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Air In Colon
Hi a friend of mines has air pockets in his colon, what is the best option regards to his diet? Also what is an immediate solution to east the pain?
Simethicone: Tablets (GasX) and a thorough GI evaluation.
Yes: Colonoscopies generally require slight insufflation of air into the colon... This distends it and allows your doctor to look for polyps. This distension may cause some discomfort which is why most patients get sedated for the procedure. Your doctor generally will try to release all the gas at the end of the procedure so you don't feel too bloated!
Does the air pumped into the colon also inflate the small intestine? What part of the intestine is likely to be involved in a inguinal hernia?
I have Diverticulosis in the splenic flexure it continues to spasm and cause pain causing air to back up in my transverse colon. What can I do?
Diet, fiber, fluids: "diverticulosis" is a condition where the colon has small outpouchings (diverticuli) of the colon lining that can get plugged up and infected causing symptoms."diverticulitits" is an inflamation of these divertiuli of the colon. There are antibiotics can cure the infection but not the diverticuli. Surgery to remove the section of colon "diverticuli" will often cure the disease.
I had a CT scan done about two weeks ago and I got a copy of the results. It read that I had air-fluid in my small bowels and colon. What is that?
Gas & fluid: It is usually normal to see some air and fluid in the bowels. It also depends on why you had the study done in first place. There are conditions where this becomes important so discuss the results with your doctor
Not necessarily: Air bubbles when urinating implies a connection between the bladder and the colon (colovesical fistula), often seen with diverticular disease, and with advanced colon cancer. If there is a lot of bubbles in the bowl following urination, it may be normal, or may suggest increased amount of protein being voided.See 1 more doctor answer
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.
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Crazy: Dr nguyen and heller are quite correct. The state of texas prosecuted practitioners of colonic cleansing because the procedure was ineffective and dangerous. This is outlawed in texas now. Patients were killed by perforation of the colon by inexperienced practitioners. This is a practice without scientific basis, in a word - quackery.See 3 more doctor answers
Many and varied: Depending on the problem, signs can include nausea and vomiting, constipation, diarrhea, bleeding from the rectum, abdominal cramping, weight loss or gain or no symptoms at all. If you suspect some sort of problem with your colon, see your doc right away for an examination and evaluation.
Not necessary: The desire to clean the colon relates to ancient medical theories about internal toxicity derived from the colon. The colon, thank you, is fully capable of taking care of itself and needs no cleansing. You can pay a great deal of money to alternate practitioners for colon cleansing but this is money badly spent. If you think you have medical problems, see your family doctor.See 1 more doctor answer
Not a fan: I am not a fan of these techniques. Your colon is made to handle a high bacterial load and eliminate wastes. Proper nutrition and a high fiber diet with good hydration help it to work better in doing this. Aggressive cleanses can upset electrolyte balance and lead to colon irritation as well as upset normal bacterial flora (and lead to things like c-difficile colitis).