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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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Is drinking tea good or bad for loosing impacted stool /miralax and hot tea to get water in the the intestineal track to relieve a stuborn case of con?

Is drinking tea good or bad for loosing impacted stool /miralax and hot tea to get water in the the intestineal track to relieve a stuborn case of con?

Tea can tighten: Tea is liquid-that can be good for constipation, but contains tannins which can aggravate it. Miralax is a laxative, tasteless, can be in most liquids. Mix up what you are taking, add some variety, but plain water with MiraLAX works fine. ...Read more

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Which is the safest wy to eliminate mucoid plaque from intestine? I am scared to take colon cleanse. I have good bowel function. I take plenty water.

Which is the safest wy to eliminate mucoid plaque from intestine? I am scared to take colon cleanse. I have good bowel function. I take plenty water.

Hard to know if real: Like many alternative medicine concepts there is controversy about whether mucoid plaque really exists. Most docs don't believe in it ; their view is summarized by wikipedia (which is skeptical about most alternatives): http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/mucoid_plaque on the pro mucoid plaque side read http://www.Cleanse.Net/colonplaquemucoidplaque.Html i like triphala for GI cleansing. See comment:. ...Read more

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What is wrong with my intestines? Went to haiti a month ago. Had to drink a lot of chlorinated water there. Had loose stool and liquid diarrhea there.

What is wrong with my intestines? Went to haiti a month ago. Had to drink a lot of chlorinated water there. Had loose stool and liquid diarrhea there.

Giardia?: If you have had more than 14 days of diarrhea, cramping, or other GI distress, you may have giardia - an illness that can be detected and treated by your doctor. They may begin with a stool sample and/or other exams or they could decide to begin antibiotics presumptively based on your history. ...Read more

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Large intestine blocked/plugged. Consume lots of fiber, fruits & veggies. Drink lots of water, still no movement. Pls suggest! I'm bloated & pain.

Large intestine blocked/plugged.  Consume lots of fiber, fruits & veggies. Drink lots of water,  still no movement.  Pls suggest!  I'm bloated & pain.

Medical attention: See a doctor if you tried laxatives and it didn't help. Particularly important if you had history of abdominal surgery, worsening pain, or going on for several days. ...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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Bowel (Definition)

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


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