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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
39 years experience Gastroenterology
Colon dysfunction: The colon's primary function is absorption of water (mostly right colon) & storage of solid waste (mostly left colon). Continence of stool relies prim ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Gromko
48 years experience Family Medicine
Fluid resorption: The large intestine moves liquid food from the small intestine all the way to the anus. In the process, the large intestine soaks up fluid - creating ... Read More
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Dr. Sewa Legha
50 years experience Medical Oncology
Nothing major: The main functions of large intestine is to act as a reservoir for the fecal matter. It also absorbs water from the stools so they get solidified. Th ... Read More
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A 3-year-old male asked:
Dr. Orrin Ailloni-Charas
29 years experience Anesthesiology
Keep him : We'll hydrated and make sure he eats food with fiber.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Pregnancy possible: Pregnancy is possible as long as your have the reproductive organs to do the same. If you have a colostomy, obstruction during pregnancy is not very c ... Read More
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Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
3 things?: (1) This is the disposal site for your body waste- being constipated is no fun. Without it, you will have to go to the bathroom soon after eating. (2 ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
31 years experience Gastroenterology
Absorb water: Stool as it leaves the small intestine is very liquid. As it travels through the colon, water is absorbed from it so that it is more formed by the tim ... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Binford
38 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Abdomen: The large intestine or colon is in the abdominal cavity. It begins in the right lower area of your belly. It goes up under your right rib cage near th ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
35 years experience Gastroenterology
Large intestine: The large intestine primarily absorbs water from the stool mixture, associated with ions, nutrients, and vitamins produced by the gut bacteria. By abs ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Mangus
22 years experience Transplant Surgery
Diarrhea/dehydration: The large intestine has two primary functions: 1) storage of stool and 2) absorption of water. When food leaves the small intestine, it is liquid. By ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kitturah Schomberg-Klaiss
28 years experience Family Medicine
Colostomy/illeostomy: Generally, if the colon needs to be removed for some reason, the surgeon will create a place on the abdominal wall where the intestines can drain. Dep ... Read More
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