Top
40
Doctor insights on: Hole In The Intestine

Share

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


2

2
Can someone have a hole in their intestine or have their intestine rupture and not know it? Is the pain always severe?

Can someone have a hole in their intestine or have their intestine rupture and not know it? Is the pain always severe?

Unlikely: In almost all instances of intestinal perforation there is associated intense pain. There are some instances when, due to a decreased immune system, the patient may not experience as much discomfort, but these are not typical. ...Read more

3

3
How do surgeons repair holes in the intestines?

How do surgeons repair holes in the intestines?

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

5

5
Colon biopsy question. How often does the biopsy cause a hole in your intestine?

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

6

6
Had colonscopy and now hole in intestine. What are my options?

Had colonscopy and now hole in intestine. What are my options?

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

7

7
What's loopy intestine?

What's loopy intestine?

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

8

8
How long are your intestines?

How long are your intestines?

Total 25 - 28 Feet: The small intestine is 20-23 feet long, while the large intestine is approximately 5 feet long. In total, the small and large intestine are 25 - 28 feet in length. ...Read more

9

9
How strong are the intestines?

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

10

10
What is rumbling in intestines?

What is rumbling in intestines?

Peristalsis: You are hearing substances (food, liquid, gas) being pushed through your bowels via contractions. This mechanism is called peristalsis and is normal. ...Read more

11

11
How long is the human intestine?

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

12

12
Where are your intestines exactly?

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

13

13
Why do my right side intestines hurt?

Depends: Right side has large and small bowel, ovaries and tubes etc.
Need full history, menses, exam to sort out issues. ...Read more

14

14
What to do about inflamed intestines?

What to do about inflamed intestines?

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

16

16
Why are my intestines rumbling and no bm?

Why are my intestines rumbling and no bm?

Constipation: It sounds like you are constipated. Take a laxative or stool softener. Make sure you drink plenty of water. You may need to start on a fiber regimen. ...Read more

17

17
How much of your intestine can they remove?

How much of your intestine can they remove?

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

18

18
Took out most of sm intestine how do I eat?

Difficult: You are certainly at risk of malabsorption and a condition called short bowel syndrome. Sometimes you may need supplemental nutrition such as tpn. ...Read more

19

19
How can you fix "dampness in your intestines"?

TCM: Ah- traditional chinese medicine (tcm). Acupucture is one way. Diet is another. Please read this wonderful article: http://diamondhead. Net/dampness. Htm. ...Read more

22

22
Why does my intestines hurt when I go for a jogg?

Why does my intestines hurt when I go for a jogg?

Abnormal: Go to see a g I doctor to rule any obstructions or another condition. ...Read more

24

24
How do you fix thickening of the small intestines?

Many causes...: Thickening of the intestinal wall described on imaging reports like ct scan can have multiple causes, some of which might require treatment and others that do not. Consult with your treating physician for further recommendations. Good luck! ...Read more

25

25
What is the definition or description of: intestine?

What is the definition or description of: intestine?

Most of the gut.: 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 goes on long journey. ...Read more

26

26
Why do my intestines feel like their tied in a knot?

Why do my intestines feel like their tied in a knot?

Not sure?: “Stomach tied in Knots.” is a phrase that is often used to describe abdominal tension/ discomfort associated with feeling nervous or anxiety. ...Read more

28

28
Can a partial obstruction of the intestines come and go?

Can a partial obstruction of the intestines come and go?

