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Dilated Bowel Loops Causes
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
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
Whipple 8/15. Severe upper left abd pain, recurrent fever (103), & acute pancreatitis in past 3 weeks. CT says multiple non dilated small bowel loops in abd & pelvis - says gastroenteritis. Other possibilities? Drs gave no answer for recurrent fever.
Fever: The intestinal loop pattern is nonspecific, in my opinion. I would be concerned about an intraabdominal abscess formation. I recommend that an abdominal surgeon be conducting your care with close collaboration of a gastroenterologist and a radiologist who can suggest other imaging studies likely to shed light on your case. An exploratory operation may be required, however if antibiotics don't help. ...Read more
S/s- severe llq and pain, anorexia, &nausea. Ct showed dialated loops of bowel, non specific. Pain worse w bend/stretch. Severe constant now. Ideas?
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
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
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
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
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
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
Dilated pupils, urinary retention, tachcardia. Flushed skin dry mucous membranes, and decreased bowel sounds?
I'm 3cm dilated and my dr said my cervix become efface just today. Experiencing tightening of upper abdomen at night. Am I laboring.39 weeks?
CAN idiopathic chronic pancreatitis suddenly. Vanish as my pancreas r NORMAL in abdomen scan with 2.6mm duct earlier it was 6mm and dilated am 19yrs?
Intensity variation: Symptoms and ultrasound picture can be different at different times ...Read more
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.:- (
45yr lady having pain at lt lumber region wid diarhea, u/s show swollen bowel loops, faty infiltration in normal size liver, cause n treatment of pain?
40yr lady complain pain lt lumber u/s show swollen bowel loop, faty infiltratd liver fibroid uterus, kidney contain concretion, what is cause n management?
Swollen bowel loop--i don't understand description but this could be diverticulosis or an ileum.
Fatty liver: chronic condition associated with obesity and diabetes, can cause cirrhosis over time.
Fibroid uterus: common in 40 year old women
kidney concretion: I have no idea but maybe this is calcium deposited in the kidney.
No 1 diagnosis puts all of these together. You need to see your doctor. ...Read more
Adult, MR Enterography show Jejunum loop is dilated, mild Ileus possible, Had multiple transient intussusception in that area before what causes it?
I feel it's important for you to be evaluated by an abdominal surgeon for advice. It's likely that repeated intususceptions have somehow disturbed the motility of the duodenum. I don't think this is simply a localized Ileus.
I'm concerned about the dilated loop which may become increasingly symptomatic or worsen. ...Read more
Had loop excision procedure 2 days ago and can't lie on side as it causes pain in left side of lower abdomen/ groin area. No bleeding is this normal?
POSSIBLY: Appendicitis usually presents as a vague pain around the navel and mid-abdomen, which then progresses to right lower quadrant over 12 to 24 hours. Some patients might perceive the pain as a cramp, or spasm. Diarhea is usually not associated, but loss of appetite is. Certainly, as the disease progresses, fever can develop. Good luck. ...Read more
Yes, but...: A partial obstruction of the digestive tract could result in decreased appetite, but there are many things that can cause decreased appetite, so I would not jump to that conclusion unless tests have been done that would verify that. If you have a prolonged decreased appetite, especially if it results in excessive unintended weight loss, see your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more
Depends: Loss of bowel control includes a lot of different patterns, from a little staining from a hemorrhoid to complete loss of bowel control due to sphincter trauma or nerve injury. A little staining now and then is common from prolapsing hemorrhoids or leaking through a small fistula. Major loss of control suggests trauma to the muscles (common after childbirth) or nerve dysfunction. ...Read more
A lot of things: A lot of things can cause it. However, if he is otherwise healthy, high up on my list would be ingestion of something sharp, like a piece of metal or glass. Kids eat all kinds of crazy stuff, I hope it works out. ...Read more