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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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Gluten triggers an immune response in the small intestine of a person with celiac disease, according to Mayo Clinic. The inflammation from this immune response can damage the lining of the small intestine and prevent the... More »

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Colon resection, the simple term for colectomy, is a surgical procedure in which all or part of the large intestine is resected. Colectomy treats or prevents conditions that affect the colon, according to Mayo Clinic. More »

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A reverse ileostomy is done to reconnect the small intestine to the other intestine, according to Scott & White Healthcare. Ileostomies are done to ensure the body has a way to rid itself of waste. More »

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Ulcerative colitis is a chronic inflammatory disease of the large intestine, explains the Crohn's and Colitis Association of America. Crohn's disease is a similar condition that causes inflammation in any part of the dig... 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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Inguinal hernia repair is necessary when a loop of the intestine becomes trapped or strangulated; hernias that are painless and able to be pushed back into the abdomen do not require surgical repair unless other problems... More »

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