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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See your doctor: Symptoms like this require a full history and physical examination with possible testing. ...Read more
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