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Dr. Marvin Ott
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Bowel Rotated In Belly (Overview)

A birth defect called intestinal malrotation can make infants more likely to develop a volvulus. However, a volvulus can occur without malrotation. A volvulus is a twisting of the intestine that can occur in childhood. It causes a blockage, and may cut off blood flow and damage part of the intestine.


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What does bowel malrotation mean ?

What does bowel malrotation mean ?

Congenital issue: While developing as a fetus, your bowel is initially a straight tube but as it grows and changes into the various parts of the gut (stomach, intestine, colon, etc) it rotates in a left to right orientation to lay in your abdomen. Malrotation simply means this process was not completed. Having malrotation does not necessarily cause problems and is common and goes un-noticed in most. ...Read more

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Dr. Marvin Ott
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Bowel Rotated In Belly (Overview)

A birth defect called intestinal malrotation can make infants more likely to develop a volvulus. However, a volvulus can occur without malrotation. A volvulus is a twisting of the intestine that can occur in childhood. It causes a blockage, and may cut off blood flow and damage part of the intestine.


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How can I get rid from my stomach disorders and bowel problems?

Start w/ evaluation: There are lots of reasons for abdominal discomfort & many are not due to the GI tract. Bowel "problems" often accompany GI disorders--whether functional or "organic." if pain with meals consider peptic (acid), biliary, or pancreatic disease. If bleeding or tenderness is present, this suggests inflammation, ischemia, or infection. Exquisite tenderness is quite concerning. Please see your doctor. ...Read more

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I need to use heating pad on my abdomen every morning during breakfast to prevent cramping & relax it so i can have a bowel movement. What's going on?

I need to use heating pad on my abdomen every morning during breakfast to prevent cramping & relax it so i can have a bowel movement. What's going on?

Mineral deficiency?: Cramping that prevents bowel movements may be caused by mineral deficiencies, esp. Magnesium deficiency, but possibly calcium or potassium. It could also be related to chronic constipation. Parasites or other infections are also possible.You might try magnesium citrate or glycinate, but this also is deserving of evaluation by your regular doctor (or a GI specialist if you don't have a family doc). ...Read more

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What to expect from malrotation bowel surgery?

What to expect from malrotation bowel surgery?

Think garden hose: Your intestines are a complex hose like structure that forms outside of the body during fetal life & drops back in, settling in place. For some, odd placing& increased mobility allow it to twist on itself like a garden hose at some point. Repair requires surgeon untwist the bowel & examine it .Sometimes the twist cuts off the blood & a segment dies, requiring removal. The bowel is then secured. ...Read more

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What is the bowel malrotation ?

What is the bowel malrotation ?

Developmental error: In fetus in initial stages of development all bowel is out side like a garden house, as abdominal wall develops it returns back in side in a systemic patron get rearranged by a series of steps, ( called rotation ) partial failure , like bands ( lad's ) etc called partial malrotation will cause obstruction of bowel in new born or later stages of life.Yes treatable by surgery. ...Read more

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What does bowel malrotation mean ?

Congenital issue: While developing as a fetus, your bowel is initially a straight tube but as it grows and changes into the various parts of the gut (stomach, intestine, colon, etc) it rotates in a left to right orientation to lay in your abdomen. Malrotation simply means this process was not completed. Having malrotation does not necessarily cause problems and is common and goes un-noticed in most. ...Read more

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What is partial malrotation of the small bowel?

What is partial malrotation of the small bowel?

Development error: In fetus in initial stages of development all bowel is out side like a garden house, as abdominal wall develops it returns back in side in a systemic patron get rearranged by a series of steps, ( called rotation ) partial failure , like bands ( lad's ) etc called partial malrotation will cause obstruction of bowel in new born or later stages of life. ...Read more

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What does partial malrotation of the small bowel mean ?

What does partial malrotation of the small bowel mean ?

