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Colon dr wrote me diltiazem gel in petroleum base 2% but pharmacies never heard of this drug. Is this available or need to be compounded?Any feedback
Colonoscopy showed erythematous mucosa in sigmoid colon. Dr said it is probably from C.diff which I had about 5 months earlier. Should I be worried?
Any symptoms?: Do not be concerned about the finding you mentioned. If you do not have any symptoms, let it be. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
Have giant liver hemagioma .i feel like a long hard lump on right upper quandrant is that my liver or colon ? Could dr feel the colon on a physical?
Usually not: Cannot usually feel the colon on examination unless there is a mass on/in the colon. Hemangiomas in the liver are usually not a problem unless they impaired function of the liver or blood flow through the liver. Not sure exactly what you're feeling on your right upper quadrant. Best to see your doctor, show them what you are feeling so they can help you determine what this is and whether a problem. ...Read more
Malignant tumor removed surgically from sigmoid colon, the dr. Said he found a very tiny mass on the uterus (millimeters) which didn't appear in ct. Is this considered as metastasis or still stage 3?
Was the mass on: The uterus which touched the sigmoid colon? Was this mass biopsied? More information would be useful. If biopsied and found to be consistent with colon cancer, the uterus is not a distant organ, but would raise the t to t4b and overall stage would become stage iii c. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Sure I have colon cancer but dr says likely ibs.Having colonoscopy in 3 weeks.Symptoms are chronic diarreah.Pain.Gas.Weight loss which i gain back.
Had tender pain on right side of abdominal and back hurts. Did cat scan showed inflamed colon and GI dr said its either abcess or diverticulitis ?
Ok I got. 11 year old boy dr say his colon is stretch like really bad cuz he had problem few years well I want to know how serious is a stretch colon?
Chronic constipation: can lead to a megacolon" if severe & long-term. A pediatric gastroenterologist can check that it's functional constipation & treat with bowel clean-out, then Miralax (polyethylene glycol) for 6 months or more. When he has soft stools at least every other day, have him sit on the toilet for 15 min., 15 min. after dinner nightly. Long-standing "stretching" of colon increases risk of diverticulosis in adult middle-age. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 2 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