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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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I had a abnormal c x-ray it showed a density in the retrocardic area of lungs what does it mean?

I had a abnormal c x-ray it showed a density in the retrocardic area of lungs what does it mean?

See doctor: You need to discuss this with your doctor since there are many types of densities which signify different things. Why was the CT obtained in the first place? ...Read more

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What is a osteophyte formation in the knee mean? What is a hypointense signal mean on a mri? Is this a diagnosis on a mri?

What is a osteophyte formation in the knee mean? What is a hypointense signal mean on a mri?  Is this a diagnosis on a mri?

See answer: Osteophytes are bony spurs – often degenerative in nature. The bright signal intensity on MRI examinations is from hydrogen ions – bony spurs are largely calcium and don’t have significant hydrogen content. See your dr. To determine their significance in your case. ...Read more

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What could it mean for an ultrasound of a baby to show a shadow on the heart?

What could it mean for an ultrasound of a baby to show a shadow on the heart?

Nothing: Your question does not contain sufficient information to be answered. Resubmit question after obtaining the US report. ...Read more

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What could it mean to pass an eight inch in length tissue that looks like a tendonafter a day of diareaha?

What could it mean to pass an eight inch in length tissue that looks like a tendonafter a day of diareaha?

Colitis: Tis is rare but it could be a form of infection call pseudomembranous colitis, this is associated with taking antibiotics in the recent past, however, i would get some work up from your doctor to make sure its nothing more serious. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you have a blood test done and the d-dimer is positive with a count of around 4.6?

What does it mean if you have a blood test done and the d-dimer is positive with a count of around 4.6?

Limited without more: The d-dimer is a fibrin degradation product (or fdp) which represents a small protein fragment in blood after a blood clot is broken down. The value can be used to test for clotting or thrombosis problems. However, a single value or a value in isolation should not be used. Therefore, a value of 4.6 means nothing. There are factors that can cause false readings. ...Read more

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I have had a miscarriage and during the scan it showed the endometrium of 4mm. Is this normal? Or could it be a cause of the miscarriage?

I have had a miscarriage and during the scan it showed the endometrium of 4mm. Is this normal? Or could it be a cause of the miscarriage?

Normal: It appears that your endometrium is thin and all the growth of the endometrial lining for the pregnancy has been shed to allow the new lining of the endometrium to start forming. ...Read more

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When a small amount of free fluid is found in a woman's pelvis via a CT scan, what does that mean?

When a small amount of free fluid is found in a woman's pelvis via a CT scan, what does that mean?

Usually not an issue: It can be seen in the middle of your menstrual cycle or after a ruptured ovarian cyst. It can be caused by other etiologies, but these are the most common. The ordering physician is best able to correlate this clinically. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a shadow on your lung in a scan?

What does it mean to have a shadow on your lung in a scan?

On a chest xray,: The lungs are usually clear. A shadow (really an area of increased density compared to the air filled lung) can be 1 of 5 things. Fluid (water) - pleural effusion being the most common. Blood - from hemorrhage pus/infection, generally pneumonia, but lung abscess is possible cells - cancer and other tumors, some of which are benign (ex. Hamartoma) atelectasis - collapsed lung segment(s). ...Read more

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Is it normal to have an absence of a bowel movement for a number of days occur after a colonoscopy?

Is it normal to have an absence of a bowel movement for a number of days occur after a colonoscopy?

Yes, the bowel pres: Probably cleaned you out so well that no stool is left to come out for a few days. If you are passing flatus, don't worry, stool will come. ...Read more

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What is a good means of determining if I have a blood clot?

What is a good means of determining if I have a blood clot?

Depends on where: Venous blood clots in the arms and legs often produce swelling and a fullness like pain, and sometimes a discoloration however can be present without symptoms especially in their early stages. Other symptoms can be unexplained fever or shortness of breath. An good history and physical with an ultrasound if indicated will help. Do you have risk factors? This is an improtant discussion point. ...Read more

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What does there is a moderate amount of free fluid in the pelvis mean after a ultrasound exam ?

What does there is a moderate amount of free fluid in the pelvis mean after a ultrasound exam ?

Sometimes normal: Fluid in pelvis in females is not uncommon. Free fluid is observed during all phases of the menstrual cycle. Sometimes fluid can be seen with ovarian cysts rupture. Fluid can also occur with pelvic infections and appendicitis.If no other abnormality or active process is seen, then fluid is probably physiologic. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a 1.0x1.6x1.6cm hypoechoic structure that my represent a hemangioma?

What does it mean to have a 1.0x1.6x1.6cm hypoechoic structure that my represent a hemangioma?

?liver: If this was an ultrasound of the liver, it is not an uncommon finding and would be benign. However it is important to know whether the radiologist is recommending a repeat study in the near future to assure stability and rule out more serious pathology. ...Read more

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What is a good means of determining if I have a cavity?

What is a good means of determining if I have a cavity?

See your denist: You should have a dental exam and cleaning 1-2 times a year, early cavities often have no symptoms. When a cavity erodes through, and exposes the nerve you have pain. You can also get an abscess (infection) which can also cause pain. It is better to have a cavity filled early before it gets to these points. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you have a chest xray that shows a shadow in the cardiac region?

What does it mean if you have a chest xray that shows a shadow in the cardiac region?

Many possibilities : Shadow could mean many things, including enlarged lymph nodes, mass, infection (infiltrate) among others. The exact meaning would depend on the context in the report. Call your doc or radiologist to get a better idea. ...Read more

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"a lesion at T11" what does that mean on a xray finding?

"a lesion at T11" what does that mean on a xray finding?

Lesion: A lesion means an abnormality. However, it is a very nonspecific term, and could signify anything along the spectrum of being completely nothing to worry about, to something very serious. Further imaging studies may be needed to figure out what it might be. Are there more details in the report? If so, post them. If not, call your doctor and ask him/her what the finding means. ...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