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Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
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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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Could colon hydrotherapy help in removing bad bacteria from the colon along with gas and bloating?

Could colon hydrotherapy help in removing bad bacteria from the colon along with gas and bloating?

Not recommended: If you eat and drink properly, there is no need to do any colonics, cleansers or hydrotherapy. Your bowel will function the way it was designed to do, assuming you have no other GI illnesses or diagnoses. ...Read more

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What kind of food should I eat after a Colonic hydrotherapy session?

What kind of food should I eat after a Colonic hydrotherapy session?

No restriction: There are no restrictions I am aware of. You can discuss this with your physicians. Uncertain the reason for the colonic and it's expected benefit. We would need more information to see if you need food restriction , but no reason that I am aware of. ...Read more

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Colonic hydrotherapy vs colon liquid cleanse, which one is better to take?

Colonic hydrotherapy vs colon liquid cleanse, which one is better to take?

Neither: Colonic therapy is not proven to treat anything and can cause colon perforation and infection.
See your gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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Is it just as effective to do a home enema as a professional colonic hydrotherapy?

Is it just as effective to do a home enema as a professional colonic hydrotherapy?

Yes: Colonic hydrotherapy has no medical indications. An occasional enema or ostipation is generally well tolerated. The cause of the ostipation needs to be evaluated. High fiber and high fluid diet can be helpful. 30 grams of fiber a day and 120 ounces of water. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get colonic hydrotherapy after undergoing an appendectomy?

Is it safe to get colonic hydrotherapy after undergoing an appendectomy?

Eventually.: I would probably recommend waiting at least a few days after surgery before any kind of colonic therapy. However, at that point, it should be safe enough to do without much risk. ...Read more

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Are there any scientific studies evaluating the efficacy of colon hydrotherapy (colonics)?

Are there any scientific studies evaluating the efficacy of colon hydrotherapy (colonics)?

No: No scientific studies have ever shown a benefit to colonics. In fact, what many people do not realize is that the colon lining gets nourished from free fatty acids in the stool. Basically the poop in the colon nourishes the colon! any therapies geared towards removing waste are potentially damaging to the colon! ...Read more

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Can colonic hydrotherapy cure your ibs?

No it can't: In fact is probably dangerous for subjects with ibs. Certainly dangerous for inflammatory bowel. Like mto furtherirritaqte irritable bowel syndrome. Single bowel cleanse is necessary before a colonoscopy, but can more easily be acheived by consuming GoLytely or %00 grams of MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) the night before. There is no scientific evidence that colon hydrotherapy helps anyone other than $ 4 the therapist. ...Read more

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Is it safe for someone who has had colon resection to participate in colonic hydrotherapy?

Is it safe for someone who has had colon resection to participate in colonic hydrotherapy?

Unsafe at any cost: Trained medical professionals will not recommend hydrotherapy , good bacteria that protect will be washed away, could get new infections bedsides danger of perforating colon, especially after colon surgery., nevertheless people believe in washing away the non existent 'toxins' from he body, and spend thousands of dollars over the period of time. ...Read more

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Colonic hydrotherapy, is this effective?

Colonic hydrotherapy, is this effective?

It's a scam: If you go to an enema parlor, you will be seen by a kindly, unhurried practitioner who will make you feel very comfortable, tell you things that aren't true ("toxic bowel settlement" and so forth), and reassure you that the treatment will greatly improve your health and that you had better keep coming back. Don't get involved with these people ...Read more

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Is colonic hydrotherapy really dangerous?

Is colonic hydrotherapy really dangerous?

Hydrotherapy: Potential hazards are perforation (puncture) of the colon , infection, electrolyte imbalance. Pregnant women, patients with ulcerative or crohn's colitis , significant diverticulosis should not have hydrotherapy due to increased risk of complications. Whether or not colonic hydrotherapy is beneficial is a separate issue. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of colonic hydrotherapy?

What are the benefits of colonic hydrotherapy?

It's a scam: If you go to an enema parlor, you will be seen by a kindly, unhurried practitioner who will make you feel very comfortable, tell you things that aren't true ("toxic bowel settlement" and so forth), and reassure you that the treatment will greatly improve your health and that you had better keep coming back. Don't get involved with these people. ...Read more

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Colonic hydrotherapy, should I do this? What does it involve?

Colonic hydrotherapy, should I do this? What does it involve?

They are crooks: If you go to an enema parlor, you will be seen by a kindly, unhurried practitioner who will make you feel very comfortable, tell you things that aren't true ("toxic bowel settlement" and so forth), and reassure you that the treatment will greatly improve your health and that you had better keep coming back. Don't get involved with these people. ...Read more

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How do you know if you need addition colonics with colon hydrotherapy?

How do you know if you need addition colonics with colon hydrotherapy?

Based on falsehood: You don't need additional colonics because you didn't need any in 1st place. Based on faulty science & false premise that txoins need to be washed out of the body. Your intestines/digestive system naturally eliminates bacteria (bulk of stool is dead bacteria) and other waste materials. There is no scientific evidence that it does any good.Many are gullible like some believe world is flat. ...Read more

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Tell me more about hydrotherapy/ colonics -are they safe to do even while you are not on a cleanse program?

Tell me more about hydrotherapy/ colonics -are they safe to do even while you are not on a cleanse program?

