Epiploic appendagitis occurs when small protrusions swell on the outside of the large intestine, according to iTriage. These appendages start small, but then they grow larger and become painful when they twist or lose th... More »

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Ileostomy and colostomy are indicated when the patient has suffered an injury that affects the functioning of the small or large intestine, according to MedlinePlus. The two procedures are also performed when a patient i... More »

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According to WebMD, a hernia above the belly button means that fat, fluid or the patient's intestine has pushed through a weak spot in the belly. This condition is referred to as an umbilical hernia. More »

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According to MedicineNet, group B strep is a bacteria found in the small and large intestine, the rectum and the vagina of up to 45 percent of healthy women. The bacteria usually does not cause any infection, and many pe... More »

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An abdominal hernia is a piece of the intestine or other organ protruding through an opening in the abdominal wall, as described by the Journal of the American Medical Association. Hernias occur where the abdominal wall ... More »

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Colitis is an inflammation of the inner lining of the large intestine, says MedicineNet. One symptom is intermittent cramps in the lower abdomen that can lead to watery diarrhea. The pain worsens just before the episode ... More »

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A diverting colostomy is a medical procedure in which one end of the large intestine is diverted through an incision made in the abdominal wall. Healthline explains that the incision creates an opening in the skin called... More »