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How to relieve colon pain? I have a pain spot on the edge of my left side. No other symptoms. I suspect that it's colon. What can I do?

How to relieve colon pain? I have a pain spot on the edge of my left side. No other symptoms. I suspect that it's colon. What can I do?

Left side pain: Left sided abdominal pain may indicate a gas pocket, which is common in the splenic flexure of the colon. Such a pain may indicate constipation. And such pain may indicate diverticulitis. Be aware if you have fever. If so, see your doctor right away. Be aware if you may be constipated. Relief with a gentle laxative, such as milk of magnesia or citrate of magnesia or Miralax (polyethylene glycol) will help. ...Read more

Dr. Steven Griggs
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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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2weeks ago I felt left side colon pain of10.It released and a warmth ran down my insides. Terrible bloating after eating now. Sore. Toxic megacolon?

2weeks ago I felt left side colon pain of10.It released and a warmth ran down my insides. Terrible bloating after eating now. Sore. Toxic megacolon?

Be checked. ..: As long as still able to pass gas & move bowel and without history of inflammatory bowel diseases (ulcerative colitis or Chrohn's disease), the odd to have toxic megacolon is low. Nonetheless, make sure to be evaluated ASAP without trying to wait out. How to have all related things for good care done correctly? Follow steps / instructions in http://formefirst. Com/eNewsletter06.html. ...Read more

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What can cause colon pain (no blood, no diarrhea) after doing triple therapy & omeprazole for h pylori? Just left side/LLQ.

What can cause colon pain (no blood, no diarrhea) after doing triple therapy & omeprazole for h pylori? Just left side/LLQ.

Scope: The best way to look for the cause is a scope. You may still have diverticulosis or a polyp. Also consider IBD or gluten allergy. Follow up with your doctor as required. All the best. ...Read more

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I have colon pain. No bloody stool, no diarrhea, just like an ache and some sharp pain here and there, mostly left side. What could it be?

I have colon pain. No bloody stool, no diarrhea, just like an ache and some sharp pain here and there, mostly left side. What could it be?

See GI or colorectal: There can be several causes of localized left sided pain, including colonic reasons, but also urinary causes such as a kidney stone. Unless you have had an evaluation such as colonoscopy, one cannot eliminate causes such as colitis or inflammatory bowel disease. Diverticulitis can cause localized symptoms. In addition, once these are ruled out, irritable bowel disorders can also lead to spasm. ...Read more

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Ct with oral, iv&rectal contrast. All normal. Severe ovulation & left colon pain with thin stool. Wbc25, neutroph88.aft12day antibio wbc13& normal neutro??

Ct with oral, iv&rectal contrast. All normal. Severe ovulation & left colon pain with thin stool. Wbc25, neutroph88.aft12day antibio wbc13& normal neutro??

Infection: You had infection somewhere, if the CT scan of the abdomen revealed normal colon anatomy, the source of infection could be from another site, may be pelvic inflammation, urinary tract and so on. Seem like responded to antibiotic. If symptoms cleared, probably watchful monitoring is acceptable. ...Read more

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Upper abdominal pain left/ middle/right and kidneys. Hida scan normal, ultrasound normal for gallbladder. Still in pain and now colon pain fever 101?

Upper abdominal pain left/ middle/right and kidneys. Hida scan normal, ultrasound normal for gallbladder. Still in pain and now colon pain fever 101?

ABD PAIN & FEVER: It is very important to separate the location of the pain from its cause. Abd pain & fever may arise from many, many different diseases, not just limited to the gallbladder, kidney, or colon. Rx hinges upon finding the cause, which requires a thorough medical history and exam +/- labs +/- ct scan +/- colonoscopy. Please see a primary care doctor or gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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Can you recommend acupressure points to relieve colon pain?

Can you recommend acupressure points to relieve colon pain?

Accupressure Points:: Http://www. Herbalshop. Com/Acupressure/Acupressure_13.html I am an acupuncturist - but acupuncture/ acupressure points are usually the same. ...Read more

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I have lower colon pain. Colon rectal area. Achy, dull, and uncomfortable, what to do?

See your doctor: Have you seen a doctor? Have you had any tests done? Have you ever had a colonoscopy? You need to see your doctor so that the proper evaluation can be done and therefore the proper treatment can be rendered. ...Read more

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How can I relieve spastic colon pain?

Peppermint oil: Maintaing regular bowel movement with fiber and exercise are good. For immediate relief you can try peppermint oil. ...Read more

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Is there a homemade solution to use by enema method to soothe my colon pain? Colonoscopy messed me up badly.

Is there a homemade solution to use by enema method to soothe my colon pain? Colonoscopy messed me up badly.

Wouldn't go there!: Humans are not designed to have people create homemade solutions to send up the butt. A G.I. Specialist can help, along with a primary care doctor. There may be approved enemas out there, but their effects and their side effects on a particular patient (and his or her underlying medical issues) should be carefully considered before venturing into enema territory. ...Read more

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Options for severe colon pain treatment (no cancer or other disease)?

Options for severe colon pain treatment (no cancer or other disease)?

