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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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Lower left abdominal discomfort is bowel, right?

Lower left abdominal discomfort is bowel, right?

Colon? kidney? gyne?: Diverticulitis commonly causes sharp left lower abdominal pain, inflammatory colitises can cause symptoms. Obstruction. Constipation. Kidney issues. Herniae? Ovarian cysts? You should see a doctor if it has lasted longer than a few days or if it is severe and limiting your daily activities.. There are other causes as well and you may require a ct scan or colonoscopy to help sort them out. ...Read more

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Colon cancer with hypoactive bowel sounds, distended abdomen, hypoactive bowel sounds, no bowel movement 2 days?

Colon cancer with hypoactive bowel sounds, distended abdomen, hypoactive bowel sounds, no bowel movement 2 days?

Call your Dr now: Hopefully this is transient, but the description provided is concerning for bowel obstruciton which can in turn lead to serious complications. ...Read more

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Bowel movement after appendicectomy, what to do?

Bowel movement after appendicectomy, what to do?

Have it: If you are constipated from pain meds take a stool softener and some miik of magnesia, but there is no contraindication or harm from not having a bm. Get off the pain meds as soon as possible, walk alot, and drink 80-100oz caffeine free/alcohol free fluid daily. ...Read more

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Lower left abdominal slight pain after bowel movements how likely is it colorectal cancer?

Lower left abdominal slight pain after bowel movements how likely is it colorectal cancer?

Insufficient info: If you are 22 years old, it is highly unlikley that you have colorectal cancer, unless there is a strong family history of early onset of the disease. ...Read more

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Constant pain in luq worst after bowel movement?

Constant pain in luq worst after bowel movement?

Splenic Flx syndrome: Lt. upper quad is one of the areas associated with splenic flexure of left colon. After BM which empties the rectum, the major site for the reservoir of stool is the transverse colon. At the time of BM stool passes to the splenic flexure. If there is a twist in bowel at that site severe pain will occur. A Ba enema will define the situation and if necessary this can be followed by colonoscopy. ...Read more

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Lower left abdominal pain bowel spasm?

Lower left abdominal pain bowel spasm?

Could be: Could also be diverticulitis. Seek evaluation for persistent or worsening symptoms. ...Read more

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No bowel sounds in lower abdomen. Bowel sounds in upper abdomen transverse colon distended. Prescribed librax plus linzess is this a normal treatment?

No bowel sounds in lower abdomen. Bowel sounds in upper abdomen transverse colon distended. Prescribed librax plus linzess is this a normal treatment?

Depends: Hi JonT Sorry to hear about you have been struggling with your health. It really depends on your diagnosis. What you described are clinical and exam findings. Diagnoses are made through consideration of all the data. We typically try to prioritize treatment of the underlying illness before symptom treatment with the thought that if we can fix the illness, the symptoms will go away. Hope this helps ...Read more

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5yrs chronic diarrhea every bowel movement watery, sudden, urgency, unbearable smell. Gastric bypass 5yrs ago. Partial colon removed, hernia 3yrs ago?

5yrs chronic diarrhea every bowel movement watery, sudden, urgency, unbearable smell. Gastric bypass 5yrs ago. Partial colon removed, hernia  3yrs ago?

Need a G.I. consultation: This is a problem that is best solved with a consultation with a gastroenterologist. If you have already seen a gastroenterologist and you're not getting any better than you need to see a new one. ...Read more

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Have rt lower abdomen pain has had appendix, gallbladder, part hysterectomy & back surgery an have small ovarian cyst. What could pain be?

Have rt lower abdomen pain  has had appendix, gallbladder, part hysterectomy & back surgery an have small  ovarian cyst. What could pain be?

Hard to say: There are many possibities and usually a detailed exam and appropriate studies can determine the cause. Among some of the possibilities include diverticulitis, scar tissue from your prior surgery, a hernia, an irritation from a nerve in your back above where you had your previous back surgery just to name a few. I would encourage you to be seen. ...Read more

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Pain in my testicles after bowel movement?

Here are some ...: Please record the onset, degree, frequency, and duration, interval, etc. of the pain, and bring those to Doc for analysis, more Hx, physicals, and tests as needed so to deduce possible Dx for proposing reasonable Rx / care. Best wish ... ...Read more

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Lots of pain in the descending colon, splenic flexure, and sigmoid flexure. Bouts of diarrhoea, gas, it's been happening for 9 months now? Cancer?

Lots of pain in the descending colon, splenic flexure, and sigmoid flexure. Bouts of diarrhoea, gas, it's been happening for 9 months now? Cancer?

No : Twenties female w. 9 months crampy abdominal pain and gas unlikely to have cancer. She is candidate for diagnosis irritable bowel syndrome (ibs). In that imaging studies have been performed and apparently negative, she should have a consult with a gastoenterologist and obtain a trial of one of the medications helpful to control the symptoms of ibs. Medication side effects or lactose deficient? ...Read more

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Pain in left upper abdomen after passing stool?

Pain in left upper abdomen after passing stool?

This is a common: complaint in patients with IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) and is possibly due to CONTRACTION of the now empty bowel! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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Can IBS mimic appendicitis; lower right abdo pain and nausea? If yes, why? Does IBS affect the appendix area? CT showed thickened transverse colon

Can IBS mimic appendicitis; lower right abdo pain and nausea? If yes, why? Does IBS affect the appendix area? CT showed thickened transverse colon

IBS and colon: Colon thickening needs you to follow up with a gastroenterologist to get this checked and even biopsied. Irritable bowel symptoms usually improve with change in diet and taking probiotics. Keep me posted on the follow up with gastro. ...Read more

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Sigmoidosopy diverticulum & hemorrhoid. Past 2 days diarrhea, blood, mucous, pain left side abd. Today same symptoms, no diarrhea. Diverticulosis?

Cannot diagnose: Yes, this may be diverticulitis but would need more info and the ability to examine you. See a gastroenterologist or a colorectal surgeon and be fully assessed. Good luck. ...Read more

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I'm having right lower side pain no appendix did have a carcinoid tumor on appendix.had c-section 7 months ago.

I'm having right lower side pain no appendix did have a carcinoid tumor on appendix.had c-section 7 months ago.

See your doctor: you need to see your doctor to rule out any problem associated with the carcinoid. it could be ad hesions from your previous surgery.it could be an ovarian cyst .the list is long. see your doctor for proper eveluation and treatment ...Read more

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Bowel (Definition)

The bowel is the intestinal tract in the body. The small intestine ...Read more


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Colectomy (Definition)

It can mean removal of part or complete colon with ...Read more