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Doctor insights on: Alternative Treatments For Splenic Flexure Syndrome

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Hi doctors, can you tell me what is splenic flexure syndrome?

Nonspecific: I actually had to look this up because I had never heard of it before--and I've been in medicine over 30 yrs now. The symptoms are very non-specific and can be attributed to many causes. In my mind, that means it is a term that we assign to describe a set of symptoms, rather than do anything about them. If you have a true blockage, it can be fixed, though. ...Read more

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I is it possible to cause splenic flexure syndrome after a colonoscopy?

I is it possible to cause splenic flexure syndrome after a colonoscopy?

NO: No it will not cause it. You may have some cramping etc after the colonoscopy due to the air put in the colon curing the colonoscopy. ...Read more

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Can surgery correct splenic flexure syndrome? And if so, can one point to any cases or case studies?

Can surgery correct splenic flexure syndrome? And if so, can one point to any cases or case studies?

NO: Splenic flexure syndrome is due to the collection of gas in the highest part of the large bowel where it takes a turn to go down to the rectum/anus. You can PREVENT it by not drinking carbonated beverages and avoiding swallowing AIR which many people do if they drink fluids along with eating or speaking. Many people who SNORE swallow air! At any rate SURGERY IS NEVER INDICATED! Hope this helps Z ...Read more

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What can I do to get relief for splenic flexure syndrome?. Suffering now for about 6 years.

What can I do to get relief for splenic flexure syndrome?. Suffering now for about 6 years.

Avoid constipation: Eating a well-balanced diet with plenty of fiber and normal bowel function with exercise should be helpful. You should talk to your physician to see if MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) or an equivalent may be helpful. Since you are age 51--a colonoscopy should be considered. ...Read more

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Colon - cecum, ascending, hepatic flexure, transverse, splenic flexure, descending, sigmoid, rule out mcn, " are multiple tan, irregular to linear soft?

What is the question: Please resubmit your question; as it is written it is currently not possible for me to answer. I look forward to your resubmission and being able to answer your question. ...Read more

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What is moderate stool in ascending colon and splenic flexure but only minimal degree distally mean too my health?

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