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Woud I have a colonic for slow transit?

Woud I have a colonic for slow transit?

Maybe....: There are several types of constipation. Some times it is the colon not moving things along well (ie: slow colonic transit, colonic inertia, etc) but sometimes is your pelvis not allowing things to be expelled the right way. The treatment for both of them are completely different. If you want to know if you have "slow transit", the best way to do it is by having a "colon transit study" done. ...Read more

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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Anyone experienced with ways to speed up colon transit time?

Anyone experienced with ways to speed up colon transit time?

MiraLax (polyethylene glycol): Some people have a very slow colon transit time and those people tend to have a history of chronic constipation. There are some prescription medications that will speed up colon transit time. Another option is to use something like MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) that keeps fluid in the colon allowing the stools to remain soft. ...Read more

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Why would a perfectly healthy person have a colon with slow transit?

Why would a perfectly  healthy person have a colon with slow transit?

Many reasons: Undiagnosed hypothyroidism, slow gut motility (squeezing) in general, or illnesses elsewhere in the GI tract can cause slow motility. Get your gallbladder checked for stones, as this can rarely be a cause of slow motility. This disorder is best treated with bulking laxatives (benefiber), an osmotic laxative (miralax), and sometimes with colon-stimulating drugs. Good luck! ...Read more

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Does removal of colon treat severe slow transit constipation?

Does removal of colon treat severe slow transit constipation?

NO indication: at any age . Removal of colon has specific indications for not your problem . You are only 21 , see your family doctor and follow the advise . Good Luck ...Read more

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Do colon clense help?

Do colon clense help?

Crazy: Dr nguyen and heller are quite correct. The state of texas prosecuted practitioners of colonic cleansing because the procedure was ineffective and dangerous. This is outlawed in texas now. Patients were killed by perforation of the colon by inexperienced practitioners. This is a practice without scientific basis, in a word - quackery. ...Read more

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How can I clean my colon?

Not necessary: The desire to clean the colon relates to ancient medical theories about internal toxicity derived from the colon. The colon, thank you, is fully capable of taking care of itself and needs no cleansing. You can pay a great deal of money to alternate practitioners for colon cleansing but this is money badly spent. If you think you have medical problems, see your family doctor. ...Read more

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Do colon cleansings work?

Do colon cleansings work?

No: There is no need for and no benefit of doing colon cleansings. Your colon cleanses itself by having bowel movements. There is no buildup of toxins anywhere in the colon. Colon cleansings are unnecessary and can be unhealthy. Stick with a high-fiber diet for good colon health! Good luck. ...Read more

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Does colon clensing work?

Does colon clensing work?

Not a fan: I am not a fan of these techniques. Your colon is made to handle a high bacterial load and eliminate wastes. Proper nutrition and a high fiber diet with good hydration help it to work better in doing this. Aggressive cleanses can upset electrolyte balance and lead to colon irritation as well as upset normal bacterial flora (and lead to things like c-difficile colitis). ...Read more

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How to clean colon naturally?

FIber and Water: The best way to do so is to increase your fiber and water intake. As a normal adult, a person needs between 25-35 gr of fiber a day with plenty water. THat should be enough to clean your colon naturally and have regular and soft bowel movements. I hope this help. Be well ...Read more

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What can I do to fix my colon?

What can I do to fix my colon?

Eval first.: You need to start with a medical assessment to explore what the problem is. After this is complete then individualize recommendations can be given to you. ...Read more

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What is a "fold" in the colon?

Inner lining: The inner lining of the colon is sometimes thicker in some places than others and seems to make a ' fold'. This is a normal part of colon anatomy. ...Read more

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When does someone need a colonic?

Never!: There is no good evidence that colonics do any good whatsoever, and they do carry some risks, most prominently perforation of the colon. Your colon does not accumulate toxins. It gets rid of them every time you have a bowel movement. There is never any reason to have a colonic. Invest your efforts in eating a high-fiber diet instead. Good luck. ...Read more

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Could a person survive without a colon?

Yes: Colon refers to the large intestine. There are conditions that lead to removal of all of the large intestine. It alters ones bowel movements. But...People survive fine without the large intestine. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of colon problems?

Agree: I would just add that all of the above can be caused by other diagnoses than colon cancer. But i agree if any of the above are present please get evaluated by a specialist. ...Read more

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What does " underfilling of the colon" mean?

What does " underfilling of the colon" mean?

Missing Context: I am sorry but for an answer i need you to clarify the context of this question. Where is this language from? Why was the test done? What else was ordered and written on the report? ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: colon?

Large Intestine: 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 sigmoid colons; and rectum. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: colonic?

What is the definition or description of: colonic?

Refers to colon: This is a combining term referring to some condition, treatment or disease of the colon. Such as colonic enema, colonic cancer, colonic, inflammation, etc. ...Read more

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Is there a safer way rather doing a colon cleansing?

Is there a safer way rather doing a colon cleansing?

You've seen the lite: Thanks for your follow-up question! many people who "cleanse" do so to lose weight, to eliminate supposed "toxins" in their body (let me assure you there are few accumulated toxins in the gut in most healthy people!), to feel "empty", or for other misguided reasons. Unless you have undiagnosed disease, laxation can be safely & gently accomplished with diet & over-the-counter agents like miralax (polyethylene glycol). ...Read more

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There aremottled radiolucencies seen within the colonic segments?

There aremottled radiolucencies seen within the colonic segments?

See doctor : Hard to comment on this in a meaningful way without knowing whether we are taking about a CT or a plain abdominal X-ray and the reasons it was ordered. Recommend doctor consult preferably with whoever ordered your test ...Read more

Dr. Peter Ihle
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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