View Full Version : dilated small bowel???

10-09-2002, 10:49 AM
Okay, I'm hoping someone will be able to help me out on this. I recently got an upper GI and small bowel. When the test came back they told me (not exactly) that a part of my lower bowel was dilated? Does anyone know what this means? The doc. said it's nothing important and that its problaby just gas, but I'm looking for a better answer then that!! Anyone have this or know what it is please reply!!!

10-09-2002, 05:34 PM
Hi Laria

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.