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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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My CT scan showed distention of the duodenum and possible thickening of the small intestine. What does that mean?

My CT scan showed distention of the duodenum and possible thickening of the small intestine. What does that mean?

Maybe nothing: why did you have the scan done? A stomach flu might give you those symptoms . If having a lot of pain or other issues you could see a surgeon or GI MD to scope you and they can pass a camera into your duodenum to check ...Read more

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Had a endoscopy and white spots where found on my duodenum what could these be? They took biopsies but because i was sedated I don't remember what the

Had a endoscopy and white spots where found on my duodenum what could these be? They took biopsies but because i was sedated I don't remember what the

The way to find out: is to ask about the findings on the procedure that the doctor performed and the biopsy results. No one expects you to remember what was said to you while you're sedated, so please don't hesitate to ask. You have the right to know! Dr. Anne ...Read more

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Does the intestine have to be pretruding through a weak spot in the abdomen wall for it to considered a hernia?

Does the intestine have to be pretruding through a weak spot in the abdomen wall for it to considered a hernia?

No: Any abdominal contents protruding through a hole in the abdominal wall are referred to as a hernia. This is usually fat or intestines, but can include the urinary bladder, liver, spleen and even the kidney on rare occasions. ...Read more

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How serious is it to have a small part of the bowel in the upper abdomen, protrude and be able to push in back into place?

How serious is it to have a small part of the bowel in the upper abdomen, protrude and be able to push in back into place?

Abdominal Hernia: It is serious enough that it should be fixed before a day arrives when it is strangled in the muscles of the abdomen. As long as it is not hurting this is, however, not an emergency. ...Read more

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I have red spots on my upper abdomen. They started between my breasts about 4 months ago and keep moving lower. They itch and itch. They arent raised.

I have red spots on my upper abdomen. They started between my breasts about 4 months ago and keep moving lower. They itch and itch. They arent raised.

Red spots: There are many possibilities. You should see your doctor, preferably a dermatologist for evaluation and treatment. It is not possible to diagnose them without seeing them. ...Read more

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After surgery 14mos ago to remove rt colon and sm part of intestine. I have severe pain on left side upper abdomen and swelling. With burning sensatio?

After surgery 14mos ago to remove rt colon and sm part of intestine. I have severe pain on left side upper abdomen and swelling. With burning sensatio?

See your doctor: As unfortunately the symptoms you describe could be related to so many different issues that can't be accurately determined without more information, the chance to examine you and possible testing. I would strongly encourage you to seek help in person when any symptoms is "severe". ...Read more

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Severe pain starting from upper abdomen just above diaphragm and running down to intestine, Mostly comes at night. Gallbladder removed recently.

Severe pain starting from upper abdomen just above diaphragm and running down to intestine, Mostly comes at night. Gallbladder removed recently.

Spasm: you might be experiencing spasm in the bowel a condition called irritable bowel syndrome same time GERD and ulcer has to be ruled out need to avoid stress as much as possible.you need to regulate your bowels.you need to avoid late meals and snack specially chocolate,caffeine,mint,and spicy food you can take anti acid before going to bed and sleep with your head elevated and avoid tight cloth ...Read more

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Ever since i got an intestinal virus, I have had frequent nausea and a minor pain that is hard to describe in my mid upper abdomen. What could it be?

Ever since i got an intestinal virus, I have had frequent nausea and a minor pain that is hard to describe in my mid upper abdomen. What could it be?

Takes time: It can take a couple of weeks to recover from a stomach infection. You might need to take a probiotic for awhile and an acid reducer, like zantac, (ranitidine) Axid or Prilosec to help things heal all the way. Usually a couple of weeks of these and you should be good as new. ...Read more

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I had my gallbladder removed 1yr ago last three days I've been having Lots of green and watery bowel movements lots of pain in the upper abdomen. ?

I had my gallbladder removed 1yr ago last three days I've been having Lots of green and watery bowel movements lots of pain in the upper abdomen. ?

Probably not related: If, after your gallbladder removal one year ago, your GI tract was functioning normally, then the current symptoms are more likely related to some type of gastroenteritis. Start with clear liquids and if tolerated, progress to soft, bland foods, such as toast, broth, apples, bananas, and rice. Avoid caffeine, fatty foods, and alcohol. If this persists for more than a few days, see your MD. ...Read more

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I have upper abdomen (center) discomfort and mild pain after bowel movement and last for 1 to 2 hours. However pain goes away with Tums (calcium carbonate).

I have upper abdomen (center) discomfort and mild pain after bowel movement and last for 1 to 2 hours. However pain goes away with Tums (calcium carbonate).

Many things can: cause abdominal pain. Sometimes other symptoms can help point you in the right direction. Nausea, vomiting, bleeding while defecating, acute or subtle onset, relationship with food/bowel movement, location of pain if changing, pattern of pain, fever, all these symptoms will help with diagnosis. If pain goes away with Tums, (calcium carbonate) it is likely gastritis from acid or stomach ulcer. ...Read more

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I have bloating and upper abdomen discomfort that causes inner throat discomfort. My bowel movements are regular until a dau ago. What could this be?

I have bloating and upper abdomen discomfort that causes inner throat discomfort. My bowel movements are regular until a dau ago. What could this be?

Poor digestion: It could be a sign of reflux where the door that closes at the entrance to the stomach is lose. This would allow your stomach acid to get into the esophagus and that would cause bloating and inner throat to be uncomfortable. Betaine plus right before a meal can help this. I would recommend getting the ph level of the stomach done. ...Read more

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Small Intestine (Definition)

The small intestine is the intestinal tract that lies between the stomach and the colon. It is involved in digesting and absorbing most of the nutrients we need ...Read more


Upper Abdomen (Definition)

Draw a transverse line through the umbilicus and the upper abdomen includes every part of the belly above this line and below the ...Read more