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Doctor insights on: Medicine For Inflammation Of The Lining Of The Bowels

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What are the common symptoms of inflammation of the lining of the bowels?

What are the common symptoms of inflammation of the lining of the bowels?

Many kinds: Information on the cause, diagnosis, symptoms and treatment of (ibd) inflammatory bowel disease. Ibd is a general term that covers two distinct disorders: ulcerative colitis (uc) and crohn's disease (cd). The symptoms of crohn are •frequent diarrhea
fever
•fatigue
anemia
•reduced appetite
•weight loss. ...Read more

Inflammation (Definition)

Inflammation is the body's attempt at self-protection; the aim being to remove harmful stimuli, including damaged cells, irritants, or pathogens - and begin the healing process. Inflammation is part of the complex biological response of vascular tissues to harmful stimuli, such as pathogens, ...Read more


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What is the definition or description of: inflammation of the lining of the bowels?

What is the definition or description of: inflammation of the lining of the bowels?

Colitis: Colitis is inflammation of the large intestine. It can be from parasites, bacteria, or other causes. Clostridium difficile is a bacteria that cause mild to fatal symptoms. Diverticulitis is inflammation of pouches that can occur in the large intestine usually seen with age. It is usually provoked by seeds entering the pouch and not being able to exit. Flagyl is an antibiotic commonly used. ...Read more

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What does it mean if the doctor tells u have inflammation of the bowels?

What does it mean if the doctor tells u have inflammation of the bowels?

? Crohn's or UC: Ask the doctor to tell you or write down the exact diagnosis.
"Inflammation of the bowels" may be a lay person's term for conditions called Inflammatory Bowel Disease, often abbreviated as IBD. IBD includes Crohn's disease and Ulcerative Colitis. IBD can cause abdominal (belly) pain, diarrhea, frequent stools, bleeding from the rectum, as well as generally not doing well, fevers, and weight loss. ...Read more

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Why would this inflammation of the heart's lining cause death?

Why would this inflammation of the heart's lining cause death?

Two common ways: Either due to an accumulation of inflammatory fluid or blood into the pericardial space, causing cardiac tamponade and fatal heart failure, or through an tachyarrhythmia (which can also be provoked by cardiac tamponade) that leads to heart failure and sudden cardiac death. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: inflammation of lining of the heart?

What is the definition or description of: inflammation of lining of the heart?

Pericarditis: You are describing pericarditis, an inflammation of the tissue sac surrounding the heart. It typically causes pain in the chest and sometimes radiates to the side of the neck and back. It can be accompanied by fever, rapid heartbeat, a characteristic "rub" heard with a stethoscope, and characteristic abnormalities on an electrocardiogram. It can be caused by a virus, immune reaction or other. ...Read more

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What are the common presenting symptoms of inflammation of lining of the heart?

What are the common presenting symptoms of inflammation of lining of the heart?

Variable: Fever, not feeling well, bruising occasionally a heart attack or stroke: sometimes nothing. Hrs, md www. Thepmc. Org. ...Read more

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What does it mean when the doctor says you have inflammation of the bowels and what causes it to occur?

What does it mean when the doctor says you have inflammation of the bowels and what causes it to occur?

Inflammatory: Condition of the intestines, contrasted with infectious condition, is usually Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis. Other inflammatory conditions are rare. Causes are unknown in most cases. Treatment consists of anti-inflammatory meds, sometimes even steroids, and avoiding certain foods. Ask for a referral to a GI specialist if your symptoms persist. ...Read more

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What is the inflammation of the inner lining of the heart called?

Endocarditis: The endocardium is the inner lining of the heart. If inflamed we call it endocarditis. ...Read more

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What are the GERD and stomach lining inflammation symptoms?

What are the GERD and stomach lining inflammation symptoms?

Discomfort: GERD symptoms are typical heartburn and regurgitation. These are often worse with stress, certain types of good and drink, and Lyon g down or leaning forward. Stomach lining inflammation, or gastritis, can cause pain just below the lower end of the breast bone. Primary care or GI usually treat milder forms of these. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Can inflammation of the bowels and backache be caused by insufficient cortisone levels? If so what can be done to rectify this?

