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What Does It Mean A A Test Is Abnormal Of A X Ray Of Small Bowel
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had a ct scan done and x ray the er said looks like an illius or small bowel obstruction can you still go to the bathroom and have one of those?
Sometimes : It depends on the severity of the condition, so it is variable. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Small bowel cancer diagnoses is barium xray why it has not replaced by CT scan both need barium drinking but CT show more things?
I have been taking miralax for 3 days, had an xray before starting miralax, my intestines are full of stool. I have had very small bowel movements in the form of dark diarrhea, today they are pale and small like pebbles. Is this normal?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Had a small bowel series- they said it would take a few hours. Mine took 35 minutes, what's this 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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Video capsule endoscopy results small bowel erosion. What does that mean and what causes it and how to treat it?
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
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
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