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Do we have any treatment for bowel resection?

Do we have any treatment for bowel resection?

Short bowel syndrome: Depending on how much bowel and what type of bowel resected affects whether there are symptoms. If one has their colon removed, they normally go from 1 to 3 bowel movements a day, but are otherwise fine. If one has a large part of their small intestine removed, they could become dependent on IV nutrion. There is a new drug for short bowel syndrome called gattex. Ask your doctor. ...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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Bowel obstruction symptoms and treatment, what to do?

Bowel obstruction symptoms and treatment, what to do?

If truly obstructed: this can be a medical emergency and needs diagnosis immediately and prompt treatment initiation. Go to the ER if you can't be seen today by your doctor. ...Read more

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What are bowel obstruction symptoms and the treatment?

What are bowel obstruction symptoms and the treatment?

Numerous: Abdominal pain, distention, lack of passage of stool or gas, nausea, vomitting, fever, loss of appetite. If in doubt, do not delay in seeking medical attention either at your doctor or the emrgencey room. If confirmed, initial treatment is bowel rest, most reolve but some will require surgical intervention if they dont resolve with bowel rest. ...Read more

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What are some obvious symptoms of a bowel obstruction and what do they do for treatment?

Several: Abdominal colicky pain, abdominal distention, no stool or flatus, nausea, fever, vomitting. Initially, they need to confirm obstruction with an exam and an xray or ct scan. Then initially will be treated with complete bowel rest(nothing by mouth) and IV fluids, with or without a nasogastric tube. If it doesn't resolve in 24 hours surgery may be necessary. Good luck. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are some symptoms of a bowel obstruction and what would they do for treatment?

Bowel obstruction: Mainly these include abdominal pain , distention (swelling), nausea, vomiting treatment varies and can either include nasogastric decompression and hydration to surgical intervention. ...Read more

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After bowel surgery I still have no sensation when I need the toilet, i have been caught out a few times will I need extra treatment or will it settle?

After bowel surgery I still have no sensation when I need the toilet, i have been caught out a few times will I need extra treatment or will it settle?

Talk to surgeon: Talk to your surgeon. This depends on what was done at the time of surgery. How long ago the surgery was and what problem is being treated. Hour surgeon is the best one to advise you. ...Read more

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What occurs if you have a small bowel obstruction and u don't take any medical treatment for it?

What occurs if you have a small bowel obstruction and u don't take any medical treatment for it?

If it turns: Into a complete sbo, it can strangulate and cause peritonitis and death. Other complications such as aspiration of vomitus and electrolyte abnormalities that cause heart problems are also possible. As you can see, it is best to have medical treatment for any sbo. ...Read more

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I have mngie disease as well as diverticulitis of the small bowel. Do I have any options for treatment?

I have mngie disease as well as diverticulitis of the small bowel. Do I have any options for treatment?

Unknown: You have a very rare disorder that's been reported in less than 100 patients. It's associated with neurological conditions as well as GI ones with pathognomonic findings on mri. You would be best followed at an ultra specialized center where they are involved in research. You can find links on the web via the nlm - national library of medicine. ...Read more

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What is treatment of irritable bowel disease?

What is treatment of irritable bowel disease?

IBS treatment: There are many good treatments-peppermint oil as enteric-coated capsules 0.2-0.4 ml 2-3x/day, fiber (esp. Flaxseed powder), probiotics ; melatonin 2-5 mg may help.Gluten, dairy ; other food intolerances may be a factor-many do well with the fodmap diet-see http://www.Umm.Edu/altmed/articles/irritable-bowel-000098.Htm ; http://abt.Cm/16tmrig treat overgrowth of yeast/unfriendly bacteria ; parasites. ...Read more

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What is the treatment of irritable bowel disease ?

What is the treatment of irritable bowel disease ?

Hopefully these: Links would help u a great deal. Best wishes! http://www.m.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/irritable-bowel-syndrome-ibs-topic-overview?names-dropdown. http://ibs.about.com/od/ibsfood/a/herbsforibs.htm. ...Read more

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Hi what is irritable bowel syndrome and what is the treatment?

