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What does getting colonic diseases mean in the long run?

What does getting colonic diseases mean in the long run?

Depends: The answer to this question really depends on the specific type of colonic disease you are wondering about. There are several disease processes of the colon, each with different outcomes and prognosis. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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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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High deductible. Limited coverage of outpatient care. Would really help to know what tests, evaluations are required to diagnose colonic diseases and follow it after treatment.?

High deductible. Limited coverage of outpatient care. Would really help to know what tests, evaluations are required to diagnose colonic diseases and follow it after treatment.?

Depends: The tests will depend upon symptoms. Discuss with your physician regarding your symptoms and you can together come up with a good cost effective plan. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is a colonic disease?

What sort of disease is a colonic disease?

Colonic Disease: I think you have to be more specific because there are a lot of diseases of the colon. This question is to generic for a specific answer. Please narrow the question so we can help you. Thanks. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how is colonic disease diagonsed what tests are involved?

Can you tell me how is colonic disease diagonsed what tests are involved?

Multiple ways: First being a thorough history and physical exam, then colonoscopy, either endoscopic or virtual, air contrast barium enema xray, stool cultures, flexible sigmoidoscopy, ct scan/mri. After your physical and history your doctor will decide the appropriate tests to order or perform. ...Read more

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Is colitis in your colon the same as crones disease?

Is colitis in your colon the same as crones disease?

No: Colitis = inflammation of the colon. It is a condition, a disease state that can be seen with infection, medication, trauma, neoplasm and a number of autoimmune problem such as crohn's disease. Crohn's disease is not restricted to just your colon. ...Read more

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Do doctors consider flora when diagnosing colon disease/disorders?

Do doctors consider flora when diagnosing colon disease/disorders?

It depends: There are many bacteria found in the colon normally. Some don't belong and cause disease. C. Difficile for instance causes pseudomembranous colitis. Other pathogenic bacteria can cause symptom of disease as well. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is a colon polyp?

What sort of disease is a colon polyp?

Colon Polyp: A polyp in the colon is not a disease. A polyp is a growth on the surface of the lining of the colon. Some can lead to cancer and some are benign. They usually do not cause symptoms unless they get big. They are removed at colonoscopy to make sure they are not pre-cancerous. You are more likely to get them if you eat fatty foods, smoke, drink alcohol, don't exercise, or obese. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is colon cancer?

Cancer: Colon cancer is a cancer of the large intestine (colon). Surgery is generally required to remove the portion of colon involved with cancer. Colonoscopy is performed to prevent colon cancer. Polyps, small growths, , which can turn into cancer, are removed during a colonoscopy so they don't turn into a cancer. ...Read more

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Do colon tumours bleed more as the disease progresses?

Do colon tumours bleed more as the disease progresses?

Not necessarily: Bleeding from colon cancer can be slow & mild & not perceptible to the eye. Slow prolonged bleeding can lead to anemia. Larger colon cancers may not show more bleeding. Advanced colon cancers can lead to bowel or colon obstruction or metastatic disease spread to other organs. ...Read more

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Whats the symptom of colon disease and how you will get it ? and what's the best thing to do to

Obviously if: symptoms see pcp. symptoms are varied- bleeding(imost important), diarrhea, constipation , pain , loss of appetite, wt. loss, fatigue ...Read more

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Is prognosis poor for Peritoneal disease in a colon can Patient ?

Is prognosis poor for
Peritoneal disease in a colon can
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Cancer: If the colon cancer has spread away from the starting point it is always a concern. Your oncologist should always be asked what the prognosis will be if the cancer has spread. What will be my 6 month survival rate with and without chemo. If I do get chemo will there be a recurrence. It is hard to get a diagnosis of cancer but it your quality of life that matters and do what is best for you. ...Read more

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How would the use of alcohol or recreational drug effect a person who had their colon removed?

How would the use of alcohol or recreational drug effect a person who had their colon removed?

Variable: Loss of your colon usually associated with some loss of fluids and potential for dehydration. Adding alcohol, can worsen the dehydration. No comment on recreational drugs. ...Read more

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Please tell me what the name of the disease is for benign cysts found in the colon during a colonoscopy?

Please tell me what the name of the disease is for benign cysts found in the colon during a colonoscopy?

