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Problems that can be associated with the small intestine are: Coeliac disease, Peptic ulcers, and Infections of the digestive tract. A lot of problems the stomach gets, can also occur in the small intestine. Thanks, ChaCha! [ Source: http://www.chacha.com/question/what-problems-could-you-have-with-your-small-intestine ]
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What problems could you have with your small intestine
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Problems that can be associated with the small intestine are: Coeliac disease, Peptic ulcers, and Infections of the digestive tract. A lot of problems the stomach gets, can also occur in the small intestine. Thanks, ChaCha!
What problems would a person have if their small intestine wasn't...?
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The small intestine is where the nutrients from the digested food coming out of the stomach are absorbed. If a person's small intestine is not functioning all the nutrients from food will pass straight through and be excreted.
Can high Cholesterol (Eating fatty foods) cause problems with the...?
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Cholesterol absorption occurs primarily in the upper intestine. Many different organs such as the liver and pancreas also take part in the breakdown, synthesis and absorption. High cholesterol can affect many different organs. The higher th...

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A: I think you should change your diet. I think you should try a gluten free diet. If you're really ambitious, you should try a macrobiotic diet or a raw foods diet. Your body is rebelling against something. It's probably the food you're eating. Those will help dramatically with the health thing. The other rare things in your life....well, I can't help you with those.Vegetarian does not equal gluten free, macrobiotic or raw and I really do think you should look into the diet aspect. You wouldn't believe how many people are helped by diet. What has modern medicine done for you thus far? You still have agoraphobia, your cancer spread, and you're reacting to your meds. It sounds like it's time for something different. You have nothing to lose and may have something to gain.gah, I know! I found out I was allergic to milk recently so I can't have it anymore anyway. Can you believe it. I still sneak some occasionally anyway. I do about 90% raw. i don't think I could think about never eating cooked foods ever again. All things in moderation.
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A: Wow! Well, you've been through Hell and back, huh? I went through something somewhat similar.I'm 23 and female first off. I had pain in my abdomen for two years. It would move around and then finally settled in my lower right side. The doctors checked for appendicitis and did all kinds of OBGYN tests. They found small cysts (1cm-4cm) but nothing that would cause my pain. My OBGYN finally decided to do emergency surgery to remove cysts and check for ovarian torsion and check out my appendix. The cysts came out 4 hours later and so did my appendix. My appendix was normal but "congested" they said.The pain was gone for a few weeks and came back with a vengance. Only this time it was way worse. I got fevers with the pain and the pain had moved to my upper right side. The doctors ignored me at this point and I was so violently ill every time I'd have an episode. I wound up in the ER countless times because the pain was so severe and I'd be vomiting so much.Finally, I decided, enough was enough. I got a second opinion which my family agreed I should do. The doctor looked at my colonoscopy results, my endoscopy results, my blood tests, my CT scan results, my gallbladder ultrasound with cck report, and said he wanted my gallbladder removed even though the ultrasound was normal. He ordered a HIDA scan with cck to be done right away.My results were severely abnormal. I had my gallbladder removed a week later. It's been five/six months now and no more pain! Moral of the story: Get a new doctor. Get some fresh ideas from someone new. I waited 2 years to do that and I got an answer, surgery, and relief in less than a month.I still carry the dx of IBS-Constipation and I looked up "non-mechanical obstructions and it says that they are caused by:"{Non Mechanical Obstruction} CausesIleus may be caused by: * Abdominal surgery * Joint or spine surgery * Injury or trauma * Infections, such as: o Abdominal infections: peritonitis , appendicitis , diverticulitis o Pneumonia o Severe generalized infections ( sepsis ) * Heart attack * Imbalance of electrolytes * Disorders that affect muscle function * Use of certain drugs, such as narcotic pain drugs or high blood pressure medicine * Low blood supply to parts of intestine (mesenteric ischemia)"With that said, I wonder what a new GI doc would think of your test results. The info I read said that non-mechanical obstructions are due to paralysis of the intestines basically and then I'm guessing the big "D" comes after because the blockage is holding everything up.I am glad to see that you are cutting those things out of your diet but are you also drinking lots of water and taking fiber? Another thing to remember is that if you have been taking laxatives to help things along during these episodes, keep in mind that in the end, constant use of laxatives can cause your bowels to rely on them to move like they should, causing more constipation. Have you been able to connect your episodes with a stressful event (monthly paperwork, bills, something else you do that causes you great stress once a month?) or with a certain food? I am not a doctor but I think you might benefit from posting this very same question on justanswer.com/health. I did it when I was having issues with my gallbladder and they actually gave me a pretty accurate response considering it was via the internet.I truly hope you get an answer soon. I hope that you get some peace of mind. If it is IBS, it's probably IBS-A (alternating) and there are some meds out there that can help with it along with a good solid diet with the right kind of fiber. Not all fiber is good for constipation. Some fiber supplements are the kind that "bulk" things up and some are not.Feel free to write to me if I can help in any way at all. ggundel86@gmail.com Hugs!Gretchen
Celiac and Pregnancy, Crazy?
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A: Go to your gp. They will do a blood test for pregnancy, and you will get your answer about that very soon.Then, tell him or her that your aunt was diagnosed with celiac and you would like a screening test should your pregnancy test come back negative. You can have active celiac with little to no symptoms. My symptoms were very, very mild anemia (low normal) and migraines with the occasional stomach ache. Pregnancy is probably what triggered my celiac. Your Aunt got celiac from her mother and father, it is as simple as that. Her parents were carriers and gave her the genes, she had something trigger it, just like I did, just like everyone who has celiac has happen to them. Since it runs in your family, please be aware of the signs and symptoms of childhood celiac. Good luck!
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