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What Are The Things That Can Be Done To Intestines To Increase Surface Area
Reduce inflammation: Its estimated that the small intestine alone has enough surface area to cover between 14 to 20 tennis courts. As such, reduction of intestinal surface area over which to digest and absorb food results in malabsorption. This is often seen with inflammatory conditions like crohn's, celiac disease. Infectious processes may also "blunt" the intestinal villi so surface area drops--as in tropical sprue. ...Read more
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 had a small bowel study done & my small intestines was in my pelvic area. Is that normal or is everyones body just different?
Usually normal : The report for your study should indicate whether there were any abnormalities. ...Read more
If inguinal hernia involves dealing with the intestines.. why did they make an incision above my bikini area. 2 months when i got this done back in 98?
Is it possible while having a colonoscopy done to hit/touch the lumbar spine area ? I had infusion surgery to l3, L4 and L5 in april. A couple of weeks ago i had a colonoscopy done and since that time my intestines feel somewhat sore expecially when i hav
It : It is not likely. During a colonoscopy, the scope is inserted into the rectum and into the colon, and there is much space between the colon and lumbar spine. Any complications with your back would have been felt immediately post procedure if any part of your body was traumatized. It sounds like you have a sensitive back injury of your lumbar spine, and you should see your doctor to investigate this pain, since your surgery was not too long ago. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Gallstone Ileus?: Hmm...I might be guessing a bit here...Are you referring to a gallstone in the intestinal tract? Very, very rarely, the gallbladder can rupture and then erode into a loop of intestine; this is called a cholecystenteric fistula. Gallstones within the gb can then enter the intestine and cause a small bowel obstruction, typically at the junction of the small and large bowel. ...Read more
What causes your small intestine to rupture? What can prevent this? How do you know you are having problems with your intestines? What tests need done
Chronic infection,: Inflammation, strangulation, obstruction, surgery complications etc may cause si rupture. You treat the main problem to prevent it from happening. Symptoms would include increasing abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, fever etc.Along with clinical findings, xrays and ct scans will detect the problem. Take care! ...Read more
I had a colonoscopy done today and doc said he had a hard time getting to my small intestines and had to use forceps, why would've it been hard?
My son has bile backed up in his intestines we done mirilax for six months now he is getting pain what do I do?
Colonoscopy was done and there was hemorrhoid's found in the last portion of small intestine. What could be some causes?
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