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How do you fix a kink in your intestine?

How do you fix a kink in your intestine?

Caution...: Not sure what you are referring to as a "kink" but when doctors use this term they are usually describing a redundant colon or large intestine. This means there are more folds or twists in the colon than normal. Another type of "kink" might mean there are adhesions in the abdomen causing fixation of the intestine. This frequently comes to light after a difficult colonoscopy exam. ...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 does a kink in your small intestine mean?

What does a kink in your small intestine mean?

Nothing: Unless you are having symptoms of bowel obstruction. Usually the kink is due to prior abdominal surgery and adhesions. The obstruction can be partial, intermittent or complete, the latter usually requiring surgical correction and the former two usual respond to bowel rest in the hospital for 1-3 days. ...Read more

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I have a kink/ twisted bowel and have been told by the doctors that they won't operate as it could be dangerous I have put up with this for 14 years.

I have a kink/ twisted bowel and have been told by the doctors that they won't operate as it could be dangerous I have put up with this for 14 years.

Possible: Full, history of prior surgery and conditions are relevant to risks of new operations.
The hostile abdomen with prior operations, adhesions, short bowel, and other scarring is higher risk!
get the whole story together and a second opinion. ...Read more

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Is a kinked intestine paiunful I have a bloated stomach 3 weeks after a hernia operation.

Is a kinked intestine paiunful I have a bloated stomach 3 weeks after a hernia operation.

Common: Having a "bloated stomach" after abdominal surgery is very common. It may take a few more weeks to go back to normal. If there was a kink in the intestine preventing passage of intestinal contents, this would generally caused pain nausea and vomiting. Call your surgeon if you are really concerned for an exam. ...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?

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

Bowel (Definition)

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