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Dr. Frederick Shieh
450 Doctors shared insights

Colonic Diseases (Overview)

Colonic diseases are diseases of the colon, which is one's large bowels or the part of bowel that is at the end of the gastrointestinal tract. Diseases that affect the colon include infections, inflammation, inadequate blood supply, obstructions, cancers, etc.


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What does getting colonic diseases mean in the long run?

What does getting colonic diseases mean in the long run?

Depends: The answer to this question really depends on the specific type of colonic disease you are wondering about. There are several disease processes of the colon, each with different outcomes and prognosis. ...Read more

Dr. Frederick Shieh
450 Doctors shared insights

Colonic Diseases (Overview)

Colonic diseases are diseases of the colon, which is one's large bowels or the part of bowel that is at the end of the gastrointestinal tract. Diseases that affect the colon include infections, inflammation, inadequate blood supply, obstructions, cancers, etc.


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High deductible. Limited coverage of outpatient care. Would really help to know what tests, evaluations are required to diagnose colonic diseases and follow it after treatment.?

High deductible. Limited coverage of outpatient care. Would really help to know what tests, evaluations are required to diagnose colonic diseases and follow it after treatment.?

Depends: The tests will depend upon symptoms. Discuss with your physician regarding your symptoms and you can together come up with a good cost effective plan. ...Read more

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Living with Coronary Artery Disease (Checklist)

Take medications as prescribed
Once
Exercise daily as recommended by your doctor or trainer
daily
Limit meat, dairy, and fats as much as possible
Once
Eat whole grains only - not white bread
Once
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What does getting colonic diseases mean in the long run?

Depends: The answer to this question really depends on the specific type of colonic disease you are wondering about. There are several disease processes of the colon, each with different outcomes and prognosis. ...Read more

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High deductible. Limited coverage of outpatient care. Would really help to know what tests, evaluations are required to diagnose colonic diseases and follow it after treatment.?

Depends: The tests will depend upon symptoms. Discuss with your physician regarding your symptoms and you can together come up with a good cost effective plan. ...Read more

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Living with Addison's Disease (Checklist)

Wear a medic alert
Once
Take additional hydrocortisone/prednisone for fever or injury
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What sort of disease is a colonic disease?

What sort of disease is a colonic disease?

Colonic Disease: I think you have to be more specific because there are a lot of diseases of the colon. This question is to generic for a specific answer. Please narrow the question so we can help you. Thanks. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how is colonic disease diagonsed what tests are involved?

Can you tell me how is colonic disease diagonsed what tests are involved?

Multiple ways: First being a thorough history and physical exam, then colonoscopy, either endoscopic or virtual, air contrast barium enema xray, stool cultures, flexible sigmoidoscopy, ct scan/mri. After your physical and history your doctor will decide the appropriate tests to order or perform. ...Read more

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Is colitis in your colon the same as crones disease?

Is colitis in your colon the same as crones disease?

No: Colitis = inflammation of the colon. It is a condition, a disease state that can be seen with infection, medication, trauma, neoplasm and a number of autoimmune problem such as crohn's disease. Crohn's disease is not restricted to just your colon. ...Read more

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Do doctors consider flora when diagnosing colon disease/disorders?

Do doctors consider flora when diagnosing colon disease/disorders?

It depends: There are many bacteria found in the colon normally. Some don't belong and cause disease. C. Difficile for instance causes pseudomembranous colitis. Other pathogenic bacteria can cause symptom of disease as well. ...Read more

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Managing Peripheral Vascular Disease (Checklist)

Try to continue walking
Once
Make sure that your risk factors, such as blood pressure and cholesterol, are addressed
Once
Inspect your feet daily, and call your medical doctor if you experience any wounds
Daily
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What's the symptom of colon disease and how you will get it? And what's the best thing to do to

Obviously if: Symptoms see pcp. Symptoms are varied- bleeding (imost important), diarrhea, constipation, pain, loss of appetite, wt. Loss, fatigue ...Read more

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What sort of disease is a colon polyp?

What sort of disease is a colon polyp?

Colon Polyp: A polyp in the colon is not a disease. A polyp is a growth on the surface of the lining of the colon. Some can lead to cancer and some are benign. They usually do not cause symptoms unless they get big. They are removed at colonoscopy to make sure they are not pre-cancerous. You are more likely to get them if you eat fatty foods, smoke, drink alcohol, don't exercise, or obese. ...Read more

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Is prognosis poor for Peritoneal disease in a colon can Patient?

