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Treatment for intestinal strictures?

Treatment for intestinal strictures?

Depends: What is the cause of the strictures? If it is from adhesions, the scar tissue is removed. If it is from something unusual like carcinoid tumor, then bowel resection. If from crohn's disease, then sometimes bowel resection or stricturoplasty. Stricture of colon from diverticulitis would need colon resection. Etc. ...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 there an effective treatment for fecal incontinence?

Is there an effective treatment for fecal incontinence?

Depends on cause: There are many causes for fecal incontinence ranging from nerve injury due to diabetes or trauma from childbirth. The treatment depends on the cause. Generally you want to reduce or eliminate things that increase colon motility such as caffeine & add enough fiber to make your stools formed and firm since loose stools are harder to control. Pelvic floor training can make the muscles work better. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for bladder incontinence, stress?

What is the treatment for bladder incontinence, stress?

Start with Kegels: Start with kegel exercises. I recommend 20 contractions, 3 times a day. Contract 5 seconds, relax 10. It takes 5 minutes. If that doesn't work, see your doctor. May need medication or surgery. For more: @thepeedoc www.Peedoc.Com. ...Read more

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What is best treatment for overflow incontinence?

What is best treatment for overflow incontinence?

Depends on cause: First cause must be diagnosed, i.e. Enlarged prostate, urethral stricture or neurogenic bladder etc. By urologist or urogynecologist. May require urodynamic testing, cystoscopy etc. Or cardura. May respond to Alpha adreneric blocker medications such as flomax, (tamsulosin) hytrin, Minipress or cardura. May require surgery or intermittent clean self-catheterization. ...Read more

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Treatment suggestions for incontinence after prostatectomy and radiation.

Treatment suggestions for incontinence after prostatectomy and radiation.

See below: Depends on how long ago your surgery & radiation was. Also type: stress incontinence w/ normal voiding in b/w or total incontinence. Treatments include pelvic floor exercises, supportive care (avoid coffee, alcohol, spices), medications to increase bladder capacity & decrease frequency, neuromuscular electric stimulation, artificial sphincter, sling surgery. Best to discuss w/ urologist. ...Read more

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Treatment for constipation?

Treatment for constipation?

No other disease?: Each person with constipation needs to be sure there is no other disease causing it. If constipation is just due to slow movement of the food and poop through the gut, then the things to try are vegetables, water, prune juice, prunes, fiber+water, Miralax, (polyethylene glycol) Senokot or other senna, milk of magnesia, other laxatives... A doctor can evaluate and prescribe helpful meds too. Exercise also helps. ...Read more

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Which physician treats bowel incontinence?

Which physician treats bowel incontinence?

Colorectal surgeons: Colorectal surgeons treat bowel incontinence. We have a lot of really good treatments available now, including both surgical and non-surgical options. You no longer have to limit your lifestyle because of this embarrassing condition. ...Read more

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What are surgery options for stool incontinence?

What are surgery options for stool incontinence?

Surgery ineffective: The truth about this difficult problem is that surgeries to try to restore or "strengthen" the anal sphincter are difficult and not predictably effective. An exciting option recently approved is sacral neuromodulation (interstim). This is a minimally invasive procedure that 'resets' dysfunctional nerve signals to the rectal muscles by stimulating the sacral nerves. Outpatient, easy recovery. ...Read more

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What is treatment for neurogenic bladder for women?

What is treatment for neurogenic bladder for women?

Many reasons: Neurogenic bladder is a non-specific diagnosis. You can have a neurogenic bladder that is overactive (urinary frequency, urgency) or a neurogenic bladder that has lost its ability to squeeze or empty. Nonetheless neurogenic bladder changes are associated with underlying neurologic problems and the list is quite long. Some examples include spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease ...Read more

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How is bowel incontinence typically treated?

