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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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Upper GI series showed internal hernia in small bowel, but CT scan did not, will i need surgery? what is hernia surgery like?

Upper GI series showed internal hernia in small bowel, but CT scan did not, will i need surgery? what is hernia surgery like?

Simple: you have to had a previous surgery to have an internal hernia and the need for the surgery depend on the symptoms and the surgery usually simple could be sometime done laproscopically depend on the nature of previous surgery and expected adhesion i hope that answer your question good luck ...Read more

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Pillcam report: multiple AVMs + erythema in small bowel. Lymphoid hyperplasia distal s/b. Cecum erythema/AVM as well. Can't get in to discuss this w/GI for weeks. Can someone help translate findings?

Pillcam report: multiple AVMs + erythema in small bowel. Lymphoid hyperplasia distal s/b. Cecum erythema/AVM as well. Can't get in to discuss this w/GI for weeks. Can someone help translate findings?

Abnormal findings: Basically what you have are multiple tortuous veins/arteries in your colon They are abnormal because they are veins connected directly to arteries; usually separated by capillaries. These are called AVMs (arteriovenous malformations). They have increased risk of bleeding. As long as you are not having blood in your stools you should be okay. Also lymphoid hyperplasia is just reactive changes. ...Read more

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What can you see with a normal X-ray of belly? Abdomen constantly bloated, esp. Few in. Above belly button. I scheduled upper GI without small bowel

What can you see with a normal X-ray of belly? Abdomen constantly bloated, esp. Few in. Above belly button. I scheduled upper GI without small bowel

Plain abdomen x-rays: Show gas pattern, calcifications, bones, and some solid organs. Brief description of your symptoms suggest problem with stomach or gallbladder. Ugi series will show any thing that displaces barium contra, st inside the stomach and duodenum, and how they move the barium along. You might need further tests such as ultrasound to look at gallbladder and liver. Stick with your doctor's advice. ...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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How can chronic, overt obscure GI bleeding fail to cause anemia? Took forever 2 get pillcam (found several small bowel AVMs) b/c never became anemic.

How can chronic, overt obscure GI bleeding fail to cause anemia? Took forever 2 get pillcam (found several small bowel AVMs) b/c never became anemic.

Well: I assume it's because the bleeding is so microscopic and trivial that your young healthy body was able to manufacture adequate red blood cells and keep up with your losses. ...Read more

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Ct scan showed a 6 CM cystic mass next to small bowel. Could that be cancerous at age 29 years old. What are some things it may be? Seeing GI in a wk

Ct scan showed a 6 CM cystic mass next to small bowel. Could that be cancerous at age 29 years old. What are some things it may be? Seeing GI in a wk

Duplication cyst: Without images, difficult to tell, but some things in the differential are: duplication cyst, ovarian cyst, mesenteric cyst. Please see your doctor and keep the GI consult. If the report describes a "cystic mass", that can imply a soft tissue component - meaning it is not a simple cyst. The radiologist who read the ct may need to be contacted by one of your physicians to clarify. ...Read more

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Upper right abdominal tenderrnes docs say unsure y gall.Removed in june pain present before. Colonoscopy upper GI CT small bowel fine. Tests needed?

Upper right abdominal tenderrnes docs say unsure y gall.Removed in june pain present before. Colonoscopy upper GI CT small bowel fine. Tests needed?

R up. quad. tender.: Ercp, or a barium swallow. The first is similar to an endoscopy, but goes all the way to the ducts where your gallbladder once was, done under sedation..Information this would give you would be: is the motility of the ducts ok, as sometimes stents are required to keep the ducts open.A barium swallow , can be done as outpatient as well, and can give you insight about the anatomy of your GI track. ...Read more

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What can cause thin stool , constipation, diarria, stomach pain, gas, and nausea every day ?No gb, upper gi, colonoscopy, small bowel, blood all normal

What can cause thin stool , constipation, diarria, stomach pain, gas, and nausea every day ?No gb, upper gi, colonoscopy, small bowel, blood all normal

Maybe IBS?: Irritable bowel syndrome (ibs) is a condition associated with abdominal discomfort, altered stool pattern, ; among others accompanying nausea, bloating, gasiness. Often improved by stooling, ibs is defined by changes in perception of gut distension, motility, sensation. Diet ; emotional stress may contribute. Ibs is a diagnosis of exclusion--first rule out inflammation, ischemia, infection, etc. ...Read more

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What can a small bowel follow-through show that an abdominal CT scan cannot?

What can a small bowel follow-through show that an abdominal CT scan cannot?

Transit time: This exam demonstrates the small bowel in detail and demonstrates the time it takes for the barium to get through the bowel. This test can also demonstrate anomalies, fistulas, leaks and blockages. ...Read more

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What occurs during a small bowel series?

What occurs during a small bowel series?

See answer: This procedure is simple for you. You drink barium in a special liquid so that it coats your small bowel. The barium usually takes about 1 1/2 hours to pass through your small bowel (intestine). It can take awhile (sometimes over 3 hours) for the barium to move through your intestines so be prepared to be there awhile. During this time, multiple x-ray images will be taken. ...Read more

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Had a small bowel series- they said it would take a few hours. Mine took 35 minutes, what's this mean?!

Had a small bowel series- they said it would take a few hours. Mine took 35 minutes, what's this mean?!

There is a wide: range of normal, and they were preparing you for the worst case scenario. 35 minutes is not abnormal. ...Read more

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I had neg- colonoscopy, EGD, HIDA, CT abdomen/pelvis, RUQ ultrasound, celiac panel. The small bowel series showed rapid transit. I also had a neg pancreas test. What on earth is causing my weight loss and undigested food/fat in stool?

I had neg- colonoscopy, EGD, HIDA, CT abdomen/pelvis, RUQ ultrasound, celiac panel. The small bowel series showed rapid transit. I also had a neg pancreas test. What on earth is causing my weight loss and undigested food/fat in stool?

Could you be lactose: Intolerant? You conditions list gastritis but you say your egd was negative? Any biopsies done? Have you tried any proton pump inhibitors? Sometimes increase bile salt loads as well as increase bacterial growth can cause increase sb transit. Have you tried probiotics or bile salts lowering drugs? Discuss theae possibilities with your family physician. ...Read more

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Is it safe to have a small bowel fallow through with barium after a colonoscopy?

Yes: A sbft can be safely performed after a colonoscopy as soon as bowels start moving as expected after this procedure. ...Read more

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What is transit time (hours) through the small bowel?

What is transit time (hours) through the small bowel?

Variable: The transit time in the bowel can vary from person to person and with diet. The normal small bowel transit time has been shown to vary from 15 min to up to 5 hours. ...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


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