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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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Clostridium difficile, or C. diff, is infectious bacteria that destroys cells in the lining of the intestine and produces debris and sections of inflammatory cells, known as plaques, according to Mayo Clinic. Some health... 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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Most gallstones do not cause symptoms unless they get caught in the ducts that connect the liver and small intestine, according to WebMD. When this occurs, patients may experience symptoms like abdominal pain, fever, nau... More »

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