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What Happens When Your Intestines Rupture
Not good: The intestinal contents including a host of bacteria will spread throughout the abdominal cavity causing a condition termed peritonitis. This is painful, and lethal unless treated. The only recourse is emergency surgery, lavage of the cavity to remove as much material as possible, liberally using antibiotics in the cavity, and identifying the burst portion with closure. Then a long hospital stay. ...Read more
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
Think garden hose: The intestines are a complex & long tubular structure with some parts firmly attached & some parts that float somewhat freely in the abdomen. If the free floating parts become twisted on them self, it not only stops flow as it would in your hose, it can begin to cut off the blood supply. If left untreated, the gut can die & start leaking contents & germs into the abdomen. This can be fatal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Advanced: Sometimes a colon cancer can become large enough that it invades into nearby structures, such as the stomach. Often surgery becomes necessary to remove the colon cancer & remove part of the other structures it is attached to, if safe. Part of of the stomach can be removed if the colon cancer is otherwise contained. Chemotherapy likely indicated after surgery. ...Read more
Bad things follow: A burst appendix happens sometimes. First, there is an abscess in the appendix, and it grows bigger, swelling and causing pain. Then the abscess leaks out of the appendix and the pressure inside decreases (called a burst appendix), causing less pain. The infection now is in the general abdominal area and will grow, thus needing treatment as soon as possible, to avoid death in some hours or days. ...Read more
Abdominal aorta: Usually if you can feel your abdominal aorta you are quite thin and your abdominal musculature isn't particularly firm. For drs. It is possible to palpate the aorta in such people. It does not necessarily imply abnormality. ...Read more
Abnormal position: A diaphragmatic hernia is a hole in the muscle that separates the abdomen from the chest cavity. Intestines get into the chest and affect the lung development so that infants have insufficient lung tissue to survive, this is called pulmonary hypoplasia. The intestines also are malrotated but this is or lesser consequence. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mental health: It means that you do not understand what the feelings in your body are or represent. It represents to me if you cannot relate after being told nothing is wrong by your doctor that you may have a mental health problem. ...Read more
Uremia: When the kidneys fail, usually a slow process, the blood collects toxins including urea - mostly end products of metabolism and you will get extremely sick. It is commonly associated with changes in blood pressure and requires serious attention by a renal specialist. Sometimes a kidney transplantation might be needed. ...Read more
What happens if you have big cardiac output but at the same time get afraid and tense your abdomen? Does the aorta constrict when it should expand?
You can not ..: ... voluntarily constrict or dilate your blood vessels. They do what they are supposed to do based on the physiologic demands of your circulation at the time. So when you contract your abdominal muscles, the contracting muscles might squeeze a smaller artery or vein a little bit, but there would be no significant effect on a large vessel like the aorta. Good wishes:) ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Kidney Stone: Most common cause for flank pain (below your shoulder blade) with pain into groin area would be a kidney stone. There may be some blood in your urine that you can see or only detected on microscopic evaluation. Double up on fluids for a few days, if the pain persists get to your primary care physician or obg for evaluation. Sometimes a special x-ray called an ivp or a ct is necessary to confirm. ...Read more
Many reasons: It depends on how far along you are in your pregnancy. Pelvic pain could be due to a variety of different reasons (infection, preterm contractions, round ligament pain, etc.). Any significant type of pain during pregnancy should warrant an assessment by your physician. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How does it make you feel when your large intestines is not working right? What are the symptoms of your large intestines messing up on you?
Symptoms: Bowel issues/symptoms can range from bloating, diarrhea, constipation, gassiness, generalized aches and pains to severe irritability, fever, and intense pain. Any of the latter, you need to see a dr. If the former sound more like it, you may have "irritable bowel syndrome." if concerned, see a GI dr. For an evaluation and the proper diagnosis so you can get well. Best wishes. ...Read more
What type of discharge do you get when the egg is fertilized what happens to the cervix? Does it close up or does it stay open?
Fertilization: Discharge can vary but the cervix should be closed during this time. ...Read more
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