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What is the definition or description of: bowel?

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Dr. Alvin Stein
Pain Management 61 years experience
Intestinal tract: The bowel is the intestinal tract in the body. The small intestine and the large intestine.

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A 33-year-old male asked:

What is the definition or description of: Bowel perforation?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 40 years experience
A hole...: ...that penetrates through the gut (typically large bowel or colon) resulting either as a complication of infection (e.g. diverticular rupture) or of a bowel procedure (like colonoscopy). Sometimes conservatively managed, but often a surgical emergency.
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A 33-year-old male asked:

What is the definition or description of: Bowel spasms?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Bowel spasms: Bowel spasms = spontaneous contractions of colonic muscles (such as in IBS).
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A 28-year-old male asked:

What is the definition or description of: bowel prep?

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Dr. Jay Stylman
General Surgery 39 years experience
Cleansing: This is the flushing out of intestinal contents, usually before colonoscopy or colonic surgery. A solution which traverses the intestines without being absorbed is taken orally, causing a complete cleansing of solid stool from the colon.
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A 28-year-old male asked:

What is the definition or description of: small bowel?

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Dr. Fernando Austin
Gastroenterology 47 years experience
Small bowel: Small bowel refers to the small intestine. This is the portion of the intestine immediately after the stomach.
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A 28-year-old male asked:

What is the definition or description of: short bowel syndrome?

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Dr. Adam Steinlauf
31 years experience
Insufficient bowel: Short bowel is the condition where too much intestine is removed resulting in insufficient ability to maintain nutrition. Conditions such as ischemia or crohn's disease can require large resections of bowel resulting in this condition. Often, patients require special medications to rehab their remaining bowel, peripheral nutrition, or even small bowel transplants.

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