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Intestine (Overview)

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.


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Took out most of sm intestine how do I eat?

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

Intestine (Overview)

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.


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Why does my intestines hurt when I go for a jogg?

Why does my intestines hurt when I go for a jogg?

Abnormal: Go to see a g I doctor to rule any obstructions or another condition. ...Read more

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Living with Bowel Incontinence (Checklist)

Do not be embarrassed to discuss your issues with your healthcare professional
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Avoid trigger foods and activities
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Use over-the-counter bulking agents like fiber
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Use over-the-counter antidiarrheals
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My intestines are hanging out of my butt hole. How much tape do I need?

My intestines are hanging out of my butt hole. How much tape do I need?

Rectal Prolapse: You may have a rectal prolapse. You don't need tape, you need to see your primary care physician for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Living with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (Checklist)

Try to notice and avoid precipitating factors
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Start a trial of increased dietary fiber
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See your primary care physician or gastroenterologist if symptoms persist
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Dr sir. I m hvng same intestine problem plz tell me how should I make strong intestine?

Dr sir. I m hvng same intestine problem plz tell me how should I make strong intestine?

Too general: This description and question are too general. Consider telling us more pertinent information in a resubmission. ...Read more

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I feel like my intestines are sticking when I get up from laying on one side for a long periid of time. What is this?

I feel like my intestines are sticking when I get up from laying on one side for a long periid of time. What is this?

Consider hernia: If it is one on one particular place and/or you have any prior surgery to the area, a hernia can give you that sensation. If you are constipated and don't have regular bowel movements, then you may just have a bloating sensation that is more noticable when you are on one side for a prolonged period of time. ...Read more

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Is it unhealthy & how? If I stopped eating & instead start living off of nutrition from IV or something so that I no longer have to use my intestines?

Is it unhealthy & how? If I stopped eating & instead start living off of nutrition from IV or something so that I no longer have to use my intestines?

Suit yourself: First, visit a hospital and see the patients on hyperalimentation / total parenteral nutrition, which is what you are proposing to do. Ask how good it feels, how much it costs, whether they miss sinking their teeth into a burger, and what it's like to get an infection. I do appreciate your asking though. ...Read more

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How can I stop the bubbling in my intestines?

How can I stop the bubbling in my intestines?

Low FOD-MAP diet: May help, as may bifidobacter-enriched probiotics, to name only a few options. See my many other HeathTap answers regarding "gas" please. ...Read more

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I had a worm In my intestine what I do now?

I had a worm In my intestine what I do now?

Worm infestation: Worm infestations can be treated with medication. Failing to treat may cause other consequences. Consult your doctor. Follow hygienic precaution and food sanitation from your end. ...Read more

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I have extreme pain in intestines, what to do?

I have extreme pain in intestines, what to do?

See your doctor: Without a full examination and history, hard to say much more. ...Read more

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There is a lot of mucus in my intestines how do I renove?

There is a lot of mucus in my intestines how do I renove?

It removes by itself: How do you know you have lot of mucous in your intestines. Well even if you have it you need not do anything as it will get removed naturally through the GI tract. ...Read more

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I have swollen small intestines what can I do for the discomfort?

I have swollen small intestines what can I do for the discomfort?

Abdominal discomfort: Abdominal discomfort can occur for many reasons, not just for problems with the small intestine. If this is an ongoing problem or if it is acutely severe, then you should be seen by your doctor or an emergency room to sort it out. If it lasts longer than a day or two, or if it is getting worse, please seek care promptly. Good luck. ...Read more

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Help docs! I'm trying to find out what causes an obstruction of the intestine?

Help docs! I'm trying to find out what causes an obstruction of the intestine?

Hernia, scar tissue: The two most common causes are hernias and scar tissue. A hernia is a defect in the abdominal cavity. The intestine gets stuck in this defect, causing a blockage. If it stays too long, this portion of the intestine can die. Similarly, scars in the abdomen, usually from previous surgery, can result in a blockage when the intestine gets tangles around the scar tissue. Other causes are less likely. ...Read more

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I feel sudden sharp pain in intestine sometimes I don't know why. Why it's happening?

