Defecation: The normal process of elimination of fecal material from the RECTUM.Constipation: Infrequent or difficult evacuation of FECES. These symptoms are associated with a variety of causes, including low DIETARY FIBER intake, emotional or nervous disturbances, systemic and structural disorders, drug-induced aggravation, and infections.Irritable Bowel Syndrome: A disorder with chronic or recurrent colonic symptoms without a clearcut etiology. This condition is characterized by chronic or recurrent ABDOMINAL PAIN, bloating, MUCUS in FECES, and an erratic disturbance of DEFECATION.Habits: Acquired or learned responses which are regularly manifested.Colonic Diseases, Functional: Chronic or recurrent colonic disorders without an identifiable structural or biochemical explanation. The widely recognized IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME falls into this category.Inflammatory Bowel Diseases: Chronic, non-specific inflammation of the GASTROINTESTINAL TRACT. Etiology may be genetic or environmental. This term includes CROHN DISEASE and ULCERATIVE COLITIS.Gastrointestinal Transit: Passage of food (sometimes in the form of a test meal) through the gastrointestinal tract as measured in minutes or hours. The rate of passage through the intestine is an indicator of small bowel function.Abdominal Pain: Sensation of discomfort, distress, or agony in the abdominal region.Diarrhea: An increased liquidity or decreased consistency of FECES, such as running stool. Fecal consistency is related to the ratio of water-holding capacity of insoluble solids to total water, rather than the amount of water present. Diarrhea is not hyperdefecation or increased fecal weight.Cathartics: Agents that are used to stimulate evacuation of the bowels.Flatulence: Production or presence of gas in the gastrointestinal tract which may be expelled through the anus.Fecal Incontinence: Failure of voluntary control of the anal sphincters, with involuntary passage of feces and flatus.Gastrointestinal Agents: Drugs used for their effects on the gastrointestinal system, as to control gastric acidity, regulate gastrointestinal motility and water flow, and improve digestion.Gastrointestinal Motility: The motor activity of the GASTROINTESTINAL TRACT.Diagnostic Techniques, Digestive System: Methods and procedures for the diagnosis of diseases or dysfunction of the digestive system or its organs or demonstration of their physiological processes.Rectum: The distal segment of the LARGE INTESTINE, between the SIGMOID COLON and the ANAL CANAL.Diverticulum, Colon: A pouch or sac opening from the COLON.Time Factors: Elements of limited time intervals, contributing to particular results or situations.Colon: The segment of LARGE INTESTINE between the CECUM and the RECTUM. It includes the ASCENDING COLON; the TRANSVERSE COLON; the DESCENDING COLON; and the SIGMOID COLON.Short Bowel Syndrome: A malabsorption syndrome resulting from extensive operative resection of the SMALL INTESTINE, the absorptive region of the GASTROINTESTINAL TRACT.Colonoscopy: Endoscopic examination, therapy or surgery of the luminal surface of the colon.Rectal Diseases: Pathological developments in the RECTUM region of the large intestine (INTESTINE, LARGE).Feces: Excrement from the INTESTINES, containing unabsorbed solids, waste products, secretions, and BACTERIA of the DIGESTIVE SYSTEM.Crohn Disease: A chronic transmural inflammation that may involve any part of the DIGESTIVE TRACT from MOUTH to ANUS, mostly found in the ILEUM, the CECUM, and the COLON. In Crohn disease, the inflammation, extending through the intestinal wall from the MUCOSA to the serosa, is characteristically asymmetric and segmental. Epithelioid GRANULOMAS may be seen in some patients.Food Habits: Acquired or learned food preferences.Colitis, Ulcerative: Inflammation of the COLON that is predominantly confined to the MUCOSA. Its major symptoms include DIARRHEA, rectal BLEEDING, the passage of MUCUS, and ABDOMINAL PAIN.Gastrointestinal Diseases: Diseases in any segment of the GASTROINTESTINAL TRACT from ESOPHAGUS to RECTUM.Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage: Bleeding in any segment of the GASTROINTESTINAL TRACT from ESOPHAGUS to RECTUM.Mutation: Any detectable and heritable change in the genetic material that causes a change in the GENOTYPE and which is transmitted to daughter cells and to succeeding generations.RNA, Messenger: RNA sequences that serve as templates for protein synthesis. Bacterial mRNAs are generally primary transcripts in that they do not require post-transcriptional processing. Eukaryotic mRNA is synthesized in the nucleus and must be exported to the cytoplasm for translation. Most eukaryotic mRNAs have a sequence of polyadenylic acid at the 3' end, referred to as the poly(A) tail. The function of this tail is not known for certain, but it may play a role in the export of mature mRNA from the nucleus as well as in helping stabilize some mRNA molecules by retarding their degradation in the cytoplasm.Dose-Response Relationship, Drug: The relationship between the dose of an administered drug and the response of the organism to the drug.Rats, Wistar: A strain of albino rat developed at the Wistar Institute that has spread widely at other institutions. This has markedly diluted the original strain.Gene Expression: The phenotypic manifestation of a gene or genes by the processes of GENETIC TRANSCRIPTION and GENETIC TRANSLATION.Rats, Sprague-Dawley: A strain of albino rat used widely for experimental purposes because of its calmness and ease of handling. It was developed by the Sprague-Dawley Animal Company.Models, Biological: Theoretical representations that simulate the behavior or activity of biological processes or diseases. For disease models in living animals, DISEASE MODELS, ANIMAL is available. Biological models include the use of mathematical equations, computers, and other electronic equipment.Signal Transduction: The intracellular transfer of information (biological activation/inhibition) through a signal pathway. In each signal transduction system, an activation/inhibition signal from a biologically active molecule (hormone, neurotransmitter) is mediated via the coupling of a receptor/enzyme to a second messenger system or to an ion channel. Signal transduction plays an important role in activating cellular functions, cell differentiation, and cell proliferation. Examples of signal transduction systems are the GAMMA-AMINOBUTYRIC ACID-postsynaptic receptor-calcium ion channel system, the receptor-mediated T-cell activation pathway, and the receptor-mediated activation of phospholipases. Those coupled to membrane depolarization or intracellular release of calcium include the receptor-mediated activation of cytotoxic functions in granulocytes and the synaptic potentiation of protein kinase activation. Some signal transduction pathways may be part of larger signal transduction pathways; for example, protein kinase activation is part of the platelet activation signal pathway.Questionnaires: Predetermined sets of questions used to collect data - clinical data, social status, occupational group, etc. The term is often applied to a self-completed survey instrument.Brain: The part of CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM that is contained within the skull (CRANIUM). Arising from the NEURAL TUBE, the embryonic brain is comprised of three major parts including PROSENCEPHALON (the forebrain); MESENCEPHALON (the midbrain); and RHOMBENCEPHALON (the hindbrain). The developed brain consists of CEREBRUM; CEREBELLUM; and other structures in the BRAIN STEM.Gene Expression Regulation: Any of the