Can inflammation of the bowels and backache be caused by insufficient cortisone levels? If so what can be done to rectify this?

Not that I kno of.: B4 u make any conclusion about low cortisone or adrenal insufficiency, u need lab tests 2 document it ; if so, follow ur endocrinologist's rec 4 treatment, don't just treat urself. Steroids have very sever complications if not recommended by ur endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Gerd and stomach lining inflammation symptoms, treatment?

Gerd and stomach lining inflammation symptoms, treatment?

Stomach ache: Stomach ache, indigestion. Trial of zantac over the counter, if ineffective, can trial peptobismol, if not, then proton pump inhibitors, if refractory can try carafate (sucralfate) slurry. ...Read more

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Is inflammation of the nasal septum lining treated with medication or will saline rinses be the best?

Is inflammation of the nasal septum lining treated with medication or will saline rinses be the best?

Nasal sprays: Inflammation of the nasal mucosa or lining is best treated with a topical nasal steroid spray like flonase, nasonex, (mometasone) etc. These nasal steroid sprays take some time (months) to work and should be used every day, not just for a week or two. Additionally, nasal saline sprays will help by keeping the nasal lining moist because dryness can cause more inflammation. Think about a humidifier at night. ...Read more

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Are there any alternative treatments for inflammation of lining of the heart?

Are there any alternative treatments for inflammation of lining of the heart?

Cardiac inflammation: If not infectious inflammation the standard armamentarium of antiinflammatory agents is used to treat, alternatives not really demonstrated to be effective. ...Read more

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Why do patients with prolonged inflammation of the stomach lining also have anemia?

Why do patients with prolonged inflammation of the stomach lining also have anemia?

2 possibilities: Chronic inflammation can lead to anemia. The longstanding inflammation affects rbc survival and iron availability. This leads to anemia. Inflammation of the stomach lining can also cause low levels of blood loss. Over time, this can cause iron deficiency anemia. ...Read more

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How does one prevent inflammation of stomach lining due to bloodthinner plavix (clopidogrel)?

How does one prevent inflammation of stomach lining due to bloodthinner plavix (clopidogrel)?

It doesn't...: Plavix does not cause inflammation of the stomach lining. If you have inflammation it is from some other cause, like helicobacter pylori infection. If your stomach burns after taking plavix, take it on a full stomach. Talk to a G.I. Specialist and have an endoscopy, they may give you a proton pump inhibitor or cytotec (misoprostol). ...Read more

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How can I prevent inflammation of stomach lining due to blood thinner plavix (clopidogrel)?

How can I prevent inflammation of stomach lining due to blood thinner plavix (clopidogrel)?

Acid inhibitors: Plavix, (clopidogrel) especially when taken with Aspirin as it often is, can cause stomach bleeding. If this is a risk, you can lessen it by taking a strong acid suppressor such as omeprazole. While there has been controversy about interactions between these drugs and plavix, (clopidogrel) the best evidence says that it is more of a theoretical than real problem. ...Read more

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An endoscopy revealed inflammation in my stomach's lining. I don't have acid reflux, just discomfort. Antacids safe? Any natural alternatives?

An endoscopy revealed inflammation in my stomach's lining. I don't have acid reflux, just discomfort. Antacids safe? Any natural alternatives?

What's the cause?: You're describing "gastritis." Stomach inflammation may derive from both acid & non-acid causes, slow emptying of the stomach, H.pylori infection, atrophic & hypersecretory problems, indiscrete use of NSAID's &/or alcohol, to name a few. Can't recommend "natural remedies" since cause of gastritis was not defined in your question. Antacids or acid blockers are a good starting point for treatment. ...Read more

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What causes gastroenteritis (inflammation of the stomach and intestinal lining) virus? The doctor said it spreads like the cold, is it contagious?

What causes gastroenteritis (inflammation of the stomach and intestinal lining) virus? The doctor said it spreads like the cold, is it contagious?

Gastroenteritis: There are numerous causes, but most are viral and can be spread by a variety of mechanisms depending upon the particular agent. Many are spread via the fecal/oral route or by contaminated food. If you are more specific could provide more info. ...Read more

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Have acid reflux which is burning my throat & cause inflammation of throat & sinuses. Take Prilosec qd. What can I take to protect lining of throat?