Very rare: Cysts of the colon are extremely rare. Most when found are in the mesentery or supportive structure of the bowel. in even rarer instances as with polyps detected by colonoscopy, lymphatic cysts that have developed and appear in region where polyps found are removed by colonoscopy. They are rare, benign and reportable when found. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what the name of the disease is for benign cysts found in the colon during a colonoscopy?

Polyps: colon polyps, there are many types, most of them benign. Some are called hyperplastic polyps (completely benign), others are tubular adenomas (pre-cancerous), etc. ...Read more

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I have gastroparesis and pseudo-obstructive disorder. I had >3.5' of colon removed and still have problems. My kids seem to have inherited it; help?

I have gastroparesis and pseudo-obstructive disorder. I had >3.5' of colon removed and still have problems. My kids seem to have inherited it; help?

Doctors can help: An adult with such problems can be cared for by his primary care doctor or his G.I. Specialist. Sometimes various medications, foods, etc..., are tried, with different meds showing some level of effectiveness at different times in a patient's life. Kids can see their pediatrician and a pedi GI doctor for help. With chronic problems, be sure to always have very good medical insurance. ...Read more

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How would african mango diet affect colon disease?

No benefit: What specific colon disease do you mean? I doubt it has any benefit for any significant GI problem. ...Read more

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Does cohn disease increase your risk for colon cancer?

Does cohn disease increase your risk for colon cancer?

While Chron's can: Have varied course, it can affect the entire gut. It's cousin, ulcerative colitis that affects the large bowel, is the cancer prone malady. Chron's, aka regional enteritis, can cause a great deal of misery, but it is not usually a cancer prone illness. ...Read more

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Can colitis or any other colon disease present with an inflamed mass outside of ascending colon?

Could represent: A bowel perforation and pericolononic abscess or a muscle tumor. I would need more information from the test that demonstrated this mass to be of any help.Need more details. ...Read more

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If someone in my family has had colon cancer, will I definitely get the disease or am I just at higher risk?

If someone in my family has had colon cancer, will I definitely get the disease or am I just at higher risk?

Maybe: The increased risk to you is usually in 1st degree relatives such as parents or siblings. Genetic-related colon cancers only account for about 20% of all colon cancers. ...Read more

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Is neo 102 drug effective for colon cancer mets. ? Is it different to chemotherpay ?

Is neo 102 drug effective for colon cancer mets. ? Is it different to chemotherpay ?

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

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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

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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

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

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Which type of genetic disorder is colon cancer?

Which type of genetic disorder is colon cancer?

Colon cancer: Most colon cancer is spontaneous arising from polyps in the colon. There are some genetic causes such as hnpcc or lynch family syndrome. Deletion of dcc gene, puetz -jhegers, and some others. ...Read more

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Can my blood show if I have digestion issues, infection in my colon or intestines, or a disease?

Depends on the : Disease. Blood may have antibodies diagnostic of a disease, e.g. Celiac disease, some inflammatory disorders have suggestive anitbodies, parasites increase eosinopils. You doctor needs to order specific tests for the disease under consideration. ...Read more

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What would cause a female in her 60's to repeatedly get thrush when she has not been sexually active in 10 yrs? Have fibromyalgia, osteo arthritis, degenerative disc disease, acid reflux, IBS w/constipation, spastic colon - actually get spasms in various

What would cause a female in her 60's to repeatedly get thrush when she has not been sexually active in 10 yrs? Have fibromyalgia, osteo arthritis, degenerative disc disease, acid reflux, IBS w/constipation, spastic colon - actually get spasms in various

The : The reason thrush occurs when there is a health crisis is due to the fact that the immune system is working hard to fight off whatever infection is going on; in addition antibiotics kill a lot of the good bacteria, which gives the yeast an optimal environment to flourish in.
Fortunately there are good treatments available.
Take care. ...Read more

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Options for severe colon pain treatment (no cancer or other disease)?

Fiber: Most young people without any colon disease, such as inflammatory bowel disease, have irritable bowel disease or lactose intolerance. The treatment for ibd is increasing dietary fiber with whole wheat bran or psyllium seed products. Lactose intolerance is treated by avoiding dairy products. Try taking metamucil or an equivalent product. If there is no improvement, see your physician. ...Read more

Dr. Frederick Shieh
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Colonic Diseases (Definition)

Colonic diseases are diseases of the colon, which is one's large bowels or the part of bowel that is at the end of the gastrointestinal tract. Diseases that affect the colon include infections, inflammation, inadequate blood ...Read more


Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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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