processes by which nuclear, cytoplasmic, or intercellular factors influence the differential control (induction or repression) of gene action at the level of transcription or translation.Mice, Inbred C57BLMolecular Sequence Data: Descriptions of specific amino acid, carbohydrate, or nucleotide sequences which have appeared in the published literature and/or are deposited in and maintained by databanks such as GENBANK, European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), National Biomedical Research Foundation (NBRF), or other sequence repositories.Prospective Studies: Observation of a population for a sufficient number of persons over a sufficient number of years to generate incidence or mortality rates subsequent to the selection of the study group.Double-Blind Method: A method of studying a drug or procedure in which both the subjects and investigators are kept unaware of who is actually getting which specific treatment.Intestinal Diseases: Pathological processes in any segment of the INTESTINE from DUODENUM to RECTUM.Cell Line: Established cell cultures that have the potential to propagate indefinitely.Calcium: A basic element found in nearly all organized tissues. It is a member of the alkaline earth family of metals with the atomic symbol Ca, atomic number 20, and atomic weight 40. Calcium is the most abundant mineral in the body and combines with phosphorus to form calcium phosphate in the bones and teeth. It is essential for the normal functioning of nerves and muscles and plays a role in blood coagulation (as factor IV) and in many enzymatic processes.Intestinal Mucosa: Lining of the INTESTINES, consisting of an inner EPITHELIUM, a middle LAMINA PROPRIA, and an outer MUSCULARIS MUCOSAE. In the SMALL INTESTINE, the mucosa is characterized by a series of folds and abundance of absorptive cells (ENTEROCYTES) with MICROVILLI.Intestine, Large: A segment of the LOWER GASTROINTESTINAL TRACT that includes the CECUM; the COLON; and the RECTUM.Treatment Outcome: Evaluation undertaken to assess the results or consequences of management and procedures used in combating disease in order to determine the efficacy, effectiveness, safety, and practicability of these interventions in individual cases or series.Neurogenic Bowel: Loss or absence of normal intestinal function due to nerve damage or birth defects. It is characterized by the inability to control the elimination of stool from the body.Colonic Diseases: Pathological processes in the COLON region of the large intestine (INTESTINE, LARGE).Intestines: The section of the alimentary canal from the STOMACH to the ANAL CANAL. It includes the LARGE INTESTINE and SMALL INTESTINE.Colitis: Inflammation of the COLON section of the large intestine (INTESTINE, LARGE), usually with symptoms such as DIARRHEA (often with blood and mucus), ABDOMINAL PAIN, and FEVER.Capsule Endoscopy: Non-invasive, endoscopic imaging by use of VIDEO CAPSULE ENDOSCOPES to perform examination of the gastrointestinal tract, especially the small bowel.Intestinal Neoplasms: Tumors or cancer of the INTESTINES.Intestinal Perforation: Opening or penetration through the wall of the INTESTINES.Ileum: The distal and narrowest portion of the SMALL INTESTINE, between the JEJUNUM and the ILEOCECAL VALVE of the LARGE INTESTINE.Bisacodyl: A diphenylmethane stimulant laxative used for the treatment of CONSTIPATION and for bowel evacuation. (From Martindale, The Extra Pharmacopoeia, 30th ed, p871)Fingersucking: Sucking of the finger. This is one of the most common manipulations of the body found in young children.Echogenic Bowel: A PRENATAL ULTRASONOGRAPHY finding of excessively dense fetal bowel due to MECONIUM buildup.Enema: A solution or compound that is introduced into the RECTUM with the purpose of cleansing the COLON or for diagnostic procedures.Digestive System Surgical Procedures: Surgery performed on the digestive system or its parts.Jejunum: The middle portion of the SMALL INTESTINE, between DUODENUM and ILEUM. It represents about 2/5 of the remaining portion of the small intestine below duodenum.Intestinal Atresia: Congenital obliteration of the lumen of the intestine, with the ILEUM involved in 50% of the cases and the JEJUNUM and DUODENUM following in frequency. It is the most frequent cause of INTESTINAL OBSTRUCTION in NEWBORNS. (From Stedman, 25th ed)Ileal Neoplasms: Tumors or cancer in the ILEUM region of the small intestine (INTESTINE, SMALL).Risk Factors: An aspect of personal behavior or lifestyle, environmental exposure, or inborn or inherited characteristic, which, on the basis of epidemiologic evidence, is known to be associated with a health-related condition considered important to prevent.Colon, Sigmoid: A segment of the COLON between the RECTUM and the descending colon.Ileitis: Inflammation of any segment of the ILEUM and the ILEOCECAL VALVE.Barium Sulfate: A compound used as an x-ray contrast medium that occurs in nature as the mineral barite. It is also used in various manufacturing applications and mixed into heavy concrete to serve as a radiation shield.Ileus: A condition caused by the lack of intestinal PERISTALSIS or INTESTINAL MOTILITY without any mechanical obstruction. This interference of the flow of INTESTINAL CONTENTS often leads to INTESTINAL OBSTRUCTION. Ileus may be classified into postoperative, inflammatory, metabolic, neurogenic, and drug-induced.Ileostomy: Surgical creation of an external opening into the ILEUM for fecal diversion or drainage. This replacement for the RECTUM is usually created in patients with severe INFLAMMATORY BOWEL DISEASES. Loop (continent) or tube (incontinent) procedures are most often employed.Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal: Endoscopic examination, therapy or surgery of the gastrointestinal tract.Colectomy: Excision of a portion of the colon or of the whole colon. (Dorland, 28th ed)Case-Control Studies: Studies which start with the identification of persons with a disease of interest and a control (comparison, referent) group without the disease. The relationship of an attribute to the disease is examined by comparing diseased and non-diseased persons with regard to the frequency or levels of the attribute in each group.Diet: Regular course of eating and drinking adopted by a person or animal.Laparotomy: Incision into the side of the abdomen between the ribs and pelvis.Intussusception: A form of intestinal obstruction caused by the PROLAPSE of a part of the intestine into the adjoining intestinal lumen. There are four types: colic, involving segments of the LARGE INTESTINE; enteric, involving only the SMALL INTESTINE; ileocecal, in which the ILEOCECAL VALVE prolapses into the CECUM, drawing the ILEUM along with it; and ileocolic, in which the ileum prolapses through the ileocecal valve into the COLON.Laxatives: Agents that produce a soft formed stool, and relax and loosen the bowels, typically used over a protracted period, to relieve CONSTIPATION.Dextran Sulfate: Long-chain polymer of glucose containing 17-20% sulfur. It has been used as an anticoagulant and also has been shown to inhibit the binding of HIV-1 to CD4-POSITIVE T-LYMPHOCYTES. It is commonly used as both an experimental and clinical laboratory reagent and has been investigated for use as an antiviral agent, in the treatment of hypolipidemia, and for the prevention of free radical damage, among other applications.Probiotics: Live microbial DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS which beneficially affect the host animal by improving its intestinal microbial balance. Antibiotics and other related compounds are not included in this definition. In humans, lactobacilli are