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I was recently diagnosed with Short Gut/Bowel Syndrome. Are there any doctors in the orlando area that can treat me. ?

I was recently diagnosed with Short Gut/Bowel Syndrome. Are there any doctors in the orlando area that can treat me. 
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Online resources: There are multiple online resources to find doctors with all specialities in geographic locations, such as webMD's physician directory, doctorfinder of AMA or doctorDirectory.comding, locateAdoctor.com. Healthtap also facilitates referrals if needed. ...Read more

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


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What to do if i think my boyfriend has short gut syndrome because of being born with his intestines on the outside?

What to do if i think my boyfriend has short gut syndrome because of being born with his intestines on the outside?

Intestine function?: Short gut usually refers to the length of intestine, but it can also refer to cases in which intestine function is not normal. We now use the term "intestine failure" because some patients with short gut have normal function. If your boyfriend can maintain his weight and hydration and nutrition status, and doesn't have excessive diarrhea, he should be fine. If not, he may require further testing. ...Read more

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I have really big surgery scars because I have short gut I was operated on when I was young.My question is can I get them surgically gone or smaller?

I have really big surgery scars because I have short gut I was operated on when I was young.My question is can I get them surgically gone or smaller?

Depends: You may be able to do so. if you are significantly over weight this may not help. If you have keloids it is better to leave it alone. See a plastic surgeon for advice in this regard as this is who would do the surgery. Can many times make things better. ...Read more

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Does having Short gut syndrome affect my ability to get pregnant? What are the risks i put my baby in?

Does having Short gut syndrome affect my ability to get pregnant? What are the risks i put my baby in?

No: It should not affect your ability to become pregnant as long as your health is maintained. It will be important that you are receiving the recommended supplements, so they can be provided to the developing baby. All the best. ...Read more

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Can complications of gastrointestinal fistula, lead to surgical-induced short gut?

Can complications of gastrointestinal fistula, lead to surgical-induced short gut?

Yes: Fistulas are abnormal connections between parts of the body. Fistulas are essentially abnormal short-cuts through your intestines. Your intestines are long by design so that you can absorb all the nutrients. With the fistula "short-cuts" the digesting food passes through without getting optimally absorbed. In severe cases this causes a functional short gut. ...Read more

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Alcoholic: some symptoms: puffy face, beer gut (or ascites), snoring, heartburn, rapid short breaths while sleeping, dehydration on tues after weekend?

Alcoholic: some symptoms: puffy face, beer gut (or ascites), snoring, heartburn, rapid short breaths while sleeping, dehydration on tues after weekend?

Need better eval: Alcoholics can develop cirrhosis which can impede blood flow back to the heart, cause fluid to accumulate in the lower part of the body including the abdomen, can cause malnutrition, can cause insult to the kidney and can impede lung function and steroid metabolism causing rapid breathing and alkalosis. All these have to be evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

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After having surgery for colon cancer, how do I best handle short bowel syndrome symptoms?

After having surgery for colon cancer, how do I best handle short bowel syndrome symptoms?

Please clarify: Short bowel syndrome results from removal of a significant portion of the small intestine, which is responsible for nutrient absorption. Symptoms include diarrhea, fatigue, and weight loss. The colon is responsible for water absorption, therefore, removal of a large portion of the colon may increase the frequency of bowel movements, but will not cause profound nutritional deficiencies. ...Read more

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