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Hole In The Intestine
Does the air pumped into the colon also inflate the small intestine? What part of the intestine is likely to be involved in a inguinal hernia?
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
Absorbed materials: ...like digested food, fluids, drugs...Get a more detailed answer ›
See below: The stomach empties into the first part of the small intestine, the duodenum, where bile and pancreatic enzymes enter for digestion. Next is the jejunum and then the ileum. These are parts of the small intestine that also absorb nutrients & vitamins that then can enter into the blood stream. ...Read more
Yes: Two names for the same.Get a more detailed answer ›
Rare complication...: Endometriosis is the abnormal spread of uterine cells to far distant sites in the abdomen and pelvis. They can attach to the surface of the intestine and in rare circumstances grow and invade through the wall of the intestine and produce severe pain and bloody stools. Diagnosis often requires a detailed colonoscopy exam with biopsy. ...Read more
In-sort of...: Technically, the rectum is the last 15 cm or so of the colon, but actually lives in the pelvis which is different anatomically from the abdomen, being bordered by the bony pelvic bones. The anus (often mistakenly called the rectum by laypeople) is the opening from the rectum to the outside. Hope this helps answer your question. ...Read more
Esophagus: The esophagus transports liquids and food from the back of the throat(pharynx) to the stomach. ...Read more
If you had a very small hole in stomach and gas leaked through it into the peritoneal cavity, could the smell of the gas escape thru pores in the skin?
Working together: The teeth masticate or chew the food so that the stomach can process it. Once in the stomach, the enzymes help further digest the food until it enters the intestines as chyme. Nutrients are absorbed from the small intestine until the remaining material passes down the digestive tract to the colon to be excreted. Very simple answer but more can be found online if you need a more details. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Within and without..: The obstrction can be form something within the lumen (the passage) or within the wall or from externally (within the abdomen but outside the si). With this in mind it is possible to work through the possibilites and reach a conclusion... ...Read more
At the ascending end of the large intestine and the horizonal beginning intestine, what can cause pain?
Right sided abd pain: The area you describe is called the right upper quadrant of the abdomen. In addition to large bowel problems problems with the gallbladder such as gallstones could cause this pain. Other possibilities in the right upper quadrant are ulcer disease, liver problems, and pacreatitis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In an inguinal hernia, does the intestine enter through the processus vaginalis or can the abdominal contents enter the inguinal canal via some other way?
Both: Indirect inguinal hernia is through where the processus vaginalis was or is. Direct inguinal hernias come directly through the muscular floor of the inguinal canal. Femoral hernias come through the space next to the main blood vessels to the leg. Colelctively, this area is known as the myopectineal orifice. Thanks for asking! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Pancreas : The pancreas is in the retroperitoneum in the upper abdomen. It runs transversely from the duodenum to the spleen. It makes up the back wall of the lesser sac behind the stomach and it contains the highway of vessels going to the intestines and spleen and then back to the liver. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can someone have a hole in their intestine or have their intestine rupture and not know it? Is the pain always severe?
Resection/anastamosi: It depends on the extent of the hole.Usually they will resect the diseased part with holes as you put it and bring the edges together and sew it, it is called anastomosis. Some time they have to bring one end of intestine through the abdomen wall as in colostomy or ileostomy with drainage tubes if the resected part is bad. Insome cases they can go back and close the colostomy/ileostomy sew back. ...Read more
Sew: Oversew the hole that os damaged do not affect the lumen. ...Read more
Colon perforation: The most feared complication of a colonoscopy or colon biopsy is the risk of perforation--inadvertently cutting through the entire thickness of the bowel wall. This complication used to occur in about 1 in 1000 persons undergoing the procedure. With improved techniques and instruments, the risk is now about 1 in 5000. ...Read more
Consult GI surgeon: You should be in hospital until this is taken care of. This would certainly be the case if you have a full-thickness bowel perforation. Your colonoscopist must have discussed the problem with you & discussed the options. Hope you don't need a temporary bowel diversion such as a colostomy. ...Read more
Loopy bowels?: Loopy bowels or loopy intestines may be referring to the large intestine's appearance on a barium enema or during a colonoscopy. Some people say loopy if they see a longer intestine (colon) with more wiggly turns that the average colon has. If a person is told he has a loopy intestine, he should ask his doctor if the loopiness could be causing any symptoms, or it's just the way his colon looks. ...Read more
Strong!: Think of all the crud we put into our bodies each day - brownies, cookies, 'sweet chili heat doritos'! we put our intestines through a lot, but most of the time they do their job of sucking out whatever nutrients and water they can. Some things intestines can't handle: magnets, sharp pointy things, poison. If you have downed any of these, swallow your pride and see your doctor asap. ...Read more
6.9 m: The average length of the small intestine in an adult human male is 6.9 m (22 feet 6 inches), and in an adult female 7.1 m (23 feet 4 inches). It can vary greatly, from as short as 4.6 m (15 feet) to as long as 9.8 m (32 feet). ...Read more
A long tube: The mouth connects to the anus by a long muscular tube. As the tube moves from one end to the other it takes on different characteristics to perform certain duties. The esophagus conveys food to the stomach. The stomach starts digestion, the intestine is about 20 feet long and absorbs our nutrients. The colon is about 8 feet longs and recycles water and processes wastes. ...Read more
Dietary modification: Inflammatory bowel disease is a broad diagnosis that when associated with a specific set of symptoms and pathology findings is called crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis. Dietary modification is part of the treatment for any intestinal disorders. Eating a gluten free diet is a good place to start. When the disease is associated with immune imbalance, medicatons are required. ...Read more
Need 150-200cms: All of the intestine can be removed. However, most adults need to keep at least 150 to 200 cms of small intestine to maintain enough function to avoid complications such as dehydration, severe diarrhea, and vitamin/mineral deficiencies. When you have less than that amount, you may require supplemental IV fluids of nutrition into the vein. Some patients receive intestine transplant, if necessary. ...Read more