commonly used as probiotics, either as single species or in mixed culture with other bacteria. Other genera that have been used are bifidobacteria and streptococci. (J. Nutr. 1995;125:1401-12)Areca: A plant genus of the family ARECACEAE. Members contain ARECOLINE and CATECHIN. The leaves and nuts have been used as masticatories, stimulants, and astringents in traditional medicine. The common name of betel is also used for PIPER BETLE. The common name of catechu is sometimes used for ACACIA CATECHU.Intestinal Fistula: An abnormal anatomical passage between the INTESTINE, and another segment of the intestine or other organs. External intestinal fistula is connected to the SKIN (enterocutaneous fistula). Internal intestinal fistula can be connected to a number of organs, such as STOMACH (gastrocolic fistula), the BILIARY TRACT (cholecystoduodenal fistula), or the URINARY BLADDER of the URINARY TRACT (colovesical fistula). Risk factors include inflammatory processes, cancer, radiation treatment, and surgical misadventures (MEDICAL ERRORS).Trinitrobenzenesulfonic Acid: A reagent that is used to neutralize peptide terminal amino groups.Azathioprine: An immunosuppressive agent used in combination with cyclophosphamide and hydroxychloroquine in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. According to the Fourth Annual Report on Carcinogens (NTP 85-002, 1985), this substance has been listed as a known carcinogen. (Merck Index, 11th ed)Life Style: Typical way of life or manner of living characteristic of an individual or group. (From APA, Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms, 8th ed)Gastrointestinal Tract: Generally refers to the digestive structures stretching from the MOUTH to ANUS, but does not include the accessory glandular organs (LIVER; BILIARY TRACT; PANCREAS).Tongue Habits: Acquired responses regularly manifested by tongue movement or positioning.Malabsorption Syndromes: General term for a group of MALNUTRITION syndromes caused by failure of normal INTESTINAL ABSORPTION of nutrients.Pacifiers: Devices that babies can suck on when they are not feeding. The extra sucking can be comforting to the babies and pacify them. Pacifiers usually are used as a substitute for the thumb in babies who suck on their thumb or fingers almost constantly.Colitis, Ischemic: Inflammation of the COLON due to colonic ISCHEMIA resulting from alterations in systemic circulation or local vasculature.Retrospective Studies: Studies used to test etiologic hypotheses in which inferences about an exposure to putative causal factors are derived from data relating to characteristics of persons under study or to events or experiences in their past. The essential feature is that some of the persons under study have the disease or outcome of interest and their characteristics are compared with those of unaffected persons.Prevalence: The total number of cases of a given disease in a specified population at a designated time. It is differentiated from INCIDENCE, which refers to the number of new cases in the population at a given time.Cross-Sectional Studies: Studies in which the presence or absence of disease or other health-related variables are determined in each member of the study population or in a representative sample at one particular time. This contrasts with LONGITUDINAL STUDIES which are followed over a period of time.Aminosalicylic Acids: A group of 2-hydroxybenzoic acids that can be substituted by amino groups at any of the 3-, 4-, 5-, or 6-positions.Gastroenterology: A subspecialty of internal medicine concerned with the study of the physiology and diseases of the digestive system and related structures (esophagus, liver, gallbladder, and pancreas).Diatrizoate Meglumine: A versatile contrast medium used for DIAGNOSTIC X-RAY RADIOLOGY.Anastomosis, Surgical: Surgical union or shunt between ducts, tubes or vessels. It may be end-to-end, end-to-side, side-to-end, or side-to-side.Enteritis: Inflammation of any segment of the SMALL INTESTINE.Cecal Neoplasms: Tumors or cancer of the CECUM.Sulfasalazine: A drug that is used in the management of inflammatory bowel diseases. Its activity is generally considered to lie in its metabolic breakdown product, 5-aminosalicylic acid (see MESALAMINE) released in the colon. (From Martindale, The Extra Pharmacopoeia, 30th ed, p907)Colonic Neoplasms: Tumors or cancer of the COLON.Follow-Up Studies: Studies in which individuals or populations are followed to assess the outcome of exposures, procedures, or effects of a characteristic, e.g., occurrence of disease.Nail Biting: Common form of habitual body manipulation which is an expression of tension.Rectal Neoplasms: Tumors or cancer of the RECTUM.6-Mercaptopurine: An antimetabolite antineoplastic agent with immunosuppressant properties. It interferes with nucleic acid synthesis by inhibiting purine metabolism and is used, usually in combination with other drugs, in the treatment of or in remission maintenance programs for leukemia.Sex Factors: Maleness or femaleness as a constituent element or influence contributing to the production of a result. It may be applicable to the cause or effect of a circumstance. It is used with human or animal concepts but should be differentiated from SEX CHARACTERISTICS, anatomical or physiological manifestations of sex, and from SEX DISTRIBUTION, the number of males and females in given circumstances.Mesenteric Vascular Occlusion: Obstruction of the flow in the SPLANCHNIC CIRCULATION by ATHEROSCLEROSIS; EMBOLISM; THROMBOSIS; STENOSIS; TRAUMA; and compression or intrinsic pressure from adjacent tumors. Rare causes are drugs, intestinal parasites, and vascular immunoinflammatory diseases such as PERIARTERITIS NODOSA and THROMBOANGIITIS OBLITERANS. (From Juergens et al., Peripheral Vascular Diseases, 5th ed, pp295-6)Gastroschisis: A congenital defect with major fissure in the ABDOMINAL WALL lateral to, but not at, the UMBILICUS. This results in the extrusion of VISCERA. Unlike OMPHALOCELE, herniated structures in gastroschisis are not covered by a sac or PERITONEUM.Sucking Behavior: Any suction exerted by the mouth; response of the mammalian infant to draw milk from the breast. Includes sucking on inanimate objects. Not to be used for thumb sucking, which is indexed under fingersucking.Enteric Nervous System: Two ganglionated neural plexuses in the gut wall which form one of the three major divisions of the autonomic nervous system. The enteric nervous system innervates the gastrointestinal tract, the pancreas, and the gallbladder. It contains sensory neurons, interneurons, and motor neurons. Thus the circuitry can autonomously sense the tension and the chemical environment in the gut and regulate blood vessel tone, motility, secretions, and fluid transport. The system is itself governed by the central nervous system and receives both parasympathetic and sympathetic innervation. (From Kandel, Schwartz, and Jessel, Principles of Neural Science, 3d ed, p766)Double-Balloon Enteroscopy: Endoscopy of the small intestines accomplished while advancing the endoscope into the intestines from the stomach by alternating the inflation of two balloons, one on an innertube of the endoscope and the other on an overtube.Sigmoid Diseases: Pathological processes in the SIGMOID COLON region of the large intestine (INTESTINE, LARGE).Therapeutic Irrigation: The washing of a body cavity or surface by flowing water or solution for therapy or diagnosis.Age Factors: Age as a constituent element or influence contributing to the production of a result. It may be applicable to the cause or the effect of a circumstance. It is used with human or animal concepts but should