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Doctor insights on: Twisted Bowel Signs And Symptoms

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What are the early signs and symptoms in most patients with ms?

What are the early signs and symptoms in most patients with ms?

Classical onset: Unilateral loss of vision, loss of balance and coordination, electrical shocks down back on flexion of neck, weakness and stiffness in legs, but also, more subtle, including focal weakness, fatigue, cognitive deterioration, double vision, dizziness, etc. Important, these presentations may be associated with other illnesses, and, in themselves are not diagnostic. ...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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What are signs and symptoms of bowel obstruction?

What are signs and symptoms of bowel obstruction?

Crampy pain, nausea: Bowel obstruction usually begins with loss of appetite and crampy pain in the abdomen. Usually, bowel gas and bowel movements slow down, and in some cases completely stop. Since food and saliva can't go anywhere, vomiting usually occurs. Most people who have a bowel obstruction have had previous surgery. ...Read more

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Describe signs and symptoms of a bowel obstruction?

Describe signs and symptoms of a bowel obstruction?

Pain and vomiting: The usual symptoms if a bowel obstruction include campy abdominal pain and abdominal distension and vomiting and decreased vowel movements hospital admission is required. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a twisted bowel? Does it mean that your intestines are literally twisted?

What does it mean to have a twisted bowel? Does it mean that your intestines are literally twisted?

Yes: Usually this is a developmental defect in whcih the intestine are not properly attached to the abdominal wall. The intestine can actually twist on itself and become blocked. If prolonged it can lead to loss of blood supply and death of that section of intestine. ...Read more

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How soon after an operation for a twisted bowel can I start jogging?

How soon after an operation for a twisted bowel can I start jogging?

Depends: If done via laparoscopy, probably about three weeks. If done in an open fashion, 4-6 weeks. You must ask your surgeon for your activity release - don't start jogging or lifting without that consent. Good luck. ...Read more

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What can I expect when going through twisted bowel surgery recovery?

What can I expect when going through twisted bowel surgery recovery?

Some soreness: If all goes well, your GI tract should recover (passing gas) fairly quickly. There will be some post-pp incisional pain but this will go away quickly. ...Read more

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I found out today I have a twisted bowel. How likely am I to have surgery and how likely is it that I could die from this? I haven't seen the GI Dr

I found out today I have a twisted bowel. How likely am I to have surgery and how likely is it that I could die from this? I haven't seen the GI Dr

See a surgeon.: If you've had surgery before, it is likely that you might have adhesions. Though most adhesion related bowel obstruction clears up with conservative measures, some cases need to undergo surgery again. It would be best for you to see a reputable conservative surgeon as soon as possible to get a better assessment clinically and with imaging studies. ...Read more

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I have a kink/ twisted bowel and have been told by the doctors that they won't operate as it could be dangerous I have put up with this for 14 years.

I have a kink/ twisted bowel and have been told by the doctors that they won't operate as it could be dangerous I have put up with this for 14 years.

Possible: Full, history of prior surgery and conditions are relevant to risks of new operations.
The hostile abdomen with prior operations, adhesions, short bowel, and other scarring is higher risk!
get the whole story together and a second opinion. ...Read more

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My dad is 81 and has a twisted bowel he is in hospital for 7 days and there no Chang in him how long will it take?

My dad is 81 and has a twisted bowel he is in hospital for 7 days and there no Chang in him how long will it take?

If he has: A volvulus, he will likely need some type of operation for definitive resolution of his symptoms, maybe even a colostomy. Inquire to his doctors who can fill you in with more details. ...Read more

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What is the chance of a child having a twisted bowel due to severe impaction? Giving senokot (senna) at bedtime one time no large movement yet tried supposito

What is the chance of a child having a twisted bowel due to severe impaction? Giving senokot (senna) at bedtime one time no large movement yet tried supposito

Needs some help: I would take her to your pcp and see if s/he can help you get this painful process some help. I end up sending 1 kid every year or two to the x-ray department where they use a soluable contrast material to loosen and wash out the lower bowel.The study will also reveal some enlargement of the colon from stool retention. Agressave daily emptying and oral wetting agents can help this resolve. ...Read more

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I have been suffering for 2 month, dr said its twisted bowel and give me pills for relief of stomach ache, doesn't work, I think its too late?