I feel sudden sharp pain in intestine sometimes I don't know why. Why it's happening?

Several causes: Abdominal pain from the bowels could occur because of increase peristalsis or contractions, like in irritable bowel syndrome, or due to excess of gas production associated with bloatines, maybe due to some food intolerance. ...Read more

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I have twisted intestines due to lots of surgeries. What happens when the bowels block?

Nausea, vomiting,: Severe abdominal pain, obstipation, and distention are cardinal signs. Intestinal obstruction can progress to strangulation, perforation, peritonitis, and even death. You should see a surgeon for more details. ...Read more

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I've been getting immobilizing pain in my intestines. Is that something I need checked out?

I've been getting immobilizing pain in my intestines. Is that something I need checked out?

Intestinal pain: Yes, any pain needs to be examined by your doctor. You MAY have a digestive issue or something more such as a blockage which can be very dangerous. A recent study indicates that pain is the number one reason people see their doctors. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I am curious, no one can give me a straight answer for how much weight is stored in your intestines due to waste?

I am curious, no one can give me a straight answer for how much weight is stored in your intestines due to waste?

3-4 pounds: Plan on losing about 3-4 pounds after drinking a colonoscopy preparation. This is a one-time "cleanse" and is neither recommended for repeat application to effect weight loss, nor are colon cleansers of any kind justifiable as a weight loss gimmick. See earlier healthtap answers about why not to use "detox" or "cleansers.". ...Read more

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This is weird. It keeps feeling like my intestines are swelling. I can actually feel it sweeling what's gojng on here?

The only way to: Really get a handle on this one is with a thorough medical history, physical examination & pertinent studies. Recommend medical evaluation. ...Read more

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I let my celiacs go untreated for quite some time now. I'm ready to tx it bc of bad sx. Aprox how long will it take for the s. Intestines to heal?

I let my celiacs go untreated for quite some time now. I'm ready to tx it bc of bad sx. Aprox how long will it take for the s. Intestines to heal?

Weeks to months?: The clinical presentation of celiac disease varies from patient to patient with either typical intestinal symptoms (see earlier healthtap answers on this topic) or a host of atypical extraintestinal manifestations. Important complications include: malnutrition, osteoporosis, infertility, GI cancers. Up to 30% have persistent/recurrent symptoms, incomplete response, or refractory disease. ...Read more

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My son is having really painful aches in his lower intestines and they hurt everytime he eats anything even if its a single bite of food what do I do?

My son is having really painful aches in his lower intestines and they hurt everytime he eats anything even if its a single bite of food what do I do?

Abdominal pain: How old is your son, how long he had this problem, any other symptoms such as nausia, vomiting, bloating, bloody stools or weight loss. Abdominal pain in pediatric age is very common & most likely functional. He needs to see his1ry care physician for examination, workup & treatment. At the mean time keep him on bland diet, low fat, no spices cut down dairy products. I hope he gets better soon ...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 long are your intestines?

How long are your intestines?

Total 25 - 28 Feet: The small intestine is 20-23 feet long, while the large intestine is approximately 5 feet long. In total, the small and large intestine are 25 - 28 feet in length. ...Read more

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How strong are the intestines?

Strong!: Think of all the crud we put into our bodies each day - brownies, cookies, 'sweet chili heat doritos'! we put our intestines through a lot, but most of the time they do their job of sucking out whatever nutrients and water they can. Some things intestines can't handle: magnets, sharp pointy things, poison. If you have downed any of these, swallow your pride and see your doctor asap. ...Read more

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What is rumbling in intestines?

What is rumbling in intestines?

Peristalsis: You are hearing substances (food, liquid, gas) being pushed through your bowels via contractions. This mechanism is called peristalsis and is normal. ...Read more

Bowel (Definition)

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