Hi what is irritable bowel syndrome and what is the treatment?

Several: Regular consistent meal times and quantities of food, plenty of fluids and a good high fiber diet. You are retraining your bowel. Avoid caffeine and alcohol. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for small bowel lymphoma?

What is the best treatment for small bowel lymphoma?

Chemotherapy: Lymphoma is a chemosensitive disease. Chemotherapy combined with targetted therapy would be the recommended treatment. I recommend you to discuss with your oncologist for detail information about what type of chemotherapy regimen, schedule etc. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for small bowel obstruction?

What is the best treatment for small bowel obstruction?

See doctor: If you have an acute small bowel obstruction you should get emergency care. There are several possibilities and you will likely need to be hospitalized for at least short period of time since you will likely not be able to eat or drink until issue is resolved. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about the treatment order for bowel cancer?

Can you tell me about the treatment order for bowel cancer?

Stage and type: It depends on the location and stage of the cancer. For localized colon cancer-typically surgery will come first then followed by chemotherapy if indicated. For rectal ca- small cancer-surgery first then followed by radiation/chemo. Bigger lesion- chemo and radiation followed by surgery. Anal cancer-chemo/rad is the way to go.For a stage IV -chemo will be the mainstay therapy. Discuss with your md. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for inflammatory bowel disease (ibd)?

What is the treatment for inflammatory bowel disease (ibd)?

1: Common causes of ibd are crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Various treatments include steroids, mesalamine, immunosuppressants and biologic agents. It is best for you to consult your gastroenterologist since ibd treatment requires a very personalized approach. ...Read more

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How much time can you live with perforated bowel with no treatment?

How much time can you live with perforated bowel with no treatment?

Not too long: Perforated bowel is a surgical emergency and without treatment results invariably in sepsis and death. ...Read more

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If the loose bowel happens following a firm stool once a week, is this a condition that needs treatment? It feels like nature's way of cleansing.

If the loose bowel happens following a firm stool once a week, is this a condition that needs treatment? It feels like nature's way of cleansing.

Stool variation: It's not necessarily a bad thing. Stool consistency can be very dependent on what you eat (fiber, vegetables, etc) and what you drink. As long as there's not blood in the stool, there's no fevers, belly pain, and you're getting colon cancer screening tests at the appropriate intervals, i wouldn't worry about it too much. ...Read more

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My sacrum is at an 80 degree angle with a long coccyx that rounds into the bowel. What treatment do you suggest,? Does the coccyx grow when it fuses

My sacrum is at an 80 degree angle with a long coccyx that rounds into the bowel.  What treatment do you suggest,?  Does the coccyx grow when it fuses

NO: Coccyx is part of ( remanent ) vestigial tail , human embryo initially has tail and disappears completely , resulting only mammal that do not have tail. Your long coccyx has nothing to do with your bowel movement or ' rounds into bowel ' . ...Read more

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Your guidance would be much appreciated – is Moxypen suitable to for treatment of excessive bowel bacteria eg e.coli and others? If not what would you

Your guidance would be much appreciated – is Moxypen suitable to for treatment of excessive bowel bacteria eg e.coli and others? If not what would you

No: Moxypen is a brand name for amoxicillin. It is normal to have E. coli and other bacteria in the colon. In this short question, you have not indicated any symptoms which make you feel like you may have excessive bacteria in the colon. I would not take any antibiotics for this unless you are seen by a physician who has recommended it. Sometimes antibiotics can make bowel problems worse. Good luck. ...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 are symptoms and treatment of irritable bowel syndrome?

What are symptoms and treatment of irritable bowel syndrome?

IBS is generally a: diagnosis of exclusion, meaning that other causes of the symptoms have been ruled out. The symptoms are abdominal pain, gas, bloating, diarrhea, constipation,mucous in the stool; one can have all or some of the symptoms.The symptoms are often worse at times of increased stress. The treatment varies from person to person, but includes: reduction of stress, dietary changes and sometimes medications. ...Read more

Bowel (Definition)

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