be differentiated from AGING, a physiological process, and TIME FACTORS which refers only to the passage of time.Postoperative Complications: Pathologic processes that affect patients after a surgical procedure. They may or may not be related to the disease for which the surgery was done, and they may or may not be direct results of the surgery.Cecum: The blind sac or outpouching area of the LARGE INTESTINE that is below the entrance of the SMALL INTESTINE. It has a worm-like extension, the vermiform APPENDIX.Celiac Disease: A malabsorption syndrome that is precipitated by the ingestion of foods containing GLUTEN, such as wheat, rye, and barley. It is characterized by INFLAMMATION of the SMALL INTESTINE, loss of MICROVILLI structure, failed INTESTINAL ABSORPTION, and MALNUTRITION.Antidiarrheals: Miscellaneous agents found useful in the symptomatic treatment of diarrhea. They have no effect on the agent(s) that cause diarrhea, but merely alleviate the condition.Alcohol Drinking: Behaviors associated with the ingesting of alcoholic beverages, including social drinking.Intestinal Polyps: Discrete abnormal tissue masses that protrude into the lumen of the INTESTINE. A polyp is attached to the intestinal wall either by a stalk, pedunculus, or by a broad base.JapanLaparoscopy: A procedure in which a laparoscope (LAPAROSCOPES) is inserted through a small incision near the navel to examine the abdominal and pelvic organs in the PERITONEAL CAVITY. If appropriate, biopsy or surgery can be performed during laparoscopy.Colorectal Neoplasms: Tumors or cancer of the COLON or the RECTUM or both. Risk factors for colorectal cancer include chronic ULCERATIVE COLITIS; FAMILIAL POLYPOSIS COLI; exposure to ASBESTOS; and irradiation of the CERVIX UTERI.Megacolon: Dilatation of the COLON, often to alarming dimensions. There are various types of megacolon including congenital megacolon in HIRSCHSPRUNG DISEASE, idiopathic megacolon in CONSTIPATION, and TOXIC MEGACOLON.Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Non-Steroidal: Anti-inflammatory agents that are non-steroidal in nature. In addition to anti-inflammatory actions, they have analgesic, antipyretic, and platelet-inhibitory actions.They act by blocking the synthesis of prostaglandins by inhibiting cyclooxygenase, which converts arachidonic acid to cyclic endoperoxides, precursors of prostaglandins. Inhibition of prostaglandin synthesis accounts for their analgesic, antipyretic, and platelet-inhibitory actions; other mechanisms may contribute to their anti-inflammatory effects.Dietary Fiber: The remnants of plant cell walls that are resistant to digestion by the alimentary enzymes of man. It comprises various polysaccharides and lignins.Parenteral Nutrition: The administering of nutrients for assimilation and utilization by a patient who cannot maintain adequate nutrition by enteral feeding alone. Nutrients are administered by a route other than the alimentary canal (e.g., intravenously, subcutaneously).Quality of Life: A generic concept reflecting concern with the modification and enhancement of life attributes, e.g., physical, political, moral and social environment; the overall condition of a human life.Ileocecal Valve: The valve, at the junction of the CECUM with the COLON, that guards the opening where the ILEUM enters the LARGE INTESTINE.Intestinal Absorption: Uptake of substances through the lining of the INTESTINES.Mesentery: A layer of the peritoneum which attaches the abdominal viscera to the ABDOMINAL WALL and conveys their blood vessels and nerves.Duodenum: The shortest and widest portion of the SMALL INTESTINE adjacent to the PYLORUS of the STOMACH. It is named for having the length equal to about the width of 12 fingers.Cohort Studies: Studies in which subsets of a defined population are identified. These groups may or may not be exposed to factors hypothesized to influence the probability of the occurrence of a particular disease or other outcome. Cohorts are defined populations which, as a whole, are followed in an attempt to determine distinguishing subgroup characteristics.Severity of Illness Index: Levels within a diagnostic group which are established by various measurement criteria applied to the seriousness of a patient's disorder.Anal Canal: The terminal segment of the LARGE INTESTINE, beginning from the ampulla of the RECTUM and ending at the anus.Hypnosis: A state of increased receptivity to suggestion and direction, initially induced by the influence of another person.Incidence: The number of new cases of a given disease during a given period in a specified population. It also is used for the rate at which new events occur in a defined population. It is differentiated from PREVALENCE, which refers to all cases, new or old, in the population at a given time.Disease Models, Animal: Naturally occurring or experimentally induced animal diseases with pathological processes sufficiently similar to those of human diseases. They are used as study models for human diseases.Proctocolectomy, Restorative: A surgical procedure involving the excision of the COLON and RECTUM and the formation of an ILEOANAL RESERVOIR (pouch). In patients with intestinal diseases, such as ulcerative colitis, this procedure avoids the need for an OSTOMY by allowing for transanal defecation.Hernia, Abdominal: A protrusion of abdominal structures through the retaining ABDOMINAL WALL. It involves two parts: an opening in the abdominal wall, and a hernia sac consisting of PERITONEUM and abdominal contents. Abdominal hernias include groin hernia (HERNIA, FEMORAL; HERNIA, INGUINAL) and VENTRAL HERNIA.Glucagon-Like Peptide 2: A 33-amino acid peptide derived from the C-terminal of PROGLUCAGON and mainly produced by the INTESTINAL L CELLS. It stimulates intestinal mucosal growth and decreased apoptosis of ENTEROCYTES. GLP-2 enhances gastrointestinal function and plays an important role in nutrient homeostasis.Picolines: A group of compounds that are monomethyl derivatives of pyridines. (From Dorland, 28th ed)Feeding Behavior: Behavioral responses or sequences associated with eating including modes of feeding, rhythmic patterns of eating, and time intervals.Senna Extract: Preparations of Cassia senna and C. angustifolia (see SENNA PLANT). They contain sennosides, which are anthraquinone type CATHARTICS and are used in many different preparations as laxatives.Diverticulosis, Colonic: A pathological condition characterized by the presence of a number of COLONIC DIVERTICULA in the COLON. Its pathogenesis is multifactorial, including colon aging, motor dysfunction, increases in intraluminal pressure, and lack of dietary fibers.Diverticulum: A pouch or sac developed from a tubular or saccular organ, such as the GASTROINTESTINAL TRACT.Abdomen, Acute: A clinical syndrome with acute abdominal pain that is severe, localized, and rapid in onset. Acute abdomen may be caused by a variety of disorders, injuries, or diseases.Intestinal Pseudo-Obstruction: A type of ILEUS, a functional not mechanical obstruction of the INTESTINES. This syndrome is caused by a large number of disorders involving the smooth muscles (MUSCLE, SMOOTH) or the NERVOUS SYSTEM.Enteral Nutrition: Nutritional support given via the alimentary canal or any route connected to the gastrointestinal system (i.e., the enteral route). This includes oral feeding, sip feeding, and tube feeding using nasogastric, gastrostomy, and jejunostomy tubes.Tomography, X-Ray Computed: Tomography using x-ray transmission and a computer algorithm to reconstruct the image.Biopsy: Removal and pathologic examination of specimens in the form of small pieces of tissue from the living body.
