Intestinal Obstruction

Saturday, April 9th, 2011

Intestinal Obstruction is a medical condition, in which a blockage seriously impairs intestinal contents passage or completely stops. Intestinal Obstruction can happen anywhere within the intestine. When intestine fills with gas, digestive secretions, fluid, or food, it swells like a soft hose. In infants and newborns such disorder is usually resulted from volvulus (twisting of […]

Diverticulitis

Saturday, April 9th, 2011

Diverticulitis is a medical condition in which infection or inflammation of 1 or more diverticula, occurs. Diverticulitis is less likely to occur in individuals under age of 40, than in those over 40. However, it may be severe in individuals of any age. Usually the symptoms of Diverticulitis include fever, tenderness (mostly in lower left […]

Antibiotic-Associated Colitis

Thursday, April 7th, 2011

Antibiotic-Associated Colitis is a medical condition, in which large intestine’s inflammation caused by using antibiotics, occurs. Various antibiotics alter the balance among the bacteria’s quantity and types in the intestine, allowing specific disease causing bacteria to multiply. The bacterium called Clostridium Difficile most commonly results in problems; it produces 2 toxins that may injure the […]

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