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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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What are the most common symptoms of ileus?

What are the most common symptoms of ileus?

Agree w Dr Hoepfner: Paralytic Ileus symptoms may include: nausea, vomiting, abdominal distention, ^ gas, abdominal pain to include cramps, constipation/ loose stools, bad breath, inability to pass gas or feces. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of volvulus?

What are the most common symptoms of volvulus?

Distention, pain: Volvulus can occur in different parts of the GI tract including stomach, small intestine and different parts of the colon. Symptoms are from obstruction (blockage) causing distention/swelling and nausea/vomiting and from ischemia (lack of blood flow) causing pain. All types of volvulus are emergencies & need to be diagnosed & treated asap. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of pancreatitis?

What are the most common symptoms of pancreatitis?

Nausea/vomiting,pain: Pancreatitis often results in upper abdominal pain which can radiate through to the back and is usually worse with eating. Nausea and vomiting are also usually present. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of appendicitis?

What are the most common symptoms of appendicitis?

Typical symptoms: Sudden pain begins on right side of the lower abdomen. Sudden pain can begin around navel and often shifts to lower right abdomen.Pain worsens if cough, walk or make other movements.Nausea and vomiting, loss of appetite,low-grade fever that may worsen as the illness progresses.Constipation or diarrhea sometimes abdominal bloating. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of fecal impaction?

What are the most common symptoms of fecal impaction?

Several: A fullness or pressure deep in pelvis, unable to pass stool or gas, seepage of liquid feces around the impaction, abdominal distention, nausea, if impaced seek medical attention promptly. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of urethral stricture?

What are the most common symptoms of urethral stricture?

Thanks for asking!: The most common symptom would be a consistently poor/weak urinary stream possibly associated with burning with urination or blood from penis. Previous urethral infection (such as an std) or trauma (external straddle-like injury or trauma from being catheterized or having an indwelling catheter) would be most common cause. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of bowel obstruction?

What are the symptoms of bowel obstruction?

Pain & vomiting: Diffuse cramping abdominal pains, recurrent vomiting, abdomen may become distended, lack of bowel movement. Usually the person would also have a history of some type of prior abdominal surgery. ...Read more

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What are the common symptoms of severe diverticulitis?

What are the common symptoms of severe diverticulitis?

Symptoms: Well, it will all depend on what you have, but mainly abdominal pain and fever. Other things can happen, but generally speaking if you have abdominal pain (usually in the left side) and fever, you should go and see your doctor. ...Read more

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Are adhesions the usual cause of small bowel obstruction?

Are adhesions the usual cause of small bowel obstruction?

IT'S A RISK FACTOR: Repeated abdominal surgeries might increase the likelihood of developing abdominal adhesions. In simple terms like cobwebs. These can sometimes be the cause of partial or complete bowel obstructions. The mechanism is different because the source is external as compared to a mass growing inside the bowel. Talk to your doctor about your concern. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of rectovaginal fistula?

What are the most common symptoms of rectovaginal fistula?

Discharge,irritation: A rectovaginal fistula is an abnormal connection between the rectum and the vagina. This could cause discharge of stool from the vagina, as well as irritation and pain around the area. If you have a rectovaginal fistula, you should be evaluated by a physician who can help you. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of urtheral stricture in male?

What are the most common symptoms of urtheral stricture in male?

Urethral stricture: Symptoms include painful urination, slowing of stream as well as spraying of stream? Urinary output may be diminished and one may have bloody urine ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of vesicovaginal fistula?

What are the most common symptoms of vesicovaginal fistula?

Urine leakage: A vesicovaginal fistula is a direct connection between the urinary bladder and the vagina. This would allow urine to leak constantly into the vagina. This type fistula would significantly increase the risk for urinary bladder infections. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of peptic ulcer?

What are the most common symptoms of peptic ulcer?

Stomach Pain: Most common symptom of peptic ulcer is having burning pain in your upper abdomen that is worse when you haven't eaten and gets temporarily better with food. See this link for more information: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/peptic-ulcer/ds00242. ...Read more

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What are the most common signs of appendicitis?

What are the most common signs of appendicitis?

The early symptoms: Of appendicitis are abdominal pain that starts diffusely or around the bellybutton and then localizes to the right lower quadrant (rlq) of the abdomen; some nausea, maybe with vomiting; and decreased appetite (anorexia). Early signs of appendicitis are abdominal tenderness that ultimately localizes to the rlq; there is discomfort with movement (e.g., the bumps in the road cause pain). ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of stomach cancer?

What are the most common symptoms of stomach cancer?

Clinical feature: Weight loss and persistent abdominal pain are the most common symptoms at initial diagnosis. The abdominal pain tends to be mid upper abdomen ( epigastric) , vague and mild early in the disease but more severe and constant as the disease progresses. Nausea, anemia from occult bleeding, also frequently happen. ...Read more

Obstruction (Definition)

Anything that creates a blockage of the intestinal tract. You may think of the intestinal tract (stomach, small bowel, large bowel) as somewhat akin to a garden hose. If you kink the garden hose, or twist it, or block it inside, you have created an "obstruction". Most obstructions are a results of previous surgery and most of these ...Read more


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Small Bowel Obstruction (Definition)

A blockage of the upper (small) intestine that leads to crampy abdominal pain, nausea, vomitting, and often dehydration. Treatment may be supportive (fluids and bowel rest) or operative, depending on the cause and ...Read more