Yes: Adhesions, generally from prior surgery, can result in partial or complete small bowel obstruction. Partial obstructions resolve with hospitalization for intravenous fluids and not eating for a few days. This can recur. If repeated hospitalizations for partial obstructions, may need surgery. If a complete intestinal obstruction develops, then surgery is likely a necessity. ...Read more

29

29
After you eat how long before it reaches the intestines?

Depends on food: Some food may not even reach the intestines because it is digested or absorbed tin the stomach. While other food will take longer. In general most food will have entered the small intestines by no longer than 6 hours after consumption but usually much sooner and sometimes within minutes, . ...Read more

30

30
Is eating strong chili every day bad for your intestines?

Not necessarily: The "strong chili" isn't going to necessarily hurt you, but it can cause an increased acid production. If you have gastric reflux then the acid can cause problems in the future. ...Read more

31

31
Could you tell me what happens if your intestine is removed?

Could you tell me what happens if your intestine is removed?

Usually some left: Usually, only a portion of the intestine is removed when it is necessary. This means that the remaining intestine will compensate. If too much is removed, the patient may develop frequent loose stools and dehydration. Some patients require IV fluids or nutrition into the vein to stay alive. There are certain patients who qualify for intestine transplant which allows them to eat and drink again. ...Read more

32

32
How strong are human intestines? Can they be used as a rope?

Best guess.: Just as strong as sausage casing. I don't suppose you could tow your car, but you could probably pull 20-40 lbs with a fresh intestine.... ...Read more

33

33
Is it possible for the intestines to come out during excretion?

Is it possible for the intestines to come out during excretion?

Very unlikely: Rectal prolapse is when a segment of intestine turns inside out and can extrude from the body in defecation. Injured intestine may slough the mucosa. This means that the inner most layer is lost and may cause bleeding. However, this layer can regrown. But, for complete expulsion of the intestine, you would have to severe the mesentery and blood vessels which would cause massive bleeding and death. ...Read more

34

34
Could you tell me why my intestine is making really loud noises?

Could you tell me why my intestine is making really loud noises?

Without more info...: ...its hard to say how normal or not this may be, but there are a variety of intestinal noises that are considered highly specific for pending obstruction, hypermotility, etc. Only examination can determine the significance of your abdominal sounds and/or symptoms. ...Read more

35

35
Is it normal to last a week without food passing threw intestine?

Is it normal to last a week without food passing threw intestine?

Generally not: Proteins tend to take longer to digest. Low fiber diet & poor fluid intake can prolong transit time as well as lead to constipation. Increase fiber (fruits/veggies/supplement) & fluid intake (8 full glasses of water, not caffeine or alcohol which tend to dehydrate) & stool softener. May take several days to improve condition. If no bm or pain worsens, see pcp for evaluation. ...Read more

36

36
What is a list of things that can cause pain in your intestines?

What is a list of things that can cause pain in your intestines?

INTESTINAL PAIN: Causes of intestinal pain can include but are not limited to: irritable bowel syndrome, intestinal blockage (adhesions & hernias), colitis, ileus & small intestine bacterial overgrowth. Severe abdominal pain warrants urgent medical evaluation. ...Read more

37

37
Wave of pain on left side by intestines, what does this indicate?

Wave of pain on left side by intestines, what does this indicate?

Could be many things: Depending on the severity, timing and location the pain could be due do food in sensitivities, problems with your gut, kidney problems, constipation or diarrhea to name a few. If the pain is severe, prolonged or just causing significant discomfort, get checked out by your primary care and they can help determine a plan of care. ...Read more

39

39
Help please? What is the sickness of having growth in the intestines?

Help please? What is the sickness of having growth in the intestines?

Please clarify: Are you asking about over-growth of bacteria, fungi etc? Are you referring to a mass or masses in the intestines? Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth might be associated with Crohn's disease. celiac disease, diverticulitis etc. I suggest that you resubmit with clarification. ...Read more

40

40
Can you explain if it's possible for your intestines to be too small?

Can you explain if it's possible for your intestines to be too small?

It's not possible: Except in the specific instances, when some of the small intestines have been surgically removed or physically damaged, it is not possible to have small intestines that are too small. The intestines helped you all through growing up, and they do not shrink. Hope that helps. ...Read more

Bowel (Definition)

The bowel is the intestinal tract in the body. The small intestine ...Read more