Have acid reflux which is burning my throat & cause inflammation of throat & sinuses. Take Prilosec qd. What can I take to protect lining of throat?

Several things: Be good about taking your antisecretory medications. Avoid foods that worsen reflux like acidic citrus fruits, peppermint, spicy foods, alcohol, nicotine, and caffeine (including coffee, tea and chocolate). You should try to stay upright for at least 1 hour after eating and avoid eating prior to going to sleep. ...Read more

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Dr said I ve non allergic rhinitis, I ve no runny nose/sneezing only nasal congestion & chronic inflammation of nasal lining, was it a correct dignosis?

Dr said I ve non allergic rhinitis, I ve no runny nose/sneezing only nasal congestion & chronic inflammation of nasal lining, was it a correct dignosis?

Were you tested?: If you were allergy treated and your test was negative, this is correct. Some individuals have nasal congestion from dust mites and pets but no other symptoms. If you have not seen an allergist, do so now. ...Read more

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What diet do I follow to reduce inflammation and the risk for bowel disease?

What diet do I follow to reduce inflammation and the risk for bowel disease?

Avoid toxic foods: Avoid sugars, fried foods, vegatable oils like canola & soy, meats that are cured wth nitrates & nitrites, aspartame, splenda, partially hydrogenated vegetable oils, maragarine, soy based products, sweetened beverages like juice & soda, microwaved foods, artificial colors & flavors. All of these products cause damage to the cells, tissues & organs in your body contributing to various diseases. ...Read more

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What can cause small bowel inflammation, pain, and perhaps bleeding in children?

What can cause small bowel inflammation, pain, and perhaps bleeding in children?

Infectious & Inflamm: Both bacterial bowel infections, e.g., by shigella, salmonella, campylobacter, and yersinia
And Inflammatory bowel disease such as Crohn's disease can produce the symptoms described. ...Read more

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During a recent sigmoidoscopy a small patch of inflammation was found on the left side of lower bowel. What is the most likely outcome?

During a recent sigmoidoscopy a small patch of inflammation was found on the left side of lower bowel. What is the most likely outcome?

Hard to say: Given the limitted info you gave, it is hard to tell what exactly it is. Could be from recent mild infection, early colitis, lymphocytic/spastic colitis, or it may not be much at all....
Why was the procedure done?
I assume some tissue sample/biopsy was done...If so, waite for the result.
Good luck...Keep us informed.. ...Read more

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What is entercolitis? Does this involve inflammation in small and large bowel?

What is entercolitis? Does this involve inflammation in small and large bowel?

Both: Entritis is inflammation of the small bowel.
colitis is inflammation of the colon.
gastroenetritis is inflammation of the stomach and small bowei
gastritis is inflammation of the stomach.

entercolitis is inflammation of the small bowel and the colon. ...Read more

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I have BAD ulcerative colitis, it feels as though there's a piranha eating my stomach. I have 100% piece of bowel lining in my poo, I feel like im dyin?

I have BAD ulcerative colitis, it feels as though there's a piranha eating my stomach. I have 100% piece of bowel lining in my poo, I feel like im dyin?

UC flare: You may be describing a flare of your ulcerative colitis. This deserves immediate attention to avoid what can be very significant (and potentially life-threatening) complications. PLEASE, seek emergency care now. ...Read more

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"mild bowel wall thickening involve sigmoidcolon might reflect relative underdistention. Less likely inflammation". is cancer? No real gastro symptoms

"mild bowel wall thickening involve sigmoidcolon might reflect relative underdistention. Less likely inflammation". is cancer? No real gastro symptoms

Typical scenario: Since we don't do any kind of bowel prep any more for routine CT scans, this kind of scenario is common. If the radiologist thinks the bowel looks a little too think, they will likely put in a statement like that as a hedge against potential pathology (and lawsuit). The thing is, could it be cancer? Yes, but the likelihood is low. If it was me, I would ignore it unless you develop symptoms. ...Read more

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Is small bowel inflammation an early sign of small bowel cancer?

Is small bowel inflammation an early sign of small bowel cancer?

It is not: Unless it's Crohn's, there's no connection, and even if it is, it's weak ...Read more

Bowel (Definition)

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