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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?

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

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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Is it possible to take part of the intestine of a dead person and put it into a living person who needs it?

Is it possible to take part of the intestine of a dead person and put it into a living person who needs it?

Transplant: I do not have expertise in this manner. But in researching this question - did learn that cadaveric small bowel transplants are sometimes performed. ...Read more

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Abdomen right side tenderness where my dead overy is?

Abdomen right side tenderness where my dead overy is?

Dead ovary?: How do you know you have a dead ovary? Sounds like you need to see a gynecologist soon. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Fetal death: This is a serous problem. What happens depends on many circumstances. The mother always needs careful medical care and counseling. Specialists will determine how to proceed. Please get immedicate medical help. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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 more

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What are signs of a bowel obstruction/impaction in toddlers?

What are signs of a bowel obstruction/impaction in toddlers?

Poor appetite: Distended abdomen, sometimes fever, irritation, weaknes and more... ...Read more

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What are signs and symptoms of bowel obstruction?

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 more

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Describe signs and symptoms of a bowel obstruction?

Describe signs and symptoms of a bowel obstruction?

Pain and vomiting: The usual symptoms if a bowel obstruction include campy abdominal pain and abdominal distension and vomiting and decreased vowel movements hospital admission is required. ...Read more

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Is visible peristalsis always a sign of bowel obstruction?

Is visible peristalsis always a sign of bowel obstruction?

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

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Could you tell me what are signs of bowel cancer?

Could you tell me what are signs of bowel cancer?

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

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I was wondering what are the signs/symptoms of lower bowel/rectal cancer?

I was wondering what are the signs/symptoms of lower bowel/rectal cancer?

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

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What are some warning signs of bowel perforation? Especially if it's minor, like a small hole or tear?

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

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What are the big warning signs for bowel cancer? And are there and additional symptoms some May experience?

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 more

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What are signs of irritable bowel syndrome?

What are signs of irritable bowel syndrome?

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

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Is bleeding from the butt a sign of bowel cancer?

Is bleeding from the butt a sign of bowel cancer?

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 more

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Warning signs of a bowel obstruction? Is severe constipation still able to be relieved after 3-4wks w/o a bm?

Warning signs of a bowel obstruction? Is severe constipation still able to be relieved after 3-4wks w/o a bm?

Normal bowel habits: In addition to seeing a doc for your impaction you need to be evaluated for other causes of bowel impaction. You might need a bowel regimen, colonoscopy and close momitoring until you get back to normal...A daily bowel movement. ...Read more

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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?

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

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I have 2 hard lumps in my head they r about the size of a marble. Can they b a sign of bowel cancer ?

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 more

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Specifically, what are the signs that you have bladder/bowel issues related to cerviical spine like bulg discs, stenosis, pinched nerves.? I'm concernd

Specifically, what are the signs that you have bladder/bowel issues related to cerviical spine like bulg discs, stenosis, pinched nerves.? I'm concernd

Spinal problems: The most common bowel or bladder-related issue due to the spinal cord is incontinence of urine or stool. However, the opposite can be true, resulting in inability to pass urine. If you're having any bowel or bladder related issues such as the above, you should seek medical care immediately. Good luck. ...Read more

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Bleeding after a bowel movement. Is this a sign of something?

Bleeding after a bowel movement. Is this a sign of something?

Possibly: Rectal bleeding has a number of possible causes. Some are quite benign but others can be very serious. Possible causes include hemorrhoids, fissures, fistula, inflammation or infection of colon or cancer. Best to have an eval its more than a one time occurence. ...Read more

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Is small bowel inflammation an early sign of small bowel cancer?

Is small bowel inflammation an early sign of small bowel cancer?

It is not: Unless it's Crohn's, there's no connection, and even if it is, it's weak ...Read more

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Is increasing pain during bowel movement a sign that my possible endometriosis is at a more advanced stage or does this occur with mild endometriosis?

Is increasing pain during bowel movement a sign that my possible endometriosis is at a more advanced stage or does this occur with mild endometriosis?

Yes: Increasing pain with defecation can be a sign of worsening endometriosis. Make sure there is no other cause for your pain. Make sure you are not constipated and increase fiber in your diet.

Advanced endometriosis can present in the posterior cul-de-sac causing painful defecation. ...Read more

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Is irregular bowel movement sign of colon problem?

Is irregular bowel movement sign of colon problem?

Sometimes...: Bloating, irregular stools, and fullness may reflect diet (check your fiber intake), alterations in the population of healthy gut flora we each carry, food intolerances, maldigestion due to problems of the small intestine, pancreas, or biliary tree, changes in GI motility (how well your GI tract mixes and moves food along), various infections, and even irritable bowel syndrome. Testing is easy. ...Read more

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What would cause an adult to have green stools? Is it something to worry about? Is it a sign of bowel cancer?

What would cause an adult to have green stools? Is it something to worry about? Is it a sign of bowel cancer?

Color: The color of stool doesn't matter unless they are red (bloody) white (acholic, no pigment) or back (tarry) for upper Gi bleed. The color can be affected by what we eat. No, it is not a sign of bowel cancer. ...Read more

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My husband has been having frequent solid bowel movements for two weeks straight, sometimes 5 times a day. Is this a sign of a problem?