Is prognosis poor for Peritoneal disease in a colon can Patient?

Cancer: If the colon cancer has spread away from the starting point it is always a concern. Your oncologist should always be asked what the prognosis will be if the cancer has spread. What will be my 6 month survival rate with and without chemo. If I do get chemo will there be a recurrence. It is hard to get a diagnosis of cancer but it your quality of life that matters and do what is best for you. ...Read more

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Please tell me what the name of the disease is for benign cysts found in the colon during a colonoscopy?

Please tell me what the name of the disease is for benign cysts found in the colon during a colonoscopy?

Very rare: Cysts of the colon are extremely rare. Most when found are in the mesentery or supportive structure of the bowel. in even rarer instances as with polyps detected by colonoscopy, lymphatic cysts that have developed and appear in region where polyps found are removed by colonoscopy. They are rare, benign and reportable when found. ...Read more

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Living with Polycystic Kidney Disease (Checklist)

Reduce stress in your life: Stress causes cysts to grow faster
daily
Adequate daily fluid intake is a requirement for all patients with PKD
daily
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Can you tell me what the name of the disease is for benign cysts found in the colon during a colonoscopy?

Polyps: colon polyps, there are many types, most of them benign. Some are called hyperplastic polyps (completely benign), others are tubular adenomas (pre-cancerous), etc. ...Read more

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I have gastroparesis and pseudo-obstructive disorder. I had >3.5' of colon removed and still have problems. My kids seem to have inherited it; help?

I have gastroparesis and pseudo-obstructive disorder. I had >3.5' of colon removed and still have problems. My kids seem to have inherited it; help?

Doctors can help: An adult with such problems can be cared for by his primary care doctor or his G.I. Specialist. Sometimes various medications, foods, etc..., are tried, with different meds showing some level of effectiveness at different times in a patient's life. Kids can see their pediatrician and a pedi GI doctor for help. With chronic problems, be sure to always have very good medical insurance. ...Read more

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Coping with Disease Outbreaks (Checklist)

Wash hands
6x day
Cover nose and mouth
daily
Avoid unnecessary contact
daily
Alert providers of contagion
daily
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What sort of disease is colon cancer?

Cancer: Colon cancer is a cancer of the large intestine (colon). Surgery is generally required to remove the portion of colon involved with cancer. Colonoscopy is performed to prevent colon cancer. Polyps, small growths, , which can turn into cancer, are removed during a colonoscopy so they don't turn into a cancer. ...Read more

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Treating Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (Checklist)

Ask your doctor for further STD testing
Once
Ask your partner to get tested for STDs
Once
Take all of your medication exactly as prescribed
Once
Use condoms when having intercourse to prevent STD transmission
Once
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Do colon tumours bleed more as the disease progresses?

Do colon tumours bleed more as the disease progresses?

Not necessarily: Bleeding from colon cancer can be slow & mild & not perceptible to the eye. Slow prolonged bleeding can lead to anemia. Larger colon cancers may not show more bleeding. Advanced colon cancers can lead to bowel or colon obstruction or metastatic disease spread to other organs. ...Read more

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How would african mango diet affect colon disease?

No benefit: What specific colon disease do you mean? I doubt it has any benefit for any significant GI problem. ...Read more

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Living with Sickle Cell Disease (Checklist)

Don't miss appointments with your doctor
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Go to lab appointments as necessary
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Keep your oxygen levels up by maintaining a healthy weight
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Does cohn disease increase your risk for colon cancer?

Does cohn disease increase your risk for colon cancer?

While Chron's can: Have varied course, it can affect the entire gut. It's cousin, ulcerative colitis that affects the large bowel, is the cancer prone malady. Chron's, aka regional enteritis, can cause a great deal of misery, but it is not usually a cancer prone illness. ...Read more

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Can colitis or any other colon disease present with an inflamed mass outside of ascending colon?

Could represent: A bowel perforation and pericolononic abscess or a muscle tumor. I would need more information from the test that demonstrated this mass to be of any help. Need more details. ...Read more

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Living with Celiac Disease (Checklist)

Schedule a visit with a dietitian
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When eating out, inform your waitstaff you are intolerant of gluten
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Dr. Mathew Chengot
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Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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