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Mild Small Bowel Ileus
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
Apparently I have an ileus vs partial small bowel obstruction. What's the tx for at home? How long it take to recover? Ss- severe nausea & llq pain.
Does fluid and stool filled loops in small bowel w abnormal gas pattern w no inflammation or obstruction a sign of ileus?
Possibly: Ileus refers to disruption in normal propulsive activity of the GI tract. The bowel dilates with gas and stool and there is no evidence of bowel sounds when auscultating the abdomen. Present usage restricts the term to disruptions caused by the failure of peristalsis, rather than by mechanical obstruction usually induced by a parasympathetic response due to surgery, infection or medications ...Read more
Can a ct showing fluid and stool filled loops in small bowel and colon but w no abstruction or inflammation still indicate ileus?
Air fluid levels: Are a classic finding in obstruction. Too much stuff in the bowels and that pattern of collection implies nothing is moving. ...Read more
A CT scan shows mild wall thickening in small bowel (ileum). It was there 10 months ago on other ct. No fluid/other problems seen. Likelihood cancer?
Sigmoid colon cancer removed surgically. After 10 days ultrasound impression is ' subacute small bowel intestinal obstruction and mild intraperitoneal free fluid collection. Is this common?
I had surgery to remove 30in S bowel, start of L bowel removed and stoma fitted to my small bowel How long is it that I eat that it ends up in the bag?
My guess is...: ...6-8 hours, based on normal stomach and small bowel motility. However, I anticipate some accommodation of function in the remaining gut to make up for the lost segment, assuming absence of inflammation, infection, maldigestion/malabsorption, or use of promotility agents. ...Read more
Biliary reflux, bile reflux or duodenogastric reflux is a condition that occurs when bile flows upward (refluxes) from the duodenum into the stomach and esophagus.
While bile reflux involves fluid from the small intestine flowing into the stomach and esophagus, acid reflux is back flow of stomach acid into the esophagus. SEE: http://bit. Ly/1CERl6k ...Read more
See answer: This procedure is simple for you. You drink barium in a special liquid so that it coats your small bowel. The barium usually takes about 1 1/2 hours to pass through your small bowel (intestine). It can take awhile (sometimes over 3 hours) for the barium to move through your intestines so be prepared to be there awhile. During this time, multiple x-ray images will be taken. ...Read more
Malabsoption: Celiac disease affects about 1% of the people in the us and there are other problems related to enzyme deficiencies, e.G, lactose intolerance. Increased absorption of iron and hemochromatosis. Less commonly inflammatory bowel disease, e.g., crohn disease, parasites, and tumors. ...Read more
Looking at intestine: A small bowel xray is one way that doctors can check to see it looks the way it should and can help decide if it working the way it should. Usually you are given something to drink (a thick substance called barium) that makes your intestines show up on the xray. Depending on how your intestine looks on the xray, it can help doctors find the problem. ...Read more
Dehydration: Pelletized stool is most often due to inadequate fluids or an excee of caffeinated or alcoholic fluids, both of which dehydrate you. Be sure to take in 80-100 ounces of non caffeinated, non alcoholic fluid everyday, more if you excercise. Try this for 2 weeks and if not improved, see a colorectal specialist or gastroenterologist. ...Read more
Small bowel: A vague question gets a vague answer, consult your dr. ...Read more
A lot of things: A lot of things can cause it. However, if he is otherwise healthy, high up on my list would be ingestion of something sharp, like a piece of metal or glass. Kids eat all kinds of crazy stuff, I hope it works out. ...Read more
Had a small bowel series- they said it would take a few hours. Mine took 35 minutes, what's this mean?!
There is a wide: Range of normal, and they were preparing you for the worst case scenario. 35 minutes is not abnormal. ...Read more
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Folds of the bowels: Your body has about 20 feet of small intestine (small bowel) and 5 feet of large intestine (large bowel). The intestines are folded and form loops to fit into the abdomen. Large bowel loop refers to the folds of the large intestine and small bowel loops refers to the folds of small intestine. This reference is usually made during xray or CT imaging done. ...Read more
Development error: In fetus in initial stages of development all bowel is out side like a garden house, as abdominal wall develops it returns back in side in a systemic patron get rearranged by a series of steps, (called rotation) partial failure, like bands (lad's) etc called partial malrotation will cause obstruction of bowel in new born or later stages of life. ...Read more
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You should always be fully informe dbefore procedures.
Bleeding., bowl perforation and infectio are some possibilities. ...Read more
Several hrs.: Death of small bowel is a vascular phenomenon. If blood suuply is lost from surgical compromise of blood supply or a thrombus, the bowel will die within seversl hrs. If there is a question of compromise in blood supply but bowel still looks viable by Methylene Blue injection into blood supply then one may re explore in 24 hrs. To evaluate status of bowel for resection or not. ...Read more
Depends: How narrow is the lumen at the site of stricture? What caused the stricture? Do you have any symptoms of intestinal obstruction? If what caused the stricture has abated and you do not have intestinal symptoms, you may wait and watch. ...Read more
Varies considerably: In infants with diarrhea it is measured in minutes, constipation, days to weeks. Labeled tracer studies will vary by age and conditions under review. A common TT is 3-4 days in good health. From my recollection it is measured from the time of ingestion until passage from rectum. TT for small intestine only would be done with abdominal x-rays/contrast. ...Read more