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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. Ira Katz
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Volvulus (Definition)

A condition in which a loop of intestine twists, cutting off blood supply to the part of the intestine beyond the twisted area. It is seen as an emergency because the twisted loop ...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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I have a tortuous esophagus, twisted stomach, hiatus hernia. Surgery is required. what type of surgeon should I research and prognosis for recovery?

I have a tortuous esophagus, twisted stomach,  hiatus hernia. Surgery is required. what type of surgeon should I research and prognosis for recovery?

Foregut Specialist: Sounds like you have a paraesophageal hernia, typically associated with difficulty swallowing, chest pain/pressure, anemia, and sometimes GERD. This is a difficult operation most surgeons don't do. Look for one with extensive experience. Usually a general surgeon, but some thoracic surgeons do this laparoscopically, which is the best way to go. Hope this helps ...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?

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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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

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When I wake up my stomach feels twisted ot like everything osnoit of place ?

When I wake up my stomach feels twisted ot like everything osnoit of place ?

Well: Physiologically not possible. But need more information to help you. Any trauma? Are you hungry? If you eat does the issue resolve? Need more history please ...Read more

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Stomach pains / twisting? My stomach feels like its being twisted and it burns slightly. It's in the middle above my belly button. Why? How to stop it

Mylanta? Maalox?: Any gastric reflux, stomach flu, or food poisoning type of illness can have symptoms such as heartburn, nausea, bloating, vomiting, tummy pain, tummy cramps, etc... One person can have some or all of these symptoms. If symptoms are mild, they might go away in a day or two. Sometimes they can be severe or last a whole week, so a doctor's evaluation would be needed. ...Read more

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During exercise and more often sexual activity I get a shooting pain in stomach like something is twisted?

During exercise and more often sexual activity I get a shooting pain in stomach like something is twisted?

Check heart first: Talk to your doc. Circumstances are typical of angina. When you say stomach are you talking about your upper midabdomen? ...Read more

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Age 52 twisted aorta with abdominal aneurysm 2.6 cm.. Mum and sis have too 2 of my aunt and a cousin died from this... Burst ... Heredity?

Age 52  twisted aorta with abdominal aneurysm 2.6 cm.. Mum and sis have  too  2  of my aunt and a cousin died from this... Burst ... Heredity?

Possibly: Aneurysms can run in families with connective tissue disorders like marfan's and ehlers-danlos. But also athersclorosis (hardening of arteries) can cause aneurysms too. Smoking, obesity, bad diets, sedentary lifestyles run in families but are not inherited. These are risk factors of atherosclerosis. ...Read more

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What are some causes of new and enlarged lymph node in the abdomen? Tests ruled out: infection, acid, leak, twisted and kinked bowels/intestines.

What are some causes of new and enlarged lymph node in the abdomen? Tests ruled out: infection, acid, leak, twisted and kinked bowels/intestines.

It depends---: We need to know the medical history in terms of any symptoms/ medical complaints....especially why was your abdomen checked? what test did they use? US or CT scan. What was the size of the lymph nodes?. If the nodes are significant they will produce some symptoms. Then you should get repeat imaging studies done to see if the nodes get any larger or not. Right now I would not worry unless they grow ...Read more

Upper Abdomen (Definition)

Draw a transverse line through the umbilicus and the upper abdomen includes every part of the belly above this line and below the ...Read more