Fiber: Most young people without any colon disease, such as inflammatory bowel disease, have irritable bowel disease or lactose intolerance. The treatment for ibd is increasing dietary fiber with whole wheat bran or psyllium seed products. Lactose intolerance is treated by avoiding dairy products. Try taking metamucil or an equivalent product. If there is no improvement, see your physician. ...Read more

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What colon scenarios might exist with mild almost constant descending colon pain. Neg stool for blood and wb, no diarr. Ever, consipation 1st bm/day?

What colon scenarios might exist with mild almost constant descending colon pain. Neg stool for blood and wb, no diarr. Ever, consipation 1st bm/day?

Colon, abdominal pain: Many things can cause vague pain, not convinced it's colon. Need a colonoscopy by a gastroenterologist. Common things are infections, inflammation, and tumors. Best guess in limited information diverticular disease, but you have to see your physician for this. ...Read more

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Is a colonoscopy really necessary at this age, doc wants one because 1 yr+ abdominal pain/ bloating and reflux has now progressed to colon pain/cpated?

Is a colonoscopy really necessary at this age, doc wants one because 1 yr+ abdominal pain/ bloating and reflux has now progressed to colon pain/cpated?

Probably not: If you have no blood in your stool (and negative occult blood) your pain may be due to constipation. A one or two-month trial of high dose fiber supplementation may be worthwhile. ...Read more

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What can give full colon pain (mild and more painful to touch before bowel mvmt) but have no bloody stool and no diarrhea?

What can give full colon pain (mild and more painful to touch before bowel mvmt) but have no bloody stool and no diarrhea?

Constipation: Pain and distension are common signs of constipation, especially if relieved by a bowel movement. If this is a common problem, increasing fruit and fiber intake could make a huge difference in your pain and discomfort ...Read more

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Have ibs-c and continuous intestinal and colon pain, anxiety. Celexa (citalopram) and antispasmodics don't help with pain. Suggestions/alternatives?

See your doctor: I'd go back to my doctor until he/she finds the right potion for my symptoms. You may want to consider a second opinion. ...Read more

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Ascending colon pain age 21 change in bowel habits and no anemia went to the er three times and everything clear. Scared it might be Colon cancer.

Ascending colon pain age 21 change in bowel habits and no anemia went to the er three times and everything clear. Scared it might be Colon cancer.

See below:: Agree with Dr. KATAKKAR. It is unlikely that you have colon cancer. However, the issue is not suitable for ER. You need to see your primary care provider and let her/him decide if a referral to a gastroenterologist is warranted.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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What could cause muscle twitches in calves/legs/biceps/arms soreness in joints constipation and distal colon pain with granular mucosa seen on scope?

What could cause muscle twitches in calves/legs/biceps/arms soreness in joints constipation and distal colon pain with granular mucosa seen on scope?

Multiple causes: That is a very broad and complicated issue, but I would suggest that you make sure your electrolytes are normal which includes calcium, magnesium, and potassium. All of these are important for muscle function. ...Read more

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Hello I have pain left side of my belly for three years comes and go but this time still there and I can feel a lump im scared no other symptoms thnx?

Hello I have pain left side of my belly for three years comes and go but this time still there and I can feel a lump im scared no other symptoms thnx?

Examination needed: Recurrent abdominal discomfort for three years and now persistent with a possible lump requires an investigation and examination by a physician. Hernia, ovarian or colon pathology are all possibilities. See your Physician for diagnosis and treatment. Appropriate tests will be ordered. ...Read more

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Chest pain left side. Vitals ok, no symptoms other than aching pain on chest. Comes and goes past few hours. What is it? Musculosketal or cardio?

Chest pain left side. Vitals ok, no symptoms other than aching pain on chest. Comes and goes past few hours. What is it? Musculosketal or cardio?

Mgt: It could be either, but if it is reproduced by pressing on the area of pain, it is more likely to be muscular. If you have no history of illness, including cardiac disease and no family history of cardiac issues, then muscular would be more common in your age group.
A heating pad or ibuprofen may help to alleviate the pain.
A virtual appt can be made online to follow up. ...Read more

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Can you get pregnant after being sterlised symptoms servere back ache, pain left side hardness in stomach?

Can you get pregnant after being sterlised symptoms servere back ache, pain left side hardness in stomach?

1/300: There is a 1/300 to 1/1500 chance of pregnancy after sterilization. If you are not sure, do a upt. If positive, seek medical evaluation right away, as ectopic pregnancy is possible. ...Read more

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How can you differentiate pericarditis symptoms from just severe heartburn? Bad chest pain left side, worse when laying down and breathing in.

How can you differentiate pericarditis symptoms from just severe heartburn? Bad chest pain left side, worse when laying down and breathing in.

Cardiologist: I would recommend for you to go to a cardiologist. He will probably get an EKG and depending on its findings recommend particular managements. Interestingly enough the treatment for pericarditis would worsen gastritis since it is basically NSAIDS.

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Sigmoidosopy diverticulum & hemorrhoid. Past 2 days diarrhea, blood, mucous, pain left side abd. Today same symptoms, no diarrhea. Diverticulosis?

