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Dr. Nela Cordero
Board Certified, Pediatrics
49 years in practice
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What are the most causes that a person recommended for large intestine resection?

Dr. Nela Cordero
Board Certified, Pediatrics
49 years in practice
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What are the most causes that a person recommended for large intestine resection?

RESECTION LARGE BOWE: Some of the causes of intestinal resections are: obstructions, colon cancers, gangrene, etc. ...Read more

Dr. Cindy Juster
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Dr. Mark Kuhnke
Board Certified, General Surgery
35 years in practice
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Can resection surgery at the junction of the small and large intestine cause chronic sibo? Assume the ileocecal valve was removed.

Dr. Mark Kuhnke
Board Certified, General Surgery
35 years in practice
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Can resection surgery at the junction of the small and large intestine cause chronic sibo? Assume the ileocecal valve was removed.

Define: I don't know what sibo is. In general, if the ileocecal valve is removed, some patients can have , at least temporarily, some looser stools or urgency. I usually suggest Imodium as needed, a good general diet, avoidance of large meals, and the inclusion of yogurt in the diet. If i'm missing the boat here, define sibo. Good luck. ...Read more

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Nicole Bressler
Board Certified, Emergency Medicine
4 years in practice
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What can I do to keep my large intestine in good condition?

Nicole Bressler
Board Certified, Emergency Medicine
4 years in practice
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What can I do to keep my large intestine in good condition?

Healthy Diet: A diet that is high in fiber, fruits, whole grains, and vegetables can help keep your colon healthy. It is very important to have a colonoscopy when you reach age 50 to screen for colon cancer (which is very treatable if caught early) or younger if there is a history of colon cancer or colon polyps in your family. Avoid habitual laxative use, and get regular exercise. Your body will thank you! ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Murray
Board Certified, General Surgery
28 years in practice
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At the ascending end of the large intestine and the horizonal beginning intestine, what can cause pain?

Dr. Michael Murray
Board Certified, General Surgery
28 years in practice
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At the ascending end of the large intestine and the horizonal beginning intestine, what can cause pain?

Right sided abd pain: The area you describe is called the right upper quadrant of the abdomen. In addition to large bowel problems problems with the gallbladder such as gallstones could cause this pain. Other possibilities in the right upper quadrant are ulcer disease, liver problems, and pacreatitis. ...Read more

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Dr. Cindy Juster
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Dr. Joseph Sucher
Board Certified, Trauma Surgery
21 years in practice
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Where is the large intestine located ?

Dr. Joseph Sucher
Board Certified, Trauma Surgery
21 years in practice
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Where is the large intestine located ?

Abdomen: The large intestine, aka the colon, is located in varying areas of you abdomen. It begins in the right, lower portion of your belly and travels to right upper area (ascending colon) becoming the transverse colon as it moves across from your right to your left side. Here it becomes the descending colon and transitions to you sigmoid colon in the lower left side. It moves central and down to end. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
Board Certified, General Surgery
29 years in practice
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What are the consequences of rapturing the large intestine?

Dr. Barry Rosen
Board Certified, General Surgery
29 years in practice
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What are the consequences of rapturing the large intestine?

Infection: Millions of bacteria reside in the large intestine. With rupture, the bacteria leak into the abdominal cavity, creating severe inflammation and potential entry of these bacteria into the bloodstream, leading to sepsis or even death if untreated. Depending on the cause & location of the rupture (and luck), adjacent tissues can potentially "band-aid" the whole; other times, surgery is necessary. ...Read more

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
34 years in practice
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What is the definition or description of: large intestine?

Dr. Charles Cattano
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
34 years in practice
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What is the definition or description of: large intestine?

Def: Large intestine: 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 answers regarding colon diseases. ...Read more

Dr. Sewa Legha
Board Certified, Medical Oncology
45 years in practice
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What function is affected when the large intestine is damaged or removed?

Dr. Sewa Legha
Board Certified, Medical Oncology
45 years in practice
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What function is affected when the large intestine is damaged or removed?

Nothing major: The main functions of large intestine is to act as a reservoir for the fecal matter. It also absorbs water from the stools so they get solidified. The net effect of removal of colon may be more frequent bolwel movements than 1-2/day and they may be softer or semisolid.Of course you need your lower end to be functional/intact in order to have control over the bowel movements ...Otherwise a colost. ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Mangus
Board Certified, Transplant Surgery
17 years in practice
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What are consequences if large intestine is removed?

Dr. Richard Mangus
Board Certified, Transplant Surgery
17 years in practice
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What are consequences if large intestine is removed?

Diarrhea/dehydration: The large intestine has two primary functions: 1) storage of stool and 2) absorption of water. When food leaves the small intestine, it is liquid. By the time it leaves the large intestine, it is solid. Therefore, remove the large intestine and have frequent liquid stools. This condition can lead to dehydration. Some patients require medicines to slow intestine transit; some need IV fluids. ...Read more

Dr. You Sung Sang
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
26 years in practice
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What does the large intestine do?

Dr. You Sung Sang
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
26 years in practice
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What does the large intestine do?

Absorb water: Stool as it leaves the small intestine is very liquid. As it travels through the colon, water is absorbed from it so that it is more formed by the time it reaches the rectum. ...Read more

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