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What is colon infection, its causes and remedies?

What is colon infection, its causes and remedies?

Medical Science: This question would require a full textbook to answer. There are so many different infections and other conditions of the colon that I doubt we on this app can adequately supply you with any valuable information. Perhaps if you have a specific question or reason for asking this you can share it would be better. ...Read more

Dr. Scott Keith
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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How do you get rid of infection in your colon?

How do you get rid of infection in your colon?

Antibiotics: You will need antibiotics which should be prescribed by your PCP and under their direct supervision. ...Read more

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What causes colon infection?

What causes colon infection?

Many things: There are numerous organisms including viruses, bacteria, fungi, parasites of differing kinds, etc., that can cause infections of the colon. ...Read more

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What can cause a colon infection?

Many possibilities: From viruses, bacteria, fungi, parasites there are numerous organisms that can do this. They can get there through the oral cavity by ingestion, or by anal sex, occasionally by extension from the blood stream, etc. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned if my 75 year old grandma has a colon infection how does this occur what causes it?

Should I be concerned if my 75 year old grandma has a colon infection how does this occur what causes it?

Depends: Is is clostridium difficile? This is an infection that can occur after antibitoic treatment for any other infections and is not uncommon in the elderly. I can however, become a significant problem and be difficult to eradicate. It also can be transmitted to others that have a weak immune system. Antibiotics include Metronidazole and/or vancomycin. Newer antibiotics have been developed as well. ...Read more

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Have you ever heard of anyone getting an infection after an angiogram? I recently got a colon infection after I had an angiogram. Is it a reaction

Have you ever heard of anyone getting an infection after an angiogram? I recently got a colon infection after I had an angiogram. Is it a reaction

Yes and no: Yes the catheterization site can get hematoma, DVT, and rare infection- low incidence

Colon would be unlikely unless after antibiotic dose or some other medication reaction, or a random circumstance ...Read more

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Can a colon infection cause colon cancer?

Usually not: Infections can co-exist with, but not cause, colon cancer. Ulcerative colitis, which is not an infection but an inflammatory disease, is tied to increased chances of developing colon cancer. ...Read more

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Can a colon infection raise your risk of colon cancer?

Can a colon infection raise your risk of colon cancer?

Possibly.: There is a high prevalence of colon cancer in patients with streptococcus bovis bacteremia. Whether or not it causes colon cancer does not seem to be known. But patients with >10 year history of crohn's or ulcerative colitis, familial polposis symdromes, and a diet high in animal fat do have inccreased risk for colon cancer. ...Read more

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Does colon tumor cause infection and abscess in the colon?

Does colon tumor cause infection and abscess in the colon?

It can: Tumors can cause these things, but they are not the most common cause. Diverticulitis and colitis are much more common causes for abscess and infection. ...Read more

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Can a infection that started in your colon travel to the brain?

Can a infection that started in your colon travel to the brain?

Possibly: Infections can spread to the brain via the bloodstream or direct spread from adjacent areas, like the sinuses. Some parasitic infections are known to spread via ingestion to eventually end up in the brain. ...Read more

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What can I do to get a colon infection?

What can I do to get a colon infection?

Not something to get: Colon infn isn't something you want! Causes: viral (norwalk, adeno, rotovirus), followed by bacterial (e coli, salmonella, shigella, campylobacter, c difficile) ; parasites (giardia, cyclospora) infn spread on hands of people w/poor hygiene who then pass it on. To get: drink unprocessed h2o ; eat undercooked food, fruits/vegies esp. From street vendors in 3rd world countries ; don't wash your hands. ...Read more

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What could a inflamed bowel mean, or a infection in the colon, what treatment options?

What could a inflamed bowel mean, or a infection in the colon, what treatment options?

Colitis: Although both infection and inflammatory bowel disease of the colon may respond to antibiotics, definitive treatment can be quite different and thus hinges on a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can my blood show if I have digestion issues, infection in my colon or intestines, or a disease?

