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Doctor insights on: Severe Abdominal Cramps No Bowel Movement Following Prep For Colonoscopy

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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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I have been having blue bowel movements for past few days with severe stomach cramps and change in my bowel movements. What could be the cause?

I have been having blue bowel movements for past few days with severe stomach cramps and change in my bowel movements.  What could be the cause?

Tricky: blue covers a wide area. Black would be typical for ulcer and with pain is a serious condition. It's hard to get blue. Prussian blue and methylene blue antidotes or other food dyes. Beets are blue-purple. sky blue is very unusual and would imply both a dye AND something that makes the stool pale (liver disease for example). Blue green isn't that unusual and can occur from vegetable matter. ...Read more

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Irregular bowel movements maybe 2 to 3 times per week today pain all over abdomen burn or cramp a feeling that my stomach was so full it would explode?

Irregular bowel movements maybe 2 to 3 times per week today pain all over abdomen burn or cramp a feeling that my stomach was so full it would explode?

Ibs: Possibilities include irritable bowel syndrome aggravated by certain foods(see fodmap dietary advice), lactose intolerance or gluten intolerance. Try to identify whether certain foods cause abdominal distress or irregular bowel activities. To relieve gaseous distension, drink hot water, apply heat to the abdomen, take mylanta or simethicone after meals to prevent gas buildup. See gastroenterolog ...Read more

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Stomach cramps, abnormal bowel movements. Can it be viral, and how do you know which virus?

Stomach cramps, abnormal bowel movements. Can it be viral, and how do you know which virus?

Could be: Very difficult to determine which virus may be causing your symptoms and usually not worth the trouble trying. ...Read more

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I have excessive diahrea 8 bowel movements in past 20 hours. Bloating and slight stomach cramps . Is it serious?

I have excessive diahrea 8 bowel movements in past  20 hours. Bloating and slight stomach cramps . Is it serious?

Diarrhea: It certain could become serious. You can become dehydrated. Therefore, it is important to drink electroyte containing fluids to replace your fluid loses. ...Read more

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I'm having really bad stomach cramps, bloating, nausea, excessive bowel movements that don't look normal. Please help me

I'm having really bad stomach cramps, bloating, nausea, excessive bowel movements that don't look normal. Please help me

Go dairy free.: I do not know the duration of your symptoms. It may be due to viral or bacteria infection. Elimination diet may give us an answer. Avoid all dairy products except yogurt for 3-4 weeks & see the result. Do the same with wheat. In the mean time stay hydrated & take Good quality probiotics- kefir is a good yogurt drink loaded with high quality probiotics. ...Read more

Dr. Charles Cattano
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Colonoscopy (Definition)

Colonoscopy is the procedure of using a long flexible camera to visualize the entire colon from the inside with the option to take pictures, video, perform biopsies, remove polyps, etc. Generally people are sedated and do ...Read more


Dr. Chevies Newman
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Stomach Cramps (Definition)

Stomach cramps or pain can be due to problems in digestion or irritation to the stomach. Some people use the term to describe cramps ...Read more