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Large Intestine Infection

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Last Updated: 18 January 2022

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Colon, Or Large Intestine, Is Hollow, Muscular Tube That Processes Waste Products Of Digestion From Small Intestine, Removes Water, And Ultimately Eliminates Remnants Such As Feces Through Anus. Colon is located within peritoneum, sac that contains intestine, located in abdominal cavity. Colon is surrounded by many of tissue. Innermost Layer Of Colon Is Mucosa That Comes Into Contact With Waste Products Of Digestion. Mucosa absorbs water and electrolytes back into blood vessels that are located just below surface of submucosa. This is surrounded by circular layer of muscles and then another outer layer of longitudinal muscles that run along length of colon. Muscles work together to rhythmically squeeze liquid waste from cecum through entire length of colon. Water is gradually remove, turning waste into formed stool, so that it is excreted out of anus in solid form. Colon frames organs within peritoneum, and its segments are named based on their location. Colon usually begins in right lower quadrant of abdomen, where terminal ileum, last part of small intestine, attaches to cecum, first segment of colon. Appendix Is Attached To Cecum. Ascending colon begins at cecum and arises from right lower abdomen to right upper abdomen near liver. Colon Then Makes Sharp Left Turn Called Hepatic Flexure, And Is Referred To As Transverse Colon, As It Makes Its Way To Left Upper Quadrant Of Abdomen Near Spleen. There is sharp downward turn called splenic flexure, and it is referred to as descending colon as it runs from left upper quadrant to left lower quadrant of abdomen. When it descends into pelvis, it is referred to as sigmoid colon. Last Several Centimeters Of Colon Are Referred To As Rectum. Anus is final portion of colon. Many bacteria reside in colon;ss they live in harmony with body and cause no symptoms. However, some infections can result if virus, bacteria, or parasites invade and / or large intestine. Campylobacter, Shigella, E. Yersinia, Salmonella. These infections usually because patients have eaten contaminated food. Symptoms can include diarrhea with or without blood, abdominal and dehydration from water loss because of numerous watery, bowel movements. Other organs can be affected by infection or toxins that bacteria can produce. Clostridium difficile, commonly referred to as C. Diff, is bacterial cause of colitis that often occurs after person has been prescribed antibiotics or has been hospitalize. C. Diff is found in colons of healthy people and coexists with other normal bacteria. But when antibiotics are susceptible bacteria in colon can be destroy, allowing clostridia to grow unchecked, causing colitis.

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Overview

Most people do not need to see doctor if they have symptoms of gastrointestinal infection. However, NIDDK recommends seeing doctor right away if person experiences any of following symptoms: severe pain in abdomen, high fever, diarrhea that lasts longer than 2 days, black or tarry stools, six or more loose stools per day, frequent vomiting changes in mental state. Adults should also see doctor for gastrointestinal infection if they cannot keep down liquid or show signs of dehydration, including: extreme thirst dark, infrequent urine sink cheeks and eyes, dry mouth skin that does not flatten back after pinching lightheadedness Some individuals should always consult doctor about gastrointestinal infections because they are at higher risk of complications. These include: pregnant women, people with immune systems, older adults, infants and young children.

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Symptoms

Abdominal pain, Nausea, vomiting, Diarrhea, bloody stool Weight Loss or weight gain associated complaints or diseases, often autoimmune disorders. In Crohns disease, inflammation causes cells in affected areas of your intestine to secrete amounts of water and salt. Because colon can't absorb this excess fluid, you develop Diarrhea. Altered intestinal contractions also contribute loose stools. Diarrhea can range mild to severe. Diarrhea can also be symptom of ulcerative colitis. However, patients ulcerative colitis tend to experience bloody diarrhea and also something called tenesmus. Tenesmus is sensation of having to move one's bowels. Food moving through your digestive tract can cause inflamed tissue to bleed, your bowel may also bleed on its own. You might notice bright red blood in toilet bowl or darker blood mixed with your stool. Should this occur, you must your physician.

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