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Why do my right side intestines hurt?

Why do my right side intestines hurt?

Depends: Right side has large and small bowel, ovaries and tubes etc.
Need full history, menses, exam to sort out issues. ...Read more

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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Why does my intestines hurt when I go for a jogg?

Why does my intestines hurt when I go for a jogg?

Abnormal: Go to see a g I doctor to rule any obstructions or another condition. ...Read more

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Can your right intestine hurt? Or get swollen?

It can, but...: ...There are a lot of organs on that side of the abdomen, including the liver, gallbladder, and a kidney. If you're having persistent pain/swelling there, you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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My son is having really painful aches in his lower intestines and they hurt everytime he eats anything even if its a single bite of food what do I do?

My son is having really painful aches in his lower intestines and they hurt everytime he eats anything even if its a single bite of food what do I do?

Abdominal pain: How old is your son, how long he had this problem, any other symptoms such as nausia, vomiting, bloating, bloody stools or weight loss. Abdominal pain in pediatric age is very common & most likely functional. He needs to see his1ry care physician for examination, workup & treatment. At the mean time keep him on bland diet, low fat, no spices cut down dairy products. I hope he gets better soon ...Read more

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My intestines are hurting, everytime I go use the bathroom it begins to hurt. What can I do to ease the pain? It's a sharp pain in my intestines

My intestines are hurting, everytime I go use the bathroom it begins to hurt. What can I do to ease the pain? It's a sharp pain in my intestines

Belly pain: When you describe your symptoms as "intestines" it may be anything from inflammatory bowel disease to ulcerative colitis. These are things which often require an evaluation first, followed by a diagnosis and appropriate treatment. Self treatment or otc meds can often mask a more serious ongoing problem. See your doctor. ...Read more

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When I lay on my rite side it hurts could this be a mass in my intestines what test could they do on me it feels swollen?

When I lay on my rite side it hurts could this be a mass in my intestines what test could they do on me it feels swollen?

Musculoskeletal: If you note pain while positioning then it might be musculoskeletal pain. That will improve with nsaid. If you have pain in your abdomen then a certain position making it better could be a hernia. Your doctor will do a thorough history and physical. They might need to do a ct scan if you are heavy set. ...Read more

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I have had a hernia for 40 years and my intestines go into one of my testicle, dose not hurt but wondering how bad of a surgery it would be?

I have had a hernia for 40 years and my intestines go into one of my testicle, dose not hurt but wondering how bad of a surgery it would be?

Outpatient!: Inguinal herniorraphy is a common procedure performed by a general surgeon. Even with a more complicated hernia, the procedure is performed on an outpatient basis. You will be sore for a week or so, but the risks allowing this hernia to incarcerate or strangulate argue against delaying repair. ...Read more

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I feel like my intestine hurts due to food poisining sunday night & I'm really gassy is the pain due to gas?

I feel like my intestine hurts due to food poisining sunday night & I'm really gassy is the pain due to gas?

Intestinal cramps: You are having intestinal cramps - smooth muscle contractions due to inflammation. Drink plenty of fluids with electolytes (pedialyte or gatoraid) and stay away from solid food). Sometimes pancreatitis may present with cramps as well. ...Read more

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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?

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

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I got shot 16yrs ago in my stomach they had to prepare my upper intestine now my stomach hurts bad have nausea diahhrei real bad stomach hurts like crazy way could it be?

I got shot 16yrs ago in my stomach they had to prepare my upper intestine now my stomach hurts bad have nausea diahhrei real bad stomach hurts like crazy way could it be?

Maybe...: Intestinal adhesions & scar tissue causing partial intestinal blockage. Maybe stomach ulcers if part of your stomach was removed. Maybe something else unrelated like gallstones, pancreatitis, or food borne infection. Would need to see a doctor for an examination. ...Read more

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Could they have mistaked a fibroid tumor for being on my uterus and it be on my intestines? It hurts in my side and back when I use restroom.

Could they have mistaked a fibroid tumor for being on my uterus and it be on my intestines? It hurts in my side and back when I use restroom.

