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My abdominal usg shown prominent bowel loops seen in the abdomen and mild splenomegaly what is finding?

My abdominal usg shown prominent bowel loops seen in the abdomen and mild splenomegaly what is finding?

Unsure: It is difficult to interpret those findings without knowing the complete clinical setting. It can be normal to have prominent loops of bowel. It is also difficult to interpret the splenomegaly comment without knowing the actual size of the spleen. If you have concerns, I would speak with the doctor who ordered the ultrasound. Good luck. ...Read more

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 is a "prominent air-filled bowel loop"? I had a ultrasound done on my abdomen and these were my results. It's located in the left upper quadrant.

What is a "prominent air-filled bowel loop"? I had a ultrasound done on my abdomen and these were my results. It's located in the left upper quadrant.

Likely normal thing: Ultrasound waves run very well through fluid and solid parts of the body and very poorly through air and bones.
The comment that you have posted likely indicates that pictures taken with the Ultrasound was not as good as you would expect due to prominent air filled bowel loop. ...Read more

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In my ultrasound it has been observed that PROMINENT BOWEL LOOPS SEEN IN BILATERAL FLANKS. What does it mean?

In my ultrasound it has been observed that PROMINENT BOWEL LOOPS SEEN IN BILATERAL FLANKS. What does it mean?

It probably: Doesn't mean anything unless you are experiencing bowel related symptoms, in which case it may or may not be relevant. It is a nonspecific description indicating that the bowel loops are either within the upper of normal for diameter or possibly dilated. ...Read more

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Multiple prominent bowel loops - is CT scan the best option?

Multiple prominent bowel loops - is CT scan the best option?

Vague question: How do you know you have prominent bowel loops unless you had some imaging study to begin with. Ct scan is great for evaluation, but more info needed. ...Read more

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My CT Scan shows I have mildly prominent air-filled loops in my small bowel. What does that mean?

My CT Scan shows I have mildly prominent air-filled loops in my small bowel. What does that mean?

It may or may not: Mean anything. What symptoms are you having? Why was the CT ordered? There is wide variability in the normal appearance of the small bowel with respect to diameter, air, and fluid. "Mildly prominent" is a description that is very non specific and doesn't mean much. For example, it could be normal, or it could be early bowel obstruction. Clinical context is the key, so talk to your doc about it ...Read more

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Ct/egd/c-scope reports neg for ibd but mention "several loops of unopacified bowel", antral erosions & prominent lymph aggregates. Alt diagnosis for wt loss, GI bleeds, fevers, severe ab pain, fatigue?

Ct/egd/c-scope reports neg for ibd but mention "several loops of unopacified bowel", antral erosions & prominent lymph aggregates. Alt diagnosis for wt loss, GI bleeds, fevers, severe ab pain, fatigue?

Need diagnosis: Egd wasn't negative as you have antral erosions. Unopacified bowelon ct is a non specific finding.
What did biospy show? Consider infectious disease evaluation.
Need further GI evaluation with pill cam or enteroscopy. ...Read more

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Ct of abdomen showed fluid full loops of fluid And stool loops of small bowel. No bm in 7days. Doc said no inflammation or obstruction? What?

Ct of abdomen showed fluid full loops of fluid And stool loops of small bowel. No bm in 7days. Doc said no inflammation or obstruction? What?

Incomplete picture: Just because bowel loops are fluid filled does not mean they look inflamed nor that they are obstructed. The CT results need to be coordinated with the physical exam. You should follow-up with your PCP if symptoms are persisting. ...Read more

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Ct-left lower abdomen hazy vague increased attenuation in mesentery lateral to loops of small bowel. Could this be adhesions from surgery year ago or what could it mean?

Ct-left lower abdomen hazy vague increased attenuation in mesentery lateral to loops of small bowel. Could this be adhesions from surgery year ago or what could it mean?

Yes: Minor complications 1 year post surgery are not uncommon. This is due to the development of adhesions in the small bowel mesentery following surgery. The adhesions causing intermittent slight twisting in small bowel depending on response to diet can and do cause symptoms that you are now experiencing. ...Read more

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Is a clearly defined black loop in the mid-left bowel on abdominal X-ray significant if a previous X-ray five days earlier did not show the loop?

Is a clearly defined black loop in the mid-left bowel on abdominal X-ray significant if a previous X-ray five days earlier did not show the loop?

Not likely: What you are describing is just an air-filled loop of bowel. This is a normal finding and because the bowel contents move constantly, it is normal that this would change from day to day. ...Read more

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What's multiple filled bowel loops mean?

What's multiple filled bowel loops mean?

Air/fluid: Air and fluid in bowel loops. It significance is related to the underlying disease/symptom complex and degree/ extent of dilatations. ...Read more

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What is fluid filled dialted bowel loops and how it cause?

What is fluid filled dialted bowel loops and how it cause?

Obstruction: That radiologic finding is usually a result of a bowel obstruction, but can also be seen sometimes in severe diarrhea. When the bowel is blocked the secretions from your intestines and stomach cannot pass into the colon where the liquid is reabsorbed. This cause the fluid to fill the bowel and stretch it. ...Read more

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I'm feeling a pulsation in my lower right abdomen. It's becoming more prominent and frequent. Possibilities of what this may be? Recommendations?

I'm feeling a pulsation in my lower right abdomen. It's becoming more prominent and frequent. Possibilities of what this may be? Recommendations?

