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Does Diarrhea Cleanse Your Colon
Yes: Colon cleanses are a fad/hoax perpetrated by the holistic food faddists. They do nothing to promote general wellbeing ...Read more
Loose stools is a symptom in which a person's stool (poop) does not hold its shape after it goes into the toilet. Instead of remaining a shaped piece of poop, the poop spreads out in the toilet bowl water. Very loose stool is called diarrhea. Loose stool can be caused by infections, certain foods or drinks, ...Read more
Possible: But diarrhea can be caused by inflammation such as colitis and that inflammation can be infections as in food poisoning or idiopathic such as ulcerative colitis or crohn's disease. Chronic diarrhea can be due to removal of the gall bladder and that is treated medically. A thorough workup of the diarrhea by a gastroenterologist or colorectal surgeon should be undertaken to get the correct diagnosis. ...Read more
Potassium wasting: Your colon ordinarily is involved some in ridding your body of potassium, and some colon cancers and infamously the "villous adenoma" precancer can pump large amounts of potassium solution into the gut. And any obstructing lesion can cause intermittent constipation and diarrhea. Best wishes. ...Read more
Depends on: How much of your colon is left. If there is more than sigmoid colon left, bile binding agents can help. But if you only have only rectum left, you can still use motility-reducing agents such as lomotil (diphenoxylat and atropine). But your body will adjust over time. Make sure there is no undiagnosed c difficile infection. Consult with your surgeon or GI specialist. ...Read more
Large stools 2x a day atleast- was diarrhea now forming up- lost 20 lbs since november not trying. Had 2 colons 1 endo no answers. Now what?
Yes: Diarrhea would clean out the colon and help eliminate the solid stool. You should be careful to keep up with fluid losses to make sure you don't dehydrate. You should be able to continue to urinate every 6-8 hours and still have a moist not dry mouth. ...Read more
The chances are low.
Yet this does not mean that you should not discuss with your primary care physician or GI specialist in further detail. There are certain clues in a history we use to determine a risk profile.
This can only be ascertained in a face to face discussion. This forum is subpar for this type of discussion. ...Read more
Can acute diarrhea with a little blood in it, for a week be a sign of colon cancer? Never had long lasting diarrhea before!
Is diarrhea a symptom of colon cancer? In the past month I've had 3-4 acute diarrhea attacks, which is abnormal for me. No dietary changes either.
18 yr and have been having diarrhea have been under lots of stress went to dr she says she would bet her life on it that im ok. Do I have colon cancer?
Very highly unlikely:
Please listen to your doctor.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more
Medication: Check with your medical oncologist for advice and that these are the side effects of your chemotherapy. You can take over the counter medication. Immodium or kaopectate for diarrhea and or a low fiber diet. Topical ointments or suppositories for your hemmorhoids. Try annusol or tucks (witch hazel) or preparation h. There are other meds and also prescription medications as well. ...Read more
Partial obstruction: When the colon gets partially blocked (as in some cancers) stool can back up and constipation occurs. When constipation is longstanding, liquid stool moves around the blockage. This is called post obstructive diarrhea. Constipation appears to follow the diarrhea but was really there to begin with. In these cases a full workup and a gentle clean out is required. Visit your doctor for both. ...Read more
Is it possible to have colonoscopy even with rectum fissures because of bloody diarrhea from colon?
I am a 19 y/o and have had diarrhea for a week now. And have had constipation prior to this and The left side of my colon is sore.?
You can say: You have diarrhea if you have at least three loose or liquid bowel movements each day. The MOST common cause is an infection, most often a virus--viral gastroenteritis. You can usually just watch and wait, but after a week, tests should be considered including stool cultures. The fact that preceding this you had constipation raises the question of irritable bowel syndrome. See your doctor for tests ...Read more
Which is the main symptom of rectal/colon cancer? Constipate or diarrhea? Or both? I got a constipation fir 4 months already but no diarrhea
Rectal and colon cancer could be very serious and should not been taking lightly
you are 25 years old chance of cancer very low but not zero
you simply have a bad constipation you should not let yourself go for four month without proper treatment
eat more healthy food less junk eat more fruits and fibers drink a lot of water and take stool softener if you need it
see your doctor if not better. ...Read more
Passed a round, 1/2" diameter "ball" from rectum after extreme diarrhea. Did search photos of polyps & hemmoroids. Looked exactly like colon polyp.?
I have a long family history of colon cancer, every bm is diarrhea, I'm losing weight and in severe pain, but I'm under 30. Could I have colon cancer?
Yes: Best to get these symptoms fully evaluated. You may need a colonoscopy for a definitive diagnosis. Although it is unusual for someone your age to have colon cancer, it is not impossible. Losing weight with severe pain means you need to know and not guess. Symptoms like these deserve a full evaluation in person by your health care provider. ...Read more
I have been told I have a enlarged left colon, h pylori, colitis. Its been 4wks I still have ab pain weakness, diarrhea, etc no 1 is treating it. Help?
F/U with the GI doc: Abd pain, diarrhea and weakness are very nonspecific symptoms. Hpylori infection can itself cause all these.Colitis can result in distended colon which sometimes need emergent intervention depending on its size. There are also several types of colitis' s and treatment is per etiology. You didn't mention if you are on any meds. You need a GI evaluation and possibly look for another etiology iif no imp. ...Read more
Is there a probiotic for chronic diarrhea/IBS-D? if so would Phillips colon health or florastor be good brands to buy?
In general one:
Pro-biotic is no better than the other although I prefer low fat ACTIVA myself!
The chronic diarrhea of IBS-D however needs MORE for treatment than the pro-biotic alone! @
Consult with a Board Certified Gastroenterologist!
Hope this helps!
DrZ ...Read more
Can infrequent receptive anal intercourse cause colon problems like diarrhea or even IBS? Had diarrhea today after having intercourse last night.
Could alternating flatulence, constipation, and diarrhea, with minor pain under the lowest left rib, be due to my redundant colon?
Probably not: This question has been studied over the last 75+ years. There is no definitive answer. Most bowel specialists believe that redundant colon is a normal variation. The alternating flatulence with constipation and diarrhea are classic symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome. After serious colonic diseases have been excluded there are several effective treatments including fiber, fluids, meds, etc. ...Read more
I had a colon resection surgery one year ago diagnosed stage 1 colon cancer. I still have bouts of chronic diarrhea. Is this due to the surgery?
What part gone?: Removing the right colon and valve that separates the small bowel from colon sets the stage for bacterial contamination of the small bowel, which leads to diarrhea commonly-can be treated, with good success. Can try a probiotic, e.g. Florastor, and call your doc. Sometimes antibiotic rx needed to reestablish normal balance. If large amount of bowel removed (any location) can give diarrhea. ...Read more
Without weight loss, diarrhea or blood is it normal to have a little bit of food in stool? I have had stool exam, colons copy, blood test all normal.
? food in stool: Sure, not everything we eat will always get fully digested, nd food particles can often be found in the stool. ...Read more
My stool is hard in the morning and diarrhea in the evening but everyday the same ritual and sometimes just diarrheaish what can it be? Colon cancer?
Not likely: Colon cancer is always a possibility but is rather uncommon in your age group. Your symptoms suggest an irritable bowel like condition. Sometimes diet may play a role and a full review of your dietary habits including chewing gum, energy drinks, favorite foods and rituals, recreational drugs, etc will be required before making any further recommendations. Talk to your doc about your worries. ...Read more