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Common Colon Problems
Possibly: We don't really know because most people don't get colonoscopies in their 20's. Most people start at age 50 for colon cancer screening. There are some inherited syndromes like Familial Polyposis that predispose someone to polyps, but they are exceedingly rare. The polyp should be biopsied to figure out what type it is, which will be very informative. ...Read more
Many and varied: Depending on the problem, signs can include nausea and vomiting, constipation, diarrhea, bleeding from the rectum, abdominal cramping, weight loss or gain or no symptoms at all. If you suspect some sort of problem with your colon, see your doc right away for an examination and evaluation. ...Read more
Need more info: What are your symptoms? Pain, gas, bleeding in stool, cramping? ...Read more
I'm having some colon problems \u0026 still on diagnosis \u0026 tests phase. My c.E.A level is 21.65, should that be an alert for something?
I m 37 female. I hv 3 extra flesh outside my colon from last 7yrs . I don feel any problem now but I afraid is thr any chance to get anything seriou?
My son was impacted last year. 2000 ccs removed from colon. Been having problems since age 4 he is 9 now. He goes potty all the time. What is problem?
He is not emptying: Stooling incompletely can allow build of feces. That can stretch the bowel and cause inadequate signals from the brain to the bowel for evacuation. Clean out is essential to constipation therapy. Daily measures are important afterward. Those should continue in cases of chronic constipation for 6-9 months. Consider peds GI evaluation if your pediatrician is out of ideas. ...Read more
Colin cleansing : Colin cleansing in general is an unnecessary procedure and is occasionally harmful. The body rids itself of stool and toxins, with no need to intervene. The best thing to do is to increase fiber in the diet. Even taking a fiber supplement, such as Metamucil, can be helpful to have regular bowel movements. If you do, increase your fluid intake also. Good luck. ...Read more
Yes: Muscle spasms are common and can cause sudden, sharp, knife-like pain in the flat muscles. They should go away with rubbing them, like a charley horse in your leg. If they persist, or are associated with bowel changes, blood in the stool, weight loss, or appetite changes, it may be something more important. See your primary provider, and good luck! ...Read more
Talk with your: Surgeon, GI doctor, or et nurse. As you are not specific about the health problems, it is difficult to say more. But most patients actually feel a whole lot better after removal of the disease, rather than worse. Talk openly with your doctor and go to the local crohn's and colitis foundation meetings to see others who may have had the same problems and learn how they solved them. Good luck. ...Read more
Ok I got. 11 year old boy dr say his colon is stretch like really bad cuz he had problem few years well I want to know how serious is a stretch colon?
Chronic constipation: can lead to a megacolon" if severe & long-term. A pediatric gastroenterologist can check that it's functional constipation & treat with bowel clean-out, then Miralax (polyethylene glycol) for 6 months or more. When he has soft stools at least every other day, have him sit on the toilet for 15 min., 15 min. after dinner nightly. Long-standing "stretching" of colon increases risk of diverticulosis in adult middle-age. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not common!: Not common, but can have different types of colon polyps. Most common would be juvenile polyp. But cases with family history of familial polyposis will have higher incidence of adenomatous polyps (tubular adenoma). In addition there are other rare types with various syndromes. For more scientific info visit- http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pmc/articles/pmc2657698/. ...Read more
Hopefully, none. : The colon's primary function is to absorb water. Therefore, depending on what part of the colon is removed (and how much), one typically moves their bowels more frequently than before surgery; this often improves w/in 6 months. Early on, the main issues will be pain management & getting her diet back to normal. Thankfully, there are very few, if any, long-term consequences. ...Read more
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