Doctor insights on:
Getting A Colonic
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 5 more doctor answers
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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