Disrupted or weak: Anal sphincter but also diarrhea or ibs unfortunately people wait until the muscle gets to far gone to do much with. Sphincter repair, biofeedback and neuroma dilation r therapies now, but slings are in govt trials right now. ...Read more

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Intractable constipation, not colonic inertia. Non-medication treatment options?

Intractable constipation, not colonic inertia. Non-medication treatment options?

Fiber,fiber,and more: Fiber as well as adequate daily hydration.Have you been evaluated by a board certified gastroenterologist?If not, do so.There may be more to the story , of which, you are yet unaware. ...Read more

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What treatment is available for irritable bowel syndrome?

What treatment is available for irritable bowel syndrome?

Several: The first is dietary. See if you can identify any dietary triggers and eliminate them from your diet. Foods containing fermentable oligo, di-, mono saccharides and polyols (FODMAP) could be the culprit. See http://www.ibsdiets.org/fodmap-diet/fodmap-food-list/ Your physician may be able to prescribe one of several antispasmodic drugs. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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What is treatment for rectal prolapse?

What is treatment for rectal prolapse?

Depends on symptoms: Rectal prolapse is most common in older people, and treatment options take into account a person's medical fitness and suitability for operative treatment. Abdominal surgery approaches have higher risks, but lower recurrence rate. Alternatively, resection through the perineum is lower risk, but has a higher recurrence rate. ...Read more

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Which are good treatments for urinary incontinence?

Stress incontinence: While many procedures and devices have come along for stress incontinence (i have tried them all as a urologist) the gold standard remains the mid-urethral sling. Peri-urethral bulking agents may help some temporarily. Renessa and other gimmicks done in the office have failed miserably for most women. This is a years old device being re-introduced to a new generation of doctors. ...Read more

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Selecting diaper for fecal incontinence. Any recommendations?

Selecting diaper for fecal incontinence. Any recommendations?

Seek other options : There other options including sacral nerve stimulation in the treatment of fecal incontinence ask your primary care doctor for a referral to a colorectal surgeon that does interstim. ...Read more

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What are treatments for chronic rectal colitis?

What are treatments for chronic rectal colitis?

Depends on etiology: Treatment of chronic colitis which is referred to as inflammation of colon, cecum and rectum. The treatment depends on the etiology. Two common ulcerative colitis and crohns disease also referred to as inflammatory bowel disease are treated with drugslike sulphasalazine, mesalazine, steroids, i mmunosuppressive therapy like azathioprine, infiximab&adalimumab, sverere cases surgery may be. And supportive. ...Read more

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What is fecal incontinence? Any treatment?

What is fecal incontinence? Any treatment?

Stool loss.: Fecal incontinence is the involuntary loss of gas or stool. Their are many different causes and the best treatment would depend on the underlying problems. Many effective treatments are currently available. You need an evaluation with a urogynecologist. ...Read more

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Can syndopa plus causes urinary incontinence for a parkinson patient?

Not likely: The patients with parkinson's disease develop over active bladder, which causes frequency, urgency and urge incontinence. In fact better control of parkinson ( with Dopamine type of drugs) can alleviate the urinary symptoms. Most commonly used medications for this purpose are: oxybutanine, detrol, enablex, vesicare (solifenacin) and toviaz. These can be combined with other medications such as flomax, rapaflo. ...Read more

Dr. Scott Beard
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Incontinence (Definition)

Incontinence denotes involuntary leaks of body wastes from urethra or anus; that from urethra is urinary incontinence, which may be classified as stress, urge, mixed (stress + urge), total, & overflow urinary incontinence, signifying its timing & specifics; that from anus is fecal incontinence, which may be urge, stress, total, etc. reflecting the ...Read more


Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Bowel Incontinence (Definition)

Bowel incontinence is the loss of bowel control, leading to an involuntary passage of stool. This can range from occasionally leaking a small amount of stool and passing gas, to completely losing control of bowel movements. Causes are numerous but include neurological, psychiatric, gynecologic, dietary and traumatic causes. Referral to a colorectal surgeon ...Read more