Probably not: If they saw the fibroids using an ultrasound, then they are probably in your uterus. But large fibroids in your uterus can cause the symptoms you're having. Endometriosis can also cause these symptoms. Make sure your doctor knows about these pains and when they occur! ...Read more

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My intestines were hurting. Diagnosed with colitis but now hurt. Had colonoscopy last yr. Could I have kidney cancer that spreadto colon?

My intestines were hurting. Diagnosed with colitis but now hurt. Had colonoscopy last yr. Could I have kidney cancer that spreadto colon?

Very unlikely: Colitis can cause pain. I don't know why you are thinking about kidney caner. Did you have it? If you are not being followed by someone for the colitis, you should find a good GI doc and establish a relationship. He or she could answer your questions a bit better I think. ...Read more

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Fat-sac hernia in belly button; not intestine. Two days later hurts when moving, tender from doctor prodding? If strangulated, is it a constant pain?

Fat-sac hernia in belly button; not intestine. Two days later hurts when moving, tender from doctor prodding? If strangulated, is it a constant pain?

Depends: Umbilical hernias are very common. Constant pain isn't typical of a reducible hernia, but can iccur when incarcerated, meaning it doesn't easily push back in. An incarcerated hernia can become strangulated if the blood suppy to the herniated tissue is occluded. If just fat still not generally an emergency, but it is if intestine. If intestine typically other symptoms to:fever, nausea, emesis ...Read more

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My period is 11 days late, my breasts & nipples hurt, my intestines are noisy, I'm peeing more often & pooping more often, but pt says negative?

My period is 11 days late, my breasts & nipples hurt, my intestines are noisy, I'm peeing more often & pooping more often, but pt says negative?

Delayed menses: There are a number of hormonal reasons for a period delay including some things like ovarian cysts, stress or thyroid disorders. If a repeat pregnancy test is negative and this continues on a regular basis a MD amount is suggested. ...Read more

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Constant stomach pain doctors said my woman parts r fine no reflux, ulcer, all organs r fine they haven't checked my intestine it makes my back hurt 2?

Keep checking: For possible causes with your treating dr. And since they have not checked your intestines yet, it may be time to see the GI specialist to hopefully get an answer. Good luck ...Read more

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Will intestinal bleeding hurt?

Possibly: If associated with cramping or hard stool movement. ...Read more

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Does diarrhea hurt your intestines?

It is not uncommon: To experience abdominal pain when you have diarrhea (but it doesn't always cause pain). ...Read more

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Anus hurts from pushing bowel with slight blood also. Do I call someone?

Anus hurts from pushing bowel with slight blood also. Do I call someone?

Yes: Possibilities include fissure or hemorrhoid. High fiber, high fluid diet to maintain soft stools. Hot sitz bath. See a colorectal surgeon if persists. ...Read more

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Only once in a while, and only when bm hurts, see just tiny amount of blood streak on tp, never on poo. No bowel issues, pain, etc. Normal? Have to see dr?

Only once in a while, and only when bm hurts, see just tiny amount of blood streak on tp, never on poo. No bowel issues, pain, etc. Normal? Have to see dr?

Anal fissure: Most likely anal fissure, not normal, but no emergency. If continue see a proctologist.
Causes: Chronic constipation
Straining to have a bowel movement, especially if the stool is large, hard, and/or dry
Recommended: Preventing constipation through the use of stool softeners, increased intake of fluids while avoiding caffeine-containing products, and dietary adjustments, hydrocortisone-containing ...Read more

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What causes hemmrhoids? I have had them in the past but sorry to be blunt I tries hold bowel in because when I go to bathroom hurts sooo bad and blood

What causes hemmrhoids? I have had them in the past but sorry to be blunt I tries hold bowel in because when I go to bathroom hurts sooo bad and blood

Venous pressure: Hemorrhoids are very common, especially during pregnancy and after childbirth. They result from increased pressure in the veins of the anus. The pressure causes the veins to swell, making them painful, and prone to easily bleed.

The most common cause is straining during bowel movements. Other causes are -
constipation
sitting for long periods
anal infections. ...Read more

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Can a bowel obstruction make your lower back hurt?

