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Imaging Report says Barium Contrast was refluxed to the distal decending colon. What does that mean?

Imaging Report says Barium Contrast was refluxed to the distal decending colon. What does that mean?

Barium is pushed: Backward into your colon via an enema. This seems to just mean that the barium reached your descending colon which is on the left side of the abdomen. It must first pass retrograde through rectum and sigmoid. ...Read more

Dr. Arnold Malerman
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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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What does "distal decending colon remaining on barium enema" mean in regards to the results from a barium enema test?

Non Sequitur: Isolated phrase taken out of context is uninterpretable.
They may be addressing residual Barium contrast remaining in descending colon on post evacuation film, which is of no clinical significance ...Read more

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What does fold thickening and narrowing of mid decending colon suggest. Seen on X-ray. Scheduled colonoscopy a week from now. Freaked out?

What does fold thickening and narrowing of mid decending colon suggest. Seen on X-ray. Scheduled colonoscopy a week from now. Freaked out?

Do not freakout, yet: In a 30 year old, it is very uncommon to see colon Cancer. So it may simply be a misreading, yet a colonoscopy examiantaion will clarify what is going on there, if anything.
Why did have an examination in the first place? What test was done and why? Do you have any abdominal symptoms? These pieces of History are essential to know. ...Read more

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Can decending colon calcification be harmful? Am 23 my pth and ca phasporous test r normal.

Can decending colon calcification be harmful? Am 23 my pth and ca phasporous test r normal.

Unlikely: Unlikely that there will be calcification of just the descending colon itself more likely some residual food products with high calcium content. In absence of symptoms (that is what I am assuming) a follow up with a physician is recommended. IF symptoms, need to be pursued with a physician competent in these issues. ...Read more

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I had small multiple polyps in my sigmoid colon, and erosion seen at rectum, decending colon. Is there a highrisk for cancer, please help?

I had small multiple polyps in my sigmoid colon, and erosion seen at rectum, decending colon. Is there a highrisk for cancer, please help?

Depends: Risk can depend family history of polyps, cancer, number, size, and cell type of polyps, presence or absence of inflammatory bowel disease. If present, more frequent colonoscopies indicated. Low fat, hi fiber diet, containing low or no fat dairy, lots of fruit, vegs, legumes, whole grains may help. Supplements preventiodon't help as much. Talk to md ifif Aspirin or NSAID prevention is indicated 4u. ...Read more

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Why does my abdomen pain in my ascending, decending and transverse colon?

Not sure how you can: Pinpoint the pain in the colon. This is hard to describe and I have never in many years heard anyone describe quite this way. If you have pain throughout the abdomen, you may have a problem with something that involves the entire colon or crohns Another consideration might be irritable bowel. May want to consider having a visit with a GI doctor but get the opinion of your family doctor first! ...Read more

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My CT scan showed that my decending and sigmoid colon was collapsed what does that mean?

My CT scan showed that my decending and sigmoid colon was collapsed what does that mean?

ColonDidntFallInADay: Did they use that word? Or did they say "redundant"??
That's just a slightly longer colon that flops around or settles lower than normal and usually keeps out of trouble, except maybe for occasional constipation or cramps. Rarely, it will twist and cause a problem. As long as you are otherwise healthy, hydrated and eating fibre, you should do OK unless, of course it has collapsed, then you're SOL ...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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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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How can I clean my colon?

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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I am scared of the colon prep?

I am scared of the colon prep?

Agree wDr. Himes: This shouldn't be a scary endeavor. The biggest thing to remember is that you mean to be near a bathroom once the medications take effect. ...Read more

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What does a thickened colon mean?

It means that. ..: The walls of your colon (the last part of your bowel - usually goes around the outer part of the abdomen) has a thick wall. Remember this a tube... Thickening makes the inside smaller. Infection, inflammation and even cancer can cause it. It is usually seen on ct, MRI or even colonoscopy. You should have you doctor narrow the possibility list. ...Read more

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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 is the function of the colon?

What is the function of the colon?

Large intestine: The colon (large intestine, large bowel) removes water, salt, and some nutrients forming stool. Muscles line the colon's walls, squeezing its contents along. Billions of bacteria coat the colon and its contents, living in a healthy balance with the body. Ref: http://www. Webmd. Com/digestive-disorders/picture-of-the-colon#1 ...Read more

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What can I do to clean out my colon?

What can I do to clean out my colon?

Fiber and water: By far the best is fiber and water. There are other salt solutions that pull water through the bowels but that is temporary. High fiber and water can be a lifestyle. ...Read more

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How much does an empty colon weight?

About 250-350 gm: At autopsy, especially in people who have been very sick and not eaten, it's not uncommon to feel an empty colon. We usually do not weigh it, but this is my recollection, allowing for the usual amount of fat in the appendices epiploica but removing the mesentary at its junction. ...Read more

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What causes no air pockets in colon?

What causes no air pockets in colon?

Please specify: Please be a little clearer with your question. It sounds like you may be talking about diverticulosis, small weak areas of the colon wall. This is caused by chronic constipation and is very common in the american population, particularly as we age. If not, ? ...Read more

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What medications can cleanse the colon?

What medications can cleanse the colon?

Why do you ask?: The colon cleanses itself. Folks who run enema parlors or sell bogus "purges" will show you "toxic bowel settlement" and so forth that supposedly only their stuff can remove. It is totally fake. Nothing will keep your colon health as much as drinking enough water, getting good physical exercise, and eating sensibly. Best wishes. ...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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Very nervous my colon test is in 2days?

Do not be: Its normal to be nervous before a procedure. But colonoscopy is a very low risk procedure. Your doctor has done 1000's of these I'm sure. Its more nerve racking by not doing the test; the unknown can be scary. This is a test that can truly save your life. Enjoy. ...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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Where is the colon located in your body?

Where is the colon located in your body?

From R to L: The colon is like a horseshoe that starts in the right lower abdomen, comes up the right side, across the middle, and down the left side. As the colon becomes the rectum, it dives into the pelvis. For this reasons symptoms associated with colon problems can be in several areas. ...Read more

Dr. Bradford Patt
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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