The colon or large intestine is approximately 5 feet long and 3 inches in diameter. The small intestine is 20 feet long and 1 inch in diameter. The large intestine is responsible for absorbing water from wastes and creat... More »

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The colon, or large intestine, is about 5 feet long in humans. The large intestine is the last segment of the digestive system, which is 30 feet in total length. More »

The normal human colon is about 5 feet long. Its main purpose is to hold and dry out waste material produced by digestion. The gut flora in the colon break down materials that remain unabsorbed. More »

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The hepatic flexure is the point of the colon where the liver touches the large intestine in the upper right abdomen, according to Three Rivers Endoscopy Center in Pennsylvania. The hepatic flexure marks where the colon ... More »

The colon, also referred to as the large intestine, removes excess nutrients to form stools and transports this product to the rectum. This organ is part of the digestive system and is essential in the removal of waste. More »

The colon, or large intestine, is about 5 feet long in humans. The large intestine is the last segment of the digestive system, which is 30 feet in total length. More »

According to Healthline, a perforated colon can be caused by conditions that include diverticulitis, Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis, as well as injuries, such as blunt force traumas and puncture wounds. Other caus... More »