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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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I discharged myself from hospital against medical advice. I have a perforated bowel and diverticulitis what should I do to get better?
I had a perforated bowel 5 years ago. Since then my stools come in various shapes and sizes, one of them being narrow. Is this normal for me now?
I've had a perforated bowel, and became septic following my c-section 13 months ago and now I am pregnant. What are the complications?
Certainly the same: Risks apply. Bowel injuries are uncommon in c-section so it may have been partly because you have issues that make surgery difficult. The docs will be vigilant, i'm sure, so perhaps this time a perforation will be less likely. You may consider trying vaginal birth, depending on number of c-sections and/or why u had your first c-section. Congradulation's on your pregnancy. ...Read more
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