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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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After having intercourse next day why do I get poking sharp pain left side of my abdomen it's my 6th day of cycle?

After having intercourse next day why do I get poking sharp pain left side of my abdomen it's my 6th day of cycle?

Needs to be checked: The pain can be due to 1pelvic inflammatory disease 2endometriosis 3ovarian cysts 4interstitial cystitis 5some sexually transmitted disease 6vulvodynia 7vaginismus 68urinary infection 7 physical injury consult your doctor and ask questions if you have any and get appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Im in pain, left side of my abdomen could this be my diverticulitis acting up again and what shhould I do?

Im in pain, left side of my abdomen could this be my diverticulitis acting up again and what shhould I do?

Diverticulitis: If you have had diverticulitis before, then it is possible, you need to contact your doctor for antibiotics, and to be evaluated. Go on a liquid diet to minimize bowel irritation and do not use an enema if you have constipation, use miralax (polyethylene glycol). You definitely need to be checked to see if it is something else, like a kidney stone, or females can have ovarian cysts or pelvic inflammatory disease too. ...Read more

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What causes pain left side of lower abdomen?

Many things: These symptoms can only be adequately diagnosed only after a thorough evaluation by your doctor. This may include labs and other satudies. Once all of the information is in, your doctor can let you know what's going on, and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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Extreme pain left side lower abdomen constant pain not going away ?

Extreme pain left side lower abdomen constant pain not going away ?

Left lower: abdomen....some possibilities...HERNIA (incarcerated) DIVERTICULITIS, and simple SPASM (IBS) YOU NEED TO BE SEEN and your abdomen examined and possible testing (endoscopy) Start with your Primary Care Provider. Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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Splenic artery aneurysm I am in excruciating pain left side abdomen generating to my kidney area?

Splenic artery aneurysm I am in excruciating pain left side  abdomen generating to my kidney area?

Get evaluated: If you know you have a splenic artery aneurysm from prior imaging and doc visits, and you are now in new pain then go to er. If you splenic artery aneurysm is leaking or ruptured, your pain is coming from internal bleeding. You need an urgent angiogram and coil of the aneurysm, or surgery for ligation, splenectomy. Don't wait. ...Read more

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Dr i am having nausea, back pain left side, lower abdomen pain and pain near to vaginal area, not 24 hours it will be for 2-3 mins, what it will be?

Dr i am having nausea, back pain left side, lower abdomen pain and pain near to vaginal area, not 24 hours it will be for 2-3 mins, what it will be?

Some possibilities: Without direct contact I cannot give an informed medical opinion in your particular situation. BUT, spreading abdominal pain especially In the context of pregnancy is an emergency. STD, appendix, UTI out of control.. regardless of whether pregnant. THen, miscarriage, tubal pregnancy are some serious disorders in pregnancy ...Read more

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Diagnosed recently cll stage 0 but just started having abdominal pain left side, feeling bloated. Wbc 13, 000. Will i need chemo if nodes in abdomen?

Diagnosed recently cll stage 0 but just started having abdominal pain left side, feeling bloated. Wbc 13, 000. Will i need chemo if nodes in abdomen?

Here's an idea: Today, it's customary to subtype cll by its genetic markers. It's actually about a dozen different diseases, some aggressive, some not. I'll bet that your hematologist has already done this, and your tumor mutation / translocation profile will be more helpful as a guide to treatment. Whether your spleen is big or not is much less of a factor than other parameters. ...Read more

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I got put on the birth control pill, Saturday last week, and I had sexual intercourse 3days after, could I be pregnant, pain left side of abdomen w/d?

I got put on the birth control pill, Saturday last week, and I had sexual intercourse 3days after, could I be pregnant, pain left side of abdomen w/d?

Maybe: Most would recommend that you use backup contraception for at least a month while your body adjusts to the pill. It works by preventing ovulation, and if you ovulated before you started the pill, the egg could be in position for fertilization by your unprotected encounter. Your discomfort could also be something else. ...Read more

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I have the symptoms - acute pain left side of neck at base of cranium, left sinuses, pain gone after bowel movement. Diagnosis?

I have the symptoms - acute pain left side of neck at base of cranium, left sinuses, pain gone after bowel movement.  Diagnosis?

Go see your DR for a: Thorough exam and accurate dx. Possibilities include muscle strain, carotid artery narrowing, sinusitis, intestinal problems etc. Based on your age, you may consider a screening colonoscopy, ekg , blood test to check for diabetes, kidney, prostate, liver & cholesterol problems etc. Stay active and maintain ideal weight .God bless u! ...Read more

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Burning in throat, difficulty breathing through nose, pain i all upper abdomen, chest pain left side pain in right lower back, leg and testicle ideas?

Burning in throat, difficulty breathing through nose, pain i all upper abdomen, chest pain left side pain in right lower back, leg and testicle ideas?

Here are some ...: Have all these symptoms simultaneous symptoms been new to you or just another flare-up of chronic recurrent episodes? Clinically, your combined symptoms suggest the occurrence of systemic effects from viral infection or connective tissue disorders or autoimmune disorders, which commonly affects multiple sites of body. So, seek pro-evaluation, counseling, and treatment timely. ...Read more

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Had total colorectal removal 10 yrs ago. Last 9 months been anaemic with pain left side of abdomen which goes through my hip and lower back, front leg?

Left hip/ leg pain: Follow up with doctor this week. Would consider CT of abdomen/pelvis to ensure no cancer, check renal function as that can cause anemia as well. Did you have inflammatory bowel because if that recurrs in small intestine or ileum can cause anemia( though usuallyright side). Also consider hip films to check for arthritis. ...Read more

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Pelvic pain left side felt while sitting and when pushing for a bowel movement hurts alot whatto do?

Pelvic pain left side felt while sitting and when pushing for a bowel movement hurts alot whatto do?

Constipation?: Are you constipated? If so over the counter Miralax, (polyethylene glycol) Milk of Magnesia, Magnesium citrate or even an enema may be a good place to start. If this does not work then an exam by your doctor is warranted. ...Read more

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Stabbing continuous pain left side of abdomen just below ridcage.Occurs with full or empty stomach.Burping more frequently. Slight nausea after movin?

Stabbing continuous pain left side of abdomen just below ridcage.Occurs with full or empty stomach.Burping more frequently.  Slight nausea after movin?

Gas build up: If you know it's a gas build up, drinking warm water and applying a hot water bottle to the abdomen helps break down the gas and enables you to pass it. Taking simethicone 1/2 hour after meals helps to prevent the gas build up. Gas, in some people, can build up even without eating, . ...Read more

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Im 62,gained 30 lbs in one year, mostly in my belly.I have no pain.Left side of belly is larger than right.

Im 62,gained 30 lbs in one year, mostly in my belly.I have no pain.Left side of belly is larger than right.

Weight gain.: Have you seen your doctor for an evaluation in the course of this year? Have you had an abdominal examination? Blood testing? That's a lot of weight to gain in one year, assuming your eating and activity patterns have not changed dramatically in that year. You really need to good physical examination and directed testing. ...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