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Signs Of Dead Bowel
I have what seems to be a dozen or more dead half inch white worms in my feces after my last couple bowel movements, what worm could it be?
Worms: Pin worm is the most common. IT would be a good idea to take a sample of stools and have the pathologist look at it and confirm the type of worm so that the correct treatment can be done. ...Read more
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
Is it possible to take part of the intestine of a dead person and put it into a living person who needs it?
What will happen to the mother if she left her dead baby inside her for a month. What are the symptoms. Do dizziness and pain in lower right abdomen?
I found a lump below my sternum on my abdomen. It is dead center left to right. It is painless. Also, ive become dizzy and tired. Is this related?
Sounds benign: But if I were you I would have a doctor palpate this mass and get some more information. My guess is that it is insignificant and has nothing much to do with either your dizziness or tiredness. Please feel free to peruse my page and write to me if the spirit moves you: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi ...Read more
I woke up from a dead sleep in extreme pain in my lower abdomen, i had just gotten my period but i've never felt such pain before. What could it be?
May be cyst: Depending on when you had your last cycle, you may be experiencing a ruptured ovarian cyst. If the pain does not subside, you should be seen by a doctor. You will want to rule out all potential causes for abdominal pain such as appendicitis, ibs, ulcers, to name a few. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Crampy pain, nausea: Bowel obstruction usually begins with loss of appetite and crampy pain in the abdomen. Usually, bowel gas and bowel movements slow down, and in some cases completely stop. Since food and saliva can't go anywhere, vomiting usually occurs. Most people who have a bowel obstruction have had previous surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not always: In slender individuals it can sometimes be seen normally. You are correct that it is often seen in small bowel obstruction. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more
Bowel issues: Depending upon where in the colon or bowler the cancer arises and how advancednitnis it can cause different sympts or none at all. This screening is very important with routine stool exams for blood and colonoscopies once 50yo in non high risk patients. Bright red blood can mean a lower colon or bowel problem, dark blood or stool can b due to upper colon or stomach issue. Pain/change in stool. ...Read more
See below: Often there are no symptoms in early stages. Signs and symptoms include bleeding, change in bowel habits, occult blood in stool, abdominal pain, intestinal obstruction, anemia and if metastases develop, jaundice and abdominal swelling. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/rectal-cancer/basics/definition/con-20036554. ...Read more
What are some warning signs of bowel perforation? Especially if it's minor, like a small hole or tear?
Abdominal pain : It all depends whether it is stomach, small bowel or large bowel. Most of them will present with a quite severe abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, fever in an otherwise healthy patient. Most of these patients will end up in the hospital quickly due to the pain. The symptoms may be much les prominent in an immunocompromised patients. ...Read more
What are the big warning signs for bowel cancer? And are there and additional symptoms some May experience?
Rectal bleeding: is the most common sign of bowel cancer. Changes in bowel habits - constipation/diarrhea usually aren't. If you are asking this question for yourself and you have no family history of bowel cancer, you are at extremely low risk of bowel cancer at your age. You may want to visit your GP for a checkup. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
IBS in a nutshell: Irritable bowel is a syndrome complex that spans many etiologies & contributants (see earlier healthtap answers). Often, patients complain of altered stool pattern (diarrhea, constipation, or both), abdominal pain, bloating, gassiness, fullness, distension, nausea, cramps. Symptoms seldom awaken the patient, may improve with stooling, & when uncomplicated are not accompanied by fever or bleeding. ...Read more
Can be: It can be caused by variety of things- including cancer. Nobody knows for sure unless you go to see your doctor and have it checked. One thing is for sure, however, that you would need to have a trip to go to see your gastroenterologist for a GI work-up ( colonoscopy and +/- an endoscopy if warranted. ). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Warning signs of a bowel obstruction? Is severe constipation still able to be relieved after 3-4wks w/o a bm?
My back is in a lot of pain after being hit with a weight very hard. The pain happens with most movements and is constant. Along with the pain, I have not been able to go to the bathroom as often (bowel). What could these be a sign of?
Temporary shock: to bowels can slow them for a while will come back but if took any narcotics for pain then my you will get slow bowels and constipated , try prune juice ,lots of water some mirilax/senneca and juicy fruits and see what happens,ice to back alve /tyelnol should be enough or even heat pad, but if back pain persist more than a month and numbness down leg could be disc onf spine injury hope not ...Read more
I have 2 hard lumps in my head they r about the size of a marble. Can they b a sign of bowel cancer ?
Unlikely: I'm not sure why you are concerned about "bowel cancer" from lumps in your head. Bowel cancer presents in many ways but head lumps is not one i'm familiar with. If you have blood in your bowel movements or abdominal pain or unexplained weight loss that might be suggestive. Either way you should see your primary care doctor for an evaluation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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