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Signs Of Dead Bowel
Is it possible to take part of the intestine of a dead person and put it into a living person who needs it?
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
Crampy pain, nausea: Bowel obstruction usually begins with loss of appetite and crampy pain in the abdomen. Usually, bowel gas and bowel movements slow down, and in some cases completely stop. Since food and saliva can't go anywhere, vomiting usually occurs. Most people who have a bowel obstruction have had previous surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not always: In slender individuals it can sometimes be seen normally. You are correct that it is often seen in small bowel obstruction. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more
What are the big warning signs for bowel cancer? And are there and additional symptoms some May experience?
Rectal bleeding: is the most common sign of bowel cancer. Changes in bowel habits - constipation/diarrhea usually aren't. If you are asking this question for yourself and you have no family history of bowel cancer, you are at extremely low risk of bowel cancer at your age. You may want to visit your GP for a checkup. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: Often there are no symptoms in early stages. Signs and symptoms include bleeding, change in bowel habits, occult blood in stool, abdominal pain, intestinal obstruction, anemia and if metastases develop, jaundice and abdominal swelling. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/rectal-cancer/basics/definition/con-20036554. ...Read more
Bowel issues: Depending upon where in the colon or bowler the cancer arises and how advancednitnis it can cause different sympts or none at all. This screening is very important with routine stool exams for blood and colonoscopies once 50yo in non high risk patients. Bright red blood can mean a lower colon or bowel problem, dark blood or stool can b due to upper colon or stomach issue. Pain/change in stool. ...Read more
What are some warning signs of bowel perforation? Especially if it's minor, like a small hole or tear?
Abdominal pain : It all depends whether it is stomach, small bowel or large bowel. Most of them will present with a quite severe abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, fever in an otherwise healthy patient. Most of these patients will end up in the hospital quickly due to the pain. The symptoms may be much les prominent in an immunocompromised patients. ...Read more
IBS in a nutshell: Irritable bowel is a syndrome complex that spans many etiologies & contributants (see earlier healthtap answers). Often, patients complain of altered stool pattern (diarrhea, constipation, or both), abdominal pain, bloating, gassiness, fullness, distension, nausea, cramps. Symptoms seldom awaken the patient, may improve with stooling, & when uncomplicated are not accompanied by fever or bleeding. ...Read more
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