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An upper gastrointestinal series and an upper endoscopy are two common tests used to diagnose problems in the small intestines, reports WebMD. An upper gastrointestinal series examines the upper and middle sections of th... More »

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According to MedlinePlus, people are capable of living without their small intestines, although difficulties with digestion can occur after the removal. A surgery known as a small bowel or small intestine resection invol... More »

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The primary function of the small intestine is digestion and nutrient absorption. Approximately 90 percent of food digestion and absorption occurs in the small intestine, while the rest takes place in the large intestine... More »

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A bowel obstruction occurs when the large or small intestine is fully or partially blocked in a way that prevents food, fluid, or gas from passing normally though the intestines, says WebMD. Mechanical obstructions, incl... More »

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Partial removal of the colon, or a resection, allows the unhealthy portion of the colon or rectum causing problems to be removed while leaving the remainder of the intestines intact, according to WebMD. The procedure can... More »

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Nausea occurs due to problems in parts of the body such as the brain, spinal fluid, abdominal and pelvic organs, and balance centers in the inner ear, reports Drugs.com. Other causes include overeating, gallbladder disea... More »

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A gastroenterologist surgeon performs endoscopic procedures such as a colonoscopy, a sigmoidoscopy and an endoscopy, according to the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. A gastroenterologist can also perform... More »

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