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A 43-year-old member asked:

what percentage of people ha ve a redundant colon?

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Dr. Enrique Molina
Gastroenterology 35 years experience
A fair amount: The percentage it is not known, since this finding is subjective, and depending how difficult the colonoscopy was. Percentage is probably around 5% of colonoscopies.

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A 36-year-old member asked:

What foods should I eat if I have a tortuous and redundant colon ?

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Colon and Rectal Surgery 42 years experience
Diet and fluids: I rarely prescribe meds for ibs. In my experience teaching people to eat and drink properly resolves most if not all symptoms when the patient is compliant and follows through. Hi fiber, 80-100 ounces non caffeine, non alcoholic beverages each day, regular meal times, excercise. Consistency is the key to being symptom free.
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A 31-year-old female asked:

My mom has a redundant colon- is that usually found in the ascending or descending part of the colon?

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Dr. Scott Grover
General Surgery 26 years experience
Anywhere: Redundant colon can be anywhere. Usually you have about 6 feet of colon. Redundant colon is just more than 6 feet, like 7 or 8 feet. Most common I have seen has been transverse colon, then descending colon.

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