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How Do You Know Your Colon Is Clean
Not necessary: The desire to clean the colon relates to ancient medical theories about internal toxicity derived from the colon. The colon, thank you, is fully capable of taking care of itself and needs no cleansing. You can pay a great deal of money to alternate practitioners for colon cleansing but this is money badly spent. If you think you have medical problems, see your family doctor. ...Read more
No: Even it there was, it serves no useful purpose. ...Read more
OTC laxatives: If needing to clear the poop out of the colon, the most popular way is just to use otc laxatives that are available in any store. One should talk to one's doctor about such needs, because in some people, there can be a serious disorder blocking the poop in the intestines. ...Read more
No: Colon cleansing serves no useful purpose.Get a more detailed answer ›
Can you do this cleanse and not have a procedure done just for the purpose if cleaning out you colon?
Why?: 1 time 4 a procedure every 5 years is enough 4 anyone. U can buy mag so4 oyc & sleep by the toilet, and u will b clean. However in doing so u loose electrolytes & if don every week this can cause serious 2 fatal consequences. Stick 2 just doing it b 4 a procedure! High fiber & proper hydration will help things move along, no laxatives! ...Read more
I am on a nerve blocker and therefore the gentle colon cleaning products don't work for. What product would work?
MIRALAX (polyethylene glycol): Softeners plus laxatives may help you-the softener keeps your stools soft while the laxative helps to push it along and out. Miralax (polyethylene glycol) (or it's generic) has been a godsend to many and should help you-- if not, please see your doc as something else may be going on! ...Read more
The absence of solid fecal matter as well as light yellow or clear liquid output from the bowels would suggest clean or cleared intestines. Many agents are used to purge the bowel prior to colonoscopy and the endoscopist looks for the aforementioned to determine the quality of the bowel preparation.
Bear in mind that by definition, the bowel is not “clean” as it is full of normal bacterial flora. ...Read more
Ignore her: Your aunt is wrong. Colon cleansing serves no useful purpose. ...Read more
A lot of health stores sell liver cleansing and colon cleaning regiments. Is there a cheaper way of detoxifying?
No need: You don't need to detoxify your body. Your body is designed to get rid of toxins. Companies that sell you detoxifying products are only after your money. ...Read more
Maybe not: Hopefully it is very cleaned out, but that does not always happen. ...Read more
Why do you read that someone had a clean colonoscopy and then 24 months later they have full blown colon cancer, since it is "slow growing"?
Healthy eating: Healthtap physicians have repeatedly addressed colon "cleansers" with a clear "no" answer. There is virtually no value to colon flushes, cleansers, enemas, irrigation machines when the technique is accomplished to "detox" or eliminate "accumulated waste." the "no" response also applies to liver detoxes! There are few real health benefits, but sigificant unjustified risk. Eat healthy instead. ...Read more
Can you have c diff with constipaction? Er doc wants me to clean colon out. But if c diff present will it be dangerous?
C. Difficile: Yes, you can have it present withou t diarrhea and leaning out your colon will cause no harm. ...Read more
Why is it you hear about people who had squeaky clean colonoscopies only to have full blown colon cancer two years later?
Why does my wife need chemo? My wife was operated on for colon cancer it went well they removed 12 lymphnodes 4 of them had traces of cancer we just had a petscan and it came back clean no organs affected. Why would my wife need chemo if scan was clean.?
PET: Pet scans usually can only see tumor measuring about the size of a small raisin (1 cm). A tumor this size already contains about 1 billion cancer cells. When multiple lymph nodes are invovled there is a very high chance that there are tiny clusters of cells in other lymph nodes, surrounding tissues, or organs. Chemotherapy or other treatments are often given after surgery to hopefully kill these remaining bad cells. We know that this increases the chances of beating the disease based on randomized trials in which brave people who had colon cancer in their lymph nodes and normal scans after the operation agreed to get chemotherapy or not based on the flip of a coin. Those who got the chemotherapy lived longer and had relapses less often and later in life. ...Read more
Miralax (polyethylene glycol): The answer depends on why you were taking the Miralax (polyethylene glycol). If you're taking it as part of a colonoscopy prep, you should follow the instructions given for the procedure. Be sure to take all of the laxative, even if your stool appears clear. If taking it for constipation, the dosage is 17 g once a day. Do not take a second dose. Good luck. ...Read more
If I had clean colonoscooy 10 years ago, no family history of colon cancer, no issues, iscologuard ok?
Mom had colon cancer 10 years ago. I had a colonoscopy in 2006 and it was clean. When should I have another one? I'll be 35 in may.
Speak to family doc: I recommend speaking to your family doctor to discuss your case and based on your history have a health exchange of your options. Wishing you the best. ...Read more