I have been suffering for 2 month, dr said its twisted bowel and give me pills for relief of stomach ache, doesn't work, I think its too late?

Need Definitive Dx: "twisted bowel" usually refers to a small bowel obstruction, a diagnosis that can only be made by history (vomiting, pain, no flatus or bm) exam (distention), and x-ray; with few exceptions, this requires hospitalization & possible surgery. If this does not go along with your clinical picture, I would search for an alternate diagnosis--perhaps a second opinion would be a good idea? ...Read more

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When I was born my small intestine was knotted up and some was removed. Was that volvulus?

Quite possibly: You say your small intestine was knotted up. That could indeed be midgut volvulus in which your small bowel was twisted around a narrow mesentery, or connection of the bowel to the back of the abdominal cavity. That is almost always seen in intestinal malrotation, when the bowel did not situate in the right location in the abdomen as it was being formed in the fetus. ...Read more

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Can severe long term bloating damage the intestine permanently? Does it cause diverticular, volvulus or adhesions? Thank you

Can severe long term bloating damage the intestine permanently? Does it cause diverticular, volvulus or adhesions? Thank you

Bloat is a symptom.: Bloating is not a condition unto itself. It's a symptom that would be indicative of some underlying condition. That condition, depending on what it is, could have long-term consequences. The reason for your bloating needs to be identified. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are the signs/symptoms of lower bowel/rectal cancer?

See below: Often there are no symptoms in early stages. Signs and symptoms include bleeding, change in bowel habits, occult blood in stool, abdominal pain, intestinal obstruction, anemia and if metastases develop, jaundice and abdominal swelling. See this site for more info.

http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/rectal-cancer/basics/definition/con-20036554. ...Read more

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What are the big warning signs for bowel cancer? And are there and additional symptoms some May experience?

What are the big warning signs for bowel cancer? And are there and additional symptoms some May experience?

Rectal bleeding: Is the most common sign of bowel cancer. Changes in bowel habits - constipation/diarrhea usually aren't. If you are asking this question for yourself and you have no family history of bowel cancer, you are at extremely low risk of bowel cancer at your age. You may want to visit your GP for a checkup. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Skipped period? I've been under tremendous stress. So much that I got IBS (irritable bowel). Had pms symptoms but now they are gone, no sign of period

Skipped period? I've been under tremendous stress. So much that I got IBS (irritable bowel). Had pms symptoms but now they are gone, no sign of period

Consider exam/test: Especially if you've not had stress impact your cycle before, it may be good to have an exam. It may help get Tx for the IBS too. If you did not have unprotetced sex near ovulation, that's less likely, but good to know. Consider CBT to learn ways to deal w/ stress, etc. Best! ...Read more

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What is bell s palsy signs and symptoms?

What is bell s palsy signs and symptoms?

Facial paralysis: Sudden onset of one-sided paralysis or weakness of facial muscles (usually onset in minutes or hours) which may be associated with reduced blinking from one eye, excessive tear production, altered speech and swallowing, ringing in the ear, sensitivity to loud noise, altered taste, prickly numb facial sensations, ear pain. ...Read more

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What are signs and symptoms of schizophernia?

What are signs and symptoms of schizophernia?

Schizophrenia: Mayo Clinic defines schizophrenia as “a severe brain disorder in which people interpret reality abnormally. Schizophrenia may result in some combination of hallucinations, delusions, and extremely disordered thinking and behavior.” ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of eosinphilia?

What are the signs and symptoms of eosinphilia?

Inflammation: Of the gastro intestinal system, most commonly the esophagus. It is usually associated with increased eosinophils in the blood. Swallowing problems, food sticking may be the first symptoms. Eosinophilic esophagitis is a relatively new disease and is now worldwide. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of ankloglossia?

What are the signs and symptoms of ankloglossia?

Tongue tied.: Ankyloglossia occurs when the frenulum (tissue on the bottom of the tongue) is both thick & short which prevents the tongue from moving correctly. It can lead to problems with speech and make it difficult to move developmentally from swallowing like an infant to swallowing like an adult. It may make kissing or licking the lips more difficult. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of ocd?

