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A 80-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Sturgis
29 years experience Pathology
Need biopsy to know.: The sigmoid is a region of the colon (large intestine). Polyps are small growths in the lumen (inside lining) of the bowel. Most are benign. Some c ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
45 years experience General Surgery
Yes it can: If it is not completely twisted beyond point of no return. Otherwise, it needs to be reduced by endoscopy, and a surgical procedure is needed to prev ... Read More
Dr. Charles Vinocur
48 years experience Pediatric Surgery
Yes, short term: This is usually related to constipation and is commonly seen in the elderly and severly disabled older children and adults. The colon gets very dilat ... Read More
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Dr. Aimee Barton
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A lot: Hirschprung's is a condition in which the nerves that cause peristalsis (movement of the intestine) are missing from birth. It is treated with surger ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cornelius Oleary
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Surgery consult: 36 year old gentleman with a question about sigmoid stricture. You should discuss your options with an expert in General Surgery. It depends what is c ... Read More
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Oxner
18 years experience Surgical Oncology
Narrow spot: This means they were unable to progress safely due a narrow area in the sigmoid colon. This could indicate a sharp turn due to prior abdominal surger ... Read More
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A 70-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary Maluccio
27 years experience Surgical Oncology
Virtual colonoscopy: Not that virtual colonoscopy has been embraced as an equal alternative to standard colonoscopy, it is an alternative that may provide meaningful infor ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Stein
24 years experience 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 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Greer
44 years experience Family Medicine
Fiber: Not many treatments help a lot but more fiber is recommended.
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kristel Hunt
23 years experience Hepatology
Natural weight loss: is much more likely to work and stick... but inherently, no problems taking Lipozene in regards to your diverticulosis.
A female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Polyps: An anatomic or pathologic diagnosis should have been available long before now. You can't exclude malignancy until the tissue diagnosis is available. ... Read More
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