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Intestine (Overview)

The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten goes on long journey.


Dr. Jordan Rush Dr. Rush
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
9 years in practice
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
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Took out most of sm intestine how do I eat?

Took out most of sm intestine how do I eat?

Difficult: You are certainly at risk of malabsorption and a condition called short bowel syndrome. Sometimes you may need supplemental nutrition such as tpn. ...Read more

Intestine (Overview)

The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten goes on long journey.


Dr. Ramon Garcia-septien Dr. Garcia-septien
Family Medicine
41 years in practice
University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
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Why does my intestines hurt when i go for a jogg?

Why does my intestines hurt when i go for a jogg?

Abnormal: Go to see a g i doctor to rule any obstructions or another condition. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Hulse Dr. Hulse
Gynecology
23 years in practice
East Tennessee State University James H. Quillen College of Medicine
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Living with Bowel Incontinence (Checklist)

Don't be embarrassed to discuss with your healthcare professional.
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Avoid trigger foods and activities.
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Use over the counter bulking agents like fiber.
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Use over the counter antidiarrheals.
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Dr. Philip Miller Dr. Miller
Family Medicine
43 years in practice
Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine
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Dr. M. Jay Petruska Dr. Petruska
Family Medicine
28 years in practice
Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences College of Osteopathic Medicine
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My intestines are hanging out of my butt hole. How much tape do I need?

My intestines are hanging out of my butt hole. How much tape do I need?

Rectal Prolapse: You may have a rectal prolapse. You don't need tape, you need to see your primary care physician for an evaluation. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Seibert Dr. Seibert
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
31 years in practice
University of Louisville School of Medicine
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Living with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (Checklist)

Try to notice and avoid precipitating factors
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Start a trial of increased dietary fiber
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See your PMD or gastroenterologist if symptoms persist
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Dr. Elie Schochet Dr. Schochet
Surgery - Colorectal
14 years in practice
Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
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I feel like my intestines are sticking when I get up from laying on one side for a long periid of time. What is this?

I feel like my intestines are sticking when I get up from laying on one side for a long periid of time. What is this?

Consider hernia: If it is one on one particular place and/or you have any prior surgery to the area, a hernia can give you that sensation. If you are constipated and don't have regular bowel movements, then you may just have a bloating sensation that is more noticable when you are on one side for a prolonged period of time. ...Read more

Dr. David Ziring Dr. Ziring
Pediatrics - Gastroenterology
18 years in practice
George Washington University Medical School
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Dr. Ed Friedlander Dr. Friedlander
Pathology
40 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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Is it unhealthy & how? If i stopped eating & instead start living off of nutrition from IV or something so that i no longer have to use my intestines?

Is it unhealthy & how? If i stopped eating & instead start living off of nutrition from IV or something so that i no longer have to use my intestines?

Suit yourself: First, visit a hospital and see the patients on hyperalimentation / total parenteral nutrition, which is what you are proposing to do. Ask how good it feels, how much it costs, whether they miss sinking their teeth into a burger, and what it's like to get an infection. I do appreciate your asking though. ...Read more

Dr. Charles Cattano Dr. Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
35 years in practice
State University of New York Upstate Medical University
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How can I stop the bubbling in my intestines?

How can I stop the bubbling in my intestines?

Low FOD-MAP diet: may help, as may bifidobacter-enriched probiotics, to name only a few options. See my many other HeathTap answers regarding "gas" please. ...Read more

Dr. Ayisha Gani Dr. Gani
Internal Medicine
years in practice
Madurai University, Tirunelveli Medical College
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I had a worm In my intestine what I do now ?

 I had a worm In my intestine what I do now
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Worm infestation: worm infestations can be treated with medication. Failing to treat may cause other consequences. Consult your doctor. Follow hygienic precaution and food sanitation from your end. ...Read more

Dr. Qamar Khan Dr. Khan
Pain Management
13 years in practice
Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine
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I have extreme pain in intestines, what to do?

