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Doctor insights on: Angiodysplastic Lesions Of The Colon

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Do you think I should have colon surgery for precancerous lesions?

Do you think I should have colon surgery for precancerous lesions?

Yes: If unable to remove the lesion endoscopically you need to have it surgically removed as colon polyps are believed to progress into colon cancers. ...Read more

Dr. Janice Alexander
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Colon (Definition)

The colon is another term for the large intestine. This is the final portion of the digestive system, responsible for absorbing water and storing stool before evacuation. It is divided into sections described as cecum; ascending, transverse, descending and ...Read more


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My fathers colon cancer spread to the liver with several lesions on the liver. He now has larger lesions with one measuring 9.6 CM x8.5 cm. Prognosi?

My fathers colon cancer spread to the liver with several lesions on the liver. He now has larger lesions with one measuring 9.6 CM x8.5 cm.  Prognosi?

Poor: This is stage 4. For patients with colon cancer and liver lesions that could be totally resected, the 5-year overall survival can be 20% or more. Unfortunately in your father cases, the liver lesions are unlikely resectable. The 5-year overall survival for stage 4 is 6%. ...Read more

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Person is 91yrs old has colon cancer, took 6wks of chemo and dr said no more. What do we expect and what symptoms will she have she has colon cancer and lesions on her liver as well as having cancer in the uretha when she finished her 6wks of chemo she

Person is 91yrs old has colon cancer, took 6wks of chemo and dr said no more.  What do we expect and what symptoms will she have she has colon cancer and lesions on her liver as well as having cancer in the uretha when she finished her 6wks of chemo she

Palliative care: We're working to improve palliative care for patient. S early palliative supportive care has shown greater quality of life. Patients with less aggresive care (chemo) at the end-of life have shown to survive 2-3 months longer. Palliative care is not end-of life. It's focused on comfort, pain control, support and a better transition to end-of-life. Most patients prefert to pass at home and not alone. ...Read more

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Had a large colon polyp removed and oral surgeon found radiopaque lesions in parotid glands. Related?

Had a large colon polyp removed and oral surgeon found radiopaque lesions in parotid glands.  Related?

No: Colon polyps are mucosal tissue overgrowth which are not radio graphically sensitive. On the other hand, radioopaque lesions in salivary glands are soft tissue calcification which could be secondary to salivary duct calcification to chronic gland infection. Both are not related. ...Read more

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I have 6cm area of colon identified as possible mass on CT w contrast, and innumerable low density liver lesions. Is it possible the lesions are mets?

I have 6cm area of colon identified as possible mass on CT w contrast, and innumerable low density liver lesions. Is it possible the lesions are mets?

Unfortunately yes: Sorry to read this. I assume you will have some sort of tissue diagnosis soon, either with a CT-guided biopsy of a liver lesion or through a colonoscopy. If you are found to have cancer at your age, you should have genetic testing. ...Read more

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My mom has colon ca and based on MRI w/ contrast told she had 4 mets lesions in liver and 1 in pancreas. Pet scan then came clear. Is pet ever wrong?

My mom has colon ca and based on MRI w/ contrast told she had 4 mets lesions in liver and 1 in pancreas. Pet scan then came clear. Is pet ever wrong?

PET better: PET when performed with CAT is extremely accurate since the CAT scan identifies areas on MRI but will light up when a shadow on the scan is truly malignant. Lesions in the liver can be benign such as hemangiomas and a metastatic focus in pancreas is very rare. I would repeat the MRI in 4 months to see if there is progression. At the same time the best approach is removing the primary ...Read more

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My mum, 67, was diagnosed with colon cancer with liver metastases, lesions in lungs and kidneys. Starting folfox tomorrow?? Life expectancy?

My mum, 67, was diagnosed with colon cancer with liver metastases, lesions in lungs and kidneys. Starting folfox tomorrow?? Life expectancy?

Not enough: Need to assess for Kras and Nras mutation IF she is wild type she should receive FOLFIRI and Erbitux

If she has mutation the treatment of choice FOLFOX and Avastin

Life expex 22 – 26 months... If responsive disease can be extended with other agents and survival can extend several years.

New agents add to OS sequencing of therapy is important to extend Overal survival ...Read more

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Do colon clense help?

Do colon clense help?

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. ...Read more

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Signs of a colon problem?

