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Can CT scan clearly pin point the location of colon perforation and determine the size of the hole, using color contrast drink?

Can CT scan clearly pin point the location of colon perforation and determine the size of the hole, using color contrast drink?

Sometimes : If the perforation is large enough, and the oral contrast is in that loop of bowel, then yes. A very small hole may not be seen that way, but the ct will show air that has leaked out of the bowel, which can help the surgeons if an open repair is required. ...Read more

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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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Research shows different pre-biotics target different locations on the colon.Is a single broad spectrum pre-biotic available to target the whole colon?

Research shows different pre-biotics target different locations on the colon.Is a single broad spectrum pre-biotic available to target the whole colon?

No: The field of study of the colonic flora and the effects of antibiotics and probiotics on it is still in a fledgling state. Our knowledge base on this is changing constantly, and it is difficult to make firm recommendations given this lack of reliable knowledge. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can colon cancer stop causing pain at a given spot and start causing pain at another spot? Will local pain at cancer location increase with time?

Can colon cancer stop causing pain at a given spot and start causing pain at another spot? Will local pain at cancer location increase with time?

See below: It is highly unlikely that you have colon cancer at your age. See this site for information on this topic. http://www.webmd.com/colorectal-cancer/guide/understanding-colorectal-cancer-symptoms 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. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Are colorectal cancer and colon cancer the same thing with different locations?

Are colorectal cancer and colon cancer the same thing with different locations?

Yes and no: Both are adenocarcinomas of the 'large intestine' broadly speaking. However, due to several anatomic differences, colon and rectal cancer behave differently. For that reason the preoperative staging is different and the treatment can be different (surgery +/-chemotherapy for colon cancer, surgery +/- chemoradiation therapy for rectal cancer). The functional outcomes are different as well. ...Read more

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Can pain caused by colon cancer switch locations? For some time period its in the sigmoid, then in transverse, etc. (pain is felt only at one part)?

Can pain caused by colon cancer switch locations? For some time period its in the sigmoid, then in transverse, etc. (pain is felt only at one part)?

See below: It is highly unlikely that you have colon cancer. 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. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I had a 4mm sessile benign neoplasm of the cecum? Does this raise my risk of colon cancer? Does location matter? I'm only 42!

What does it mean if I had a 4mm sessile benign neoplasm of the cecum?  Does this raise my risk of colon cancer?  Does location matter?  I'm only 42!

Cecal neoplasm: What is the histology ? Lipoma, mucocele , carcinoid. In general though individuals with lesions due have a higher propensity for cancer. You likely will need continued surveillance colonoscopy with evaluation of the cecum . The tumor that was identified was small and surveillance/monitoring will detect lesions before cancer occurs. F/u/ w/ gastroenterologist ...Read more

Colonic (Definition)

This is a combining term referring to some condition, treatment or disease of the colon. Such as colonic enema, colonic ...Read more