Think garden hose: Your intestines are a complex hose like structure that forms outside of the body during fetal life & drops back in, settling in place. For some, odd placing& increased mobility allow it to twist on itself like a garden hose at some point. Repair requires surgeon untwist the bowel & examine it .Sometimes the twist cuts off the blood & a segment dies, requiring removal. The bowel is then secured. ...Read more

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Recently dx'd w/congenital bowel malrotation@42 yrs old. Not pregnant presently. What about pregnancy with bowel malrotation is risky for both me/baby

Recently dx'd w/congenital bowel malrotation@42 yrs old. Not pregnant presently. What about pregnancy with bowel malrotation is risky for both me/baby

Perhaps: Malrotation typically predisposes to 2 complications: duodenal obstruction by ladd's bands, or mesenteric volvulus of the small bowel due to the very narrow base of the mesentery. Pregnancy doesn't increase the risk, but if either occurs, the x-ray evaluation may harm the fetus (1st trimester in particular), and a volvulus could be catastrophic for both mother & fetus. ...Read more

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16 mos abd pain l side, now steady dull ache, sharp @ xs, 4 abd cts = wnl, 5th CT 5/6/13: bowel malrotation. No hx! how missed? Adult onset? Next?

16 mos abd pain l side, now steady dull ache, sharp @ xs, 4 abd cts = wnl, 5th CT 5/6/13: bowel malrotation. No hx!  how missed? Adult onset? Next?

Malrotation?: You are a 41 year old female with abdominal complaints. You have received 4 ct scans without a diagnosis. On the 5th ct scan a finding of malrotation was noted. The finding of malrotation usually can be determined but ct scan may not be usual method. Placing a nasogastric tube and doing abdominal x-ray, checking x-ray of chest. Talk to your doctor to review records. ...Read more

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Whatever causes the scrotum to move causes pulling pain in the lower abdomen right side.40 days earlier i rotated rt.Testis centre2thigh.Usg ok so y?

Whatever causes the scrotum to move causes pulling pain in the lower abdomen right  side.40 days earlier i rotated rt.Testis centre2thigh.Usg ok so y?

Testicular abnormal: Thee ongoing questions are getting harder and harder to answer. I doubt that any of us at this point can add anything further. If you have not seen a urologist yet please do so. You need someone on the ground giving you accurate advice. ...Read more

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Where is the pain in my abdomen if I have an irritated bowel?

Where is the pain in my abdomen if I have an irritated bowel?

Anywhere/Everywhere: The GI tract has a very limited # of symptoms to signal its distress--nausea/vomiting, diarrhea/constipation, bloating, pain, fullness, bleeding, etc. As you know, many of these characterize ibs, but are also seen with inflammatory, infectious, ischemic, malabsorptive, and functional disorders. Directed lab work, imaging, biopsies, stool studies are appropriate in excluding non-ibs pathology. ...Read more

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My 13y/o daughter states she started having pain to her right abdomen afterschool last bowel was yesterday and started pd today what's good for e pain?

My 13y/o daughter states she started having pain to her right abdomen afterschool last bowel was yesterday and started pd today what's good for e pain?

Appendicitis: Right side abdominal pain in a female could be related to inflamed appendicitis, ovarian problems, kidney stones, or just gas. Observe other new signs (fever, more generalized pain, back pain, vomiting). Sometimes pain medications in abdominal pain are bad initially because they can mask the signs of appendicitis. ...Read more

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What are some causes for free-air in an abdomen other than a perforated bowel?

What are some causes for free-air in an abdomen other than a perforated bowel?

Recent surgery: usually perforated bowel. however if the patient had a recent surgery or abdominal procedure, there can be free air in the abdomen for a few days. ...Read more

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Very disdended abdomen..minimul bowel spunds..occ vomitting..ab pain..should i be seen in er?

Emergenc Obstruction: This could be serious.... any history of abdominal surgeries in the past? THIS IS AN EMERGENCY until proven otherwise. Bowel Obstruction ?? Decreased Abdominal sounds with Vomiting dictates that partial or full BOWEL OBSTRUCTION must be ruled out immedately. Do NOT eat or drink until cleared by a doctor in Emergency or a surgeon. You may need abdominal Xrays and or CT scan of Abdomen. ...Read more

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Can ittitable bowel cause pain in abdomen and small intestines around belly button to the left & right of it?

Can ittitable bowel cause pain in abdomen and small intestines around belly button to the left & right of it?

Yes: It can cause any of that pain, but you should have it checked out by a gastroenterologist to rule out other causes of the disease. But all of those pains can be from ibs - good luck. ...Read more

Intestine (Definition)

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 ...Read more


Bowel (Definition)

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