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Dr. Bob Ourian
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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


Dr. Leonard Metildi
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Help please! could colon cancer cause abdominal burning sensation?

Help please! could colon cancer cause abdominal burning sensation?

Not generally: Colon cancer usually does not cause any symptoms until it obstructs, bleeds or perforates. A contained perforation causes pain, but is not characterized as burning, more likely as a constant sharp pain. If you are concerned about abdominal pain, you need to see your physician asap. ...Read more

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After surgery 14mos ago to remove rt colon and sm part of intestine. I have severe pain on left side upper abdomen and swelling. With burning sensatio?

After surgery 14mos ago to remove rt colon and sm part of intestine. I have severe pain on left side upper abdomen and swelling. With burning sensatio?

See your doctor: As unfortunately the symptoms you describe could be related to so many different issues that can't be accurately determined without more information, the chance to examine you and possible testing. I would strongly encourage you to seek help in person when any symptoms is "severe". ...Read more

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Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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Burning pain in lower back right side colon?

Burning pain in lower back right side colon?

Recommend evaluation: It certainly could be a variety of things. Ibs, appendicitis, crohn's, gastroenteritis...All worth a visit to your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Sidney Vinson
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I have this burning feeling in upper abdominal area. I'm worried that something is stuck in my colon. What can I do?

I have this burning feeling in upper abdominal area. I'm worried that something is stuck in my colon. What can I do?

See your doctor : Upper abdominal burning is generally associated with disorders of the stomach, gallbladder or upper small intestine rather than the colon. Lower gut symptoms are typicall localized around the belly button or lower. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
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Burning pain in lower right stomach by the appendix and colon?

Burning pain in lower right stomach by the appendix and colon?

Many things: This could be crohns, gastroenteritis, pelvic inflammatory disease. If you symptoms persist for more than a week, you should probably see a doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Oscar Novick
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Dr. Victor Bonuel
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Waves of pain&burning on&off where I have a diverticula at the top part of desc. Colon. Could this be from stool in pouch then subsides when it passes?

Waves of pain&burning on&off where I have a diverticula at the top part of desc. Colon. Could this be from stool in pouch then subsides when it passes?

It's the inherent : Inflammation of the pouches of diverticula aggravated by the passage of undigested food and stool that causes pain. Antibiotics is needed if they are inflamed and pain gets worse. Always follow up with your GI for any concerns. Take care! ...Read more

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Dr. Howard Shapiro
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Family history of colon cancer, 3 weeks of constant burning upper left ab pain, could colon be a suspect? H pylori negative. Hurts both sides aft eat.

Family history of colon cancer, 3 weeks of constant burning upper left ab pain, could colon be a suspect? H pylori negative. Hurts both sides aft eat.

See GI specialist: Colon CA uncommon at your age. There are a number of other causes of pain such as yours. Ask your physician for a referral to a gastroenterologist for a comprehensive evaluation. ...Read more

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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


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