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Kink In Intestine
What are some causes of new and enlarged lymph node in the abdomen? Tests ruled out: infection, acid, leak, twisted and kinked bowels/intestines.
It depends---: We need to know the medical history in terms of any symptoms/ medical complaints....especially why was your abdomen checked? What test did they use? US or CT scan. What was the size of the lymph nodes? . If the nodes are significant they will produce some symptoms. Then you should get repeat imaging studies done to see if the nodes get any larger or not. Right now I would not worry unless they grow ...Read more
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
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
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
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
During pelvic surgery they saw a kink in my large intestine. Would adhesions be visible if they were the cause? What else could be cause?
Adhesions are seen: If thisisthe first operative procedure then no adhesions to be expected. On the otherhand excess bowel, especially in the sigmoid colon can result in a twist or kink known as volvulus. Did kink get resolved by the surgeon. Intussecption can also occur and look like kink if intraluminal lesion present. ...Read more
Stool in small Intestine means obstruction? Ct shows intussusception & stool in small intestine, stool seen in exploratory surgery, surgeon did nothing
What causes adult (Male) transient small bowel intussusception, multiple severe episodes during 3 years time frame?
Uncertain cause: It's unclear why some people are prone to episodes of intussusception. It's possible that a low fiber diet is promoting dysmotility or making it difficult for the colon to transit stool. Consider increasing the fiber content of your diet by eating a pound of vegetables and fruits a day and transitioning some/most of your proteins to beans and grains, for longevity and improved colon health. ...Read more
For Adult Small bowel transient intussusception, is Surgical exploration is more effective or Capsule Endoscopy? No obvious obstruction in CT
I had a CT scan that revealed a small bowel intussusception, a small cyst on left kidney, a small cyst on spleen and a homogenous pharyngeal attenuation of the liver as well as a small amount if fluid in the left adnexa. Are any of these findings signific
Here are some. ..: For your current best interest of healthcare, you should direct these Qs to the Doc in the Team since she/he has known of your Hx and can correlate the test findings to your clinical conditions and make a sensible interpretation to suite your situation more than anyone online. Online inquiry at this time may lead to more anxiety & confusion as well as more time/resource-wasting. So, see Doc timely ...Read more
31 year-old white man with 2 years of intermittent thrombocytopenia down to 29k, with splenomegaly, looking for a diagnosis after much testing.....?
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
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
A long tube: The mouth connects to the anus by a long muscular tube. As the tube moves from one end to the other it takes on different characteristics to perform certain duties. The esophagus conveys food to the stomach. The stomach starts digestion, the intestine is about 20 feet long and absorbs our nutrients. The colon is about 8 feet longs and recycles water and processes wastes. ...Read more
Rare complication...: Endometriosis is the abnormal spread of uterine cells to far distant sites in the abdomen and pelvis. They can attach to the surface of the intestine and in rare circumstances grow and invade through the wall of the intestine and produce severe pain and bloody stools. Diagnosis often requires a detailed colonoscopy exam with biopsy. ...Read more
Variety of Causes: A variety of causes, but all in reaction to something. Something stimulates an immune response that causes inflammation. Most commonly this is due to allergies from foods consumed, but inflammation might also come from infection, surgery, vascular problems, cancer, etc... ...Read more
Uncommon: Duplication cysts occur in small intestine more commonly in jejunum and ileum (45% of intestinal duplications) and are in tubular and cystic forms. These cysts are uncommon. Symptoms include abdominal distention, vomiting, bleeding, & a palpable abdominal mass. Complications include perforation, intussusception, & bowel obstruction. ...Read more
Barium enema: Intussusception is when the small intestine telescopes into the large intestine. It can cause pain, cramping, lethargy, and bloody stools. A barium or air contrast enema administered in a hospital can often reduce it and avoid surgery. This works about 75% of the time. In some instances surgery is needed to reduce the defect and in rare instances a bowel resection may be required. ...Read more
Possible: But pretty resilient and can withstand great forces. Contusion of one the organs is more likely. ...Read more