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What can I do to get a colon infection?

What can I do to get a colon infection?

Not something to get: Colon infn isn't something you want! causes: viral (norwalk, adeno, rotovirus), followed by bacterial (e coli, salmonella, shigella, campylobacter, c difficile) ; parasites (giardia, cyclospora) infn spread on hands of people w/poor hygiene who then pass it on. To get: drink unprocessed h2o ; eat undercooked food, fruits/vegies esp. From street vendors in 3rd world countries ; dont wash your hands. ...Read more

Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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Should i be concerned if my 75 year old grandma has a colon infection how does this occur what causes it?

Should i be concerned if my 75 year old grandma has a colon infection how does this occur what causes it?

Depends: Is is clostridium difficile? This is an infection that can occur after antibitoic treatment for any other infections and is not uncommon in the elderly. I can however, become a significant problem and be difficult to eradicate. It also can be transmitted to others that have a weak immune system. Antibiotics include Metronidazole and/or vancomycin. Newer antibiotics have been developed as well. ...Read more

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What causes colon infection?

What causes colon infection?

Many things: There are numerous organisms including viruses, bacteria, fungi, parasites of differing kinds, etc., that can cause infections of the colon. ...Read more

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What can cause a colon infection?

What can cause a colon infection?

Many possibilities: From viruses, bacteria, fungi, parasites there are numerous organisms that can do this. They can get there through the oral cavity by ingestion, or by anal sex, occasionally by extension from the blood stream, etc. ...Read more

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What is colon infection, its causes and remedies?

Medical Science : This question would require a full textbook to answer. There are so many different infections and other conditions of the colon that i doubt we on this app can adequately supply you with any valuable information. Perhaps if you have a specific question or reason for asking this you can share it would be better. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of infection in your colon?

How do you get rid of infection in your colon?

Antibiotics : You will need antibiotics which should be prescribed by your PCP and under their direct supervision . ...Read more

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Can a colon infection cause colon cancer?

Usually not: Infections can co-exist with, but not cause, colon cancer. Ulcerative colitis, which is not an infection but an inflammatory disease, is tied to increased chances of developing colon cancer. ...Read more

Dr. Ana Adelstein
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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


Colonic (Definition)

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