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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
I got shot 16yrs ago in my stomach they had to prepare my upper intestine now my stomach hurts bad have nausea diahhrei real bad stomach hurts like crazy way could it be?
Ct scan said my upper intestines is consipated I have a slow moving upper do not feel consipated every is moving easy and normal?
See below: Typically when a ct reports says constipation it refers to the lower intestine or the colon. Even so a ct scan is only suggestive of such diagnosis. It typically shows that there is a large amount of stool in the colon. If the patient also has symptoms of the constipation, then the findings and sypmtoms match. If the patient is otherwise not clinically constipated, it is only a ct finding. ...Read more
Does Carafate (sucralfate) help heal ulcer from non-infectious ulcer (i.E. Prior pancreatitis damage) in stomach/upper intestine for non-alcohol drinker. ?
Can chrons affect the upper intestines? My brother has ulceritive colitis and mom lupus. I have joint and digest issues. All blood work normal.
Remove: precancerous polyp means that lesion has been identified by a scope and biopsied. Precancerous polyps will almost always lead to malignancy and many of these SB lesions do not have stalks and require area of bowel resection to remove. One should be sure there is no genetic disposition such as Gardners syndrome where there is a familial history and other lesion such as desmoids and more polyps ...Read more
Loopy bowels?: Loopy bowels or loopy intestines may be referring to the large intestine's appearance on a barium enema or during a colonoscopy. Some people say loopy if they see a longer intestine (colon) with more wiggly turns that the average colon has. If a person is told he has a loopy intestine, he should ask his doctor if the loopiness could be causing any symptoms, or it's just the way his colon looks. ...Read more
Strong!: Think of all the crud we put into our bodies each day - brownies, cookies, 'sweet chili heat doritos'! we put our intestines through a lot, but most of the time they do their job of sucking out whatever nutrients and water they can. Some things intestines can't handle: magnets, sharp pointy things, poison. If you have downed any of these, swallow your pride and see your doctor asap. ...Read more