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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?

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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How long is the human intestine?

How long is the human intestine?

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

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How do you get intestinal flukes?

How do you get intestinal flukes?

Intestinal Flukes: Ingestion of fish, crustaceans, & aquatic plants can lead to transmission of intestinal flukes. See: http://www.uptodate.com/contents/intestinal-flukes ...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 can cause intestinal failure?

What can cause intestinal failure?

Insufficient length: We consider intestinal failure the need to permanently provide another means of nutrition, because the intestines don't provide sufficient intake to support survival. This occurs when the small intestine has been operated on because of trauma, or because of obstruction, or because of infection, etc. Tpn (total parenteral nutrition) provides nutrition by vein. Small bowel transplant may be possible. ...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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Intestinal block will it pass on its own?

Intestinal block will it pass on its own?

It depends.: ... on what is causing the blockage. If you feel you may have intestinal blockage, especially if you have severe abdominal pain or fever associated with it, I would go to the emergency room or see your doctor immediately. Good luck. ...Read more

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What can be done for intestinal problems?

What type: You need to be more specific about what intestinal problems you are experiencing. ...Read more

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How much of your intestine can they remove?

How much of your intestine can they remove?

Need 150-200cms: 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

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Took out most of sm intestine how do I eat?

Difficult: You are certainly at risk of malabsorption and a condition called short bowel syndrome. Sometimes you may need supplemental nutrition such as tpn. ...Read more

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Can intestinal spasms come on with exercise?

Can intestinal spasms come on with exercise?

Depends : Sometimes if you eat right before working out, or drink water or beverages before working out, you can theoretically caused abdominal spasm to occur. However, if it's painful, deep intestinal spasms, then that's different. Best for you to contact your doctor, so that they can hear your history/chief complaint and determine whether you need to be seen, where they can do a complete abdominal, and physical exam. ...Read more

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Can you give me information on intestinal spasms?

Can you give me information on intestinal spasms?

Cramps: Normal intestinal activity uses 2 sets of muscles to move food residue and then stool from your stomach to your rectum, for a bm. If there is a disturbance, the contractions can be very strong, which is painful. This can be caused by a virus, or food intolerance. Rarely it can be part of an infection called diverticulitis. If is bad, see your doctor. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: intestine?

What is the definition or description of: intestine?

Most of the gut.: 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 goes on long journey. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens if your intestine is removed?

Could you tell me what happens if your intestine is removed?

Usually some left: Usually, only a portion of the intestine is removed when it is necessary. This means that the remaining intestine will compensate. If too much is removed, the patient may develop frequent loose stools and dehydration. Some patients require IV fluids or nutrition into the vein to stay alive. There are certain patients who qualify for intestine transplant which allows them to eat and drink again. ...Read more

Bowel (Definition)

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