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... diet changes, bowel movements, etc.) Sleep pattern (waking up/going to sleep, etc.) Family history (similar chief complaints/ ... serious illness) OB/GYN history (LMP, abortions, etc.) Sexual habits (active/preferences/STD, etc.) Social life (job/house/ ... Note any significant change from previous state. Past illnesses: e.g. cancer, heart disease, hypertension, diabetes. ... Signs/Symptoms Allergies Medicines (Prescriptions) Past Pertinent History Last bowel movement/oral intake Events leading to the ...
Weight loss and changes in a person's bowel habit are typically only concerning if they are associated with rectal bleeding.[16 ... "Bowel cancer , About bowel cancer , Cancer Research UK". www.cancerresearchuk.org. Archived from the original on March 9, 2017 ... Blood in the stool, change in bowel movements, weight loss, feeling tired all the time[1]. ... Inflammatory bowel diseaseEdit. People with inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease) are at ...
... and colorectal cancer may lead to narrowing or blockages in the bowel, affecting bowel habits. Masses in breasts or testicles ... Lump, abnormal bleeding, prolonged cough, unexplained weight loss, change in bowel movements[1]. ... These tests provide information about molecular changes (such as mutations, fusion genes and numerical chromosome changes) and ... unexplained weight loss and a change in bowel movements.[1] While these symptoms may indicate cancer, they may have other ...
... change in bowel habits and fecal incontinence. Because these symptoms are so unspecific, and because symptoms of anal carcinoma ... After colostomy, the distal section of bowel continues to produce mucus despite fecal diversion, often resulting in mucinous ... a condition called diversion colitis may develop in the section of bowel that no longer is in contact with stool. The mucosal ... irritable bowel syndrome, solitary rectal ulcer syndrome, anal fistulae, villous adenoma, poor anal hygiene Rare causes include ...
Changes in bowel and bladder habits, particularly urinary retention with overflow incontinence, usually occur late in the ... Morphological changes[edit]. Certain morphological changes in the peri-tumoral brain tissue, such as persistent neurons in the ... Ionic changes[edit]. Ionic changes in the peri-tumoral zone may influence neuronal activity. An interesting hypothesis was ... Hypoxia, acidosis and metabolic changes[edit]. Tumors with insufficient blood supply often cause interstitial hypoxia, which ...
Symptoms of anal cancer can include pain or pressure in the anus or rectum, a change in bowel habits, a lump near the anus, ... "Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Changing Trends in Sexual Behavior May Explain Rising Incidence of Anal Cancer Among ...
Some physical findings may be difficult to evaluate, like changes in their eating habits, sleep patterns, or bowel patterns ... They may also have irritable and irregular bowel habits, cold sores, and they may have problems with bed-wetting. These ... they may show signs of tiredness from lack of sleep and weight and nutritional changes from poor eating habits. Children who ...
... and colorectal cancer may lead to narrowing or blockages in the bowel, affecting bowel habits. Masses in breasts or testicles ... Possible signs and symptoms include a lump, abnormal bleeding, prolonged cough, unexplained weight loss, and a change in bowel ... Typically, changes in multiple genes are required to transform a normal cell into a cancer cell. Genetic changes can occur at ... These factors act, at least partly, by changing the genes of a cell. Typically many genetic changes are required before cancer ...
... color or shape thickness A persistent cough or hoarseness A change in bowel habits, such as unusual diarrhea or constipation ... Cancer symptoms are changes in the body caused by the presence of cancer. They are usually caused by the effect of a cancer on ... Typical symptoms of cancer include: The presence of an unusual lump in the body Changes in a mole on the skin, such as size, ... sore or ulcer Difficulty passing urine Unexplained weight loss Unexplained pain Unexplained tiredness or fatigue Skin changes ...
Abnormal bowel sounds (R19.2) Visible peristalsis (R19.3) Abdominal rigidity (R19.4) Change in bowel habit (R19.5) Other faecal ... Other skin changes (R23.0) Cyanosis (R23.1) Pallor (R23.2) Flushing (R23.3) Spontaneous ecchymoses Petechiae (R23.4) Changes in ... skin texture Desquamation Induration (R23.8) Other and unspecified skin changes (R25) Abnormal involuntary movements (R25.0) ...
... change in normal bowel habits for more than two days, fever, chills, cough, sore throat, difficulty swallowing, dizziness, ... BMS argued changing the name would cause confusion among oncologists and possibly endanger the health of patients. BMS has ... Common side effects include nausea and vomiting, loss of appetite, change in taste, thinned or brittle hair, pain in the joints ... of the arms or legs lasting two to three days, changes in the color of the nails, and tingling in the hands or toes.[citation ...
