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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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What symptoms does someone with bowel perforation always have?

What symptoms does someone with bowel perforation always have?

Bowel perforation: Usually associated with severe abdominal pain, the patient is usually not able to move much, and laying still helps decrease the pain. Fever and increase in WBC count is also a finding as well as free air on xrays. ...Read more

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What symptoms does someone with hemothorax have?

What symptoms does someone with hemothorax have?

Short of breath: Hemothorax means 'blood surrounding the lung'. Invariably, hemothroax is caused by a major trauma to the rib cage. Multiple rib fractures can bleed (internally) into the pleural space causing the 'hemothorax' which can produce symptoms of: shortness of breath and pain. Usually the blood is drained through a 'chest tube' placed into to pleural space. The prodecure is done by er doctor or surgeon. ...Read more

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What symptoms does someone with balanitis have?

What symptoms does someone with balanitis have?

Glans penis inflamed: Symptoms are diverse and depends on the source of inflammation.First signs – small red erosions on the glans, redness of the foreskin, redness of the penis. Other symptoms includes a foul smelling discharge and painful foreskin and penis. See your doctor since the cause can either be infectious or non-infectious- which will require several tests to figure out. ...Read more

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What to do if I'm having difficulty with bowel movements?

What to do if I'm having difficulty with bowel movements?

Easy answer...: ...Get evaluated. It's normal to be concerned about your health & worry why you feel bad. We're of course happy to be more specific in answering your concern, but you haven't told us your concern--are you constipated, having diarrhea, have difficulty with evacuation, bleeding, etc. ...Read more

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What symptoms does someone with periodontal disease have?

What symptoms does someone with periodontal disease have?

Swelling, bleeding: Gingivitis is an initial form of gum desease and can be reversed with proper treatment, most of the time - just good oral hygiene , periodontitis is chronic, irreversible desease, much like diabetes or high blood pressure... Once you develop it... It doesnot go anywhere, it will continue to destroy your gums and underlying bone that holds your teeth, and you will start loosing your teeth.... ...Read more

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Does anybody have any idea who gets gall bladder symptoms?

Does anybody have any idea who gets gall bladder symptoms?

People w/Gallstones: Risk factors for gallbladder disease include a strong family history, obesity, certain ethnic groups, precipitous weight loss, blood disorders, liver infections, etc. Early-on, it is much more common in women, yet the odds even out after age 50. There is a less-common entity of gallbladder disease without stones, yet this is the exception. ...Read more

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What symptoms does someone with barotrauma always have?

What symptoms does someone with barotrauma always have?

Chest pain: Shortness of breath and chest pain are common symptoms of barotrauma. If on ventilator therapy, only changes in the ability to ventilate the patient may be seen. In some conditions, worsening of pre-existing lung injury can occur. Many patients are sedated so no symptoms can be determined. ...Read more

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How many bowel movements does a person with Crohn's have daily?

How many bowel movements does a person with Crohn's have daily?

0-20: This answer depends on many different factors in every crohn's patient. Patients who have a surgically shortened bowel may have several bowel movements each day whereas patients who have never had surgery and are in remission, may have only one bowel movement each day. It also depends on medications taken. There is no general answer to this question. ...Read more

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What symptoms does someone with congenital heart disease always have?

What symptoms does someone with congenital heart disease always have?

Vary: This very much depends upon what type of congenital heart disease a patient has and how it behaves it that particular individual. The same form of congenital heart disease such can produce minimal or no symptoms in one patient and can produce symptoms of heart failure in another. ...Read more

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If you find someone died with bowel obstruction could there have been gastrointestinal bleeding?

If you find someone died with bowel obstruction could there have been gastrointestinal bleeding?

Possibly: Significant bleeding with bowel obstruction is not common. If the obstruction was from a cancer bleeding is perhaps more likely but in general this is not a big issue. There can certainly be bleeding associated with surgery for bowel obstruction. ...Read more

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What symptoms does someone with canavan disease have?

