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A 42-year-old member asked:

can a redundant bowel be removed?

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Dr. James Isobe
Phlebology 54 years experience
Yes: Redundancy in the colon can be seen with age, often associated with chronic constipation. Resection can be performed, but usually because the redundancy is causing a problem. Seek help of a general or colorectal surgeon to advise you.
Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Possibly: If it obstructs, it may have to be removed.

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A 30-year-old female asked:

When cirrhosis gets to stage 4 does it turn into liver cancer? Im confused..

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Dr. Kevin Passer
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No: Liver cirrhosis has to do with changes that happen to the liver usually over a long period and causes the liver to turn fibrous and to stop working. That creates a situation whereby blood trying to get thru the liver becomes backed up. Then, all havoc usually breaks loose. It also affects a person's ability to stay nourished. Liver cancer may occur in a liver with cirrhosis or it may not.

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