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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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Have ibs, bad periods even when on apri get really bad cramping where i pass out and bowel spasms, is there something better then apri that could help?

Have ibs, bad periods even when on apri get really bad cramping where i pass out and bowel spasms, is there something better then apri that could help?

Diet changes: There are a couple of medications that I have used in my practice (not sure if they are available in canada). These are Linzess and amitiza (lubiprostone). However the corner stone treatment for most of my patients has been diet changes. I usually have them avoid processed foods and gluten for about 30 days. For about 99% of my patients these dietary changes relieve most if not all of their symptoms. ...Read more

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Why do I have very painful cramps, nausea, occasional vomiting, bowel spasms, diarrhea, painful trapped gas and feel feverish first day of my period?

Why do I have very painful cramps, nausea, occasional vomiting, bowel spasms, diarrhea, painful trapped gas and feel feverish first day of my period?

Ans: Well you are very young brakes up to age of 21 for the period to regulate itself symptoms not uncommon. If contine then see your do actor to be sure all symtoms are related to your period ...Read more

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Anyone out there have any idea if fresh raw fish can cause intense intestinal spasms or cramps?

Anyone out there have any idea if fresh raw fish can cause intense intestinal spasms or cramps?

Anisakis infestation: Anisakiasis is the principal "worm" infestation of the stomach, caused by ingesting anisakis larvae in raw or undercooked fish. Within a few hours, there is severe upper abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting (relieved after endoscopic removal of worm). As you know, raw fish (sushi, sashimi) are increasingly popular--choose carefully your source of fish (farm raised, not wild caught) & food preparer. ...Read more

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Can oxycodone cause intestinal cramps? How can I fix this if the oxycodone is the only one works in my endometriosis pain?

Can oxycodone  cause intestinal cramps? How can I fix this if the oxycodone is the only one works in my endometriosis pain?

See answer: All narcotics slow the gastrointestinal tract. That may cause you to feel bloated and full of gas. I would try eating foods that decrease transit time and if necessary you occasionally may take something for constipation. ...Read more

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What can cause ulcers in middle section of small intestine? Accompanied by blood & mucous in poo.. With stomach cramps

What can cause ulcers in middle section of small intestine? Accompanied by blood & mucous in poo.. With stomach cramps

Small intestines: Lesions in the small intestine are difficult to diagnose and often the patient has to swallow a camera like capsule to demonstrate it. Causes of ulcerations there can be difficult to identify. Medications like aspirin, Advil and Aleve are causes. Sometimes the bleeding lesion is caused by a vascular malformation which simply bleeds like a nose bleed. Your gastroenterologist is best qualified ...Read more

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What causes bowel spasms?

What causes bowel spasms?

Muscle contractions: Muscle contractions, which can be caused from electrolyte imbalances, relative obstructions, infection, or food-borne toxins. Rarely, tumors can cause spasms. ...Read more

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Bowel Spasms (Definition)

Bowel spasms are severe cramps occurring in the muscles of the ...Read more


Bowel (Definition)

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