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Is Large Intestine And Colon The Same Thing
Yes: The end of the colon is the rectum. ...Read more
The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more
Yes: Two names for the same.Get a more detailed answer ›
Colon = large intest: 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. ...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 more
Hi there. What's the difference between the colon, the bowel and the large intestine? They all appear to be the same long tube. Confused!
I've had hard stool blocking my colon for many months and nothing seems to work to completely clear my entire large intestine. What can I take?
Evaluation needed...: Before you contemplate long term laxative dependency, seek medical evaluation--rule out metabolic causes of constipation (e.g. Low thyroid or adrenal conditions), distinguish slow versus normal transit constipation, consider a primary rectal dysfunction that may be treatable with biofeedback, check for structural pathology or extrinsic impingement, or intermittent ileus (e.g. Pseudo-obstruction). ...Read more
My doctor warned me of doing colonscopy as it would rupture my large intestine accidently Colon cancer is in the family and I want to check myself?
I have blood in stool. A lot of bloating. I feel the blood is from small intestine not colon. Is there any way doctor can tell if it's from small or large intestine?
Bloody BM: Blood in your bowel movements should be characterized. Is it blood streaked. Small bowel bleeding usually causes black bowel movements unless you are having a large bleed. A colonoscopy can easily rule out colonic bleed. A Pill Cam can take photos of your entire small intestine ...Read more
Wat can be causes of constipation. X ray showed where large intestine (colon) starts. Stool very thick mushy. Messy on t/p clean up?
Diet: Most causes of constipation are diet related. Getting enough fiber to make stools move through easily is not too difficult, but must be attended. Raw crunchy vegetables, whole grains, many fruits (peaches, plums, pears, pineapple, apricots, strawberries, etc) are helpful. Too much milk or dairy in relation to the remainder of the diet will constipate. ...Read more
I have a history of bowel diseasw...colonic inertia led me to have an nearly complete colectomy. I have 5 inches of my large intestine left at multipl?
Question cut off: Please resubmit and include a specific and clear question. ...Read more
Can you request a large bowel removal for a better quality of life. I have Crohn's and pan-colitis entire colon effected no Crohn's in s-bowel?
Crohns: Yes you can have a this is a complex decision to be made in coordination with your gastroenterologist and surgeon. The problem with colectomy in crohns disease is the fact that the disease can then affect your small intestine resulting in shortgut syndrome and the inability to absorb nutrients and water properly. Please talk this over with your gastrologist and seek a surgical opinion from a colorectal specialist. ...Read more
I've had part of colon removed due to cancer and ever since I have had very large bowel movements. Why is this?
Does having rather large bowel movements (ever since I was a teenager) make me more prone to colon cancer by stretching my colon or something?
Can mild thickening and fat in wall of large bowel including sigmoid colon and right colon on CT scan be normal?
Yes: While fat within the intestinal wall is often thought of as a reliable marker for inflammatory bowel disease, studies have shown that in the absence of clinical or other radiologic evidence of inflammatory bowel disease, the presence of fat in the intestinal wall may represent a normal finding. There is also thought to be some association with obesity. ...Read more
Would you bleed from colon cancer every day? Also what about bleeding after having to pass an abnormally large bowel movement?
I am 60 yr old female, and often feel a slight movement in my abdomen. Could it just be my colon, or intestines moving? It's always on the left side.
After surgery 14mos ago to remove rt colon and sm part of intestine. I have severe pain on left side upper abdomen and swelling. With burning sensatio?
See your doctor: As unfortunately the symptoms you describe could be related to so many different issues that can't be accurately determined without more information, the chance to examine you and possible testing. I would strongly encourage you to seek help in person when any symptoms is "severe". ...Read more
What do you think? I have visited the ER twice last week for severe lower back and abdomen pain it has became untolerable. Finally a catscan showed an inflamed colon and intestines, I am also experiencing weakness, dizziness, and sometimes uncontrollable
Persistent pain in abdomen for 6 month, around transverse colon and small intestine, worried could it be colon cancer?, r there other reasons for pain?
Colon cancer...: ...Seldom causes pain, ; would be unusual for an otherwise low risk gentleman in his 20's. There are lots of reasons for abdominal pain (see the many healthtap answers on the subject). However, the information you provided is insufficient to render a differential since we don't know the quality, timing, duration, severity of your symptoms, associations, nor the results of testing. Help us out--. ...Read more
Can colon or bowel cancer cause a slight "fluttery" feeling any or both sides of the abdomen? If not, what can cause this? Anxiety?
I had a colon resection a month and a half ago. Lately when I have a bowel movement I get pain in my lower back and abdomen. Any ideas?
Yes: You want to let your surgeon know about this. He/she did the resection and must know about it. Better be safe and good luck. Hopefully nothing serious. ...Read more
1 week ago, I had change in bowel movement (looser stools, still continuing) and pain in left abdomen (not severe, improves). Is it colon cancer? 19years
It is very unlikely that you have colon cancer. If loose stools persist for more than a week, it would be prudent to see your doctor.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
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Woried abdomen CT scan may have missed any defects I may have with colon because colon was full of stool (needed to empty bowel but couldn't).
CT likely adequate: The radiologist who read your CT was likely able to see everything that is possible to see on a CT even with stool in your bowel. CT can not see small defects in the bowel wall, and often can miss polyps even with an empty colon. If you did not receive a diagnosis from the CT, and are having bowel problems, I would recommend consulting with a gastroenterologist for a colonoscopy. ...Read more
Went to chile and had colon/intestinal lower abdomen pain, high high fever, only happened after I drank tap water. What are some possible causes?
Amoebiasis: A very large percentage of travels to this region of the world are exposed to entamoeba histolytica. Most traveler's diarrhea is, however, due to e. Coli. Woudl definitely go and get your stool examined for amoebiasis and treated if positive since extraintestinal disease with this protozoan can be very severe. ...Read more
Does Gluten cause colon spasms in people who are Gluten Intolerant? I get horrible spasms in lower abdomen and loose stools sometimes during bowel movements, cold water helps a lot.
Husband has been having bleeding w/no bowel movement & lower abdomen pain. Feeling like he has to pass bowel constantly. Could this be colon problems?
Large bowel, or large intestine connects terminal ileum of small bowel to rectum. Begins at the ileo-cecal valve and comprises cecum, ascendind, transverse, descending and sigmoid colon. Resposible for: 1) intestinal water resorption of ingested fluids, gastric & small intestinal digestive juices. 2) transporting end products of digestion & bacterial waste ...Read more
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