Thyroid, bowel and prolapse surgery, including genital prolapse surgery (in long-term collaboration with Dr. Krumpl-Ströher).
- Large intestine
- Changes of stool regularity
- Stool constipation
- Bowel incontinence
- Blood in the stool
The large intestine (Latin, intestinum crassum) begins after the small intestine and ends at the
rectum and anal canal. It has a diameter of approximately six centimetres and is about 1.5 metres long.
The reabsorption of water (primarily via the colon), in total approximately 1.5 litres per day, which can increase by a factor of two or three, storage of fecal matter (primarily in the rectum) until it can be discharged, absorption of electrolytes in the blood, secretion of mucus, defence against bacteria and disease. Provides essential amino acids and vitamins, produced by the bacteria it contains.
Irritable bowel syndrome, diverticula, polyps, colorectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease.