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Water In Intestine
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
Is drinking tea good or bad for loosing impacted stool /miralax and hot tea to get water in the the intestineal track to relieve a stuborn case of con?
Tea can tighten: Tea is liquid-that can be good for constipation, but contains tannins which can aggravate it. Miralax is a laxative, tasteless, can be in most liquids. Mix up what you are taking, add some variety, but plain water with MiraLAX works fine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is wrong with my intestines? Went to haiti a month ago. Had to drink a lot of chlorinated water there. Had loose stool and liquid diarrhea there.
Giardia?: If you have had more than 14 days of diarrhea, cramping, or other GI distress, you may have giardia - an illness that can be detected and treated by your doctor. They may begin with a stool sample and/or other exams or they could decide to begin antibiotics presumptively based on your history. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm taking probiotics and prebiotics. Do enemas kill good bacteria in the intestines? (using water/chamomile/coffee for enema)
Stomach/intestines hurt when I drink water, my stool is really hard, thin and short. I take a heartburn pill every morning, eat homemade food 4x a day?
Something is wrong: Hi. I hate to state the obvious, but sumpin' ain't right. See your doc for a full history, physical, and diagnostic evaluation. ...Read more
Can drinking too much water cause constipation? I drink nearly 8+ water bottles daily. Does that water get absorbed to fast by large intestine?
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