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What is congenital pulmonary lymphangiectasia? What causes it?

What is congenital pulmonary lymphangiectasia? What causes it?

Faulty lymphatic dr-: ainage. Abnormal development or obstruction of the lymphatic system, e.g., congenital pulmonary lymphangiectasia, is very likely to cause congenital chylothorax. ...Read more

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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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

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How can I fix intestinal pain?

How can I fix intestinal pain?

No easy answer: Intestinal pain can have many possible causes, and "fixing" this pain means identifying the cause. If you haven't done so already, see your doctor to identify the cause. Once a diagnosis is established, a treatment plan can then be explored. ...Read more

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What is good for intestinal pain?

What is good for intestinal pain?

What are you asking?: We can help if we know: what symptoms you are experiencing, where they localize, for how long ; with what intensity, aggrevating factors, past evaluation ; results, what has been ruled out, what medications or treatments you've tried, etc. You've given us no information to work with, but we are happy to hear more ; attempt to help you. How do you even know your discomfort is of intestinal origin? ...Read more

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What is chron's intestinal disease?

What is chron's intestinal disease?

Chronic inflammation: Crohn’s disease is a chronic inflammatory condition of the gastrointestinal tract and it belongs to a group known as inflammatory bowel diseases. It most commonly affects the end of the small bowel (the ileum) and the beginning of the colon, but it may affect any part of the gastrointestinal tract, from the mouth to the anus. Persistent diarrhea, pain, bleeding, weight loss, some of the symptoms. ...Read more

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Upper intestinal spasm ?

Upper intestinal spasm
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See your doc: Most people think their whole abdomen is their stomach, but the stomach is in the upper middle or upper left of the abdomen. If your lower abdomen hurts, that could be your skin, muscles, bladder, uterus, or intestines. If the upper part of your abdomen hurts, it could be acid reflux, pancreatitis, or other problems. See a doctor for an assessment. ...Read more

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Is intestinal metaplasia bad?

Is intestinal metaplasia bad?

It can get better: "barrett's esophagus" is the most common "intestinal metaplasia.". Repeated irritation of the esophagus from stomach acid causing heartburn can make the lining of the esophagus change to look like the intestinal lining. This is a warning sign; if repeated injury continues a cancer could form. A GI doctor can help your body fix things by minimizing the reflux & checking the area with a scope. ...Read more

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What are intestinal strictures?

What are intestinal strictures?

Narrowing: Stricures are narrowed areas of the intestine which can impede the flow of nutrients or stool. They can be associated with crohn's disease, cancer, trauma, infection and the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatoy drugs (nsaids) to name a few. ...Read more

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Intestinal obstruction symptoms?

Intestinal obstruction symptoms?

Bowel obstruction: The patient feels sick, bloated abdomen, loss of passing gas/stool, nausea, fever and vomiting. Hospital admission becomes necessary for intravenous fluids and evaluation. ...Read more

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Bowel (Definition)

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