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I have a kink/ twisted bowel and have been told by the doctors that they wont 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 wont 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

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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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

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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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What is ilius bowel?

What is ilius bowel?

Paralyzed intestine: Normally the bowel is usually moving, milking contents forward, in waves of contractions (peristalsis). When it stops, it's called ileus. It is seen with narcotic pain meds, some other medications, electrolyte imbalances, post-operatively, and in some patients with slow motility. Being very sick or bed bound can also contribute. If the underlying cause is fixed, it usually resolves with time. ...Read more

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What is bowel ischamia?

What is bowel ischamia?

Quite a problem!: lack of blood to the bowel. The symptoms are aches and pains and generally missed until the bowel dies off in which case there is a catastrophe! can be diagnosed with any dye study of the bowel ...Read more

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What is bowel rest?

What is bowel rest?

Not eating: Typically done post-operatively or sometimes in an attempt to avoid surgery. ...Read more

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What causes bowel spasms?

Muscle contractions: Muscle contractions, which can be caused from electrolyte imbalances, relative obstructions, infection, or food-borne toxins. Rarely, tumors can cause spasms. ...Read more

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What is inflammed bowel ?

What is inflammed bowel ?

Inflamed bowl: Inflammatory respoused indicates body reaction to unwanted stimulus by mounting a defense with inflammatory cells .stimuli can be infection ,foreign body or chemical or tumor or immune system ...Read more

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What's a bowel dysfunction?

Depends: Bowel dysfunction is any abnormality of bowel function such as diarrhea, constipation, pain with eating, improper absorption of nutrients, minerals. There is a very long list. It can be mild to severe. ...Read more

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Bowel problems, what to do?

?IBS: Most liely IBS if no weight loss or blood in stool. Please check out "The Gut Solution" website and book for answers. ...Read more

Bowel (Definition)

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