A 45-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me how imperforate anus involve with the digestive system?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Troy Reyna
Pediatric Surgery 46 years experience
Simple: the anus is part of the digestive system. it is the orifice through which waste material is expelled. usually diagnosed at birth and fixed with staged surgery. depending on the complexity, function can be normal or in rare cases can involve constipation and/or incontinence.
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A 48-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me of a charity for imperforate anus?

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Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Charity: I'm not sure if you are looking for one to donate to or if you are looking for help for someone you know with the condition. I am not aware of a specific organization that just deals with imperforate anus. However, if you contact the Pediatric Surgery department of your local Children's Hospital, they likely have charitable foundations set up that deal with kids with this defect.
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Having digestive issues for 3-4 months. Constipation, Anus itching. Today noticed some pink bright blood on my stool during a bowel movement that felt rough at the anus. The stools were somewhat thick that looked like they were breaking apart. ?
Dr. Ayaz Samadani
General Practice 59 years experience
Rectal bleeding: Rectal bleeding may come from hard stools and irritation of the inner lining of rectum or anus specially if there are hemorrhoids.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Can you tell me how our digestive system work?
Dr. Herman Hammerstead
A Verified Doctoranswered
Trauma Surgery 52 years experience
It doesn't: Your kidneys and lungs control your blood pH (homeostasis) by regulating HCO3 and CO2 to keep your blood pH at 7.43.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Please tell me all about the stomach in the digestive system?
Dr. Olaf Johansen
Colon and Rectal Surgery 38 years experience
Starts digestion : In short the stomach act to store food, while digestion begins with a combination of acid, digestive enzymes and mechanical grinding.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Can you tell me how is circulatory system and the digestive system physically conected ?
Dr. Herman Hammerstead
A Verified Doctoranswered
Trauma Surgery 52 years experience
Blood supply: Every organ has as blood supply to supply that organ with O2 and nutrients / take away waste products. The samll bowel absorbs nutrients (digested fo... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Can you tell me how the food travel through the digestive system?
Dr. Randall Rogers
Colon and Rectal Surgery 46 years experience
Food route: chew in mouth, stomach mixes and meters out into duodenum and then into small intestine for absorption. The residual makes it into the right part of ... Read More
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