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Is a range of haemoglobin 12 and RBC 3.75 a range to worry in males. Can this mean colon issues...Advise.
Possibly: There are several types of anemia, which are categorized as macrocytic, normocytic or microcytic (size of red blood cells); hyperchromic, normochromic or hypochromic (concentration of hemoglobin respective to red blood cell size). Normal hemoglobin/hematocrit range: 13.5-15/40-45. Acute blood loss due to gastrointestinal bleeding usually presents as normocytic, normochromic anemia. ...Read more
Had 5 CTabdomen pelvis over 5 years, all unremarkable, no iv contrat (but with oral), Colon issues for about 6 years.Getting scopesoon Worried cancr?
What are other causes of severe menstrual pain when endometriosis, cancer, fibroids, cysts, adenomyosis, and colon issues have been ruled out?
This link adds more: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/menstrual-cramps/basics/causes/con-20025447Get a more detailed answer ›
Is it likely that three abdominal /pelvic CT scans taken over the course of a year (for colon issues) would miss colon cancer?
It is possible: In a routine ct, the colon can be very difficult to evaluate. Stool throughout the colon makes it difficult to identify small masses (i.e., early cancer). Also, there are almost always areas of contraction in the walls that can mimic tumors. Unless the ct is done after a thorough colon prep and with a specific technique designed to identify polyps, colon cancers can "hide" very easily. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Colon issues 4 years, 4 ct scans Over 4 years show diverticulosis, sigmoidoscopy to 35cm normal, woke to bloody diaherea today colon cancer?
Have chronic low back pain. No diagnosis. Hurts worse when gassy or have bowel movement. It's not colon issues. What else could this be?
Diagnostic injection: Most back pain is either discogenic or facetogenic. That is either from your disc or the joints in your lower back. A less common cause is the sacroiliac joint. An MRI is useful if not done. After MRI history and physical exam diagnostic X-ray guided blocks can give you a diagnosis and lead to specific treatment . ...Read more
Male24 187pounds 5^9. After eating spicy food has urgent bowel movement.(Been in same condition for 4 months) father has a colon issue. Genetic?
IBS often is.: Gosh, everyone in my family anyway. http://www.nerdpocalypse.net/irritable%20bowel.html ...Read more
Colon issues 4 yrs, had sigmoidoscopy (35 cm) and 4 Ct over 3 1/2 years. Only found diverticulousis, crampy, mucusy stools, occaisonal blood, cancer?
Had colectomy 10/12. Severe colonic inertia. Dad had 9" removed of colon same issue. Muscles & nerves bad. Any connection? Ibs in family both sides. Can there be a genetic connection?
Depends on why...: Many diseases, some serious, some self-limiting, can cause an inflamed colon (colitis). Some like infections, diverticulitis, ischemia are reversible/treatable and the colon will heal, leaving no trace. Others can wax and wane, leaving scarring and may eventually require surgery sometimes. ...Read more
If I had clean colonoscooy 10 years ago,no family history of colon cancer, no issues, iscologuard ok?
Hi I want to know if the whole CT scan of abdomen with color dye or whole ultrasound of abdomen show Colon (if there are issues in colon)?
Issue today with yellowish, smelly anal discharge...Not taking any new medications...No bleeding...Mild discomfort for few min w/spastic colon. Never had this issue before. Should i see physician?
Yes: If this was a new event and does not recur, it was probable just something you ate and can be ignored for now. If it continues, especially if there is any.Change in your bowel movements, you should see a health care provider. You might be referred for a colonoscopy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Does peppermint oil supplement need to be "enteric coated" for it to benefit the colon? I have bowel issues such as diarrhea and spasm.
Got endoscopy,whole abdomen color IV CT scan, whole abdomen ultarsound & all came ok except a mild GERD.Will these show issue in colon too like cancer?
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