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Doctor insights on: How Does The Small Intestine Work With Other Systems To Keep The Body Healthy

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To Keep The Body Healthy, How Does The Small Intestine Work With Other Systems of digestion? Please give at least 3 examples. ..

To Keep The Body Healthy, How Does The Small Intestine Work With Other Systems of digestion? Please give at least 3 examples. ..

Protiens, Fat, Carbs: Your small intestine begins at your duodenum and this is where your body actually digests your foods. Enzymes from your liver and pancreas break food down into its basic particles. Meats/proteins to amino acids, sugars to carbohydrates and fats to fatty acids. The rest of your small bowel has miles of small bowel to digest.

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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How do you look after the health of the small intestine?

How do you look after the health of the small intestine?

Small intestine: Other than eating a nutritious diet with a variety of fresh ingredients and adequate amounts of dietary fiber, there is nothing that you need to do to promote the health of the small intestine. The intestines do not need periodic cleanses or supplements for optimal health. If you're having problems, discuss them with your doctor. Good luck.

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What does the large intestine do and how does it work with the small intestine?

What does the large intestine do and how does it work with the small intestine?

See below: The small intestine is the primary absorptive surface to allow nutrients to enter the blood stream for your nutrition. The colon or large intestine primarily absorbs water & stores waste until eliminated.

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My friend at work says his child was born from swallowed sperm. A couple doctors say small intestine can transport sperm to the uterus by blood. True?

My friend at work says his child was born from swallowed sperm. A couple doctors say small intestine can transport sperm to the uterus by blood. True?

Health Tap: No. This is not true. It is false. Completely. This appellation is not here for entertainment or for jokes. This question represents an abuse of this system. You do not need a physician to tell you how absurd this 'myth' is.

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Does the small intestine also get polyps and cancers like the colon does?

Yes less frequently: Yes less frequently than colon, early detection is difficult due to location, some of them have genetic etiology.

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What do you recommend if I have a blockage in my small intestine?

What do you recommend if I have a blockage in my small intestine?

Surgery if true: Obstruction does not hit 31 years old suddenly unless you already have many abdominal surgeries in the past number one reason for bowel obstruction for somebody who had surgery before are adhesions that need to be safely removed by surgery number one reason for obstruction in what we called a virgin abdomen is tumor or hernia I am sure if you think you have an obstruction you have a doctor.

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What to do if I have a blockage in my small intestine?

What to do if I have a blockage in my small intestine?

See your doctor: See a doctor as soon as possible, it is a potentially serious situation.

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When I was born my small intestine was knotted up and some was removed. Was that volvulus?

When I was born my small intestine was knotted up and some was removed. Was that volvulus?

Quite possibly: You say your small intestine was knotted up. That could indeed be midgut volvulus in which your small bowel was twisted around a narrow mesentery, or connection of the bowel to the back of the abdominal cavity. That is almost always seen in intestinal malrotation, when the bowel did not situate in the right location in the abdomen as it was being formed in the fetus.

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I discovered my dad has cancer of the small intestine. How should I live my life now?

I discovered my dad has cancer of the small intestine. How should I live my life now?

Normal life: It really depend what kind of small bowel cancer he had and what part of the small intestine small bowel cancer is rare in the usa and not all of the are hereditary you need to eat healthy and stay with a doctor who could follow you very closely and do not ignore any sign or symptoms like bleeding unexpected weight loss or change of appetite or bowel habit find out more about your dad cancer.

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Hi doctor I wanna ask are bile ducts or biliary tree connected to kidneys or just small intestine?

Hi doctor I wanna ask are bile ducts or biliary tree connected to kidneys or just small intestine?

Biliary tree.: The biliary tree connects the liver, gallbladder and pancreas to the small intestines. It has no connection to the kidneys.

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How long is the small intestine?

Varies: 20-30 feet in adults. As a pathologist, I've often wondered why the variability; no one knows.

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Where is the small intestine located?

Abdomen: The approximately 20 feet of small intestine is coiled up in your abdomen (belly). It starts at the end of your stomach (the actual organ is not the same as your abdomen) and ends where it joins the colon.

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Which test looks at the small intestine?

Several tests: Several tests examine the intestine: endoscopy, exploratory surgery, ct scan, x-ray, gastrograffin enema, ultrasound. Each test is used based upon the clinical presentation and indication. The least invasive and least expensive are x-ray and ultrasound. They also provide the least information. Ct scan provides a lot of info, but requires more radiation. Endoscopy and surgery have more risks.

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Desctibe the parts of the small intestine?

Desctibe the parts of the small intestine?

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.

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What causes a obstruction in the small intestine?

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...

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What is the definition or description of: small intestine?

Part of bowel: The small intestine is the intestinal tract that lies between the stomach and the colon. It is involved in digesting and absorbing most of the nutrients we need for our daily functioning.

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Small Intestine (Definition)

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