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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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What's loopy intestine?

What's loopy intestine?

Loopy bowels?: Loopy bowels or loopy intestines may be referring to the large intestine's appearance on a barium enema or during a colonoscopy. Some people say loopy if they see a longer intestine (colon) with more wiggly turns that the average colon has. If a person is told he has a loopy intestine, he should ask his doctor if the loopiness could be causing any symptoms, or it's just the way his colon looks. ...Read more

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How long are your intestines?

How long are your intestines?

Total 25 - 28 Feet: The small intestine is 20-23 feet long, while the large intestine is approximately 5 feet long. In total, the small and large intestine are 25 - 28 feet in length. ...Read more

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How strong are the intestines?

How strong are the intestines?

Strong!: Think of all the crud we put into our bodies each day - brownies, cookies, 'sweet chili heat doritos'! we put our intestines through a lot, but most of the time they do their job of sucking out whatever nutrients and water they can. Some things intestines can't handle: magnets, sharp pointy things, poison. If you have downed any of these, swallow your pride and see your doctor asap. ...Read more

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What is rumbling in intestines?

What is rumbling in intestines?

Peristalsis : You are hearing substances (food, liquid, gas) being pushed through your bowels via contractions. This mechanism is called peristalsis and is normal. ...Read more

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How long is the human intestine?

How long is the human intestine?

6.9 m: The average length of the small intestine in an adult human male is 6.9 m (22 feet 6 inches), and in an adult female 7.1 m (23 feet 4 inches). It can vary greatly, from as short as 4.6 m (15 feet) to as long as 9.8 m (32 feet). ...Read more

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Where are your intestines exactly?

A long tube: The mouth connects to the anus by a long muscular tube. As the tube moves from one end to the other it takes on different characteristics to perform certain duties. The esophagus conveys food to the stomach. The stomach starts digestion, the intestine is about 20 feet long and absorbs our nutrients. The colon is about 8 feet longs and recycles water and processes wastes. ...Read more

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Why do my right side intestines hurt?

Depends: Right side has large and small bowel, ovaries and tubes etc. Need full history, menses, exam to sort out issues. ...Read more

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What to do about inflamed intestines?

What to do about inflamed intestines?

Dietary modification: Inflammatory bowel disease is a broad diagnosis that when associated with a specific set of symptoms and pathology findings is called crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis. Dietary modification is part of the treatment for any intestinal disorders. Eating a gluten free diet is a good place to start. When the disease is associated with immune imbalance, medicatons are required. ...Read more

Bowel (Definition)

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