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What could be the cause of bloated descending colon

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Contreras
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Multiple: The possibilities include just "normal" gas. Gas can be caused by foods with a lot of insoluble fiber (roughage), or by lactose intolerance. Also ex... Read More

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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
General Surgery 39 years experience
Need more info..: I would need more medical history. How was the condition diagnised? What were the colonoscooy or x-ray findings? Has there been past surgery or injury... Read More
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Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 50 years experience
Doubtful finding: It depends on why you had your Colon checked? So tell us your complete medical history and also what type of test was done which showed the colon wall... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
General Surgery 31 years experience
Gas: Air or gas in the G.I. tract gets into the G.I. tract through the mouth. Air is swallowed in the food and liquids we drink. Certain foods such as bea... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. PHILIP WALLER
Rheumatology 33 years experience
Inflammation: The findings you describe is what inflammation or infection may show up on a CT scan. There are may causes of these findings that could be cause abdom... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
Inflammatory bowel: From your description, this pretty clearly is inflammatory bowel disease, most likely Crohn's disease or perhaps ulcerative colitis. The doctor(s) pro... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jocelyn Tan
Medical Oncology 31 years experience
Referred pain: Pain in one spot that has its source from another spot is what we call referred pain. Yes this is possible.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brad Goldenberg
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Constipation?: What you're describing seems like constipation, but a good history and physical would help matters. If you are chronically constipated you will likely... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ly Phan
Dr. Ly Phananswered
General Surgery 22 years experience
Constipation: Extra long colon can serve to obsorb more water but also slow down fecal transist time leading to potential constipation.
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 33 years experience
The descending: colon is the part of your colon on the left side of your body. I presume you mean mass in the colon. This would imply a tumor/polyp...talk to your d... Read More

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