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I have had RLQ pain for 4 wks I had a x-ray today it showed stool in RLQ. Colonic Inertia? Should i worry. Why would stool there cause me pain? :(

I have had RLQ pain for 4 wks I had a x-ray today it showed stool in RLQ.  Colonic Inertia? Should i worry. Why would stool there cause me pain? :(

Common things...: I often recommend a daily regimen of a fiber laxative such as Benefiber (R) taken twice daily with a cathartic such as Miralax (polyethylene glycol) (R) taken at bedtime on the days that the person hasn't had a bowel movement. This has to be started AFTER doing a bowel cleanse such as might be done prior to a colonoscopy. If constipation is a chronic issue, despite the above, then a colonoscopy might be appropriate. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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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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RLQ pain for 4wks.I had xray in ER it showed stool in RLQ. Colonic Inertia? Why would stool build there. dr. was not worried. She said just go to GI.

RLQ pain for 4wks.I had xray in ER it showed stool in RLQ. Colonic Inertia?  Why would stool build there. dr. was not worried. She said just go to GI.

Normal: Its completely normal to see stool in the RLQ. It doesn't mean it is built up in that location, more likely passing through. Constipation may or may not be contributing to pain, but the role of the ER is to rule out potential emergent causes. Now you need to follow up with your regular doctor (or GI) to assess for less emergent causes. ...Read more

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Have Ehlers Danlos, Gastroparesis and colonic Inertia. Ulcers in mouth and throat, bloody stool,post refeeding Synd. Is this part of gut dysmotility??

Have Ehlers Danlos, Gastroparesis and colonic Inertia. Ulcers in mouth and throat, bloody stool,post refeeding Synd. Is this part of gut dysmotility??

Complex problem: You have a group of symptoms that can be very serious to your health and well being. You need to see a very good GI doctor to help you make a correct diagnosis and give you effective treatment ...Read more

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Intractable constipation, not colonic inertia. Non-medication treatment options?

Intractable constipation, not colonic inertia. Non-medication treatment options?

Fiber,fiber,and more: Fiber as well as adequate daily hydration.Have you been evaluated by a board certified gastroenterologist?If not, do so.There may be more to the story , of which, you are yet unaware. ...Read more

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I have colonic inertia, severe bloating in my stomach, green stool for days, cramping and chronic pain in my stomach . What can be done to help symptoms?

I have colonic inertia, severe bloating in my stomach, green stool for days, cramping and chronic pain in my stomach . What can be done to help symptoms?

Linzess may help: Linzess is a non-systemic agent that works within 1 week to improve both the frequency and completeness of emptying, and within 6-8 weeks to reduce the sense of abdominal discomfort that often accompanies constipation. Take one pill before your first meal daily. Additional medication and interventional options however may be necessary appropriate to Linzess response or cause of symptoms. ...Read more

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What occurs if your colon ripped?

By "ripped" if you : Mean perforation that is a life threatening condition requiring urgent attention. Colon will leak stool in the abdomen which can make you sick pretty quickly. Mortality is high and surgery is almost always required. ...Read more

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What are the uses of colonic cleanses?

Colonic enemas: Legitimate uses for colonic enemas or cleanses is for severe constipation, neurogenic bowel dysfuction or as part of a bowel prep. Prior to surgery involving bowel. Colonic cleanse can be performed by a cleanout from above prior to colonoscopy or bowel surgery. Colonic cleanses, for otherwise healthy individuals, is hocus pocus with no proof of efficacy. Thus best avoided if not indicated. ...Read more

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Why are celebrities having colon cleanses?

Why are celebrities having colon cleanses?

Fashionable: There is no medical justification for this procedure. The colon itself actually needs stool to get nutrients and to have good health; a colon deprived of stool atrophies and becomes ill. So it's just an expensive fad with no documented evidence that it helps anything. ...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


Dr. Michael Rothman
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Lethargy (Definition)

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