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What can a small bowel follow-through show that an abdominal CT scan cannot?

What can a small bowel follow-through show that an abdominal CT scan cannot?

Transit time: This exam demonstrates the small bowel in detail and demonstrates the time it takes for the barium to get through the bowel. This test can also demonstrate anomalies, fistulas, leaks and blockages. ...Read more

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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Have had inconclusive stomach pain with diarrhea and weight loss. Had colonoscopy, upper endoscopy, stool studies, and small bowel follow through. After appendectomy, symptoms got worse and moved primarily to lower right quadrant. I need help?

Have had inconclusive stomach pain with diarrhea and weight loss. Had colonoscopy, upper endoscopy, stool studies, and small bowel follow through. After appendectomy, symptoms got worse and moved primarily to lower right quadrant. I need help?

Here are some...: How have you suffered from all these symptoms from multiple organs/systems? Clinically, food indigestion, possible chronic inflammation/dysfunction of bowels, autoimmune disorders, nephropathy, etc. Have to by considered. To reach "right" diagnosis. One has to review/analyze a detailed Hx + findings of physical + testing... To get these done right, follow https://ebettercare. Com/feel-become-sick/ ...Read more

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What is transit time (hours) through the small bowel?

What is transit time (hours) through the small bowel?

Variable: The transit time in the bowel can vary from person to person and with diet. The normal small bowel transit time has been shown to vary from 15 min to up to 5 hours. ...Read more

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Is it safe to have a small bowel fallow through with barium after a colonoscopy?

Is it safe to have a small bowel fallow through with barium after a colonoscopy?

Yes: A sbft can be safely performed after a colonoscopy as soon as bowels start moving as expected after this procedure. ...Read more

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Would you advise bowel removal for a six cm stricture of the small bowel?

Would you advise bowel removal for a six cm stricture of the small bowel?

Depends: How narrow is the lumen at the site of stricture? What caused the stricture? Do you have any symptoms of intestinal obstruction? If what caused the stricture has abated and you do not have intestinal symptoms, you may wait and watch. ...Read more

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What is the scientifically accepted (based on studies) transit time range for the small bowel?

What is the scientifically accepted (based on studies) transit time range for the small bowel?

Varies considerably: In infants with diarrhea it is measured in minutes, constipation, days to weeks. Labeled tracer studies will vary by age and conditions under review. A common TT is 3-4 days in good health. From my recollection it is measured from the time of ingestion until passage from rectum. TT for small intestine only would be done with abdominal x-rays/contrast. ...Read more

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What does small bowel reflux mean?

What does small bowel reflux mean?

Biliary reflux: Biliary reflux, bile reflux or duodenogastric reflux is a condition that occurs when bile flows upward (refluxes) from the duodenum into the stomach and esophagus.

While bile reflux involves fluid from the small intestine flowing into the stomach and esophagus, acid reflux is back flow of stomach acid into the esophagus. SEE: http://bit. Ly/1CERl6k ...Read more

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Does colonoscopy reach the small bowel?

Does colonoscopy reach the small bowel?

Yes: A complete colonoscopy reaches the most distal part of the small bowel. When the colonoscopy is being done to evaluate for small bowel conditions, like crohn's disease, the operator will go into the small bowel and take biopsies. ...Read more

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What are some types of small bowel problems?

What are some types of small bowel problems?

Malabsoption: Celiac disease affects about 1% of the people in the us and there are other problems related to enzyme deficiencies, e.G, lactose intolerance. Increased absorption of iron and hemochromatosis. Less commonly inflammatory bowel disease, e.g., crohn disease, parasites, and tumors. ...Read more

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Is small bowel lymphoma painful?

Is small bowel lymphoma painful?

They can be: If they present with small bowel obstruction, or perforation and sepsis they often are. ...Read more

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Can small bowel lymphoma be cured?

Can small bowel lymphoma be cured?

Yes: Small bowel lymphoma is picked up by symptoms such as nausea, vomitting, pain, obstruction, bleeding, etc. Depending on the specific type and stage of lymphoma 'cures' can definitely be achieved with modern chemotherapy regimens. ...Read more

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Can you die from small bowel lymphoma?

Can you die from small bowel lymphoma?

Possible: Small bowel lymphoma can present with symptoms such as obstruction, perforation, bleeding, pain, nausea, vomitting, etc. Which can serious complictions and potentially death. There are various types of bowel lymphoma and after detection treatment plans can be successfully implemented. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if someone has a carcinoid tumour of the small bowel:?

Can you tell me if someone has a carcinoid tumour of the small bowel:?