... other commonly described symptoms including weight loss and change in bowel habit are typically only concerning if associated ... Dukes stage A bowel cancer; the cancer is only in the inner lining of the bowel. Dukes stage B bowel cancer; the cancer has ... Signs and symptoms may include blood in the stool, a change in bowel movements, weight loss, and feeling tired all the time. ... Changes in the level of miR-137 expression result in changed mRNA expression of the target genes by 2 to 20-fold and ...
Eisenhower's health issues forced him to give up smoking and make some changes to his dietary habits, but he still indulged in ... Operation Performed to Prevent Gangrene of Bowel: Signing of Official Papers Viewed as Likely by Tomorrow or Tuesday". The ... Eisenhower, Dwight D. (1963). Mandate for Change, 1953-1956.. *Eisenhower, Dwight D. (1965). The White House Years: Waging ... It was years later before Mamie told Dwight why Nixon changed his mind on Dwight's campaigning.[235] ...
... and an altered bowel habit. There has been no specific drug therapy developed for hepatitis, with the exception of hepatitis C ... change in mental status, and PT greater than 3 seconds above normal) or complications. If the patient experiences continuous ... and mental changes - develop. In acute viral hepatitis, hospitalization is usually required only for patients with severe ...
In addition, there is a wide spectrum of normalcy when considering children's bowel habits. On average, infants have 3-4 bowel ... Especially in infants, changes in formula or transitioning from breast milk to formula can cause constipation. Fortunately, the ... 2 or fewer bowel movements per week Passing large bowel movements On physical exam, a doctor may find large amounts of feces ... This causes the affected portion of the colon to be unable to contract and relax to help push out a bowel movement. The ...
... (CLTS) is an approach used to improve sanitation and hygiene practices in a community. It focuses on behavior change of an entire community. Ending the practice of open defecation is the goal. The term "triggering" is central to the CLTS process. It refers to ways of initiating community interest in ending open defecation. Community-centered change that is spontaneous and long-term is the aim. Around the year 2000, the concept was developed by Kamal Kar for rural areas in Bangladesh. CLTS became an established approach around 2011. Non-governmental organizations were often in the lead when CLTS was first introduced in a country. Many governments have since initiated CLTS processes or made it a matter of national policy.[citation needed] Learnings about challenges associated with CLTS are ongoing in many countries. Those challenges include the risk of human rights infringements within communities, low standards for toilets, and concerns about usage rates in the ...
... (INN) is a drug used as a stool stabilizer. Chemically, it is a synthetic polymer of polyacrylic acid cross-linked with divinyl glycol, with calcium as a counter-ion. It is used as stool stabilizer to treat constipation, diarrhea and abdominal discomfort. Bulk laxatives absorb liquid in the intestines and swell to form a soft bulky stool. The bulky mass stimulates the intestinal muscles, speeding stool transit time through the colon. Results usually occur within 12 to 72 hours. Calcium polycarbophil will not work without increased fluid intake. Calcium polycarbophil has been marketed as an over-the-counter agent used for treating functional bowel disorder and as a bulk-producing agent. A study looked at the effects of calcium polycarbophil on general irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) symptoms. Fourteen patients with IBS-diarrhea and twelve with IBS-constipation were given calcium polycarbophil for eight weeks and their colon transit times ...
The external anal sphincter (or sphincter ani externus ) is a flat plane of muscular fibers, elliptical in shape and intimately adherent to the skin surrounding the margin of the anus. The external anal sphincter measures about 8 to 10 cm in length, from its anterior to its posterior extremity, and is about 2.5 cm opposite the anus, when defecation occurs the sphincter muscle retracts. It consists of two strata, superficial and deep. The superficial, constituting the main portion of the muscle, arises from a narrow tendinous band, the anococcygeal raphe, which stretches from the tip of the coccyx to the posterior margin of the anus; it forms two flattened planes of muscular tissue, which encircle the anus and meet in front to be inserted into the central tendinous point of the perineum, joining with the superficial transverse perineal muscle, the levator ani, and the bulbospongiosus muscle also known as the bulbocavernosus. The deeper portion forms a complete sphincter to the anal canal. Its ...
Constipation refers to bowel movements that are infrequent or hard to pass.[2] The stool is often hard and dry.[4] Other symptoms may include abdominal pain, bloating, and feeling as if one has not completely passed the bowel movement.[3] Complications from constipation may include hemorrhoids, anal fissure or fecal impaction.[4] The normal frequency of bowel movements in adults is between three per day and three per week.[4] Babies often have three to four bowel movements per day while young children typically have two to three per day.[8] Constipation has many causes.[4] Common causes include slow movement of stool within the colon, irritable bowel syndrome, and pelvic floor disorders.[4] Underlying associated diseases include hypothyroidism, diabetes, Parkinson's disease, celiac disease, non-celiac gluten sensitivity, colon cancer, ...
Grudell AB, Camilleri M, Jensen KL, Foxx-Orenstein AE, Burton DD, Ryks MD, Baxter KL, Cox DS, Dukes GE, Kelleher DL, Zinsmeister AR. Dose-response effect of a beta3-adrenergic receptor agonist, solabegron, on gastrointestinal transit, bowel function, and somatostatin levels in health. American Journal of Physiology. Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology. 2008 May;294(5):G1114-9. PMID 18372395 ...
This is a list of medical mnemonics categorized and alphabetized. ABC - Airway, Breathing and Circulation AEIOU-TIPS - causes of altered mental status APGAR - a backronym for Appearance, Pulse, Grimace, Activity, Respiration (used to assess newborn babies) ASHICE - Age, Sex, History, Injuries/illness, Condition, ETA/extra information FAST - Face, Arms, Speech, Time - stroke symptoms Hs and Ts - causes of cardiac arrest Is Path Warm? - suicide risk factors OPQRST - Onset, Provocation, Quality, Region, Severity, Time - symptom checklist RICE - Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation - for sprains and bruises RNCHAMPS - mnemonic for the types of shock RPM-30-2-Can Do - mnemonic for START triage criteria SOCRATES - mnemonic used to evaluate characteristics of pain SOAP, a technique for writing medical records SLUDGE - Salivation, Lacrimation, Urination, Defecation, Gastric upset, and Emesis (effects of nerve agent or organophosphate poisoning) Afferent connection arrives and an efferent connection exits. ...
