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Complications of a collapsed colon with ovarian cancer?

Complications of a collapsed colon with ovarian cancer?

Call surgeon: If ovarian cancer has caused obstruction of the large intestine, common humanity would call for a surgeon to see if he/she can relieve the obstruction by whatever means even if the cancer is uncurable long-term. ...Read more

Dr. Patricia Foster
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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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I recently had a CT scan and it came back that I have scattered diverticula. and a collapsed tranverse colon with no blockage..How. worried should I b?

I recently had a CT scan and it came back that I have scattered diverticula. and a collapsed tranverse colon with no blockage..How. worried should I b?

Two problems: The diverticuli are common and called diverticulosis. It is a problem if they get inflamed or if they rupture. The collapsed transverse colon depends on the reason for the collapse. It can be a normal or a problem. You need to discuss with your physicians and your gastroentrologist. ...Read more

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I had a CT scan done for pain in my lower abdomen, the results show that I have a collapsed sigmoid colon. What does this mean and what can be done ?

I had a CT scan done for pain in my lower abdomen, the results show that I have a collapsed sigmoid colon. What does this mean and what can be done ?

See your doctor: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more

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My CT scan showed that my decending and sigmoid colon was collapsed what does that mean ?

ColonDidntFallInADay: Did they use that word? Or did they say "redundant" ?? That's just a slightly longer colon that flops around or settles lower than normal and usually keeps out of trouble, except maybe for occasional constipation or cramps. Rarely, it will twist and cause a problem. As long as you are otherwise healthy, hydrated and eating fibre, you should do OK unless, of course it has collapsed, then you're SOL ...Read more

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What to do if I have a question regarding collapsing colons?

What to do if I have a question regarding collapsing colons?

You can ask it on: Healthap. Please submit a clear & specific question about colons. Clarify and re-ask. ...Read more

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How common is loopy colons?

 How common  is loopy colons?

How loopy: most of people older than sixty and used to take a lot of laxatives, and used to strain, and suffered from constipation will have loopy colon, is more common than you think. ...Read more

Dr. James Lin
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Collapse (Definition)

Collapse refers to falling from the upright position to the ground. Circulatory collapse means the blood circulation is failing due to problems such as poor pumping from the heart, low blood volume ...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