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What does it mean to have a twisted bowel? Does it mean that your intestines are literally twisted?
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Dr. Ronald Kline
Surgery - Colorectal
3 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Usually this is a developmental defect in whcih the intestine are not properly attached to the abdominal wall.
The intestine can actually twist on itself and become blocked. If prolonged it can lead to loss of blood supply and death of that section of intestine.

In brief: Yes
Usually this is a developmental defect in whcih the intestine are not properly attached to the abdominal wall.
The intestine can actually twist on itself and become blocked. If prolonged it can lead to loss of blood supply and death of that section of intestine.
Dr. Ronald Kline
Dr. Ronald Kline
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Dr. Michael Schwartz
Surgery - Vascular
1 doctor agrees
In brief: It may
A "twisted bowel" also known as a volvulus can actually mean a twist in the intestine itself, but most concerning can be a "kinking off" of the blood supply to the intestine.

In brief: It may
A "twisted bowel" also known as a volvulus can actually mean a twist in the intestine itself, but most concerning can be a "kinking off" of the blood supply to the intestine.
Dr. Michael Schwartz
Dr. Michael Schwartz
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