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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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Im worried i might have ms. I am having a variety of symptoms from neurological to bowel. Is their any way to tell for sure? How do I tell to my doc?

Im worried i might have ms. I am having a variety of symptoms from neurological to bowel. Is their any way to tell for sure? How do I tell to my doc?

Talking to your Doc: This is easy. There should be no concerns or barriers to bringing up your worries to your physician. It is always best to describe your symptoms and not just the diagnosis you have come to. But, tell them you are worried about ms as part of your visit. There is a process of testing and evaluation that will come of this visit. ...Read more

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What suggestions are there to control bowel incontinence with multiple sclerosis? Is the incontinence permanent when it develops with ms?

What suggestions are there to control bowel incontinence with multiple sclerosis? Is the incontinence permanent when it develops with ms?

Suggestions: Generically, I like to start with increased amounts of fibre into the diet. Would avoid stimulants such as caffeine and also, alcohol. Would want to be certain that there is no added co-morbidity, such as a colonic cancer which can be causing issues. ...Read more

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Have swallowing, bowel, muscle weakness pain and burning, extreme tiredness, tremors etc is this ms?

Have swallowing, bowel, muscle weakness pain and burning, extreme tiredness, tremors etc  is this ms?

Many possibilities: Many disorders could cause your myriad symptoms, and would first see an internist and get thoroughly evaluated. If unanswered questions, get appointment with neurologist. MS diagnosis is based upon history, examination, and appropriate MRI findings, if other causes are excluded. ...Read more

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Stomach twitches 24/7. Left calf too. Stomach very sensitive to foods, Bowel movements weird. Doesn't hurt. Stomach noises really weird too. MS/ALS?

Stomach twitches 24/7. Left calf too. Stomach very sensitive to foods, Bowel movements weird. Doesn't hurt. Stomach noises really weird too. MS/ALS?

Prob not.: Muscle twitching is caused by many situations, many of them are benign. Neither MS nor ALS come to mind as the likely cause. Does food sensitivity result in any diet modifications for you? It;'s possible these symptoms are linked together in a good way, one which will lead to a simple resolution. ...Read more

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What are early symptoms of MS?

What are early symptoms of MS?

Varies among pts: Often loss of vision in one eye (optic neuritis), also loss of leg strength, in coordination or imbalance, and perhaps insidious fatigue and/cognitive issues. ...Read more

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What are the early symptoms of ms?

What are the early symptoms of ms?

Varies among pts: Often loss of vision in one eye (optic neuritis), also loss of leg strength, in coordination or imbalance, and perhaps insidious fatigue and/cognitive issues. ...Read more

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Help please! could cysts be a symptom of ms?

Help please! could cysts be a symptom of ms?

Typically NO: If a cystic lesion within brain, could be congenital arachnoid cyst, or even cysticercosis, and typically ms lesions not usually cystic. Rarely, ms lesions may appear tumefactive, and may create a cystic appearance, but other lesions are present which tell the true situation. Perhaps a visit to neurosurgeon could clear the confusion. ...Read more

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Is exophoria related to MS symptoms?

It can be: Like in a case of MS causing an internuclear opthalmoplegia - don't worry this is a fancy term for a particular problem that affects how the eyes move together. But it isn't the most common presentation of MS. ...Read more

Bowel (Definition)

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