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Too Much Yogurt Bowel Problems
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
Bowel Problems: Bowel problems run a whole spectrum...From mild to very severe. Some bowel problems, such as crohn's disease, can be quite incapacitating. Some bowel problems, such as mesenteric ischemia, can cause gangrene of the bowels, which can be life threatening. I suggest you discuss whatever bowel problems you are having with your primary care physician or with your specialist. ...Read more
What symptoms?: Your question is too nonspecific & offers no information about your symptoms, signs, risks. "bowel problems" run the spectrum from cancer to infection, inflammation, ischemia, metabolic disorders, motility issues. Symptoms may include: altered stooling, bleeding, pain, weight loss, obstruction, rectal dysfunction, malabsorption/maldigestion, more. See our problem--please help with more info. ...Read more
See your doctor: See your doctor for exam and testing to diagnose the problem and and once diagnosed get treatment. ...Read more
Hi I have been having bowel problems yesteraday it came out like mud today all small thin pieces is this bad?
Bowels: Variations in bowel movements can occur as a normal phenomenon based on diet. If you had symptoms associated with it such as cramping/abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, I would suggest contacting your doctor. I would look at your diet closely and see if there is anything different that may have cause it. If it is prolonged, see your primary doctor for a detailed history and physical. ...Read more
Malabsoption: Celiac disease affects about 1% of the people in the us and there are other problems related to enzyme deficiencies, e.G, lactose intolerance. Increased absorption of iron and hemochromatosis. Less commonly inflammatory bowel disease, e.g., crohn disease, parasites, and tumors. ...Read more
Headache: Not sure if all are related but a week is a long time to feel ill that way, you should call and see your doctor right away. ...Read more
Diapers: Considering your situation it is perfectly okay to weardiapers when necessary. ...Read more
Will bowel problems complety reverse itself, if stress is the cause of them, and the stress is completely reduced to normal levels?
Many: While ibs can be very discouraging it is mainly a nuisance in most patients. It rarely leads to hospitalization or surgery. In contrast, inflammatory bowel disease (ibd: crohn's disease and chronic ulcerative colitis) often need multiple hospital visits and intestinal operations just to manage complications. Then there are all the bowel cancers... ...Read more
Sometimes yes: People who eat or drink before lying down often get reflux of some stomach contents back into the esophagus. Over the years, this causes irritation to the esophagus, because stomach contents is acidic. A person can then suffer heartburn symptoms. It is better to stay upright after eating until the stomach has emptied (about an hour later). The bowels (intestines) are probably not affected. ...Read more
Laparoscopic surgery: Adhesions are basically scar tissue which forms in response to irritation or inflammation of the intestine. They can be minimized by having laparoscopic surgery rather than open abdominal surgery. Once you have bowel adhesions there is no good way to eliminate them. Laparoscopic surgery to free the adhesions can be done in many cases if there are significant symptoms. ...Read more
My son has bowel problems and while at the doctors he said it could be a condition called hush. What is that?
What do you suggest if my son has bowel problems and while at the doctors he said it could be a condition called hush?
Constipation: Given the significant amount of adhesions associated with Asherman`s syndrome it could absolutely cause constipation. Diarrhea would seem much less likely. Irritation of your pelvic/stomach organs can transfer onto your bowels. The best way to combat constipation is to ensure a diet high in water and fiber. Best of luck :) ...Read more
Ever since supplementing extra glutamine in my diet my bowel problems have stopped. How does extra or optimal levels of glutamine benefit the colon?
Feed cells lining it:
Glutamine is a crucial nutrient for the cells that line our GI tract. It is proven to be very beneficial for many GI problems.
While safe & affordable, unfortunately most doctors know nothing at all about this wonderful treatment.
This is because it is natural & affordable, rather than being a drug that can be patented.
http://www. Naturalnews. Com/033532_l-glutamine_gut_health. Html ...Read more
I have had bowel problems for several months now. I'm having tiny tiny tiny little balls that float separate from my stool... Normal in color, brownis?
Fiber and water:
Increase your intake of fiber through food and drink enough water every day so that your urine is colorless. If you cannot take more fiber foods, you may take a fiber laxative like Metamucil and drink lots of water.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more
12 yr bowel problems. Toilet constantly. Both colonoscopy and celiac tests clear. 30yr old irish male. What could be wrong? Affecting working day help
Lots of causes: Lot of causes for these complaints, including organic and functional. Do a diet diary, including alcohol, sugarless gum and candy, symptoms. Bring to doc. May need stool tests for parasites, fat, other. May need evaluatiom of all bowel, pancreas, thyroid, hormones. Check meds. Colon biopsied? May be easily rx'd or not. ...Read more
My granddaughter is 4 1/2 years old and constantly vomits for no reason. No complaining of headaches. No bowel problems. She has done this for years..
See your doctor: You should discuss these findings with your doctor. You could reopen the cervix to drain the fluid, but, given the paucity of symptoms, that may not be necessary. ...Read more
What's your normal?: "Normal" bowel frequency in america ranges from 3 stools daily to one every 3 to 4 days. Many patients have some variability. Maybe you have cause for concern. Lots of things alter how fast & completely your GI tract empties--obstruction, dysmotilities/pelvic floor dysfunction, Hirschprung's, infection, malabsorption/ maldigestion, metabolic issues, irritable bowel, more. Time for some testing? ...Read more
People diagnosed with ulcerative colitis. Are they prone to othe bowel problems such as diverticulitis?
Separate issue: Not more prone than the next individual. Are more prone to colon cancer-risk increases with duration of and extent of disease. Will need more frequent surveillance colonoscopies than other folks. ...Read more
I do not have feacel incontence or any bowel problems. I have stretchy skin though. But why is my spincher muscle so easy to stretch?
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