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Stool Changes In Biliary Disease
25 yo female, no family history of colon cancer - bloating ulq, sometimes with pain. No blood in stools, changes in stools from constipation to softer stools. Gas, loss of appetite. Colon cancer?
Large bowel blocked: Bloating, decrease in gas coming from rectum, small caliber stool, less frequent passing of stool, nausea, vomiting, fevers and abdominal pain. Large bowel obstruction is serious, so get in for evaluation. Treatment is available and sooner is better than emergency. Be well. ...Read more
I have gastropathy secondary to bile fluid & mild melanosis coli with looping of sigmoid colon. My value bumps bile into stomach not bowel. treatment?
Dumping: You would be best to find a surgeon or gastroenterologist who could help you with your problem. ...Read more
Non specific superficial ulcer with inflammation in terminal ileum found by colonoscopy. Frequent dysentery with slime and blood. Pain in umblical .?
How can bacterial overgrowth , a common consequence of gastric surgeries , lead to changes in bile acids that upset bile function ?
Dysbiosis possible: It is equally possible that the antibiotics you took made your normal flora out of balance. When you have major surgery you are given broad spectrum antibiotics to prevent infection. But the antibiotics kill the good bacteria is well as the bad bacteria, then they get out of balance. Sometimes if you take probiotics, that can restore the balance and make things better. ...Read more
In my u/s of abdomen. mild liver enlargement with inflammatory changes. Cholecystitis. Cystitis. In both kidney small calcui seen?
Here are some ...: You should ask your treating Doc for this Q since he/she has your detailed clinical information so to better deduce the practical correlation with the findings from abdominal US. Note: Before acting, one has to consider the balance between medical necessity (from patient's and doctor's perspective) and professional possibility so to make right decision and take right action. ...Read more
Can blood in stool due to gastritis, etc. present as black spots in stool? Or should the whole stool be black?
The whole stool: It's like a very dark maroon like to black. Not black speckles. ...Read more
Can ulcerative colitis and tropical sprue sometimes occur Together.Diagnosed with ulcerative colitis and inflammation in small intestine due to e.coli?
Grrr sounds and gas in sigmoid colon. Burning bowel movements. Minute scale of blood in stool. Can c.diff cause these? Any other conditions?
How can bacterial overgrowth, a common consequence of gastric syrgeries, lead to changes in bile acids that upset bile function?
Can pancreas juice leak into blood stream with chronic/acute pancreatitis & any correlaiton of Lipase and other digestive juices leaking in system?
Yes: I'm not sure what the "sudden bowel change" is but a change in stool consistency can irritate internal or external hemorrhoids. Also changes in the bowels with blood can be associated with inflammatory bowel diseases (eg crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis) or cancer. Check with your physician for a more specific history and physical exam, etc. ...Read more
IBD or IBS: Cramping, pain, loose stools, but not frequently. Possibly small specs of blood in stool rarely. Does this mean Chrohns or IBD over IBS?
Can't tell.: No way to tell from the info. If there is truly blood then IBD must be a consideration, but plenty of people with IBS have blood related to constipation or hemorrhoids or another common cause. Best to see your doc for an exam. The real test is some sort of endoscopy with a direct look at the inside of your intestine and consideration of biopsy. ...Read more
Since dec I've had constipation diarrhea gas bloating small food in stool &foul smelling stools ranging in color&texture. Bacterial or digestive issue?
Optimize diet: Immediately, i'd focus on a good, balanced diet with addition of fibre such as fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. Make sure you drink plenty of water. Add some yogurt to your daily diet. Plus, seek medical input. You could be having early signs of inflammatory bowel disease (chron's or ulcerative colitis.) you need some answers , so talk to your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more
It can be: Associated with these symptoms but just because you have these symptoms doesn't mean you have Chrons ...Read more
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