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Could humans get a twisted stomach?

Could humans get a twisted stomach?

Yes: Twisted stomach or volvulus can happen. It is rare in humans and more common in horses. ...Read more

Dr. Eric Weisman
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Volvulus (Definition)

of the loop of intestine on the axis of its mysentery it causes blockage with constipation vomiting ...Read more


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What causes a twisted stomach in a child?

What causes a twisted stomach in a child?

Birth anatomy: Your question needs slightly more info. There is a term called malrotation and deals with abnormal rotation of the blood vessels an the small intestine and colon. Another possibility is if there is a defect of the diaphragm that allow the stomach to come through and twist. Ultimately it is usually an abnormal rotation of the intestines and blood supply. Can't be prevented or foreseen. ...Read more

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My father was diagnosed with a twisted stomach how can he b3 helped he is 99 years old?

My father was diagnosed with  a twisted stomach how can he b3 helped he is 99 years old?

Volvulus: Gastric volvulus can occur in several ways, so its treatment depends on the axis on which it twists. But at 99 years old, your father is probably not a good candidate for surgical repair. His physician may recommend a certain diet (small, frequent meals, for instance) in order to help, depending on the kind of twist he has. ...Read more

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How long does abdominal pain associated with volvulus last?

How long does abdominal pain associated with volvulus last?

Until it Resolves: Volvulus describes 180 (+) degree twisting of the intestine, causing a bowel obstruction inevitably leading to necrosis or rupture unless it resolves, either spontaneously, by endoscopic or radiologic decompression, or surgical rx. The best method depends on the location & cause of the "twist" and the stability of the patient. ...Read more

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How long does abdominal distension associated with volvulus last?

Minimal: Once the volvulus is relieved the distension will resolve. If mechanical relief of volvulus is used then relief should be fairly rapid. If surgery is used it may be a few days for the ileus to resolve. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your intestines are twisted/volvulus?

What does it mean when your intestines are twisted/volvulus?

Think garden hose: The intestines are a complex & long tubular structure with some parts firmly attached & some parts that float somewhat freely in the abdomen. If the free floating parts become twisted on them self, it not only stops flow as it would in your hose, it can begin to cut off the blood supply. If left untreated, the gut can die & start leaking contents & germs into the abdomen. This can be fatal. ...Read more

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What are the signs of a twisted stomach ? I am having sever stomach bloating with lots of movement in my stomach. I have had diarrhea and constipation

What are the signs of a twisted stomach ? I am having sever stomach bloating with lots of movement in my stomach. I have had diarrhea and constipation

Not twisted stomach: indigestion or irritable bowels can cause such symptoms, common, watch your diet, increase intake of fruits and vegetables, avoid sweets and caffeine and dairy as much as you can , walk often, see your doctor if you still suffer ...Read more

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Had sigmoidoscopy to straighten out a twisted bowel - sigmoid volvulus. Afterwards, I pooped 11 times clearing 6 days of constipation in 1 day, but since then - 3 days - only passing clear liquid even though I've been eating well. Is this normal? Am I co

Had sigmoidoscopy to straighten out a twisted bowel - sigmoid volvulus. Afterwards, I  pooped 11 times clearing 6 days of constipation in 1 day, but since then - 3 days - only passing clear liquid even though I've been eating well. Is this normal? Am I co

Bowels after sigmoid: This would not be unusual - the 11 stools represent your system being plugged up from the volvulus. And since that time - you are getting only liquid - it takes the bowels at least several days to move things along. I would anticipate resumption of "normal" bowels within the next day or so. ...Read more

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My daughter had surgery when she was born she is now 5 to have her stomach twisted can this be reversed she has a stomach virus now and is not able to throw up her stomach is hurting could this be the reason. I have given her pepto bismol

My daughter had surgery when she was born she is now 5 to have her stomach twisted can this be reversed she has a stomach virus now and is not able to throw up her stomach is hurting could this be the reason. I have given her pepto bismol

If : If your child has had prior abdominal surgery, and now has pain, then it would be reasonable to discuss her symptoms with your pediatrician. They would want to follow her closely given her past medical history, especially if she has pain, vomiting, fever, or other complaints. ...Read more