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Is it common to have colon polyps in your 20's?

Is it common to have colon polyps in your 20's?

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

Dr. Thomas Fiala
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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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Signs of a colon problem?

Signs of a colon problem?

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

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What are the symptoms of colon problems?

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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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?

Could be: Cea or carcinoembryonic antigen is a tumor marker and when elevated is concerning but not specific for colon cancer. Continue with the diagnostics and it will all be sorted out. ...Read more

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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?

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

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How common is loopy colons?

 How common  is loopy colons?

How loopy: most of people older than sixty and used to take a lot of laxatives, and used to strain, and suffered from constipation will have loopy colon, is more common than you think. ...Read more

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Hi Doctors. How do I know if I have a colon/rectal problem?

Hi Doctors. How do I know if I have a colon/rectal problem?

Get examined: you would need a rectal exam (digital examination and visualizatioin), and also a colonoscopy procedure to check the colon. ...Read more

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Please point me to where i can solve my colon cleansers problem?

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

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Could sharp pains in ones right side be from problems other than the ascending colon?

Could sharp pains in ones right side be from problems other than the ascending colon?

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

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How do I deal with compounding health problems after colon removal due to u.C. Complications?

How do I deal with compounding health problems after colon removal due to u.C. Complications?

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

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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?

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 more

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I had a cancerous tumor in my colon that was removed, is this common?

I had a cancerous tumor in my colon that was removed, is this common?

Yes: Colon cancer is one of the most common cancers. You, at 39, are young for colon cancer so that is unusual but colon cancer itself is common and the typical first-line therapy for colon cancer is surgical resection. ...Read more

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Is it common to have colon polyps at age 15?

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

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What problems can my sister expect after her colon resection?

What problems can my sister expect after her colon resection?

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

Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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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