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Dr. Allyson Ocean
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Patient navigator: Please check out www.Michaelsmission.Org it is a very informative website about colorectal cancer.

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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
28 years experience Pathology
Not unless history. : Polyps and/or colon cancer usually take a long time to develop, practically a lifetime. They are the result of a long period of dietary intake of ani ... Read More
Dr. Addagada Rao
56 years experience General Surgery
Not over night: Transformation of polyp to cancer takes long time in most of the cases , that is the reason surveillance colonoscopy is done couple of years later, p ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
23 years experience Family Medicine
Help what?: If you referring to cleansing your colon..It can clean out your stool, but as you eat stool will re-accumulate. Is there a health benefit? I am not aw ... Read More
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Dr. Arthur Heller
43 years experience Gastroenterology
Help move bowels: No data supporting claims they "detoxify", other than cause bowel movements. No evidence that stool can be chronically encrusted in bowel. No evidenc ... Read More
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Dr. Carla Enriquez
50 years experience Pediatrics
Crazy: Dr nguyen and heller are quite correct. The state of texas prosecuted practitioners of colonic cleansing because the procedure was ineffective and da ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
39 years experience Gastroenterology
NO, don't do it!!!: This has been addressed many times on healthtap, and the repeated answer is: don't cleanse! it doesn't matter whether the snake oil (sorry "detox clea ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Miller
10 years experience Family Medicine
Many and varied: Depending on the problem, signs can include nausea and vomiting, constipation, diarrhea, bleeding from the rectum, abdominal cramping, weight loss or ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience Ophthalmology
Not necessary: The desire to clean the colon relates to ancient medical theories about internal toxicity derived from the colon. The colon, thank you, is fully capa ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
35 years experience Gastroenterology
No: There is no need for and no benefit of doing colon cleansings. Your colon cleanses itself by having bowel movements. There is no buildup of toxins an ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Jarrard
21 years experience General Surgery
Not a fan: I am not a fan of these techniques. Your colon is made to handle a high bacterial load and eliminate wastes. Proper nutrition and a high fiber diet ... Read More
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
23 years experience Family Medicine
H.Pylori: H.Pylori lives exclusively in the stomach and affects stomach only. The colon may be affected indirectly as a result of stomach inflammation but not d ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eduardo Krajewski
22 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
FIber and Water: The best way to do so is to increase your fiber and water intake. As a normal adult, a person needs between 25-35 gr of fiber a day with plenty water. ... Read More

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