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Deep rectal pain and pressure in lower left abdomen where colon should be, pressure feels more noticeable when I have to use the bathroom, any ideas?

Deep rectal pain and pressure in lower left abdomen where colon should be, pressure feels more noticeable when I have to use the bathroom, any ideas?

Diverticulitis : Possible diverticular disease is a condition that occurs when a person has problems from small pouches, or sacs, that have formed and pushed outward through weak spots in the colon wall. Each pouch is called a diverticulum. Multiple pouches are called diverticula. The colon is part of the large intestine. The large intestine absorbs water from stool and changes it from a liquid to a solid form. ...Read more

Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Obesity (Definition)

The definition started with Louis Israel Dublin, chief statistician of the Metropolitan life insurance company, in the early 1940s, as a BMI >25 (definitely >30) for people in their 20's based on retrospective observational life insurance data of the age at which people died later in life. This was subsequently adopted by the medical disease industry. However, BMI is ...Read more


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Felt severe pressure in URQ as something stuck there 2apoint almost faint,can't release gas in my stomach and colon although have normal BM what is it?

Felt severe pressure in URQ as something stuck there 2apoint almost faint,can't release gas in my stomach and colon although have normal BM what is it?

Gastritis: Possible gastritis or gallbladder dysfunction ( stones or dyskenesia ). You already have had some studies done. If they were negative you should have a HIDA scan. ...Read more

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Will chronic straining / increased intra-abdominal pressure cause the colon veins to become enlarged the same way it causes hemorrhoids?

Will chronic straining / increased intra-abdominal pressure cause the colon veins to become enlarged the same way it causes hemorrhoids?

No: The anatomy of the internal veins and the hemorrhoid veins is different. But the colon can become enlarged and distended and sluggish, and colon diverticulosis can occur instead. ...Read more

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Had tailbone pain for couple weeks now. Got worse after riding exercise bike. Hurts if i press or put pressure on it. Could it be colon cancer?

Had tailbone pain for couple weeks now.  Got worse after riding exercise bike.  Hurts if i press or put pressure on it. Could it be colon cancer?

Doubt colon cancer: What you describe is very common especially in folks who do bike, usually after microtrauma. Read online about coccydynia. At your age and without anything else to say "colorectal cancer", i'd not be concerned, but everybody your age should get a rectal as part of your annual physical; ask to be checked if you visit your physician for your coccyx. ...Read more

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16mm flat polyp removed and endo clips put in to seal where removal occurred in my colon---been three days and I still feel abdominal cramp-normal?

16mm flat polyp removed and endo clips put in to seal where removal occurred in my colon---been three days and I still feel abdominal cramp-normal?

Check with doctor: 13mm is half an inch, so 16mm is a little more than that. There's some inflammation (redness, pain, swelling) at the healing spot, but one can call the GI doctor to see if the healing is on schedule, compared with the doctor's experiences with his other patients who had similar polyps removed. One should be ready to describe the quality, severity, location, and duration of "cramps" to the doctor. ...Read more

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Can divticuss in the colon hurt all through your stomach?

Possibly: Diverticulosis can cause pain in various parts of the abdomen depending on what part of the bowel the diverticular disease is located. ...Read more

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Hi, what's the safest method for stomach and colon cleansing ?

If u have : Constipation, try miralax (polyethylene glycol). I don't think there is much evidence this helps release built up toxins in the body, however. Probiotics aren't a bad deal if u are irregular but a "colon cleanse" is not a form of preventitive medicine unless treating constipation. Good luck. ...Read more

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What leads to colon cancer besides obesity?

What leads to colon cancer besides obesity?

Diet and genetics.: In most cases, it's not clear what causes colon cancer. Several things have been shown to increase 'risk' of colon cancer, including: older age (>50), african american heritage, family history of colon cancer, inherited colon cancer syndromes, low fiber and high fat diets, sedentary life style, diabetes, obesity, radiation to the abdomen for other cancers, and possibly smoking and alcohol abuse. ...Read more

Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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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


Colonic (Definition)

This is a combining term referring to some condition, treatment or disease of the colon. Such as colonic enema, colonic ...Read more