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Is it normal to feel your colon

A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Not unusual: Good news is that bowels are working! you had antibiotics and change on diet wrapped around the surgery and some reconditioning is likely. Mention t ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
No: No.
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Air fluid levels: In the colon are a non specific finding that must be interpreted within the whole clinical picture....there may be no clinical significance, or it cou ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
Dr. Mark Pack answered
30 years experience General Surgery
Pain never normal: Pain on the left side of the: could be related to constipation or to diverticulosis to name a couple possible reasons. Pain is never normal. If you'r ... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Drewitz
26 years experience Gastroenterology
Yes: The more diarrhea you have the better bowel prep and subsequent colonoscopy exam you will get.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. D J
Dr. D J answered
37 years experience General Surgery
It depends: If the colitis is a temporary type (i.e. Due to infection) it should return to normal sometime with a couple of months, depending on the damage done. ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zadeh
16 years experience General Surgery
Colon Resection: Many people can lead a normal life after a colon resection. Of course, this will depend on the part of the colon and length of the colon that was remo ... Read More
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alain Ades
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Yes: Relaxation and yoga are incredibly effective.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
Establish continuity: The second part of a colectomy usually refers to re establishing continuity when resection is not followed by re anastomosis. By establishing continu ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erin Robertson
18 years experience General Practice
Bummer! : When you say "colon" are you referring to the anal sphincter area or the abdomen, because those are different issues. If you were (or are chronically) ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Cohen
41 years experience Internal Medicine
See below: Probably nothing to worry about but you may want a physician to examine you.
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