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In medicine: a transfer from one body or body part to another of an organ (liver, heart, lung, kidney, pancreas bowel) or tissue (hand, face, hair). The immune system fights foreign invaders (like infections) so it will reject transplants from other people (allotransplants) because they look like infections. So transplants usually require drugs to ...Read more
What is a bowel transplant? Does that include both the colon and small intestines? I see that it's a rare operation, how come?
Complex : This is rare, and often done as part of multiple organ transplant. Usually due to an intraabdominal catastrophe where there is loss of the intestines due to lack of blood supply from a variety of causes. This is only done in specialized transplant centers. Hope this helps! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
You can ask it on: Healthap. Please submit a clear & specific question about colons. Clarify and re-ask. ...Read more
NO, don't do it!!!: This has been addressed many times on healthtap, and the repeated answer is: don't cleanse! it doesn't matter whether the snake oil (sorry "detox cleanse") you choose is "organic" or not--there is no enduring value to "cleansing" your gut without a doctor's advice. What toxins? Rather, there is considerable risk to your health. Pull the prior healthtap answers on this subject, and please don't! ...Read more
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
Colon Prep: I assume you are talking about the colon prep before you undergo a colonoscopy. No need to be afraid of the prep. The prep cleans out your bowels, especially your colon. Therefore when they perform the colonoscopy, your colon is empty and they can see the walls of your colon easily. In this way they can visualize any polyps or possible cancerous lesions. ...Read more