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Viral 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
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
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!
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
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
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
Colour of stool change to green? For the last month i notic the colour of my stool is green, and i would like to know if there is a bowel infection and the reason for the change?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I have a cut near my rectum area from shaving. It was bleeding when I had a bowel movement. Will this cause an infection?
Had a bowel movement that hurt, due to size. After there was a bit of bright red blood. Should I worry about an infection with a cut in that area???
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
How can inflammatory bowel disease cause appendicitis? My friend had appendicitis and his doctor said it was probably because of his ibd. If appendicitis is an infection, how can ibd cause it?
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