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I had roux en y novemger 06. I recently had a CT with contrast that showed i had a dilated segment of bowel with an air fluid level. Why?

I had roux en y novemger 06. I recently had a CT with contrast that showed i had a dilated segment of bowel with an  air fluid level. Why?

A ? to ask surgeon: To answer this question, we'd need more details as to why you had to have the ct done. Was there something that was bothersome enough to have it ordered. Did the ct scan show anything else? There is a good chance the surgery didn't go right or something happened in the postoperative period. Your surgeon might be able to address these concerns better since he was the one who did it. ...Read more

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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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I had a procd were an incion was made.Were.My gallbladder emptys n bowel duct dilated nov 2011 ruq stomach spasms /pain modeterate. Gallbladder gone?

I had a procd were an incion was made.Were.My gallbladder emptys n bowel duct dilated nov 2011 ruq stomach spasms /pain modeterate. Gallbladder gone?

Please clarify: Please clarify what your question is. I am not sure what procedure you are describing in nov 2011 (perhaps a sphincterotomy?). Are you asking if your gallbladder is gone? Regardless, it sounds like you may be having a gallstone problem or something else. Please see your doctor. ...Read more

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I've got CD and my s bowel is dilated and mulitable strictures in both L and S. On LR diet and infliximab plus more. Does cola harm the bowel?

I've got CD and my s bowel is dilated and mulitable strictures in both L and S. On LR diet and infliximab plus more. Does cola harm the bowel?

Not so much harm: The bigger concern with cola, and in general carbonated beverages, is the gas and bloating associated with the carbonation. There is some suggestion that soda might trigger flares but there isn't really any great data in regards to this. ...Read more

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What does "Bowel gas pattern is abnormal with dilated gas-filled small bowel, mostly in the left upper quadrant. Gas is present within the colon" mean?

What does "Bowel gas pattern is abnormal with dilated gas-filled small bowel, mostly in the left upper quadrant. Gas is present within the colon" mean?

Xray read: It means that there is a suggestion on plain film of the abdomen that there could be a small bowel obstruction/ partial obstruction or ilieus (temporary paralysis of the bowel). Depends on the clinical situation but that there is gas in the colon is somewhat assuring. Ask the doctor who ordered the film to go over the findings with you. ...Read more

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What is congenital nonrotation of the bowel and mildly dilated appendix measure 1cm. I had a CT scan and that was results and not sure what it means.

What is congenital nonrotation of the bowel and mildly dilated appendix  measure 1cm. I had a CT scan and that was results and not sure what it means.

Google for pics: In nonrotation,the herniated midgut loop fails to undergo its 180┬░ rotation,although the first 90┬░rotation occurs as normal.The result is that the original caudal (tail) limb (mainly colon) returns to lie on the left side of the abdominal cavity and the original cranial limb (consisting of ileum and jejunum) passes to lie on the right side. If a volvulus occurs,it can pinch the SMA and cause probs ...Read more

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Dilated pupils, urinary retention, tachcardia. Flushed skin dry mucous membranes, and decreased bowel sounds?

Dilated pupils, urinary retention, tachcardia. Flushed skin dry mucous membranes, and decreased bowel sounds?

Overdose: Those are classic symptoms of overdose of a muscle relaxant, such as Soma or flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl). Narcotic ods (oxycontin, vicodin, others) produce similar symptoms, except that the pupils are typically constricted, not dilated. ...Read more

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What is fluid filled dialted bowel loops and how it cause?

What is fluid filled dialted bowel  loops and how it cause?

Obstruction : That radiologic finding is usually a result of a bowel obstruction, but can also be seen sometimes in severe diarrhea. When the bowel is blocked the secretions from your intestines and stomach cannot pass into the colon where the liquid is reabsorbed. This cause the fluid to fill the bowel and stretch it. ...Read more

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Is it true that a contracted abdomenal viscera causes the pupils to be more dilated and a more slack abdomen causes the pupils to be more constricted?

Is it true that a contracted abdomenal viscera causes the pupils to be more dilated and a more slack abdomen causes the pupils to be more constricted?

Intriguing: Abdominal muscle contraction would occur in animals involved in fight or flight (sympathetic response) as would pupillary dilation in order to see more. Relaxation (think rest, digestion, orgasm, & bladder & bowel evacuation) is a parasympathetic response; associated with reduced pupillary dilation. So is not so much one causes other, but that these effects would be aligned. Very interesting. ...Read more

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Aftr urination, my whole abdomen scan shows pvr vol 43 ml.Urologist said i hav to do cystoscopy to dilate urethra.Shud i undrgo dis?M a bit worid.:-(

Aftr urination, my whole abdomen scan shows pvr vol 43 ml.Urologist said i hav to do cystoscopy to dilate urethra.Shud i undrgo dis?M a bit worid.:-(

PVR: A post void residual urine volume of 43ml is not highly abnormal. Unless you are having a very weak stream or a split stream, painful urination or blood in the urine the cystoscopy with dilation might be a little excessive? Discuss the indications with your urologist. ...Read more

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36wk pregnant. Told today baby has fluid arpund heart and dilated bowel. Waiting for appt w specialist but what are things that could cause this?

36wk pregnant. Told today baby has fluid arpund heart and dilated bowel.  Waiting for appt w specialist but what are things that could cause this?

Perinatologist: The key next step is to see the perinatologist for confirmation of the findings. The specialist may not be concerned depending on their interpretation of the sonogram. It is important to interpret a sonogram finding in the proper context of the pregnancy. On needs to know if there are risk factors like diabetes and normal genetic testing as well as normal anatomic findings on previous sonograms ...Read more

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When evaluating an abdominal xray, how can you tell if the large bowel is dilated? Is it based solely on the size/circumference of the bowel?

When evaluating an abdominal xray, how can you tell if the large bowel is dilated? Is it based solely on the size/circumference of the bowel?

Yes: The upper limit of normal diameter of the bowel is generally accepted as 3cm for the small bowel, 6cm for the colon and 9cm for the cecum (3/6/9 rule). Hard numbers are less commonly used than a determination based on experience though. ...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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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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What is bowel rest?

What is bowel rest?

Not eating: Typically done post-operatively or sometimes in an attempt to avoid surgery. ...Read more

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What causes bowel spasms?

What causes bowel spasms?

Muscle contractions: Muscle contractions, which can be caused from electrolyte imbalances, relative obstructions, infection, or food-borne toxins. Rarely, tumors can cause spasms. ...Read more

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What causes of bleeding from the bowel?

What causes of bleeding from the bowel?

Multiple reasons: Ulcers, av malformations, tumors, polyps, ischemic bowel, inflammatory bowel disease, portal hypertension, intususception and the list goes on and on. ...Read more

Bowel (Definition)

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