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Hi akash(M),age 22.My gall bladder n urinary bladder is partially in distended state n there is bowel gas also.What it means?Need tips

Hi akash(M),age 22.My gall bladder n urinary bladder is partially in distended state n there is bowel gas also.What it means?Need tips

See answer: The presence of bowel gas and some degree of urinary bladder and gall bladder distension are all fairly common and most often "normal" findings on an abdominal X-Ray or imaging study and usually have no particular significance. ...Read more

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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 does peristalsing bowel mean?

What does peristalsing bowel mean?

Moving bowel: Sometimes physician listens to abdomen with stethoscope and hears bowel making noise of normal movement or peristalysis. Sometimes if very hungry sounds can be heard related to bowel motion. It is normal for bowel to make some noise when peristalses. No bowel sounds mean bowel is staying completely still sometimes called paralytic ileum. High pitched sounds can be heard in bowel obstruction. ...Read more

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What does a home bowel cleanse mean?

What does a home bowel cleanse mean?

As it sounds: You give youself an enema. No magic. Unless you're super-constipated, it's a dumb idea. ...Read more

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What is mean by change in bowel habit?

What is mean by change in bowel habit?

Change in : Frequency, consistency, caliber, color of bowel movement. Or new findings such as discomfort with voiding or blood in stool. ...Read more

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What's multiple filled bowel loops mean ?

What's multiple filled bowel loops mean ?

Air/fluid: Air and fluid in bowel loops. It significance is related to the underlying disease/symptom complex and degree/ extent of dilatations. ...Read more

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Can att cause distended bowel syndrome ? Anil

Can att cause distended bowel syndrome ?

Anil

What's ATT?: I don't think u r referring to the cell phone company .Kindly resend the question ...Read more

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Thickening of the lower bowel, what does that mean?

Thickening of the lower bowel, what does that mean?

Incomplete descripti: Did you have a radiological test like CT scan which was read by radiologist like that. It may mean nothing significant or may mean some inflammation. Get an opinion from gastroenterologist. Good luck. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you are told you have unspecified imflammatory bowel disorder?

What does it mean when you are told you have unspecified imflammatory bowel disorder?

Crohns vs UC: When an endoscopist discovers colitis in a patient but cannot be sure whether it is crohn's colitis or ulcerative colitis, that is when it is call indeterminate colitis or "unspecified inflammatory bowel disease". You end up treating the patient for the type of colitis it most likely seems to be based on clinical and endoscopic findings. ...Read more

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What does it mean if your bowel is in front of your ovary?

What does it mean if your bowel is in front of your ovary?

Here's a great...: ...anatomical chart that will help conceptualize ovary position compared to small and large bowel in the "normal" setting: http://www.nucleuscatalog.com/anatomy-of-the-female-abdomen-and-pelvis/view-item?ItemID=1959 ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a twisted bowel? Does it mean that your intestines are literally twisted?

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 more

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I have to much bowel sounds what does that mean ? it has been like this for a 2-3 years? and what is good to do to reduce the sound ? thanks

Excess gas: In a young person, lactose intolerance and gluten sensitivity are the key possibilities. In an older person, abnormal amounts of bacteria in the small intestine need to be considered. Erratic eating and air swallowing in people who are stressed and anxious is also a possibility ...Read more

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What does small bowel reflux mean?

What does small bowel reflux mean?

Biliary reflux: Biliary reflux, bile reflux or duodenogastric reflux is a condition that occurs when bile flows upward (refluxes) from the duodenum into the stomach and esophagus. While bile reflux involves fluid from the small intestine flowing into the stomach and esophagus, acid reflux is back flow of stomach acid into the esophagus. SEE: http://bit.ly/1CERl6k ...Read more

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When a boy has bowel control, what does it mean?

Hope this answers it: The physiology of bowel control is complex, involving coordination of reflexive & voluntary muscle response, nerves of local & central origin including those that control sensory & motor function of colon, rectum, & anal canal. Loss of bowel control requires complex evaluation. Patient's age, medications, co-medical & neurologic problems, mental competency, exposures & risks, & diet all factor in. ...Read more

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What does it mean when a test of X-ray of small bowel?

What does it mean when a test of X-ray of small bowel?

Looking at intestine: A small bowel xray is one way that doctors can check to see it looks the way it should and can help decide if it working the way it should. Usually you are given something to drink (a thick substance called barium) that makes your intestines show up on the xray. Depending on how your intestine looks on the xray, it can help doctors find the problem. ...Read more

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If I have rectal pain does that mean endometiosis on bowel?

Rectal pain: Rectal pain is a common problem. Causes of rectal pain include: hemorrhoids, anal fissure, proctalgia fugax, levator ani syndrome, and less common causes include: cancer, infection, inflammatory bowel disease and rectal prolapse. See your doctor for help with a diagnosis. ...Read more

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If I have rectal pain does that mean endometriosis is on bowel?

If I have rectal pain does that mean endometriosis is on bowel?

No: There are many causes of rectal pain unrelated to endometriosis. Endometrial implants on the bowl can cause pain, but rectal pain is also caused by fissure, abscess, hemorrhoids and many other causes. ...Read more

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Bowel (Definition)

The bowel is the intestinal tract in the body. The small intestine ...Read more