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What are bowel divecticula and what is their cause?

What are bowel divecticula and what is their cause?

Bowel out pouching: Due to congenital weakness of muscle wall it out pouches called diverticula , ( congenital ) or develops later in life ( acquired ) as in colon diverticulosis, which can perforate, bleed, or get infected. ...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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What are all the causes for smelly air thats exahled from nose , and what are the treatments?

What are all the causes for smelly air thats exahled from nose , and what are the treatments?

Halitosis: Bad breath can come from poor dental hygiene or sinus infections and sometimes from stomach problems, you need to see your doctor to get examined and maybe your dentist. ...Read more

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What are some serious vaginal diseases that DES daughters can get and what are the symtoms?

What are some serious vaginal diseases that DES daughters can get and what are the symtoms?

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

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What are causes of food stasis in stomach?And what is the treatment?

What are causes of food stasis in stomach?And what is the treatment?

Autonomic neuropathy: Disorder of the autonomic nerves, usually due to diabetes is the commonest cause of stasis in the stomch. It will require the combined care of gastroentrologist and endocrinologist to treat effectively. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of constipation and what harm does it do to our body?

What are the symptoms of constipation and what harm does it do to our body?

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 more

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What is colonic ischemia and what are its causes?

What is colonic ischemia and what are its causes?

Decreased blood flow: Ischemia is decreased blood flow in this case to the colon could be from many causes. ...Read more

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What is the main cause for autism and what are symptoms?

What is the main cause for autism and what are symptoms?

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 more

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What are Main symptoms and sign of stomach ulcer? And what is the epidemology ?

What are Main symptoms and sign of stomach ulcer? And what is the epidemology ?

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 more

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How is paranoia defined, and what are the symptoms to look for?

How is paranoia defined, and what are the symptoms to look for?

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

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What are the causes of nose bleeds and what do they mean?

What are the causes of nose bleeds and what do they mean?

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

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What are some obvious symptoms of a bowel obstruction and what do they do for treatment?

What are some obvious symptoms of a bowel obstruction and what do they do for treatment?

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 more

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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?

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

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Please, what are the cause of tenesmo?

Please, what are the cause of tenesmo?

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

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What is bacteriophage and what medical conditions are they related to?

What is bacteriophage and what medical conditions are they related to?

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

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How can you tell the difference between hemmorhoids and colon cancer? Even though the symptoms are very similar, what are the major differences?

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 more

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What are the causes of gallstones in unborn babies and what is the best treatment for it?

What are the causes of gallstones in unborn babies and what is the best treatment for it?

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

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In what way are neurological disorders catagorized and what are they?

In what way are neurological disorders catagorized and what are they?

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

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What is the difference between gallstones and other gallbladder problems? What are the difference in symptoms and treatments also?

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 more

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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?

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

Bowel (Definition)

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