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Had a ctscan withcontrast showed nodiverticulis but showed colon collapse why did it not show bowel obstruction what else could cause colon collapse?
I have a collapsed sigmoid colon. I've had severe back pain and right sided lower pelvic pain. And not feeling my best most of the time?
Complex case : Hard to know if your symptoms contain direct or referred pain or both. 1. See a GI doc to learn of colon is functioning or the collapsed piece needs removal.'2. X rays of the spine are needed to learn if what treatment will benefit. 3. General Med exam to,check blood labs and sleep to evaluate your general condition. Only so much we can answer from afar ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 ?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
"BOWEL: The left-sided colon including rectosigmoid colon is collapsed. Normal appendix. Stomach and small bowel are unremarkable" what does this mean?
Unclear question: What are your complaints??? If this is an incidental reading of an X-Ray then it's just a normal variant. Why did you get a X-Ray ...Read more
Chronic ab pain CT show submubmucosal enhancement and narrowing of sigmoid and descending colon now those areas are collapsed what does it mean?
You can ask it on: Healthap. Please submit a clear & specific question about colons. Clarify and re-ask. ...Read more
Crazy: Dr nguyen and heller are quite correct. The state of texas prosecuted practitioners of colonic cleansing because the procedure was ineffective and dangerous. This is outlawed in texas now. Patients were killed by perforation of the colon by inexperienced practitioners. This is a practice without scientific basis, in a word - quackery. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
NO, don't do it!!!: This has been addressed many times on healthtap, and the repeated answer is: don't cleanse! it doesn't matter whether the snake oil (sorry "detox cleanse") you choose is "organic" or not--there is no enduring value to "cleansing" your gut without a doctor's advice. What toxins? Rather, there is considerable risk to your health. Pull the prior healthtap answers on this subject, and please don't! ...Read more
Many and varied: Depending on the problem, signs can include nausea and vomiting, constipation, diarrhea, bleeding from the rectum, abdominal cramping, weight loss or gain or no symptoms at all. If you suspect some sort of problem with your colon, see your doc right away for an examination and evaluation. ...Read more
Not necessary: The desire to clean the colon relates to ancient medical theories about internal toxicity derived from the colon. The colon, thank you, is fully capable of taking care of itself and needs no cleansing. You can pay a great deal of money to alternate practitioners for colon cleansing but this is money badly spent. If you think you have medical problems, see your family doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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