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Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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Bowel Rotated In Belly (Definition)

A birth defect called intestinal malrotation can make infants more likely to develop a volvulus. However, a volvulus can occur without malrotation. A volvulus is a twisting of the intestine that can occur in childhood. It causes a blockage, and may cut off blood flow and damage ...Read more


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Can severe long term bloating damage the intestine permanently? Does it cause diverticular, volvulus or adhesions? Thank you

Can severe long term bloating damage the intestine permanently? Does it cause diverticular, volvulus or adhesions? Thank you

Bloat is a symptom.: Bloating is not a condition unto itself. It's a symptom that would be indicative of some underlying condition. That condition, depending on what it is, could have long-term consequences. The reason for your bloating needs to be identified. ...Read more

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Does midgut malrotation affect gallbladder removal? And does midgut malrotation need treatment if there is no obstructions?

Does midgut malrotation affect gallbladder removal? And does midgut malrotation need treatment if there is no obstructions?

NO not affected: Gall bladder ( liver ) will be in normal RUQ position as it develops from foregut , not from midgut , will cause int obstruction gangrene of gut as it will twist , yes if it is detected , correction will be done the adhesive bands ( ladd's ) will be removes, right colon will be brought to rlq if possible. ...Read more

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Does nec in newborn cause gastrointestinal perforation?

Does nec in newborn cause gastrointestinal perforation?

Maybe: Nec is short for necrotizing enterocolitis. Nec is an inflammation of the intestines, typically in premature infants, and can lead to perforation of the gut, but not always. This can be a very dangerous condition, but most babies survive and even fully recover. Talk with your nicu team to learn more about what is going on with your baby so you can understand why they are doing what they are doing. ...Read more

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How does an ingenuial hernia cause constipation?

How does an ingenuial hernia cause constipation?

Possible: Large inguinal hernias ( sliding I H ) may cause constipation as colon enters or becomes part of the wall , most of the common small hernias will not cause. If you have one get it repaired to prevent serious complications ...Read more

Dr. Jay Park Dr. Park
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How common is intestinal malrotation?

Dr. Jay Park Dr. Park
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How common is intestinal malrotation?

Unusual: Symptomatic malrotation is estimated to occur in 1/6000 live births, and is a result of an incomplete rotation of intestine in fetus. ...Read more

Dr. Donald Kim Dr. Kim
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Does small bowel obstruction usually cause many symptoms?

Dr. Donald Kim Dr. Kim
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Does small bowel obstruction usually cause many symptoms?

Yes: Small bowel obstruction is typically the result of a blockage of one's small bowel and presents with symptoms of crampy abdominal pain, nausea, and vomiting. This is typically caused by adhesions or scar tissue as a result of previous surgery. It is typically treated conservatively with bowel rest (nothing by mouth) and IV fluids. Surgery may be necessary at times. ...Read more

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How long does abdominal distension associated with volvulus last?

How long does abdominal distension associated with volvulus last?

Minimal: Once the volvulus is relieved the distension will resolve. If mechanical relief of volvulus is used then relief should be fairly rapid. If surgery is used it may be a few days for the ileus to resolve. ...Read more

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Can appendictis surgery and a bowel obstruction cause infertility?

Can appendictis surgery and a bowel obstruction cause infertility?

Very, very rare.: There is good recent data demonstrating that appendectomy does not interfere with fertility at all. Bowel obstruction surgery causing infertility would also be extraordinarily rare. ...Read more

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What does bowel malrotation mean ?

What does bowel malrotation mean ?

Congenital issue: While developing as a fetus, your bowel is initially a straight tube but as it grows and changes into the various parts of the gut (stomach, intestine, colon, etc) it rotates in a left to right orientation to lay in your abdomen. Malrotation simply means this process was not completed. Having malrotation does not necessarily cause problems and is common and goes un-noticed in most. ...Read more

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Does colon tumor cause perforation?

Does colon tumor cause perforation?

It can: If a tumor enlarges it can lead to an obstruction. If the obstruction persists, than a perforation can occur. Also it not necessarily the size of the tumor, it is how far it penetrates through the bowel wall. Another important reason to have a colonoscopy when needed. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can an inguinal hernia cause bowel obstruction?

Can an inguinal hernia cause bowel obstruction?

Yes.: A hernia is said to be incarcerated when a structure within the abdominal cavity gets "stuck" within the hernia. If this happens to be a loop of intestine, this can cause an obstruction and lead to the blood supply of the intestine being cut-off; we call this a strangulated hernia. If one has a large, tender lump in the groin that cannot be pushed back in, this requires emergency md attention. ...Read more

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How long does abdominal distension associated with hirschsprung disease last?

How long does abdominal distension associated with hirschsprung disease last?

Age of correction: Most hd is diagnosed in infants and children. If delayed, the intestine become very dilated and less functional and remains distended. Early only, regular enemas will allow the bowel to come down in size. However, it may be a sign of recurrent/retained hd or a dysfunctional anal sphincter. This should be evaluated if continues. It also can be a sign of enterocolitis. Needs evaluation. ...Read more

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Does diverticulitis cause bleeding?

Does diverticulitis cause bleeding?

No.: Diverticuli are small, typically pea-sized pockets that are very common in western societies, likely related to our high red meat, low fiber diets. The presence of these pockets is called diverticulosis and is very, very common, and may cause bleeding. Diverticulitis is inflammation of the colon brought about by rupture of one of these pockets; it generally does not cause bleeding. ...Read more

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What does intractable diarrhea of infancy mean?

What does intractable diarrhea of infancy mean?

Diarrhea: Most of the time it is due to intolerance to formula. Rarely it is due to a gastrointestinal problem like infection or malabsorption. See a pediatric gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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How is intestinal pseudo-obstruction diagnosed?

How is intestinal pseudo-obstruction diagnosed?

Labs and X-rays: First you have to make sure there aren't any other causes of true obstruction. This is done with a combination of x-rays or scans, physical examination, review of the medical history, and laboratory tests. After other causes have been eliminated, then the patient is treated for pseudo-obstruction, also called ogilve's syndrome. ...Read more

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How can adhesions cause small bowel obstruction?

How can adhesions cause small bowel obstruction?

Think of adhesions: as bands of fibrous scars. If one happens to form in a location that involves a bowel loop, the loop can be deformed or compressed to the point where the lumen is compromised enough to be obstructed. ...Read more

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Adult, MR Enterography show Jejunum loop is dilated, mild Ileus possible,Had multiple transient intussusception in that area before what causes it ?

Adult, MR Enterography show Jejunum loop is dilated, mild  Ileus possible,Had multiple transient intussusception in that area before  what causes it ?

Surgical consult: 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

Dr. Federico Seifarth
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Intussusception (Definition)

A condition in which part of the bowel collapses into itself in a way similar ...Read more