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Dr. Harinder Gill
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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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What are the symptoms of colon problems?

What are the symptoms of colon problems?

Agree: I would just add that all of the above can be caused by other diagnoses than colon cancer. But i agree if any of the above are present please get evaluated by a specialist. ...Read more

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Are there symptoms of colon polyps?

Are there symptoms of colon polyps?

Not typically: On occasion, polyps may infarct, twist on their stalk, bleed, or secrete (villous tumors of the rectum) with resulting "diarrhea." however, most polyps & colon cancers are identified (hopefully) before symptoms develop. Early detection at a smaller polyp size means higher cure rates, lower risk of malignant transformation or invasion, & improved survival before cancer develops. Get a colonoscopy! ...Read more

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What are the first symptoms of cancer of colon?

What are the first symptoms of cancer of colon?

Varies: Early colon cancer is generally asymptomatic. Later stages may cause change in bowel habits, intestinal obstruction, anemia, weight loss and symptoms from metastases. Colon cancer is preventable by screening colonoscopy. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of thickening of colon wall?

What are the symptoms of thickening of colon wall?

Maybe none: How was this thickening found? CT scan finding could see colon thickening of no consequence. May need colonoscopy to check significance if there is any concern. ...Read more

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Is colitis in your colon the same as crones disease?

Is colitis in your colon the same as crones disease?

No: Colitis = inflammation of the colon. It is a condition, a disease state that can be seen with infection, medication, trauma, neoplasm and a number of autoimmune problem such as crohn's disease. Crohn's disease is not restricted to just your colon. ...Read more

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Do doctors consider flora when diagnosing colon disease/disorders?

Do doctors consider flora when diagnosing colon disease/disorders?

It depends: There are many bacteria found in the colon normally. Some don't belong and cause disease. C. Difficile for instance causes pseudomembranous colitis. Other pathogenic bacteria can cause symptom of disease as well. ...Read more

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What is transient inflammation of the colon and what are the symptoms?

Colitis: Inflammation of the colon may be caused by infection or autoimmune diseases like ulcerative colitis or crohn's disease. The latter two conditions are more chronic and the infectious causes tend to be more temporary and may completely clear up without permanent damage after successful treatment. ...Read more

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Often i suffer from waves of pain going through the colon to the rectum , is that i symptom of something bigger?

Often i suffer from waves of pain going through the colon to the rectum , is that i symptom of something bigger?

? tenesmus: It important to know whether this is of a new onset or chronic. Any irritation of the colon can cause cramping that can appear wavelike. New onset could be an infection in the colon, a chronic pain could be multiple cause including irritable bowel or inflammatory bowel disease. A good rule of thumb is does the pain wake you up at night? If it does, this needs to be investigated. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is a colon polyp?

What sort of disease is a colon polyp?

Colon Polyp: A polyp in the colon is not a disease. A polyp is a growth on the surface of the lining of the colon. Some can lead to cancer and some are benign. They usually do not cause symptoms unless they get big. They are removed at colonoscopy to make sure they are not pre-cancerous. You are more likely to get them if you eat fatty foods, smoke, drink alcohol, don't exercise, or obese. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is colon cancer?

Cancer: Colon cancer is a cancer of the large intestine (colon). Surgery is generally required to remove the portion of colon involved with cancer. Colonoscopy is performed to prevent colon cancer. Polyps, small growths, , which can turn into cancer, are removed during a colonoscopy so they don't turn into a cancer. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of colon cancer

What are the symptoms of colon cancer

None at early stage: Early stage of colon cancer has no symptoms at all , that is the reason to have colonascopy, at the age of 50 and on, . Early detection assures the cure, as tumor advances change of bowel habit, bleeding, weight loss, bowel obstruction etc. ...Read more

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What is the symptoms of colon cancer?

What is the symptoms of colon cancer?

More than one sympto: The symptoms are different/varied in each person. Rectal bleed is a common symptom. A change of bowel habits(constipation alternating with diarrhea), weight loss and abdominal pain are relatively common symptoms. What is your age??? ...Read more

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What is the symptoms for colon cancer?

What is the symptoms for colon cancer?

Colon Cancer: Possible Sx's /Signs of colon cancer: Blood in stool, change in feces (loose stool/ constipation/ etc.), abdominal pain, cramps, gas, weight loss, weakness, incomplete evacuation of bowel. See: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/colon-cancer/basics/symptoms/con-20031877 ...Read more

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What are the signs/symptoms of colon cancer?

Varies per person.: Signs and symptoms of colon cancer include: a change in bowel habits (including diarrhea or constipation or a change in the consistency of stool), rectal bleeding or blood in stool, persistent abdominal discomfort (like cramps, gas or pain), a feeling that bowels do not empty completely, weakness / fatigue, and unexplained weight loss. Many people with early colon cancer experience no symptoms. ...Read more

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What is colon cancer? What are its symptoms?

What is colon cancer? What are its symptoms?

Mucosal lesion of bo: colon cancer is a growth arising in the mucosa of the bowel which progresses to invade the bowel wall reaching the ourter serosa and then metastasizing to regional nodes before distatnt metastasis. It develops in a field of normal looking but transformed mucosal cells initiated by the polyoma virus. As it grows it tends to bleed and eventually obstruct the bowel. ...Read more

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Do colon tumours bleed more as the disease progresses?

Do colon tumours bleed more as the disease progresses?

Not necessarily: Bleeding from colon cancer can be slow & mild & not perceptible to the eye. Slow prolonged bleeding can lead to anemia. Larger colon cancers may not show more bleeding. Advanced colon cancers can lead to bowel or colon obstruction or metastatic disease spread to other organs. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms for colon cancer? What are the causes colon cancer?

What are the symptoms for colon cancer? What are the causes colon cancer?

Rectal bleeding is c: Colon cancer can be entirely silent disease, producing little or no symptoms when early and localized to the bowel. So screening with colonoscopy in asymptomatic subjects is advised to look for polyps which are precursors of colon cancer. Rectal bleeding and abdominal pain can be symptoms of this cancer but they are often not early symptoms. The cause of colon cancer is not known. ...Read more

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Is fatigue a symptom of angiodysplasia of the colon?

Is fatigue a symptom of angiodysplasia of the colon?

Unlikely : Only if you have been bleeding from it and a) have a low blood count or b) are iron deficient. Both require a blood test for diagnosis. ...Read more

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Could I have colon cancer and have no symptoms and not be aware of it?

Could I have colon cancer and have no symptoms and not be aware of it?

Definitely!: Absolutely. This is why it is so important for everyone to have a colonoscopy starting at age 50, or possibly earlier if there is a strong family history of colon cancer. Your primary doctor will advise you when to start being screened for colon cancer depending on your risk factors. This is one disease where screening really saves lives, since there may be no early signs like pain or bleeding. ...Read more

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Is prognosis poor for Peritoneal disease in a colon can Patient ?

Is prognosis poor for
Peritoneal disease in a colon can
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Cancer: If the colon cancer has spread away from the starting point it is always a concern. Your oncologist should always be asked what the prognosis will be if the cancer has spread. What will be my 6 month survival rate with and without chemo. If I do get chemo will there be a recurrence. It is hard to get a diagnosis of cancer but it your quality of life that matters and do what is best for you. ...Read more

Dr. Tanya Russo
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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