Top 20 Doctor insights on: 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Can I take hydrocodone for pain from colitis that's caused by cdiff, or is this dangerous because of the toxic megacolon risk?
No: People with toxic megacolon are hospitalized, very sick, at risk of death, and not walking around passing stools and gas daily. ...Read more
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
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
Clear liquids: Clear liquids as long as possible. You need to discuss this with your physician. ...Read more
What are my treatment options for idiopathic megacolon? I have severe constipation and currently on miralax (polyethylene glycol). Is surgery recommended
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