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Can excess stool in the colon cause general intestinal "rumbling"? Can excess stool in the colon cause backup into the small intestine? What exams?

Can excess stool in the colon cause general intestinal "rumbling"? Can excess stool in the colon cause backup into the small intestine? What exams?

Associated problems: "Excess stool in the coloin" implies a motility disorder of the colon. A motility problem can involve multiple organs in the GI tract. Stool does not generally back up from the colon into the small intestine, other than during episodes of colon obstruction. ...Read more

Dr. Ira Friedlander
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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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Could colon hydrotherapy help in removing bad bacteria from the colon along with gas and bloating?

Could colon hydrotherapy help in removing bad bacteria from the colon along with gas and bloating?

Not recommended: If you eat and drink properly, there is no need to do any colonics, cleansers or hydrotherapy. Your bowel will function the way it was designed to do, assuming you have no other GI illnesses or diagnoses. ...Read more

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Unable to digest fibre. Excessive gas, abdominal distention, pressure and pain. Dwells in my system for hours. Fibrous food remain undigested in stool?

Unable to digest fibre. Excessive gas, abdominal distention, pressure and pain. Dwells in my system for hours. Fibrous food remain undigested in stool?

Fermented...: Many fibers, particularly the water insoluble kind, are readily fermented by your gut flora. Some people have certain intolerances to bean husks (try beano), to wheat/barley/rye (gluten sensitivity), &/or have a particularly active population in their gut of gas-forming organisms (try bifidobacter-containing probiotics). Maybe altered GI motility, ibs, air swallowing, maldigestion/malabsorption? ...Read more

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What causes gas in the descending colon?

What causes gas in the descending colon?

Fermentation: Trillions of bacteria call your colon home and they release gases as a biproduct of their breakdown of undigestible carbohydrates and fiber reaching the colon. It's normal. Good luck! ...Read more

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53 with constipation bloating and gas. Os this colon cancer.

53 with constipation bloating and gas. Os this colon cancer.

Maybe: A physician office visit and appropriate studies will settle this. Hopefully and most likely it's something simpler (has your thyroid been checked?) but you'll need to do this. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is excessive gas associated with colon cancer?

Is excessive gas associated with colon cancer?

Late symptom: As a sign of colon cancer, gas and bloating are late symptoms. An obstruction caused by a tumor could lead to bloating and the trapping of gas within the colon. If you have a family history of colon cancer, genetic polyp disorders or are concerned about your risk of colon cancer, talk to your doctor about scheduling a colon cancer screening exam. ...Read more

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Air bubbles in urine a symthon of colon cancer?

Air bubbles in urine a symthon of colon cancer?

No: Air bubbles or foamy urine is not a symptom of colon cancer. Foamy urine may be a sign of protein urea . Consult your physician. ...Read more

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Can gas be trapped in lower abdomen?

Can gas be trapped in lower abdomen?

Sure. Why RU gassy?: Feeling full of "gas" may reflect malabsorption of food (like gluten, lactose), intake of poorly digested food, or choosing foods known to promote gas (beans, fizzy drinks). Sometimes its more complicated--a stomach emptying too slowly, bacterial overgrowth syndrome, delayed intestinal function, partial obstruction from any cause, infection, rectum problems, and pelvic pathology outside the gut. ...Read more

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Is frequent bloating, excessive gas and burping, increase flatus and stomach growling associated with colon cancer? Normal bm. 1s a day

Is frequent bloating, excessive gas and burping, increase flatus and stomach growling associated with colon cancer? Normal bm. 1s a day

They could but...: The symptoms you are describing are very common. They can be associated with colon cancer but there many more causes that are probably more common in the general population. Regardless of the probabilities, your symptoms warrant a visit to your doctor to help you figure out the cause. Best wishes, ariel. ...Read more

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Lower left stomach pain in women from colon or bowel?

Possibly but...: "stomach pain" can be caused by lots of things & may indeed originate outside the GI tract. Further evaluation is in order before anyone can answer "what to do." your doctor will want to re-examine you as well as know the quality, timing, duration, location, & associations (eating, position, activity, stooling, urinating) of your pain to better direct the next appropriate testing. ...Read more

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Could impacted stool in large colon and rectum cause black stools?

Could impacted stool in large colon and rectum cause black stools?

Not likely: From the standpoint of the medical profession, black stools -called melena - are always assumed to be blood. Usually representing bleeding from stomach or "higher up" within the intestines. Colon bleeding usually is red. Unfortunately, bismouth containing medications can also cause black stool, but even with that type of product, one cannot be sure there is not bleeding also. Needs evaluation. ...Read more

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Long thin diarrhea, undigested food in stool, gallstones, sign of gallbladder cancer?

Long thin diarrhea, undigested food in stool, gallstones, sign of gallbladder cancer?

Unlikely: Gall bladder cancer is uncommon. Please consult this site for information. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/gallbladder-cancer/basics/definition/con-20023909 ...Read more

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I have a severely redundant colon that is also permantly distended by gas, why can stool slowly get through but the gas does not, it goes backwards?

I have a severely redundant colon that is also permantly distended by gas, why can stool slowly get through but the gas does not, it goes backwards?

Different processes: Passage of gas is more mechanical process than passage of stool that requires active peristalsis in your colon to pass BM. If you haven't done it, you should have a GI consult for an endoscopic exam for proper diagnosis and management. Use OTC meds for gas and diet modification (avoid beans, cauliflower) in the meantime. ...Read more

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Will gas x cause constipation? The foods that help avoid constipation often cause gas so i'm hoping gas x can just eliminate the gas.

Will gas x cause constipation? The foods that help avoid constipation often cause gas so i'm hoping gas x can just eliminate the gas.

Not likely: Gas-x (simethicone) basically breaks large gas bubbles into smaller ones that can easily be passed. Common side effects of this drug are loose bm's & nausea. ...Read more

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Gastric pain in pit stomach flatulence stool is foamy&hapns often.Did chemotherapy&radiation 4 cervix cancer in january.Plz help?

Gastric pain in pit stomach flatulence stool is foamy&hapns often.Did chemotherapy&radiation 4 cervix cancer in january.Plz help?

Malabsorption.: Flatulence and foamy stool means you are not absorbing fats well. This could be due to radiation or chemotherapy effects on your bowels or pancreas. Tell your doctor, especially about your foamy stools. Avoiding fat (dairy, fried food, cheese, oils) may help these symptoms. There are medications that can help as well. This will probably get better over time as you heal from treatment! ...Read more

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Can removal of your gallbladder increase your risk for colon polyps or colon cancer because of bile salt being directly dumped into your large bowels.

Can removal of your gallbladder increase your risk for colon polyps or colon cancer because of bile salt being directly dumped into your large bowels.

No: Past medical studies did not link gallbladder surgery to colon cancer. Most all of the bile is reabsorbed by the small intestine & returned to the liver, with or without the gallbladder. Excess bile getting to the colon will cause diarrhea. ...Read more

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Dr. Shari Jackson
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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


Gas (Definition)

In a medical context, "having gas" refers to having too much gas in the bowels. This causes burping, cramps in the belly, ...Read more