use?

Laxative use: It can damage the muscular function of the bowel. * You may need more and more of the laxative to get results, until eventually the laxatives do not work. * Excessive laxative use can drain the body of water, vitamins, and minerals. * It can cause kidney stones or kidney failure. * The effects of other medicines can be changed.these are some of the long term effects ...Read more

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Will long term constipation cause colon cancer?

Will long term constipation cause colon cancer?

Inlikely: Constipation itself does not lead to colon cancer. That being said the acute development of constipation that doesn't resolve with dietary modification and stool softener a can signify the development of a colon cancer and should always be evaluated by a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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What are some long term and short term effects of coronary artery diesease?

What are some long term and short term effects of coronary artery diesease?

Heart attack, failur: The "short term effects" of coronary artery disease (CAD), which is plaque build-up in the heart's arteries, are heart attack or sudden cardiac death from plaque rupturing. The "long term effects" are weakened heart muscle (failure) / ischemic cardiomyopathy from lack of effective blood flow & chest pain with exertion (chronic angina). 1/2 of pts with CAD are diagnosed by heart attack. TTYD if so. ...Read more

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What are the long term effects of meconium?

What are the long term effects of meconium?

Confusing question: All newborns will pass meconium.It is the accumulated fecal debris of pregnancy consisting of bile, digested hair, shed cells and protein debris in a stacky mass.After its passage, it is gone and transitional or regular stools form. Kids who suck some meconium into their lungs before or during the birthing process can have variable outcome based of the amount and degree of damage the material cause. ...Read more

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Are there any long term effects of gastroschisis after repair?

Are there  any long term effects of gastroschisis after repair?

Sometimes.: If there has been significant bowel necrosis and/or removal, then short bowel syndrome and malabsorption can plague the child and later adult. As a consequence of this type of complication, poor growth and short stature may be more common. ...Read more

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What are the long term effects of using mebeverine for IBS ?

What are the long term effects of using mebeverine for IBS ?

If tolerating none: Mebeverine is the new antispasmodic medication release smooth muscles of bowel . Used in irritable bowel syndrome, spastic colon, some types of colitis, if tolerates , & helps no complications in long term use are reported. ...Read more

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What are short term and long term effects of bulimia?

What are short term and long term effects of bulimia?

Many: Short term- weight loss, tooth enamel erosion from stomach acid, esophageal ulcers, nuitritional and electrolyte imbalances and skipped periods. Long term- no menses, cardiac irregular heartbeats that could result in cardiac arrest and death and, kidney failure from severe dehydration. ...Read more

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Are there any long term effects of naloxone after morphone od?

Are there any long term effects of naloxone after morphone od?

No, only short term.: Naloxone by itself will not cause short-term side effects. However, when used to treat opioid overdose (e.g., morphine), the patient receiving the drug will begin to feel the opioid withdrawal almost instantly. One dose of Naloxone will only last for 1-2 hours, so od patients should receive continuous monitoring and Naloxone administration until the opioid is cleared. ...Read more

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Long term side effects of long term opiate abuse ?

Long term side effects of long term opiate abuse ?

Deadly serious: Death from overdose (intentional or unintentional). Infection from sharing needles. Legal consequences and potential violence. Mutual support helps. Consider attending a meeting of narcotics anonymous. ...Read more

Fistula (Definition)

A fistula is an abnormal connection between two places. Most commonly, it originates somewhere in the intestine and communicates to another location in the intestine or in the skin. A fistula can develop after abdominal surgery, with inflammatory bowel disease, cancer, anorectal abscess, and ...Read more


Bowel (Definition)

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