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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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I have severe redundant bowel due to chronic gas distension, in both widths and length, causes massive pain and nausea, would temp ileostomy help?

I have severe redundant bowel due to chronic gas distension, in both widths and length, causes massive pain and nausea, would temp ileostomy help?

Need more info: Which part of your bowel is redundant - large or small bowel? How do you know? How long have you had symptoms? If the excess bowel is the large intestine, sometimes a bowel resection can help. I have never performed an ileostomy for this problem, I have done colon resections with a good bit of success. Have you seen a surgeon to discuss your options? ...Read more

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I have an ileostomy and mucous fistula. I have hnpcc and want to know if my redundant bowel can be removed for my own comfort and preventative treatme?

I have an ileostomy and mucous fistula. I have hnpcc and want to know if my redundant bowel can be removed for my own comfort and preventative treatme?

Yes: The answer is essentially yes. It depends on how much colon is left and was your surgery done as emergency? Can it be studied with little inconvenience? But lesser the colon you have the better off you are. ...Read more

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What is ilius bowel?

What is ilius bowel?

Paralyzed intestine: Normally the bowel is usually moving, milking contents forward, in waves of contractions (peristalsis). When it stops, it's called ileus. It is seen with narcotic pain meds, some other medications, electrolyte imbalances, post-operatively, and in some patients with slow motility. Being very sick or bed bound can also contribute. If the underlying cause is fixed, it usually resolves with time. ...Read more

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What is a loopy bowel?

What is a loopy bowel?

Elongated descending: colon. This article should explain: http://www.healthline.com/health/redundant-colon

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What is bowel ischamia?

What is bowel ischamia?

Quite a problem!: lack of blood to the bowel. The symptoms are aches and pains and generally missed until the bowel dies off in which case there is a catastrophe! can be diagnosed with any dye study of the bowel ...Read more

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How can I wake up a lazy bowel?

Magnesium oxide caps: 2-3 magnesium oxide capsules for tablets per day should help.Each capsule or tablet could be 400 or 500 mg. Most people are deficient in this essential mineral. ...Read more

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What does peristalsing bowel mean?

What does peristalsing bowel mean?

Moving bowel: Sometimes physician listens to abdomen with stethoscope and hears bowel making noise of normal movement or peristalysis. Sometimes if very hungry sounds can be heard related to bowel motion. It is normal for bowel to make some noise when peristalses. No bowel sounds mean bowel is staying completely still sometimes called paralytic ileum. High pitched sounds can be heard in bowel obstruction. ...Read more

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What does a home bowel cleanse mean?

As it sounds: You give youself an enema. No magic. Unless you're super-constipated, it's a dumb idea. ...Read more

Bowel (Definition)

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