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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

Dr. Mark Ingerman
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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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Can colonic irrigation help with emotional problems?

Can colonic irrigation help with emotional problems?

No: Colonic hydrotherapy purports to detoxify and cleanse the colon, helping with constipation, etc. Some colonic advertisements also claim to cleanse "negative emotions" such as anger and depression from the body. In my experience though, these emotions are not housed in the colon alone. Deeper, whole-person work is needed for this. ...Read more

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Who usually performs colonoscopies, gastroenterologists or colon and rectal surgeons?

Who usually performs colonoscopies, gastroenterologists or colon and rectal surgeons?

Both: Both do however if a mass is there the colon and rectal surgeon can take care of it. In addition a colorectal surgeon would be more agressive at removing a polyp whereas a GI may be more apt to recommend surgery. This is based on personal experience. Fyi colonoscopy was pioneered by a general and cardiothoracic surgeon at beth israel in ny. Dr wolff and dr shinya invented polypectomy. ...Read more

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Any experience with a peri-rectal abscess recovery?

Any experience with a peri-rectal abscess recovery?

Varies: With the size and location of the abscess from a few days to 14 days and whether it was adequately drianed and whether there is an associated fistula. It definitely needs follow up if not resolved in a reasonable time. ...Read more

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Have ulcerative colitis in sigmoid and ascending colon/cecum (just confirmed by colonoscopy). Will enema treat this (allergic to NSAIDs)?

Have ulcerative colitis in sigmoid and ascending colon/cecum (just confirmed by colonoscopy). Will enema treat this (allergic to NSAIDs)?

Consider allergy ref: Thanks for your question. Depending on the NSAID allergy, sometimes it can be desensitized through introduction of small amounts initially, then gradual increase in dose under supervision by an allergy specialist. However, would discuss the side effects/risks/benefits with a specialist. ...Read more

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Can colonic hydrotherapy cure your ibs?

Can colonic hydrotherapy cure your ibs?

No it can't: In fact is probably dangerous for subjects with ibs. Certainly dangerous for inflammatory bowel. Like mto furtherirritaqte irritable bowel syndrome. Single bowel cleanse is necessary before a colonoscopy, but can more easily be acheived by consuming GoLytely or %00 grams of MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) the night before. There is no scientific evidence that colon hydrotherapy helps anyone other than $ 4 the therapist. ...Read more

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Can chronic explosive diarreah from chronic laxative use cause the colon to rupture or a colonic perforation?

Can chronic explosive diarreah from chronic laxative use cause the colon to rupture or a colonic perforation?

Explosive diarrhea: No. colonic rupture and perforation from the use of laxatives is very unlikely, but the problem here is that you have need for chronic laxatives. You should have a reevaluation ...Read more

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Is this UC? Colonoscopy report: PR normal. Granular mucosa in the rectum & sigmoid (reduced vascular pattern). Subtle rectal & sigmoid inflammation.

Is this UC? Colonoscopy report: PR normal. Granular mucosa in the rectum & sigmoid (reduced vascular pattern). Subtle rectal & sigmoid inflammation.

Biopsy will show: Diagnosis of Ulcerative colitis is complex and has to be verified by the biopsy findings (your dr most likely had taken multiple biopsies from different parts of the colon and sent them to the pathologist for examination) ...Read more

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After 15 days of sigmoid colon operation constipation, burning and pain occurs. What's the solution for colon cancer patients stage 1?

After  15 days of sigmoid colon operation constipation, burning and pain occurs.
What's the solution  for colon cancer patients stage 1?

Bowel regimen: Constipation is common after colon surgery/ any surgery. A bowel regimen will be helpful. The goal 2 soft bowel movements daily. Use water/dilute juice (up to 1.5 liter/day), fiber, stool softner, laxative, less solid food, walking to achieve goal. Diagnosis of colon cancer stage 1 means monitoring, surveillance, oncology consult. Fever, worsening pain means you need to get evaluated. ...Read more

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Hysterectomy ,TVT,correctional bladder prolapse6wk out experience "contraction-like" pain Ct saw fecalization of smIntestine. Fam hist.rectalcancer?

Hysterectomy ,TVT,correctional bladder prolapse6wk out experience "contraction-like" pain Ct saw fecalization of smIntestine. Fam hist.rectalcancer?

Postoperative pain: I believe that the surgeon who performed your procedure is best qualified to evaluate and advise you. I don't feel that the symptoms or ct findings are necessarily a sign of rectal cancer, but the surgeon can also best address that question. ...Read more

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Is golytely (polyethylene glycol) fatal to pts with partial obstruction with colon perforation? (Stage 4 CRC with mets to lung)

Is golytely (polyethylene glycol) fatal to pts with partial obstruction with colon perforation?  (Stage 4 CRC with mets to lung)

No: Golytely (polyethylene glycol) is a bowel diuretic drawing fluid into the colon. If there is a patient with partial obstruction and with possible colonic performation, why would a bowel diuretic be employed that could cause a greater leak of GI fluid into the periotoneal cavaity, especially in the face of lung mets.? Laparoscopic evaluation of a possible leak may be necessary if not proven by radiologic evaluation ...Read more

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Are fecal transplants beneficial in treating ulcerative colitis?

Are fecal transplants beneficial in treating ulcerative colitis?

Possibly: They help reduce inflammation by repopulating the gut with healthy bacteria that are immune modulators. It's still in the research stage for UC, so most GIs don't offer it. Some kits with instructions are available on the internet. Try Probonix probiotic, vit D3 10k IU/day and autoimmune paleo diet until you can find more on fecal transplant. ...Read more

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Flushing colon with salt water and master cleanse, could this work?

Flushing colon with salt water and master cleanse, could this work?

For what purpose?: If you're looking for powerful laxatives, i assume you feel very constipated or are looking to "cleanse." if the latter, please reconsider ; check out numerous Healthtap answers that point to problems with colon cleansers--don't use them! if constipation however is new or has significantly worsened, or is accompanied by distension, vomiting, fever, pain then don't self-medicate but get checked. ...Read more

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Have you done surgical resection of ascending colon in Crohn's colitis?

Have you done surgical resection of ascending colon in Crohn's colitis?

Not recommended: Whenever there is evidence of dysplasia or cancer in the setting of crohn's colitis, it is probably better to consider a total proctocolectomy as there is high risk of synchronous cancer or recurrence elsewhere in the colon. ...Read more

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Dr. Corey Clay
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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