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how long is human intestine

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arabinda Behura
10 years experience Hospital-based practice
6.9 m: The average length of the small intestine in an adult human male is 6.9 m (22 feet 6 inches), and in an adult female 7.1 m (23 feet 4 inches). It can ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
About 30 feet: Of course, GI length varies based on age, prior inflammatory condtions, surgeries, and drug use (irritant laxatives often result in a floppy, elongate ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fidias De Leon
20 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Very long...: Small intestine approximately 20 feet, and large intestine or colon about 5 feet.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Rafoth
50 years experience Gastroenterology
9 feet: 9 feet.
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Varies: 20-30 feet in adults. As a pathologist, i've often wondered why the variability; no one knows.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldie
47 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Clumsy and awkward: Dyspraxia is just a fancy way of describing someone who is clumsy and awkward. Most of us are born this way. Some develop symptoms due to trauma, in ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Trachea: Varies. Do you mean by weight or length or diameter or what.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aimee Barton
22 years experience Pediatrics
28 days: Medically, babies are considered newborns for 28 days and infants until they are 1 year.
A male asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
40 years experience Internal Medicine
Marijuana : Marijuana is a mixture of green or brown shredded leaves, seeds, stems or flower of the hemp plant. It contains a chemical called tetrahydrocannabinol ... Read More
A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
37 years experience Family Medicine
Depends on type.: There are several species of tapeworms, some are only problems for animals and not humans, some are problems for both. Different tapeworms have life ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Propst
28 years experience Fertility Medicine
Ovulation: Once the lh surge starts you will usually ovulate 36-44 hours later.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
43 years experience Pharmacology
Clindamycin: The half-life of a drug is the time it takes for half of the drug in the body to be eliminated. After 5 half lives, the drug is considered gone from ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dominic Riganotti
24 years experience Infectious Disease
Its not if healthy: Alcaligenes is a genus of gram-negative, pathogenic, opportunistic bacteria. That means that unless your immune system is devastated...The bacteria w ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Rosenberg
45 years experience Dentistry
About 24 Hours: Food is broken down by chewing & digestive enzymes in mouth & swallowed down esophagus to stomach where more enzymes & acid chemically break it down f ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Young
57 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
About 7days: Clomid (clomiphene) acts on estrogen receptors in the brain & is effective for up to 7-10 days after taking it.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Julia Irwin
25 years experience Psychiatry
time MJ in system: The length of time marijuana stays in the body is dependent on many factors. Distribution, metabolism, and elimination. These in turn are affected b ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience Infectious Disease
There are three that: Occur classically in humans. The beef tapeworm, the pork tapeworm and the fish tapeworm. All of these are acquired by eating the undercooked meat of ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
A bacteria in soil: Pseudomonas putida is a bacteria, and is a very common germ that lives in soil and freshwater environments all over the world. It plays a very importa ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kim Schutterle
14 years experience Emergency Medicine
Sperm life: Sperm usually is alive until it dries up.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
Up to 2 years.: The majority of hpv infections remain in the body for a maximum of two years.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Stevens
23 years experience General Surgery
2 weeks to 1month: Ileostomy is usually performed for obstructing cancer or blockage. Also for ulcerative colitis. After having an ileostomy the incision will heal fro ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gene Kaplan
51 years experience Pediatrics
NoroV Contagion: Whereas the symptoms usually begin 12 to 48 hours after ingesting the virus, there is no evidence that sick persons can become long-term carriers of t ... Read More
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