Depends on the: Disease. Blood may have antibodies diagnostic of a disease, e.g. Celiac disease, some inflammatory disorders have suggestive anitbodies, parasites increase eosinopils. You doctor needs to order specific tests for the disease under consideration. ...Read more

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I have. Staph infection. In my colon die to vicomyacin. Is it life threatening? Can u give me info about it please. Thank you anma

Staph: Staph infections would not be due to vancomycin, they are treated with vancomycin (except for the very rare cases of vancomycin resistant staph aureus). We would need more information, but in general, a deep staph infection is considered life threatening and requires prompt treatment. ...Read more

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I was just released today from the hospital with a diagnosis of Colitis and infection in colon. I still have fever, is this normal?

I was just released today from the hospital with a diagnosis of Colitis and infection in colon. I still have fever, is this normal?

Colitis: Colitis means inflammation of the colon. Infections like C. difficile can cause colitis that can be successfully treated with antibiotics. There are other forms of colitis that can last a lifetime, like ulcerative colitis. Regardless, unless our patients show significant clinical improvement in the hospital, it's rare that we send them home with fevers. You should check in with your doctor. ...Read more

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Calprotectin in stool analysis is 112.5 whn normal is 50. What causes that, how to treat it &what food to eat to avoid that? Is that colon infection?

Calprotectin in stool analysis is 112.5 whn normal is 50. What causes that, how to treat it &what food to eat to avoid that? Is that colon infection?

It suggests presence: Or propensity to develop inflammatory bowel disease/ibd - crohns dse and ulcerative colitis. Discuss with your GI dr in details or read more info online (pls check link below) certain genetic or environmental factors can contribute to these conditions. No particular diet is advised so it's observation on the food that triggers them is the key. ...Read more

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I'm having a colon test in 3 days should I stop taking the amoxicillian for a tooth infection now will the propofol react if I still take it?

I'm having a colon test in 3 days should I stop taking the amoxicillian for a tooth infection now will the propofol react if I still take it?

Recommended: It is OK to have your procedure if you are taking an antibiotic. There is no drug interactions with propofol. Ask your anesthesiologist for more information and NPO. Good luck. ...Read more

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Have you ever heard of anyone getting a colon infection after an angiogram? It was a heart angiogram through the groin. What could have caused this?

Have you ever heard of anyone getting a colon infection after an angiogram? It was a heart angiogram through the groin. What could have caused this?

No connection: There should be no reationship between a coronary angiography using the groin or wrist approach and the colon. The dye may affect kidney function, however and one may have an allergic reaction to it. I would say that the colon infection would be coincidental. ...Read more

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What reason behind infection (suppurative inflammation)or clots in the colon 1week after colon partial resection surgery (while taking anticoagulation)?

What reason behind infection (suppurative inflammation)or clots in the colon 1week after colon partial resection surgery (while taking anticoagulation)?

Surgical complicatio: This sounds like a complication of the surgery and you should be seen by the surgeon and managed appropriately. Good luck. ...Read more

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Are recurring non-mrsa staph infections common? If so, should they eventually happen less frequently? Used bactroban for nasal colones, but it continues to recur.

Are recurring non-mrsa staph infections common? If so, should they eventually happen less frequently? Used bactroban for nasal colones, but it continues to recur.

Trouble with Staph: This bacterium is particularly hardy and may be persisting in your environment-if indeed you've tried a regimen to 'eradicate' it from your body. It may be worth throwing out old razors, personal hygiene items, etc or at least try to sterilize them in a dishwasher. Towels, used linens etc will need a 'hot wash' to disinfect. Then, consider personal contacts in the family for possible re-infection. ...Read more

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Does it matter if my colon perforation is from tumor or infection. I didn't have screening before surgery. T3nomo? No chemo.

Does it matter if my colon perforation is from tumor or infection. I didn't have screening before surgery. T3nomo? No chemo.

Yes: Perforation from tumor increases the risk of recurrence locally- since this implies spillage of tumor in the region. Infection if controlled and treated should not. Tumor perforation usually considered t4. ...Read more

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What can happen if you have a yeast infection for years? Can it enter the colon? Also what can a bubbling feeling in the colon, groin & vagina mean?

Not really: You have yeast in your body, including the colon, but your body keeps it in control. You are taking probiotics, and that's key to helping your body. The bubbly feeling does not sound like yeast. You should probably be evaluated to make sure something else isn't going on. ...Read more

Dr. Al Hegab
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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


Virus (Definition)

A virus is a small infectious agent that can replicate only inside the living cells of an organism. Viruses can infect all types of organisms, from animals and plants ...Read more