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  Bowel definition - Medical Dictionary definitions of popular medical terms easily defined on MedTerms
The small bowel and the large bowel are the small intestine and large intestine, respectively.
The word "bowel" originated from the Latin "botulus" meaning "sausage" because the outside of the intestine looked like a sausage to the Romans.
Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Intestinal Problems - Learn more about inflammatory bowel diseases and other intestinal problems.
www.medterms.com /script/main/art.asp?articlekey=2508   (212 words)

  Bowel cancer
Bowel is the general term for the long muscular tube that starts at the bottom of the stomach and ends at the anus.
Bowel (colorectal) cancer is cancer of the colon or rectum, and it arises from the cells that line the bowel.
The small bowel is strikingly free from cancer risk, and almost all bowel cancers arise in the large bowel.
www.netdoctor.co.uk /diseases/facts/bowelcancer.htm   (4051 words)

 Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Because of the loss of fluid and nutrients from diarrhea and chronic inflammation of the bowel, someone with inflammatory bowel disease may also experience fever, fatigue, weight loss, dehydration, and malnutrition.
Inflammatory bowel disease may also cause a delay in puberty or growth problems for some kids and teens with the condition, because it can interfere with a person getting nutrients from the foods he or she eats.
Inflammatory bowel disease can be hard to diagnose because there may be no symptoms, even if the person's bowel has become increasingly damaged for years.
www.kidshealth.org /PageManager.jsp?dn=AkronChildrens&article_set=22980&lic=69&cat_id=137   (1514 words)

  IBS Page - Irritable Bowel Syndrome Web Sites
Study links intestinal bacteria to irritable bowel syndrome found that 78 percent of IBS patients have bacterial overgrowth in the small intestine.
Bowels in an Uproar is an article by Melissa Hendricks that appeared in the April 1997 issue of Johns Hopkins Magazine.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome is from the Student Health Center at the University of Oregon.
www.panix.com /~ibs   (2038 words)

 OBGYN.net Endometriosis Pavilion - Bowel Endometriosis by Dr. Andrew Cook
The location of the bowel will be the primary determining factor of the type of symptoms when the muscle wall of the bowel is involved with endometriosis.
In the rare cases that the endometriosis has completely replaced a section of bowel, the diseased segment of bowel is removed by one of the bowel surgeons of my team and the normal ends of the bowel are reconnected.
In cases were the endometriosis involves the full thickness of the bowel, a surgeon should be available to perform a segmental bowel resection and reanastomosis at the time the patient is undergoing treatment of her endometriosis by her gynecologist.
www.obgyn.net /endo/articles/cook_003.htm   (1051 words)

 BBC NEWS | Health | Medical notes | Bowel Cancer
Bowel cancer may also be called rectal, colorectal or colon cancer.
In November 2002 the government announced the foundation of a national screening programme for bowel cancer, although the most appropriate screening method has yet to be decided.
There is believed to be a genetic link to a small number of bowel cancer cases, as those with a family history are more likely to develop it themselves.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/health/medical_notes/3244345.stm   (669 words)

 Bowel cancer - Better Health Channel.
The bowel is the long ‘tube’ that absorbs water and nutrients from food and processes waste products into faeces.
Bowel cancer usually begins in the lining of the colon or rectum.
A stoma (an opening of the bowel onto the abdomen) is sometimes made during the surgery.
www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au /bhcv2/bhcArticles.nsf/pages/Bowel_cancer?OpenDocument   (470 words)

 NHS Bowel Cancer Screening Programme
Bowel cancer screening aims to detect bowel cancer at an early stage (in people with no symptoms), when treatment is more likely to be effective.
GPs are not directly involved in the delivery of the NHS Bowel Cancer Screening Programme but they will be notified when invitations for bowel cancer screening are being sent out in their area.
Polyps and bowel cancers sometimes bleed, and the faecal occult blood (FOB) test works by detecting tiny amounts of blood which cannot normally be seen in bowel motions.
www.cancerscreening.nhs.uk /bowel/index.html   (1081 words)

 National MS Society | Sourcebook: Bowel Dysfunction
Loss of bowel control in MS may be neurologic in origin or related to constipation, and should be evaluated by a healthcare provider generally a physician or nurse).
Bowel dysfunction can cause a great deal of discomfort and humiliation, and may aggravate other MS symptoms such as spasticity or bladder dysfunction.
Occasionally, it may be necessary to consult a gastroenterologist, a physician specializing in the stomach and bowel.
www.nationalmssociety.org /Sourcebook-Bowel.asp   (330 words)

 Large bowel resection
The large bowel connects the small intestine to the anus. It is also called the large intestine or colon.
A bowel resection may be performed as a traditional "open" procedure or as a mimimally invasive laparoscopic procedure.
The end of the bowel near the small intestine is then passed through the abdominal wall, and stitched in place.
www.healthscout.com /ency/1/002941.html   (270 words)

 Adult Health Advisor 2005.4: Small Bowel Obstruction
A small bowel obstruction is a blockage of the small intestine.
The small bowel may become blocked when it is trapped inside the abdominal cavity in scar tissue or outside the abdominal cavity in a hernia.
A hernia is a weakness in the wall of the abdomen through which the bowel may protrude and become trapped.
www.med.umich.edu /1libr/aha/aha_sbobstru_crs.htm   (625 words)

