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Duodenum (Overview)

The duodenum is the first part of the small intestine. It is responsible for aspects of digestion and nutrient absorption immediately after food leaves the stomach.


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Where is the duodenal?

Where is the duodenal?

Abdomen: The duodenal is the duodenum which is a short piece of intestine that connects the stomach to the small intestine where all the nutrients are absorbed. ...Read more

Duodenum (Overview)

The duodenum is the first part of the small intestine. It is responsible for aspects of digestion and nutrient absorption immediately after food leaves the stomach.


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Where is the duodenum?

Where is the duodenum?

After stomach: Its the first part of your small intestine, right after your stomac. ...Read more

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What is the use of a duodenum?

What is the use of a duodenum?

Conduit: The doudenum connects the stoamch to the small intestine like the jejunum and ileum. As the food progresses to the intestine additional agents are added via the duodenum, such as bile and digestive enzymes from the pancreas. ...Read more

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Where's duodenum pain usually felt?

Where's duodenum pain usually felt?

Upper central: Duodenal pain is typically felt in your upper central abdomen and may radiate to your back. ...Read more

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What causes decreased folds in duodenum?

Folds: Decreased duodenal folds may be a sign of past or present inflammation or superficial ulceration/inflammation. Your physician would review these findings with the radiologist and have a better idea of their significance or whether any additional testing or treatment are advisable. ...Read more

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I complaint from pain in duodenal when I hungry?

I complaint from pain in duodenal when I hungry?

Dyspepsia.: The diagnosis of "dyspepsia" could include gallstones, gastritis, ulcer, duodenitis, pancreatitis and other painful conditions. So yes, it certainly can hurt or be experienced as a burning sensation or a squeeze-and-release feeling. If not investigated, you should get to your doctor for some testing. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: duodenum?

What is the definition or description of: duodenum?

Small intestine: The duodenum is the first part of the small intestine. It is responsible for aspects of digestion and nutrient absorption immediately after food leaves the stomach. ...Read more

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What does a duodenum biopsy show?

What does a duodenum biopsy show?

Duodenum: Biopsies of the duodenum are usually performed to rule out inflammation of the lining or infection. Most commonly, biopsies are used to determine if the pathology is consistent with celiac disease. ...Read more

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Do colonoscopies see the duodenum?

Do colonoscopies see the duodenum?

No: Colonoscopy gets to the proximal start of the colon. The duodenum is the beginning of the small intestine into which the stomach empties. To see the duodenum, a telescopic tube is inserted through the mouth and past the stomach. ...Read more

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What causes duodenal adenocarcinoma?

What causes duodenal adenocarcinoma?

Not known!: Just like many other Cancers in people, the exact cause of your Cancer is not known. One way to look at is why do some people get sick and others remain well without having any serious illness. It may be just a matter of chance or bad luck. ...Read more