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What Is The Best Treatment For Bowel Spasms
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
Irritable bowel: Irritable bowel syndrome responds to diet. Limit foods that may make diarrhea worse, including caffeine, alcohol, milk products (assoc lactose intolerance), foods high in sugar, fatty foods, gas-producing foods (such as beans, cabbage, and broccoli), and the artificial sweeteners sorbitol and xylitol (often used in sugarless gum and sugarless candy).To reduce constipation, add fiber to your diet, . ...Read more
Most of the time...: ...High-fiber foods and plenty of water. Trouble is, most fiber tastes bad or has a bad texture. There are artificial fiber preparations that are tasteless, and can be added to any drink without making it unpalatable, but bran and bananas are still my favorites. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
constipation: In a young male is most often caused by inadequate fluid intake or the wrong fluids and lack of fiber. Both are necessary. Miralax (polyethylene glycol) has no fiber and i reserve for the elderly sedentary patients. Drink 80-100 ounces of caffeine free/alcohol free fluid daily, 20 oz additional per 30 minutes of strenuous activity. Eat a good hi fiber diet and don't waste your money on fiber supplements. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See doctor: If you have an acute small bowel obstruction you should get emergency care. There are several possibilities and you will likely need to be hospitalized for at least short period of time since you will likely not be able to eat or drink until issue is resolved. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No one knows, but...: The following is reasonable: - understand the nature and reality of oab and life; - void timely, moderate fluid intake, avoid coffee, caffeine-related drinks, spicy foods, alcohol; - use oab-related available drugs judiciously on try and error basis; - pelvic physical therapy; - try nerve stimulator, including interstim. Ask doc timely for details. Best wish... ...Read more
Depends on cause: Start w clear liquid like water, slightly flattened soda that is clear, or sports hydration drinks. Sip, sip, sip. Work up to solids w bland foods like bananas, rice, applesauce, toast, gelatin, or chicken. Avoid alcohol, nicotine, caffeine, dairy & high fat foods. Rest. Treatment of Food poisoning may include oral or intravenous replacement of fluids/ electrolytes. Antibiotics may be needed. ...Read more
Surgical / medical: It all depends on the cause of "blockage". It can be due to a functional cause or a mechanical one. Mechanical causes include tumors, adhesions, volvulus, intussusception, foreign objects, and hernias. Many times, these require surgery. Functional causes are more difficult and require patience and time. If you are referring to constipation, then stool softeners, laxatives, and enemas are used. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
MUSCLE PAIN: Best treatment would be to have a full evaluation by a neurologist to understand what specifically contributes to the muscle problems. Then that cause is treated directly if possible (sometimes with antispasmodics or anti-inflammatories). ...Read more
Keep it simple.: Medical treatment of IBS can get complicated and is never wholly successful. Start simply with plenty of water, 50 grams of fiber daily, small more frequent meals and OTC remedies for bloating and such. Keep your fiber intake divided equally among 5-6 meals/snacks daily. ...Read more
Rectal prolapse: If mild - it can be gently reduced and pushed back in - use a moist washcloth. Stool softeners may help prevent reoccurence. If it continues to prolapse - generally surgery is required to remove the redundant tissue and "tack" the rectum up. Colon and rectal surgeons are probably the best at this type of problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Depends on the degree of prolapse and whether they are internal or external. Internals tend to be painless and can be treated by in-office techniques like rubber banding, irc, injection sclerotherapy. With associated prolapse or external components, thd and stapled pph are the procedures of choice for most grade 2-3 hems. Kstandard surgicall hemorrhoidectomy is reserved for large grade 3-4 hems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on type: Leg ulcers may be caused by arterial disease or they are often caused by chronic venous insufficiency which is a problem that causes to much pressure to be in the veins near the skin. These ulcers are generally on the ankle mostly on the inside of the leg. The skin is ofter brown in that area. A venous specialist can diagnose and treat this condition. Our cure rate with venous ulcers is 97%. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Control glucose: Most important is to control ur blood sugar-w/o that it will likely cont to progress. Tx aimed @ sx include oral: gabapentin, pregabalin, some antidepressants (ex duloxetine), more & topical: capsaicin, lidocaine, tens, more. Dfclt to predict who will respond to which the best. Lots of choices & i gen talk thru in's & out's of many & decide together which to try 1st, etc. May need combo top + oral. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on the cause: Avoiding lactose, gas-producing food (e.g. Beans, onions, celery, carrots, raisins, bananas, apricots, prunes, brussel sprouts, wheat germ, pretzels, and bagels), certain carbohydrates and gluten may help. Determine if there is food allergy and avoiding those specific foods may help. There is no one answer; trial and error. ...Read more
My stomach keeps rumbling and hurting. Feels like i need to poo but can't. Bad bowel spasms. Advice?
See below: These symptoms could be serious and need to be thoroughly evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more
Maybe since...: ...essential oils found in coriander such as Borneol and Linalool, aid in digestion, proper functioning of liver, and helping to reduce diarrhea caused by microbies & fungi (esp. components like Cineole, Borneol, Limonene, Alpha-pinene & beta-phelandrene). Ref: https://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/herbs-and-spices/health-benefits-of-coriander.html ...Read more
POSSIBLY: Appendicitis usually presents as a vague pain around the navel and mid-abdomen, which then progresses to right lower quadrant over 12 to 24 hours. Some patients might perceive the pain as a cramp, or spasm. Diarhea is usually not associated, but loss of appetite is. Certainly, as the disease progresses, fever can develop. Good luck. ...Read more
Self hypnosis: Learning selfhypnosis can help you to cope with this symptom. ...Read more
Can anyone please tell me what bowel spasms are please , gp said my daughter 6 is having these she has pain in left side /slight at back more at side ?
Irritable bowel: Bowel spasms are another way of saying "irritable bowel syndrome", where irregular movement and sensitivity of the gut cause irritation, extra gas, and overgrowth of bacteria. Unfortunately "bowel spams" is like "growing pains" or "teething fever". It's important to get more into the diagnosis, which guides proper therapy. You may need to rule out food intolerances and allergy. Probiotics help. ...Read more
See below: These are symptoms that could be potentially serious. Yous should discuss these with your physician. He/she will thotoughly evaluate you and let you know what's going on. ...Read more
Irritable bowel and have been under extreme stress. Have been feeling bowel spasms or "shivering" radiating to the back. What should I do?
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
Bad gas, stool aligned bright red blood, bowel spasms/pain, no appetite, and sticky residue on paper. Help?
Can femoral hernia cause miscarriage? I've had 3.The hernia came out w/ 1st preg. Only during pregnancy, i had bowel spasms w/ 10/10 pain gone in 15 m
Doubtful : I think it is unlikely the femoral hernia had anything to do with a miscarriage, however anything is possible. Femoral hernias are at particular risk for becoming worse and turning into an emergency. It's probably a good idea to get a consultation from a general surgeon about repairing this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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