colon muscle spasms

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Colon muscle spasms are severe cramps occurring in the muscles of the lower digestive tract (colon).

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Dr. Robert Kwok answered:

can a person have muscle spasms in their colon?

Happens off and on

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Many people have had muscle spasms in their colons. It's the painful crampy feeling during strong bowel movements with diarrhea, use of laxatives during constipation, or cramps during irritable bowel syndrome. The muscles in the colon are supposed to move gently and rhythmically, to move the stool through at a normal pace. When spasms occur, there will be crampy pains.
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Dr. Mary Maluccio answered:

If I'm having muscle weakness weight loss and its colon cancer, does that mean its spreading? Colonoscopy in 2 weeks.

Not necessarily

Anemia
The symptoms you describe are non specific. If the colonoscopy is being done for anemia, the anemia alone can cause all over body symptoms.
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How to tell if lower left abdomen pain is from descending colon or muscle? Dull pain, sharp when twisting body right. Had for 4 days slowly better.

Abdominal pain

Colon
pain from muscle will completely relieve in certain positions, from colon it will remain
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Dr. Jack Rubin answered:

Colon Cancer Surgery:2cm tumr stage(pT3,N1b,Mx).Is curable with chemo?How many cycles?Which chemo is good for(75 y old,heart muscle 35%,only 1 kidney)

Colon cancer

Cancer
Your question is best answered by an oncologist. Ask your surgeon to refer you to one for an answer and treatment.
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Dr. Kevin M. Meyer answered:

Hi, I had emergency surgery for a twisted colon in May of 2011. I have severe cramping of my stomach muscles taking my breath away. ???

Be cautious

Colon
If it lasts more than a few hours or is associated with fever/chills, recurrent vomiting, or inability to pass gas, you should go to the ER.
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Dr. David Drewitz answered:

Ct scan shows mass of inflam. beside ascending colon. Abdomen muscles very tight over area. What could it be? Which test/specialist to diagnose. Pain.

Colitis

Colon
Inflammation of the colon is likely due to an infection or inflammation of the colon. The most common cause of inflammation of the ascending colon would be a bacterial infection (e.g.. food poisoning), especially if associated with diarrhea. See a GI specialist. Good luck!
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Dr. Emil Shakov answered:

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?

Hirschsprung

Nerve
You may have a mild form of this disease which usually affects infants. This is hereditary. Diagnosed by biopsy which shows missing nerve plexus in the muscular layer of intestine
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Dr. Alain Ades answered:

Can relaxing help colon spasms in a normal digestive system?

Yes

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Relaxation and yoga are incredibly effective
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How can I best prevent a colon spasm & what is best for the pain?

Not easily

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If you are prone but the best thing is eating 5 servings of veggies, 4 of fruits drinking 8 glasses of water a day and exercising at least 20 minutes 3 times a week. There are meds your doc can prescribe when the spasms come. All the best!!
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If i cut open my abdomen and rip out my colon, will it continue its violent spasms?

Please , please

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don't do that. It will make your problem much worse. For severe abdominal pain - please go to the Emergency Room immediately for evaluation.
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