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Why do some people with inflammatory bowel disease relapse a lot?

Why do some people with inflammatory bowel disease relapse a lot?

Lots of reasons: Sometimes it is the disease itself. Sometimes, it is the treatment. Including wrong dose, med, inad duration. Some put people into remission, but not maintain it. Sometimes, it is poor compliance with prescribed treatments due to any number of reasons. Sometimes it is cigarette smoking. Sometimes, it is symptoms, but not the inflammation that has acted up. Other reasons as well. ...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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Do people with Parkinson's disease have a lot of pain?

Do people with Parkinson's disease have a lot of pain?

Usuall not: Parkinsons disease is not associate with pain as a prominent symptom. ...Read more

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Do people with wilson disease have a lot of pain?

No: Movement disorder--deterioration of cognition--hepatitis---joint pain is not very significant--but they get a variety of symptom--ask your doctor. ...Read more

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Do people with graves' disease have a lot of pain?

Do people with graves' disease have a lot of pain?

No: Graves disease is associated with anxiety irritability difficulty sleeping fatigue a rapid or irregular heartbeat fine tremor of your hands or fingers an increase in perspiration or warm, moist skin sensitivity to heat weight loss, despite normal eating habits. ...Read more

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Do doctors see a lot of patients with pelvic inflammatory disease?

Do doctors see a lot of patients with pelvic inflammatory disease?

PID: How common is pid? Yes it is a common disease seen as a complication of sexually transmitted disease. Iis estimated that the annual incidence of pid in usa is more than 750, 000 women. ...Read more

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Do a lot of people get pelvic inflammatory disease?

Do a lot of people get pelvic inflammatory disease?

Many: 1% of child bearing aged women get pid to the best of our reckoning. Many cases go unreported, particularly in developing countries. Pid is really a form of an std. Symptoms can be mild or severe, mimicking appendicitis. Young women who have multiple sex partners and don't use barrier protection are much more likely to get pid. ...Read more

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Do people with sever's disease have a lot of pain?

Do people with sever's disease have a lot of pain?

1: Severs disease is really not a 'disease' at all. It simply refers to growth plate pain that occurs in the heel of a child. It can occur in children usually from age 8-13 and who are active in sports. Treatment includes silicone heel cups, icing, antiinflammatory pain medication and often reducing the sports activity. Once the child matures the pain is less likely to occur. ...Read more

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Do doctors see a lot of patients with Parkinson's disease?

Neuro-family docs: See plenty of patients with this chronic neurological condition. ...Read more

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Why do some people have a high pain tolerance? Does it have to do with their nervous system?

Genetics: Biological variation clearly explains the diversity. But in general, have found that women seem to have a higher pain tolerance than men. Suspect this is really more on a higher cortical function level, brain function, rather than peripheral nerve receptors. ...Read more

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Do people with systemic sclerosis have a lot of pain?

Do people with systemic sclerosis have a lot of pain?

Usually not: The problem with scleroderma is more related to complications. If pain is from the raynaud's phenomenon, vasodilation therapy might solve it. ...Read more

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Do people with paralytic ileus have a lot of pain?

Do people with paralytic ileus have a lot of pain?

Highly variable.: Paralytic ileus describes dysfunction of the intestinal tract where the bowels "shut off" causing bloating, nausea+/-vomiting, and cramping pain. Ileus is always secondary to an underlying process in the abdomen (infection, intestinal surgery); therefore, there may be pain associated with the primary process, as well. Once the primary process is treated, intestinal function returns to normal. ...Read more

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Why do some people have a lot of diarrhea with colitis and why do other have a hard time going?

Why do some people have a lot of diarrhea with colitis and why do other have a hard time going?

It depends on their: anatomy and how bad their infection is. If it is closer towards the latter third of the colon (sigmoid), it tends to be obstructive, especially for severe infections. If it is more towards the ileocecal junction, or near the ascending colon, it tends to be cause more diarrhea and also severe. Some types of infection do not disturb the entire lining of the colon. So variations exist. ...Read more

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Do people with sarcoidosis have a lot of pain?

Do people with sarcoidosis have a lot of pain?

Sarcoidosis and pain: chest pain is a fairly common complaint among patients with sarcoidosis and some also develop a form of arthritis that can be painful. The majority of patients with sarcoidosis do not feel pain and of course patients with sarcoidosis can have pains unrelated to their sarcoidosis just like anyone else. ...Read more

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Do people with gastroparesis have a lot of pain?

Do people with gastroparesis have a lot of pain?

Sxs of gastroparesis: Regardless of cause, gastroparesis (delayed gastric emptying) presents with heartburn, chronic or intermittent nausea, vomiting (of old food), bloating, early satiety (fill up quickly), or abdominal pain postprandially (after eating). In mild cases, symptoms subside when the gut is empty but return when again full. One sees increased symptoms after a large solid meal vs a liquid one. Get checked. ...Read more

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Do a lot of people get Parkinson's disease?

Do a lot of people get Parkinson's disease?

The best information: It is estimated that 6.3 million people have parkinson’s worldwide, affecting all races and cultures. The age of onset is usually over 60, but it is estimated that one in ten are diagnosed before the age of 50, with slightly more men than women affected. Anyone can get parkinson’s, but it is more common in older people. It is not contagious and cannot be spread from one person to another. Acco. ...Read more

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Do people with giardia infection have a lot of pain?

Do people with giardia infection have a lot of pain?

Giardiasis: People with giardia may have frequent belching, gas when eating, and abdominal cramping in addition to diarrhea but generally do not experience "a lot of pain". Your pcp can check for giardia with a stool sample sent to a lab. Treatment is an antiprotozoal or antibiotic. If you have giardia, you may want to have your water source checked for it & treated if + use treated water for handwashing, etc. ...Read more

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Do doctors see a lot of patients with bleeding tendency?

Do doctors see a lot of patients with bleeding tendency?

Yes: We don't always recognize the problem however, see your primary provider to further evaluate. ...Read more

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Why do people vomit with a bowel obstruction?

Why do people vomit with a bowel obstruction?

Blocked pipes: The stomach and small bowel secrete gallons of fluid every day that is reabsorbed, aiding nutrient absorption. If the small intestine is obstructed, this fluid upstream from the blockage accumulates and, left with no place to go, backs up into the stomach.. Also, we all swallow air--this furthers the upstream distention. A key sign of successful resolution is gas +/- stool out the bottom. ...Read more

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Why do some patient with colitis have recurrent constipation?

Why do some patient with colitis have recurrent constipation?

Several reasons: in some, because the inflammation has destroyed the bowel and blockage or scarring occurred. In others, it is quite the opposite, in the most common, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, this disorder of bowel motility is characterized by times of diarrhea and times of constipation. http://www.nerdpocalypse.net/irritable%20bowel.html ...Read more

Bowel (Definition)

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Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Definition)

Ongoing inflammation of all or part ...Read more