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What Can I Do To Keep My Large Intestine In Good Condition
Healthy Diet: A diet that is high in fiber, fruits, whole grains, and vegetables can help keep your colon healthy. It is very important to have a colonoscopy when you reach age 50 to screen for colon cancer (which is very treatable if caught early) or younger if there is a history of colon cancer or colon polyps in your family. Avoid habitual laxative use, and get regular exercise. Your body will thank you! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Volvulus: Volvulus happens when there is a redundancy to the bowel and it twists around the axis of its blood supply. This can cause obstruction and loss of blood flow to that segment of the bowel. The most common part of the intestine to have volvulus is the sigmoid colon; a part of the large intestine. ...Read more
Removing my large intestine will it stop or cure my inflatory bowel disease? And what's the after effect of removing it? Thanks
Is there any relation between ibd and celiac disease? How is celiac diagnosed? ( since i think colonoscopy is for large intestine only? )
Similar symptoms: Ibd and celiac disease have been reported together in some patients. Some patients with ibd have also reported a relapse in symptoms on gluten free diet, but a direct relationship has not been definitively established. Celiac disease is diagnosed with the combination of upper endoscopy, duodenum (small intestine) biopsy, and blood test for celiac antibodies. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a ulcer in my large intestine.. I have consult to doctor and he suggest me for a measacol. Tell me about this disease...
Colitis: You possibly have ulcerative colitis. It's an inflammatory bowel disease. There is chronic inflammatory condition in the intestine. Patient will present with chronic diarrhea at various severity (1- > 10 loose stool bowel movements daily) and possibly with blood. Can be quite debilitating without treatment. Educate yourself and discuss/work closely with your gastroenterologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can an anatomical abnormality in the large intestine cause a delay in transit of food , and can this delay over time cause kidney disease?
Yes, no: It is possible to have an anatomic variant or a tumor in the large intestine which could slow transit or cause constipation. It is important to have a colonoscopy at age 50 to assess for possible polyps or tumors. However, a partial blockage of the large intestine does not cause kidney disease. If you have not yet had your colonoscopy, get it right away. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pillcam = many small + large bowel AVMs. Yet 2 colonoscopies earlier that year showed none. Could sudden lesions b related to mast cell disorder?
AVM's in colon: Intestinal arteriovenous malformations are possible to see with a camera, and may have been missed at colonoscopy, which looks mainly for masses not flat lesions such as AVM's. Such can appear quickly, but usually only secondary to bowel inflammatory episodes. It depends on whether you were symptomatic when you had either the camera or the colonoscopies ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Medication: Usually medications are the first treatment for crohn's disease. A gastroenterologist will help you. Surgery is seldom used unless there is a lack of response to medications, intestinal blockage, intestinal bleeding, or intestinal fistulas. Medications may include steroids or prednisone, and others. ...Read more
Large bowel, or large intestine connects terminal ileum of small bowel to rectum. Begins at the ileo-cecal valve and comprises cecum, ascendind, transverse, descending and sigmoid colon. Resposible for: 1) intestinal water resorption of ingested fluids, gastric & small intestinal digestive juices. 2) transporting end products of digestion & bacterial waste ...Read more
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