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what causes a hole in your intestine

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colin Kerr
43 years experience Family Medicine
Colon perforation: The most feared complication of a colonoscopy or colon biopsy is the risk of perforation--inadvertently cutting through the entire thickness of the bo ... Read More

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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
INTESTINAL PAIN: Causes of intestinal pain can include but are not limited to: irritable bowel syndrome, intestinal blockage (adhesions & hernias), colitis, ileus & sm ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Mangus
21 years experience Transplant Surgery
Likely scar tissue: The intestine in the abdomen has a normal anatomic orientation, just like any other organ. There is generally no scarring. However, if you have surge ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Linder
42 years experience Family Medicine
Peritoneal loss: Intestinal adhesions are due to the loss of the protective peritoneal membrane which envelops the small and large intestines. This is most commonly du ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Farhad Sigari
19 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yuk Mouth :): Poor oral hygiene (not brushing and not flossing) can lead to a wide array of dental problems including severe cavities. A visit to the dentist is a g ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Warren Foster
19 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
Septal defect: Fetal blood circulation requires a connection between the two sides of the heart. Normally, this closes during birth, but occasionally a communicatio ... Read More
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A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vivek Huilgol
34 years experience Gastroenterology
Within and without..: The obstrction can be form something within the lumen (the passage) or within the wall or from externally (within the abdomen but outside the si). Wit ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
All of them.: Gas in your intestines is due to air swallowing, fermentation by gut bacteria and by chemical reactions. Any and all of them have been shown to cause ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Weaknerss: A weakness or hole develops in the fibers that hold a person together. Most common hernias are in the groin or umbilical region. The hole or weakness ... Read More
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vadim Glukh
22 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Several causes?: Aside from a gun shot, this could be also caused by emphysema often associated with smoking history.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Upper abdomen: Hiatal hernia is a bulge of the upper stomach into the chest region. It occurs through the hiatus in the diaphragm muscle, through the passage space f ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Inflammation v. what: "Knots" as described are not diagnostic of an inflammatory condition, so if there is doubt as the diagnosis or a new inflammatory condition may be pr ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Chapman
40 years experience Cardiology
Heart function: A hole in the heart (septal defect) does not typically worsen. If there is enough flow across the defect for a long enough time, it may lead to cardi ... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Nothing: Unless you are having symptoms of bowel obstruction. Usually the kink is due to prior abdominal surgery and adhesions. The obstruction can be partial, ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Rocamboli
17 years experience Family Medicine
A lot of things: A lot of things can cause it. However, if he is otherwise healthy, high up on my list would be ingestion of something sharp, like a piece of metal or ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shalabh Bansal
12 years experience Pediatrics
Mass: Infection, cancer, anatomical... Please see your physician.
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
39 years experience Geriatrics
Foruncle?: If there is pus coming out it is an small abscess or foruncle usually caused by staphylococcus. All pus has to come out. Sometimes drs prescribe ant ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Yeast: Every single living human has yeast in them and on them. It is a myth that this normal bug causes widespread disease. Your symptoms are not caused by ... Read More
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Morell
28 years experience Rheumatology
The: Hernia in the gastro esophageal junction may allow acid reflux to irritate your esophagus and cause heartburn.
A 68-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Para
29 years experience General Surgery
Yes.: Insufflated air from colonoscopy does pass the ileocecal valve and to a degree insufflate small bowel. An inguinal hernia sac may contain omentum (fa ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Waskowitz
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Blind pouch: Appendix is a blind pouch with an opening but no exit. Items can get trapped inside but may not exit and become infected.
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Glenn Kaye
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Clarification needed: Such a vague symptom as "ear swelling" needs clarification. Painful or painless? Red or not? Location of the swelling? Without more details the pos ... Read More
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