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Doctor insights on: Last Section Of The Large Intestine

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At the ascending end of the large intestine and the horizonal beginning intestine, what can cause pain?

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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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 causes hemorrhoids in the last part of the small intestine? I got a colonoscopy already

What causes hemorrhoids in the last part of the small intestine? I got a colonoscopy already

Hemorrhoids do not: Exist in the small bowel. They are only present at the anus, both internal and external. If something was found in the terminal ileum as you describe they are not hemorrhoids. Ask your doctor for clarification of the findings. ...Read more

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Is the colon the large intestine or the whole one?

Is the colon the large intestine or the whole one?

Colon = large intest: The colon is the last 5 feet or so of your intestines, from the rectum to the cecum, and it has altogether different functions, appearance and use than the rest of your intestines. ...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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If the entire large intestines and rectum are removed followed by creation of Brooke Ileostomy... How much of the rectal stump is usually left, if any?

If the entire large intestines and rectum are removed followed by creation of Brooke Ileostomy... How much of the rectal stump is usually left, if any?

Depends: The amount of rectum remaining will vary from person to person depending on the reason for the surgery in the first place. Is the procedure planned for inflammatory bowel disease? colon cancer?, trauma? some other condition? The best person to ask is the surgeon and or surgical team. ...Read more

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Ileoproctostomy - Can the Distal Ileum b atached 2 the remaing small colon instead of remaing rectum? If theres no large, can small b atached 2 rectum

Ileoproctostomy - Can the Distal Ileum b atached 2 the remaing small colon instead of remaing rectum? If theres no large, can small b atached 2 rectum

Yes : A small bowel could be attached to any large vowel even if the part of the large vowel remain is only the rectum . Yes as long as you have 5 cm of the large vowel still exist another small or large bowel could be attached to it ...Read more

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Does the air pumped into the colon also inflate the small intestine? What part of the intestine is likely to be involved in a inguinal hernia?

Does the air pumped into the colon also inflate the small intestine?  What part of the intestine is likely to be involved in a inguinal hernia?

Yes.: Insufflated air from colonoscopy does pass the ileocecal valve and to a degree insufflate small bowel. An inguinal hernia sac may contain omentum (fatty tissue over bowel), small intestine, or colon. ...Read more

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What is the actual length of the large intestine? Of sm intestine? Time it takes for a meal to completely go thru system, mouth to exit?

What is the actual length of the large intestine? Of sm intestine? Time it takes for a meal to completely go thru system, mouth to exit?

Variable, but...: Roughly large intestine (colon) is 5 feet long & small intestine is 20 feet long. Figure 4-6 hours to empty stomach completely, 17 hours to digest food thru small bowel, & 1-3 days to absorb thru colon. This calculates to a bell-curve distribution of GI transit such that normal american stool frequency varies from 3x/day to once every 3-4 days. Calculate yours by examining stool for "marker" food. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between the compostion of bile that is in the gallbladder.And that drips from the liver into small intestine after gb surgery?

Is there a difference between the compostion of bile that is in the gallbladder.And that drips from the liver into small intestine after gb surgery?

Yes : Bile from gall bladder is more concentrated as much as 30 times, ( less water content ) will have mucous secreted by gall bladder, other than that functionally same, the chemical components are same , as much as 1500 cc or more bile enters the gut , most of bile enters the gut with out going through gb , also body handles with out compromising the normal physiology. ...Read more

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If the large intestines & all but approx 3 inches of the small intestines is removed to where a patient has had an ileostomy 12yrs, can it b reversed?

If the large intestines & all but approx 3 inches of the small intestines is removed to where a patient has had an ileostomy 12yrs, can it b reversed?

Usually not: You need more than 3 inches of your small intestine to survive, so there is likely more than that currently in place. After 12 years, surgeons are not likely to reverse an ileostomy. ...Read more

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3 mons ago i developed severe constipation never had before.Feel the stool at the lower part of the colon can't expel.Sigmoid forms a bulge what can b?

3 mons ago i developed severe constipation never had before.Feel the stool at the lower part of the colon can't expel.Sigmoid forms a bulge what can b?

New constipation: A change in bowel pattern should be evaluated by your physician. If you have the urge to have a bowel movement and can't, try working from below with a rectal glycerin suppository and/or a fleets enema. See your physician if your bm' s don't return to normal. ...Read more

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During a recent sigmoidoscopy a small patch of inflammation was found on the left side of lower bowel. What is the most likely outcome?

During a recent sigmoidoscopy a small patch of inflammation was found on the left side of lower bowel. What is the most likely outcome?

Hard to say: Given the limitted info you gave, it is hard to tell what exactly it is. Could be from recent mild infection, early colitis, lymphocytic/spastic colitis, or it may not be much at all.... Why was the procedure done? I assume some tissue sample/biopsy was done...If so, waite for the result.. Good luck...Keep us informed.. ...Read more

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What is the section of the small intestines that the endoscopy and the colonosopy can not reach?

The small intestines: An upper endoscopy can reach to the second portion of the duodenum, or the small intestine, and a colonoscopy at best can reach up into the end of the small intestine, or the terminal ileum. The rest of the small intestine between those two is unseen. There are special scopes which can see some of that unseen area, and a capsule endoscopy can give a view there also. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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What are the consequences of rapturing the large intestine?

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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My son had a lap cholera and they found the major artery to the liver on top of the gall bladder. How common is this?

My son had a lap cholera and they found the major artery to the liver on top of the gall bladder. How common is this?

About 20%: It is estimated that about 20% of patient have some sort of blood vessel anomaly. In most situations, as long as the surgeon identifies the unusual layout of the arteries, the operation can be completed without additional complications. Ct scans can also give the surgeon additional information about the configuration of the blood vessels. ...Read more

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What's the standard treatment of post op adhesions which causes obstruction in the small intestines after a sigmoid colon cancer surgery?

What's the standard treatment of post op adhesions which causes obstruction in the small intestines after a sigmoid colon cancer surgery?

None: There is no rx for adhesions themselves. If they cause a bowel obstruction then that will be treated with a tube through the nose to decompress the bowel and no food for a few days. If that doesnt work then surgery may be required. ...Read more

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Would a large fibroid at the back of uterus cause miscarraige?

Would a large fibroid at the back  of uterus cause miscarraige?

Yes: If the fibroid is large enough to impinge on the intrauterine space crowding out a developing fetus, yes. ...Read more

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30 weeks twin pregnancy andt there are two large fibroids of 11.6cm located at the upper part of the uterus. Does this have effect on the twins?

30 weeks twin pregnancy andt there are two large fibroids of 11.6cm located at the upper part of the uterus. Does this have effect on the twins?

Fibroids pregnant: Twins and large fibroids increase the risk of premature labor. That is the main risk. The fibroids don't directly affect the pregnancy in most cases although there is some risk of pain, bleeding or effects on the placenta. If the fibroids were in the lower area, they could interfere with labor. ...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