What symptoms does someone with canavan disease have?

Progressive delays.: Canavan disease, a genetic disorder caused by an enzyme deficiency in one kind of brain cell, is characterized by worsening developmental delays, worsening muscle tone, large head, and mental retardation. It is a devastating disease with degeneration of nerve tissue. ...Read more

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What symptoms does someone with chlamydia have?

What symptoms does someone with chlamydia have?

None to some: Many women wont have any symptoms but some can have symptoms 1-3 weeks after exposure: abnormal vaginal discharge, burning with urination, abdominal or low back pain, fever and pain with intercourse can occur if it gets into the uterus or tubes. Irregular bleeding can also occur if it is a significant infection. Men generally have penile discharge or burning with urination. ...Read more

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What symptoms does someone with hives have?

What symptoms does someone with hives have?

Hives: Red, itchy welts that blanch when pressed on. Can start small and coalesce into large patches....Or simply get bigger and bigger. Main symptom is that they are extremely itchy. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have Crohns disease without diarrhea and weight loss? Could someone with Crohns present with constipation and IBS-like symptoms?

Is it possible to have Crohns disease without diarrhea and weight loss? Could someone with Crohns present with constipation and IBS-like symptoms?

Absolutely, yet be: careful to not just to labels (diagnoses) which are not correct & potentially misleading/harmful; a common issue. Crohns is an autoimmune disease, i.e. the individual is attacking their body via their immune system. As integrated Soul?Mind?Brain?Body creatures, consider all the potential implications & possible approaches, not just incomplete body mechanic ideas/issues; usual medical approach. ...Read more

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What symptoms does someone with candidiasis always have?

What symptoms does someone with candidiasis always have?

Depends...: ...On where the candida is living. Diaper rash, thrush, and vaginal yeast infections are the most common infections in healthy individuals. People with suppressed immune systems and indwelling foreign bodies such as catheters can have more dangerous infections. ...Read more

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How to tell if what I have is IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) or endmetriosis?

How to tell if what I have is IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) or endmetriosis?

Symptoms: Ibs is chronic constipation/stool pattern including recurrent abdominal intestinal crampiness relieved by defecation several times each day. Endometriosis pain is like menstral cramps & more focused in pelvis, with discomfort intensifying around menses, which are terribly painful. In my experience both disorders include sacroiliac joint hypermobility as primary cause with autonomic dysregulation. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have a bowel obstruction or fiber blockage?

How to tell if I have a bowel obstruction or fiber blockage?

SBO or LBO: You should be evaluated by your primary doctor or surgeon as these symptoms are very non specific and may be related to a GI issue or even a stricture or other causes of GI tract narrowing or blockage. ...Read more

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If you have diarrhea or stomach flu, do you have colitis? Or, is colitis diagnosed only if your bowel symptoms never clear up?

If you have diarrhea or stomach flu, do you have colitis? Or, is colitis diagnosed only if your bowel symptoms never clear up?

Colitis: There are many types of colitis, inflammation of the lining of the colon. Infectious colitis can come from bacteria in bad food or bad water and resolve with treatment. Crohn's colitis and ulcerative colitis need to be diagnosed with testing such as colonoscopy. Ischemic colitis comes from low blood flow. Viral conditions such as the "flu" are not likely to cause colitis that i know of. ...Read more

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Obstruction (Definition)

Anything that creates a blockage of the intestinal tract. You may think of the intestinal tract (stomach, small bowel, large bowel) as somewhat akin to a garden hose. If you kink the garden hose, or twist it, or block it inside, you have created an "obstruction". Most obstructions are a results of previous surgery and most of these ...Read more


Dr. Walter Husar
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Bowel Obstruction (Definition)

Occurs when either your small or large intestine is partly or completely blocked. The blockage prevents food, fluids, and gas from moving through the intestines in the normal way. The blockage may cause severe pain ...Read more