Re: dilated small bowel???
Probably the best way to get a better answer, is to call this doctors office and ask for a more detailed explanation..and why he believe it is gas causing this 'dilation' of the small bowel. If there were gas in that particular area, I could see where it might cause some bulging(expansion) or dilating...but its better you get the explanation from the doctor who viewed the results of the test. Part of what they are paid for is to inform the patient of test results, and answering questions as they may arise from the patient. Never hesitate to use your patients right to be informed of your medical reports.