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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
What is a bowel transplant? Does that include both the colon and small intestines? I see that it's a rare operation, how come?
Complex: This is rare, and often done as part of multiple organ transplant. Usually due to an intraabdominal catastrophe where there is loss of the intestines due to lack of blood supply from a variety of causes. This is only done in specialized transplant centers. Hope this helps! ...Read more
If I don't fix an umbilical hernia, how likely are the chances I will have a strangulated bowel? (i want to know how rare it is).
Umbilical hernias are pretty common. Incarceration or strangulation (very serious, can damage intestines) occur in about 1-10% of patients with an umbilical hernia during their lifetime.
The surgery is fairly easy and simple. Strangulation is more likely if the fascia defect is small (less than 4 cm). If it causes pain, it should definitely be fixed promptly. ...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
Acidic-like nausea after having a mild burning bowel movement. This is rare and only occurs after eating foods like tacos. Are these foods the reason?
Please help. I had two bowel movements today w white bubbly foam. The third poop was scarce diahrrea, just a couple of drops. Should I go to the ER?
Rare Sudden Vertigo Syncope Violent clear bowel movement Rapid hot flashes Clammy skin Familial Neurologist care Possibilities? What to do at onset?
3 nights ago I had anal masturbation. Since then I've had a bloated stomach, nausea, back pain, small rare bowel movements, etc. What's wrong?
See below: It occurs in about 1 in 500 births. Or. 002%. ...Read more
Rare condition that causes the center of my abdomen to puff up or bulge. It is about the size of a hot dog bun. No pain. Happens during crunches?
Diastasis Rectii: The rectus abdominis ("6-pack")muscles are normally fused in the midline. If they separate from one another, a tent-shaped protrusion is evident in the midline when contracting these muscles. The strong (but thin) tissue that envelopes these muscles, called fascia, remains intact; therefore, there is no hole (like a hernia) and surgery is not necessary. Great description! ...Read more
I live in thailand-i think Lyme is rare or absent here. I've had something like a bullseye mark on my abdomen for 7 months +. What else could it be?
Other Borrelia: Other borrelia have been found to cause this lesion. ...Read more
Maybe nothing: If it's just seldomly felt cramp, it may just be normal function of your bowels. If this becomes continuous, worsening, or is associated with other symptoms, I would get it evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more
I have not had s problem moving my bowels, until two days ago. I am regular with normal stools. In a few instances, I have difficulty eliminating. Today, after an enema I passed hard pebble like stool. Not normal amount. Thisnis rare.?
Bowel change: Since this is a change in your usual bowel pattern, it shouldn't be ignored and a colonoscopy may be in order. Your stools suggest recent constipation and if increasing fluid intake and fiber or Metamucil in your daily diet doesn't get you back to normal regularity, it's important to be evaluated by a gastroenterologist. If you haven't had a screening colonoscopy, this is a good time to get one. ...Read more
When I drink or eat my stomach goes starts having spasm in the whole abdomen and rare pain in the lower back. No fever or diareah. .
What have you eaten?:
Best for you to see a physician for a physical. It depends on what you ate.
He/she may also recommend seeing a dietitian. ...Read more
I have frequent heart burn, sharp pains in random places across my abdomen and rare heat flashes, could they just be from the heart burn?
Hard to say: Although it is likely heart burn or something benign, more concerning causes should be ruled out. First thing would be to get your heart checked out if you are having chest pain. Depending on the severity of the pain, imaging of your belly may be required, either through scans or endoscopy. Bottom line is that you need to talk with your physician as more information and testing is needed. ...Read more
53F-Is it common/rare for adult women to have more fat on one side of lower abdomen compared to the other side? I have a roll of abdominal fat on my left side, near my waist. Should I worry about tumor? History-lap chole (stone) & open hysterectomy (cyst)
Be checked to...: It is hard to tell what you described may be without a detailed history + physical exam + imaging study as needed. But one can reach right diagnosis by following instructions described in https://ebettercare. Com/feel-become-sick/. Thereby you gain insights on how to work well with the doctor so to reach a right diagnosis for right treatment. Best wish to health, ...Read more
I am 33 years old. My symptoms are: bloated all the time, chills, headaches, nausea, lower back pain, swollen abdomen and lots of gas. I feel dizzy in rare cases. What could be the problem?
See your doctor: This can be as simple as the flu or something much more ominous. See your doctor. ...Read more
58 year-old man had an umbilical hernia mesh repair 14 years ago, removed 6 years ago due to infection, and was repaired with a flap, but is now.....?
Chronic pain: Pain is a pain, and it behaves very differently with different people. The longer you have a pain syndrome the more difficult it becomes to treat. If you have pain for over a few weeks, ask and treat. ...Read more
Paralyzed intestine: Normally the bowel is usually moving, milking contents forward, in waves of contractions (peristalsis). When it stops, it's called ileus. It is seen with narcotic pain meds, some other medications, electrolyte imbalances, post-operatively, and in some patients with slow motility. Being very sick or bed bound can also contribute. If the underlying cause is fixed, it usually resolves with time. ...Read more
Moving bowel: Sometimes physician listens to abdomen with stethoscope and hears bowel making noise of normal movement or peristalysis. Sometimes if very hungry sounds can be heard related to bowel motion. It is normal for bowel to make some noise when peristalses. No bowel sounds mean bowel is staying completely still sometimes called paralytic ileum. High pitched sounds can be heard in bowel obstruction. ...Read more
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