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is it normal to feel your intestines

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience Internal Medicine
YES: They rumble once in a while, but it should be painless.

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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
37 years experience Family Medicine
Generally not: Proteins tend to take longer to digest. Low fiber diet & poor fluid intake can prolong transit time as well as lead to constipation. Increase fiber (f ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
30 years experience Gastroenterology
Rectal prolapse: Could be a condition called rectal prolapse in which part of the rectum bulges out with straining. If it is protruding out as much as you say, you sho ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Following a meal,: Transit time through the small intestine is anywhere from 45 minute to 90 minutes; then transit time through the colon normally is 24-36 hours. This w ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Giovanna Da Silva
25 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Consult a specialist: Constipation is very common in her age and some people have since childhood. There are so many causes for constipation that the best thing do is to co ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Greg Sorkin
19 years experience Emergency Medicine
Rectus abdominis: Most likely you have weak lower abdominal muscles and that's why your abdomen bulges. It probably is not related to your small intestines. Dietary mod ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience Gastroenterology
Yes: Not unusual after getting the plumbing reworked. Discuss with the surgeon at follow up visit. Not normal to have severe pain, vomiting, no stool ou ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
The danger: Was the problem with her intestine that caused it to be removed. Yes life can return to normal...She may need some dietary adjustments, and hopefully ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
No: If they are large one would think about lymphoma.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Drewitz
26 years experience Gastroenterology
Yes...: Abdominal symptoms e.g. Discomfort, cramping etc. Is often referred pain from either the small or large intestine. The location of the pain in the ab ... Read More
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