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small bowel cancer question

A: About the small bowelTypes of small bowel cancerRisks and causes of small bowel cancerSymptoms of small bowel cancerDiagnosing small bowel cancerTreating small bowel cancer About the small bowel The small bowel makes up most of the digestive tract. It is actually about 6 metres long, but it is folded up so that it fits inside the abdomen. It has 3 sections, which are the Duodenum (dew–oh–dean–um)...
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What Is a small bowel Resection?

A: A small bowel resection is a surgical procedure in which at least one portion of the small bowel, or small intestine, is removed. The small intestine is made up of three segments: the ileum, the duodenum and the jejunum. In a small bowel resection, one or all of these segments might be removed. This surgical procedure is carried out as a treatment for chronic bowel diseases and certain types of cancer. Diseases such as Crohn’s disease and ulceration of the small bowel can cause such serious damage to the segments of...


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What Is a small bowel Follow-Through?

A: A small bowel follow-through is a diagnostic procedure in which medical professionals take x-rays of a patient`s small bowel, or small intestine. This is usually done to determine the cause of certain gastrointestinal problems. A patient is typically advised not to eat or drink before this procedure, and he is usually given a contrasting agent to drink right before hand. X-rays are then taken of the small intestine at timed intervals as the barium passes through the small bowel. This test can take up to several hours to complete, depending on how fast the barium travels through the

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What Is a small bowel Transplant?

A: A small bowel transplant is a surgical procedure in which the small intestine is removed and then replaced with the small intestine from an organ donor. This type of procedure becomes necessary when the small intestine no longer absorbs nutrients from the body or is not able to help pass food particles through the digestive tract. This type of intestinal failure may occur as the result of a birth defect, natural disease processes, or physical trauma. Recovery from a small bowel transplant may be lengthy, and the patient will require frequent medical monitoring and medications for the remainder of his or her life. A...


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How Is small bowel Cancer Treated?

A: With chemotherapy and sometimes radiation. It all depends on the stage of the cancer when it is diagnosed how aggressive the treatment will be and for how long you have to have the treatment. Treatment for small bowel and colon cancer are very similar as both are considered intestine types of cancer. The treatment depends on how advanced the cancer is. If the cancer is limited to involving only the small bowel, then the first step in treatment will be surgery to remove the cancer. After that chemotherapy, radiation, or both might be required. Well you have to get surgery for it. But the first step is detox. Try to detoxify your body and see what happens. It is treated by surgery or...


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How Is small bowel Cancer Treated?

A: With chemotherapy and sometimes radiation. It all depends on the stage of the cancer when it is diagnosed how aggressive the treatment will be and for how long you have to have the treatment. Treatment for small bowel and colon cancer are very similar as both are considered intestine types of cancer. The treatment depends on how advanced the cancer is. If the cancer is limited to involving only the small bowel, then the first step in treatment will be surgery to remove the cancer. After that chemotherapy, radiation, or both might be required. Well you have to get surgery for it. But the first step is detox. Try to detoxify your body and see what happens. It is treated by surgery or...


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I have had my small bowel remved and now have constant diarrhea

A: Many people cannot tolerate the removal of small bowel and show symptoms like diarrhea, poor absorption of nutrients and weight loss. Chronic diarrhea and weight loss can cause multivitamin deficiencies in the body which is important to control. Follow these home remedies and dietary modifications to ease diarrhea - Have a diet which is low in fat, both visible fat and invisible fat. Avoid fatty, oily and fried foods completely along with bakery foods like muffins, cakes, pastries and cookies. Add 2 tsp arrowroot powder in a cup of water, boil it and drink every 2-3 hours for severe bouts of diarrhea. Avoid milk, as it can worsen the situation. Choose milk in cooked form or in the form of yoghurt or yoghurt till diarrhea is under...
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Abscess in the small bowel and Crohn''s disease

A: Hi and welcome to the forum! I am glad that I can help you. You want to know the cause of the symptoms that you experience. Crohn''s diseases is a disease that affects the alimentary canal and may appear in each of its segments. It is characterized by inflammation, ulcers and strictures. As the disease develops, abscesses are formed in the alimentary canal, from which the pus can be discharged into the intestines or through the skin, causing formation of fistulas. Given the data that you described, you are experiencing an abscess in the small bowel. You may need to take antibiotics to prevent dissemination of the infection, which may cause additional sepsis. You may also consider taking medication for treatment of Crohn''s disease (in...


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Multiple loose stools after small bowel series - is this normal?

A: Thanks for writing, Id.   Yes; it is common to have loose stools after a SBFT (small bowel follow through), especially if you are already having small bowel ''issues.'' People who are already inflamed may find the contrast material--or any substance, even food--irritating, and excessively stimulating to the bowels.   About your lab tests: the MCH (mean corpuscular hemoglobin) value is the amount of hemoglobin in an average red blood cell. A high MCH suggests a type of anemia known as macrocytic anemia; lack of folic acid and/or vitamin B12 is often a cause of this type of anemia.   The vitamin deficiencies (vitamins B12 and D) and the...
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small bowel wall thickening

A: Hi Shaun! Welcome to the forum. A capsule endoscopy is a camera that you swallow. There is really no other way to visualize the small bowel. You should talk to your DR about the risks of this procedure. I''ve heard that some people first swallow a dissolving capsule to make sure that there''s enough room in your bowel to pass the camera. If the capsule passes, then the camera will, too. If the capsule doesn''t pass, then you cannot swallow the camera without being at risk for surgery to remove it. I would love to swallow the camera to answer my own questions about the state of my small bowel, but no one''s suggested it to me! There are some on this forum who have...


 
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