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The intestines, also known as the bowels, are divided into the large and small intestines. They extend from the stomach to the anus.

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Q. I recently had my surgery for bowel obstruction? I recently had my surgery for bowel obstruction? None of the diet was restricted for me by doctor but should I go for any special diet.

A. I had surgery in 08/08 during having a c-section and hernia repair, and I'm having diarrhea all the time. I don't know what to eat nor what medicines to take. Only Immodium AD helps temporary. If I have an appointment, I don't eat breakfast or lunch. I come home and eat dinner. About 30 minutes after eating, I'm in the bathroom. Can someone help me please? I have to return back to work next month, and I don't want to be in the bathroom more than I am at my desk.

Q. Can Alcoholism makes you vulnerable to intestine infections? A friend of mine is a heavy drinker, he had something like 5 infections in the past year. Is it connected?

A. yes

Q. What is the connection between bowel disease and arthritis? My son suffers from ulcerative colitis, and the doctor said that his recent joint pain can be as a result of the colitis. Why is that?

A. Although ulcerative colitis happens mainly in the colon, it is a systemic disease, and patients may present with symptoms and complications outside the colon. These include musculoskeletal complications such as arthritis (for instance- ankylosing spondylitis). The exact mechanism of this injury is unknown.

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References in classic literature ?
This rabbit dead, the Abbe Adelmonte has its entrails taken out by his cook and thrown on the dunghill; on this dunghill is a hen, who, pecking these intestines, is in her turn taken ill, and dies next day.
small intestine of the sacrificial victim for purposes of divination
I upon my Frontieres here Keep residence; if all I can will serve, That little which is left so to defend Encroacht on still through our intestine broiles Weakning the Scepter of old Night: first Hell Your dungeon stretching far and wide beneath; Now lately Heaven and Earth, another World Hung ore my Realm, link'd in a golden Chain To that side Heav'n from whence your Legions fell: If that way be your walk, you have not farr; So much the neerer danger; goe and speed; Havock and spoil and ruin are my gain.
The team then selected cells from these organoids and placed them inside the Intestine-Chips, which are about the size of AA batteries and re-create the natural microenvironment of the human intestine, including the intestinal epithelium--the layer of cells that forms the lining of both the small and large intestines.
RAWALPINDI -- The Punjab Food Authority (PFA) on Wednesday unearthed a unit preparing ghee with intestines of animals in Attock.
Morphologically complex folds were formed on surfaces of anterior and middle intestines where many secretory cells were present.
2009) showed that the morphology of the intestinal villi and the epithelial cells is closely related to the function and the development level of intestines.
Intestines are derived from foregut, midgut and hindgut.
Until year 2005 the importance of abdominal ultrasound for early diagnosis of NEC was gradually recognized by more and more researchers after the publication of feasibility study report (FSR) on evaluating infantile patients' intestines by adopting color Doppler ultrasound (CDUS) and the summary report by Kim et al.
The ileocecal valve is the gatekeeper between the small and large intestines.
Transplanted into rodents, tiny balls of tissue balloon into thumbnail-sized nuggets that look and act like real human intestines, researchers report October 19 in Nature Medicine.
CLOSTRIDIUM difficile is a bacterium found in human intestines.