Not really: If his bowel movements are solid, and there are no other symptoms, he is probably just eating a high fiber diet. The warning signs are loose stool and other issues like fever, abdominal pain, etc. ...Read more

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Are more frequent bowel moments and anal mucus in stools signs for concern? As of this past week I've begun to have much more frequent then usual bowel moments. I've been having 3 or more a day instead of my usual 1 every other day or so. This has been co

Are more frequent bowel moments and anal mucus in stools signs for concern? As of this past week I've begun to have much more frequent then usual bowel moments. I've been having 3 or more a day instead of my usual 1 every other day or so. This has been co

The: The intestine produce mucus which is excreted with fecal matter, however excretion of large amounts of mucus or 'blobs' is abnormal.
Large amounts of mucus when having a bowel movement can be attributed to a few causitive factors:
1. A bacterial infection or sexually transmitted disease in the anal or GI tract
2. Onset or manifestation of irritable bowel syndrome, crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis. These conditions are diagnosed by a doctor and require treatment.
3. Proctitis, inflammation of the anus as a result of infection or medical treatment such as radiation.

It is important that you make an appointment with your doctor so that that causing factor can be identified and treated. ...Read more

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Is constipation a sign of colon cancer? How does it cause this? Due to a bowel obstruction?

Is constipation a sign of colon cancer? How does it cause this? Due to a bowel obstruction?

Not necessarily: Constipation is not necessarily a sign of colon cancer. Constipation is usually caused by problems with diet - not enough fiber, not enough fresh fruits/ veggies, not drinking enough water, etc. It can also be caused by low activity level. Some patients have IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) which can cause recurrent constipation. If the constipation is new with none of the above changes, see doc ...Read more

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I am seeing egg white cervical mucus after a bm (bowel movevment). I s that normal or a sign of ovulation?

Cervical mucous: Cervical mucous changes throughout the menstrual cycle. If this is the mucous you usually see during the time of ovulation then this is one possible explanation. If you are not near your usual time of ovulation then one can not conclude this is the cause. If you feel this discharge is not typical for you then have an obgyn evaluate you for infection ...Read more

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I am experiencing loose bowel for 2 days. Stool culture result showed no sign of salmonella, shigella or other vibro groups. Pus cells high.

Viral diarrhea: In light of negative stool cultures one has to assume you have a viral gastroenteritis. Eat a bland diet. Stay off of greasy and fried foods. Stay hydrated but refrain from milk and juice for5-7 days. ...Read more

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Is a bowel movement a sign of pregnancy?

Is a bowel movement a sign of pregnancy?

No: Classic pregnancy sxs begin when period is missed or thereafter (6-8 wks). Sx’s can include: tender /swollen breasts, nausea or vomiting; lack of period; ^ frequency of urination; headaches, insomnia, fatigue. Moodiness, mild cramping, food cravings ; aversions; passing gas; enlarging waist line ; ^ white, milky vaginal discharge. Take pregnancy test to know. ...Read more

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Does fluid and stool filled loops in small bowel w abnormal gas pattern w no inflammation or obstruction a sign of ileus?

Does fluid and stool filled loops in small bowel w abnormal gas pattern w no inflammation or obstruction a sign of ileus?

Possibly: Ileus refers to disruption in normal propulsive activity of the GI tract. The bowel dilates with gas and stool and there is no evidence of bowel sounds when auscultating the abdomen. Present usage restricts the term to disruptions caused by the failure of peristalsis, rather than by mechanical obstruction usually induced by a parasympathetic response due to surgery, infection or medications ...Read more

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Rarely after few bowel movements, I find transparent mucus mixd with little bright blood in my toilet paper while wiping. Is it a serious sign of CA?

Rarely after few bowel movements, I find transparent mucus mixd with little bright blood in my toilet paper while wiping. Is it a serious sign of CA?

GI bleed: Hello & welcome to HealthTap, I would be concerned about anal fissure& hemorrhides more so than cancer, ifyou don't have a positive family h/o colon cancer, having said that I need for information, if you are interested we can investigate it further. I will be more than happy to work with you. For now use high fiber diet & drink plenty of water to avoid constipation. I hope it helps, Thank you :) ...Read more

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Are irregular bowel movements a sign of colon cancer?

Are irregular bowel movements a sign of colon cancer?

Possibly: There are many causes or irregular bowels. Dietary fiber, water being the most common. However, irregular
ar bowels can be caused by inflammatory, infectios, or neoplastic causes (cancer). If it persists, see a colon and rectal surgeon for evaluation. ...Read more

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I am passing foul smelling gas as well as bowel movement and side pains, is this a sign of pid?

More likely not: Pid will present more with vaginal discharge and lower pelvic pain more than passing gas and irregular bowel movements, (which is more suggestive of intestinal problems).
On pelvic exam, pid will elicit pain and tenderness on cervical palpation and lower pelvic tenderness.
Any symptoms that is persistent and worsening should be evaluated by your physician. ...Read more

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This morning I had a bowel movement that was about 12 inches long. Is this a sign of colon cancer?

This morning I had a bowel movement that was about 12 inches long. Is this a sign of colon cancer?

Not a specific sign: But any change in bowel habits is a warning sign. Have your doctor check your stool for occult blood. If that is positive, you need to have a colonoscopy. ...Read more

Bowel (Definition)

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