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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Pertaining to colon: However, many people use it as a noun and mean a colonic enema. There are a number of so called "health treatments" that in involve high colonic enema ... Read More
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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 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Enrique Molina
34 years experience in Gastroenterology
Differet: these are different problems: polyps are little (although sometimes large) growths in the colon. Diverticulas are pockets that protrude outside the co ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
29 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
It can happen: At the time of detection, most polyps are not cancerous. Hoever, over time polyps can develop pre-cancer changes in the cells which then become early ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Orr
43 years experience in Surgical Oncology
Some: Most people with colon cancer do not have a strong family history, but some do. Anyone with a family history of colon cancer and/or colonic polyps sh ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerardo Garcia
32 years experience in General Surgery
Not sure: Not sure what kind of surgery you had, but colonic irrigation is not usually done after bowel surgery. You should ask your surgeon specifically what ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
No it can't: In fact is probably dangerous for subjects with ibs. Certainly dangerous for inflammatory bowel. Like mto furtherirritaqte irritable bowel syndrome. ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Grant Linnell
23 years experience in Radiology
Not typically: Polyps are solid masses of tissue. Usually when we speak of a body part rupturing, it is a hollow structure like an aneurysm, a cyst.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Stein
23 years experience in Colon and Rectal Surgery
Tough one!: There is an ileorectal anastomosis - when the colon is removed we can attach the ileum - part of the end of the small intestine - to the rectum. Ther ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terry Simpson
34 years experience in General Surgery
No: The inflammation can be aggravated by it but it will not cause a problem.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
Not necessary: The colon is a place where water and some nutrients are absorbed by one's body. Diarrhea occurs if one does not absorb the normal amount of water and ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cesar Sturla
34 years experience in Internal Medicine
Maybe: Only direct vissualization with scope ( sigmiod or colonoscopy ) with biopsy can. Lower GI and barium enema can detect inflammation of mucosa and sug ... Read More
A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
23 years experience in Family Medicine
Folds of the bowels: Your body has about 20 feet of small intestine (small bowel) and 5 feet of large intestine (large bowel). The intestines are folded and form loops to ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience in Internal Medicine
No: Colon cancer does not cause diverticulitis. But you can develop diverticulitis independently while having colon cancer.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sean O Donovan
33 years experience in Colon and Rectal Surgery
Abnormal gowths : Neoplasia is a general term to describe abnormal growth pattern, cancer-like, unregulated by normal bodily control systems. Some colon polyps are dest ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience in Colon and Rectal Surgery
Depends: Except many of the symptoms of IBS could actually be indicative of a colon cancer and many dietary irregularities associated with IBS can themselves i ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience in Surgical Oncology
Yes: Ulcerative pancolitis, is a chronic disease that inflames the gastrointestinal (GI) system. Specifically, ulcerative colitis causes lesions in the col ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Orr
43 years experience in Surgical Oncology
Some: There are different types of colon polyps. Some will not turn into cancer. But many (adenomatous polyps in particular) have a high likelihood of tur ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Kamrava
14 years experience in Colon and Rectal Surgery
Eh: Dangerous is a strong term Certain colon polyps are considered precursors to cancer. That is, if not removed, they have potential to become cancer.
A 84-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience in Gastroenterology
Probably not...: But lots of other things can (some benign and others not). Please refer to the many quality answers on healthtap regarding causes of constipation, an ... Read More
A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience in Internal Medicine
NOT: BAD GOOD SCREENING and CANCER PREVENTION!! Follow up as suggested by your Gastroenterologist! Hope this is helpful Dr Z
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sergio Casillas-Romero
Specializes in Colon and Rectal Surgery
Not recommended: Whenever there is evidence of dysplasia or cancer in the setting of crohn's colitis, it is probably better to consider a total proctocolectomy as ther ... Read More
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