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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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Can resection surgery at the junction of the small and large intestine cause chronic sibo? Assume the ileocecal valve was removed.

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 (loperamide) 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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I had a colon resection a month and a half ago. Lately when I have a bowel movement i get pain in my lower back and abdomen. Any ideas?

I had a colon resection a month and a half ago. Lately when I have a bowel movement i get pain in my lower back and abdomen. Any ideas?

Yes: You want to let your surgeon know about this. He/she did the resection and must know about it. Better be safe and good luck. Hopefully nothing serious. ...Read more

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How can I relax my irritable large intestine?

How can I relax my irritable large intestine?

Explore the triggers: IBS has a multitude of possible causes. If you explore some you could avoid, it may improve. Gluten sensitivity or wheat allergy is a common trigger. Cross reactivity to a variety of lesser food sensitivities . food additives like #40 red dye are all avoidable. There are a variety of blood tests that can help narrow the list of possibles.A primary care doc can arrange them. ...Read more

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What is the side effect of large intestine surgery since I am ready to get surgery soon due to redundency ?

Depends: I'm not sure what u mean. Colon surgery can have irregular bowel movements, temporary for most patients. Some can have chronic diarrhea but not frequent. U can also have complications from surgery, infection, bleeding, leakage of stool ( can b life threatening). Redudent colon is usually not an indication unless u have potential for volvulus ( twisting of bowel). ...Read more

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Diverticulitis. Sigmoidectomy 2014. Just had another bout. Dr. says may have to remove large intestine. Logical? I can't find much online.

Diverticulitis.  Sigmoidectomy 2014.  Just had another bout.  Dr. says may have to remove large intestine.  Logical? I can't find much online.

General Surgery: You should consult a physician in General Surgery/Colon and Rectal Surgery at an academic medical center designated as a tertiary care medical center. Diverticulitis is treated with bowel rest, nasogastric suction, and antibiotics, however, the level of infection may be grave, and in certain cases a resection may be necessary. An expert opinion is a reasonable course of action. ...Read more

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How do I know that e.Histolatyca reached the bloodstream or the liver? How long does it take for it to travel from the large intestine to other organs

How do I know that e.Histolatyca reached the bloodstream or the liver? How long does it take for it to travel from the large intestine to other organs

Variable: Most infected people, about 90%, are asymptomatic. In ~10% of invasive cases the amoebae enter the bloodstream and may travel to liver, causing an abscess, and other organs in the body. This can occur as early as 2-4 weeks after infected or months to years later. Symptoms can include fever, nausea, vomiting, and pain in the rt upper abdominal pain. Dx is by blood tests, ct scan, and needle biopsy. ...Read more

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What can I do if my right side of my large intestine aches, no appendix, could I have bowel blockage?

What can I do if my right side of my large intestine aches, no appendix, could I have bowel blockage?

No: With a blockage you would have been in much more pain and had other GI problems. What you decsribe is adhesions or scarring involving the intestines. This can lead to a complete obstruction. You should see your doctor soon. ...Read more

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Is it normal to be able to feel your large intestine ? (i assume that's what i can feel) its on the right side of my stomach.

Is it normal to be able to feel your large intestine ? (i assume that's what i can feel) its on the right side of my stomach.

Yes...: Abdominal symptoms e.g. Discomfort, cramping etc. Is often referred pain from either the small or large intestine. The location of the pain in the abdomen reflects the origin of the symptom based on whats called a dermatomal distribution. Patients with ibs (irritable bowel) have heightened awareness of intestinal contractions, spasms and gas in their intestines. ...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