... (EC) is a practice in which a caregiver uses timing, signals, cues, and intuition to address an infant's need to eliminate waste. Caregivers try to recognize and respond to babies' bodily needs and enable them to urinate and defecate in an appropriate place (e.g. a toilet). Caregivers may use diapers (nappies) as a back-up in case of "misses" some or all of the time, or not at all. EC emphasizes communication between the caregiver and child, helping them both become more attuned to the child's innate rhythms and control of urination and defecation. The term "elimination communication" was inspired by traditional practices of diaperless baby care in less industrialized countries and hunter-gatherer cultures. Some practitioners of EC begin soon after birth, the optimum window being zero to four months in terms of helping the baby get in tune with their elimination needs, although it can be started with babies of any age. The practice can be done full-time, part-time, or ...
... (known colloquially as beestings, bisnings or first milk) is a form of milk produced by the mammary glands of mammals (including many humans) during pregnancy. Most species will generate colostrum just prior to giving birth. Colostrum contains antibodies to protect the newborn against disease. In general, protein concentration in colostrum is substantially higher than in milk. Fat concentration is substantially higher in colostrum than in milk in some species, e.g. sheep and horses, but lower in colostrum than in milk in some other species, e.g. camels and humans. In swine, fat concentration of milk at 48 to 72 hours after parturition may be higher than in colostrum or in late-lactation milk. Fat concentration in bovine colostrum is extremely variable. Newborns have very immature and small digestive systems, and colostrum delivers its nutrients in a very concentrated low-volume form. It has a mild laxative effect, encouraging the passing of the baby's first stool, which is called ...
... is the reverse of the involuntary smooth muscle contractions of peristalsis. It usually occurs as a precursor to vomiting. Local irritation of the stomach, such as bacteria or food poisoning, activates the emetic center of the brain which in turn signals an imminent vomiting reflex. Food then moves in the opposite direction, often from the duodenum into the stomach. Retroperistalsis occurs pathologically during vomiting and physiologically at first part of duodenum where it protects from high acidity of food, and also at terminal ileum, where an amount of water and electrolyte is absorbed to assist defecation. Peristalsis is the wormlike movement by which the alimentary canal or other tubular organs with both longitudinal and circular muscle fibers propel their contents, consisting of a wave of contraction passing along the tube. Increased peristalsis means faster movement of ingesta through the gut and less absorption of fluid, both tending to diarrhea. Reduced peristalsis ...
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... s are cardiac glycoside poisons produced by the upas tree (Antiaris toxicaria). There are two forms, α-antiarin and β-antiarin. β-Antiarin, a cardiac glycoside steroid, can be isolated from upas tree latex (Antiaris toxicaria). Its use ranges from medical use, such as hypertension treatment, to arrow poison application. It also proves to be more poisonous than curare, sporting a low LD50 of 0.1 mg/kg in most mammals. To date, β-antiarin has only been isolated from the upas tree by the scientist H. Kiliani in 1896; no synthetic synthesis has yet been achieved. Upon β-antiarin poisoning, when observed in animals such as frogs and small mammals, visible symptoms include muscle spasms - particularly of the head and neck - and excess defecation. Paralysis can also be presented before death. The primary physiological system affected is the cardiac muscle, though gastro-intestinal tissue has also been known to be severely affected by this type of poisoning. Convulsions and spasms are not ...
A laxative is a food or drug taken to make bowel movements easier, or to treat constipation.[1] Sometimes taking powerful or lots of laxatives can cause diarrhea or a flatulence.. Laxatives work by helping your intestines digest undigested food, and do not make you lose weight. Despite this, some people with eating disorders take laxatives in an attempt to lose weight.. ...
... is a potent and selective 5-HT3 agonist.[1] Systemic administration of YM-31636 increased the number of fecal pellets in rats, and improves colonic motility. It also increases colonic secretions, but not to the point of inducing diarrhea. In addition, it did not reduce the visceral pain threshold, or increase the intensity of visceral pain.[2] These properties indicate that it could be a useful treatment for constipation. ...
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... and is associated with a change in bowel habits. This change in bowel habits may be diarrhea and/or constipation. ... Abdominal pain is the key symptom of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) ... and is associated with a change in bowel habits. This change in bowel habits may be diarrhea and/or constipation. ... In addition, the main bowel habit can vary over time. For example, some people that suffer mainly from constipation (or ...
Pregnancy: Changes in Bowel Habits. Skip to the navigation. Topic Overview. Constipation. Constipation is a common problem ... You may also have constipation or discomfort with bowel movements for a few days after delivery. Your first bowel movement may ... Constipation causes fewer and strained bowel movements.. Bleeding caused by hemorrhoids often causes pain with the bowel ... Bright red blood in the toilet bowl following a bowel movement also needs to be checked by a doctor. Your doctor can do some ...
After gallbladder surgery within a one year ago Ive been having lots of green bowel movements is that normal? Color. The color ... Are changes in bowel habits normal after gallbladder surgery - ... Change in bowel habits stress * Bowel movement after ... Can a gallbladder with no stones only working at 15% cause constipation? My bowel habits have changed and Im always ... Doctor insights on: Are Changes In Bowel Habits Normal After Gallbladder Surgery Share ...
Drowsiness and Hair loss and including Irritable bowel syndrome, Gastroenteritis and Food poisoning. ... WebMD Symptom Checker helps you find the most common medical conditions indicated by the symptoms Change in bowel habits, ... Change in bowel habits, Diarrhea, Drowsiness and Hair loss. WebMD Symptom Checker helps you find the most common medical ... There are 53 conditions associated with change in bowel habits, diarrhea, drowsiness and hair loss. The links below will ...
Diarrhea and Difficulty concentrating and including Irritable bowel syndrome, Depression (Adult) and Gastroenteritis. ... WebMD Symptom Checker helps you find the most common medical conditions indicated by the symptoms Change in bowel habits, ... Change in bowel habits, Depressed mood, Diarrhea and Difficulty concentrating. WebMD Symptom Checker helps you find the most ... There are 71 conditions associated with change in bowel habits, depressed mood, diarrhea and difficulty concentrating. The ...
... or if youve had a change of bowel habits for six weeks with no obvious cause, such as a change in diet," says Dr Webberley. ... Abdominal pain and a prolonged change in bowel habits such as diarrhoea or constipation are common and often due to irritable ... Act now! Examine your testicles weekly so you can spot anything unusual such as a change in size, weight or texture. To find ... A change in your stools could be harmless or something more sinister (Image: Getty) ...
Change in bowel habits or bladder function. Long-term constipation, diarrhea, or a change in the size of the stool may be a ... Recent change in a wart or mole or any new skin change. Any wart, mole, or freckle that changes color, size, or shape, or that ... Report any changes in bladder or bowel function to a doctor.. Sores that do not heal. Skin cancers may bleed and look like ... Skin changes. Along with skin cancers, some other cancers can cause skin changes that can be seen. These signs and symptoms ...
