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Dr. Tri H. Huynh answered:

I have a ulcer in my large intestine.. I have consult to doctor and he suggest me for a measacol. Tell me about this disease...

Colitis

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You possibly have ulcerative colitis. It's an inflammatory bowel disease. There is chronic inflammatory condition in the intestine. Patient will present with chronic diarrhea at various severity (1- > 10 loose stool bowel movements daily) and possibly with blood. Can be quite debilitating without treatment. Educate yourself and discuss/work closely with your gastroenterologist.
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Dr. John J. Fung answered:

My friend has a colostomy bag, on her left side. On her right side she had a small incission,a few days ago, about 8 in. Of her large intestine has pushed it's way through. What should she do?

Go to the ER now

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If she had recent surgery and you can see exposed bowel through the incision, she must go immediately to the hospital. Put a clean moistened towel over the incision and hold in place. Call the surgeon's office to tell them what is going on and tell them where you are going.
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Can u palpate your large intestine?

Sure, but...

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...most of the time, your colon (large intestine) is not palpable. One may be able to determine some of its outline (particularly in the left lower quadrant) under circumstances when it is distended with air or stool, and the patient is relatively thin. If tenderness is present, please get to the doctor.
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where is the large intestine located ?

Abdomen

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The large intestine, AKA the colon, is located in varying areas of you abdomen. It begins in the right, lower portion of your belly and travels to right upper area (ascending colon) becoming the transverse colon as it moves across from your right to your left side. Here it becomes the descending colon and transitions to you sigmoid colon in the lower left side. It moves central and down to end.
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Dr. Richard Mangus answered:

Could the large intestine be transplanted?

Yes, but not alone

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The large intestine has been transplanted many times in the past, but only as part of a small intestine transplant. The large intestine has two jobs: hold stool and absorb fluid. For this reason, it is beneficial in intestine transplant patients to avoid diarrhea and dehydration. However, the risks of immune suppression medication don't warrant large intestine transplant by itself.
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Dr. Arie E. Pelta answered:

How can i relax my irritable large intestine?

Depends

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If spasm then levsin if constpation then miralax type meds to start
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What treatments for an elongated large intestine?

Depends on function

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The therapeutic approach depends on colon function. An elongated colon may work perfectly well, & therefore require no "treatment." A sluggish colon may respond to prokinetics (designed to speed up movement of material through colon). Colonic inertia that is refractory to prokinetic Rx may benefit from "colon reduction" surgery. Sitz marker testing, defecography, anal manometry studies can help.
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Dr. Sean O Donovan answered:

Is the colon the large intestine or the whole one?

Colon = large intest

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The colon is the last 5 feet or so of your intestines, from the rectum to the cecum, and it has altogether different functions, appearance and use than the rest of your intestines.
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Is the large intestine the colon or something else?

Yes, it is colon & -

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Large intestine includes- cecum, colon (ascending, transverse, descending), and rectum.
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Is the colon the same thing as the large intestine?

Yes

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The end of the Colon is the rectum.
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