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How Much Feces Is In Your 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
I have blood in stool. A lot of bloating. I feel the blood is from small intestine not colon. Is there any way doctor can tell if it's from small or large intestine?
Bloody BM: Blood in your bowel movements should be characterized. Is it blood streaked. Small bowel bleeding usually causes black bowel movements unless you are having a large bleed. A colonoscopy can easily rule out colonic bleed. A Pill Cam can take photos of your entire small intestine ...Read more
Colon confusion. Is the colon the large intestines? If the large intestines is removed, does that mean theres no longer a colon?
It should be gone no: If you still have any problems , then let us know the present situation. ...Read more
Varies with the type: Of food. After consuming a typical solid meal, there is a lag time of 20 to 30 minutes in which there is minimal gastric emptying. This is followed by a phase in which the rate of emptying is roughly linear. In contrast, liquids are generally transported out of the stomach at an exponential rate. See this site:http://www.Vivo.Colostate.Edu/hbooks/pathphys/digestion/stomach/emptying.Html. ...Read more
Common bile duct: Bile is made in the liver and is a by-product of liver metabolism (generally broken down red blood cells cleared from the blood stream). The bile collects in the biliary system of the liver and flows to the larger bile ducts - one for the left and right lobes of the liver. These join as the common bile duct which exits the liver. The duct joins the pancreatic duct and flows into the duodenum. ...Read more
How long does it take food to get to the stomach. To the small intestine. To the large intestine n back out?
Normal transit time: In general, we should poop as many times per day as we eat. In-to-out transit time should be 8-12 hours. Dinner today should be out in the morning for a healthy gut that is working as it should, and being treated to food it should see. Transit time may be decreased with too much red meat, sugar, wheat, potato, and pain medication. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
None: Pepsin, the powerful enzyme in gastric juice that digests proteins such as those in meat, eggs, seeds, or dairy products in the stomach. Once in the small intestine, the ph is higher rendering pepsin inactive in further digestion of proteins. Absorption of proteins occurs primarily in the small intestine. ...Read more
What is the actual length of the large intestine? Of sm intestine? Time it takes for a meal to completely go thru system, mouth to exit?
Variable, but...: Roughly large intestine (colon) is 5 feet long & small intestine is 20 feet long. Figure 4-6 hours to empty stomach completely, 17 hours to digest food thru small bowel, & 1-3 days to absorb thru colon. This calculates to a bell-curve distribution of GI transit such that normal american stool frequency varies from 3x/day to once every 3-4 days. Calculate yours by examining stool for "marker" food. ...Read more
?: Increase blood levels of what? What do you have that is in small amount? ...Read more
I don't understand what causes a blockage in the appendix; how is it that feces gets into malt? How is it "connected" to the cecum for that to occur?
Blind pouch: Appendix is a blind pouch with an opening but no exit. Items can get trapped inside but may not exit and become infected. ...Read more
No: You should schedule a visit with your family doctor about this. ...Read more
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