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Living Without A Colon
Who qualifies to be a living donor of a baby born with gastroschisis with only 2/3 of the colon remaining?
My mum had been vommiting parasites and yeast for 5 days. Her diagnose was a cancer of colon. Are parasites living in a cancer or somewhere else?
Not clear: Your question is not too clear. Was she really diagnosed with cancer? Who said she is vomiting "parasites and yeasts"? Colon cancer is not an infectious disease and as far as i know has nothing to do with neither of the things you say she vomited. Please talk to her doctor about this. If she does not have one, get her one asap. Best to you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My grandmothers mom had colon cancer in her 70's. My grandmother is still alive and mom has no risks but should we be screened early because of this?
Take a test: Because your grandmother had colon cancer, your mother is considered to be at risk and since i suspect she is in her 50's, she should have a screening colonoscopy. There are on-line risk assessment tools for risk for colon cancer - you might try the test located at the following url: http://digestive.Ccf.Org/. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: The main function of the colon is the adsorption of fluid leaving the small intestine where nutrients are adsorbed. Patients with diseases of the bowel such as inflammatory bowel disease or diffuse polyposis frequently have the entire colon removed bringing a loop of terminal small intestine out on the skin as an ileostomy. Many people are able to lead a functional life with this stoma. ...Read more
Please explain if it is possible to have all or part of your colon removed without having to live a bag for the rest of your life?
Depends on: Your medical condition and the procedure but assuming you are healthy, part of your colon to all of your colon except your lower rectum/anus can be removed and the small bowel connected to the remaining portion and avoid an ostomy/bag. The indications for the surgery may also play a role in determining your result. ...Read more
Colon cancer pain: Once you have the diagnosis and it starts to hurt you - it will not stop without intervention of some sort. ...Read more
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Must i have contrast injection during virtual colonoscopy? what about drinking barium? can virtual colon be done without one or both of these?
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