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Dr. Darrin Cunningham
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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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I eat healthy food,i use fiber husk every night,i am in my weight maintain phase but for last 3days i feel spastic colon where i go to washroom but...

I eat healthy food,i use fiber husk every night,i am in my weight maintain phase but for last 3days i feel spastic colon where i go to washroom but...

Repost : Hi Julia, it appears that part of your question did not transmit. Please repost it, keeping in mind the character limitations of this forum. ...Read more

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I have daily pain in my left colon, especially in the morning. I have random acne on my face and black heads. I eat healthy food.

I have daily pain in my left colon, especially in the morning. I have random acne on my face and black heads. I eat healthy food.

Unclear if related: Its always best to get medically evaluated when faced with daily symptoms, as you describe. The differential diagnosis may include colon and small bowel, but possibilities that are non-gi related can include: abdominal musculature, female structures, bladder, kidney/ureters. Be prepared to address for your doctor: timing, duration, quality, associations of your discomfort. ...Read more

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Is it possible that stools came back to normal size if I had colon cancer with intake of probiotics, healthier diet and a lot of fiber rich food.

Is it possible that stools came back to normal size if I had colon cancer with intake of probiotics, healthier diet and a lot of fiber rich food.

Colon ca treatment: Dietary measures are helpful in preventing colon cancer. However once colon cancer develops you need to see a doctor to have it properly staged and treated; even the early stages need treatment. ...Read more

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After complete colon removel, how do you get nutrition?

See a dietician: Loss of the colon causes a dramatic change in how nutrients and fluids are absorbed. It is very important to work with a good dietician, who will not only give you guidance on how to eat but also follow along with you to see how you are doing with your program. The important thing to remember is that you will be able to find a regimen that works. ...Read more

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Are excessive colon cleanses bad for your health? If so, how?

Are excessive colon cleanses bad for your health? If so, how?

Excess Colon Water: This question leads to a question. How do you define excess colonic cleanses. This common practice has no medical benefits. But, too frequent can cause both trauma to the colon and water poisoning, which can be deadly if used too frequently. As a physician i would advise you not to do this practice unless you are advised to do so by a real physician. ...Read more

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What can the inside or the wall of a healthy colon look like?

Smooth: The inner layer or mucosa of the colon should be relatively smooth and pinkish in appearance at colonoscopy. Ulcers, pouches, whitish plaques and raised areas like polyps are some examples of abnormal findings. ...Read more

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Does my colon need to be cleansed periodically for me to stay in good health?

Does my colon need to be cleansed periodically for me to stay in good health?

NO: If you are eating a high fiber diet and drinking 80-100 ounces of caffeine free/alcohol free fluid daily and having regular bm's, then all is working the way it was designed to do. Many colon cleansers are a gimmick and can actually cause damage to the lining cells of the colon. ...Read more

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Help please! is bowltrol the healthiest way to efficiently cleanse your colon?

Help please! is bowltrol the healthiest way to efficiently cleanse your colon?

No: There is no need for colon cleansing. One needs to have regular bowel movements. Generous fiber intake help. Some people may need stool softners. ...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