Tissue examination: A definitive diagnosis of carcinoid required examination of the suspect tissue by a pathologist. ...Read more

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I was told I have small bowel avm, what is the likelihood I have others?

I was told I have small bowel avm, what is the likelihood I have others?

Medium: While it is certain possible you have multiple, often times these are solitary lesions that are incidentally found on examination for other reasons. If no others were seen on the study that diagnosed this one, there is a good chance you don't have others. ...Read more

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Is small bowel lymphoma curable?

Yes, but: Yes, lymphoma can be cured, especially if diagnosed and treated appropriately/early enough. Cure in cancer typically means cancer free for 5 years, and not forever.
The success rate depends on the type of cancer and stage (how advanced it is) at the time of diagnosis.
I know this is vague, but hope it gives you some answer.
Good luck. ...Read more

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What is partial malrotation of the small bowel?

What is partial malrotation of the small bowel?

Development error: In fetus in initial stages of development all bowel is out side like a garden house, as abdominal wall develops it returns back in side in a systemic patron get rearranged by a series of steps, (called rotation) partial failure, like bands (lad's) etc called partial malrotation will cause obstruction of bowel in new born or later stages of life. ...Read more

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Will you have normal bms after small bowel resection?

Will you have normal bms after small bowel resection?

Usually: It depends on how much is removed but most people have no problem. ...Read more

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What does partial malrotation of the small bowel mean?

What does partial malrotation of the small bowel mean?

Think garden hose: Your intestines are a complex hose like structure that forms outside of the body during fetal life & drops back in, settling in place. For some, odd placing& increased mobility allow it to twist on itself like a garden hose at some point. Repair requires surgeon untwist the bowel & examine it. Sometimes the twist cuts off the blood & a segment dies, requiring removal. The bowel is then secured. ...Read more

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What is the protocol or general plan for small bowel obstruction?

What is the protocol or general plan for small bowel obstruction?

Expectantly: Small bowel obstruction (sbo) has many causes and requires different managements with different patients. In general, serial exams with labs and imaging studies are needed for your surgeon to make the best decision with you. Depending on your presentation and co-morbidities, your surgeon may treat you conservatively (bowel rest +/- ng decompression, ivf.) or with surgery without delay. ...Read more

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How long does it take food to get to your small bowel after eating?

How long does it take food to get to your small bowel after eating?

1-4 hrs: The stomach will typically empty most of your meal in to the small intestine by 4 hrs. However emptying begins within the first hour so your small intestine may start to "see" your meal soon after eating. ...Read more

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Can laparoscopic Splenectomy and small bowel Laparoscopic Exploration be done in one operation?

Can laparoscopic Splenectomy and small bowel Laparoscopic Exploration be done in one operation?

Laparoscopy: A laparoscopic surgery allows the surgeon to look around the abdominal cavity without too much difficulty and usually without changing or adding incisions. If your surgeon is skilled enough to they should be able to do both at one time. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have mngie disease as well as diverticulitis of the small bowel. Do I have any options for treatment?

I have mngie disease as well as diverticulitis of the small bowel. Do I have any options for treatment?

Unknown: You have a very rare disorder that's been reported in less than 100 patients. It's associated with neurological conditions as well as GI ones with pathognomonic findings on mri. You would be best followed at an ultra specialized center where they are involved in research. You can find links on the web via the nlm - national library of medicine. ...Read more

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If I had a small bowel obstruction with a closed loop and herniation in to the omentum, what is the likelyhood it could happen again?

If I had a small bowel obstruction with a closed loop and herniation in to the omentum, what is the likelyhood it could happen again?

Unlikely: If you had surgery, which I assume you did, the chances of a recuurent bowel obstruction are low but possible. It is very infrequent that people require multiple surgerires for recurrent bowel obstructions. ...Read more

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Swallowed pill cam it is stuck in small bowel?

Swallowed pill cam it is stuck in small bowel?

Pill: Usually cannot get stuck in the small bowel. It will move along with the other contents. Mostly patients complain of pills sticking in the throat and fluid helps to dislodge. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor sees somebody for small bowel lymphoma?

What kind of doctor sees somebody for small bowel lymphoma?

Oncologist: Small bowel lymphoma is typically treated with chemotherapy. You would see a medical oncologist for treatment. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: small bowel?

What is the definition or description of: small bowel?

Small bowel: Small bowel refers to the small intestine. This is the portion of the intestine immediately after the stomach. ...Read more

Small Bowel (Definition)

Small bowel refers to the small intestine. This is the portion of the intestine ...Read more


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Gastrografin (Definition)

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