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Doctor insights on: Upper Gi Series With Small Bowel Follow Through

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Intestine (Definition)

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


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Does an MRI enterography also visualise the large intestine and other abdominal organs along with the small intestine?

Does an MRI enterography also visualise the large intestine and other abdominal organs along with the small intestine?

MR enterography: The MR images will include all abdominal organs, including the large intestine. However, because the contrast agent is administered orally, the small intestine will be seen in greatest detail, which is the intent of the exam. ...Read more

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How can my blood work be normal with small bowel obstruction plus erosion in duodenum ?

How can my blood work be normal with small bowel obstruction plus erosion in duodenum
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Yes: Bowel obstruction can cause lab changes in the long term and a duodenal erosion unless is bleeding would not cause a significant lab change. I am not sure that the information you provide is specific enough to understand the whole picture. If you are home, most likely you do not have a bowel obstruction. Please see a doctor www.drlugo.com ...Read more

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Abd pain with eating. All GI tests normal.Diagnosed with MALS via aortagram. Back blood flow in SMA and celiac stenosis. Might surgery help?

Abd pain with eating. All GI tests normal.Diagnosed with MALS via aortagram. Back blood flow in SMA and celiac stenosis.  Might surgery help?

MALS is: characterized by abdominal pain attributed to compression of the celiac artery and possibly the celiac ganglia by the median arcuate ligament. The abdominal pain may be related to meals, may be accompanied by weight loss, and may be associated with an abdominal bruit. Treatment is generally surgical. Ref: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Median_arcuate_ligament_syndrome ...Read more

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How far into the small intestine can a colonoscopy and endoscopy see?

How far into the small intestine can a colonoscopy and endoscopy see?

May reach...: ...both the 3rd portion of the duodenum from the top procedure, and terminal ileum from the bottom testing. That still however leaves most of the small bowel non-visualized by the routine studies you mentioned. ...Read more

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Would the movement of the midsection from swinging a baseball bat for 40 minutes effect GI motility (stool to reach sigmoid colon faster)?

Would the movement of the midsection from swinging a baseball bat for 40 minutes effect GI motility (stool to reach sigmoid colon faster)?

Not that I'm aware o: Many players do so in batting practice and do not have bowel issues. If u have issues see a GI specialist. ...Read more

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Colonoscopy ok except terminal ileum tiny ulcer with surrounding nodularity. Multiple biopsy taken.Diagn:nonspecific superficial ulcer with inflammation. Pain in the umbilical. Freq.Dysentery slime?

Colonoscopy ok except terminal ileum tiny ulcer with surrounding nodularity. Multiple biopsy taken.Diagn:nonspecific superficial ulcer with inflammation.  Pain in the umbilical.  Freq.Dysentery slime?

Check small bowel: Aside from checking for infections, parasites, etc. Would make sure rest of small bowel is ok. Make sure no celiac sprue (screen with blood tests), or crohn's diseade ( various radiology tests and/or capsule endoscopy-evaluation may depend on insurance). ...Read more

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Does fluid and stool filled loops in small bowel w abnormal gas pattern w no inflammation or obstruction a sign of ileus?

Does fluid and stool filled loops in small bowel w abnormal gas pattern w no inflammation or obstruction a sign of ileus?

Possibly: Ileus refers to disruption in normal propulsive activity of the GI tract. The bowel dilates with gas and stool and there is no evidence of bowel sounds when auscultating the abdomen. Present usage restricts the term to disruptions caused by the failure of peristalsis, rather than by mechanical obstruction usually induced by a parasympathetic response due to surgery, infection or medications ...Read more

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Ctscan : ovoid water attenuation struture in luq located between small bowel loops and the splenic flexure. Any ideas? Worried, i see GI in 1 week

Ctscan : ovoid water attenuation struture in luq located between small bowel loops and the splenic flexure. Any ideas? Worried, i see GI in 1 week

Plz See Surgeon: This sounds like a cyst within the mesentery of the intestine, yet, this is but one small piece of the puzzle: what size is it, is it causing compression of any adjacent organs, is it causing symptoms, etc. In general, we have 3 options: leave it alone, remove it, or stick a needle in it. This decision is best made with a surgeon rather than a GI doctor. ...Read more

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A 17 year olds sysmptoms :change in bowel movement constipation narrow stools small black dots in stool tight abdomen mild stomach pain colon cancer?

A 17 year olds sysmptoms :change in bowel movement  constipation narrow stools small black dots in stool tight abdomen mild stomach pain colon cancer?

Needs eval : This isn't a usual presentation for colon cancer, since it's usually without symptoms, and doesn't happen to 17 year olds very often. There are a lot of colon conditions that need to be considered by a doctor in person to figure this one out which i'd suggest you get done early next week. ...Read more

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Gastroenterology (Definition)

Gastroenterology is a field of study in which a person specializes in the function and disorders of the entire digestive tract, which begins at the lips and ends at the anus. Included organs are the pancreas, ...Read more


Small Bowel (Definition)

Small bowel refers to the small intestine. This is the portion of the intestine ...Read more