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Intestinal disease

Also known as Bowel Disease and Intestinal Disorder

In human anatomy, the intestine (or bowel, hose or gut) is the segment of the alimentary canal extending from the pyloric sphincter of the stomach to the anus and, in humans and other mammals, consists of two segments, the small intestine and the large intestine. In humans, the small intestine is further subdivided into the duodenum, jejunum and ileum while the large intestine is subdivided into the cecum and colon.

Source: Wikipedia

What are the symptoms?

Within all the people who go to their doctor with intestinal disease, 77% report having sharp abdominal pain, 47% report having vomiting, and 45% report having diarrhea. The symptoms that are highly suggestive of intestinal disease are regurgitation and rectal bleeding, although you may still have intestinal disease without those symptoms.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with intestinal disease often receive hematologic tests, complete blood count, radiographic imaging procedure, x-ray computed tomography, intravenous fluid replacement, urinalysis, glucose measurement and plain x-ray .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with intestinal disease include midazolam (versed), metronidazole, zosyn, mesalamine (asacol), diatrizoate, nefazodone, cefoxitin, dolasetron (anzemet), simethicone (degas), ampicillin, ritonavir (norvir), parenteral nutrition solution and moricizine .

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for intestinal disease include age 60-74 years. On the other hand, age 1-4 years almost never get intestinal disease.

Age

< 1 years
0.5x
1-4 years
0.0x
5-14 years
0.5x
15-29 years
0.5x
30-44 years
1.0x
45-59 years
1.3x
60-74 years
1.7x
75+ years
1.5x

Sex

Male
1.1x
Female
0.9x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
0.6x
Hispanic
0.8x
White
1.2x
Other
0.9x
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