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How Long Is The Small Intestine
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
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
What happens if the blood flowing to your small intestine is blocked off what are the signs and how long from the time that the blood is cut off till you have damage
that can not be fixed? Can you die from this?
Hello. : Hello. I think it depends on if this chronic ischemia or acute intestinal ischemia. Symptoms of chronic ischemia can include: abdominal pain that worsens over time, diarrhea, weight loss, nausea and vomiting, cramps or fullness of the abdomen after eating. Symptoms of acute intestinal ischemia can include: sudden mild to severe abdominal pain , distention of the abdomen, tender abdomen, blood in feces, nausea, vomiting, fever, an urgent need to pass stool or a really vigrous bm. I don't know if you are referring to strangulation of the bowel, which can obstruct flow and lead to gangrene. If you have sudden onset, severe abdominal pain that should be evaluated immediately. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mom my had 8" of the lower part of the small intestine resected. How long will she have to worry about diarhhea?
It depends: So sorry your mom had to have a resection of her small intestine. It all depends on what the problem was and how her body responds to the surgery. The best thing to do is be supportive and help her relax, so she can heal. Unfortunately no one has a crystal ball when it comes to our health. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Obstruction: Small intestinal cancer is much less common than colonic cancer and the symptoms are related to obstruction of the bowel, e.g., vomiting, constipation, mass in abdomen and endocrine symptoms from some tumors. Some small intestinal cancers are lymphomas and may be associated with enlarged lymph-nodes. ...Read more
No such timeline: No scientific physician has ever given a person x-number of months / years to survive. The patient may have the inferior vena cava undergo thrombosis or a mass become infected and die tomorrow. Five percent of these people are alive in five years. http://www.cancer.org/cancer/smallintestinecancer/detailedguide/small-intestine-cancer-survival-rates. ...Read more
How long does it take food to get to the stomach. To the small intestine. To the large intestine n back out?
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. ...Read more
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
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
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. ...Read more
Differs among people: Some people can lose a significant length of their intestine and still maintain relatively normal function. Other people can retain their entire intestine length and still have poor function. Historically, adults require about 100cm minimum to function without supplemental fluids or nutrition. However, this depends on presence of large intestine and the valve between the small and large intestine. ...Read more
All but 150-200cm: 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
All but 150-200 cm: All of the intestine can be removed. However, most adults need to keep at least 150 to 200 cm 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
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