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Why does surgery paralyze bowel movement?

Why does surgery paralyze bowel movement?

Multifactorial: Post op constipation is attributed to decreased activity, dehydration, and the use of narcotic analgesics. So, prepare for upcoming surgery by eating right, drink plenty of water, and staying active. In our practice, for inpatients undergoing major procedures we use a medication (entereg) which prohibits the narcotics from interfering with bowel function. Ask your surgeon. 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 is a loopy bowel?

What is a loopy bowel?

Elongated descending: colon. This article should explain: http://www.healthline.com/health/redundant-colon

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Is it normall to have a bowel movment every 2days?

Is it normall to have a bowel movment every 2days?

Probably: Bowel movement regularity can vary from daily to every two or three days. Most people average at least daily but we are all different. I would encourage healthy diet and exercise with making sure you get appropriate fiber in your diet for colon health. If you experience any slowing down in your bowel movemente then start with gentle osmotic laxatives like MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) or stool softener colace. ...Read more

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What is bowel rest?

What is bowel rest?

Not eating: Typically done post-operatively or sometimes in an attempt to avoid surgery. ...Read more

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What causes bowel spasms?

What causes bowel spasms?

Muscle contractions: Muscle contractions, which can be caused from electrolyte imbalances, relative obstructions, infection, or food-borne toxins. Rarely, tumors can cause spasms. ...Read more

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What is inflammed bowel ?

What is inflammed bowel ?

Inflamed bowl: Inflammatory respoused indicates body reaction to unwanted stimulus by mounting a defense with inflammatory cells .stimuli can be infection ,foreign body or chemical or tumor or immune system ...Read more

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What's a bowel dysfunction?

Depends: Bowel dysfunction is any abnormality of bowel function such as diarrhea, constipation, pain with eating, improper absorption of nutrients, minerals. There is a very long list. It can be mild to severe. ...Read more

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Bowel problems, what to do?

Bowel problems, what to do?

?IBS: Most liely IBS if no weight loss or blood in stool. Please check out "The Gut Solution" website and book for answers. ...Read more

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What is short bowel syndrome?

What is short bowel syndrome?

Too Little Intestine: Certain medical conditions require emergency removal of a significant amount of the small intestine. We see this in infancy associated with necrotizing enterocolitis and in adults when the blood supply to the small intestine is cut-off. The small bowel is responsible for digesting nutrients within our diet; if a lot of the small intestine is missing, nutritional deficiencies occur. ...Read more

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Can bowel problems be serious?

Can bowel problems be serious?

Bowel Problems: Bowel problems run a whole spectrum...From mild to very severe. Some bowel problems, such as crohn's disease, can be quite incapacitating. Some bowel problems, such as mesenteric ischemia, can cause gangrene of the bowels, which can be life threatening. I suggest you discuss whatever bowel problems you are having with your primary care physician or with your specialist. ...Read more

Bowel (Definition)

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