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Doctor insights on: Colonic Reactions To Kefles

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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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Was recently dx'd with lupus & am allergic to Keflex. Heard that lupus patients tend to have strong reactions to penicillin, should I avoid penicilin?

Was recently dx'd with lupus & am allergic to Keflex. Heard that lupus patients tend to have strong reactions to penicillin, should I avoid penicilin?

Avoid penicillin: I am not aware of the connection between allergy to PCN and lupus, You need to avoid PCN if you are allergic to keflex. ...Read more

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Is doxycycline well tolerated, & is it one of the antiobios more likely to cause allergic reactions? I'm allergic to keflex and nervous to take doxy.

Is doxycycline well tolerated, & is it one of the antiobios more likely to cause allergic reactions? I'm allergic to keflex and nervous to take doxy.

Doxycycline: Doxycycline can sometimes cause stomach upset, and this can potentially limit its use. This side effect is not an allergy, however. People who are allergic to Keflex (generic cephalexin) may need to avoid other so-called beta-lactam antibiotics, which include the penicillins and cephalosporins. An allergy to Keflex would not predispose you to an allergy to Doxycycline as they are not related. ...Read more

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What occurs if your colon ripped?

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?

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

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What is colon appendage?

What is colon appendage?

Normal: The colon can have fatty tissue attached to it like 'sacks' of tissue. This is normal anatomy. ...Read more

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No colon and consipated?

It is very possible: If you don't drink enough fluids more of the liquid in the small intestine is absorbed and at the breaking point - viola constipation. It is not frequent but can be very uncomfortable and even painful. The small intestine is not as large and after the pouch is filled -- it hurts. Good luck & drink enough fluids. ...Read more

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What is a colon cleanse?

What is a colon cleanse?

You don't need it: Your colon keeps itself clean naturally. If someone tells you that you may feel sick because of "toxic bowel settlement" or something similar and that you need a fancy laxative or bizarre enema, ignore that person. Please be careful. If you buy into the idea of needing to do weird things to "cleanse" yourself, you'll never feel well again. Find an evidence-based holist instead. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What's a hypotonic colon?

What's a hypotonic colon?

Slow: Hypotonic colon means slow intestinal activity of the large intestine. Can result in an enlarged colon & likely chronic constipation. ...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