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Can you get diverticulitis from a bowel perforation during a hysterectomy?

Can you get diverticulitis from a bowel perforation during a hysterectomy?

Not likely: Diverticulosis is when you have pouches form in the wall of the colon; it usually develops slowly w/ age. It may be genetic, related to constipation or to a low fiber diet. Diverticulitis is when 1 of these pouches gets inflamed & infected, leading to pain, fever, obstruction, bleeding & abscesses. This doesn't usually result from surg trauma, but the symptoms can be similar to a perforation. ...Read more

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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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Is a stool sample necessary before getting a colonoscopy?

Is a stool sample necessary before getting a colonoscopy?

No: you mean for blood? it is an alternative method for colon cancer screening, but not, it is not needed if you're getting the colonoscopy anyway. ...Read more

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Had a hemmorhojdectomy and since than, kepp having frequent bowel. Cannot even finish a meal without having to make a bowel movement?

Had a hemmorhojdectomy  and since than, kepp having frequent bowel. Cannot even finish a meal without having to make a bowel movement?

Not related to surge: Your symptoms are not due to Hemorroidectpmy . I will advice you consult your Medical doctor or a Gastroenterologist to find the cause of your frequent BMs ...Read more

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What is a home remdey for a inflamed bowel track and a inflamed colon?

What is a home remdey for a inflamed bowel track and a inflamed colon?

See your doctor: It depends on the cause of the inflammation as to the treatment. Many causes need prescription medication and do not respond to home therapies some causes can be serious and dangerous not to get medical treatment, so see your doctor. ...Read more

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Could being a guy and having a colonic make you gay?

Could being a guy and having a colonic make you gay?

No: I can't recommend it, though. The claims made by fringe practitioners at enema parlors ("colon cleansing") are false, and having this done to you is degrading and a waste of money. This will tend to get you involved with the larger world of unscientific practice. By the way, plenty of straight guys explore anal eroticism, and if you're through puberty your primary orientation is probably set. ...Read more

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Could I get colon cancer after having an impacted colon for years?

Could I get colon cancer after having an impacted colon for years?

Yes: Or without it being impacted. If you have chronic constipation, look for a cause. Hypothyroidism and porphyria are only two causes that are often missed; if you've lived overseas where Chagas' is present, that's a possibility. ...Read more

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Could I have a pet scan to check for colon cancer instead of having a colonoscopy?

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Could I have a pet scan to check for colon cancer instead of having a colonoscopy?

I agree, No: Pet-ct scans are typically used after a diagnosis of cancer to look for other spread of the tumor. If you are looking for an alternative to routine colonoscopy, ct-colonography or virtual colonoscopy is an option. This still involves a bowel prep but requires no sedation. If something is found, you may still need a colonoscopy. Insurance companies are not quite on-board paying for this as yet. ...Read more

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What is a home remedy for a inflamed bowel track and colon?

Prevent, yes - Cure?: The ideas in the link will certainly help prevent problems and, if the condition is not too bad yet, it may help return to a good condition. If it is advanced, you may need a doctor's help to get on track. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/irritable-bowel-syndrome/ds00106/dsection=lifestyle-and-home-remedies. ...Read more

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Could getting a colectomy mean I'll have to get a colostomy bag?

Could getting a colectomy mean I'll have to get a colostomy bag?

No bag: A colostomy is performed when the bowel is resected and there is a significant length of proximal colon and minimal or no length of distal colon to bring the ends together as with an APR. When a stoma is present, irrigations should be started on a daily basis and a square pad placed over the stoma. With daily performance the colon will eventually function only when irrigation employed. ...Read more

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Is colon(large intestine) surgery is recommended for a person suffered from IBS even if having redundant colon?

Is colon(large intestine) surgery is recommended for a person suffered from IBS even if having redundant colon?

Surgery last resort: Redundant colon is a normal anatomical variant in which there are extra loops in the large intestine.It can cause associated conditions as ibs, colitis, colonic polyps etc. Usually it does not require any treatment. High fibre diet with proper nutrition. Colon cleansing can be beneficial.Surgery would be a last resort. ...Read more

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Is having a polyp a risk for colon cancer?

Is having a polyp a risk for colon cancer?

Yes: Having a colon polyp increases your risk of developing colon cancer about 10% over the general population. That is why it is important to maintain a follow-up routine with the doctor doing your colonoscopies. ...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?

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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I had a colon resection for colon cancer and now have a ostomy. I'm having problems and a barium enema shows filing of the cecum. What would cause thi?

I had a colon resection for colon cancer and now have a ostomy. I'm having problems and a barium enema shows filing of the cecum. What would cause thi?

I"m confused: If you have a colostomy, and barium is injected into it, the cecum (the first part of the colon in the rlq) should fill. Now, if the barium is injected into your rectal stump and the barium fills, then there's a tract (fistula) between the rectal stump and the cecum, which is not normal. This should be discussed with the operating surgeon. Good luck. ...Read more

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Constipation so bad I have bowel obstructions constantly and I've had an soap sud enema. Could there be a tumor in my bowel way?

Constipation so bad I have bowel  obstructions constantly and I've had an soap sud enema. Could there be a tumor in my bowel way?

Fred 61: You should absolutely be evaluated by your physician or a gastroenterologist with either colonoscopy or at the least flexible sigmoidoscopy if you haven't had either in the last 2-3 years. Obstructive symptoms like constipation can definitely be a warning sign that needs evaluation. Thankfully, most of the time, a tumor is not the cause but it must be ruled out ...Read more

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Can having a fibroid tumor limit my chances of getting a vaginal delivery?

Can having a fibroid tumor limit my chances of getting a vaginal delivery?

Depends: Fibroids can interfere with labor but it's rare. It depends of the size and location of the fibroid(s). If located in the lower uterine segment and large in size, fibroids have a higher chance of interfering with labor. However, generally speaking, most women with fibroids tend to have no problems with labor or delivery. ...Read more

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How likely is getting a cancerous tumor after getting a non-cancerous one?

How likely is getting a cancerous tumor after getting a non-cancerous one?

Depends: Some "non-cancerous" tumors (like certain kinds of colon polyps) can progress to cancer so if someone has a lot of those, he/she has a higher risk. Some others do not transform per se but are present as part of a syndrome in which cancer is prevalent (e.g. Hamartomas in cowden's disease). Most have nothing to do with cancer and will not affect your risk. Depends on the kind you had. Regards. ...Read more

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Can you get a UTI from colonoscopy?

Can you get a UTI from colonoscopy?

Should not: The scope is inserted into your rectum in a colonoscopy and should not in any way cause a uti. If you were catheterized for any reason during the procedure, than that could be risk factor for getting a uti. ...Read more

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Can a colon cleanse using super colon cleanse cause diverticulitis. Ive been doing a cleanse and dr confirmed diverticulitis

Can a colon cleanse using super colon cleanse cause diverticulitis.  Ive been doing a cleanse and dr confirmed diverticulitis

I am not aware: of any medical evidence that relates colon cleanse to acute diverticulitis. There is evidence that chronic laxative use can lead to colon motility problems, however. ...Read more

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I still have a lack of appetite at 22 should I consider the chance of gastric or colon cancer?

I still have a lack of appetite at 22 should I consider the chance of gastric or colon cancer?

No : Unless you have a strong family history of early stomach or colon cancer, please do not worry about it. Get exercise every day, as vigorous, as you can tolerate. ...Read more

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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


Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
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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