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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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ONE in five bowel cancer patients ignore symptoms until their condition is lifethreatening and they need emergency treatment.
Diverticulitis also may result in large abscesses (infected areas of pus), bowel blockage, or breaks and leaks through the bowel wall.
Researchers delving into the chemistry of the bowel have discovered a specific chemical link between the nervous system and the immune system.
He urged people to lose their shyness in discussing these taboo subjects in a bid to reduce deaths from bowel cancer.
More common symptoms are abdominal cramps, straining to move the bowels, and bloody diarrhea.
The aim is to interfere with the conversation between the two organs by telling the brain to repair the faulty bowel.
By the time I was diagnosed in July 2010 I was emptying my bowels five times a day.
This time, I saw a different GP who recognised my symptoms and referred me to hospital to be tested for bowel cancer," she says.
Early detection of the disease is essential and symptoms to look out for include blood in stools, a lump in the stomach, diarrhoea or constipation lasting for two weeks or more, the feeling of still having to go to the toilet even after having emptied the bowels, pain or discomfort in the stomach area, loss of weight, and fatigue.
In the new study, researchers looked at 85 patients with perforated bowels who had surgery within 12 hours after undergoing MDCT.