Duodenum

What is Duodenum?

The duodenum is the first part of the small intestine. It is located between the stomach and the middle part of the small intestine, or jejunum. After foods mix with stomach acid, they move into the duodenum, where they mix with bile from the gallbladder and digestive juices from the pancreas. Absorption of vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients begins in the duodenum.

Questions and answers on "Duodenum"

Hello I am having a Gastroscopy tomorrow and on my form is says +D1/D2
Can you explain what this means please?
What does D1/D2 signify?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
First and second part of the duodenum.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Thank you for using Healthcare Magic.
These terms refer to the duodenum which it the part of the small intestine that follows on from the stomach. D1 refers to the first part and D2 to the second part. Therefore, you will...

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Can eating Almonds induce spasm in the duodenum?

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Brief Answer:
Almonds do not induce duodenal spasm, its recommended food for peptic ulcer

Detailed Answer:
Hi Craiglr,
Thanks for writing in to us.

I have read through your query in detail.
Taking almonds, a handful of it, can be beneficial for ulcer disease of stomach and duodenum. It will not...

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I was told that enteric coated aspirin is not as good as non coated for prevention of clots as it does not act until it reaches the duodenum. Is this a fact?

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Brief Answer:
Enteric coated is better for regular use and non acute setting

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Enteric coating is a new technology wherein the coated aspirin, known to cause gastric bleeding and ulcers, prevents break down in stomach instead does its work when it reaches duodenum. It takes...

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What is Dilated common bil duct obstraction?

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Brief Answer:
Dilated common bile duct and obstruction explained

Detailed Answer:
Hi Viviane004,
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I have read through your query in detail.
Please let me explain this in detail from basics.

The gall bladder stores bile which helps in digestion. The bile exits the gall...

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My husband has leiomyosarcoma and recently had a severe GI bleed. They said there is an ulcer in the duodenum and another by the bile duct. They have also found a new suspicious encapsulated tumor on the liver. Can metastic leiomyosarcoma cause duodenal ulcers?

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Brief Answer:
Ulceration is probably a separate pathology

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for posting your query on HealthcareMagic.
Leiomyosarcoma (LMS) is a malignant tumor arising from smooth muscles.
LMS being a malignant tumor can metastasize to distant sites.
The encapsulated tumor in the...

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Sir,

I am 35 years old male...was having bloating stomach pain etc for more than three weeks..endoscopy-UGI was performed today...findings - esophagus normal,,stomach - erosion in the antrum duodenum normal...antral tissue taken for Pylori(RUT). What does this report imply

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:The report shows gastric ulcer as mentioned in your question.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Welcome to the HCM,
Since endoscopy is a test to see the upper gastrointestinal tract in detail and to investigate the cause of your symptoms so it can be treated accordingly. Bloating or acidity...

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hey i was wondering everyday i wake up with stomach pain and after i get out of bed and walk around i get better but the thing is sometimes i wake up at 4am and am completly exhausted

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
The pain which appears every night can be related to duodenum ulcer - gastroscopy is necessary.

Detailed Answer:
Hello!

Thank you for the query.

The pain you have is most likely related to duodenum ulcer. It is characteristic for duodenum ulcer to give pain when the stomach is...

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What might cause constant minor pain in the duodenal area?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
ulcer or inflammation

Detailed Answer:
Hello and thank you for your question.
There are many things that can cause distress in the area of the duodenum. There are duodenal ulcers. If you had this you would probably get a worsening pain in the area about 2 hours after a meal (but...

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What could be my problem if when i moved my bowels my stool was black ???

Moved my bowel yesterday afternoon noticed that the stool was black ??? What could be wrong !!! First time !!!!

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Brief Answer:
Blood oozing in the upper gut

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

Black tarry stools represents digested blood in the stool. The acid in the stomach and duodenum (upper gut) digests the blood that may be oozing in these areas. I suspect varices, peptic ulcer or some bleeding tendency from the...

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My husband's stool was white. What does that mean?

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Brief Answer:
Bile ducts obstruction.

Detailed Answer:
Hello!

Thank you for the query.

White stool means that the bile is not secreted to the duodenum. It can be caused by stones in the bile ducts or even pancreas tumor. This is a very serious symptom.
He may have also dark urine, itchy skin,...

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Recent questions on  Duodenum

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Hi, my mother has hiatus hernia of 2 cm length present. Ircumferential ulcer present in the hiatus. She has normal funds , body and Antrum . Normal duodenal bulb and II part. Doctor has sent the sample for biopsy. Suspect 1. Cameron s ulcer ? 2 carcinoma GE junction ?? Please advise

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my little girl is 3 years old and she has had test done over the last 4 months but the doctor will not give any staight answers so I was hoping you could help.She has a swollen spleen. the ultrasound had these findings There is cavernous transformation of the portal vein with 2 primary portal veins in the porta heptis. Marked narrowing of the splenic vein at the juction with the recanalized portal venous collaterals is present surggesting also prior splenic vein thrombosis. There are numerous collateral vesels including portal, esophageal, spleenorenal, mesenteric, gastric and pancreaticoduodenal venous channels. Marked splenomegaly measures approximately 13.6 cm in the longitudinal dimension. The internal architecture enhances homogeneously. The left kidney is compressed.No other abnomality of the kidneys is identified. the liver is not appreciably enlarged and has smooth contours. The pancreas and adrenal are normal. The doctor only would state that we needed to come back in another 9 weeks. Is there anything you can tell me to under stand what is needed for her or what to expect. thanks

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Hi, Our Son, now 33 years of age was diagnosed with Neurofibromatosis type NF2, when he was 16.Since then has had several spine, and acoustic surgeries to remove these tumors.Also underwent Medicinal Trial at NYU with Lapatanib, Avastin, and Affinator, alongwith 15 other candidates but did not help. He had Spine Surgeries in April ( T6-T7 ), and October ( T9-T-10), December (Gall Bladder removed ), January 2014 (ERCP to remove stricture in CBD), February 2014 Debaulking of Acoustic Tumor in the left side of Brain/ear, Cymetra injection in his vocal cord in April, 14.Has Swallowing problem now, and has been having severe abdominal pain since 4 years.April he had blood test and Capsule Endoscopy done and results were normal, but has soft tissue on his duodenum. Please advise

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Hi, I got an esophagogastrduodenoscopy and the conclusion was Mild scalloping of the folds in the descending duodenum.
Doctor taken multiple biopsies but i would like to know how means.

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Hi, my father at 51 was diagnosed with cancer in his duodenum from an endoscope he died 3 years later. I'm now 50 and was wondering if I should have that procedure. I've had them in the past because of upper right quadrant problems and was told I...

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I'm curious if starting probiotics can cause stool color to change. my husband started them a week ago and immediately his stool turned a very dark brown. not black and tarry but very dark brown. normal movement, no changes in that, just the...

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I have a diarreha condition and the stool is dark purple to black. I have had diverticulitus in the past. I am 73 male I have no pain or fever . I have been self treating for 5 days with clear ddiet and clear liquids.

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