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What are the symptoms of a bowel infection?

What are the symptoms of a bowel infection?

It varies: In the lower GI tract an infection can have a different range of symptoms like diarrhea (with or without blood), gas, or bloating. You can also have fever, nausea and vomiting. These infections can be bacterial or viral. Viral syndromes are usually self-limited while bacterial may need antibiotics for some cases. In any case you want to keep hydrated and see your doctor if you cannot do that. ...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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In 20w u/s,Dr told "bright bowel".Tested neg for CF,Down syn,infections.What is causing this.how to protect my baby?I am worried!

In 20w u/s,Dr told "bright bowel".Tested neg for CF,Down syn,infections.What is causing this.how to protect my baby?I am worried!

Echogenic bowel: Bright bowel or Echogenic fetal bowel can be an isolated finding in 70 % cases. But also associated with trisomy 21, cystic fibrosis, IUGR, CMV Infections, infra amniotic heamorrhages . Your doc might send you for Genetic counseling , get TORCH serology. ...Read more

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If bowel green do you have a infection?

NOT NECESSARILY: Color of stool in and by itself does not tell you whether or not you have an infection. ...Read more

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What are the causes of bowel infection?

What are the causes of bowel infection?

Antibiotics: Some bacteria is always in the bowels. At times, the natural balance is upset and you get an infection. Antibiotics are a common culprit. Probiotics, like those in real yogurt are helpful to some people. ...Read more

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Can A infection of bowel cause bilirubin to rise ?

Can A infection of bowel cause bilirubin to rise ?

Bilirubin: An infected bowel around the common bile duct could cause back pressure info the liver causing your bilirubin blood level to rise bu this would be extremely uncommon ...Read more

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Can bowel infection cause frequent urination?

Can bowel infection cause frequent urination?

Diarrhea and urine: Sometimes with diarrhea you can get a urinary tract infection which can cause frequent urination. If you have diarrhea from diabetes then the diabetes or elevated glucose can cause frequent urination. Pinworms can cause urinary tract infections. Follow with your doctor and check an urinanalysis/ urine culture. ...Read more

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Random pain in abdomen every day, dr said bowel is inflamed still from parasite infection but it's been like 2 months since I treated the infection?

Random pain in abdomen every day, dr said bowel is inflamed still from parasite infection but it's been like 2 months since I treated the infection?

Post-infectious...: The persistence of symptoms of intestinal sensitivity and variable stools sound more consistent with a "post-infectious" irritable bowel, but may characterize giardia, a carrier state of chronic infection, or even "topical sprue." this post-infectious syndrome has recently also been appreciated after recovery from diverticulitis. Ask your doctor for re-evaluation & re-treatment as appropriate. ...Read more

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I've got a bowel infection and now my hands keep swelling up?

I've got a bowel infection and now my hands keep swelling up?

See a doctor: And do this soon. There are GI conditions which may predispose to kidney problems and this can result in build up of fluids in the body. Go see a primary care doctor and get examined. ...Read more

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What could a inflamed bowel mean , or a infection in the colon , what treatment options ?

What could a inflamed bowel mean , or a infection in the colon , what treatment options ?

Colitis: Although both infection and inflammatory bowel disease of the colon may respond to antibiotics, definitive treatment can be quite different and thus hinges on a diagnosis. ...Read more

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I had a colonoscopy yesterday how long before I can stop worrying about complications? Bowel perforation bleeding infection......etc

I had a colonoscopy yesterday how long before I can stop worrying about complications? Bowel perforation bleeding infection......etc

Stop today: I it was a simple diagnostic study, and you feel fine, you can rest assured that your ok. Even it they performed a biopsy, chances are you'll be just fine. You can't do anything about it anyway, and off you had sifnificant bleeding, you would see blood in the stool. Call your doctor if this happens. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Bowel cancer now have black urine and blood infection, should I be concerned?

Bowel cancer now have black urine and blood infection, should I be concerned?

Yes: Yes, you should. Depending wheter and what chemotherapy you undergoing now, it could cause kidney and liver toxic effects. Speak with your medical oncologist. ...Read more

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I have irritable bowel syndrome, can a rotavirus infection cause complications?

I have irritable bowel syndrome, can a rotavirus infection cause complications?

Probably not: Rotavirus commonly affects young children rather than adults & causes watery diarrhea that usually goes away on its own in a few days. If you happened to get rotavirus, you will experience the same symptoms but it should not cause any long term complications. Your immune system will fight the virus. Drink plenty of fluids with electrolytes (ex gatorade) & see dr if it needed. ...Read more

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My child has very smelly loose bowel movements the last 2 days. Could it be an infection?

My child has very smelly loose bowel movements the last 2 days.  Could it be an infection?

Could be: Smelly loose stools can be due to many reasons. Infection with a virus or bacteria is one. However some foods also cause smelly bowel movements. Too much juice in your child's diet can also be the cause of loose stools. If you are seeing blood in the stool, your child is having more than 5 stools a day or vomiting frequently and unable to eat or drink, contact your dr. Asap. ...Read more

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In 20w us fetus had echogenic bowel and kidney dilating slower than other.ds chance s 1:100000.no CF or infection.baby is normal?preg time bcms scary.

See Genetics.: There are a number of things that need consideration when echogenic bowel and kidney anomaly noted. Chromosome anomalies in addition to Down syndrome need to be considered. seek a Clinical Geneticist or Genetic counselor in your area. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have a cut near my rectum area from shaving. It was bleeding when I had a bowel movement. Will this cause an infection?

I have a cut near my rectum area from shaving. It was bleeding when I had a bowel movement. Will this cause an infection?

Possible: it is possible for the cut to become infected, but using peroxide to keep the area clean specially after defecating may help preventing an infection ...Read more

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What can cause the bowel to turn yellow...i had infection and was on antibiotic for some days just recently. am eating well and my skin nails are ok.

What can cause the bowel to turn yellow...i had infection and was on antibiotic for some days just recently. am eating well  and my skin nails are ok.

Typically bile: Yellow color in stool is likely from bile, indicating minor changes in rate of passage of stool through the GI tract. Antibiotic can cause this by changing the microbial flora of the gut. Yogurt with culture or probiotic may help replace "good" bacteria, but the yellow stool is not worrisome and not related to jaundice/liver disease. ...Read more

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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


Bowel (Definition)

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