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Medicine For Angiodysplasia Of The Colon
Unlikely: Only if you have been bleeding from it and a) have a low blood count or b) are iron deficient. Both require a blood test for diagnosis. ...Read more
If I had a parasitic worm hidden in folds of my colon could I do a colon cleanse to remove it or at least get it out of there so medicine can get it?
Not likely scenario: Parasitic worms uncommon in general in western countries without history of travel to underdeveloped countries, ingestion of raw/uncooked seafood (sushi) or undercooked pork etc. If your ova & parasite tests were negative on three samples & don't have risk factors listed unlikely you have a parasite. You list Mebendazole as a medication taking so have been treated. Bowel cleanse not likely benefit. ...Read more
How soon can a colon re-connection reversal be performed? I finished my last round of chemo on 10/14/2005 with the social medicine program in Mexico. I plan to return to Texas to have this surgery preformed. I was on the FOLFOX regimen. What would cau
Colostomy reversal: There is no set time table for the ability to perform a colostomy reversal. It depends on a lot of factors, most importantly how much of the colon was removed, which portions they were, and how your blood counts are doing after your chemotherapy. Whatever surgeon you see in Texas should be able to give you a ballpark date. Best of luck! ...Read more
Investigational: NEO 102 is a monoclonal antibody, not what is usually meant by the word chemotherapy. It is the subject of ongoing clinical trials. Therefore it is not yet known whether the drug is useful, harmful, or indifferent. In the U.S. it would only be available for subjects in a clinical trial. I suspect, but am not certain, that that is true in the U.K. Too. ...Read more
I mean if chemotherapy does not work fir metastic colon cancer, can anything be done, any new drugs?
Yes: Depending where mets are, direct therapy can be offered resecting lung lesions locally, using chemoembolization for lesions in liver and hyperthermic perfusion for peritoneal seeding. Immunotherapy for VEGF and epidermal growth factors can also be employed as well as new drugs in Phase II-III such as mAbs targeting post translational modification of MUC5ac and CEAcam 5, 6`oncofetal proteins/ ...Read more
Colon dr wrote me diltiazem gel in petroleum base 2% but pharmacies never heard of this drug. Is this available or need to be compounded? Any feedback
Are there any new cancer drugs for colon cancer spread to the liver? My father is very ill and needs help.
Consider new trials: If I were in your father's position, I would consider being in a research trial (if one is available) for metastatic colon cancer. None of the approved therapies for this is curative; they are all palliative. I would probably favor something with an immune-based approach rather than a cell poison, if any such trial is available. This is just a personal preference I'm voicing. ...Read more
Please advise if it's okay to do a mild colon cleanse (with herbs in it) if you are taking high blood pressure medicine?
Colon cleanse: A mild colon cleanse such as a prep for GI procedure usually isn't a problem but doesn't have 'herbs' associated. The risk comes in placing unknown 'herbs' into the colon where they could be absorbed and cause problems. ...Read more
What is a medicine that you can get over-the-counter for a inflamed bowel track and inflamed colon?
Seek care: This is not the condition to deal with yourself. See a medical doctor. ...Read more
Can any targeted therapies or other drugs help with metastic colon cancer when Xeloda (capecitabine) n irinotecan has failed?
Yes: Target agents that have activity either as single agent or as combination for recurrent or refractory metastatic colon cancer as a second line include: Avastin (bevacizumab) or Cetuximab/Panitumumab (if k-ras, n-ras, b-raf are wide type) or Regorafenib (inhibitor of angiogenic receptor) or aflibercept. FOLFOX may be effective too after irinotecan has failed. Clinical trials are aslo available. ...Read more
Recent colonoscopy revealed - patch mucosal congestion. Any medicine/diet advise please? Symptoms are intermittent tightness ascending colon.
I would think the: Description "patch mucosal congestion" would be an incidental, benign finding. It suggests a little swelling and perhaps prominent blood vessel in a small portion of the colon lining. This would not cause any symptoms, certainly not "tightness" in the colon (which I don't think you can feel). General colon cancer prevention is avoiding red/processed meats, refined grains/sugars, adding fiber. ...Read more
IBS-C, medicine and diet for treatment please? It's mainly caused by stress and diet habit can hypnosis help as well? I feel my colon been on a strike
I read about a medicine (Librax) that doctor give to me for colon that its mechanism it makes DEPRESSION in lembic system, does this means it brings depression?
My gyn said take Advil (ibuprofen) to stop bleeding; my GI said large dose of Advil (ibuprofen) increases risks for colon bleeding. How can same drug have opposite effects?
Advil (ibuprofen): Perhaps you misinterpreted the instructions. Advil (ibuprofen) would be for pain or cramping. It is never used to 'stop bleeding'. Large and prolonged doses of drugs such as advil (ibuprofen) can lead to ulcers and GI bleeding, but not usually in low or temporary dosing. ...Read more
Will avastin (bevacizumab) increase survival significantly for metastic colon cancer with liver mets? Is it a risky drug
Slight benefit: Bevacizumab (Avastin (bevacizumab)) is one of those drugs that is extremely expensive and often has limited benefit. Patients with metastatic colon cancer who received Avastin (bevacizumab) plus chemotherapy lived 1-2 months longer on average than those receiving chemo only. Because it has marginal benefit but costs ~$30, 000 the U.K. Health Service won't pay for it. It can cause skin rash, bleeding or wound healing problems. ...Read more
Could taking the drug meloxocam have caused my husbands lower abdominal pain and something more serious? Like a perforated intestine or colon?
Colon surgery 7 days ago. Since yesterday have flatulence, stomach is big (have single kidney which has some problems).What is the solution? Any medicine?
Postop ileus: 7 days after colon surgery you most probably have a postop ileus. That is where the colon peristalsis has not returned trapping gas. Alot of issues postop contribute to this. Amount of anesthesia, narcotic pain meds and immobility. Staying on liquids/low residue diet and using daily non-magnesium) laxatives to wait out the process are the usual measure, but all should eventually come around. ...Read more
Crazy: Dr nguyen and heller are quite correct. The state of texas prosecuted practitioners of colonic cleansing because the procedure was ineffective and dangerous. This is outlawed in texas now. Patients were killed by perforation of the colon by inexperienced practitioners. This is a practice without scientific basis, in a word - quackery. ...Read more
Not necessary: The desire to clean the colon relates to ancient medical theories about internal toxicity derived from the colon. The colon, thank you, is fully capable of taking care of itself and needs no cleansing. You can pay a great deal of money to alternate practitioners for colon cleansing but this is money badly spent. If you think you have medical problems, see your family doctor. ...Read more
No: There is no need for and no benefit of doing colon cleansings. Your colon cleanses itself by having bowel movements. There is no buildup of toxins anywhere in the colon. Colon cleansings are unnecessary and can be unhealthy. Stick with a high-fiber diet for good colon health! Good luck. ...Read more
Not a fan: I am not a fan of these techniques. Your colon is made to handle a high bacterial load and eliminate wastes. Proper nutrition and a high fiber diet with good hydration help it to work better in doing this. Aggressive cleanses can upset electrolyte balance and lead to colon irritation as well as upset normal bacterial flora (and lead to things like c-difficile colitis). ...Read more