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What Are Bowel Divecticula And What Is Their Cause
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
Infert. and cancer: Des (diethyl-stilbestrol) was an estrogen-like drug given to pregnant women to prevent miscarriage. It causes female offspring to have uterine malformations, vaginal adenosis that can be disabling, and a rare kind of cancer, clear cell cancer of the cervix. There may not be any symptoms. Des has not been used since the 60"s. ...Read more
Constipation symptom: When constipated, patients complain of symptoms like abdominal pain, bloating, fatigue, and severe cases have decrease in appetite, nausea and vomiting. If you don't release the toxins from the body via feces, i feel it can affect your quality of life by decreasing one's energy levels. It can also affect your nutritional status since most who are constipated are afraid to eat and don't enough. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Genetics: The main cause of autism is thought to be genetic with environmental injury or toxin. Symptoms are language delay or loss, social incompetence, repetitive stylized behaviors or movements. The nimh has a great website for all things to do with ad. http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/a-parents-guide-to-autism-spectrum-disorder/what-are-the-symptoms-of-asd.shtml. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ulcer: With stomach ulcer the pain gets worse with food, with small intestine ulcer the pain is worse while hungry and in the middle of the night. The most common causes of user is H Pylori infection, Non Steroidal Anti Inflammatory medications like Motrin, Smoking and Alcohol. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Needs a professional: There spectrum between suspicious and paranoid, between doubting, skepticism, and pessimism and downright loss of touch with reality. No one, not even a psychiatrist, can self-diagnose paranoid delusions. That being said, some symptoms include feelings of being spied upon, tracked, or followed, and feeling like people "have it out for you" or are "out to get you" to an unjustifiable degree. ...Read more
Reasons: Nose bleed reasons: nasal congestion or nasal dryness, ^ blood pressure, excessive use of decongestants, being at ^ altitude, trauma to nose, nose picking, or blowing the nose hard. Bacterial & viral infections can ^ risk as well as bleeding disorders. Recurrent nose bleeds may be due to broken vessel in the nose. Alcohol / Cocaine abuse can cause nose bleeds, as can tumors. ...Read more
Several: Abdominal colicky pain, abdominal distention, no stool or flatus, nausea, fever, vomitting. Initially, they need to confirm obstruction with an exam and an xray or ct scan. Then initially will be treated with complete bowel rest(nothing by mouth) and IV fluids, with or without a nasogastric tube. If it doesn't resolve in 24 hours surgery may be necessary. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the symptoms of bowel distension? What causes it? How is it treated and what are the risks? Will it cause back pain and groin pain?
Here are some...: Bowel distention is the ending result of imbalance between gas formation and elimination. Gas formation comes from air swallowing and food indigestion with excess gas production; gas elimination results from poor bowel peristalsis from inactivity or certain medications, or bowel partial or complete obstruction. With these in mind, one can figure out what may cause bowel distention and how to Rx.. ...Read more
Tenesmus is: Sensation that you need to move your bowels. If you don't have stool in your rectum, but still get this feeling, it is caused probably by another mass or abnormal nerves. You need a doctor to investigate this further. ...Read more
Viruses kill bacteri: Bacteriophages are viruses that kill bacteria and they can be used to destry the bacteria which cases disease, espacially multiple drug resistant bacteria these are not related to any medical condition and research is still going on, how it can be used to cure bacterial infection.T4 bacteriophage can destroy e coli bacteria these therapy is used in republic of georgia , not used in west yet. ...Read more
How can you tell the difference between hemmorhoids and colon cancer? Even though the symptoms are very similar, what are the major differences?
Can be difficult: GREAT question although if we are talking about you it would be very unusual for a 19 yo to have colorectal cancer. The point is it really is almost impossible to know for sure and therefore everyone who has rectal bleeding or a change in bowel habits should see a provider even though the most common cause of both of these is not cancer. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No treatment needed: Fetal cholelithiasis is relatively common (1 in 300 pregnancies). It is caused usually by hemolytic conditions of newborns or maternal hemolytic anemias. The prognosis is excellent, with most stones gone by the babies' first year of life. ...Read more
Neurology: Very broad question. Neurological disorders can be categorized into central nervous system;brain and spinal cord; and peripheral nervous system;nerve and muscle. There are different diseases affecting each component. Stroke, seizures, headaches, peripheral neuropathy are some of the common ones. Please refer to a neurology text book for a complete list. ...Read more
What is the difference between gallstones and other gallbladder problems? What are the difference in symptoms and treatments also?
Gallbladder symptoms: "biliary" symptoms are sub-acute onset of right upper quadrant abdominal discomfort (radiates to right shoulder blade, crescendoing over several minutes, resolving over 6-8 hours +/-nausea/vomit. This typically occurs after a fatty meal due to a gallstone becoming impacted in the cystic duct (connection of gallbladder to biliary tree). Acalculous cholecystitis is a sick gallbladder without stones. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the underlying reason for dreams and how or what determines who is in them? What are some proven facts about dreams and the content of them?
Noone knows for sure: Freud suggested that dreams are representations of unconscious motivations and thoughts. No one knows for sure why we dream but several theories suggest the attempt by the brain to consolidate and process memories and emotions, clean up clutter in the mind and problem solve. Several brain regions are involved such as the pons and forebrain. Dreams can occur 4-5 times a night during rem sleep. ...Read more
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