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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience in 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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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience in 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 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in 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 62-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Miller
9 years experience in 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 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
34 years experience in 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 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Jarrard
20 years experience in 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 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience in 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 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eduardo Krajewski
21 years experience in 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
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Eval first.: You need to start with a medical assessment to explore what the problem is. After this is complete then individualize recommendations can be given to ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Baiocco
42 years experience in Gastroenterology
Inner lining: The inner lining of the colon is sometimes thicker in some places than others and seems to make a ' fold'. This is a normal part of colon anatomy.

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