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large bowel

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In these cases, surgery may be necessary to remove an inflamed section of large bowel (colon).
AC diff is an infection of the large bowel caused by the bacterium clostridium difficile in patients whose normal gut bacteria have been disrupted, most commonly, by a course of antibiotics.
This is because the cancer can start in the large bowel, known as the colon, or in your back passage, the rectum.
A recent study in the medical journal "Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry" demonstrated that the composition of the bacteria in the large bowel changed significantly with the introduction of DRS in the diet.
"(And) the breakdown of fibre in the large bowel by the resident bacteria has additional wide-ranging effects including protection from colorectal cancer."
The results showed both aspirin and omega-3 reduced the number of bowel polyps in patients one year on from a screening colonoscopy (large bowel camera test).
"His condition was critical because a hole or tear in the large bowel means that the intestinal contents - such as bacteria, partially digested food and stool - can spill into one's abdomen and cause serious infection known as Sepsis.
Wehner's blood and radiological test at the hospital indicated he had had a history of colonic diverticular disease, a condition where small bulges or pockets develop in the lining of the large intestine and can result in a hole or tear in the large bowel. The patient was also suffering from severe stomach ache, nausea and loss of appetite for more than a day.
The details of his condition are unknown but it is believed to be linked to an op to repair a gastro-intestinal perforation - a hole in the stomach, small intestine or large bowel - in August.