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Doctor insights on: What Happens When Your Intestines Rupture

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Is it possible to rupture intestine by hitting to hard?

Is it possible to rupture intestine by hitting to hard?

Possible: But pretty resilient and can withstand great forces. Contusion of one the organs is more likely. ...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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Can someone have a hole in their intestine or have their intestine rupture and not know it? Is the pain always severe?

Can someone have a hole in their intestine or have their intestine rupture and not know it? Is the pain always severe?

Unlikely: In almost all instances of intestinal perforation there is associated intense pain. There are some instances when, due to a decreased immune system, the patient may not experience as much discomfort, but these are not typical. ...Read more

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What causes your small intestine to rupture? What can prevent this? How do you know you are having problems with your intestines? What tests need done

What causes your small intestine to rupture? What can prevent this? How do you know you are having problems with your intestines? What tests need done

Chronic infection,: Inflammation, strangulation, obstruction, surgery complications etc may cause si rupture. You treat the main problem to prevent it from happening. Symptoms would include increasing abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, fever etc. Along with clinical findings, xrays and ct scans will detect the problem. Take care! ...Read more

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My doctor warned me of doing colonscopy as it would rupture my large intestine accidently Colon cancer is in the family and I want to check myself?

My doctor warned me of doing colonscopy as it would rupture my large intestine accidently Colon cancer is in the family and I want to check myself?

Can, but rare: At 26 to have a colonoscopy there are specific indications you don't have any symptoms, surveillance colonoscopy is done after the age of 40. Is a relatively safe procedure must be done by a trained physician Yes older members of your family are candidates for procedure ...Read more

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Nausea after bowel movement and occasional bleeding but I think that may be a ruptured pile. Waiting on colonoscopy for past 5 months. Very loose stools?

Nausea after bowel movement and occasional bleeding but I think that may be a ruptured pile. Waiting on colonoscopy for past 5 months. Very loose stools?

See a GI doctor: Can't imagine why it takes 5 months for a colonscopy if you are symptomatic with diarrhea and blood in the stool. You must discuss this with the doctor and if they will not schedule you sooner, seek another opinion. Do not assume the blood is from hemorrhoids. If it is, great. If not you need to clearly determine the source. Hemorrhoids will not explain your other symptoms. Get seen and get well. ...Read more

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I am 5 weeks Pregnant and have a ruptured ovarian cyst I have lots of brown discharge and I'm scared is this normal I have pain during bowel movements?

I am 5 weeks Pregnant and have a ruptured ovarian cyst I have lots of brown discharge and I'm scared is this normal I have pain during bowel movements?

Call you OB provider: The brown discharge could be old blood or infection and needs to be addressed. If the cyst that ruptured is your corpus luteum, you may need progesterone supplementation as well. The bowel movement pain may or may not be related. IT could just be constipation which is common in pregnancy. ...Read more

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5 weeks Pregnant with ruptured ovarian cyst lots of brown discharge and painful bowel movements?

5 weeks Pregnant with ruptured ovarian cyst lots of brown discharge and painful bowel movements?

See your OB: The answers you need are with your obstetrician. Call today. In the meantime, if you begin to bleed, and if you have severe pain do not hesitate to be evaluated in an acute care (meaning emergency room) setting. ...Read more

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What happens if an endometrioma ruptures?

What happens if an endometrioma ruptures?

Endometriosis: Endometriomas are a cystic mass full of endometriosis tissue. If it ruptures this spread the endometriosis throughout the pelvis. Although that that sounds bad the reality is it's not as bad as it sounds. Likely a patient with an endometrioma already has endometriosis throughout her pelvis. The treatment would be the same whether it ruptures or not. ...Read more

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What will happen if my gallbladder ruptures?

Very sick: Leakage of bile into peritoneum is quite toxic, peritonitis, shock, sepsis, death.
Even high risk with early operation. ...Read more

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Please answer! What would happen if a dermal cyst ruptures?

Please answer! What would happen if a dermal cyst ruptures?

Dermal cyst: An epidermal inclusion cyst is a common dermal cyst. If it ruptures it may exude a thick, yellowish substance. If the area becomes red, hot, more tender, painful, more swollen, has streaking or you develop fever – have it checked for infection. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happened to you when your cyst ruptured?

See below.: When an ovarian cyst ruptures it can cause severe pain. Usually there is also some internal bleed as well. See your doctor as needed. ...Read more

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Is it bad that water gets into ruptured eardum? What happens then?

Is it bad that water gets into ruptured eardum? What happens then?

Ruptured ear drum: Water can carry infectious bacteria into middle ear as it passes through a ruptured ear drum, and cause an infection that would keep the drum from healing and harm the middle ear structures. Keep your ear dry until the drum is healed. ...Read more

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I have twisted intestines due to lots of surgeries. What happens when the bowels block?

Nausea, vomiting,: Severe abdominal pain, obstipation, and distention are cardinal signs. Intestinal obstruction can progress to strangulation, perforation, peritonitis, and even death. You should see a surgeon for more details. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens if your intestine is removed?

Could you tell me what happens if your intestine is removed?

Usually some left: Usually, only a portion of the intestine is removed when it is necessary. This means that the remaining intestine will compensate. If too much is removed, the patient may develop frequent loose stools and dehydration. Some patients require IV fluids or nutrition into the vein to stay alive. There are certain patients who qualify for intestine transplant which allows them to eat and drink again. ...Read more

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What should happen if liquified food stays in the intestines for such a long time?

All food is: "liquified" in the stomach and small intestines. That's the way DIGESTION occurs!!! The water is reabsorbed in the Large Bowel (Colon) to produce a solid BM!
Differences in motility (movement) and type of food as well as certain disorders of the Large Bowel can alter this pattern! ...Read more

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How long would it take to show symptoms if a foreign object perfotated your intestines? Nothing happened just wondering for nurses discussion

How long would it take to show symptoms if a foreign object perfotated your intestines? Nothing happened just wondering for nurses discussion

Very soon: A perforated bowl is very rapidly going 2 let u know with pain & fever. If u have reason 2 think that this is a possibility, don't wait 2 b cn pcp or er. ...Read more

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What would happen to someone who had to have their entire large intestines removed and most of their small intestines due to a severe case of the toxi?

Depends on Extent: It depends on the extent of the bowel removal. If there is enough of the bowel remaining, then the stomach can be re-attached to the remaining portion of the colon. In other circumstances, an external colostomy bag may be necessary. ...Read more

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What happens if a ganglion cyst ruptures?

What happens if a ganglion cyst ruptures?

It drains: If the ganglion cyst drains into the skin the cyst will disappear for awhile. It may recur. The fluid may reaccumulate afterward. ...Read more

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What could happen if your spleen is ruptured?

What could happen if your spleen is ruptured?

You have internal: Bleeding and you will need to be admitted to the hospital. You blood counts need to be followed and you need to be seen by a general surgeon to address it. ...Read more

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What happens if a bartholin's gland cyst ruptures?

What happens if a bartholin's gland cyst ruptures?

It drains: It should be cultured as it may be infected or sterile and you may need antibiotics, usually if you have a barth cyst, you want it drained before it ruptures, you should go see your gyn or go to the er to be checked. ...Read more

Rupture (Definition)

When a hollow structure like an blood vessel, a cyst, bladder, bowel, etc bursts we ...Read more


Bowel (Definition)

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