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What could be the cause of bleeding in the small intestine?

What could be the cause of bleeding in the small intestine?

Small bowel bleed: There are a few causes for small bowel bleed, such as tumor, angioectasia (blood vessel malformations), peptic ulcer disease, inflammatory bowel disease (crohn's), infections, tumors, or medication-related (nsaids). ...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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I had bleeding from my intestines a few years ago, it happened again recently. I have really bad stomach cramps in the lower left abdomen.

I had bleeding from my intestines a few years ago, it happened again recently. I have really bad stomach cramps in the lower left abdomen.

IBS/IBS: 20's male w. Intermittent abdominal cramps & blood per rectum has autonomic intestinal dysfunction. Surgery to be avoided. Pelvic girdle disorder w. dysautonomia likely. Avoid prednisone, gluten, milk & surgery. See Osteopath about pelvic girdle disorder. Cannabis sativa, not indica, is worth exploring; taken as a tea or butter extract made at low temperature; so as to avoid psychotropic effects. ...Read more

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Painful and black bowel movment, swelled abdomen, vaginal pain and bleeding, twisting pain in abdomen top and bottom, left and right side, nasuea?

Painful and black bowel movment, swelled abdomen, vaginal pain and bleeding, twisting pain in abdomen top and bottom, left and right side, nasuea?

BerlyC asked: Painful and black bowel movement: Having black stools means bleeding is higher up in the bowel or stomach .Along with severe abdominal pain , +swollen belly , might have a small bowel obstruction. which is SERIOUS Vaginal bleeding and pain could be multiple causes. You could possibly be pregnant + having an Ectopic (tubal) pregnancy SERIOUS I would definitely see a doctor or go to the ER ASAP to prevent shock or more bleeding. ...Read more

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Fever of 99.6 for 7 days, left lower abdomen pain,bloated, occasional bleeding in bowel, diarrhea,food allergies, throwing up clean colonoscopy. Help?

Fever of 99.6 for 7 days, left lower abdomen pain,bloated, occasional bleeding in bowel, diarrhea,food allergies, throwing up clean colonoscopy. Help?

Get 2nd opinion: It almost sounds like diverticulitis which may not be detected by a colonoscopy. On the other hand, throwing up is not part of the symptoms unless you have a systemic infection which does occurs in diverticulitis. The counterpoint is that diverticulitis occurs usually in a much older age Food allergy is not associated with a fever. Suggest a consult @ an university center or with another GI. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of small intestine cancer?

What are the symptoms of small intestine cancer?

Obstruction and: Small intestinal cancers are much less common than colon cancers. The symptoms depend on the type of cancer and may be due to obstruction in the form of swelling of abdomen, pain, vomiting, due to neuroendocrine syndromes, e.g., carcinoid syndrome, and in the case of lymphomas, mass in abdomen and enlargement of lymph nodes. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are long and short term symptoms of small intestine cancer?

Could you tell me what are long and short term symptoms of small intestine cancer?

Obstruction: Small intestinal cancer is much less common than colonic cancer and the symptoms are related to obstruction of the bowel, e.g., vomiting, constipation, mass in abdomen and endocrine symptoms from some tumors. Some small intestinal cancers are lymphomas and may be associated with enlarged lymph-nodes. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a blockage in my small intestine?

See your doctor: See a doctor as soon as possible, it is a potentially serious situation. ...Read more

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What do you recommend if I have a blockage in my small intestine?

What do you recommend if I have a blockage in my small intestine?

Surgery if true: Obstruction does not hit 31 years old suddenly unless you already have many abdominal surgeries in the past number one reason for bowel obstruction for somebody who had surgery before are adhesions that need to be safely removed by surgery number one reason for obstruction in what we called a virgin abdomen is tumor or hernia i am sure if you think you have an obstruction you have a doctor. ...Read more

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When I was born my small intestine was knotted up and some was removed. Was that volvulus?

When I was born my small intestine was knotted up and some was removed. Was that volvulus?

Quite possibly: You say your small intestine was knotted up. That could indeed be midgut volvulus in which your small bowel was twisted around a narrow mesentery, or connection of the bowel to the back of the abdominal cavity. That is almost always seen in intestinal malrotation, when the bowel did not situate in the right location in the abdomen as it was being formed in the fetus. ...Read more

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I had diagnosed with acute infection in small intestine but don't know the cause. Want to know what food might help me?

Food avoidance: Primarily a bland diet avoiding greasy or fried foods. Milk and milk products should also be avoided. ...Read more

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Having a complete upper&lower GI test to see the the cause of inflammation of small intestine what should II expexpect i'm extra sensitive to anthesic?

Having a complete upper&lower GI test to see the the cause of inflammation of small intestine what should II expexpect i'm extra sensitive to anthesic?

Depends...: I assume you mean you're having an upper endoscopy & colonoscopy. If you are to receive conscious sedation in an outpatient setting, this is traditionally managed by your gastroenterologist. However, mac (monitored anesthesia care) does typically involve anesthesia services. Either way, you should discuss your sensitivities with the sedating provider. Good luck with your tests--. ...Read more

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How long is the small intestine?

How long is the small intestine?

Varies: 20-30 feet in adults. As a pathologist, i've often wondered why the variability; no one knows. ...Read more

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Small Intestine (Definition)

The small intestine is the intestinal tract that lies between the stomach and the colon. It is involved in digesting and absorbing most of the nutrients we need ...Read more


Bowel (Definition)

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