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Colon Vs Intestine
Absorption: The primary purpose of the small intestine is to digest and absorb nutrition. The primary purpose of the colon is to absorb water. Problems with transit time through the small intestine (ie not enought length or too rapid a transit time) can cause malabsorption syndromes because the intestine does not have enough length or time to absorb all the nutrition coming down the pike.
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
Part of them: Intestines is the generic term for the digestive tract from stomach to the end of the colon. The colon is the lower portion of the tract and is used to absorb moisture, manufacture certain vitamins and absorb a few important nutrients. It also stores and allows for proper elimination of non-digestible foods.
Bowel Purge: The absence of solid fecal matter as well as light yellow or clear liquid output from the bowels would suggest clean or cleared intestines. Many agents are used to purge the bowel prior to colonoscopy and the endoscopist looks for the aforementioned to determine the quality of the bowel preparation. Bear in mind that by definition, the bowel is not “clean” as it is full of normal bacterial flora.
Colon: Colon is the final section of the intestine (large intestine).
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Ignore her: Your aunt is wrong. Colon cleansing serves no useful purpose.
If there is something external to the colon compressing the left intestine;s wall, what could that be?
I am unable to use my colon properly so my intestines are backing up is that a possibility of my back hurting?
Could be: Could be referred pain if you are truly impacted. If that is the case, you should seek care from your pcp or a gastroenterologist. Many other causes for back pain do exist, so they would also have to be entertained (musculoskeletal, kidneys, nerves, spine, etc.).
Was palpating my lower left side deeply. Think I could feel my colon. Now my intestines seem to be gurgling and making loud noises. What did I do??
Peristalsis: The noise is normal and called peristalsis.
Colon confusion. Is the colon the large intestines? If the large intestines is removed, does that mean there's no longer a colon?
Equivalent: The colon is the large intestine. If all of your colon was removed, you no longer have a large intestine and vice versa.
Colon perforation: The most feared complication of a colonoscopy or colon biopsy is the risk of perforation--inadvertently cutting through the entire thickness of the bowel wall. This complication used to occur in about 1 in 1000 persons undergoing the procedure. With improved techniques and instruments, the risk is now about 1 in 5000.
What can cause sudden on and off sharp pain in the rectum or colon/intestine region. It lasts 2 seconds and happens randomly throughout the day?
Proctalgia fugax: A functional anorectal disorder characterized by severe, intermittent episodes of rectal pain that are self-limited. Attacks of severe anorectal pain may last from a few seconds to minutes. The attacks are usually infrequent; may be precipitated by sexual intercourse, stress, sitting, defecation, or menstruation, in many cases there is no obvious trigger. Most patients do not need any treatment.
Yes, it is colon & -: Large intestine includes- cecum, colon (ascending, transverse, descending), and rectum.
Colon = large intest: The colon is the last 5 feet or so of your intestines, from the rectum to the cecum, and it has altogether different functions, appearance and use than the rest of your intestines.
Yes: The end of the colon is the rectum.
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Well: Will usually not. Usually motility time is check by nuclear medicine scan or an x-ray where you swallow tablets that are x-rayed to time how long they take to through your GI tract
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