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Doctor insights on: Large Bowel Vs Small Bowel X Ray

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What does it mean when a test of X-ray of small bowel?

What does it mean when a test of X-ray of small bowel?

Looking at intestine: A small bowel xray is one way that doctors can check to see it looks the way it should and can help decide if it working the way it should. Usually you are given something to drink (a thick substance called barium) that makes your intestines show up on the xray. Depending on how your intestine looks on the xray, it can help doctors find the problem. ...Read more

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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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What are Bowel Loops? Small Bowel Loops, Large Bowel Loops, etc

What are Bowel Loops? Small Bowel Loops, Large Bowel Loops, etc

Folds of the bowels: Your body has about 20 feet of small intestine (small bowel) and 5 feet of large intestine (large bowel). The intestines are folded and form loops to fit into the abdomen. Large bowel loop refers to the folds of the large intestine and small bowel loops refers to the folds of small intestine. This reference is usually made during xray or CT imaging done. ...Read more

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What is the difference between small bowel obstruction and large bowel obstruction?

What is the difference between small bowel obstruction and large bowel obstruction?

SIMPLE: Same mechanism just different part of the bowel being affected. Either the small or large bowel. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a large bowel obstruction and a small bowel obstruction?

What is the difference between a large bowel obstruction and a small bowel obstruction?

Different causes: Small bowel obstruction is rarely due to a lesion or intussuception. It is mostly due to adhesions from previous surgery. Large bowel does not obstruct from adhesions but usually an intraluminal lesion such as carcinoma of colon. ...Read more

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How to differentiat small bowel obstruction from large bowel obstruction? Medical

How to differentiat small bowel obstruction from large bowel obstruction? Medical

Difficult: Without a physical exam and full medical history. Usually a small bowel obstruction will not occur unless there is scar tissue from a past abdominal surgery. Small bowel obstruction can have abdominal pain with frequent vomiting. Large bowel obstruction is less common & can be from cancer or diverticulitis. Lack of bowel movement with colon obstruction. True bowel obstruction can be very serious. ...Read more

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I take codeine60mg but find that I get very bound up in both the small and large bowel. Can I take castor oil to help with the small bowel motility?

I take codeine60mg but find that I get very bound up in both the small and large bowel. Can I take castor oil to help with the small bowel motility?

Yes and no: Codeine, being an opioid, has the common side effect of constipation. Castor oil's chronic use can cause dependency problems, anal leakage, etc. I agree with other recommendations that using a stool softener like docusate should be tried first. Unfortunately constipation and opioids go hand in hand. Ask you physician if a non-opioid can be used for your problem. ...Read more

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Wat can be causes of constipation. X ray showed where large intestine (colon) starts. Stool very thick mushy. Messy on t/p clean up?

Wat can be causes of constipation. X ray showed where large intestine (colon) starts. Stool very thick mushy. Messy on t/p clean up?

Diet: Most causes of constipation are diet related. Getting enough fiber to make stools move through easily is not too difficult, but must be attended. Raw crunchy vegetables, whole grains, many fruits (peaches, plums, pears, pineapple, apricots, strawberries, etc) are helpful. Too much milk or dairy in relation to the remainder of the diet will constipate. ...Read more

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Large and small bowel inflammtion and complete appetite loss. What can this be?

Large and small bowel inflammtion and complete appetite loss. What can this be?

Consult A Gastroente: You say you have inflammation in your small and large intestines. Who made that diagnosis. I suggest you make an appt with a Gasttoenterologist, will need colonoscopy and may be upper GI Endoscopy and other tests if indicated. That will answer your question ...Read more

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What can you see with a normal X-ray of belly? Abdomen constantly bloated, esp. Few in. Above belly button. I scheduled upper GI without small bowel

What can you see with a normal X-ray of belly? Abdomen constantly bloated, esp. Few in. Above belly button. I scheduled upper GI without small bowel

Plain abdomen x-rays: Show gas pattern, calcifications, bones, and some solid organs. Brief description of your symptoms suggest problem with stomach or gallbladder. Ugi series will show any thing that displaces barium contra, st inside the stomach and duodenum, and how they move the barium along. You might need further tests such as ultrasound to look at gallbladder and liver. Stick with your doctor's advice. ...Read more

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Doc. Found ulcer in terminal ileum, did biopsy, said biopsy shows inflammation. Now wants to do barium X-ray of small bowel. Why? What's he lookin 4?

Doc. Found ulcer in terminal ileum, did biopsy, said biopsy shows inflammation. Now wants to do barium X-ray of small bowel. Why? What's he lookin 4?

He's looking for...: Crohn's, behcet's, infection, nsaid-related injury, etc. The small bowel imaging (ct enterography, mr enterography, small bowel follow-through) can help determine what other parts of the intestine may be affected ; the extent of that disease (if present), as clues to the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Despite having have 1 large and 2 small bowel movements today, I still feel the need to go. When I try I can pass very small stools. Why is this?

Despite having have 1 large and 2 small bowel movements today, I still feel the need to go. When I try I can pass very small stools. Why is this?

Depending on: Your age and duration of symptoms, this can be a worrisome sign. Unfortunately, a change in stool caliber can be a sign of stricture/scarring in the gut and even tumor (for at risk individuals). It could also be benign as in cases of constipation predominant IBS or transient infection with swelling of the gut wall. If ongoing, discuss this with a physician. ...Read more

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5w old supplemented baby constipated 1 big bowel movement after rectal stimulation a small bowel movement with suppository 2xday Karo syrup still pain?

5w old supplemented baby constipated 1 big bowel movement after rectal stimulation a small bowel movement with suppository 2xday Karo syrup still pain?

TRY PRUNE JUICE: Do not routinely stimulate. Give 15 ml prune juice wi15 ml water once a day. Do this daily for 5-7 days until regulaand use it as needed but don't wait too long after the baby skips a bowel movement. ...Read more

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What's the difference between an xray of the large bowel and a Fluroscopic Single Contrast Enema test?

What's the difference between an xray of the large bowel and a Fluroscopic Single Contrast Enema test?

Not much: Fluoroscopy is used to image the large bowel during the performance of barium enema. Single contrast enmea uses barium with out the addition of air which is called double contrast enema. Fluoroscopy involves the use of xrays. Images are taken of the large bowel during fluoroscopy for documentation of any pathology and normal anatomy. ...Read more

Large Bowel (Definition)

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


Large Intestine (Definition)

The large intestine, colon, or large bowel is the last 5-6 feet of the GI tract. The colon functions to recover the last amount of water from food and to store solid waste. See healthtap ...Read more