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How could someone know if they had Peritonitis? Are there always symptoms? Or should I go to the doctors to check? I experienced bleeding while in bathroom. Anal Fissure or Colon Perforation? Thanks.

How could someone know if they had Peritonitis? Are there always symptoms? Or should I go to the doctors to check? I experienced bleeding while in bathroom. Anal Fissure or Colon Perforation? Thanks.

Peritonitis Symtoms: Peritonitis will cause excruciating pain and usually associated with infection in the abdomen. Bleeding can be from hemorrhoids. Anal fissures tend to cause a lot of anal pain. Doubtful that you have colonic perforation. When you see a doctor, they should find a cause for blood per rectum by simple examination and perhaps colonoscopy. ...Read more

Fissure (Definition)

Grooves or clefts in various anatomical structures such as the brain (transverse fissure between cerebrum & cerebellum), the skull (sphenoidal fissure), the liver (for the ligamentum teres), the lung (oblique fissure), the spinal cord (ventral median fissure), or other structures such as the palpebral fissure between upper & lower eyelids. Can also be a tear in a structure ...Read more


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I had fissures for 7 years...I get pain in my colon, left side - it's like...A dull achy but noticeable pain. Are these linked? Cancer? I'm 17 year old

I had fissures for 7 years...I get pain in my colon, left side - it's like...A dull achy but noticeable pain. Are these linked? Cancer? I'm 17 year old

Anal Fissures: Anal fissures do not cause cancer, but a complication can develop known as a fistula. A cool-rectal surgeon should examine you and see if this is the problem you have developed. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have colonoscopy even with rectum fissures because of bloody diarrhea from colon?

Is it possible to have colonoscopy even with rectum fissures because of bloody diarrhea from colon?

Colonoscopy: It is important to find the cause of your rectal bleeding even if you have anal fissures by doing the colonoscopy. Good luck. ...Read more

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What's the difference between a colon fissure and colon fistula?

What's the difference between a colon fissure and colon fistula?

Tear vs tunnel!: Anal fissure is a very painful tear of the sensitive anal lining, while a fistula is an infected tunnel that connects inside with outside. Often a fissure will heal without surgery, while a fistula usually won't, but get checked if you think you have either if these painful anorectal problems. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, was just wondering what is a fissure on your colon and is it treatable?

Anal fissure: Anal fissures are essentially cracks in the lining of the anal canal that develop due to trauma, most commonly passage of dry hard stool. It is definitely treatable. Many topical medications have been tried with varying success rates. A short surgical procedure called tailored lateral internal sphincerotomy has the best success rates. ...Read more

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Dr. Said I have an inflamed anus either because of internal hemmrhoid or fissure. Says not to worry. No family history of colon cancer I am 42.

Dr. Said I have an inflamed anus either because of internal hemmrhoid or fissure. Says not to worry. No family history of colon cancer I am 42.

Get treatment: Whether it is hemorrhoids or anal fissure, you should get it treated.
Without family history of early age colon cancer, you do not need to worry about that. When you turn 50, get a screening colonoscopy.
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

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Had rectal bleeding for a few weeks 2.5 years ago. No bleeding since. Dr said it was likely fissure that healed. Would colon cancer continue to bleed?

Had rectal bleeding for a few weeks 2.5 years ago. No bleeding since. Dr said it was likely fissure that healed. Would colon cancer continue to bleed?

Rectal bleeding: If your rectal bleeding has come back, then okay to get in to your doc for evaluation. More likely this is a hemorrhoid or recurrent fissure. Cancer in your age group is very low incidence. However, an exam under anesthesia will lead to a diagnosis, and treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can an anal fissure be detected by a colon rectal surgeon by a digital rectal exam or anoscopy?

Can an anal fissure be detected by a colon rectal surgeon by a digital rectal exam or anoscopy?

Not so deep: This can often be detected by simply spreading the anal opening by lateral traction on adjacent skin. Any primary care doc can find the common ones. Anoscopy can see further up but is usually unnecessary unless you are looking for a source of bleeding. ...Read more

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Was told I had a narrowing of the anal canal due to scarring after colon surgery. Called a fissure? What is the success rate of fixing this w surgery?

