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For what purpose?: If you're looking for powerful laxatives, i assume you feel very constipated or are looking to "cleanse." if the latter, please reconsider ; check out numerous Healthtap answers that point to problems with colon cleansers--don't use them! if constipation however is new or has significantly worsened, or is accompanied by distension, vomiting, fever, pain then don't self-medicate but get checked. ...Read more
Is is safe to flush colon (rectum) with plain water using a health faucet for my 12yr daughter. I have safely practiced this twice daily for 30 yrs. ?
Pudgy stomach after eating. Next day it's smaller but still pudgy. Used to go away but now it doesn't. Do i need colon cleaner to flush system?
Pudgy: Sometimes that helps temporarily. Are you getting fat or a "roll". ...Read more
X ray showed constipaction at start of large intestine. Stool test showed c diff toxin b present. No d. Treatment be needed? Or flush colon & probotic
Constipation/C. Dif : There is a small percentage of healthy adult will have c. Difficile toxin tested positive, but they will not need to be treated if they are symptomatic. It is not recommended to test for c. Difficile toxin status if you do not have diarrhea. For your constipation, suggest high fiber diet, use citrucel (one tablespoon in 8 oz of water, drink daily). If the above not help, you can try MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) otc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not a cleanse fan: As a surgeon, i must admit I am not a fan of 'colon cleansing, ' especially with harsh or aggressive cleansers. This can lead to electrolyte imbalances and irritation (colitis), as well as flaring hemorrhoids if you have them. I prefer proper nutrition and high fiber diet and your colon will take better care of itself. Your colon is designed to do what it does and eliminate waste naturally. ...Read more
SIBO: Very doubtful. Bacterial overgrowth is treated with antibiotics although whether this is first line treatment is arguable. Some recommend probiotics as first line therapy with antibiotics reserved for more severe cases. Prokinetic drugs are other options but research in humans is limited.Antibiotics with Rifaximin appearing to have the most success. ...Read more
My body is producing excess bile which i discovered as a result of colonoscopy and the flush of colon was clear yellow liquid never appearing before?
I'm a chronic Lyme patient; anti microbial use has caused yeast overgrowth and now yeast die-off symptoms. Is colon cleanse nec. to flush toxins?
Herxheimer Reaction: The die-off may be going too quickly. If you are using a doc prescribed medicine ask him/her about lowering the dose. If over the counter back off a little. Your body is killing off faster than you can expel the results. Peace and good health. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Which is the safest and natural way of colon cleansing? I am scared to try any product or salt water flush but I have good bowel function. I need help
Had colostomy surgery for colon/bladder fistula. Have a super pubic catheter from previous. Since surgery the cath hasn't drained - bladder flush?
Call your surgeon: While it seems likely that flushing may resolve a suprapubic catheter that is not draining, it is critical that you contact your surgeon for advise. This it sounds like the surgery was fairly recent and because your repair may be adversely affected if the flush is done incorrectly (and if the flushing does not work, your surgeon will need to see you anyways), best to put him/her on alert. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
19yrOld teen,abdomen painsevere.gallstones.diagnosed w ulcers.Has had CT,HIDA,endos/colon.fullness,can't eat,fever off/on,shakes,flush face,miserable?
I suffer from depression. Colonic therapy relieved the depression for about a week. The treatments resulted in my body going completely flush as if the treatment was stimulating a vaso-dialiating hormone. What hormone would cause this effect?
Flush: The flush you experienced may have been from transient bacteremia which can be caused by instrumentation or manipulation of your GI system, this is mediated by cytokines and chemokines involved in the immune response. Those who experience flushing during a dumping syndrome associated with the carcinoid syndrome, which you can google, have serotonin mediated flushing. Colonoscopy at age 50? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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