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Treatment For Impacted Bowel
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I was wondering what are some symptoms of a bowel obstruction and what would they do for treatment?
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
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
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
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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