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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


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Have very sore anus, had diahrea, now just gas & extreme lower tummy pain after meals, feels like my bowel is trying to collapse outwards?

Have very sore anus, had diahrea, now just gas & extreme lower tummy pain after meals, feels like my bowel is trying to collapse outwards?

See a doctor: Although I think that your sore anus is the result of your diarhea, you seem to be still suffering from a gastrointestinal condition. Causes are many and would be best handled by your doctor who could rule out any of the significant ones which can result in serious illness. Possible causes include infectious gastroenteritis (food poisoning), diverticulitis, colitis, irritable bowel syndrome. ...Read more

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Can you please advise the treatments available for a collapsed bowel? This is due to an un-treated prolapse!

Can you please advise the treatments available for a collapsed bowel? This is due to an un-treated prolapse!

Usually surgical: Depending on the amount of prolapse, at your age surgical treatments are very effective and will help with your symptoms. These are usually done vaginally. See your doctor for all the options available to you. ...Read more

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Can Coumadin levels be accurately monitored by a finger stick instead of a blood draw? Following a roux-n-y gastric bypass I suffered a perforated ulcer, splenectomy, collapsed lung, disconnected bowel, numerous septic infections, 18 months of picc lines,

Can Coumadin levels be accurately monitored by a finger stick instead of a blood draw? Following a roux-n-y gastric bypass I suffered a perforated ulcer, splenectomy, collapsed lung, disconnected bowel, numerous septic infections, 18 months of picc lines,

Yes. A finger stick: It sounds like you have suffered some real problems. I know it seems hard to believe, but you will likely have a full recovery. There is a bright light at the end of the tunnel. ...Read more

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I collapsed but recovered within 3 minutes and felt nauseous, bowel movements and felt like blood was draining out of my head. Why?

Dangerous...: This could definitely be very dangerous especially in your age group. My advice is to get seen as soon as possible since this could be a heart problem, stroke, dangerous infections. Please get seen by a doctor in order to have a formal evaluation and figure out what happened. ...Read more

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Not sure why my lower abdomen upper pelvic area indents as iff collapsed, when sitting up or flexing that area what does this mean?

Not sure why my lower abdomen upper pelvic area indents as iff collapsed, when sitting up or flexing that area what does this mean?

Skin Folds: Probably just the way your skin folds. Don't worry about it unless you are having pain, vomiting, or any other symptoms. ...Read more

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I had a CT scan done for pain in my lower abdomen, the results show that I have a collapsed sigmoid colon. What does this mean and what can be done?

I had a CT scan done for pain in my lower abdomen, the results show that I have a collapsed sigmoid colon. What does this mean and what can be done?

See your doctor: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more

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What is ilius bowel?

What is ilius bowel?

Paralyzed intestine: Normally the bowel is usually moving, milking contents forward, in waves of contractions (peristalsis). When it stops, it's called ileus. It is seen with narcotic pain meds, some other medications, electrolyte imbalances, post-operatively, and in some patients with slow motility. Being very sick or bed bound can also contribute. If the underlying cause is fixed, it usually resolves with time. ...Read more

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What is a loopy bowel?

What is a loopy bowel?

Elongated descending: Colon.
This article should explain:
http://www.healthline.com/health/redundant-colon

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What is bowel ischamia?

What is bowel ischamia?

Quite a problem!: Lack of blood to the bowel. The symptoms are aches and pains and generally missed until the bowel dies off in which case there is a catastrophe!
Can be diagnosed with any dye study of the bowel ...Read more

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How can I wake up a lazy bowel?

Magnesium oxide caps: 2-3 magnesium oxide capsules for tablets
per day should help. Each capsule or
tablet could be 400 or 500 mg.
Most people are deficient in this essential mineral. ...Read more

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What does peristalsing bowel mean?

What does peristalsing bowel mean?

Moving bowel: Sometimes physician listens to abdomen with stethoscope and hears bowel making noise of normal movement or peristalysis. Sometimes if very hungry sounds can be heard related to bowel motion. It is normal for bowel to make some noise when peristalses. No bowel sounds mean bowel is staying completely still sometimes called paralytic ileum. High pitched sounds can be heard in bowel obstruction. ...Read more

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What does a home bowel cleanse mean?

As it sounds: You give youself an enema. No magic. Unless you're super-constipated, it's a dumb idea. ...Read more

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What is it when your bowel is green?

Green: Stool is a result of food you have ingested or amounts of bile in your stool occasionally greenish diarrhea might be an indicator of salmonella but I think your stool is just a basic green BM ...Read more

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What is the medicine for loose bowel?

Diagnosis: The Best therapy is to get it evaluated. ...Read more

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What is mean by change in bowel habit?

What is mean by change in bowel habit?

Change in : Frequency, consistency, caliber, color of bowel movement. Or new findings such as discomfort with voiding or blood in stool. ...Read more

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What can I do to address a bowel spasm?

Bowel spasm: Hyoscyamine is a prescription medication which relaxes smooth muscle and can reduce pain with bowell spasms. Talk to your doctor about prescribing the medicine. ...Read more

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What's multiple filled bowel loops mean?

What's multiple filled bowel loops mean?

Air/fluid: Air and fluid in bowel loops. It significance is related to the underlying disease/symptom complex and degree/ extent of dilatations. ...Read more

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What would cause inflamed bowel on cy scan?

What would cause inflamed bowel on cy scan?

U mean CT scan?: A ct scan may identify bowel wall thickening due to inflammatory conditions (colitis, diverticulitis, infection), infiltrative disease (like cancer), ischemic injury, others. What symptoms or circumstances exist that prompted the ct scan to be ordered? ...Read more

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How do you treat imflammatory bowel disease?

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IBS: The goal is to relieve symptoms. Life style changes are important, such as regular exercises & improved sleep, avoid caffeine/tea/cola, increase fiber intake, avoid large meals, talk to your doctor about medications to relieve constipation or diarrhea or intestinal infections. ...Read more

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Chronic bowel upset, any suggestions please?

Chronic bowel upset, any suggestions please?

Bowel upset?: There is not enough detail here to know what you mean by chronic bowel upset. Often chronic G.I. problems respond to increasing the amount of fiber in the diet. If a simple measure like that does not help, however, then I would recommend seeing your doctor for evaluation. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: bowel?

Intestinal tract: The bowel is the intestinal tract in the body. The small intestine and the large intestine. ...Read more

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Can att cause distended bowel syndrome? Anil

What's ATT?: I don't think u r referring to the cell phone company. Kindly resend the question ...Read more

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Is it normall to have a bowel movment every 2days?

Probably: Bowel movement regularity can vary from daily to every two or three days. Most people average at least daily but we are all different. I would encourage healthy diet and exercise with making sure you get appropriate fiber in your diet for colon health. If you experience any slowing down in your bowel movemente then start with gentle osmotic laxatives like MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) or stool softener colace. ...Read more

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Thickening of the lower bowel, what does that mean?

Thickening of the lower bowel, what does that mean?

Incomplete descripti: Did you have a radiological test like CT scan which was read by radiologist like that. It may mean nothing significant or may mean some inflammation. Get an opinion from gastroenterologist. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is happening when your bowel flow on its own?

Med eval: If it is liquid — the transit time through the colon is probably too rapid. Any problem with tone of annal sphincter? If this is a change if bowel habitus for you, would recommend medical evaluation. ...Read more

Bowel (Definition)

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


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Collapse (Definition)

Collapse = rapid prostration. ...Read more