Was told I had a narrowing of the anal canal due to scarring after colon surgery. Called a fissure? What is the success rate of fixing this w surgery?

Miscommunication: I think you are confusing your terms here. What you are describing sounds like an anal stricture/stenosis. An anal fissure is a tear in the lining of the anus. These are two totally different processes with different treatments. I would clarify with your physician what it is you have exactly. Strictures can initially be treated with dilation. ...Read more

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Could a Colon Perforation be confused with a Anal Fissure? How can I tell the difference? Worried I might get Peritonitis if I have a perforation.

Could a Colon Perforation be confused with a Anal Fissure? How can I tell the difference? Worried I might get Peritonitis if I have a perforation.

No it shouldn't: Anal fissure will usually give you pain in the anal area and mostly after bowel movement. Colon perforation is a life threatening emergency presenting with severe abdominal pain, nausea, fever and usually progressing to more severe symptoms of not addressed promptly. Recommend to see your general surgeon or gastroenterologist if you having rectal pain. ...Read more

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Sir I have anal fissure if I take stool softner then I do not have experience had hard stool, tear in my colon or bleeding. Can I take this stool softne?

Sir I have anal fissure if I take stool softner then I do not have experience had hard stool, tear in my colon or bleeding. Can I take this stool softne?

Anal fissures.: You can certainly take stool softeners, something like Docusate, once daily for a few weeks in an attempt to get the fissure to heal. But I wouldn’t recommend continuing it indefinitely. ...Read more

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Parasite infection? Have had heart palps, itchy scalp, inflammation of throat and colon. Sinus congestion on and off. Leaky stool with mucus that subsided. Possibly anal fissure felt pain in rectum towards back/tailbone when pushing out to pass gas.

Parasite infection? Have had heart palps, itchy scalp, inflammation of throat and colon. Sinus congestion on and off. Leaky stool with mucus that subsided. Possibly anal fissure felt pain in rectum towards back/tailbone when pushing out to pass gas.

See a doctor: You need to see a doctor
you are having many symptoms, it is hard to see if some of them are connected, or you are having two or three different problems
from heart to itchy scalp, throat infection, and colon, sinus congestion, and leaky stool with anal fissure.
please see a doctor
they can help better with this complicated picture. ...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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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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What is transient inflammation of the colon and what are the symptoms?

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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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's the symptom of colon disease and how you will get it? And what's the best thing to do to

Obviously if: Symptoms see pcp. Symptoms are varied- bleeding (imost important), diarrhea, constipation, pain, loss of appetite, wt. Loss, fatigue ...Read more

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How soon after a colonoscopy would you have symptoms if your colon was perforated?

How soon after a colonoscopy would you have symptoms if your colon was perforated?

Need to get checked: Usually a perforation is evident very early in recovery after the procedure, but occasionally if a polyp has been removed perforation can happen within a few days afterwards. Bottom line is that if you are concerned or are having symptoms, you should definitely call your gastroenterologist's office, because the risks could be serious. ...Read more

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Is headaches a symptom that causes colon polyups also she's been having diarreah for the past year what do you think it could be?

Is headaches a symptom that causes colon polyups also she's been having diarreah for the past year what do you think it could be?

See a GI specialist: Headaches don't cause polyps. Diarrhea for one year could be irritable bowel syndrome or inflammatory bowel disease such as ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease or microscopic colitis. You should see a Gastroenterologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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How to relieve colon pain? I have a pain spot on the edge of my left side. No other symptoms. I suspect that it's colon. What can I do?

How to relieve colon pain? I have a pain spot on the edge of my left side. No other symptoms. I suspect that it's colon. What can I do?

Left side pain: Left sided abdominal pain may indicate a gas pocket, which is common in the splenic flexure of the colon. Such a pain may indicate constipation. And such pain may indicate diverticulitis. Be aware if you have fever. If so, see your doctor right away. Be aware if you may be constipated. Relief with a gentle laxative, such as milk of magnesia or citrate of magnesia or Miralax (polyethylene glycol) will help. ...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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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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Colonic (Definition)

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