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what can i do about moderate fecal loading of colon

A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
44 years experience Preventive Medicine
Discomfort: Certainly a colon filled with hard stool can be uncomfortable, but not damaging. Constipation prevention tips include lots of water, fiber in diet (w ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tracy Berg
31 years experience General Surgery
Not likely: If your colon did rupture, you would become ill quickly and seriously. Be well.
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Fung
Dr. John Fung answered
38 years experience General Surgery
Depends on the cause: Ileus means that there is loss of the normal propulsive ability of the gastrointestinal tract - it can be mild or severe, depending on the cause. Man ... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Normal: Stool will always be seen in the colon. You are describing normality. Without more of a context we cannot offer more advice. But, your report that y ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Little risk or help: Most pathologists do not believe that most intestinal metaplasia is a cancer risk. If you have helicobacter or reflux, manage it. Pauling's tragic, bi ... Read More
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Need for control: Some use the term "high anal sphincter tone" to describe someone who is extremely controlling, exacting, and always trying to be perfect at everything ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Prem Gupta
47 years experience neurology
Determine cause: if the neurologists have determined the cause of neuropathy, then treat the cause. Most of the time, not much can be done except treating the pain.
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
See pain management: specialist to manage your condition. Studies of chronic pain caused by neuropathic mechanisms (eg, small fiber neuropathy, postherpetic neuralgia, dia ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steve Howe
28 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Unlikely: These are unlikely scenarios if your bowel is otherwise healthy, you do not have inflammatory bowel disease, take antibiotics chronically, or are bei ... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Motola
12 years experience Gastroenterology
Be careful: as products marketed as colon clenses have no proven benefit and are nothing other than laxatives. I don't know what products you are looking at but ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Stephen Rothstein
38 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Gas: Great question. You need to call your surgeon and let them know what you are experiencing to make sure this is normal after the procedure. They will b ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Reeves
29 years experience Neurology
Depends. : If it doesn't hurt, then spin away.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shivinder Deol
45 years experience Anti-Aging Medicine
Daily: Increase water, fiber & mg.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Go to the doctor: You need a complete physical exam with Pap smear. It is not your job to tell your physician how to do their job. It is your job to get to a primary sh ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kyon Hood
Dr. Kyon Hood answered
19 years experience Pediatrics
Wash: You don't necessarily need to avoid any foods, just be sure to wash fresh fruits and vegetables well before preparing any meals. Frequent hand washin ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
29 years experience Hematology and Oncology
A lot: See a medical oncologist first to get a complete staging with labs, pet scan, bone marrow biospy. Then decide on treatment with approriate chemotherap ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ira Katz
Dr. Ira Katz answered
23 years experience Endocrinology
Sciatica: What kind of study did you have. The term Vertebra popped is very atypical. It sounds like what you are describing is an MRI or possibly CT showing a ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Eating habits: Both of these do risk your health, so i'm glad you're thinking about this. Overeating can risk weight gain, which can lead to other problems like dia ... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sadaf Mustafa
6 years experience Internal Medicine
Diverticulitis: Hello and Welcome to HealthTap, I would suggest continuing the high fiber diet, increasing water intake to 6-8 glasses of water (if no contraindicatio ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Give me a break!: Unless you engage in really really rough and tumble sex you aren't going to break any bones. You do have a very low T score though and you see an endo ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ryan Stanton
17 years experience Emergency Medicine
Not much: There is nothing that is going to make the avascular necrosis better. It's all about monitoring and close contact with an ortho doc to determine if an ... Read More
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A 74-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jerome Zacks
50 years experience Cardiology
High fiber diet: Increase the amount of Metamucil and eat plenty of fruits, vegetables and whole grain cereals (the healthiest are oat meal, shredded wheat and grape n ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Considered fiber?: Fiber, of both water soluble & water insoluble variety, provides health benefits. Fiber accelerates how quickly food transits through the gut. Fib ... Read More

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