Change in Bowel Habits. Patients with a diverticulitis flare-up may present with symptoms of either diarrhea or constipation, ...
Does sitting all day can change your bowel habits? i am suffering from IBS / indigestion , also when i pee, ants will go on my ...
Changes in bowel habits See your GP if you have experienced one of the below changes and this has lasted for more than a few ... Some changes to your body can be a sign of cancer and it is important to get them checked out by a doctor. Go to Signs and ... See your GP if you have lost a lot of weight over the last couple of months that cannot be explained by changes in your diet, ... Making some simple changes to your lifestyle can significantly reduce your risk of developing cancer. Eating a healthy diet, ...
... is cancer that starts in the large bowel (colon) or rectum. ... Bowel cancer - the second most common type of cancer affecting ... Change in bowel habit. Most people are aware of their usual bowel habit. For many this will mean they open their bowels once a ... The change in bowel habit can take any form. Bowel actions might become more frequent or less frequent. They may seem looser ( ... Bowel cancer. Bowel cancer is the second most common type of cancer affecting both men and women in Australia. Bowel cancer is ...
Diverticulitis can cause severe abdominal pain, fever, nausea and a marked change in bowel habits. ... Call your doctor if you have severe abdominal pain, fever, nausea, vomiting, blood in your stool, or changes in bowel habits. ... Diverticulitis can cause severe abdominal pain, fever, nausea and a marked change in bowel habits.. 661. Questions. ... Bowel rest, changes in diet, and sometimes antibiotics and/or anti-inflammatory steroids are needed to treat this condition ...
A change in bowel habits.. *Blood in or on your stool (bowel movement). ... Diarrhea, constipation, or feeling that the bowel does not empty all the way. ...
Change in bowel or bladder habits:. Diarrhea, constipation, blood in the stools, an increase in urination, pain when urinating ... Changes in grooming habits.. Prevention: In most cases, it is not possible to prevent cancer. But early detection is important ... Changes in routine, such as no longer greeting you at the door or winding around your legs for breakfast. ... changes in hormones, and organ dysfunction. Signs of lethargy include: ...
Change in Bowel Habits. Diarrhea and constipation are two of the most common symptoms of stomach cancer. Depending on the ...
Change in bowel habits? Diarrhea, constipation, rectal bleeding?. Weakness, muscle cramps?. Menstrual irregularities?. ... Current eating habits: adequacy of intake, portion sizes, food restrictions, picky eating, fluid intake, ritualized eating ... Orthostatic changes in pulse (,20 beats per min) or blood pressure (,10 mm Hg). ... Orthostatic changes in pulse (,20 beats per min) or blood pressure (,10 mm Hg). ...
change in bowel habits. *passing red blood with stools. Diagnosis. History and physical examination. The first step in ... The treatment plan may also have to be changed periodically as the childs symptoms change. ... In a very few cases the child may die from complications related to myocarditis or from bowel perforation or lung disease ... a specific pattern of changes in the muscle tissue caused by inflammation ...
They include fatigue, weakness, shortness of breath, change in bowel habits, narrow stools, diarrhea or constipation, red or ... People can change their eating habits by reducing fat intake and increasing fiber (roughage) in their diet. Major sources of ... Colon Cancer - Life Change What changes have you had to make to your routine since being diagnosed with colon cancer? ... 15 cancer symptoms women ignore such as weight loss, bloating, breast changes, unusual bleeding, skin changes, difficulty ...
Change in bowel habits. *Swollen lymph nodes in the groin or anal region ... Anal cancer: current standards in care and recent changes in practice. CA Cancer J Clin. 2015;65(2):139-162. PMID: 25582527 www ... Your health care provider will ask about your health history, including sexual history, past illnesses, and your health habits ... Stool leaves your body through the anus when you have a bowel movement. ...
... is a disorder that leads to pain in abdomen and bowel changes. ... Change in bowel habits. Can have either diarrhea (IBS-D), or ... Call your provider if you have symptoms of IBS or if you notice changes in your bowel habits that do not go away. ... Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a disorder that leads to pain in abdomen and bowel changes. ... Pain and other symptoms will often be reduced or go away after a bowel movement. Symptoms may flare up when there is a change ...
Change in Bowel Habits. *Constipation. *Diarrhea. *Fever. *Flatulence. *Nausea. *Vomiting. symptomchecker. Health concerns on ...
change in bowel habits. Diagnosis. The symptoms of anal herpes are similar to the symptoms of several other conditions, ... We explain how the bowel works to move feces out of the body, why bowel incontinence can happen, and what can be done to ... What you need to know about bowel incontinence Bowel incontinence is a common complaint where a person loses some or all ... We look at symptoms, causes, diagnosis, prevention, and a variety of treatment options that range from lifestyle changes to ...
Change in bowel habits. Continued. How Is Anal Cancer Diagnosed?. Anal cancer may be detected during a routine digital rectal ...
  • At Virginia Mason, patients at higher risk for developing anal cancer are meticulously screened for pre-cancerous changes at regular checkups with the most contemporary and high-yield techniques including anal cytology and high-resolution anoscopy (HRA). (virginiamason.org)
  • It can be hard to remember all the warning signs so I always advise people to be aware of what's normal for them, and to 'check-CUP for cancer', to check for a Change that is Unexplained or Persistent. (express.co.uk)
  • Bright red blood in the toilet bowl following a bowel movement also needs to be checked by a doctor. (nkch.org)
  • Blood may be mixed with the bowel motions or noticed on the toilet paper or in the toilet bowl. (mydr.com.au)
  • A full blood count may detect iron-deficiency anaemia , which can be caused by bleeding from bowel cancer. (mydr.com.au)
  • Cancer can cause lethargy in a number of ways, from decreased production of red blood cells in the bone marrow, to blood loss, changes in hormones, and organ dysfunction. (cat-world.com.au)
  • They have been developed as an alternative to guaiac-based faecal occult blood tests, which involve using chemicals that react with the haem component of haemoglobin in the blood and produce a blue colour change if blood is detected. (nice.org.uk)
  • he also suggested a blood test or endoscopy for Crones disease just as a precaution or to difinitivly rule it out.He wants me come back in two weeks to see if there has been any change. (medhelp.org)
  • Usually the section of bowel that contains the tumour is removed, along with the local lymph nodes. (mydr.com.au)
  • In people with bowel cancer that has spread to the liver, surgical removal of the liver tumour(s) is sometimes performed. (mydr.com.au)