Can a bowel obstruction make your lower back hurt?

It is possible,: But not likely. Intestinal obstruction usually causes crampy abdominal pain, distention, obstipation, nausea, and vomiting. And you need to get xr's or even sometimes ct scan to be sure. If you suspect intestinal obstruction, you need to go to ed right away. ...Read more

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Could a bowel obstruction cause back pain and hurt to walk?

Could a bowel obstruction cause back pain and hurt to walk?

Other symptoms.: A bowel obstruction will cause cramping abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, abdominal distention, and constipation. Back pain and pain with walking may occur but this would be secondary to the above symptoms. ...Read more

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Lower left quadrant of abdomen hurts. Could it be intestinal diverticulitis?

Lower left quadrant of abdomen hurts. Could it be intestinal diverticulitis?

Maybe not GI related: Causes of recurrent abdominal discomfort as described may be identified by first addressing accompanying signs/symptoms so as to localize the organ involved: vaginal discharge or bleeding, alteration in periods, pregnancy risk? Fever, nausea, vomiting, altered stool pattern, blood with stool, tenderness, distension? Painful urination, blood in urine? Recent trauma, herniations? Age? Gender? Risks? ...Read more

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What does Intestinal disaccharidase deficiencies and disaccharide malabsorption mean? And is it why my gallbladder area hurts frequently?

Lack of enzyme: The absorption of nutrients requires that specific enzymes be present. The finger like projections from the intestinal wall contain the enzymes in normal people. If they do not have them due to genetic issues or lost them during illness, they allow nutrients to pass by without absorption. Intestinal germs can then have more food to digest adding to symptoms. This does not influence the gallbladder ...Read more

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Over active bowel and bladder, constantly. All blood test have come back clear. Everything I eat hurts my insides. What could thisbe or what to do next?

Over active bowel and bladder, constantly. All blood test have come back clear. Everything I eat hurts my insides. What could thisbe or what to do next?

Gastroenterologist: If you have some chronic GI issues that are not getting better on their own, you should get a consult to see a gastroenterologist. They specialize in GI issues. There are conditions that are not obvious on blood tests that require a scope with biopsies and microscopic examination. Endoscopy is a common and well tolerated procedure and may confirm a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Why does it hurt every time I have a bowel movement?

Constipation: You maybe constipated. The reason is that constipation causes the girth of the stool to become large thereby stretching the anal sphincter beyond its maximal capacity during defecation. As a result, the anal ring gets torn and pain is created. ...Read more

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Can frequent use of antibiotics hurt a child's stomach or intestines?

Can frequent use of antibiotics hurt a child's stomach or intestines?

Yes and no!: Many antibiotics can cause some GI upset. However, antibiotic colitis is always serious potential problem. ...Read more

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Hurts when passing bowel movements. I feel pain in one area like ripping.

Hurts when passing bowel movements. I feel pain in one area like ripping.

Most common: Diagnosis in your age group is an internal hemorrhoid or an anal fissure...both are very treatable and your Family Physician or GYN can diagnose and most likely treat. In the meantime SITZ baths (Sitting in the tub and adding hot water) are very helpful!
Hope this is useful
Dr Z ...Read more

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My 4 old is saying it hurts when she is trying to have a bowel movement. What can I do?

My 4 old is saying it hurts when she is trying to have a bowel movement. What can I do?

Hydrate-more fluids: Usually painful bm's are the result of very hard stool. The job of the colon is to recover liquid. If we do not have enough liquid in our system the stool becomes very hard and difficult to pass. Add fluids and maybe some prune juice-it is surprisingly effective as a "gentle" laxitive. ...Read more

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My back started to hurt almost a week ago and today I realized that I am having more bowel movement. Should I be worried?

Could be: Infection, inflammation, or tumor, of colon rectum, uterus, ovary, or bladder. Best to see a doctor for accurate diagnosis and proper treatment, so you will not need to worry so much. ...Read more

Bowel (Definition)

The bowel is the intestinal tract in the body. The small intestine ...Read more