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Subacute Intestinal Obstruction
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
No.: Chronic mesenteric ischemia (cmi) occurs because of poor blood flow to the intestines, classically needing 2 out of 3 blood vessels to the gut with a significant narrowing. The usual symptoms of cmi are abdominal pain after meals, unintended weight loss, and a "fear of eating." the pancreas has such a rich blood supply that poor blood flow to it is not usually a problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Gut motility: This is a disorder of the motility of the intestines, which produces dilated loops of bowel which are similar in appearance to bowel that is mechanically obstructed, but there is no obstruction. It results from a disturbance in the nerve supply to the intestine or an abnormal response of intestinal smooth muscle. Symptoms can be abdominal pain, bloating, vomiting or constipation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Difficult: Without a physical exam and full medical history. Usually a small bowel obstruction will not occur unless there is scar tissue from a past abdominal surgery. Small bowel obstruction can have abdominal pain with frequent vomiting. Large bowel obstruction is less common & can be from cancer or diverticulitis. Lack of bowel movement with colon obstruction. True bowel obstruction can be very serious. ...Read more
Very difficult: Adhesions are bands of scar tissue that form inside the abdominal cavity after abdominal surgeries. Unfortunatel once you have them theres not much you can do to prevent a bowel obstruction in terms of diet or activity. Some people get obstructions frequently others never. If one occurs most times they can be managed without surgery but soetimes another surgery to free the intestines is necessary. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Small ulcer in terminal ileum, biopsy shows. in eosinophil focal mild active chronic ileitis. lymphoid hyperplasia, crohn ruled out. GI told allergy.
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Ileorectal anastomosis vs permanent colostomy Had most of colon removed, no disease, possible ischemic colitis caused stricture ?
After 20cm colon resection:transmural infarction with foci of suppurative inflammation and acute serositis+ischemic bowel.What possible reason fr that?
Sigmoid colon cancer removed surgically. After 10 days ultrasound impression is ' subacute small bowel intestinal obstruction and mild intraperitoneal free fluid collection. Is this common?
Yes.: A hernia is said to be incarcerated when a structure within the abdominal cavity gets "stuck" within the hernia. If this happens to be a loop of intestine, this can cause an obstruction and lead to the blood supply of the intestine being cut-off; we call this a strangulated hernia. If one has a large, tender lump in the groin that cannot be pushed back in, this requires emergency md attention. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can ulcerative colitis and tropical sprue sometimes occur Together.Diagnosed with ulcerative colitis and inflammation in small intestine due to e.coli?
Small ulcer in terminal ileum, biopsy: In Eosinophil fokal chronic active ileites, in ileum lymphoid hyperplasia. non specific colitis. Crohn ruled out. any suggest?
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Anything that creates a blockage of the intestinal tract. You may think of the intestinal tract (stomach, small bowel, large bowel) as somewhat akin to a garden hose. If you kink the garden hose, or twist it, or block it inside, you have created an "obstruction". Most obstructions are a results of previous surgery and most of these ...Read more