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How quickly does swallowing air enter the small intestine? Large intestine?

How quickly does swallowing air enter the small intestine? Large intestine?

Estimate: Within a few minutes as long as no obstruction to outlet of stomach.Large intestin would probably take several hours. In a newborn who is born with airless abdomen it takes usually up to 12 hours for air to get through entire small bowel and 24 hours for entire large bowel. ...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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Delayed transit through small intestines into large intestines symptoms? I have lower rt pain on & off for wks. I usually have 1 bowel movement a day.

Delayed transit through small intestines into large intestines symptoms? I have lower rt pain on & off for wks. I usually have 1 bowel movement a day.

How measured?: The accuracy of small bowel transit time, and thus the clinical significance of delayed transit (particularly in your case where bowel frequency is normal) may depend in part on the measurement methodology used. ...Read more

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I have blood in stool. A lot of bloating. I feel the blood is from small intestine not colon. Is there any way doctor can tell if it's from small or large intestine?

I have blood in stool. A lot of bloating. I feel the blood is from small intestine not colon. Is there any way doctor can tell if it's from small or large intestine?

Bloody BM: Blood in your bowel movements should be characterized. Is it blood streaked. Small bowel bleeding usually causes black bowel movements unless you are having a large bleed. A colonoscopy can easily rule out colonic bleed. A Pill Cam can take photos of your entire small intestine ...Read more

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How long does it take food to get to the stomach. To the small intestine. To the large intestine n back out?

Normal transit time: In general, we should poop as many times per day as we eat. In-to-out transit time should be 8-12 hours. Dinner today should be out in the morning for a healthy gut that is working as it should, and being treated to food it should see. Transit time may be decreased with too much red meat, sugar, wheat, potato, and pain medication. ...Read more

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I have a large mass above my umbilicus-dx fat tumor can I have it removed I have a lot of GI problems and could the tumor affect my GI tract-press up against my large/small intestine or bladder? What are the dangers of not having it surgically removed? Wi

I have a large mass above my umbilicus-dx fat tumor can I have it removed I have a lot of GI problems and could the tumor affect my GI tract-press up against my large/small intestine or bladder? What are the dangers of not having it surgically removed? Wi

You : You need to be examined by a surgeon the range of diagnosis goes from a simple lipoma outside the muscles to a hernia to an intrabdominal mass the diagnosis requires a physical examination and most likely a ct scan of the abdomen the options would be based on the findings. Any tumor is abnormal and should be investigated. ...Read more

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Where does pepto dismal work to stop diarrhea - stomach or small intestine or large intestine or colon?

Where does pepto dismal work to stop diarrhea - stomach or small intestine or large intestine or colon?

Gi tract in general: Not one specific site. It has effects throughout the gut. See the link for more info. http://www.drugs.com/mmx/bismuth-subsalicylate.html ...Read more

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Will a barium test show all of the stool in the small and large intestines? Is it typical to have one performed weeks before the first colonoscopy?

Will a barium test show all of the stool in the small and large intestines? Is it typical to have one performed weeks before the first colonoscopy?

No and no: Barium is a contrast agent which helps the visualization of the bowel during X-ray studies. When given as an enema, it helps for large bowel(colon) examination.Orally, it can help for small bowel evaluation. Neither route is useful for imaging BOTH large and small bowel.If the patient has taken proper bowel preparation measures, there is in fact no stool in the bowel to degrade the visualization. ...Read more

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If you jump into water from about 25 feet. can the pressure of the water make your small intestine go into large intestine?

If you jump into water from about 25 feet. can the pressure of the water make your small intestine go into large intestine?

No : That is one thing you don't have to worry about when jumping from a high elevation into water!!! In the Navy they teach you to cross your legs when jumping off a ship into the water not because of any risk to your intestines, but so you don't accidentally jump into some debris and whack your groin! ...Read more

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Can resection surgery at the junction of the small and large intestine cause chronic sibo? Assume the ileocecal valve was removed.

Can resection surgery at the junction of the small and large intestine cause chronic sibo? Assume the ileocecal valve was removed.

Define: I don't know what sibo is. In general, if the ileocecal valve is removed, some patients can have , at least temporarily, some looser stools or urgency. I usually suggest Imodium (loperamide) as needed, a good general diet, avoidance of large meals, and the inclusion of yogurt in the diet. If i'm missing the boat here, define sibo. Good luck. ...Read more

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Inflammation and infection in small and large intestines found on sunday. Taking Flagyl and bentyl (dicyclomine) but continueing to get worse. My next step?

Inflammation and infection in small and large intestines found on sunday. Taking Flagyl and bentyl (dicyclomine) but continueing to get worse. My next step?

Enterocolitis: If blood and stool cultures were obtained are available now and could direct a more effective course of antibiotics. If infection is truly suspected, the antibiotic regimen needs to be modified and another agent such a flourquinoone added. Ibd and some non-bacterial infections are also considered and will not improve with antibiotics. Need to note your symptoms otherwise see your dr or er. ...Read more

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I have pan diverticulosis. Doctor removed sigmoid 2 years ago. Had 3 more attacks since. Dr wants to remove colon. Is that large & small intestines? He said I shouldn't need a bag. What are the statistics for a full recovery after that?

I have pan diverticulosis. Doctor removed sigmoid 2 years ago. Had 3 more attacks since. Dr wants to remove colon. Is that large & small intestines?  He said I shouldn't need a bag. What are the statistics for a full recovery after that?

Diverticulosis: Diverticulitis or inflammation of the diverticula that you have can lead to rupture or leaking and abscess formation. So a lot of times removing the colon becomes necessary. This is fairly common and leads to having only the intestine. Unfortunately this condition is due to high protein diet and not enough vegetables. You will benefit from changing diet and healing will be fine in 6 weeks. ...Read more

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If you drink water, does it go only down to small intestines or also to large intestines even when large intestines are packed with constipated stools?

If you drink water, does it go only down to small intestines or also to large intestines even when large intestines are packed with constipated stools?

Water: Water is absorbed as needed by the body throughout the small and large intestines, and if an excess of water is ingested, it will be illuminated by the kidneys. If you are constipated, drink plenty of fluids. Good luck. ...Read more

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What does the large intestine do and how does it work with the small intestine?

What does the large intestine do and how does it work with the small intestine?

See below: The small intestine is the primary absorptive surface to allow nutrients to enter the blood stream for your nutrition. The colon or large intestine primarily absorbs water & stores waste until eliminated. ...Read more

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

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?

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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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