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What causes twisty intestins?

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Dr. Arthur Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: Mother Nature

Probably genetics involved, don't know that diet is causative.
Some people have long, loopy, twisty intestines; not a value judgement, just an observation, like big ears, etc. Very loopy, long twisty colon can sometimes lead to difficulties like volvulus (flips over on itself, causing partial or complete obstruction).

In brief: Mother Nature

Probably genetics involved, don't know that diet is causative.
Some people have long, loopy, twisty intestines; not a value judgement, just an observation, like big ears, etc. Very loopy, long twisty colon can sometimes lead to difficulties like volvulus (flips over on itself, causing partial or complete obstruction).
Dr. Arthur Heller
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Dr. Jan Rakinic
Surgery - Colorectal

In brief: Scar tissue can

The term "twisty intestines" could mean several things.
Adhesions (scar tissue in the abdomen) can cause bowel blockage. The colon can be long and loopy, and twist on itself (called volvulus) which produces colon blockage. Some people have abnormal intestinal rotation during in utero development, called malrotation, which can cause bowel blockage.

In brief: Scar tissue can

The term "twisty intestines" could mean several things.
Adhesions (scar tissue in the abdomen) can cause bowel blockage. The colon can be long and loopy, and twist on itself (called volvulus) which produces colon blockage. Some people have abnormal intestinal rotation during in utero development, called malrotation, which can cause bowel blockage.
Dr. Jan Rakinic
Dr. Jan Rakinic
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