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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