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Difference between small intestine volvulus and large intestine volvulus

A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
43 years experience Pediatric Surgery
Possibly: The correct term is malrotation. This causes a twist in the intestine which cuts off the blood supply. This necessitates removal of a portion of dead ... Read More
Dr. Charles Breaux
38 years experience Pediatric Surgery
Quite possibly: You say your small intestine was knotted up. That could indeed be midgut volvulus in which your small bowel was twisted around a narrow mesentery, or ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Possibly: This may have been a volvulus. Have you asked your parents what the diagnosis was? It is helpful to have an accurate knowledge of our past medical h ... Read More

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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
See below: The small intestine is the primary absorptive surface to allow nutrients to enter the blood stream for your nutrition. The colon or large intestine pr ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Estimate: Within a few minutes as long as no obstruction to outlet of stomach.Large intestin would probably take several hours. In a newborn who is born with ai ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Variable: To the stomach: 15 seconds. To the small intestine: 60 minutes to several hours. To the large intestine and evacuation: 24-72 hours but all of the abo ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carson Liu
33 years experience General Surgery
Bloody BM: Blood in your bowel movements should be characterized. Is it blood streaked. Small bowel bleeding usually causes black bowel movements unless you are ... Read More
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. M. Hytham Beck
42 years experience General Surgery
Question: I understood your condition but I did not see a question so what really are your concern and what is your question good luck
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Colon cancer...: ...Seldom causes pain, ; would be unusual for an otherwise low risk gentleman in his 20's. There are lots of reasons for abdominal pain (see the many ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Terry Simpson
34 years experience General Surgery
Yes: It can cause any of that pain, but you should have it checked out by a gastroenterologist to rule out other causes of the disease. But all of those pa ... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
46 years experience Radiology
Yes: Each 100mg dose would add about 5mg of sodium to your diet. So, a few doses a day should not be an issue.
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