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Why Did They Take A Polop Out Of My Intestine
How long would it take to show symptoms if a foreign object perfotated your intestines? Nothing happened just wondering for nurses discussion
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
What have you tried?: How do you know there is inflammation? Did your gastroenterologist tell you it was inflamed? Usually if it is inflamed they give you a prescription for medication. There really is nothing over the counter that works in the intestines. The medications over the counter work in the stomach but not further down. Talk to your gastroenterologist. I'm sure they wuill have help. Sorry you have this pain. ...Read more
Is it possible to take part of the intestine of a dead person and put it into a living person who needs it?
I let my celiacs go untreated for quite some time now. I'm ready to tx it bc of bad sx. Aprox how long will it take for the s. Intestines to heal?
Weeks to months?: The clinical presentation of celiac disease varies from patient to patient with either typical intestinal symptoms (see earlier healthtap answers on this topic) or a host of atypical extraintestinal manifestations. Important complications include: malnutrition, osteoporosis, infertility, GI cancers. Up to 30% have persistent/recurrent symptoms, incomplete response, or refractory disease. ...Read more
Following a meal,: Transit time through the small intestine is anywhere from 45 minute to 90 minutes; then transit time through the colon normally is 24-36 hours. This will vary from patient to patient and relative to diet and other conditions such as prior abdominal surgery, fluid intake, stress, meds and hydration status. ...Read more
My bowels are very thin and mucousy and ifeel my intestines swollen what could it be and what can I take?
Bowels: Best to consult a gastroenterologist for workup. ...Read more
Abscess/10days on Penicillin Dr switched toClindamycin, I'm afraid to hurt my intestine, I didn't started the treat yet, safe way to take clidamyci?
Turn-around time: You should have results back from your pathologist any day now. Your colonoscopist probably indicated to you when to expect the path report, based on the turn-around time of the lab to which your specimen (s) was (were) submitted (3-14 days usually). You can always check with the doctor who obtained the biopsies to see if he/she has your reading sooner than anticipated. ...Read more
I keep getting very inflamed intestines.. I can feel things moving through which feels like a panic feeling. I take neurofen a lot. Next steps?
See your: Doctor for an examination first. Try to hold off on the nurofen (are you taking the one with codeine?). You can have a panic feeling with GI pain when the sympathetic (fight or flight) part of the nervous system tried to compensate for increased parasympathetic (digestion etc) tone caused by intestinal inflammation. Finding the cause of the GI upset and correcting it will help eliminate the panic feeling ...Read more
Whenever I eat gluten or sugar it inflames my intestines and bowel. Is there anything I can take so I can eat these foods again. How do I treat this?
Hello. What investigative procedure is used to look at the stomach or intestines? My food takes long to digest. Thanks
GI studies: Test should be guided by your history and physical exam. Please tell your Dr. And let team decide what to do. Depending on what is going on will dictate which tests should be done if any. ...Read more
I was told after some tests that I may have bacteria in my small intestine. Is there something ican eat or take?
What can cause a 12 ys old to have a blockage in her intestines that the medicine that they gave her in the hospital didn't take care of it?
What kind of blockage? Constipation? Or something that required surgery?
Congenital problems like malrotation (an abnormal anatomy in the intestine) may not show up for years. Bad dehydration might cause an issue. Appendicitis. A growth of some sort. There are several options...More information is needed. ...Read more
Can probiotics helped with inflammation of the intestines due to an overuse of prescribe medication? If so, what brand would be best to take?
Varies with the type:
Of food. After consuming a typical solid meal, there is a lag time of 20 to 30 minutes in which there is minimal gastric emptying. This is followed by a phase in which the rate of emptying is roughly linear. In contrast, liquids are generally transported out of the stomach at an exponential rate.
See this site:http://www. Vivo. Colostate. Edu/hbooks/pathphys/digestion/stomach/emptying. Html. ...Read more
I have HPV 6, 13, 61. I'm 22. How long can it take to develop cancer? Can I develop cancer in my intestine, or leukemia?
How do I know that e.Histolatyca reached the bloodstream or the liver? How long does it take for it to travel from the large intestine to other organs
Variable: Most infected people, about 90%, are asymptomatic. In ~10% of invasive cases the amoebae enter the bloodstream and may travel to liver, causing an abscess, and other organs in the body. This can occur as early as 2-4 weeks after infected or months to years later. Symptoms can include fever, nausea, vomiting, and pain in the rt upper abdominal pain. Dx is by blood tests, ct scan, and needle biopsy. ...Read more
I have trouble doing to the bathroom I've had a colonoscopy and it showed my intestines does 2 loops my doctor wants me to take 2 -4 tablespoons of mil?
Slow versus normal: Now that structural pathology has been ruled out in your colon, has your work-up also included an assessment of GI transit (slow versus normal "constipation"), of metabolic diseases (low thyroid, low adrenal), and of possible abdominal pathology external to the gut? Without these answers its hard to say what agents or additives will benefit (or harm) you. ...Read more
How long does it take to recover from appendix removal and intestine being detached from abdominal wall?
Varies: Depends on what you mean as "recovery." Internally the organs return to normal function nearly immediately. But pain medication will slow intestinal activity. Externally the incisions heal in a couple weeks if small laparoscopic surgery was used. Larger incisions may take 4-6 weeks to fully heal. ...Read more
Is it safe/ unsafe if I take digestive enzyme two times per day forever? Can it impair my digestive pancreas or intestine?
No, but: Why would you do so? Try to see a gastroenterologist for evaluation, you may not need those digestive enzymes at all, good luck ...Read more
When I take my medication metformin I feel sharp pain throughout my intestines when I eat and my kidneys hurt as well what do I do?
