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Not necessary: The colon is a place where water and some nutrients are absorbed by one's body. Diarrhea occurs if one does not absorb the normal amount of water and nutrients from his poop (stool). If one has bowel problems, he can see his primary care doctor or a gastroenterologist. Colonic cleaning or irrigation is not natural, and can be dangerous if the person's chemical balance is distorted. ...Read more
Dont work well: Otc such as monostat does not work well. ...Read more
Don't do it!: Healthtap physicians have repeatedly addressed this subject with a clear "no" answer to your question. There is virtually no value to colon flushes, cleansers, enemas, irrigation machines when the technique is accomplished to "detox" or eliminate "accumulated waste" or for weight loss. There are few real health benefits, but sigificant unjustified risk. Don't use colonics please unless prescribed. ...Read more
Pharmacy: Most national chain pharmacies, such as cvs or walgreens, will carry the oraquick. ...Read more
It can happen: At the time of detection, most polyps are not cancerous. Hoever, over time polyps can develop pre-cancer changes in the cells which then become early cancer changes and finally fully developed cancer. It is best to strictly follow your gastroenterologists screenig schedules if you already have had polyps and get regular screeinig colonoscopies done. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Some: Most people with colon cancer do not have a strong family history, but some do. Anyone with a family history of colon cancer and/or colonic polyps should have a screening colonoscopy well before the age recommended for people with no family history (50). See your physician. Rarely families have mutations that cause hundreds of colonic polyps - these few patients may need removal of their colon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Colonoscopy is best: Colonoscopy is the best test to detect and remove colon polyps. It examines the entire colon. A sigmoidoscopy examines the last 1/3 of the colon and if polyps are found a colonoscopy is recommended. Ct colography and barium enema are radiologic tests to evaluate for colon polyps but these are less sensitive and, if polyps are found, you still need a colonoscopy for polyp removal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can chronic constipation cause a false normal fecal elastase stool test level? Sample only achieved after high dose bisacodyl laxative (25mg).
No: However, fecal elastase is famously neither sensitive nor specific for anything. It is helpful but only as one small part of a workup along with other indicators to determine whether to treat. ...Read more
Not gold standard: It's a pretty good screen but if you're having symptoms, you need to get 'scoped. ...Read more
No: A fecal occult test tests for blood in the stool. Colon cancer can be a cause but so can colon polyps, hemorrhoids, stomach ulcer and many other causes. Anyone with a positive fobt test should have further work up done to evaluate where the blood is coming from. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Colon - cecum, ascending, hepatic flexure, transverse, splenic flexure, descending, sigmoid, rule out mcn, " are multiple tan, irregular to linear soft?
What is the question: Please resubmit your question; as it is written it is currently not possible for me to answer. I look forward to your resubmission and being able to answer your question. ...Read more