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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 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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What does "Bowel gas pattern is abnormal with dilated gas-filled small bowel, mostly in the left upper quadrant. Gas is present within the colon" mean?

What does "Bowel gas pattern is abnormal with dilated gas-filled small bowel, mostly in the left upper quadrant. Gas is present within the colon" mean?

Xray read: It means that there is a suggestion on plain film of the abdomen that there could be a small bowel obstruction/ partial obstruction or ilieus (temporary paralysis of the bowel). Depends on the clinical situation but that there is gas in the colon is somewhat assuring. Ask the doctor who ordered the film to go over the findings with you. ...Read more

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Doc. Found ulcer in terminal ileum, did biopsy, said biopsy shows inflammation..Now wants to do barium X-ray of small bowel. Why? What's he lookin 4?

Doc. Found ulcer in terminal ileum, did biopsy, said biopsy shows inflammation..Now wants to do barium X-ray of small bowel. Why? What's he lookin 4?

He's looking for...: Crohn's, behcet's, infection, nsaid-related injury, etc. The small bowel imaging (ct enterography, mr enterography, small bowel follow-through) can help determine what other parts of the intestine may be affected ; the extent of that disease (if present), as clues to the diagnosis. ...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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Had a small bowel series- they said it would take a few hours. Mine took 35 minutes, what's this mean?!

Had a small bowel series- they said it would take a few hours. Mine took 35 minutes, what's this mean?!

There is a wide: range of normal, and they were preparing you for the worst case scenario. 35 minutes is not abnormal. ...Read more

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What does low albunim mean? And what does protein loss from small bowel mean?

What does low albunim mean? And what does protein loss from small bowel mean?

"Leaky gut"?: Irritable bowel is a syndrome complex that spans many etiologies ; contributants (see earlier healthtap answers). Often, patients complain of altered stool pattern (diarrhea, constipation, or both), abdominal pain, bloating, gassiness, fullness, distension, nausea, cramps. Similar symptoms may present with leaky gut, which by comparison is a disease process (again, caused by many etiologies). ...Read more

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What can a test /small bowel ultrasound show?

What can a test /small bowel ultrasound show?

Several things: The small bowel ultrasound can demonstrate thickening of the bowel wall, distension of the small bowel, and sometimes a transition between distended and non-distended loops of bowel. Sometimes the may be demonstration of enlarged lymph nodes around the small bowel. In children, abnormalities in which a segment of bowel telescopes down another and causes a blockage (intussusception). ...Read more

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What does protein loss from small bowel mean?

What does protein loss from small bowel mean?

Leaking: that you are probably having a leaky gut leading to protein losing. The GI guys can probably expound further on this subject. ...Read more

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Do other people get small bowel obstruction, or is it unusual?

Do other people get small bowel obstruction, or is it unusual?

Common: The diagnosis of small bowel obstruction is fairly prevalent and many resolve without surgery. It could be something as simple as a few cramps yet it also could be as serious as intestine so badly twisted that it dies. The most common cause of intestinal obstruction is scarring (adhesions) from previous abdominal surgery. The second most common cause is a hernia. Cancer lists as number three. ...Read more

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Had hida scan done yesterday. My small bowel showed up before my gallbladder, what could this mean?

Had hida scan done yesterday. My small bowel showed up before my gallbladder, what could this mean?

Usually not much: There is not much meaning to earlier visualization of small bowel than gall bladder, as long as gall bladder visualizes and responds normally to cholecystokinin. If gall bladder does not fill or takes prolonged time to fill, there may be gall bladder disease or partial obstruction to gall bladder duct. If no bowel visualizes there is usually obstruction to common bile duct. ...Read more

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I had a small bowel MRI a month ago and the results show two areas which looked inflamed and abnormal. I have been experiencing pain what should i do?

I had a small bowel MRI a month ago and the results show two areas which looked inflamed and abnormal. I have been experiencing pain what should i do?

See a G.I. doctor.: if there are areas of the small intestine which appear abnormal, do you work up needs to be performed to determine why that is. A gastroenterologist would be the appropriate doctor to perform this. Good luck. ...Read more

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What does partial malrotation of the small bowel mean ?

What does partial malrotation of the small bowel mean ?

Think garden hose: Your intestines are a complex hose like structure that forms outside of the body during fetal life & drops back in, settling in place. For some, odd placing& increased mobility allow it to twist on itself like a garden hose at some point. Repair requires surgeon untwist the bowel & examine it .Sometimes the twist cuts off the blood & a segment dies, requiring removal. The bowel is then secured. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean if you have small bowel ulcers with negative biopsy for ibd?

IBD, : Especially crohn's disease, is a clinical diagnosis, not a pathologic diagnosis. That means you can still have it even though the biopsies do not show it. These ulcers might have a different cause, such as medication or infection. Ask your GI specialist for specific advice. ...Read more

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What can you see with a normal X-ray of belly? Abdomen constantly bloated, esp. Few in. Above belly button. I scheduled upper GI without small bowel

What can you see with a normal X-ray of belly? Abdomen constantly bloated, esp. Few in. Above belly button. I scheduled upper GI without small bowel

Plain abdomen x-rays: Show gas pattern, calcifications, bones, and some solid organs. Brief description of your symptoms suggest problem with stomach or gallbladder. Ugi series will show any thing that displaces barium contra, st inside the stomach and duodenum, and how they move the barium along. You might need further tests such as ultrasound to look at gallbladder and liver. Stick with your doctor's advice. ...Read more

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My CT Scan shows I have mildly prominent air-filled loops in my small bowel. What does that mean?

My CT Scan shows I have mildly prominent air-filled loops in my small bowel. What does that mean?

It may or may not: mean anything. What symptoms are you having? Why was the CT ordered? There is wide variability in the normal appearance of the small bowel with respect to diameter, air, and fluid. "Mildly prominent" is a description that is very non specific and doesn't mean much. For example, it could be normal, or it could be early bowel obstruction. Clinical context is the key, so talk to your doc about it ...Read more

Small Bowel (Definition)

Small bowel refers to the small intestine. This is the portion of the intestine ...Read more


Bowel (Definition)

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