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Dr. Katharine Cox
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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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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

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Doctor found a polyp in my bowel, I'm 26 they took it out. No Colon CA in family? They didn't find any inflammation disease, how could I have this?

Doctor found a polyp in my bowel, I'm 26 they took it out. No Colon CA in family? They didn't find any inflammation disease, how could I have this?

Any adenoma?: Sometimes there are normal findings identified at colonoscopy that can form a small bump resembling a polyp. These will often be removed to make sure they are not a precancerous polyp. If the pathology report does not mention an adenoma or hyperplastic polyp, it may not be a true polyp at all. You can follow up with your doctor regarding the results of the biopsy. ...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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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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Why do doctors recommend colonoscopy at age 50? People under 40 with no family history of colon cancer are getting sick and the number is rising.

Why do doctors recommend colonoscopy at age 50?  People under 40 with no family history of colon cancer are getting sick and the number is rising.

Official: Recommendation is based upon statistical data, where risk/benefit does not justify screening colonoscopy for those under 50 with no risk factors. This recommendation might change in the future, depending on whether or not your observation at your end proves to be true. ...Read more

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Family history colon cancer, last colo, 3 yrs ago, nothing, today, large polyp, lab test, maybe echo, french doctor, anything else, probabilities?

Family history colon cancer, last colo, 3 yrs ago, nothing, today, large polyp, lab test, maybe echo, french doctor, anything else, probabilities?

Size and type: The risk of there being cancer in a polyp is correlated with the size and type of polyp. Polyps resected by colonoscopies have a risk of leaving tissue behind that remains suspect. A lot depends on what the pathologist sees. ...Read more

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My doctor warned me of doing colonscopy as it would rupture my large intestine accidently Colon cancer is in the family and i want to check myself?

My doctor warned me of doing colonscopy as it would rupture my large intestine accidently
Colon cancer is in the family and i want to check myself?

Can , but rare: At 26 to have a colonoscopy there are specific indications you don't have any symptoms , surveillance colonoscopy is done after the age of 40 .Is a relatively safe procedure must be done by a trained physician Yes older members of your family are candidates for procedure ...Read more

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Should i see a doctor if I have blood clots with bowl movements for 3 days colon cancer is my cancer since if in the family history

Absolutely: No amount of bleeding should ever be considered normal and especially if you have a family history of colon cancer, you need to see a colorectal surgeon or GI doctor sooner rather than later. Please heed my advice and make your appointment. ...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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I just had a colonoscopy and have been diagnosed with Sigmoid diverticular disease and the doctor also found a 3cms cytic/mucinous lesion in my colon?

I just had a colonoscopy and have been diagnosed with Sigmoid diverticular disease and the doctor also found a 3cms cytic/mucinous lesion in my colon?

Diverticulosis: Diverticuli are small pouches in your intestine. When stool gets stuck in there it can become painful - diverticulitis. The 3cm lesion needs to be biopsied for things such as cancer or pre cancer. Please see your doctor for more answers. ...Read more

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If the body has a natural tendency to heal itself, why must physicians surgically remove parts of the colon or intestine?

If the body has a natural tendency to heal itself, why must physicians surgically remove parts of the colon or intestine?

Healing: The body does have the ability to heal itself, but needs support and stronger interventions at times. If there are tumors in the colon, vascular damage, or extreme inflammation that kills part of the colon, those parts must be removed so that the rest can function well (and so can you!). Most doctors are as conservative as possible in such surgeries, and do not recommend them without cause. ...Read more

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Can I do colon hydrotherapy without consulting to a physician? Will it help to get rid of parasites in case I have any?

Hydrotherapy?: No self respecting physician would recommend colon hydrotherapy. There is no medical use for an enema other than to improve the view at colonoscopy or to assist in severe constipation. Such therapy will do nothing for any potential parasites. ...Read more

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Issue today with yellowish, smelly anal discharge...Not taking any new medications...No bleeding...Mild discomfort for few min w/spastic colon. Never had this issue before. Should i see physician?

Issue today with yellowish, smelly anal discharge...Not taking any new medications...No bleeding...Mild discomfort for few min w/spastic colon. Never had this issue before.  Should i see physician?

Yes: If this was a new event and does not recur, it was probable just something you ate and can be ignored for now. If it continues, especially if there is any.Change in your bowel movements, you should see a health care provider. You might be referred for a colonoscopy. ...Read more

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Hi Doctors. How do I know if I have a colon/rectal problem?

Get examined: you would need a rectal exam (digital examination and visualizatioin), and also a colonoscopy procedure to check the colon. ...Read more

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What kind of doctors can perform colonic cell analysis screen?

What kind of doctors can perform colonic cell analysis screen?

Trained pathologists: Can examine cells microscopically with various stains. Examination of biopsies, if indicated, is much more reliable. So called "colonic cell analysis" by fringe, non-physian practioners, is quackery. They often try to disparage legitimate physicians and quote wonderful results achieved by their patients. Any true success would be coincidence & in spite of any treatment undertaken. Beware! ...Read more

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How do I prepare for a colon & rectal doctor appointment?

How do I prepare for a colon & rectal doctor appointment?

Prep for colorectal: If you are referring to an office visit with a colon & rectal surgeon, no prep is usually preferred unless the office specifically told you to take an enema prior to the visit. Most Colon & rectal surgeons would rather no prep as they gain alot of information on a patient in the unpreppred state. If you are referring to prepation of your colon prior to colonoscopy, your doc should have specified. ...Read more

Dr. Frederick Shieh
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Colonic Diseases (Definition)

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 ...Read more


Dr. Oscar Novick
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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