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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. Sewa Legha
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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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Could humans have gastric volvulus rotation?

Could humans have gastric volvulus rotation?

Yes,: Not common, but possible, and it is surgical emergency if it is acute. Commonly, it happens in a paraesophageal hiatal hernia. ...Read more

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The human stomach is an acidic environment. Is the optimum pH of pepsin high or low?

The human stomach is an acidic environment. Is the optimum pH of pepsin high or low?

Pepsin: Pepsin operates best in a very acid environment. It's optimal pH is 1.5, which is approximately the same pH as the stomach environment where the acid has been secreted. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Why is human stomach not as strong as animal one? They can raw meat, 100% raw & no problem?

Why is human stomach not as strong as animal one? They can raw meat, 100% raw & no problem?

Evolution/adaptation: After animals and humans arrived on the scene (on this little blue planet), they continued to evolve and adapt to their enviroments. We got smarter and our bodies became cooked-food eaters. They stayed in the wild and never "learned to cook", so only those animals who were skilled at eating food raw were able to survive and reproduce. ...Read more

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What causes stomach to twist in humans?

What causes stomach to twist in humans?

Gastric volvulus: Is a condition where by the stomach twist and causes obstruction and strangulation of the stomach. One reason could be large redundant stomach with loose attachment to the surrounding structures due to congenital abnormalities. The condition is extremely rare but very serious ...Read more

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What may be the possible result if the human stomach reduces in size ten times?

What may be the possible result if the human stomach reduces in size ten times?

Stomach reduction: The stomach is divided into zones, with each zone responsible for a particular action. For example, a region of the stomach is responsible for acid production, another region is responsible for production of Intrinsic Factor, which is responsible for Vitamin B12 absorption. So reducing the surface area of the stomach may eliminate vital regions of the stomach. ...Read more

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I suffer from abdominal chill feeling. Does human papillomavirus cause this?

I suffer from abdominal chill feeling. Does human papillomavirus cause this?

Likely unrelated: The HPV family of viruses are surface invaders not blood invaders. They invade the skin surface that they come in contact with and persist in that local and surrounding skin. They do not enter the blood like a flu, so systemic responses like fever or chills are not part of their pattern. ...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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Are we meant to have flat stomachs? Because all the diagrams of the human body show a very lean figure with the internal organs inside of? Thin=ideal?

Are we meant to have flat stomachs? Because all the diagrams of the human body show a very lean figure with the internal organs inside of? Thin=ideal?

Body weight/physique: Being overweight or obese is not healthy. It raises the risk for diabetes, heart disease and even some cancers. Ideal body weight depends on your height, & you can find charts online called BMI charts to help you find your ideal weight range. We all need some fat on our bodies to keep warm and to allow our body systems to work properly. But too much fat especially around the abdomen is unhealthy. ...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

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