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Are there any natural remedies for toxic megacolon?

Are there any natural remedies for toxic megacolon?

No. (can be fatal): Toxic megacolon can be fatal. Hospitalization and treatment is needed. The large intestine, already stressed by inflammatory bowel disease or infection, one day stops moving and dilates full of air. The infection can spread throughout the large intestine, into the blood, and cause sepsis, shock, and death. Without rapid improvement, surgeons have to cut out the large intestine to save one's life. ...Read more

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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Toxic Megacolon (Definition)

Toxic megacolon is a dilation of the colon above 6 cm. It is typically associated with signs of severe illness (such as increased heart rate, fever, etc). It is diagnosed by a thorough assessment by your doctor and abdominal x-rays. It is a serious condition ...Read more


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Will toxic megacolon kill me if I don't get treatment?

Will toxic megacolon kill me if I don't get treatment?

Absolutely: It has to resolve otherwise surgery is critical before the colon ruptures and you go into shock. ...Read more

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How often do chron's children develop toxic megacolon?

How often do chron's children develop toxic megacolon?

Uncertain: The percentage of inflammatory bowel patients (ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease) who get toxic megacolon is not known. Around 1990, some estimated the number to be 1% to 5% of patients overall. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: toxic megacolon?

What is the definition or description of: toxic megacolon?

Dilated, sick: Toxic megacolon is a dilation of the colon above 6 cm. It is typically associated with signs of severe illness (such as increased heart rate, fever, etc). It is diagnosed by a thorough assessment by your doctor and abdominal x-rays. It is a serious condition that often requires surgery. ...Read more

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What organisms cause toxic megacolon?

Multiple: True toxic megacolon is a complication of crohn's disease and uc. It can be associated with any bacteria present in the colon. Antibiotics given as part of the treatment should cover c. Diff, enterococcus, and gnr's. ...Read more

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What is the parasite that causes toxic megacolon?

What is the parasite that causes toxic megacolon?

Toxic megacolon: This is a clinical syndrome that may be caused by many different inflammatory conditions. These days the most common infection may be clostridium difficile colitis. Ulcerative colitis and chrohn's disease may also be involved frequently. Parasitic infection would be a rare cause. ...Read more

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Can I take hydrocodone for pain from colitis that's caused by cdiff, or is this dangerous because of the toxic megacolon risk?

Can I take hydrocodone for pain from colitis that's caused by cdiff, or is this dangerous because of the toxic megacolon risk?

Not recommend: I would not recommend this, for reasons you mentioned. It has constipating effect, and in essence, you want to get the stool out...
I would try advil instead if you can tolerate it and have no kidney or heart issues as a contraindication. ...Read more

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Could you have toxic megacolon but still pass stools and gas everyday?

Could you have toxic megacolon but still pass stools and gas everyday?

No: People with toxic megacolon are hospitalized, very sick, at risk of death, and not walking around passing stools and gas daily. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with cdiff and on day 3 of vanco. Having difficulty passing gas and only have 2 BMs a day. Toxic megacolon a concern?

Diagnosed with cdiff and on day 3 of vanco. Having difficulty passing gas and only have 2 BMs a day. Toxic megacolon a concern?

C diff: In addition to vancomycin are you also taking any antidiarrhea medication like Imodium? If so, this could be slowing your intestinal motility. I would be concerned if you were not having any bowel movements and if your abdomen is very distended. Nevertheless you should be examined by your physician if you're experiencing abdominal distress. ...Read more

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2weeks ago I felt left side colon pain of10.It released and a warmth ran down my insides. Terrible bloating after eating now. Sore. Toxic megacolon?

Be checked. ..: As long as still able to pass gas & move bowel and without history of inflammatory bowel diseases (ulcerative colitis or Chrohn's disease), the odd to have toxic megacolon is low. Nonetheless, make sure to be evaluated ASAP without trying to wait out. How to have all related things for good care done correctly? Follow steps / instructions in http://formefirst. Com/eNewsletter06.html. ...Read more

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What is a less toxic more natural alternative to chemo therapy for breast cancer treatment?

What is a less toxic more natural alternative to chemo therapy for breast cancer treatment?

Consult Oncologist!: For estrogen or Progesterone positive receptor cancer of breast: hormone manipulation: estrogen receptor inhibitors-tamoxifen or aromatase inhibitors-arimidex, aromasin, (exemestane) letrosole etc! ...Read more

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What is the treatment for toxic shock syndrome?

What is the treatment for toxic shock syndrome?

Several days/weeks: If the treatment is intensive before it becomes a full blown cardiac emergency- days. If ICU care is involved, then weeks after antibiotics, blood replacement, and sometimes d.I.C. (clotting problems) occasionally, if the diagnosis is missed or not treated soon enough, death is the result. ...Read more

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What is the best remedy for a toxic goiter?

What is the best remedy for a toxic goiter?

I131 or pills: Most endocrinologists recommend radioiodine, but some like to use pills. Unfortunately the pills rarely give you a permanent cure. Radioiodine does, but can result in hypothyroidism. Discuss with an endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Treatment for vitamin a toxicity?

Treatment for vitamin a toxicity?

Vitamin Toxicity: Is very rare but can happen with very high and prolonged doses of fat soluble vitamins (ADEK) ...Read more

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Can you please suggest treatment for toxic mold exposure?

Can you please suggest treatment for toxic mold exposure?

Mold in the home: There are many types of mold and many of them are black. Fixing the problem of indoor mold requires removal of water leakage and/or improving ventilation. High mold counts can cause discomfort as an irritant or allergy/asthma problems if you have an allergy to the mold. First, remove the mold. Second, improve ventilation. Third, seek treatment for allergy ; asthma symptoms. ...Read more

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Natural Remedies (Definition)

Natural remedies are plant based supplements to help with different symptoms people have. They are found ...Read more


Megacolon (Definition)

Dilation and hypertrophy of the large intestine, due to ...Read more