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Is malnutrition a common problem with gastrointestinal fistula?

Is malnutrition a common problem with gastrointestinal fistula?

Fistula: Fistulas can be due to medical problems that in themselves have substantial nutritional challenges (like Crohn's disease). And fistulas, by themselves, also increase the nutritional needs of the patient especially with electrolytes and protein. ...Read more

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Can skin infections cause problems with gastrointestinal fistula?

Not really.: These two things are not really related. It would have to be something exceptionally rare. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have a gastrointestinal problem?

How to tell if I have a gastrointestinal problem?

See details: If you have no GI symptoms, you are unlikely to have a GI disorder. If you do have chronic symptoms, see a doctor. ...Read more

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What are the three most common gastrointestinal problems?

Bloating, reflux, +: The most common symptoms are associated with irritable bowel syndrome and are bloating and gas, with reflux it's heartburn, and with low fiber diets, its constipation. ...Read more

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I need help! How do I know if I have gastrointestinal problems?

Tummy problems: The short answer is, you'll know. Symptoms typically arise with GI problems. Abdominal pain, nausea, diarrhea, constipation, anorexia, vomiting with blood, or painful bloating. You can also have symptoms from malabsorption. For example, tired and weak from anemia caused by iron/folate deficiency. If you are having symptoms, it would be a good idea to discuss them with your primary care physician. ...Read more

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I've been having increasingly worse gastrointestinal problems. Is it possible to suddenly develop an intolerance for specific foods?

I've been having increasingly worse gastrointestinal problems. Is it possible to suddenly develop an intolerance for specific foods?

Food intolerance: Causes of food intolerance: 1) stomach problems (peptic disease; gastropathy due to nsaid's, sluggish stomach); 2) bacterial overgrowth of small bowel; 3) intestinal malabsorption (due to enzyme deficiency, celiac disease, tropical sprue, more); 4) pancreatic maldigestion (pancreatitis, ductal obstruction; pancreatic insufficiency); 5) biliary problems (gallstones, dyskinesia); 6) ibs 7) colitis. ...Read more

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What methods are there of detecting a gastrointestinal problem such as a bleed?

What methods are there of detecting a gastrointestinal problem such as a bleed?

Doctor's test: Sometimes a doctor has to do a digital rectal exam. A sample can be collected for a stool occult blood test to determine if stool contains blood, food, dye or medication. ...Read more

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If you have a gastrointestinal problem that causes mild malabsorption of the food you eat, will you also have malabsorption problems when taking meds?

If you have a gastrointestinal problem that causes mild malabsorption of the food you eat, will you also have malabsorption problems when taking meds?

Depends: On what kind of drug that could be. For example, if you don't have any acid in the stomach, certain drugs may not be well absorbed. In general, this is not a problem. ...Read more

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I might have liver/gastrointestinal problems. What are the signs?

I might have liver/gastrointestinal problems. What are the signs?

Many: Problems with the liver are often associated with symptoms of nausea, taste disturbances, certain food intolerance, and pain. These will often overlap with intestinal problems with the addition of bloating, intermittent vomiting, or changes in bowels (most often loose) occurring with intestinal issues. ...Read more

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Should a patient stop ssris if develop a chronic gastrointestinal problem?

Should a patient stop ssris if develop a chronic gastrointestinal problem?

Taper: Make sure you talk to your doctors. These meds have to be tapered off. You cannot abruptly stop them. ...Read more

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Could long term use of Effexor (venlafaxine) cause severe gastrointestinal problems?

Could long term use of Effexor (venlafaxine) cause severe gastrointestinal problems?

To date,: There are no long term effects of effexor (venlafaxine). It can cause GI effects- these are not severe symptoms, usually go away, and are limited to diarrhea or conversely in some patients, constipation; nausea, and rarely vomiting. Again it's usually early on.

If you're suffering from severe gastrointestinal problems, you need to see your Primary care provider to have this checked.
Good luck! ...Read more

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Can spinal disk herniation cause gastrointestinal problem?

Can spinal disk herniation cause gastrointestinal problem?

Yes: Certain lumbar disc herniations can result in the lose of bowel control. When this occurs it is a major emergent problem and requires emergent surgery. ...Read more

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What auto immune diseases have gastrointestinal problems as the main symptom?

What auto immune diseases have gastrointestinal problems as the main symptom?

