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Intestine (Definition)

The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more


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Bowel resection 10 days ago, tumor &about 12 inch of colon removed, lots of gas but no bowel movement yet & now puss bump on anus? Thx!

Bowel resection 10 days ago, tumor &about 12 inch of colon removed, lots of gas but no bowel movement yet & now puss bump on anus? Thx!

Call your doctor.: This type of question should be addressed to your surgeon. A proper answer would take more questions/details for a proper response. ...Read more

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I had a colon resection a month and a half ago. Lately when I have a bowel movement i get pain in my lower back and abdomen. Any ideas?

I had a colon resection a month and a half ago. Lately when I have a bowel movement i get pain in my lower back and abdomen. Any ideas?

Yes: You want to let your surgeon know about this. He/she did the resection and must know about it. Better be safe and good luck. Hopefully nothing serious. ...Read more

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I had a hysterectomy with a colon cleanse 6 days ago. I still haven't had a bowel movement. Should i be concerned?

I had a hysterectomy with a colon cleanse 6 days ago. I still haven't had a bowel movement. Should i be concerned?

Probably normal: If you're passing gas, then i would not be worried about it. If you're not passing gas, or if you're feeling the urge to stool but cannot pass it, call your surgeon. ...Read more

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What would cause colon to not complete bowel movement - retain some and cause bad odor despite clean tpaper? Fix?

What would cause colon to not complete bowel movement - retain some and cause bad odor despite clean tpaper? Fix?

Doctor to evaluate: There are several reasons why poop would end up stuck in the rectum, so a primary care doctor or a G.I. Specialist should evaluate. Causes include constipation (slow transit of stool through the intestine), medications that slow the bowel, nerve disorders that slow the bowel, tumors blocking flow of the stool, etc... A patient can use laxatives to keep the rectum clear, awaiting his appointment. ...Read more

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I just started taking colon cleansers to regulate my bowel movement. Is it a good idea to take 2 pills in the morning and 2 during lunch/evening?

I just started taking colon cleansers to regulate my bowel movement. Is it a good idea to take 2 pills in the morning and 2 during lunch/evening?

It might be: This depends on what type of colon cleanser pills you are taking. It is important to read the instructions on the packaging and follow those. Do not take more pills or take the pill more frequently than is advised on the package. ...Read more

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This morning i had a bowel movement that was about 12 inches long. Is this a sign of colon cancer?

Not a specific sign: But any change in bowel habits is a warning sign. Have your doctor check your stool for occult blood. If that is positive, you need to have a colonoscopy. ...Read more

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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


Colonic (Definition)

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