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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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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?

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?

Maybe...: Intestinal adhesions & scar tissue causing partial intestinal blockage. Maybe stomach ulcers if part of your stomach was removed. Maybe something else unrelated like gallstones, pancreatitis, or food borne infection. Would need to see a doctor for an examination. ...Read more

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Ct scan said my upper intestines is consipated I have a slow moving upper do not feel consipated every is moving easy and normal?

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

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Does Carafate (sucralfate) help heal ulcer from non-infectious ulcer (i.E. Prior pancreatitis damage) in stomach/upper intestine for non-alcohol drinker. ?

Does Carafate (sucralfate) help heal ulcer from non-infectious ulcer (i.E. Prior pancreatitis damage) in stomach/upper intestine for non-alcohol drinker. ?

Yes: Carafate (sucralfate) heals ulcers no matter the cause. It coats the stomach where the ulcer is located and protects the stomach from the acid environment. You would be wise to add an h2 blocker such as ranitidine as well. ...Read more

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What to do if precancerous polyp in the upper small intestine?

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

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What's loopy intestine?

What's loopy intestine?

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

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How long are your intestines?

How long are your intestines?

Total 25 - 28 Feet: The small intestine is 20-23 feet long, while the large intestine is approximately 5 feet long. In total, the small and large intestine are 25 - 28 feet in length. ...Read more

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How strong are the intestines?

How strong are the intestines?

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

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What is rumbling in intestines?

What is rumbling in intestines?

Peristalsis : You are hearing substances (food, liquid, gas) being pushed through your bowels via contractions. This mechanism is called peristalsis and is normal. ...Read more

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Bowel (Definition)

The bowel is the intestinal tract in the body. The small intestine ...Read more