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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'm 21 year old female, my father was diagnosed and died from colon cancer, I think I may have some problem with my colon as well.

I'm 21 year old female, my father was diagnosed and died from colon cancer, I think I may have some problem with my colon as well.

Like what?: Colon cancer is very unlikely at such a young age, but you should get a colonoscopy at age 40. You'll have to be more specific about your symptoms to get any more advice. ...Read more

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I had 8" of colon removed a year ago. Since that time I have had very loose stools and leaking problems. How do I resolve 69 yr old female.

I had 8" of colon removed a year ago. Since that time I have had very loose stools and leaking problems. How do I resolve 69 yr old female.

"dumping syndrome": Shorter bowel less surface area and less fluid reabsorbed from waste material resulting in loose stools. This is a chronic problem. Meds such Lomotil (diphenoxylat and atropine) to slow motility and bulking agents help some but not always. Cholesterymine has been used as well . Have to be careful not to over treat and cause constipation and obstruction. See your GI dr. ...Read more

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Signs of a colon problem?

Signs of a colon problem?

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

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What are the symptoms of colon problems?

What are the symptoms of colon problems?

Agree: I would just add that all of the above can be caused by other diagnoses than colon cancer. But i agree if any of the above are present please get evaluated by a specialist. ...Read more

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I'm having some colon problems \u0026 still on diagnosis \u0026 tests phase. My c.E.A level is 21.65, should that be an alert for something?

Could be: Cea or carcinoembryonic antigen is a tumor marker and when elevated is concerning but not specific for colon cancer. Continue with the diagnostics and it will all be sorted out. ...Read more

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My son was impacted last year. 2000 ccs removed from colon. Been having problems since age 4 he is 9 now. He goes potty all the time. What is problem?

My son was impacted last year. 2000 ccs removed from colon. Been having problems since age 4 he is 9 now. He goes potty all the time.  What is problem?

He is not emptying: Stooling incompletely can allow build of feces. That can stretch the bowel and cause inadequate signals from the brain to the bowel for evacuation. Clean out is essential to constipation therapy. Daily measures are important afterward. Those should continue in cases of chronic constipation for 6-9 months. Consider peds GI evaluation if your pediatrician is out of ideas. ...Read more

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Hi Doctors. How do I know if I have a colon/rectal problem?

Hi Doctors. How do I know if I have a colon/rectal problem?

Get examined: you would need a rectal exam (digital examination and visualizatioin), and also a colonoscopy procedure to check the colon. ...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