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Excess Colon Water: This question leads to a question. How do you define excess colonic cleanses. This common practice has no medical benefits. But, too frequent can cause both trauma to the colon and water poisoning, which can be deadly if used too frequently. As a physician I would advise you not to do this practice unless you are advised to do so by a real physician. ...Read more
No: Colon cleansing will remove the normal bacteria in the colon and can lead to overgrowth of harmful bacteria. Stool bulking agents such as fiber, psyllium, or products such as MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) work to promote natural evacuation of the tract. Probiotics will help maintian the natural flora. A well-balanced diet also will promote normal bowel function. ...Read more
Probiotics: Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. Go for multi strain, controlled release probiotics with millions to billions of cultures. ...Read more
Talk with your: Surgeon, GI doctor, or et nurse. As you are not specific about the health problems, it is difficult to say more. But most patients actually feel a whole lot better after removal of the disease, rather than worse. Talk openly with your doctor and go to the local crohn's and colitis foundation meetings to see others who may have had the same problems and learn how they solved them. Good luck. ...Read more
A lot of health stores sell liver cleansing and colon cleaning regiments. Is there a cheaper way of detoxifying?
No need: You don't need to detoxify your body. Your body is designed to get rid of toxins. Companies that sell you detoxifying products are only after your money. ...Read more
Varies: Depends on the side effects you experience. It may be very bothersome later on if radiation colitis (colon) or proctitis (rectum) develops, which can be very irritating and annoying with its attendant diarrhea. Fortunately, the vast majority of patients have little if any long lasting side effects. ...Read more
MD: This is such a common question and yet the answer is evident. You need to visit a doctor to get an exam and maybe some tests (BTW, at age 50 you should start screening colonoscopies). There is no way to help you online. Go see a doctor please and best to you. ...Read more
Is is safe to flush colon (rectum) with plain water using a health faucet for my 12yr daughter. I have safely practiced this twice daily for 30 yrs.?
NO: It has no health or medical benefits. It is a waste of time and potentially harmful. ...Read more
Depends: While colon cancer that has spread distantly is considered stage IV (of 4) and has the worst prognosis, there are patients with isolated metastasis to the liver who do quite well with surgical resection with or without chemotherapy. We find that 40% of those with resectable liver tumors can live over 5 years. Consider evaluation at a cancer center with a surgical oncologist or hpb surgeon. ...Read more
Is there a probiotic for chronic diarrhea/IBS-D? if so would Phillips colon health or florastor be good brands to buy?
In general one:
Pro-biotic is no better than the other although I prefer low fat ACTIVA myself!
The chronic diarrhea of IBS-D however needs MORE for treatment than the pro-biotic alone! @
Consult with a Board Certified Gastroenterologist!
Hope this helps!
DrZ ...Read more
Can you take prozac, protonix, (pantoprazole) phillips colon health rantanadine, clyndamicin, and gas x and levsin together?
Yes.: Most of your medications seem to target either acid reflux, epigastric pain and gas except for Clindamycin and Prozac (fluoxetine) and one is an antispasmodic. Were they prescribed at the same time? Maybe you should go back to your doctor and see if they can be simplified. I do not however see any drug drug interaction between them. ...Read more
I'm puzzled..: Is your child receiving abdominal radiotherapy, perhaps for neuroblastom or wilm's tumor? Or, are you receiving external beam and wonder if it affects your child? If the former, there can be small intestine problems, but unlikely at dose used. If it is your radiotherapy, you expose your child to no hazzard, and you do not bring any radiactivity out of the facility with you. ...Read more
See your doctor: You will probably need a colonocsopy to rule out a mass or a narrowing of the colon. ...Read more
Will stool remains in colon if we have constipation. I am worried if it remains for long what health hazards occur?
What are ways I can clean out my colon, I want to be health and not depend on laxatives, can green tea help with that or more water?
I have fatty liver, had 9 colon pulps removed. I need to loose weight. What is the healthiest way to lose weight with my health conditions?
Coffee ememas. Good for you? Bad for you? Trying natural remedies for overall health and this sounds like a good way to cleanse your colon. Thoughts?
Coffee enema: Like drinking coffee, coffee enemas can be neurologically stimulating and result in caffeine dependence. Complications may include perforation of the wall of the intestines, proctocolitiis electrolyte imbalance, septicemia, heart failure and death. There is little to no solid, peer-reviewed, medical literature that finds benefit in the coffee enema. ...Read more
Born with 1 kidney the size of 2. No health issues. I wanna loose weight, im wondering if ''pure coffee bean extract and colon cleanse'' is good for me?
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 just heard that pencil like stool is a health issue. I seldom have pencil like stool. Very rare. Should I be worried? Is it colon cancer?
Bm earlier, felt a sharp, cutting, feeling before it came out then red blood on toilet paper. Colon cancer? I'm 22 female. No health issues no fam his
Hi doctor I was wondering if mri can detect colon cancer I just needed a quick way to evaluate colon health?
Can I take bowtrol colon health support probiotic tablets (275mg) and the green coffee bean max (400mg) with my thyroxine tablets (eutroxsig 100mg)?
Yes, but why: Why take supplements that won't help you in any way and have never been studied scientifically. Who knows what's in them? They are never evaluated by the fda or any scientific body. Stay away from them, they can't help you and could potentially harm you. Take your thyroid properly and avoid getting your medical information from the internet. ...Read more
Can colon cancer patient whom going through chemotherapy now taking Liqua Health Spirulina? Does this products helps to provide nutrients to the patie
Yes and no: The nutrient that this dietary supplement provides is protein. It is dessicated blue-green algae. You don't need only protein but also a well balanced diet including carbs and fats and vitamins and minerals. There are numerous dietary supplements which have a balanced mix of all of your dietary needs. You would do better with those than just a protein supplement. ...Read more
Can 2 months of serious anxiety can become the cause of health issues such as, digestive problems and oral cankers or it is sign of colon anal cancers?
Serious anxiety: Serious anxiety can definitely be associated with digestive problems and canker sores. At 23, it's unlikely that you have colon or anal cancer, but in your other info you've written that you have "black terrible stool" at times. I suggest letting your physician investigate this so that anything potentially problematic is taken care of. Referrals can also be made for help with anxiety. Be well. ...Read more
3 cycles of chemotherapy so far for metastic colon cancer shows therapy working, if 2 cycles are missed due to ill health, will cancer start growing agsin?
No: If 3 cycles of chemo given and well tolerated, evaluation might show stability or regression if drugs working. If missing 2 cycles, this will not allow further regression while off medication, but if resumed a further response may be defined. Most combo drugs for colon cancer may show a termporary response but not cure. The newer combinations with Immunochemotherapy more effective. ...Read more
Is it normal to move your bowls after every meal? Almost everyday I move my bowls at least 3 to 4 times. After eating I get cramps and must go to the bathroom right away. I started taking colon health for overall digestive health but it really does not m
Frequent stools: Some colon health products contain senna or cascara laxatives thatr cause stimulation of the GI tract and increased bowel frequency. Using cascara or senna laxatives on a regular basis is not good. Saying all of this, ibs can have the same symptomatology. I also noticed that you didn't list your age. If you are over the age of 40, you could have something else going on. Best advice, see your doctor. ...Read more