What are the signs and symptoms of ocd?

Guises of OCD: There are a number of common presentations of ocd as psychiatrist judith rapoport noted in her late '80's book "the boy who couldn't stop washing..." -1st book on ocd meant 4 general public. Common obsession themes: contamination; loss of control; harm 2 self/others; perfectionism; unwanted sexual thoughts; morality. Common compulsions: washing/cleaning; checking; repeating; & mental actions. ...Read more

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What are signs and symptoms of chf?

What are signs and symptoms of chf?

Breathing problems: Shortness of breath with only mild exertion associated with leg swelling are the first symtoms of chf. Then it gets worse if not treated. The patient may not be able to sleep flat and wakes up to sit up to breath better. Chest XR and blood tests and heart ultrasound confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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What are signs and symptoms of adhd?

What are signs and symptoms of adhd?

See my Health Files: See my health files for many articles and websites that outline the diagnosis and treatment of adhd. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of sars

What are the signs and symptoms of sars

Respiratory symptoms: In general, severe acute respiratory syndrome (sars), begins with a high fever (temp >100.4°f [>38.0°c]). Other symptoms may include headache, an overall feeling of discomfort, and body aches. Some people also have mild respiratory symptoms at the outset. About 10-20% of patients have diarrhea. After 2 to 7 days, sars patients may develop a dry cough. Most patients develop pneumonia. ...Read more

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Classic signs and symptoms of emphysema?

Classic signs and symptoms of emphysema?

Classic signs...: Classic signs and symptoms of COPD include shortness of breath, cough (often with sputum production), decreased or increased sleep, decreased appetite, weight loss or weight gain (especially with fluid retention), decreased oxygen level in blood, decreased activity level, etc. The diagnosis is made by seeing chronic obstruction on pulmonary function testing, which can occur without any symptoms. ...Read more

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Signs and symptoms of typhoid in children?

Signs and symptoms of typhoid in children?

Numerous: Week one, constipation, step-wise increasing fever to constant level, headache, lethargy, malaise, muscle and abdominal pains. In 2nd wk rose spotted rash, diarrhea, slow pulse, stupor replaces headache. 3rd and 4th weeks can produce GI hemorrhage, perforation of bowel, heart muscle dysfunction, septic shock and death. Bad disease to have. ...Read more

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What are signs and symptoms of depression?

What are signs and symptoms of depression?

Depression: Sad or flat or tearful affect, neurovegetative symptoms such as despair, hopeless/helpless feelings & change in appetite/sleep/energy level, as well as brooding about suicide & giving up. ...Read more

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What are early signs and symptoms of lupus?

What are early signs and symptoms of lupus?

some suggestions: These are some but not all findings
1. Malar rash:
2. Discoid (skin) rash:
3. Photosensitivity:
4. Mouth or nose ulcers:
5. Arthritis
6. Cardio-pulmonary involvement:
7. Neurologic disorder:
8. Renal (kidney) disorder
9. Hematologic (blood) disorder
10. Immunologic disorder: antibodies to double stranded dna, antibodies to sm, or antibodies to cardiolipin
11. Antinuclear antibodies (ana):. ...Read more

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What are early signs and symptoms of autism?

What are early signs and symptoms of autism?

In infancy: Core symptoms of autism look different at different ages, but always include delays in social communication. A 4-month-should goo and coo " in sync" with mom, a 6-month-old should raise his arms to be picked up, a 9-month old should respond to his name. The diagnosis includes much more, but these are things parents can notice early. Firstsigns. Org has good checklists for parents. Check it out! ...Read more

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What are low blood sugar signs and symptoms?

What are low blood sugar signs and symptoms?

Low symptoms: Symptoms may include: shakiness, hunger, nausea, fatigue, headache, behavior changes including combativeness, loss of consciousness, seizure, etc. ...Read more

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Volvulus (Definition)

A condition in which a loop of intestine twists, cutting off blood supply to the part of the intestine beyond the twisted area. It is seen as an emergency because the twisted loop ...Read more


Bowel (Definition)

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