Where is Your Colon Located?

The colon, also known as the large intestine, is located in the abdomen. It starts in the right lower abdomen where it connects to the ileum at the ileocecal valve. Then it goes up the right side to it's first bend underneath the liver at the hepatic flexure, loops down and across to the upper left abdomen where it bends downward at the splenic flexure. The colon then travels down the left .
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