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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

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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Desctibe the parts of the small intestine?

Desctibe the parts of the small intestine?

See below: The stomach empties into the first part of the small intestine, the duodenum, where bile and pancreatic enzymes enter for digestion. Next is the jejunum and then the ileum. These are parts of the small intestine that also absorb nutrients & vitamins that then can enter into the blood stream. ...Read more

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How does orlistat damage small intestine?

How does orlistat damage small intestine?

It doesn't: Orlistat doesn't damage small intestines. All it does is to block lipase, the enzymes that degrades fats in the duodenum causing fatty diarrhea eventually leading to weight loss due to fat malabsorption. ...Read more

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How are cysts found in the small intestine treated?

How are cysts found in the small intestine treated?

Cysts in the: Small intestine are uncommon. Enteric duplication cysts, which are congenital anomalies, can occur anywhere along the GI tract. Usually these are asymptomatic, incidental findings on imaging studies and require no treatment. If they cause problems due to obstruction they can be surgically removed. ...Read more

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Could diverticulitis cause a blocked small intestine?

Only rarely: Inflammation can cause bleeding, blockage or can allow a hole with a leak to occur. This is almost always in the large intestine. It can cause a big abscess reaction and the reaction of the body to wall this off might trap the small intestine and kink or block it. ...Read more

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Could diverticulitis cause a blocked small intestine?

Could diverticulitis cause a blocked small intestine?

Rarely: If there is enough inflammation or infection from diverticulitis, then rarely the small intestine can become attached to the colon and secondarily become inflamed or kinked in the reaction. I have seen this occur on rare occaision. So typically a small bowel obstruction would not occur in diverticulitis. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a blockage in my small intestine?

See your doctor: See a doctor as soon as possible, it is a potentially serious situation. ...Read more

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Segmentation in the small intestine is promoted by what?

Segmentation in the small intestine is promoted by what?

Intestinal motility: Segmentation contractions are a mixing type of intestinal motility characteristic of the small and large bowel. Here's a YouTube video: https://www. Youtube. Com/watch? V=1yMTmoZhemQ ...Read more

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What foods does pepsin breakdown in the small intestine?

None: Pepsin, the powerful enzyme in gastric juice that digests proteins such as those in meat, eggs, seeds, or dairy products in the stomach. Once in the small intestine, the ph is higher rendering pepsin inactive in further digestion of proteins. Absorption of proteins occurs primarily in the small intestine. ...Read more

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Can diverticulitis cause my small intestine to get blocked?

Typically no but....: Diverticulitis usually refers to the colon. The inflammatory process can be so severe that it can make the small bowel adhere to it and kink, causing an obstruction. Although very rare, one can also get diverticula of the small bowel, and these could potentially perforate or obstruct. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of bleeding in the small intestine?

What could be the cause of bleeding in the small intestine?

Small bowel bleed: There are a few causes for small bowel bleed, such as tumor, angioectasia (blood vessel malformations), peptic ulcer disease, inflammatory bowel disease (crohn's), infections, tumors, or medication-related (nsaids). ...Read more

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What to do if precancerous polyp in the upper small intestine?

What to do if precancerous polyp in the upper small intestine?

Remove: precancerous polyp means that lesion has been identified by a scope and biopsied. Precancerous polyps will almost always lead to malignancy and many of these SB lesions do not have stalks and require area of bowel resection to remove.
One should be sure there is no genetic disposition such as Gardners syndrome where there is a familial history and other lesion such as desmoids and more polyps ...Read more

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When you have a colonoscopy does it include the small intestine?

Only a little part: A full colonoscopy goes through the whole colon (large intestine) and the last part of the small intestine called the ileum. A atandard colonoscopy can't go further than that. To see the rest of the small bowel you need special techniques such as double balloon enteroscopy. Imaging such as MRI or ct scans or barium studies can also visualize the small bowel, but cannot obtain biopsies. ...Read more

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What do you recommend if I have a blockage in my small intestine?

Surgery if true: Obstruction does not hit 31 years old suddenly unless you already have many abdominal surgeries in the past
number one reason for bowel obstruction for somebody who had surgery before are adhesions that need to be safely removed by surgery
number one reason for obstruction in what we called a virgin abdomen is tumor or hernia
i am sure if you think you have an obstruction you have a doctor. ...Read more

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What is a reason my small intestine is hurting and has been for several days?

Which are?: There could be several possible diagnosis for belly pain, if you could describe the nature of pain and duration, aggrevating and relieving factors will help to narrow the differnetial diagnosis, . ...Read more

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What test looks at the small intestine? Colonoscopy can't see that far, right?

What test looks at the small intestine? Colonoscopy can't see that far, right?

Capsule endoscopy: Currently I use a small bowel follow through, ct enterpgraphy and video capsule endoscopy. If there is any positive finding, then a double balloon endoscopy or spirus endoscopy can be used to reach the lesion. ...Read more

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Can you tell me process of digestion of food in small intestine in human beings?

Can you tell me process of digestion of food in small intestine in human beings?

Not in400 characters: There are entire text books written about this topic, some of which are thousands of pages in length. Essentially, the body mechanically breaks food down, then uses chemical reactions and enzymes to absorb the nutrients, and then excretes the waste products in the stool. The detail involves how it does that with each different type of nutrient. Fascinating field! ...Read more

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Is there a part of your small intestine they can not see in testing for Crohn's disease?

Is there a part of your small intestine they can not see in testing for Crohn's disease?

Most of it: Except small area of proximal and distal small bowel, most of of it can not be visualized. Capsule endoscopy is some help, as it passes through, the tiny camera transmits pictures expensive and not routinely used. Diagnosis is done by clinical presentation and radiological studies. ...Read more

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When I was born my small intestine was knotted up and some was removed. Was that volvulus?

When I was born my small intestine was knotted up and some was removed. Was that volvulus?

Quite possibly: You say your small intestine was knotted up. That could indeed be midgut volvulus in which your small bowel was twisted around a narrow mesentery, or connection of the bowel to the back of the abdominal cavity. That is almost always seen in intestinal malrotation, when the bowel did not situate in the right location in the abdomen as it was being formed in the fetus. ...Read more

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To Keep The Body Healthy, How Does The Small Intestine Work With Other Systems of digestion? Please give at least 3 examples. ..

Protiens, Fat, Carbs: Your small intestine begins at your duodenum and this is where your body actually digests your foods. Enzymes from your liver and pancreas break food down into its basic particles. Meats/proteins to amino acids, sugars to carbohydrates and fats to fatty acids. The rest of your small bowel has miles of small bowel to digest. ...Read more

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What happens if the blood flowing to your small intestine is blocked off what are the signs and how long from the time that the blood is cut off till you have damage that can not be fixed? Can you die from this?

What happens if the blood flowing to your small intestine is blocked off what are the signs and how long from the time that the blood is cut off till you have damage that can not be fixed? Can you die from this?

Hello.: Hello. I think it depends on if this chronic ischemia or acute intestinal ischemia. Symptoms of chronic ischemia can include: abdominal pain that worsens over time, diarrhea, weight loss, nausea and vomiting, cramps or fullness of the abdomen after eating. Symptoms of acute intestinal ischemia can include: sudden mild to severe abdominal pain, distention of the abdomen, tender abdomen, blood in feces, nausea, vomiting, fever, an urgent need to pass stool or a really vigrous bm. I don't know if you are referring to strangulation of the bowel, which can obstruct flow and lead to gangrene. If you have sudden onset, severe abdominal pain that should be evaluated immediately. ...Read more

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Small Intestine (Definition)

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