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What does getting colonic diseases mean in the long run?

What does getting colonic diseases mean in the long run?

Depends: The answer to this question really depends on the specific type of colonic disease you are wondering about. There are several disease processes of the colon, each with different outcomes and prognosis. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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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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What sort of disease is a colonic disease?

Colonic Disease: I think you have to be more specific because there are a lot of diseases of the colon. This question is to generic for a specific answer. Please narrow the question so we can help you. Thanks. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how is colonic disease diagonsed what tests are involved?

Can you tell me how is colonic disease diagonsed what tests are involved?

Multiple ways: First being a thorough history and physical exam, then colonoscopy, either endoscopic or virtual, air contrast barium enema xray, stool cultures, flexible sigmoidoscopy, ct scan/mri. After your physical and history your doctor will decide the appropriate tests to order or perform. ...Read more

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Would you go to urologist or gastroenterologist for a possible colon-bladder fistula?

Would you go to urologist or gastroenterologist for a possible colon-bladder fistula?

Surgeon: A general or colorectal surgeon is where i'd go first. If the diagnosis is obvious there's no need for endoscopy. The surgeon can direct the evaluation, and the remedy is a surgical intervention. Good luck ...Read more

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Gastroenterologist Toronto Canada. You take an antibiotic for root canal, then have emergency Ileostomy and remove complete colon?

Gastroenterologist Toronto Canada. You take an antibiotic for root canal, then have emergency Ileostomy and remove complete colon?

ClostridiumDifficile: Sorry you have had c-diff enteritis. This is a very rare condition, but it could happen. Treat the c-diff infection completely and try to avoid antibiotics in the future that may predispose to c-diff infection. Take care. ...Read more

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I've got a thickened sigmoid colon and waiting to see a gastroenterologist. But I've just noticed I'm bleeding when passing stools wat could this be?

I've got a thickened sigmoid colon and waiting to see a gastroenterologist. But I've just noticed I'm bleeding when passing stools wat could this be?

A thickened sigmoid: colon (on CT scan?) indicates a type of colitis. It can be due to infection, like C. difficile, or due to ulcerative colitis (or proctosigmoiditis, technically) which is immune mediated. Your doctor should start by ordering a stool test for C. difficile. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is a colon polyp?

What sort of disease is a colon polyp?

Colon Polyp: A polyp in the colon is not a disease. A polyp is a growth on the surface of the lining of the colon. Some can lead to cancer and some are benign. They usually do not cause symptoms unless they get big. They are removed at colonoscopy to make sure they are not pre-cancerous. You are more likely to get them if you eat fatty foods, smoke, drink alcohol, don't exercise, or obese. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is colon cancer?

Cancer: Colon cancer is a cancer of the large intestine (colon). Surgery is generally required to remove the portion of colon involved with cancer. Colonoscopy is performed to prevent colon cancer. Polyps, small growths, , which can turn into cancer, are removed during a colonoscopy so they don't turn into a cancer. ...Read more

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Dr. Frederick Shieh
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Colonic Diseases (Definition)

Colonic diseases are diseases of the colon, which is one's large bowels or the part of bowel that is at the end of the gastrointestinal tract. Diseases that affect the colon include infections, inflammation, inadequate blood ...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