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Perforated Bowel Lead Ards
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
1 yr ARDS survivor after barely living through 36 hrs of a perforated ulcer (misdiagnosed in er). Any short/long term effects from ards? Have issues.
Yes: Research shows that survivors of ARDS suffer from long term impediment in cognitive function such as memory, recall, concentration. Both quality of life and functional status are affected with improvement in the first six months. Improvement after a year varies between individuals. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Could i have perforated my bowel by wiping inside the anus?I feel kinda weird after it,and it feels weird down there.Since I've had 1 normal bowel mov
Bowel perf: It is very unlikely, but if you should get pain and fever see your doctor. You can cause some swelling which can itch and be irritating. It should resolve in a day or two. The fact that it feels weird would suggest that however you were wiping is probably not a good plan for the future. ...Read more
Long story short, i need a colonoscopy and i heard that colon cleanses can cause your bowel to perforate. Is that true?
Colon Cleanses: Can be dangerous but the preps used for colonoscopies are safe and very low risk when used as instructed by your endoscopist. Otc colon cleanses are a hype and taking advantage of gullible patients and pose potential of damage to the cells lining your colon. Best way to keep colon clear is to eat a healthy high fiber doet, drink 80-100 ounces of caffeine/alcohol free fluid daily and save your mone. ...Read more
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