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Dr. Warren Foster
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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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If a colon needs to be removed because of colon cancer are their alternatives to a external bag?

If a colon needs to be removed because of colon cancer are their alternatives to a external bag?

Bag is rarely needed: Colostomy( external bag ) is rarely needed for elective cancer surgery. It is more frequently used if the cancer is located very close to the anus, Also, a temporary colostomy may be used for emergency surgery when cancer is obstructing colon completely and the bowel cannot be cleaned prior to the surgery. ...Read more

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What are Bowel Loops? Small Bowel Loops, Large Bowel Loops, etc

What are Bowel Loops?  Small Bowel Loops, Large Bowel Loops,  etc

Folds of the bowels: Your body has about 20 feet of small intestine (small bowel) and 5 feet of large intestine (large bowel). The intestines are folded and form loops to fit into the abdomen. Large bowel loop refers to the folds of the large intestine and small bowel loops refers to the folds of small intestine. This reference is usually made during xray or CT imaging done. ...Read more

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Is colonic irrigation following bowel resection normal?

Is colonic irrigation following bowel resection normal?

Not sure: Not sure what kind of surgery you had, but colonic irrigation is not usually done after bowel surgery. You should ask your surgeon specifically what type of surgery you had and why. ...Read more

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Does colonoscopy reach the small bowel?

Does colonoscopy reach the small bowel?

Yes: A complete colonoscopy reaches the most distal part of the small bowel. When the colonoscopy is being done to evaluate for small bowel conditions, like crohn's disease, the operator will go into the small bowel and take biopsies. ...Read more

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Where does pepto dismal work to stop diarrhea - stomach or small intestine or large intestine or colon?

Where does pepto dismal work to stop diarrhea - stomach or small intestine or large intestine or colon?

Gi tract in general: Not one specific site. It has effects throughout the gut. See the link for more info. http://www.drugs.com/mmx/bismuth-subsalicylate.html ...Read more

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What causes very long, tortious colon with slow colonic transit, per sitzmarks (over half left in 5 days)? Does psyllium fiber cause redundant colon?

What causes very long, tortious colon with slow colonic transit, per sitzmarks (over half left in 5 days)?  Does psyllium fiber cause redundant colon?

Yes: Fiber is healthy for general health and is helpful with colon function (i.e. Constipation). However, as with all good things there is another aspect. One side effect of a high fiber diet is enlargement and elongation of the colon. This can result in side effects like colon malrotation or torsion. Please know a low fiber diet leads to diverticula formation and the increased risk of diverticulitis. ...Read more

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Paralyzed waist down, bubbles in cath bag after suds enema accidentally put in vagina.Low grade temp for 2 days. Could enema cause uti or worse?

Paralyzed waist down, bubbles in cath bag after suds enema accidentally put in vagina.Low grade temp for 2 days. Could enema cause uti or worse?

Yes: If some of the soap solution got into the urethra around the catheter and it was not sterile or if there is an abnormal connection between vagina and bladder. With a fever and changed appearance of urine you should be checked for a UTI. GOod luck. ...Read more

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Hyperventilation, what size paper bag?

Hyperventilation, what size paper bag?

Whatever: Can you still find a paper bag? The idea is to build up co2 levels so the smallest bag that will cover both your nose and mouth and hold a good breath would work. But a big bag would probably work almost as fast if that's all you have. Plastic would not be a good idea. ...Read more

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27/f, sigmoidoscopy results- internal hemorrhoids + mild erythma & petechiae in sigmoid colon & distal rectum. Took biopsies. What does this mean?

27/f, sigmoidoscopy results- internal hemorrhoids + mild erythma & petechiae in sigmoid colon & distal rectum. Took biopsies. What does this mean?

Pathology to look : You had a sigmoidoscopy. It showed internal hemorrhoids. You want to walk more, eat more vegetables, and drink more water. Biopsy is to have pathology look under microscope and. Make sure everything is healthy. ...Read more

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Colon - cecum, ascending, hepatic flexure, transverse, splenic flexure, descending, sigmoid, rule out mcn, " are multiple tan, irregular to linear soft?

What is the question: Please resubmit your question; as it is written it is currently not possible for me to answer. I look forward to your resubmission and being able to answer your question. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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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