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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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I eat healthy food,i use fiber husk every night,i am in my weight maintain phase but for last 3days i feel spastic colon where i go to washroom but...

I eat healthy food,i use fiber husk every night,i am in my weight maintain phase but for last 3days i feel spastic colon where i go to washroom but...

Repost : Hi Julia, it appears that part of your question did not transmit. Please repost it, keeping in mind the character limitations of this forum. ...Read more

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I have daily pain in my left colon, especially in the morning. I have random acne on my face and black heads. I eat healthy food.

I have daily pain in my left colon, especially in the morning. I have random acne on my face and black heads. I eat healthy food.

Unclear if related: Its always best to get medically evaluated when faced with daily symptoms, as you describe. The differential diagnosis may include colon and small bowel, but possibilities that are non-gi related can include: abdominal musculature, female structures, bladder, kidney/ureters. Be prepared to address for your doctor: timing, duration, quality, associations of your discomfort. ...Read more

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Is it possible that stools came back to normal size if I had colon cancer with intake of probiotics, healthier diet and a lot of fiber rich food.

Is it possible that stools came back to normal size if I had colon cancer with intake of probiotics, healthier diet and a lot of fiber rich food.

Colon ca treatment: Dietary measures are helpful in preventing colon cancer. However once colon cancer develops you need to see a doctor to have it properly staged and treated; even the early stages need treatment. ...Read more

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Help please! is bowltrol the healthiest way to efficiently cleanse your colon?

Help please! is bowltrol the healthiest way to efficiently cleanse your colon?

No: There is no need for colon cleansing. One needs to have regular bowel movements. Generous fiber intake help. Some people may need stool softners. ...Read more

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What is the suggested food in case of colon's swelling?

What is the suggested food in case of colon's swelling?

Depend on cause: Why is the colon swollen? You can take the foods as tolerated, but the cause of swelling of the colon needs to be addressed directly, . ...Read more

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Why would a perfectly healthy person have a colon with slow transit?

Many reasons: Undiagnosed hypothyroidism, slow gut motility (squeezing) in general, or illnesses elsewhere in the GI tract can cause slow motility. Get your gallbladder checked for stones, as this can rarely be a cause of slow motility. This disorder is best treated with bulking laxatives (benefiber), an osmotic laxative (miralax), and sometimes with colon-stimulating drugs. Good luck! ...Read more

Colonic (Definition)

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