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Bowel Sounds Absent Silent Abdomen
This morning I heard this loud popping sound from left sidebof abdomen. Could it be bowel perforation, a little pain bur thats all.?
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
Hypoactive bowel sounds with a loud sound of air pushing in llq, ulq also having diaherra with bright red blood a lot & abdomen distension left side?
Loud gurgling sounds in abdomen, had a small bowel movement and felt incomplete and still loud gurgling and now I'm panicking that something serious!
Not likely. Constant: intestinal muscle waves of contraction, back & forth, called peristalsis, under both brain & local control, is what mixes the ~7 liters/day of water excreted from blood stream into intestines to mix with food into a thin watery soup; the motion both mixing digestive enzymes with/break-down food molecules & constantly changing intestinal wall exposure for selective absorption. Air in water gurgles. ...Read more
Lower abdomen/around the belly button pain mainly after meals (persists), bloating, gas, bowel sounds for the past couple of days. What could it be?
?IBS: Could be IBS. Please see "The Gut Solution" website for more details on diagnosis and management. ...Read more
No: Ultrasound is a rough method for imaging in the abdomen. It can find well defined lesions of the liver, follow presence of cysts of the ovary or even examine large uterine fibroids. Colon ca begins within the bowel and until it has grown extensive with marked local symptoms as the lesion grows by expanding the bowel, it wont be seen for the most part by ultrasound. ...Read more
NO: Ultrasound is not used to detect colon cancer. Colon cancer screening is done with "fecal occult blood tests" - checking to see if there's blood in the stool, usually part of a physical exam. Colonoscopy is recommended every 10 years in all people over 50 - earlier and more frequently if there is family history, other risk factors or worrisome clinical signs such as passing blood in the stool. ...Read more
No: Ultrasound are not made to discover colon cancer each diagnostic machine has a purpose if you want to know if you have a colon cancer or not colonoscopy is the best tool ct scan can tell you more if the cancer is outside the colon or not but by itself is not the right tool for discovering or screening colon cancer colonoscopy is the only tool. ...Read more
Colon cancer with hypoactive bowel sounds, distended abdomen, hypoactive bowel sounds, no bowel movement 2 days?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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