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Imaging Report says Barium Contrast was refluxed to the distal decending colon. What does that mean?
What does "distal decending colon remaining on barium enema" mean in regards to the results from a barium enema test?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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