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A 26-year-old female asked:

How long are your intestines?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Fidias De Leon
Nuclear Medicine 22 years experience
Very long...: Small intestine approximately 20 feet, and large intestine or colon about 5 feet.
Dr. William Cromwell
Clinical Lipidology 35 years experience
Total 25 - 28 Feet: The small intestine is 20-23 feet long, while the large intestine is approximately 5 feet long. In total, the small and large intestine are 25 - 28 feet in length.
Last updated Jan 29, 2019


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