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How exactly does food move through the digestive tract?

How exactly does food move through the digestive tract?

From top to bottom: Fodd is chewed (hopefully) in the mouth, and swallowed by coordinated muscular contractions in the mouth and throat, entering the esophagus, where the same muscular contractions push it down to the stomach. Churning action and enzymes, acid break the food chunks into smaller particles that are pushed, again by muscles of the GI tract, through the small intestine, eventually to reach the colon. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean in a person with liver cancer when the pain pills pass through them whole?

What exactly does it mean in a person with liver cancer when the pain pills pass through them whole?

Pills: Some types of medications, especially some narcotics, are a formation that allows for slowr release over a longer time period. Some of the pills will leave the body looking like a full tablet, but the medication has already released itself from small cavities within the structure of the tablet. Never try to crush or break up these types of tablets. ...Read more

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How does the food we eat turn into feces? And what causes feces to stink?

How does the food we eat turn into feces? And what causes feces to stink?

You're kidding right: You digest your food by adding enzymes that break it into absorbable parts. The fecal mater is created when the indigestible debris is mixed with bile from the liver and worn out enzymes. The stink comes from intestinal germ action that produces volatile gases as they digest things we cannot. ...Read more

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How long does it take for food to pass through the digestive system?

How long does it take for food to pass through the digestive system?

In a normal person: without any prior surgeries or GI diseases, about 60 90 minutes from the mouth thru the small intestine to reach the colon and then another 24-36 hours thru the colon or large intestine to the anus. Of course food that cause diarrhea or constipation can change this in either direction ...Read more

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How does sperm develop and pass through the male's body?

How does sperm develop and pass through the male's body?

Sperm: Sperm are produced in the testicle, and then travel through small ducts and tubules in the epididymis (typically takes 2-3 months), into the vas deferens, which deposits the sperm into the urethra via the ejaculatory duct. ...Read more

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Do slow releasing medicines like Nexium stay in stomach undigested untill fully absorbed by body and do not pass down along with food or what?

Do slow releasing medicines like Nexium stay in stomach undigested untill fully absorbed by body and do not pass down along with food or what?

If an orally admin-: interred drug harms the stomach lining or decomposes in the acidic environment of the stomach, an enteric coating can be applied to the drug to prevent it from dissolving until it reaches the small intestine. Other techniques are used that allow the active ingredient of a drug like Nexium to be released slowly or in small amounts over time, usually 12+ hours, mostly in the small intestine. ...Read more

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What happens if bowel prep does not eliminate enough stool content and u feel constipated. How can this affect colonoscopy procedure ?

What happens if bowel prep does not eliminate enough stool content and u feel constipated. How can this affect colonoscopy procedure ?

You will be...: ...invited back for a re-look after a better prep. To avoid this, take only clear liquids the entire day before your test, and follow all instructions provided by your provider regarding the timing and completion of your prep solution (yes, drink the WHOLE thing please). ...Read more

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Could you please describe how the stomach digests food without (ordinarily) digesting itself?

Could you please describe how the stomach digests food without (ordinarily) digesting itself?

Protective lining: The stomach lining contains cells known as Foveolar cells, which produce mucous which lines the inside of the stomach and protects it against the enzymes/acid - which digest food - that can otherwise damage the stomach. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you pass gas and blood comes out?

What does it mean when you pass gas and blood comes out?

See a Doctor...: Rectal bleeding is a sign of potentially a serious problem such as colon and rectal cancer. See your doctor. The source of bleeding needs to be diagnosed and treated. ...Read more

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How do I know that e.Histolatyca reached the bloodstream or the liver? How long does it take for it to travel from the large intestine to other organs

How do I know that e.Histolatyca reached the bloodstream or the liver? How long does it take for it to travel from the large intestine to other organs

Variable: Most infected people, about 90%, are asymptomatic. In ~10% of invasive cases the amoebae enter the bloodstream and may travel to liver, causing an abscess, and other organs in the body. This can occur as early as 2-4 weeks after infected or months to years later. Symptoms can include fever, nausea, vomiting, and pain in the rt upper abdominal pain. Dx is by blood tests, ct scan, and needle biopsy. ...Read more

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If you don't pass out during hypovolemic shock, does that mean the brain does not sustain damage?

If you don't pass out during hypovolemic shock, does that mean the brain does not sustain damage?

Shock: This is a complex question, shock has a specific definition, and injury to organs is based on degree of hypo-perfusion, duration, and response to the shock. Age of the patient, medical history, other disease all affect the sequelae of shock. If the patients is awake and doing well, suggest that the brain is being perfused and should have sustained long term damage. Best of luck ...Read more

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Is it possible to pass out from not eating enough food?

Is it possible to pass out from not eating enough food?

Yes: Not taking enough food, especially if you are not taking in enough water can make you pass out. ...Read more

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Things that are of a foreign nature into the blood system or other bodily fluids; does everything no matter what it is get recorded into the DNA/RNA?

Things that are of a foreign nature into the blood system or other bodily fluids; does everything no matter what it is get recorded into the DNA/RNA?

Not necessarily.: In fairness this question is a bit vague but I think you want to know if the body will remember being exposed to a foreign substance, like donor blood or a virus. Donor blood should not be a concern as it is matched to your body biochemically. Viral DNA can be integrated into the host genome, but not always. The body remembers exposure in the form of antibody proteins which are made by your DNA. ...Read more

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Watermelon seeds go through my GI system without apparent change. I see them at the end... Does it mean something is not working? I also have ulcers

Watermelon seeds go through my GI system without apparent change. I see them at the end...
Does it mean something is not working?
I also have ulcers

Neither: Having an intact seed or seeds pass through from mouth to anus neither means good or bad, right or wrong. Many types of seeds are designed to pass through and get pooped out. That's how nature spreads seeds from one plant farther away from itself, because plants can't walk around. Plants depend on animals to eat the fruit and drop seeds or poop seeds somewhere else, maybe spreading a new seedling. ...Read more

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I understand that drinking blood can be seriously unhealthy, but is the human digestive system capable of digesting blood?

I understand that drinking blood can be seriously unhealthy, but is the human digestive system capable of digesting blood?

Yes it can..: Blood composes of red + white cells, platelets, and proteins/minerals. The cells are basically proteins/lipids + some fluid/minerals, and the red cells contain heme/iron giving it the red appearance. Red/raw meats contain blood and your gut can digest it fine. Carnivores consume meats/blood and digest it fine as well. I not sure if this is the answer you are looking for. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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If someone that works at a fast food place has hepatitis and thier bodily fluids (saliva) come into contact with your food can you contract anything?

If someone that works at a fast food place has hepatitis and thier bodily fluids (saliva) come into contact with your food can you contract anything?

Not a problem: Hepatitis a is spread through feces. The other types of hepatitis are spread through blood to blood contact. Saliva can certainly spread other diseases and shouldn't be coming in contact with food that people are preparing or serving. ...Read more

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