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60 obese lady highsugar heavy bleeding after manapause uterus stick with intestine surgery rcomendd but surgeon will attach stool bag severe pain what?

60 obese lady highsugar heavy bleeding after manapause uterus stick with intestine surgery rcomendd but surgeon will attach stool bag severe pain what?

Colostomy: It is hard to judge whether or not you need a colostomy (stool bag) from the limited details you gave. In fact, it is more of a decision that might have to be made in the operating room. Generally though, if your colon can be prepped adequately, you shouldn't really need a colostomy. If you were having a total colectomy with ileoanal pull through, you could need an ileostomy temporarily. ...Read more

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Obesity (Definition)

The definition started with Louis Israel Dublin, chief statistician of the Metropolitan life insurance company, in the early 1940s, as a BMI >25 (definitely >30) for people in their 20's based on retrospective observational life insurance data of the age at which people died later in life. This was subsequently adopted by the medical disease industry. However, BMI is ...Read more


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Does obesity make people incontinent of feces?

Does obesity make people incontinent of feces?

No: While morbid obesity can result in a variable degree of urinary incontinence, especially in women, it does not cause fecal incontinence. If you have developed fecal incontinence you should see your primary care physician, who can initiate the appropriate work-up and refer you to a specialist if indicated. ...Read more

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Im 24 obesse female with pcos recently diagnosed idiopathic intercranial hypertension i had problems for years bowels now orange watery stools ?

Im 24 obesse female with pcos recently diagnosed idiopathic intercranial hypertension i had problems for years bowels now orange watery stools ?

Stools: kinda sounds like some fat malabsorption going on. Have you recently been started on metformin? The main concern would be that the color you are seeing has blood in it. Probably time to have your doc check a hemoccult for blood in your stool ...Read more

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Flat knee cap obese need someone to fix knee in obese state urgent?

Flat knee cap obese need someone to fix knee in obese state urgent?

Is your knee joint: swollen? If it is red, hot, tender, painful or you have a fever - would want to get seen asap. ...Read more

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I'm obese, can it cause tightness in my chest while laying flat on back? Had EKG done everything came back normal.

I'm obese, can it cause tightness in my chest while laying flat on back? Had EKG done everything came back normal.

Yes: Obesity can cause pressure on your lungs and airway causing chest tightness and pressure. However, obesity is also a risk factor for heart disease. If your chest pain persists, or if you have not had an EKG recently, then it is best to go to the Urgent Care or ER to rule out a heart attack. ...Read more

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5'6" 21yr old, 205lb, muscular, flat tummy, big thighs, can't loose weight at all, workout hour daily. What should my calorie intake be? & am i obese?

5'6"  21yr old, 205lb, muscular, flat tummy, big thighs, can't loose weight at all, workout hour daily. What should my calorie intake be? & am i obese?

You decide: Ideal weight" charts are based on fallacies. If we believed them, then most triathletes would be "underweight" and most professional football players -- fantastic athletes -- would be "overweight." your ideal weight is whatever looks and feels right to you and enables you to perform your chosen sport(s) best. ...Read more

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Does gall bladder cause flat stools?

Does gall bladder cause flat stools?

No: Changes in the shape of stool indicate anal or rectal pathology, not gallbladder. ...Read more

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Apart from a mass or obstruction what could cause a flat stool.

Apart from a mass or obstruction what could cause a flat stool.

Flat stool: Flat stool shape may occur in people with irritable bowel syndrome and infrequently with diverticulitis possibly related to spasm. These would be temporary occurrences, and with persistently flat stools,especially if a change in the prior usual stool shapes, colonoscopy or sigmoidoscopy would be indicated to check for obstructing lesions like growths or scarring of the colon. ...Read more

Feces (Definition)

Feces is the product of ...Read more