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What Is Bowel Loops
NEED YOU ASK?: Really? You are asking the internet what to do? See a DR.Transverse colon. Not a useful question. SEE A DR. ...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
Folds of the bowels: Your body has about 20 feet of small intestine (small bowel) and 5 feet of large intestine (large bowel). The intestines are folded and form loops to fit into the abdomen. Large bowel loop refers to the folds of the large intestine and small bowel loops refers to the folds of small intestine. This reference is usually made during xray or CT imaging done. ...Read more
Bowel loop appears:
Non specific — meaning it does not suggest 1 disease over another. Typically, sometimes bowel loop appearance suggests obstruction, or perhaps ileus.
In this case, the bowel loop appearance does not suggest a particular disease. This result needs to be placed into context with your symptoms and other medical problems. Please talk about this with your doctor. ...Read more
Obstruction : That radiologic finding is usually a result of a bowel obstruction, but can also be seen sometimes in severe diarrhea. When the bowel is blocked the secretions from your intestines and stomach cannot pass into the colon where the liquid is reabsorbed. This cause the fluid to fill the bowel and stretch it. ...Read more
In my ultrasound it has been observed that PROMINENT BOWEL LOOPS SEEN IN BILATERAL FLANKS. What does it mean?
If I had a small bowel obstruction with a closed loop and herniation in to the omentum, what is the likelyhood it could happen again?
Hepaticojejunostomy: Hepaticojejunostomy is a procedure to drain bile from the liver into the intestines when the normal drainage (common bile duct) has to be removed or is blocked. The "roux-en-y loop" is the segment of bowel that is actually surgically connected to the bile duct. Prognosis depends on the disease process requiring the procedure. ...Read more
What does it mean on CT to have:
"very little fat separating the loops of bowel." Just out of curiosity.?
My MRI states that I have multiple bowel loops. My father was once very ill from an obstructed bowel, is this the same thing?
Is a clearly defined black loop in the mid-left bowel on abdominal X-ray significant if a previous X-ray five days earlier did not show the loop?
What is a "prominent air-filled bowel loop"? I had an ultrasound done on my abdomen and these were my results. It's located in the left upper quadrant.
Likely normal thing:
Ultrasound waves run very well through fluid and solid parts of the body and very poorly through air and bones.
The comment that you have posted likely indicates that pictures taken with the Ultrasound was not as good as you would expect due to prominent air filled bowel loop. ...Read more
45yr lady having pain at lt lumber region wid diarhea, u/s show swollen bowel loops, faty infiltration in normal size liver, cause n treatment of pain?
Vom &diarrhoea 5/6 weeks. Rif pain, spasms, u/s shows mesenteric adenitis, distended bowel loops moderate fluid in rif. Is this anything more than m/a?
Not normal: It is not normal for anybody at any age to be sick for 5-6weeks. Ultrasound showing something. The patient needs an immediate intervention, that will start with IV fluid, keeping her stomach at rest, stop the vomiting, analyze the stool to find the reason for the diarrhea, work up the patient to find explanation for the ultrasound finding.mesenteric adenitis is a reaction to some infection where? ...Read more
Interpret CT: mild thickening of distal sigmoid & rectal wall w/o adjacent fatty stranding. Loops of mild distended sm bowel w/o clear transition zone?
Diverticulosis: And possibly prior episode of diverticulitis could present this way. So too does infected segment or inflammation. The mild dilated small bowel in the current context is not as much of concern as the condition of the colon. Best discuss these findings with your doctor to put them into a good clinical picture. Good luck ...Read more
My CT Scan shows I have mildly prominent air-filled loops in my small bowel. What does that mean?
It may or may not: Mean anything. What symptoms are you having? Why was the CT ordered? There is wide variability in the normal appearance of the small bowel with respect to diameter, air, and fluid. "Mildly prominent" is a description that is very non-specific and doesn't mean much. For example, it could be normal, or it could be early bowel obstruction. Clinical context is the key, so talk to your doc about it ...Read more
Sir, my dad prostate size is increased to 42*34*35 and bowel loops are dilated also multiple gaseous shadows are seen in x-ray of abdomen a.p. view an?
Context please: Test results are most useful when viewed in the context of why they were ordered. What are his symptom and underlying disorders please? ...Read more
Ultrasound said I had a loop bowel but CT scan didn't show it up, I'm in content pain please help?
Yesterday I ate fruit loops for breakfast and I had green peas with my dinner. Today I had a bowel movement and it was part brown and part green.
Stool color: Stool color can vary for many reasons, including particular foods eaten, disease states, and medications. A change in stool color in the course of one stool is not unusual, and would only be concerning if you saw red or solid black stool. These could be signs of internal bleeding. If you're not sure, see your doctor to check. Good luck. ...Read more
Ct scan abd-abd w/o contrast states: oral contrast in small + large bowel loops,and I never had contrast in my life (no IV or oral), what else can it?
Does fluid and stool filled loops in small bowel w abnormal gas pattern w no inflammation or obstruction a sign of ileus?
Possibly: Ileus refers to disruption in normal propulsive activity of the GI tract. The bowel dilates with gas and stool and there is no evidence of bowel sounds when auscultating the abdomen. Present usage restricts the term to disruptions caused by the failure of peristalsis, rather than by mechanical obstruction usually induced by a parasympathetic response due to surgery, infection or medications ...Read more
Ctscan : ovoid water attenuation struture in luq located between small bowel loops and the splenic flexure. Any ideas? Worried, I see GI in 1 week
Plz See Surgeon: This sounds like a cyst within the mesentery of the intestine, yet, this is but one small piece of the puzzle: what size is it, is it causing compression of any adjacent organs, is it causing symptoms, etc. In general, we have 3 options: leave it alone, remove it, or stick a needle in it. This decision is best made with a surgeon rather than a GI doctor. ...Read more
Ultrasound results just have loop bowel no herina no fluid but CT scan didn't pick anything up my dr said it was a shadow and they got it wrong,?
How long does bacterial ileitis last? Vom&dia9 wks. Thickening of term ilieum. Mes adenitis&distended bowel loops on u/s. All blood/stool tests normal
Not that long: Bacterial or viral??? If bacterial — the antibiotics would help- but that rare. Viral happens more often in kids and very painful, but would expect to get better in 7-10 days. See your doctor. ...Read more
Mix echogenic area cnt pt of bowel loop n omentum noted in rt inguino scrotal region. No abnormally is seen.no lymphadenopathy seen.what's your advice.
MRI post liver resect w/abd incision swelling/pain showed 5.6cm anterior abd wall hernia w/protrusion of small bowel loops/mesenteric fat. Is surg req?
Liver enlarged in size. Parenchyma shows increased Echogenicity this results any trouble for liver?
2. Inflammed bowel loop with thickened walls seen in lower abdomen Suggestive of?coltitis
CT SCAN ABD/PELVIS W/O CONTRAST:WHAT IT MEANS?BOWEL:ORAL CONTRAST IDENTIFIED IN SMALL AND LARGE BOWEL LOOPS. No intestinal abnormality, air or fluid.
CT interpretation: Are u sure you have not had any other contrast imaging study within a few days before this CT you mentioned? If not then the CT you had must have been with contrast. Never the less, it sound like you have had a normal result with contrast appropriately moving through the small bowel and colon. Good luck I hope you feel better ...Read more