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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
Folds of the bowels: Your body has about 20 feet of small intestine (small bowel) and 5 feet of large intestine (large bowel). The intestines are folded and form loops to fit into the abdomen. Large bowel loop refers to the folds of the large intestine and small bowel loops refers to the folds of small intestine. This reference is usually made during xray or CT imaging done. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
IBD is not IBS: If by "inflammed bowels" you mean inflammatory bowel disease, such as crohn's & ulcerative colitis, it is an over expression of the immune system that causes not just problems with the colon, but sometime diseases of the upper GI tract and surrrounding organs. Genetics, environment, ethnic origin all play a role in "flaring" the disease. Distinguish: infection, ischemia, from symptoms of ibs. ...Read more
It may...: The bowel sliding into hernia sac may at time become incarcerated with no hope to slide back to abdominal cavity; this condition definitely causes bowel obstruction, called incarcerated hernia, and requires emergent surgery. How to handle sickness correctly? Follow suggestion in articles listed in http://formefirst.com/onDealSickness.html. Best wish to health... ...Read more
Colon cancer with hypoactive bowel sounds, distended abdomen, hypoactive bowel sounds, no bowel movement 2 days?
Colonoscopy showed an area of mild congested mucosa in recto-sigmoid colon. Does it sound like ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease?
Not even close!: Inflammatory bowel disease (see my earlier healthtap answer) is a systemic inflammation of the gut. Irritable bowel syndrome is a symptom complex without inflammation. Symptoms for both may be similar/ recurrent. The term "colitis" (=colon inflammation) is often erroneously applied to ibs patients. Ibd patients can have ibs, & ibs patients can develop ibd but the two are etiologically unrelated. ...Read more
Yes, : It could. I hope you are treated properly and after the inflammation subsides one should consider removal of your gb that has probably stones in it. Do not gamble severe complication can occur so the best is get rid of it as soon as you will be in best of shape. Nobody like to operate during inflammation unless it is a must. ...Read more
Prob not: Probably not. Usually pain with a bowel movement is the result of either an anal fissure or external hemorrhoid. Neither one is dangerous and both are easily treated. Diverticulitis will usually give a patient fever and abdominal pain. The pain is more constant in nature. How long have you had this pain and is there any bleeding associated with the bm? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends.: It depends on which one of these you have, and how extreme an example it is. Crohn's and ulcerative colitis increase a person's risk for cancer in the intestine and colon respectively. But all 3 may need diet changes, suppportive therapy, pain killers, and other therapy for control, and all 3 can be very debilitative, and sensitive to and cause stress. So it depends on your own situation also. ...Read more
Inflammation is the body's attempt at self-protection; the aim being to remove harmful stimuli, including damaged cells, irritants, or pathogens - and begin the healing process. Inflammation is part of the complex biological response of vascular tissues to harmful stimuli, such as pathogens, ...Read more