Abdominal pulsation: Abdominal aortic aneurysm comes to mind. Patients at greatest risk for abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) are those who are older than 65 years and have peripheral atherosclerotic vascular disease, a history of smoking, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and hypertension. If this profile fits you, you need to see a doctor for evaluation and imaging studies. ...Read more

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Please tell me what can cause prominent pulsations in the abdomen?

LetHootieTakeALook: As long as you're not running a pile driver or just swallowed a blowfish it could be the pulsations of your aorta (it's the big artery running straight down the middle or your abdomen).Now, in most people this is just normal. But in others, it could mean an enlargement that needs tending to, or something growing near or on it that's riding it like a bull. A simple ultrasound will sort that out. ...Read more

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What is bowel loop between spleen and hemidiaphragm?

What is bowel loop between spleen and hemidiaphragm?

NEED YOU ASK?: Really? You are asking the internet what to do? See a DR. Transverse colon. Not a useful question. SEE A DR. ...Read more

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What are Bowel Loops? Small Bowel Loops, Large Bowel Loops, etc

What are Bowel Loops? Small Bowel Loops, Large Bowel Loops, etc

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

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My USG abdomen showed BILATERAL PROMINANT PELVICALYCEAL SYSTEM in kidneys. WHAT DOES IT MEAN.

My USG abdomen showed BILATERAL PROMINANT PELVICALYCEAL SYSTEM in kidneys. WHAT DOES IT MEAN.

Possible obstruction: This is a back-up of urine in the collecting system portion of the kidneys where they drain urine down into the ureters. It will take more testing to find out where the possible obstruction, if any, exists, see a Urologist for more info ...Read more

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I had X-RAY on abdomen and results came back received email it said conclusion prominent stool burden what is prominent stool burden?

I had X-RAY on abdomen and results came back received email it said conclusion prominent stool burden what is prominent stool burden?

Fecal impaction.: You may have a severe type of constipation called fecal impaction. The "burden" is the amount of solid stool held up in the colon which can't pass. Consider talking with a GI specialist to get a prescription for an enema (to "soften from below"). You may also need a stool softener & laxative. A combination of approaches is needed when stool is impacted. TTYD or use Healthtap Prime for more advice. ...Read more

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Almond shaped lump under skin, lower right side abdomen. Can feel while lying down, more promenant while standing, slightly painful to touch?

Almond shaped lump under skin, lower right side abdomen. Can feel while lying down, more promenant while standing, slightly painful to touch?

Could be a cyst: Could be a cyst, or a lipoma which is a benign fatty tumor, or a oil gland cyst, there is nothing else possible in this location.
nothing to worry about, if it becomes infected, or larger see a doctor. ...Read more

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Multiple prominent lymph nodes in central mesentery high redblood cell hemogliin and sudden mass iknee large mass in abdomen

Multiple prominent lymph nodes in central mesentery high redblood cell hemogliin and sudden mass iknee large mass in abdomen

Mesenteric nodes +Hb: Hello! The lymph nodes can be normal, infection or cancer. The raised Hb can be single (polycythemia) or all components can be elevated. The knee could be blood or inflammation, the mass in abdomen could be fat, fluid, or tumor, either benign or cancer. I cannot be more specific with so little information. SEE A DOCTOR please. Thanks ...Read more

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If I had a small bowel obstruction with a closed loop and herniation in to the omentum, what is the likelyhood it could happen again?

If I had a small bowel obstruction with a closed loop and herniation in to the omentum, what is the likelyhood it could happen again?

Unlikely: If you had surgery, which I assume you did, the chances of a recuurent bowel obstruction are low but possible. It is very infrequent that people require multiple surgerires for recurrent bowel obstructions. ...Read more

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I am 15months post partum, but upper part of my abdomen still protrudes out prominently that I cant wear any cloth with out body shaper. What can I do?

Diastasis vs hernia: It sounds like you may have diastasis recti. This is a separation of the abdominal muscles that occurs due to pregnancy. You could also have a ventral hernia. Consider seeing an Obgyn or general surgeon for a physical exam to determine which is true. ...Read more

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40yr lady complain pain lt lumber u/s show swollen bowel loop, faty infiltratd liver fibroid uterus, kidney contain concretion, what is cause n management?

40yr lady complain pain lt lumber u/s show swollen bowel loop, faty infiltratd liver fibroid uterus, kidney contain concretion, what is cause n management?

Multiple issues: Swollen bowel loop--i don't understand description but this could be diverticulosis or an ileum.
Fatty liver: chronic condition associated with obesity and diabetes, can cause cirrhosis over time.
Fibroid uterus: common in 40 year old women
kidney concretion: I have no idea but maybe this is calcium deposited in the kidney.
No 1 diagnosis puts all of these together. You need to see your doctor. ...Read more

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What is a hepaticojejunostomy/roux en y loop with a bowel resection? What is the prognosis?

What is a hepaticojejunostomy/roux en y loop with a bowel resection? What is the prognosis?

Hepaticojejunostomy: Hepaticojejunostomy is a procedure to drain bile from the liver into the intestines when the normal drainage (common bile duct) has to be removed or is blocked. The "roux-en-y loop" is the segment of bowel that is actually surgically connected to the bile duct. Prognosis depends on the disease process requiring the procedure. ...Read more

Bowel (Definition)

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