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Why Does My Food Go Through My Large Intestine Too Fast
On victoza (liraglutide) does it mean u eat less because stomach gets small r just emptys slow.could I eat so much that food come out of my stomach and up my throat?
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
U Can't Do It Alone: Small bowel obstructions (sbo) require in-patient care to fully evaluate and rx. This includes reversal of the inevitable dehydration, emptying the stomach with an ng tube, and monitoring one's overall well-being to determine if surgery is necessary. Most sbos are secondary to adhesions from prior surgery; thankfully, this resolves with above measures 2/3 of the time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why does my stomach always hurts? It feels like a knot in my stomach which keeps me from eating, can't hold my food down. Went to the emergency room to see if i had gallstones, they couldnt find anything.
When I eat too much fiber and need to defecate my heartrate gets high and I can feel the bowels moving the waste and it makes me feel weird?
Can you clarify if..: ...this is a new phenomenon that has raised your concern, or your usual pattern? Also, what's your question please? ...Read more
What happens if I accidentally swallow a large chunk of food? Does the food ever become digested or does it stay in my stomach forever?
Chew your food: Swallowing a large amount of food without chewing may cause an upset stomach and/or heartburn. It is best to chew your food at least 33 times before ingesting for proper digestion and nutrient absorption. The large chunk of food will not stay in your stomach forever, but takes a longer time to digest. ...Read more
I bite my lips a lot does my stomach think it's eating..can that affect tests I'm supposed to fast for?
Is it bad to push down on my stomach after eating? I tend to suck it in when i eat and then push down on my stomach a while after to make myself go to the bathroom. Is this impairing my digestion?
WHAT'S THE PURPOSE?: Most of us don't have to do it this way. Sounds unusual. I wonder how/why you started. Couldyou have a bowel movement with out helping mechanically? Something is starnge here. Does diet have enough fiber and water? A good physical exam would be a good place to start - and do tell the dr about this. ...Read more
Im rly skinny.5'2 and 95 pounds. But the bottom half of my stomach sticks out no matter what..is it fat or bloat? And why there?Im 19.Its embarassing
Abdomen protrudes : there r a lot of reasons. Definitely ask your doc this question at your next checkup.y best guess is that you either have a curved back called lordosis which makes your stomach protrude or you just have weak ab muscles. Have a pic taken of you from the side and look at your posture. if the lower back curves foreword then u have lordosis which is a normal variant - nothing to do medically. ...Read more
My food pushes up into my throat and chokes me, I have constant hiccups, heartburn, I am too afraid to eat because i vomit it all out later.?
Reflux: A visit to a gastroenterologist is in order. Even if this is not a full-blown hiatus hernia, it's worth checking out; expect to get endoscoped. Any of several different illnesses, some very serious-but-treatable, is at the bottom of this. In the meantime, try propping the head of your bed up on cinder blocks and getting an over-the-counter proton pump inhibitor. ...Read more
During eating i don't feel full in my stomach i always feel the food lin my esophagus no matter how little i eat.Its annoying what's the cause of that?
Hiatal hernia: A weakness at the opening to the stomach can cause a hiatal hernia and allow part of the stomach to enter the chest cavity. This may cause food to get stuck before entering into the stomach. An upper GI x-ray or gastroscope could show this. Should consult with your doctor to find out what is causing the problem. ...Read more
Why is it that after I eat pasta or spaghetti I feel bloated in my stomach. Lots of gas inside and it comes out loud from the anus. Very embarrassing ?
Hard to say: many things cause bloating and gas. Could be just a heavy meal that slows your intestine and makes you feel full, could be something in the meal that you have a sensitivity to. Could be that there is a lot of fiber which may result in increased gas (actually good for you). Gallbladder problems could even give you gas but usually you would have pain too Probably just a sign that ...Read more
I have piles. I can feel my lower stomach is going down. If i eat small or big meal my lower stomach discomfort. Feel like go to toilet.
Hemorrhoids: Hemorrhoids are very common. They occur from a stasis of blood flow in the blood vessels that go to our lower intestines. As you get older you are less active and sit for longer periods of time. Do not sit on the toilet to read. Use a soft wet type of tissue for wiping. Over the counter medicated pads may help with inflammation. See doctor if worsens. Exercise and eat fiber. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Am i swallowing too much air throughout the day and while eating? Why do I have distended stomach? Acidity, anxiety? Will i go back to normal stomach
Whenever I eat or drink my stomach gets very large to where I look 9 months pregnant. Take hours to slowly go down. What can I do?
Abdominal bloating: Needs to be evaluated. See PCPGet a more detailed answer ›
When i swallow food/drink , i feel pain in my esophagus close to where my rib cage separate. Like the food is trying to go down through a tiny hole.
Maybe that's problem: "transfer dysphagia" is a problem moving the food bolus from your mouth to the top of the esophagus; "transit dysphagia" is a problem transiting the food down the esophagus. Motility studies (modified barium swallow with speech therapist; esophageal manometry) ; GI imaging (endoscopic or radiographic) may identify problem. Sometimes, just esophageal spasms can make swallowing feel difficult. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Instantly after eating I break out into a cold sweat around my hairline, and my upper body (neck, chest). It doesn't matter what I eat?
Frey syndrome: Various causes, including diabetes and damaged parotid gland. Frequently no cause can be identified. Can try application of antiperspirant to scalp and forehead before important social eating. BOTOX injections work. Best strategy will go to a multispecialty clinic or medical school clinic where you can be seen by dermatology, ENT, neurology, endocrinology. ...Read more
No.: The digestive tract works in only one direction. Food needs to enter the mouth and fecal material must exit the other end. ...Read more
I swallowed a 2-inch and 3-inch carrot. It got stuck in the center of my esophagus. Food/water go down. No breathing problems. Will it go down on own?
Large bowel, or large intestine connects terminal ileum of small bowel to rectum. Begins at the ileo-cecal valve and comprises cecum, ascendind, transverse, descending and sigmoid colon. Resposible for: 1) intestinal water resorption of ingested fluids, gastric & small intestinal digestive juices. 2) transporting end products of digestion & bacterial waste ...Read more
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