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Doctor insights on: Stool Changes In Biliary Disease

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Biliary (Definition)

Biliary means anything related to the production, storage, secretion, or flow of bile, whether in the liver, bile ducts, gallbladder, ...Read more


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Long thin diarrhea, undigested food in stool, gallstones, sign of gallbladder cancer?

Long thin diarrhea, undigested food in stool, gallstones, sign of gallbladder cancer?

Unlikely: Gall bladder cancer is uncommon. Please consult this site for information. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/gallbladder-cancer/basics/definition/con-20023909 ...Read more

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Is change in bowel habits caused by large bowel obstruction?

Is change in bowel habits caused by large bowel obstruction?

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

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Are mucousy or bloody stools in an infant associated with hirschsprung's disease?

Are mucousy or bloody stools in an infant associated with hirschsprung's disease?

Bloody stools: In an infant should absolutely be evaluated by your pediatrician asap. Hirschsprung's not a big one for bloody stools. Don't do online searches at your baby's expense. See your pediatrician. ...Read more

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How can bacterial overgrowth , a common consequence of gastric surgeries , lead to changes in bile acids that upset bile function ?

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

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In my u/s of abdomen. mild liver enlargement with inflammatory changes. Cholecystitis. Cystitis. In both kidney small calcui seen?

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

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Can ulcerative colitis and tropical sprue sometimes occur Together.Diagnosed with ulcerative colitis and inflammation in small intestine due to e.coli?

Can ulcerative colitis and tropical sprue sometimes occur Together.Diagnosed with ulcerative colitis and inflammation in small intestine due to e.coli?

Depends: Ulcerative colitis can affect the terminal ileum and if that is the only part of small intestine affected, there is no need to invoke a second disease. This should best be discussed with your doctor who has more information about your health. ...Read more

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Grrr sounds and gas in sigmoid colon. Burning bowel movements. Minute scale of blood in stool. Can c.diff cause these? Any other conditions?

Grrr sounds and gas in sigmoid colon. Burning bowel movements. Minute scale of blood in stool. Can c.diff cause these? Any other conditions?

Yes.: C. dificile can cause your symptoms. So can several other things. Blood in the stool is always worrying, until checked out. Call your doc today or get seen today. ...Read more

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Can undigested starch in the stool be a sign of celiac disease?

Can undigested starch in the stool be a sign of celiac disease?

Celiac: The only way to be truly sure is to have the stool evaluated as well as seeing a gastroenterology specialist for an appropriate evaluation. ...Read more

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How can bacterial overgrowth, a common consequence of gastric syrgeries, lead to changes in bile acids that upset bile function?

How can bacterial overgrowth, a common consequence of gastric syrgeries, lead to changes in bile acids that upset bile function?

Bacterial overgrowth: When you have gastric surgery this stresses the bowel and can change the bacteria in the biofilm which lines the bowel. This different type of bacteria metabolizes the bile differently and this can upset the bodies ability to digest. ...Read more

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Can pancreas juice leak into blood stream with chronic/acute pancreatitis & any correlaiton of Lipase and other digestive juices leaking in system?

Can pancreas juice leak into blood stream with chronic/acute pancreatitis & any correlaiton of Lipase and other digestive juices leaking in system?

Yes: Pancreatic enzymes, not juice per se, do leak into the blood on inflammation of pancreas and are routinely used as diagnostic markers. See this site for more information on this topic. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/pancreatitis/basics/definition/CON-20028421 ...Read more

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Can bloody stool accompnay other sudden bowel changes?

Can bloody stool accompnay other sudden bowel changes?

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

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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?

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

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Can a change in bowel habits mean colorectal cancer?

Can a change in bowel habits mean colorectal cancer?

Yes: Persistent changes not correlating to your dietary or activity change should be worked up by your doctor. It does not diagnose colon cancer by itself but it is one of the symptoms. ...Read more

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Since dec I've had constipation diarrhea gas bloating small food in stool &foul smelling stools ranging in color&texture. Bacterial or digestive issue?

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

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Can Crohn's disease be associated with increase in bowel noises and movement?

Can Crohn's disease be associated with increase in bowel noises and movement?

It can be: Associated with these symptoms but just because you have these symptoms doesn't mean you have Chrons ...Read more

Upper Abdomen (Definition)

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