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Very Rare Bowel
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
Lower in Asia: IBS is present in 10% to 20% of adults in the US.  one study conducted in a health maintenance organization population showed the prevalence of iIBS symptoms in respondents to be 19.5%.  the prevalence is similar in Europe, although it may be lower in Asia and Africa. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not Severe: Irritable bowel syndrome often causes cramps and diarrhea alternating with constipation. The cramps can be painful but they are usually not really really painful and they are usually relieved by a bowel movement. If the pain is really severe or does not go away you should see your doctor. ...Read more
Can recurrent cystitis be a clue to problems in small/large bowel? I have very slow transit in bowel "lazy bowel" and crohn's under control
Yes, but: Yes, lymphoma can be cured, especially if diagnosed and treated appropriately/early enough. Cure in cancer typically means cancer free for 5 years, and not forever. The success rate depends on the type of cancer and stage(how advanced it is) at the time of diagnosis. I know this is vague, but hope it gives you some answer.. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pretty rare: Colon cancer is more prominent in the older population. The older someone gets, the more likely they are to have changes in their dna called mutations. These changes can lead to cancer. It is very rare for someone in their 20s to have enough of these mutations to cause cancer. It's possible to have inherited mutations, and these people develop colon cancer at an earlier age. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Different issues: About 1% of people have celiac disease though not all of them are symptomatic. 50-70 people per 100, 000 get colon cancer each year. See this site for more info on colon cancer. http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/cancer-info/cancerstats/types/bowel/incidence/uk-bowel-cancer-incidence-statistics. ...Read more
What are the hidden rare forgotten reasons behind absence of bowel movement (lazy bowel) for Crohn's patients , even Crohn's is treated successfully ?
Constipation?: Absence of bowel movements is usually due to constipation and believe it or not Crohns patients can get constipated. Good control of the disease also can reduce bowel movements. If you are under good control and you see your doctor regularly it could be constipation or diverticular disease. Advise you follow up with your GI doctor and be sure he checks you. ...Read more
Severe chronic constipation colonoscopy/egd nego same with c, small bowel series showed slow colon , fast small intestine , is this from my dysautonomia?
Need an evaluation: It is usually due to an abnormal connection between your bowel and the vaginal wall. It can be due to different conditions such as a traumatic/instrumental delivery, cancer treatment etc... It can be corrected surgically. Please see your obgyn or general surgeon and they will be able to guide you. ...Read more
Relatively rare: Esophageal cancer is relatively rare. Risk factors are tobacco and alcohol. A condition called Barrett's esophagus, in which the cells lining the esophagus are abnormal, is also a risk factor. The usual symptom is trouble swallowing. The diagnosis is made by endoscopy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer