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does diarrhea cleanse your colon

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Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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Yes: Colon cleanses are a fad/hoax perpetrated by the holistic food faddists.. They do nothing to promote general wellbeing

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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
42 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Possible: But diarrhea can be caused by inflammation such as colitis and that inflammation can be infections as in food poisoning or idiopathic such as ulcerati ... Read More
A 82-year-old male asked:
Dr. SURESH KATAKKAR
52 years experience Internal Medicine
DELAY IN ABSORPTION: The function of the colon is to absorb water. Your small intestine will take any where from 6 to 8 weeks to absorb the water and then stools will be s ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Kline
Specializes in Colon and Rectal Surgery
Low dose fiber: A low dose of a fiber supplement may help "bind" the stool and make it firmer.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
39 years experience Gastroenterology
Have you tried...: ...anticholinergics, binding agents, fiber supplements?
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Faiz Shakir
15 years experience Gastroenterology
More info needed: Sometimes, diarrhea can be due to bile salts not being absorbed if the beginning part of the colon is resected. It is not clear what was resected and ... Read More
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Diarrhea: If these symptoms are simply due to intolerance of something you ate or mild food poisoning, they should gradually subside in a day or two. Follow a b ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Potassium wasting: Your colon ordinarily is involved some in ridding your body of potassium, and some colon cancers and infamously the "villous adenoma" precancer can pu ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Maybe: In any case, it needs to be worked up. It can be from a villous adenoma and cancers breed there as well.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
45 years experience General Surgery
Depends on: How much of your colon is left. If there is more than sigmoid colon left, bile binding agents can help. But if you only have only rectum left, you c ... Read More

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