Common side effects: Metformin has some common side effects...mostly intestinal, like what you explain. We encourage you take it on a full stomach. There are slow release forms of metformin that might help too. Otherwise you may need to check with your doc wether to lower the dosage a little, often this helps. If none of the above helps, ask your doc to look at an alternative to the Metformin. ...Read more
I had infection in intestine. Doctor cut that part out and steatched intestine. I want to know how long it take to heal and what are precautions?
Healing time: Healing time for any operation is 6 weeks. 6 weeks is when any area in your body has 80% of it's maximum strength. You most likely have an abdominal incision which is prone to developing a hernia. Precautions include no heavy lifting greater than 10 lbs. And no abdominal or core exercises. ...Read more
Is there anything stronger than Acetaminophen for headaches that doesn't irritate intestines? I have intestinal issues that flare up if I take NSAIDs
How much?: How much Tylenol (acetaminophen) have you taken. A healthy person without liver disease can take up to 4000mg per 24 hours (two 500mg Tylenol (acetaminophen) every 6 hours. If that's not cutting your headaches see your doctor, there are other pain medication options. You may need an opiate pain medication. If you have migraine type headaches there are alternate, non-addictive very effective medications, like imitrex. ...Read more
Dr suggested I take turmeric for my fibromyalgia but I also have crohns. I've read there are gastro effects. Its this a recipe for ww3 in my intestine?
Do not take tumeric!: While an excellent anti-oxidant, it is a GI irritant. Yes, a recipe for GI battle, maybe not wwiii, but imprudent, nonetheles. Your question should be does tumeric help, inflammatory bowel disease or the arthritis frequently assicated with it. Zero studies. Not good nutritional support for your illness. At best, may not hurt, but clearly wouldn't help. Additional GI distress is not what you need. ...Read more
How long does it take food to get to the stomach. To the small intestine. To the large intestine n back out?
Normal transit time: In general, we should poop as many times per day as we eat. In-to-out transit time should be 8-12 hours. Dinner today should be out in the morning for a healthy gut that is working as it should, and being treated to food it should see. Transit time may be decreased with too much red meat, sugar, wheat, potato, and pain medication. ...Read more
Can I take in protein powder? As I can only have low fibre diet due to I had done a total colectomy (large intestine).
A pure protein powder has no fiber at all.
There are many types of protein powder. If from soy make sure it is non-gmo soy. If whey try to find one from grass-fed cows not given hormones or antibiotics and processed at low temperature such as whey cool by designs for health. Protein powder from hemp seeds is another good choice though make sure it is a pure protein powder without fiber. ...Read more
Intestine or stomach? I used to take bone-growing product for three months. Every morning I wake up rush to wc, never solid. Help! Recommend medicine
Intestine or stomach? I used to take bone- growing medicine, green power. Every morning I wake up rush to toilet, never solid. Help! Recommend medicine
Many symptoms: Not sure what your question is. Please clarify and resubmit question so we can help you. ...Read more
How long does stomach resection surgery (for cancerous mass) usually take including rerouting of the intestine?
Operator dependent: Probably 2-4 hours, depending on the habitus of the patient, the surgical approach, and the extent of the disease. Your surgeon could better give you a ballpark of procedure time. Good luck. ...Read more
What is the actual length of the large intestine? Of sm intestine? Time it takes for a meal to completely go thru system, mouth to exit?
Variable, but...: Roughly large intestine (colon) is 5 feet long & small intestine is 20 feet long. Figure 4-6 hours to empty stomach completely, 17 hours to digest food thru small bowel, & 1-3 days to absorb thru colon. This calculates to a bell-curve distribution of GI transit such that normal american stool frequency varies from 3x/day to once every 3-4 days. Calculate yours by examining stool for "marker" food. ...Read more
Which is the safest wy to eliminate mucoid plaque from intestine? I am scared to take colon cleanse. I have good bowel function. I take plenty water.
Hard to know if real:
Like many alternative medicine concepts there is controversy about whether mucoid plaque really exists. Most docs don't believe in it ; their view is summarized by wikipedia (which is skeptical about most alternatives): http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/mucoid_plaque
on the pro mucoid plaque side read http://www. Cleanse. Net/colonplaquemucoidplaque. Html
i like triphala for GI cleansing. See comment:. ...Read more
I have a build up of gas at night and it causes pain in my intestine on my right side. I take activated charoal and ultra strength gas relief, no luck. I have had gastro problems for 2 yrs, have had 3 colonoscopys and 4 endoscopys and have been told it is
I drank a lot of orange juice and my stomach and intestines feel like they're on fire. What can I take to help me feel better?
I'm an athlete. Work out 5 days a week, take vitamins, but can't seem to get a flat stomach. I think I have yeast in my intestines?
So does everyone: Overgrowth of yeast and the symptoms that result are very popular topics of conversation in some circles, but don't have a lot of medical evidence backing them up. If your stomach isn't flat and you're over weight, lose the pounds. If you're not over weight, I wonder if you're comparing yourself to the unrealistic images seen in popular media. Better to think of good health than flat stomach. ...Read more
I've had hard stool blocking my colon for many months and nothing seems to work to completely clear my entire large intestine. What can I take?
Evaluation needed...: Before you contemplate long term laxative dependency, seek medical evaluation--rule out metabolic causes of constipation (e.g. Low thyroid or adrenal conditions), distinguish slow versus normal transit constipation, consider a primary rectal dysfunction that may be treatable with biofeedback, check for structural pathology or extrinsic impingement, or intermittent ileus (e.g. Pseudo-obstruction). ...Read more
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