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Gastrointestinal Overview

The gastrointestinal tract (digestive tract, digestional tract, GI tract, GIT, gut, or alimentary canal) is an organ system within humans and other animals which takes in food, digests it to extract and absorb energy and nutrients, and expels the remaining waste as feces. The mouth, oesophagus, stomach, and intestines are part of the gastrointestinal tract. Gastrointestinal is an adjective meaning of or pertaining to the stomach and intestines. A tract is a collection of related anatomic stru...

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Gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST) removal
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What happens after surgery when you have a GI stromal tumor (GIST) removed from your stomach? I am wondering about the recovery period and how long it takes to recover? I have one 2 inches in my stomach and need surgery. It's not cancer but still should come out. I wonder why? Help, someone talk to me. ## Are you sure its not cancer? Have they done a biopsy? I was told that i had one 7in by 4in. After removal i was put on Gleevac (Oral Chemo Pill) 400 mg for a year and a half. Then found out I had tumors in liver. They changed my meds to 800mg Gleevac. It is supposed to reduce the growth of the tumors. Now, they have me on Sutent because my body got used to the Gleevac. ## Sorry to hear this, will pray for you.This cancer stuff can be serious, have they considered radiation? Sam ## ...
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Side Effect Mecobalamin 500mcg
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I am taking mecobalamin 3 times a day, are there any side effects later? thanks ## Side effects of Mecobalamin (Methylcobalamine) can include any of the following: Gastrointestinal adverse drug reactions including anorexia, nausea, and vomiting. Rashes may also occur sometime. This is definitely the better, non synthetic version of Vitamin B12. So I think if you keep following the dosage instructions on the package you shouldn't experience any (maybe very little) side effects as your body assimilates and uses this nutrient over a long period of time. If you feel like the dose is too high for any reason, just cut back on a dose and work your way up over time. You can view more information about this pill by following the link below... Please post back if you have any other general qu...
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Can't relax in any position but on stomach without pain.
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I cannot lay in any position besides on my stomach, and I also cannot sit in a reclined position for even a few seconds without a horrible reaction. If I move into any of these positions I get instant gas, bloating, diarrhea, abdominal pain, muscle spasms, pain in my hands and feet, confusion and fatigue. I also have developed many food allergies in the last 4-5 years. I cannot tolerate any amount of sugar, alcohol, or yeasts, and I seem to have constant sinus infections. My holistic doctor believes I have Lyme and co-infections, but I am trying to see if there could be a gastro-intestinal explanation for these strange symptoms that seem to be trigured by resting positions. ## I understand why some people try to use holistic medications and treatments, but you do need to be aware that t...
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What is this drug best used for? I was prescribed this while traveling in Mexico. ## This medication contains Simethicone, and Trimebutine, which is most commonly used to treat intestinal conditions, such as IBS, gas, and spasms. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, diarrhea, and stomach pain. Is there anything else I can help with?
Updated 1 day ago in Simethicone.
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Looking for details about this tablet. ## I have a bottle from Mexico (Dipera 2 mg) I do not remember what it is for. Thanks, Gloria ## Dipera is for Diarhea. It has always worked great for us. We got a bottle in Mexico in 2007 and it is still working really good, in fact hubby took one today and an hour later, diarhea was gone. I have shared with family and friends and so far, no one has had any problems. Such a tiny little pill but works so good. ## Dipera contains the active ingredient Loperamide, which is used to treat, or prevent diarrhea. In the U.S. it is available under the brand name Imodium, and the generic. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, flatulence, and constipation. Is there anything else I can help with?
Updated 5 days ago in Loperamide.
Loose Motion Control Tablet
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I am experiencing loose stools 3-4 times in a day. Please advise. ## Have you seen a doctor to get to the root of what is causing your problem? There many different things that can cause you to have frequent bowel movements and the best solution is usually getting to the root of that and correcting the problem. It could be something you are eating, another medication you are taking or any one of several other options. I am not sure what country you are in, so I don't know what's available to you, but in the U.S. we can purchase Loperamide over the counter for assistance with such problems. Learn more: ## i am in tamilnadu in india,i have stomach problem with three to four times motion in a day and also facing pain in left and right side of my stomach at bottom. now i am taking r...
Updated 6 days ago in Loperamide.
Trapped gas in upper left quadrant
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What kind of tests are needed to find out if one has 'trapped gas in their quadrant' and what type test is needed to discover if there's a 'twisted bowel'?
Updated 13 days ago.
crohnes & moatofen
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I had been Rx' motofen in the early 90's and took it for 20 yr.'s or more & when I could no longer find it did not notice withdrawal symptoms. I desperately need it. Have crohnes and have suffered chronic diarrhea sense I was 26, now 75. Its the only medication that works for me & believe me I've tried them all. ## I have no follow-up regarding motofen. Nobody (Dr's) not interested in talking about it or crohnes. I have heard off & on that motofen will be back with no results or any indication of another medication to take its place. I do feel that if it does come back it will be so expensive that we e cannot afford it and the insurance companies will not honor it. So on with the saga. Will appreciate any insight and/or feedback. Wolfcrick in Texas ## I h...
Updated 20 days ago in Motofen.
Loose Motion immediately after taking food
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I have undergone loose motion since last Sunday which is the dated on 10/04/2011 and the particular I had loose stools three times immediately after taking food. Then I took 2 nos.of anti-diarrhoea capsules bought from a retail outlet called "ASDA" supermarket. The active ingredient of this medicine is "Loperamide Hydrochloride" 2mg and others. it recommends 2 capsules immediately after first loose motion and 1 tablet for subsequent motions. First I took 2 capsules and 1 after the 2 nd loose motion. As a remedy I stopped taking heavy meals and had 4 slices of toated thick white bread with a banana and a cup of thick black coffee with a bit of sugar.For dinner, I had 4 or 5 slices of toasted thick white bread with a bowl of tomato soup. Now it is going to be recover and n...
Updated 23 days ago in Loperamide.
Does anyone know what kind of pill this is? White, oval - on one side imprinted 2 / 125. on the other side imprinted with 1MD. Thanks! JO
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I found a white oval barrel shaped pill with 2 / 125 on one side and 1MD underscored on the other side. Does anyone know what kind of pill this is? Thank you! JO ## Imodium AD 2mg LOPERIMINE/ over simethicone 125 mg. ## Buddy is correct, it is used to treat, or prevent diarrhea, and gas. The FDA lists the typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, stomach pain, and constipation. Are there any other questions?
Updated 23 days ago in Imodium.

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