I have extreme pain in intestines, what to do?

See your doctor: Without a full examination and history, hard to say much more. ...Read more

Dr. Yash Khanna Dr. Khanna
Family Medicine
53 years in practice
University of Lucknow, K. G. Medical College
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There is a lot of mucus in my intestines how do I renove?

There is a lot of mucus in my intestines how do I renove?

It removes by itself: How do you know you have lot of mucous in your intestines.Well even if you have it you need not do anything as it will get removed naturally through the GI tract. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Seibert Dr. Seibert
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
31 years in practice
University of Louisville School of Medicine
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I have swollen small intestines what can I do for the discomfort?

I have swollen small intestines what can I do for the discomfort?

Abdominal discomfort: Abdominal discomfort can occur for many reasons, not just for problems with the small intestine. If this is an ongoing problem or if it is acutely severe, then you should be seen by your doctor or an emergency room to sort it out. If it lasts longer than a day or two, or if it is getting worse, please seek care promptly. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Mangus Dr. Mangus
Surgery - Transplant
18 years in practice
Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine
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Help docs! i'm trying to find out what causes an obstruction of the intestine?

Help docs! i'm trying to find out what causes an obstruction of the intestine?

Hernia, scar tissue: The two most common causes are hernias and scar tissue. A hernia is a defect in the abdominal cavity. The intestine gets stuck in this defect, causing a blockage. If it stays too long, this portion of the intestine can die. Similarly, scars in the abdomen, usually from previous surgery, can result in a blockage when the intestine gets tangles around the scar tissue. Other causes are less likely. ...Read more

Dr. Martha Hidalgo Dr. Hidalgo
Internal Medicine
27 years in practice
Greater National University of San Marcos Academic Program
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I feel sudden sharp pain in intestine sometimes i don't know why. Why it's happening?

I feel sudden sharp pain in intestine sometimes i don't know why.  Why it's happening?

Several causes: Abdominal pain from the bowels could occur because of increase peristalsis or contractions, like in irritable bowel syndrome, or due to excess of gas production associated with bloatines, maybe due to some food intolerance. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Uyeda Dr. Uyeda
Surgery
41 years in practice
Boston University School of Medicine
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I have twisted intestines due to lots of surgeries. What happens when the bowels block?

Nausea, vomiting,: Severe abdominal pain, obstipation, and distention are cardinal signs. Intestinal obstruction can progress to strangulation, perforation, peritonitis, and even death. You should see a surgeon for more details. ...Read more

Dr. Bernard Seif Dr. Seif
Clinical Psychology
36 years in practice
University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
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I've been getting immobilizing pain in my intestines. Is that something I need checked out?

I've been getting immobilizing pain in my intestines. Is that something I need checked out?

Intestinal pain: Yes, any pain needs to be examined by your doctor. You MAY have a digestive issue or something more such as a blockage which can be very dangerous. A recent study indicates that pain is the number one reason people see their doctors. Peace and good health. ...Read more

Dr. Charles Cattano Dr. Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
35 years in practice
State University of New York Upstate Medical University
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I am curious, no one can give me a straight answer for how much weight is stored in your intestines due to waste?

I am curious, no one can give me a straight answer for how much weight is stored in your intestines due to waste?

3-4 pounds: Plan on losing about 3-4 pounds after drinking a colonoscopy preparation. This is a one-time "cleanse" and is neither recommended for repeat application to effect weight loss, nor are colon cleansers of any kind justifiable as a weight loss gimmick. See earlier healthtap answers about why not to use "detox" or "cleansers.". ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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This is weird. It keeps feeling like my intestines are swelling. I can actually feel it sweeling what's gojng on here?

The only way to : Really get a handle on this one is with a thorough medical history, physical examination & pertinent studies. Recommend medical evaluation. ...Read more

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Bowel (Definition)

The bowel is the intestinal tract in the body. The small intestine ...Read more