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What Does The Small Intestine Do In The Digestive System
Prepare food for you: The teeth initially grind the food particles for your body so that the food can be broken down into the nutritional components that your body can absorb. The small intestine absorb the nutritional chemicals from the food and continue to breakdown the food for further processing. The colon then prepares the food even further for elimination. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Following a meal,: Transit time through the small intestine is anywhere from 45 minute to 90 minutes; then transit time through the colon normally is 24-36 hours. This will vary from patient to patient and relative to diet and other conditions such as prior abdominal surgery, fluid intake, stress, meds and hydration status. ...Read more
Does problems in intestine or in any other part of digestive system can cause urinary or sex problems??
Problems?: How do you mean problems? Please define more clearly. ...Read more
How to develop best digestive system in order to overcome all intestine problems,motion problems and anus burning?
Obstruction: The main function of the large intestine is to absorb water to convert the liquid digestive by-products into a solid form. This physiologic function is essentially unaffected by a cancer. However, as the cancer grows, it may obstruct the intestine, leading to pain, bloating, and (rarely) rupture. Furthermore, these tumors often bleed, leading to anemia, which can make one feel tired and weak. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Digestive system. Bowel movements are inconsistent. Many times fluidly. Had a colonoscopy 4 years ago everything good. Dr. Said it was my diet. ?
I feel I have a very bad digestive system, I take too long in he toilet every morning, I often get bloated, I gym 6 times a week, but I still can't smoothen my bowel movements. This has been going on for years.
So for about 1.5 years I've noticed a change in my digestive health, where it has a strong odor no matter what I do.. I've seen a primary doctor twice.. And I've seen a Gastro doc. The gastro doc says its perfectly normal to have multiple bowel movements
Strong odor: the odor of stool is strong. That is normal. It is normal to have several BM's a day. We have what is called a gastric colic reflex that encourages to defecate after meals. This is from ancient times when we were often chased or did the chasing to get our meals. We emptied our bowels to be lighter and swifter. This reflex is stronger in some people. The GI doc is correct. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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