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What Does Large Colonic Stool Burden Mean
What does ct scan results mean?
Large amount of colonic stool
confirm moderate amount of free peritoneal air as well as air in the anterior wall and the retro peritoneum.
The study was with IV contrast only.
Impacted stool: It means that pt has severe constipation. This is common in elderly pts also in pts taking narcotics (strong pain killers). Many medications contribute to it. Tx is to increase fluid intake, increase fiber or fiber supplements(fibercon) stool softeners, and 3xwk or if no bowel movement in 3 days. Digital disimpaction may be necessary if hard stool present in anus or rectum with or w/o enemas. ...Read more
Maybe not: Hopefully it is very cleaned out, but that does not always happen. ...Read more
My stool contains black large flakes, say 1/4 inch in size. 1 1/2 days previous history of colon canc 15 yrs ago. Anything to be concerned?
Black stool: Black stool or tarry black stool is a sign of upper GI tract bleeding, not from colon, but anyway needs to be evaluated. ...Read more
I have Colonic Atony & my Rectum doesn't function. What does it mean when you have blood laced inside your stools? Could this mean I'm getting worse?
If it feels like my colon is full still after I use the washroom, can that mean be normal? I heard of colon cancer, but stool seems normal. No pain.
May be normal: The reservoir of the large bowel is transverse colon and not rectum. One may not be fully emptying that site if having normal BM. The final solution is in colonoscopy where if nothing seen on complete scoping, this would rule out Ca. If such occurs the symptoms may be arising in small bowel and at that point TCT of abdomen would be helpful ...Read more
Stool in ascending colon and splenic flexure only minimal degree distally showed on my catscan and what does this mean too me?
You are a Human: It means you are human with an active, healthy GI tract. ...Read more
Bleeding: It depends. If it is bright red blood it could be an area of irritation at surgery site or anastomosis, an ulcer, a blood vessel or other complication of surgery. Other conditions unrelated to surgery such as hemorrhoids and diverticulosis can result in bleeding. You need to talk with your doctor to clarify what you are noting. ...Read more
For how long?: Anybody can pass a thin one from time to time. If this persists for more than a few days, go in and get a rectal from your physician. It's more worrisome to have the caliber decreasing gradually over time. ...Read more
What to do if I have blood in my stools sometimes, does that nescesarily mean I have colon cancer?
What is moderate stool in ascending colon and splenic flexure but only minimal degree distally mean too my health?
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 you are quoting is 100% normal. ...Read more
I had an X-ray of my colon yesterday. I have some constipation. They radiology report said I had diffident stool filled colon. What does this mean?
Diffident: Means "modest or shy because of a lack of self-confidence". So it is not a useful term with regard to describing the colon. ...Read more
Not likely: From the standpoint of the medical profession, black stools -called melena — are always assumed to be blood. Usually representing bleeding from stomach or "higher up" within the intestines. Colon bleeding usually is red. Unfortunately, bismouth containing medications can also cause black stool, but even with that type of product, one cannot be sure there is not bleeding as well. Needs evaluation. ...Read more
Darker but not black. Black stool can be from blood entering and mixing in the stool high up in the GI tract notably stomach and duodenum. Black can also be from iron pills and high iron intake in consuming a lot of high iron meals like spinach and green leafys.
East to rule out blood with a simple smear at the doctors office. That's my advice. ...Read more
What happens if I have tested negative for blood in my stool, does it mean I cannot have colon cancer?
No true correlation: Stool guaiac to define blood in stool of little value since many tumors do not bleed especially those on the rt. side where bowel content is mostly liquid and will not extract blood from a tumor. In addition, internal hemorrhoids can bleed and as such no correlation to malignancy. Colonoscopy every 5 yrs looking for bowel lesions is the most effective screening test at the present time. ...Read more
I saw blood in my stool and I'm completely freaked out. What could it mean? There is colon cancer in the family.
Probably: Just hemorrhoids, but with a family history, all bleeding needs to be properly evaluated, and you probably need a colonoscopy. Do not be freaked out as it does nothing to change your diagnosis, but you at least need a diagnosis. Remember, if caught early by colonoscopy, survival is excellent. See a GI doctor or colon and rectal surgeon soon! ...Read more
Does green stool means cancer? I sometimes have this problem along with pellet like stool and constipation. Does this mean colon cancer?
No: Color of stool is affected by your diet. It does not mean one has colon cancer. However, if you see bright red blood/bleeding in your stool- then you should see your doctor for more evaluation to see where is the source of the bleeding. You definitely need to make sure you hydrate (drink water) yourself and increase intake of fibers to help your constipation. ...Read more
I've had hard stool blocking my colon for many months and nothing seems to work to completely clear my entire large intestine. What can I take?
Evaluation needed...: Before you contemplate long term laxative dependency, seek medical evaluation--rule out metabolic causes of constipation (e.g. Low thyroid or adrenal conditions), distinguish slow versus normal transit constipation, consider a primary rectal dysfunction that may be treatable with biofeedback, check for structural pathology or extrinsic impingement, or intermittent ileus (e.g. Pseudo-obstruction). ...Read more
What does mean when your stool is almost black all the time I am a colon cancer survivor, but when they discover my cancer my stool was regular color but there was blood around it on the outside and I was feeling very week, now I feel fine but the stool
Need to discuss:
Need to discuss this further. You are 33, clearly have a genetic predisposition to colon cancer, have already had surgery and now with black stool.
Black stool usually signifies blood from the upper abdominal tract — stomach, duodenum, small intestine.
You should definitely not leave this alone and speak with a specialist regarding this further. ...Read more
How accurate % Is the schebo stool test in colon cancer? I mean how can it miss a tumor since it decects bleeding and nonbleeding tumors
Schebo colon ca test: ScheBo tumor M2-PK Stool Test is a totally new approach for bowel cancer screening. Previously, only non-specific tests for blood in the stool could be used to give an indication of an existing bowel cancer (24% accuracy). With the new ELISA method for Tumor marker M2-PK in the stool it?s now possible to detect bleeding or non-bleeding bowel cancers, as well as polyps (80-90%,sen.- specificity) ...Read more
With a large hernia involving transcending colon protrusion I sneezed last night and since felt a painful stretching of the affected area and now pale stools...what could have happened?
Incarcerated hernia: It might strangulate, see a surgeonGet a more detailed answer ›
I'm 22 with freah blood in stool occassionally no other symptoms chances it means I may have colon cancer?
No: The commonest cause of painless rectal bleeding in a young individual is internal hemorrhoids. You should see your pcp who can do proctodscopy and see if the hemorrhoids are bleeding. He can then decide whether you need colonoscopy or a colorectal surgeon for treatment of bleeding hemorrhoids. ...Read more
"Stool shadow in proximal 2/3 of colon, to level of chain of surgical suture in left upper pelvis/ostomy."
What does this mean?
Wat can be causes of constipation. X-ray showed where large intestine (colon) starts. Stool very thick mushy. Messy on t/p clean up?
Diet: Most causes of constipation are diet related. Getting enough fiber to make stools move through easily is not too difficult, but must be attended. Raw crunchy vegetables, whole grains, many fruits (peaches, plums, pears, pineapple, apricots, strawberries, etc) are helpful. Too much milk or dairy in relation to the remainder of the diet will constipate. ...Read more
What does dark green stool mean (problem in colon or small intestine)? Having for 5 weeks. Waiting for my colonoscopy biopsy results.
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