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  1. Tapeworms in Humans

    Learn more from WebMd about the causes, symptoms, and treatments of tapeworms.

  2. Topic Overview

    Doctors have several options for treating a bowel obstruction caused by twisting of the intestine. The choice of procedure depends on the location of the obstruction. If the obstruction is caused by a twisting of the sigmoid area of the large intestine,a doctor may try to straighten out the twisting segment with lighted instruments (such as a proctoscope or sigmoidoscope). But surgery is ...

  3. Bowel Obstruction - Topic Overview

    What is a bowel obstruction? A bowel obstruction happens when either your small or large intestine is partly or completely blocked. The blockage prevents food,fluids,and gas from moving through the intestines in the normal way. The blockage may cause severe pain that comes and goes. This topic covers a blockage caused by tumors,scar tissue,or twisting or narrowing of the intestines. It ...

  4. Bowel Obstruction - Health Tools

    Health Tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health. Actionsets are designed to help people take an active role in managing a health condition. Bowel Disease: Caring for Your Ostomy ...

  5. Bowel Obstruction: Stent Treatment - Topic Overview

    In some cases of bowel obstruction,a doctor places expandable metal tubes called stents in the large intestine. Stents hold the intestine open to allow its contents to move forward,which helps restore bowel function and improve symptoms. Stents may be used to: Help you gain strength before surgery. Help prevent emergency surgery. Making large-intestine surgery less urgent may help avoid ...

  6. Bowel Obstruction - Frequently Asked Questions

    Learning about a bowel obstruction: What is an incarcerated hernia? Are there conditions with similar symptoms? What is ileus? Getting treatment: What is the treatment for a bowel obstruction caused by twisting of the intestine? What is the treatment for a bowel obstruction caused by inoperable cancer? Ongoing concerns: What do I need to know about living with an ostomy? ...

  7. Hiatal Hernia Diet Tips

    Making a few lifestyle adjustments may ease hiatal hernia symptoms.

  8. Esophagus Tests

    Esophagus tests measure muscle pressure and movement, coordination, and strength of the esophagus, a tube which connects the throat to the stomach.

  9. Barium Enema

    A barium enema, or lower gastrointestinal (GI) examination, is an X-ray examination of the large intestine (colon and rectum). The test is used to help diagnose diseases and other problems that affect the large intestine.

  10. Liver Transplantation

    Learn more from WebMD about liver transplantation, including when it may be needed, how candidates are selected, and what to expect from the procedure.

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