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Can the colon block my stool to get stuck in my rectum????

Can the colon block my stool to get stuck in my rectum????

Likely not: The colon and the rectum are parts of the same thing: the large intestine. The colon is the part of the large intestine that is inside your body, the rectum is the part of the large intestine that is near the anus. So unless the colon "telescopes" into the rectum then no the colon full of stool cannot get stuck in the rectum. ...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


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I have a mostly blocked colon from a 10.2cm anteverted uterus and fibroid, yet no one wants to do a hysterectomy. I am 52 years old & small bodytype.

I have a mostly blocked colon from a 10.2cm anteverted uterus and fibroid, yet no one wants to do a hysterectomy.  I am 52 years old & small bodytype.

Why not ? : If your uterine fibroid is so big that it's blocking your colon then the hysterectomy is a perfectly reasonable option. Schedule a visit with an ob/gyn for a second opinion. You may be able to find one who can do this robotically in a minimally invasive way. ...Read more

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3 years colon still always blocked by thick, stringy mucus from anus. Nonstop gas. Bloated, miserable, bedridden. Gi says ibs. Poss intestine candida?

3 years colon still always blocked by thick, stringy mucus from anus. Nonstop gas. Bloated, miserable, bedridden. Gi says ibs. Poss intestine candida?

Intestinal Candida: Is a very rare infection. Can occur in immunosuppress patients. If your GI said you have ibs he is most probably right. Do you have a colonoscopy done? Results? Eliminating high-gas food like carbonated beverages, salads, raw foods and vegetables, specially cabbage, broccoli, cauliflowers. Also anticholinergic medicines. New drug are approved for the treatment of ibs. Talk to your gi. ...Read more

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Is vitamin K producted in the colon?

Is vitamin K producted in the colon?

Yes: What a great question! Vitamin K is actually produced from bacterial flora in our large intestine and is an important component of blood clotting. Thanks for taking such an interest in your health! ...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

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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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Do colon clense help?

Do colon clense help?

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 more

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Is colon cleasing safe?

Is colon cleasing safe?

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

Colonic (Definition)

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