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Is Large Intestine And Colon The Same Thing
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
Yes: Two names for the same.Get a more detailed answer ›
Colon confusion. Is the colon the large intestines? If the large intestines is removed, does that mean theres no longer a colon?
Does the air pumped into the colon also inflate the small intestine? What part of the intestine is likely to be involved in a inguinal hernia?
What is the difference between dysentery and gastroenteritis? Is the distinction made based on the fact that inflammation in dysentery tends to be in colon as opposed to stomach and small intestine?
Hi there. What's the difference between the colon, the bowel and the large intestine? They all appear to be the same long tube. Confused!
The small intestines: An upper endoscopy can reach to the second portion of the duodenum, or the small intestine, and a colonoscopy at best can reach up into the end of the small intestine, or the terminal ileum. The rest of the small intestine between those two is unseen. There are special scopes which can see some of that unseen area, and a capsule endoscopy can give a view there also. Hope that helps. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Part of them: Intestines is the generic term for the digestive tract from stomach to the end of the colon. The colon is the lower portion of the tract and is used to absorb moisture, manufacture certain vitamins and absorb a few important nutrients. It also stores and allows for proper elimination of non-digestible foods. ...Read more
The top part my stomach is swollen out, and really tender. Is this from the colitis? The colonoscopy can back showing colitis of large intestine.T
If the entire large intestines and rectum are removed followed by creation of Brooke Ileostomy... How much of the rectal stump is usually left, if any?
Depends: The amount of rectum remaining will vary from person to person depending on the reason for the surgery in the first place. Is the procedure planned for inflammatory bowel disease? colon cancer?, trauma? some other condition? The best person to ask is the surgeon and or surgical team. ...Read more
Working together: The teeth masticate or chew the food so that the stomach can process it. Once in the stomach, the enzymes help further digest the food until it enters the intestines as chyme. Nutrients are absorbed from the small intestine until the remaining material passes down the digestive tract to the colon to be excreted. Very simple answer but more can be found online if you need a more details. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can a colonoscopy prep cause irritation in the colon in the internal rectum that looks exactly like Ulcerative Colitis when the pictures are taken.
My mom has a redundant colon- is that usually found in the ascending or descending part of the colon?
Anywhere: Redundant colon can be anywhere. Usually you have about 6 feet of colon. Redundant colon is just more than 6 feet, like 7 or 8 feet. Most common I have seen has been transverse colon, then descending colon. ...Read more
Location: concepts are same , polyps ( adenomas ) if left alone with increase of size of 2 cm or more most likely transform to adeno-carcinomas . ( cancers ) Same in gall bladder , if size is increasing during observation, removal of gall bladder is a better option. ...Read more
Is there a difference between the compostion of bile that is in the gallbladder.And that drips from the liver into small intestine after gb surgery?
Yes : Bile from gall bladder is more concentrated as much as 30 times, ( less water content ) will have mucous secreted by gall bladder, other than that functionally same, the chemical components are same , as much as 1500 cc or more bile enters the gut , most of bile enters the gut with out going through gb , also body handles with out compromising the normal physiology. ...Read more
Large bowel, or large intestine connects terminal ileum of small bowel to rectum. Begins at the ileo-cecal valve and comprises cecum, ascendind, transverse, descending and sigmoid colon. Resposible for: 1) intestinal water resorption of ingested fluids, gastric & small intestinal digestive juices. 2) transporting end products of digestion & bacterial waste ...Read more
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