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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

Intestine (Definition)

The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more


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I have to clean out my bowel. How will i know when my colon is completely empty?

I have to clean out my bowel. How will i know when my colon is completely empty?

Clear yellow: Your bowel movements will be liquid and usually a light yellow or greenish color. After using the toilet, if you were to drop a penny into the water you could see it through the diarrhea. ...Read more

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Is colon cleanse necessary? I have good bowel function, i eliminate nearly once daily. Which colon cleanse regimen is suitable?

Colon ; health: Absolutely not. I know of no physician that would recommend such a process. I would advise to to not do this. ...Read more

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Long story short, i need a colonoscopy and i heard that colon cleanses can cause your bowel to perforate. Is that true?

Long story short, i need a colonoscopy and i heard that colon cleanses can cause your bowel to perforate. Is that true?

Colon Cleanses: Can be dangerous but the preps used for colonoscopies are safe and very low risk when used as instructed by your endoscopist. Otc colon cleanses are a hype and taking advantage of gullible patients and pose potential of damage to the cells lining your colon. Best way to keep colon clear is to eat a healthy high fiber doet, drink 80-100 ounces of caffeine/alcohol free fluid daily and save your mone. ...Read more

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Ever since supplementing extra glutamine in my diet my bowel problems have stopped. How does extra or optimal levels of glutamine benefit the colon?

Ever since supplementing extra glutamine in my diet my bowel problems have stopped. How does extra or optimal levels of glutamine benefit the colon?

Feed cells lining it: Glutamine is a crucial nutrient for the cells that line our GI tract. It is proven to be very beneficial for many GI problems. While safe & affordable, unfortunately most doctors know nothing at all about this wonderful treatment. This is because it is natural & affordable, rather than being a drug that can be patented. See http://www.naturalnews.com/033532_l-glutamine_gut_health.html ...Read more

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Pillcam found 2 AVMs w/possible 3rd in distal small bowel. The definite AVMs were in proximal small bowel and proximal colon. Should I be worried about having three of these things already? I'm 26.

Be aware ..: Though very uncommon there are genetic syndromes - like hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasias - that may predispose you to AVMs. You should consider reviewing this possibility with your doctors, but I suspect the already are. It can have other manifestations to watch out for. Best of luck ...Read more

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Having biopsies of small bowel and colon. What are the risks?

Having biopsies of small bowel and colon. What are the risks?

Ask your doc: You should always be fully informe dbefore procedures. Bleeding., bowl perforation and infectio are some possibilities. ...Read more

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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


Colonic (Definition)

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