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What are some causes of new and enlarged lymph node in the abdomen? Tests ruled out: infection, acid, leak, twisted and kinked bowels/intestines.

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

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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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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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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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?

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

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What causes adult (Male) transient small bowel intussusception, multiple severe episodes during 3 years time frame?

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

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For Adult Small bowel transient intussusception, is Surgical exploration is more effective or Capsule Endoscopy? No obvious obstruction in CT

For Adult Small bowel transient intussusception, is Surgical exploration is more effective or Capsule Endoscopy? No obvious obstruction in CT

Barium enems: Capsule endoscopy is contraindicated and not allowed if intessessuption is suspected. They will try to reduced it by using barium enema pressure with a good success or surgery which could be done lapsrosopically ...Read more

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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

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

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31 year-old white man with 2 years of intermittent thrombocytopenia down to 29k, with splenomegaly, looking for a diagnosis after much testing.....?

31 year-old white man with 2 years of intermittent thrombocytopenia down to 29k, with splenomegaly, looking for a diagnosis after much testing.....?

Bone marrow biopsy: A lot of work is done on this pt and still not an conclusive is evident.
At some point a bone marrow biopsy can be helpful to rule any kind of myelofibrosis with myeloid metaplasia, as a cause of this clinical situation in this case ...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.

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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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 strong are the intestines?

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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Where are your intestines exactly?

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

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How can you fix "dampness in your intestines"?

TCM: Ah- traditional chinese medicine (tcm). Acupucture is one way. Diet is another. Please read this wonderful article: http://diamondhead. Net/dampness. Htm. ...Read more

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Endometerosis in the intestines?

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

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What causes an inflammed intestine?

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

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Any treatment advice on intussusception?

Any treatment advice on intussusception?

Depends: Intussuception can be treated by using a hydrostatic enema with xray or ultrasound guidance. Sometimes surgery is needed. ...Read more

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What is an inflammation in the intestines?

Several causes: Inflammation of the intestines is seen in a variety of settings including infection, drug toxicity, vascular insufficiency and autoimmune conditions. Good luck! ...Read more

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What is the cure for an ulcerated intestine?

What is the cure for an ulcerated intestine?

See details: If you mean ulcerative colitis treatments including, steroid enema, meds such as Asacol (mesalamine) or others and for more severe cases, tnf agents such as remicade. ...Read more

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How common are cyst in the small intestines?

How common are cyst in the small intestines?

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

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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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What is the result of xray in intussusception?

What is the result of xray in intussusception?

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

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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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Can your right intestine hurt? Or get swollen?

Can your right intestine hurt? Or get swollen?

It can, but...: ...There are a lot of organs on that side of the abdomen, including the liver, gallbladder, and a kidney. If you're having persistent pain/swelling there, you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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Can u tell me symptoms of blockage in intestine?

Can u tell me symptoms of blockage in intestine?

Pain: If you have a complete intestinal blockage you will experience pain, bloating, lack of passing gas, nausea and vomiting. Fever can also occur. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of endometrios in the in intestines?

What are symptoms of endometrios in the in intestines?

Pain: Endometriosis can affect the colon, rectum, appendix and small intestine. Common symptoms are gas, bloating, pain and other digestive issues. Often the symptoms occur cyclically as in synch with menstrual periods. ...Read more

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Dead protective liner of the intestines, what is this?

Can you clarify?: Don't accept this as a diagnosis. Probably there is necrosis of some layer of the bowel. For the sake of your long-term continuity of care, get the real diagnosis rather than something dumbed down. "necrotizing enteritis" perhaps, or "transmural infarct". ...Read more

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Is it possible to rupture intestine by hitting to hard?

Is it possible to rupture intestine by hitting to hard?

Possible: But pretty resilient and can withstand great forces. Contusion of one the organs is more likely. ...Read more

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Intussusception (Definition)

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