Signs of a colon problem?

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. ...Read more

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How can I clean my colon?

How can I clean my colon?

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. ...Read more

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Do colon cleansings work?

Do colon cleansings work?

No: There is no need for and no benefit of doing colon cleansings. Your colon cleanses itself by having bowel movements. There is no buildup of toxins anywhere in the colon. Colon cleansings are unnecessary and can be unhealthy. Stick with a high-fiber diet for good colon health! Good luck. ...Read more

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Does colon clensing work?

Does colon clensing work?

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). ...Read more

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How to clean colon naturally?

FIber and Water: The best way to do so is to increase your fiber and water intake. As a normal adult, a person needs between 25-35 gr of fiber a day with plenty water. THat should be enough to clean your colon naturally and have regular and soft bowel movements.

I hope this help.

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What can I do to fix my colon?

What can I do to fix my colon?

Eval first.: You need to start with a medical assessment to explore what the problem is. After this is complete then individualize recommendations can be given to you. ...Read more

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What is a "fold" in the colon?

Inner lining: The inner lining of the colon is sometimes thicker in some places than others and seems to make a ' fold'. This is a normal part of colon anatomy. ...Read more

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I am scared of the colon prep?

I am scared of the colon prep?

Agree wDr. Himes: This shouldn't be a scary endeavor. The biggest thing to remember is that you mean to be near a bathroom once the medications take effect. ...Read more

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What does a thickened colon mean?

It means that ...: The walls of your colon (the last part of your bowel — usually goes around the outer part of the abdomen) has a thick wall. Remember this a tube... Thickening makes the inside smaller. Infection, inflammation and even cancer can cause it. It is usually seen on ct, MRI or even colonoscopy. You should have you doctor narrow the possibility list. ...Read more

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What occurs if your colon ripped?

By "ripped" if you : Mean perforation that is a life threatening condition requiring urgent attention. Colon will leak stool in the abdomen which can make you sick pretty quickly. Mortality is high and surgery is almost always required. ...Read more

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What is the function of the colon?

What is the function of the colon?

Large intestine: The colon (large intestine, large bowel) removes water, salt, and some nutrients forming stool. Muscles line the colon's walls, squeezing its contents along. Billions of bacteria coat the colon and its contents, living in a healthy balance with the body. Ref: http://www.webmd.com/digestive-disorders/picture-of-the-colon#1 ...Read more

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What can I do to clean out my colon?

What can I do to clean out my colon?

Fiber and water: By far the best is fiber and water. There are other salt solutions that pull water through the bowels but that is temporary. High fiber and water can be a lifestyle. ...Read more

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How much does an empty colon weight?

About 250-350 gm: At autopsy, especially in people who have been very sick and not eaten, it's not uncommon to feel an empty colon. We usually do not weigh it, but this is my recollection, allowing for the usual amount of fat in the appendices epiploica but removing the mesentary at its junction. ...Read more

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What causes no air pockets in colon?

Please specify: Please be a little clearer with your question. It sounds like you may be talking about diverticulosis, small weak areas of the colon wall. This is caused by chronic constipation and is very common in the american population, particularly as we age. If not,? ...Read more

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What medications can cleanse the colon?

What medications can cleanse the colon?

Why do you ask?: The colon cleanses itself. Folks who run enema parlors or sell bogus "purges" will show you "toxic bowel settlement" and so forth that supposedly only their stuff can remove. It is totally fake. Nothing will keep your colon health as much as drinking enough water, getting good physical exercise, and eating sensibly. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Could a person survive without a colon?

Yes: Colon refers to the large intestine. There are conditions that lead to removal of all the large intestine. It alters one's bowel movements. But... People survive fine without the large intestine. ...Read more

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Very nervous my colon test is in 2days?

Do not be: It's normal to be nervous before a procedure. But colonoscopy is a very low risk procedure. Your doctor has done 1000s of these I'm sure. Its more nerve racking by not doing the test; the unknown can be scary. This is a test that can truly save your life. Enjoy. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of colon problems?

Agree: I would just add that all the above can be caused by other diagnoses than colon cancer. But I agree if any of the above are present please get evaluated by a specialist. ...Read more

Dr. Ira Friedlander
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Colonic (Definition)

This is a combining term referring to some condition, treatment or disease of the colon. Such as colonic enema, colonic ...Read more