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What Does An Ideal Bowel Movement Look Or Feel Like
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
Lousy.: A small bowel obstruction usually occurs due to scar tissue from prior abdominal surgery, causing the bowel to kink like a garden hose. This causes the intestinal contents to back up, leading to cramping abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, bloating, and, most tellingly, the absence of passage of stool or gas--we call this obstipation. Management requires hospitalization and sometimes even surgery. ...Read more
Soft bannana: Semi solid, well formed and regular/.Get a more detailed answer ›
Rigid Abdomen: Pretty much is caused by a process in the belly. For the most part you want to ascertain if the individual had something that could start it l, like diet, trauma or an incident in which there was an effect to the abdominal muscles. So, it can be a bad thing. Definitely if you think you have it, seek help ...Read more
Spotting: Typicall, it is very light and transient without associated pain. ...Read more
Hmm: Squeeze your gluteal muscles together and it should close your rectal sphincter. Using a combination of kegel and gluteal muscle exercises should do the trick. Why are you needing to squeeze your rectum? ...Read more
Google it: Why don't you go to www.Google.Com and type in 7 week fetus and then look under images. That will get you a lot farther than any description i can provide. On ultrasound at 7 weeks it looks like a shadowy grey tube with 4 little arm buds, a yolk sac and maybe one can see an amniotic sac as well. ...Read more
Mildly uncomfortable: Endovaginal ultrasound is performed with a long but narrow probe that is slowly inserted after lubrication and barrier protection is applied. It is invaluable for assess early pregnancy and pelvic pathology in a minimally invasive, safe, cost-effective and reproducible way that has transformed obstetrics and gynecology. It should not hurt, nor last more than a few minutes. ...Read more
Overactive: An over active parathyroid gland, or hyperparathyroidism, can cause weak bones, broken bones, kidney stones, pancreatitis, stomach ulcers, abdominal pain, fatigue, depression, forgetfulness, and anxiety. A normal parathyroid gland is about the size of a grain of rice or a pea. An abnormal gland is about the size of an olive. They are nearly impossible to feel on normal examination. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Does this look like an empty gestational sac? Or does it appear to have a fuzzy grey mass in the left corner?
No picture: There's no image here to comment on. ...Read more
Headache, diarrhea: If you're referring to headache and diarrhea, these are both very common Prilosec side effects that should resolve once the drug is discontinued. Many other acid blockers in the ppi class share these side effects. Worrisome symptoms however, unrelated to Prilosec but that mimic a "stomach bug" would include: bleeding, weight loss, persistent vomiting, signs of gut obstruction. See doc if concerned ...Read more
Does C-diff cause pain similar to ibd? During colonoscopy, can C-diff look like UC and or Chrohns or will it visibly look different?
Can: C diff generally watery diarrhea, can be painful, with fever. Can be mild or severe, with bleeding, toxicity, even life threatening. Causea inflammation, may look ,like IBD (often looks different). IBD is risk factor for C diff (even in absence of antibiotic use). Need to exclude it in sudden flares of IBD . ...Read more
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