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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

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 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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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 exactly does it mean when you bleed while emptying your bowel?

What exactly does it mean when you bleed while emptying your bowel?

Not normal: I t should be checked. Probably hemorrhoids but you need to see a doctor. ...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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What does it mean a a test is abnormal of a X-ray of small bowel?

Small bowel: A vague question gets a vague answer, consult your dr. ...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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In my ultrasound it has been observed that PROMINENT BOWEL LOOPS SEEN IN BILATERAL FLANKS. What does it mean?

In my ultrasound it has been observed that PROMINENT BOWEL LOOPS SEEN IN BILATERAL FLANKS. What does it mean?

It probably: Doesn't mean anything unless you are experiencing bowel related symptoms, in which case it may or may not be relevant. It is a nonspecific description indicating that the bowel loops are either within the upper of normal for diameter or possibly dilated. ...Read more

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What does bowel malrotation mean?

What does bowel malrotation mean?

Congenital issue: While developing as a fetus, your bowel is initially a straight tube but as it grows and changes into the various parts of the gut (stomach, intestine, colon, etc) it rotates in a left to right orientation to lay in your abdomen. Malrotation simply means this process was not completed. Having malrotation does not necessarily cause problems and is common and goes un-noticed in most. ...Read more

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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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What does it mean if my baby has an echogenic bowel?

Echogenic Bowel: Echogenic bowel is where the bowel appears "brighter" than bone. It is usually seen in the 2nd trimester of pregnancy. It can be associated with a perfectly normal fetus or a number of other issues: fetuses with aneuploidy (i.e. trisomy 21), intrauterine growth retardation (IUGR), bleeding, cystic fibrosis (CF), congenital viral infections, and thalassemia.Best to discuss with doc who ordered US. ...Read more

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My doc says I've got bowel obstruction. What does this mean?

My doc says I've got bowel obstruction. What does this mean?

R U in Hospital?: A bowel obstruction is a very serious problem that requires hospital management and, often, surgical treatment. Obstruction of the intestine causes an inability to take-in any nutrition by mouth, leading to dehydration and eventual vomiting, bloating, cramping pain, and an inability to move one's bowels. If it does not resolve, it inevitably leads to bowel perforation. ...Read more

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Hi! What does probable unopacified bowel in the presacral space mean?

Lacks contrast stuff: The material given to a patient for a bowel imaging study helps show up the entire bowel, such as on the images in an abdominal CT scan. Areas that did not get contrast material can look like they are missing the stuff, and are called unopacified bowel. However, things that prevent contrast from getting in, like a solid lump of poop, a polyp, or a tumor, can also look an area of missing contrast. ...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 does it mean if im continually constipated along with hyper active bowel sounds?

What does it mean if im continually constipated along with hyper active bowel sounds?

Many possibilities: Not sure if this is recent or established. There is a condition called Irritable Bowel Syndrome that can cause diarrhea or constipation or both with cramps. It is worth a trip to doctor. Might be simple constipation and simple dietary changes could help. Good luck. Keep me posted. ...Read more

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Low fibre diet for the prevention of bowel obstruction I read that what does it mean?

Low fibre diet for the prevention of bowel obstruction I read that what does it mean?

Not true: Not true unless you have a bowel that is about to obstruct completely from a variety of reasons in which case you must see your doctor. ...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

Bowel (Definition)

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