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bowel:

see intestineintestine,
muscular hoselike portion of the gastrointestinal tract extending from the lower end of the stomach (pylorus) to the anal opening. In humans this fairly narrow (about 1 in./2.
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bowel

[bau̇l]
(anatomy)
The intestine.

bowel

1. an intestine, esp the large intestine in man
2. innards; entrails
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THE wife of Irfon Williams, who inspired thousands of people with his defiant battle against cancer, is encouraging others to be aware of the signs of the disease for Bowel Cancer Awareness Month.
The aim is to interfere with the conversation between the two organs by telling the brain to repair the faulty bowel.
THE phrase "dying of embarrassment" is rarely as pertinent as when it comes to seeking diagnosis and treatment for embarrassing conditions, and for many the symptoms of bowel cancer are certainly embarrassing enough to prevent them from seeking medical help.
"This time, I saw a different GP who recognised my symptoms and referred me to hospital to be tested for bowel cancer," she says.
The test used to screen for bowel cancer is called a Faecal Occult Blood test and it analyses stool samples for tiny traces of blood.
Multidetector-row computed tomography without the use of contrast media accurately locates bowel perforation and helps avoid exploratory surgery, according to a new study.
Carbon dioxide gas is then pumped in to inflate the bowels and make any polyps stand out.
A link between low back pain and bowel motility disorders was suspected because many symptoms of gastrointestinal disorders result from altered sensory perception in the bowels.
"Our findings suggest nervous pathways involved in relaying pain in the lumbar spine affect the transmission of sensations from the bowels, causing bowel motility disorders" such as diarrhea (the most common), constipation, or bloody stools, reported Sergio A.
Lynn has campaigned tirelessly to increase awareness of bowel cancer and famously managed to get Prince Charles to say 'bottoms and bowels' in a television documentary.
Mrs West, aged 67, said: ''The problem is many people are just too embarrassed to talk about bowel cancer or any problem with their bowels.