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What Is The Best Treatment For Feeling Unfinished Bowel Motion
Joint movement: Lack of motion can come from tight capsule, loose bodies, internal tears, joint effusion from arthritis or synovitis. Also inadequate muscle function from a stroke, neuromuscular disorder, nerve problems, fracture, dislocation, or injury should be entertained. Spinal problems can caused referred limb weakness. Tailor the treatment after you find the specific cause. Stretch & pt can help. ...Read more
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
Start simple, but...: Docusate (per pdr) helps moisten & soften hard, dry stools. It is not a true laxative, but facilitates natural defecation, usually within 12 to 72 hours. This is safe & available for anyone over 2, & assumes normal GI anatomy without inflammation, stenosis, extrinsic or instrinsic obstruction. Change in bowels is a "red flag", like weight loss or blood in stool, that needs evaluation if persistent. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Could you tell me what's the best treatment for irritable bowel syndrome and the diarrhea that comes with it ?
Many causes: Common reasons may involve anemia, thyroid issues, blood pressure problems, medication reactions, alcohol or drug abuse, inner ear problems such as postural vertigo or Meniere's, brain disorders. Start with a complete exam, and get appropriate referrals from your PCP ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No Fun.: Sounds like no fun. Start with thorough medical evaluation to include adrenal hormone and neurotransmitter testing. Lifestyle (sleep, diet, exercise, relaxation, yoga, meditation). Love psychotherapy. I prescribe meds temporarily as last resort. Targeted Amino Acids (eg 5-htp, taurine, glycine), gaba support, l-theanine, passiflora, inositol) also safe and effective. Good luck. ...Read more
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
Fiber foods: Perhaps best would be plenty of fruits, vegetables and whole grain cereals daily. If stool is not regularly softly formed, try adding crushed psyllium seeds (eg, sugar-free Metamucil), nuts and dried fruit, a little more daily until stool is consistently optimal. Best cereals are oatmeal, shredded wheat and grape nuts. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am suffering from irritable bowel syndrome for a long time
what is the best treatment for that in usa ?
Diet and fluids: I rarely prescribe meds for ibs. In my experience teaching people to eat and drink properly resolves most if not all symptoms when the patient is compliant and follows through. Hi fiber, 80-100 ounces non caffeine, non alcoholic beverages each day, regular meal times, excercise. Consistency is the key to being symptom free. ...Read more
TUIBN: Transurethral incision of the bladder neck is an outpatient surgical procedure that opens up bladder neck for urine to flow more freely. Usually there is no overnight stay in the hospital, if uncomplicated. Sometimes a urinary catheter is left in place for a day or so, depending on the clinical situation. Bladder irritability can occur for a few days. Consult a urologist for details. ...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
What is the typical treatment for a muniscus tear is there surgery involved? What kind of pain medication and how long is recovery?
Hello. : Hello. I don't know the extent of your injury. Often, arthroscopic surgery is done to the knee. This means that the surgery is done internally, without filleting the knee open. Without knowing more about your injury it is hard to say how long the recovery would be. If there is a small tear and that is removed, your recovery time could be four to six weeks. (this doesn't mean you need to lie in bed for four to six weeks; but you wouldn't want to be playing sports). It the doctor only needed to remove loose bodies from the joint space, that recovery might take two to four weeks. It the meniscus requires repair, it could take four months or longer for a full recovery. Often patients are prescribed non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Narcotics are often prescribed post operatively to control pain. ...Read more
Please describe process of prep and procedure of colonic manometry and uses for it. Also how accurate is it?
Ruling in, not out.: Prep to clear your colon of fecal matter varies between physicians, but issimilar to that done prior to a colonoscopy, involving drinking Golightly or Magnesium citrate. Colonic Manometry is used to diagnose lower gut motility disorders. In children it has been shown to be useful. In adults, manometry that is abnormal is significant, however there are false neg of nl motility with slow transit ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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