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Question: intestinal skin shedding?

 123zoey - Tue Sep 16, 2008 6:57 am

In the past few months I have been having what seems to be shedding of my intestinal lining. (the matter looks like skin and the process is painful) along with this I also get bouts of diarreah that bring on severe hot flashes and cold sweats. My diet has not changed from what it used to be so I am pretty sure it is not a new food causing this sudden onset. I would like to know what may cause this so that it may be treated. I seem to loose what appears to be skin if i have gas also and this has become embarrasing
 Dr.M.Aroon kamath - Tue Oct 20, 2009 8:15 pm

User avatar Hi,
Shedding of "visible" intestinal lining (the mucosa) is almost unheard of( as far as my knowledge goes). Even if the mocosa is shed in bits, it will be most likely transparent or translucent, but not like skin.
Some other possibilities are...
- segments of certain worms (tape worms)
- membranes or pseudo-membranes (Pseudo-membranous enterocolitis)
- undigested food material (ex:vegetable skin)
- Crohn's disease.
Have you consulted a doctor? Please let us know your progress and the final diagnosis.
Good luck!

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