See below: Celiac disease, crohn, ulcerative colitis and auto-immune hepatitis are common auto-immune GI disorders. Check out the website given below:
http://www. Everydayhealth. Com/autoimmune-disorders/autoimmue-digestive-disorders. Aspx. ...Read more

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Can constant worry and stress (and anxiety) cause severe gastrointestinal problems? 35 male. Ty.

Can constant worry and stress (and anxiety) cause severe gastrointestinal problems? 35 male. Ty.

You betcha!: Anxiety may certainly cause gastrointestinal problems such as diarrhea, constipation, gas, unexplained pain or discomfort. Depending on the type of anxiety, it may lead to disruption of the neural tone of the gut lining leading to erosion and inflammation, or cause excessive swallowing of air in cases of panic both leading to discomfor or pain. ...Read more

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Are there any gastrointestinal problems that are verg very similar to the same symptoms as endometriosis of the ovaries?

Are there any gastrointestinal problems that are verg very similar to the same symptoms as endometriosis of the ovaries?

Absolutely: These two are often difficult to sort out in women, though endometriosis pain is more likely to be related to the menstrual cycle. Good wishes. ...Read more

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Gastrointestinal problems. Won't tecta just hide the underlying problem and make problems worse? I take B12 shots for deficiency & also takesynthyriod

Gastrointestinal problems. Won't tecta just hide the underlying problem and make problems worse? I take B12 shots for deficiency & also takesynthyriod

No: Tecta is one of a class of drugs called proton pump inhibitors that reduce acid in the stomach. It is used to treat several conditions such as gerd, ulcers, ; esophagitis. By lowering the acid it is giving your stomach lining time to heal. Also avoid stomach irritants such as nicotine, caffeine and alcohol. ...Read more

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My doctor ordered a hemogram w/diff. My white blood count has been elevated for about a year. Having gastrointestinal problems for about that long.

My doctor ordered a hemogram w/diff. My white blood count has been elevated for about a year. Having gastrointestinal problems for about that long.

How high?: Some folks just run high white cells. I've shot mine to 20, 000 by playing in cold water. If it's not outrageously high, and there are no bizarre or immature forms, you're doing yourself a disservice by fretting over your CBC. It's not likely to turn into anything nasty. ...Read more

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I have no ins. What are my cheapest options to check for gastrointestinal problems. Constipation, stabbing leftside chest pain, bloating.

I have no ins. What are my cheapest options to check for gastrointestinal problems. Constipation, stabbing leftside chest pain, bloating.

Hospital: Your best bet will be to go to the emergency room and talk to them that you not have insurance. Social services can assess your case and hopefully you will be qualified for some kind of assistance. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How can I recover from gastrointestinal problems? I am not able to burp after I eat. I feel uncomfortable from my abdominal area to intestine.

How can I recover from gastrointestinal problems? I am not able to burp after I eat. I feel uncomfortable from my abdominal area to intestine.

Several....: Slow down in your eating, chew the food good before swallowing, mininise spicy hot food, get your stool examined and get tested for H Pylori. Temporarily try Zantac/ Simethicon for relief. Lastly eat in time. ...Read more

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Can you have severe panic atacks from gastrointestinal problems like candida since the most of serotonin is produced in the guts, or its just a myth?

Can you have severe panic atacks from gastrointestinal problems like candida since the most of serotonin is produced in the guts, or its just a myth?

Misperception: The misperception of any symptom, including gi, may trigger a panic attack. It is not a myth that serotonin is in your gut; but this does not mean necessarily that a cause-effect is established in a particular case. ...Read more

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B12 deficiency, hypothyroidism, and gastrointestinal problems. Doc put me on tecta. Should I take it? I feel he should send me for endoscopy. He'snot

B12 deficiency, hypothyroidism, and gastrointestinal problems. Doc put me on tecta. Should I take it? I feel he should send me for endoscopy. He'snot

Ask your dr. Again: Is your dr. Prescribing tecta for h. Pylori? Tecta is a proton pump inhibitor which can worsen B12 absorption, so you may not need it. A thin stomach lining and a lack of meat, dairy and eggs in your diet may cause B12 deficiency. Hypothyroidism has been assoc. W/ B12 shortage also. It is good to be evaluated and treated for both conditions. You may benefit from B12 injections. ...Read more

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Could stress cause high crp leves (32.50) and gastrointestinal problems? Have done colonoscopy/ct scan/ultrasound/fecal/blood test all clear?

Not a reliable test: CRP is not a particulalrly useful test for any medical condition. If you have any gastrointestinal problems you should go see a physician who can investigate it further and guide you accordingly ...Read more

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