 Cancer Research UK : Bowel cancer at a glance   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Bowel cancer, also called colorectal cancer, is the third most common cancer in men, and the second most common cancer in women in the UK.
Most bowel cancers take between five and eight years to develop, and often begin as a small growth on the bowel wall called a polyp or adenoma.
A few people are born with a much higher-than-average risk of bowel cancer because they have inherited a faulty gene from one of their parents.
info.cancerresearchuk.org /cancerandresearch/cancers/bowel   (902 words)

 Small bowel cancer : Cancerbackup
The symptoms of small bowel cancer are often vague and difficult to diagnose.
The position of the tumour within the bowel and how much of the bowel is involved will determine how extensive the surgery is. It may be necessary to remove part of the stomach, colon, the gall bladder or the surrounding lymph nodes during the surgery.
Usually the bowel can be joined together again during surgery (an anastomosis), but if for some reason this is not possible, the end of the bowel will be brought out on to the skin of the abdominal wall.
www.cancerbackup.org.uk /Cancertype/Bowelcolonrectum/Smallbowel/Smallbowelcancer   (2214 words)

In a bowel obstruction (intestinal obstruction), a blockage prevents the contents of the intestines from passing normally through the digestive tract.
Outside the intestine, it is possible for an adjacent organ or area of tissue to pinche, compress or twist a segment of bowel.
A complete bowel obstruction often requires surgery to correct or remove the cause of the obstruction (tumor, adhesions, stricture), repair the hernia, or fix the segment of intestine at risk of repeated volvulus.
www.intelihealth.com /IH/ihtIH/WSIHW000/8270/8458/187043.html?d=dmtHealthAZ   (1609 words)

 Bowel retraining
Prior to beginning a bowel training program, you should receive a thorough physical examination to identify the cause of the fecal incontinence and treat any correctable disorders, such as a fecal impaction or infectious diarrhea.
Digital stimulation should be performed every day to stimulate bowel movement, until a pattern of regular bowel movements is established.
Bowel movements may also be stimulated by using a suppository (glycerin or Dulcolax) or a small enema.
www.umm.edu /ency/article/003971.htm   (915 words)

 Bowel training
Bowel training helps to reestablish normal bowel movements in persons who suffer from constipation, diarrhea, incontinence, or irregularity.
Fecal impaction is usually the result of poor bowel habits, a diet with too little liquid and roughage, and inadequate physical activity.
Bowel training reestablishes the bowel's normal reflexes by repeating a routine until it becomes a habit.
www.healthatoz.com /healthatoz/Atoz/ency/bowel_training.jsp   (751 words)

 Bowel Problems Linked to Multiple Sclerosis (MS) -- WebMD
Constipation is characterized by infrequent bowel movements (usually fewer than two bowel movements per week), or by frequent straining to void fecal matter.
Bowel incontinence is the loss of voluntary bowel control.
A person suffering from bowel incontinence may not be able to reach the bathroom fast enough.
www.webmd.com /content/article/57/66138.htm   (684 words)

 Colonic cancer - symptoms, treatment of cancer of the colon
Polyps are formed by an overgrowth of cells from the bowel wall, known as an adenoma.
However, although this is a common symptom of bowel cancer, it's important to realise that most bleeding of this sort is from piles.
Bowel cancer is most common in people aged 60 to 80.
hcd2.bupa.co.uk /fact_sheets/mosby_factsheets/colonic_cancer.html   (1277 words)

 Short Bowel Syndrome - My Child Has - Children's Hospital Boston
Short bowel syndrome (SBS) occurs after congenital (before birth) or post-natal loss of at least half of the small bowel, with or without loss of a portion of the large intenstine.
Removal of the ileum accounts for most of the problems seen in short bowel syndrome because it is responsible for the absorption of fats, bile salts, and B12.
SBS can also be caused by surgical removal due to disease of the ileum, such as volvulus or an infarction (blockage of the blood vessels to the bowel usually caused by a blood clot) Sometimes, a traumatic injury to the small bowel necessitates it's removal.
www.childrenshospital.org /az/Site1581/mainpageS1581P0.html   (925 words)

 Bowel Incontinence
Bowel or fecal incontinence is the loss of voluntary control of stool, or bowel movements.
Bowel incontinence becomes more common with advancing age as the muscles that control bowel movements (anal sphincter muscles) weaken.
In addition, some people with bowel incontinence do not see a doctor because they just don't realize that their problem can be effectively treated.
www.clevelandclinic.org /health/health-info/docs/1800/1806.asp?index=8101   (1217 words)

 Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Intestinal Problems — Complete medical information regarding intestinal complications on ...
If a stricture is narrow enough to hinder the smooth passage of the bowel contents, however, it may cause abdominal pain, cramps, and bloating (distention).
The bowel must increase the strength of its contractions to push the intestinal contents through a narrowing in the bowel.
This pressure sometimes weakens the bowel wall in that area, thereby causing the intestines to become abnormally wide (dilated).
www.medicinenet.com /inflammatory_bowel_disease_intestinal_problems/page4.htm   (917 words)

 Colorectal Cancer (Bowel Cancer) - Patient UK
The small intestine (sometimes called the small bowel) is several metres long and is where food is digested and absorbed.
A bowel polyp (adenoma) is a small growth that sometimes forms on the inside lining of the colon or rectum.
Bowel Cancer UK, formerly known as Colon Cancer Concern is dedicated to raising awareness, improving the quality of life of those affected and ultimately, reducing deaths from bowel cancer.
www.patient.co.uk /showdoc/27000573   (3401 words)

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