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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 small intestine's job is to absorb about 90 percent of the nutrients we consume, according to InnerBody. The small intestine is about an inch wide and approximately 10 feet long and is folded along itself in the abdo... 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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Barrett’s esophagus is diagnosed with an endoscopy, explains Mayo Clinic. This procedure involves the insertion of a tube with a camera into the throat of the patient. The camera passes through the esophagus, and the doc... More »

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Human intestinal parasites are diagnosed through a number of ways including a stool sample, endoscopy or colonoscopy, blood tests and imaging tests such as an MRI, states the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. T... More »

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