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What Causes A Twisted Bowel
What does it mean to have a twisted bowel? Does it mean that your intestines are literally twisted?
Yes: Usually this is a developmental defect in whcih the intestine are not properly attached to the abdominal wall. The intestine can actually twist on itself and become blocked. If prolonged it can lead to loss of blood supply and death of that section of intestine. ...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
I found out today i have a twisted bowel. How likely am i to have surgery and how likely is it that i could die from this? I haven't seen the GI Dr
See a surgeon.: If you've had surgery before, it is likely that you might have adhesions. Though most adhesion related bowel obstruction clears up with conservative measures, some cases need to undergo surgery again. It would be best for you to see a reputable conservative surgeon as soon as possible to get a better assessment clinically and with imaging studies. ...Read more
I have a kink/ twisted bowel and have been told by the doctors that they wont operate as it could be dangerous I have put up with this for 14 years.
My hubby had op for twisted bowel 9 years ago. Recently, every couple of weeks he gets severe bloating pain with diarrhoea. Could this be related?
Could be adhesions: see your physician or the previous surgeon or both. ...Read more
My dad is 81 and has a twisted bowel he is in hospital for 7 days and there no Chang in him how long will it take?
What is the chance of a child having a twisted bowel due to severe impaction? Giving senokot (senna) at bedtime one time no large movement yet tried supposito
Needs some help: I would take her to your pcp and see if s/he can help you get this painful process some help.I end up sending 1 kid every year or two to the x-ray department where they use a soluable contrast material to loosen and wash out the lower bowel.The study will also reveal some enlargement of the colon from stool retention. Agressave daily emptying and oral wetting agents can help this resolve. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had sigmoidoscopy to straighten out a twisted bowel - sigmoid volvulus. Afterwards, I pooped 11 times clearing 6 days of constipation in 1 day, but since then - 3 days - only passing clear liquid even though I've been eating well. Is this normal? Am I co
I have been suffering for 2 month, dr said its twisted bowel and give me pills for relief of stomach ache, doesn't work, i think its too late?
Need Definitive Dx: "twisted bowel" usually refers to a small bowel obstruction, a diagnosis that can only be made by history (vomiting, pain, no flatus or bm) exam(distention), and x-ray; with few exceptions, this requires hospitalization & possible surgery. If this does not go along with your clinical picture, i would search for an alternate diagnosis--perhaps a second opinion would be a good idea? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can severe long term bloating damage the intestine permanently? Does it cause diverticular, volvulus or adhesions? Thank you
Quite possibly: You say your small intestine was knotted up. That could indeed be midgut volvulus in which your small bowel was twisted around a narrow mesentery, or connection of the bowel to the back of the abdominal cavity. That is almost always seen in intestinal malrotation, when the bowel did not situate in the right location in the abdomen as it was being formed in the fetus. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are some causes of new and enlarged lymph node in the abdomen? Tests ruled out: infection, acid, leak, twisted and kinked bowels/intestines.
It depends---: We need to know the medical history in terms of any symptoms/ medical complaints....especially why was your abdomen checked? what test did they use? US or CT scan. What was the size of the lymph nodes?. If the nodes are significant they will produce some symptoms. Then you should get repeat imaging studies done to see if the nodes get any larger or not. Right now I would not worry unless they grow ...Read more
Autoimmunity.: Genetic predisposition and interaction with pathogens from the environment conspire to cause ibd, which in essence is an autoimmune disorder. Maternal-fetal cell trafficking across the placenta fuels the theory that most if not all autimmune disorders have their origin in fetal (or maternal) stem cells persisting in various organs and stimulating inflammatory response. Stress does not help! ...Read more
Some of them: There are several kinds of medicines for lowering bad cholesterols. The meds that prevent the intestines from absorbing fat from the food will leave some fat in the intestines. Undigested fats go out in the stool, so can cause some gassiness, loose stools, and / or worse smelling stools. The doctor can adjust the med doses or change the combination of meds, to keep side effects at a minimal. ...Read more
Get evaluated: Both gastroenterologists & colorectal surgeons can help you. They will first perform a visual inspection & digital exam after taking your history as to circumstances, duration, quality, timing of symptoms & your risk factors. They may then determine topical treatment or ask to perform further evaluation of the rectal lining. Symptoms may prove functional (proctalgia fugax) & warrant different rx. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fecal incontinence: Some possible causes of fecal incontinence include dysfunction of the anal sphincter from previous vaginal delivery or surgical trauma; reduced internal anal sphincter resting pressure from diabetes; decreased rectal compliance from ulcerative or radiation proctitis; and fecal impaction. The cause of fecal incontinence may also be unknown, resulting from denervation of pelvic floor muscles. ...Read more
Look for lead point: The intussiception (telecscoping of bowel on itself) is an uncommon but worrisome event. It can arise spontaneously or due to a "lead point".There are lymph glands in the wall of the bowel that may produce an outward bump & a structure called a meckle's diverticulum can lead the process to form. If the process is reduced with a enema (not surgery), other studies may be done to look for a reason. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Obstruction : That radiologic finding is usually a result of a bowel obstruction, but can also be seen sometimes in severe diarrhea. When the bowel is blocked the secretions from your intestines and stomach cannot pass into the colon where the liquid is reabsorbed. This cause the fluid to fill the bowel and stretch it. ...Read more
Yes: Damage to the sphincter muscle or infection can render you incontinent of stool and the solutions to fix are not very good at all. ...Read more
I ve ongoing issue of incomplete bowel evaculation, I feel there is minor obstruction on right side of rectum, pls can u advice of possible causes?
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