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Small Bowel Ileus
Apparently I have an ileus vs partial small bowel obstruction. What's the tx for at home? How long it take to recover? Ss- severe nausea & llq pain.
GI issue: You need to try and better understand what the cause of the issue. It can be treated at home with hydration and bowel rest if it is due to gastroenteritis. If there is a functional cause you may need to be in the hospital and possibly need surgery to fix. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Does fluid and stool filled loops in small bowel w abnormal gas pattern w no inflammation or obstruction a sign of ileus?
Possibly: Ileus refers to disruption in normal propulsive activity of the GI tract. The bowel dilates with gas and stool and there is no evidence of bowel sounds when auscultating the abdomen. Present usage restricts the term to disruptions caused by the failure of peristalsis, rather than by mechanical obstruction usually induced by a parasympathetic response due to surgery, infection or medications ...Read more
Can a ct showing fluid and stool filled loops in small bowel and colon but w no abstruction or inflammation still indicate ileus?
I'm very nasuas, have midline pain just above belly button. Went to ER, Had CT Scan, it said Fluid filled loops of small bowel are present.Whats that?
Several: possibilities. Most worrisome would be a small bowel obstruction (they wouldn't have sent you home). More likely are either a viral intestinal infection or an ileus (temporary paralysis of the bowel muscles), either of which could cause your symptoms. Fortunately, both will go away on their own. Just stick to clear liquids until you feel better. If your symptoms worsen, return to the ER. ...Read more
XRay obstruction on small intestine and Ileus GI Dr gave me laxative Gaviscon Nexium was at ER 3 times and enema was administered & nothing sent home?
Several hrs.: Death of small bowel is a vascular phenomenon. If blood suuply is lost from surgical compromise of blood supply or a thrombus, the bowel will die within seversl hrs. If there is a question of compromise in blood supply but bowel still looks viable by Methylene Blue injection into blood supply then one may re explore in 24 hrs. To evaluate status of bowel for resection or not. ...Read more
Varies: Small bowel transit time vary among people depending on multiple factors. From your listed conditions it sounds like a Bowel Transit Study may have been ordered. I found this article easy to read and hope it answers your question. http://www.vivo.colostate.edu/hbooks/pathphys/digestion/basics/transit.html ...Read more
Looking at intestine: A small bowel xray is one way that doctors can check to see it looks the way it should and can help decide if it working the way it should. Usually you are given something to drink (a thick substance called barium) that makes your intestines show up on the xray. Depending on how your intestine looks on the xray, it can help doctors find the problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ileus is a slowing, or non-functioning condition of the gastrointestinal tract. The movement of food, digestive juices is slowed, leading to distension, sometimes back-up and vomiting. It is usually caused by trauma or injury, often by surgery itself. Usually responds to ...Read more
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