Sigmoidosopy diverticulum & hemorrhoid. Past 2 days diarrhea, blood, mucous, pain left side abd. Today same symptoms, no diarrhea. Diverticulosis?

Cannot diagnose: Yes, this may be diverticulitis but would need more info and the ability to examine you. See a gastroenterologist or a colorectal surgeon and be fully assessed. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have the symptoms - acute pain left side of neck at base of cranium, left sinuses, pain gone after bowel movement. Diagnosis?

I have the symptoms - acute pain left side of neck at base of cranium, left sinuses, pain gone after bowel movement. Diagnosis?

Go see your DR for a: Thorough exam and accurate dx. Possibilities include muscle strain, carotid artery narrowing, sinusitis, intestinal problems etc. Based on your age, you may consider a screening colonoscopy, ekg, blood test to check for diabetes, kidney, prostate, liver & cholesterol problems etc. Stay active and maintain ideal weight. God bless u! ...Read more

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Worried about ovarian cancer. Severe fatigue 6 mos.8 weeks severe pelvic pain left side. Weight gain. Bloating & gurgling on left side & bladder symptoms.

Worried about ovarian cancer. Severe fatigue 6 mos.8 weeks severe pelvic pain left side. Weight gain. Bloating & gurgling on left side & bladder symptoms.

Ovarian cancer: It sounds like you have been very ill. Ovarian cancer is silent until a later stage. Your symptoms are very concerning. You should call your ob/gyn doctor and get an appointment within the next week. ...Read more

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Sharp pain left side throat when swalling, nose bleeds left nostril only. Lasting a week so far, no fever or other symptoms.

Sharp pain left side throat when swalling, nose bleeds left nostril only. Lasting a week so far, no fever or other symptoms.

Sore throat: Without fever and things like that it could be chronic post nasal drainage especially since you live in the artic cold right now. Trying nasacort (triamcinolone) AQ OTC and saline nasal spray may help ...Read more

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What causes random chest dull pain left side?

What causes random chest dull pain left side?

Many things: Many causes of chest pain. First of all, you need to talk with your doctor to make sure this is not related to your heart. If it is not, then intestinal and musculoskeletal and lung problems may all cause it. However, it is most important to check the heart first! ...Read more

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What to do if I have pain left side of chest!!!?

What to do if I have pain left side of chest!!!?

It depends...: There are many potential causes of chest pain, from musculoskeletal to respiratory to cardiac/heart, among others. Without a complete history & exam, it's impossible to determine the cause of your chest pain. You should make an appointment w/ your primary physician to determine what testing or treatment is needed. IF IT'S NEW CHEST PAIN WITH EXERTION, YOU SHOULD GO TO THE CLOSEST ER IMMEDIATELY ...Read more

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What do you advise if I'm having pain left side of chest!!!?

Is it old or new?: There are many potential causes of chest pain, from musculoskeletal to respiratory to cardiac/heart, among others. Without a complete history & exam, it's impossible to determine the cause of your chest pain. You should make an appointment w/ your primary physician to determine what testing or treatment is needed. IF IT'S NEW CHEST PAIN WITH EXERTION, YOU SHOULD GO TO THE CLOSEST ER IMMEDIATELY. ...Read more

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Sharp pain left side lower rib cage?

Need tests to treat: If pain is sharp, need to find thecause by exam and tests to find the cause, please see your doctor, or go to nearest er. ...Read more

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What to do for sudden sharp pain left side of chest?

What to do for sudden sharp pain left side of chest?

See your doctor: Chest pain, especially left sided can be the result of cardiac disease. Please see your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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In really bad pain left side near ribs? Came on suddenly

Severe pain: Requires a visit to an emergency clinic. Could be a lot of things, if it lasts more than a few minutes could also be dangerous. Good luck! ...Read more

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Severe pain left side under ribs been about a week or so, pain moves around?

Severe pain left side under ribs been about a week or so, pain moves around?

LUQ pain under rib: May be stomach (reflux, H pylori)-treat with ranitidine. prevecid, colon-constipation/gas, need milk of magnesia, (magnesium hydroxide) fluids, simethicone, or lesions pancreas, breast I have seen even vaginitis/ ovaries cause LUQ pain f/u w/ doc may need CXR, mammogram possible abdominal CT ...Read more

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Pain left side with diarrhea-had a lot of almonds today and thinking that may be the issue????

Pain left side with diarrhea-had a lot of almonds today and thinking that may be the issue????

Possibly: Often if eat foods in large quantities and with fibre, it can create problems like this. Increase your fluids and eat a bland diet. If not better in 24 hours, blood in stool, fever or increasing pain be seen. All the best. ...Read more

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I'm 62, gained 30 lbs in one year, mostly in my belly. I have no pain. Left side of belly is larger than right.

I'm 62, gained 30 lbs in one year, mostly in my belly. I have no pain. Left side of belly is larger than right.

Weight gain.: Have you seen your doctor for an evaluation in the course of this year? Have you had an abdominal examination? Blood testing? That's a lot of weight to gain in one year, assuming your eating and activity patterns have not changed dramatically in that year. You really need to good physical examination and directed testing. ...Read more

Dr. Scott Keith
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Colonic (Definition)

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