Maybe: Need to be aware of overall hydration as can be dehydrated and have sodium potassium and other ions out of line, must be careful of sterility of facility doing such procedures and also no punctures or irritation at entry of catheter as infection complications could be dangerous but properly done probably no consequence. ...Read more

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Who should go through a colon hydrotherapy session?

Who should go through a colon hydrotherapy session?

No one: Colonic hydrotherapy is based upon a theory of accumulation of toxins from colonic contents. The colon unless inflamed is more than adquate after years of evolution, to deal with the contents without causing problems. Colonic hydrotherapy is of no proven benefit and cases of water intoxication or colonic perforation have been reported. ...Read more

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Could I have colon hydrotherapy as a substitute for the "standard" prep for a colonoscopy? Normally use enemas.

Could I have colon hydrotherapy as a substitute for the "standard" prep for a colonoscopy? Normally use enemas.

If it clears you out: The main purpose of colon prep for colonsocopy is to clean out the stool so that the camera can see the linings of your colon. The 'standard prep" works well because it has been done a gazillion times. I am not sure how good the hydrotherapy will do, but as long as it clean you out (without causing problem for you), i don't see why not! if it does not, u may have to do the standard" good luck. ...Read more

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Are colon hydrotherapy sessions painful?

Are colon hydrotherapy sessions painful?

LIkely: Dr. Pflieger has many great points. Learn how to support your body's natural detox mechanisms. Optimal liver function is essential. Nourish your liver through great foods like cruciferous vegetables (broccoli, cauliflower, brussels sprouts, cabbage), onions/garlic, turmeric, antioxidant rich berries, and green tea. There are also some products on the market that can help tonify the liver. ...Read more

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I have exessive bloating and pain in my left colon. I had scoliosis surgery 6 years ago. Since then I am having terrible pain in my colon.

I have exessive bloating and pain in my left colon. I had scoliosis surgery  6 years ago. Since then I am having terrible pain in my colon.

Its unlikely that it: Is from the scoliosis surgery and been going on for last 6 years. I am sure you have had it checked by a gen surgeon as well as the spine surgeon.
Sometimes its helpful to be rechecked and reinvestigated to reach a diagnosis.
I don't think you have any other option. Maybe a colonoscopic exam might be helpful.
Good luck. ...Read more

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2weeks ago I felt left side colon pain of10.It released and a warmth ran down my insides.Terrible bloating after eating now.Sore.Toxic megacolon?

2weeks ago I felt left side colon pain of10.It released  and a warmth ran down my insides.Terrible bloating after eating now.Sore.Toxic megacolon?

Be checked ...: As long as still able to pass gas & move bowel and without history of inflammatory bowel diseases (ulcerative colitis or Chrohn's disease), the odd to have toxic megacolon is low. Nonetheless, make sure to be evaluated ASAP without trying to wait out. How to have all related things for good care done correctly? Follow steps / instructions in http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html. ...Read more

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20 y/o F:Hospital for vomiting & extreme abdominal bloating & pain. CT: colon was 3x normal size & swelling between intestines. What could cause this?

Enlarged colon: Could be Hirshsprung's -congenital absence of nerve cells , or congential absence of muscularis propria(usually in childhood) Crohns disease, C difficile infection, fecal impaction, CMV infection in HIV, Chagas disease( South America) , use of risperidone, autoimmune, diabetes, hypothryoidism.,ischemia adhesions/ twisting/ volvulus ( usually in elderly), It is an acute emergency.Must decompress ...Read more

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Is frequent bloating, excessive gas and burping, increase flatus and stomach growling associated with colon cancer? Normal bm. 1s a day

Is frequent bloating, excessive gas and burping, increase flatus and stomach growling associated with colon cancer? Normal bm. 1s a day

They could but...: The symptoms you are describing are very common. They can be associated with colon cancer but there many more causes that are probably more common in the general population. Regardless of the probabilities, your symptoms warrant a visit to your doctor to help you figure out the cause.
Best wishes,
ariel. ...Read more

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Can colon hydrotherapy help with body odor?

Can colon hydrotherapy help with body odor?

No: Bo is associated with the flora of germs in moist places. Most commonly the axillae. Stool flora hopefully will never contribute to bo, unless hygeine allows it to. ...Read more

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Is colon hydrotherapy while also breastfeeding safe?

Is colon hydrotherapy while also breastfeeding safe?

Wouldn't do it: Arguably there is no indication at all for colon hydrotherapy. Risks can include fluid and electrolyte problems, infection, adversely affecting the colonic bacterial flora. Any of these migh be more of an issue during breast feeding. ...Read more

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What do you think about colon hydrotherapy as a doctor?

Colon hydrotherapy: I do not get excited about any therapy that is unproven and claims to cure multiple maladies. With this particular organ in the body, i much rather have things move out rather than being put in. I really do not find patients asking for this therapy very much. ...Read more

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Has anyone got relieved from gas after colon hydrotherapy?

Has anyone got relieved from gas after colon hydrotherapy?

Don't waste your $: Healthtap physicians have repeatedly addressed this subject with a clear "no" answer to colonics. 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. Don't "cleanse". ...Read more

Dr. David Hardin
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Hydrotherapy (Definition)

Hydrotherapy programs use water treatments, often at health spas, to revitalize, maintain, and restore health. Such treatments help manipulate the movement of blood within the body. They can be offered via saunas, steam baths, foot baths, and cold ...Read more


Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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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