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What is the best way to get spastic colon to relax?

What is the best way to get spastic colon to relax?

Probably diet.: A change in diet often helps any digestive condition. More fiber helps keep a person "regular" and would likely alleviate symptoms of gas in the gut. Stool softeners and laxatives also make a difference. Serotonin agonists, like tegaserod (zelnorm) help constipation, but it has side effects like heart problems. Things like stress relief and peppermint oil can also help as well as exercise. ...Read more

Dr. Eric Weisman
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Spastic Colon (Definition)

Spastic colon is an archaic term that is descriptive of the GI spasms that accompany irritable bowel syndrome (ibs). Ibs is a symptom complex that includes altered stool pattern (ranging from diarrhea, constipation, or alternating stool), altered GI motility and sensation (that typically includes abdominal pain). Diagnosis of ibs is made by exclusion and is predicated on ...Read more


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What are best foods to eat if you have a spastic colon?

What are best foods to eat if you have a spastic colon?

Frequency: It's not so much that there is a particular type of food that causes problems with spastic colon. Any food or stretching of the colon will cause the sensation of pain and cramping and bloating. More frequent meals and smaller sized meals are usually a better way to go.Fiber and probiotics have also been shown to be helpful in reducing symptoms. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: spastic colon?

What is the definition or description of: spastic colon?

= Irritable Bowel: Spastic colon is an archaic term that is descriptive of the GI spasms that accompany irritable bowel syndrome (ibs). Ibs is a symptom complex that includes altered stool pattern (ranging from diarrhea, constipation, or alternating stool), altered GI motility and sensation (that typically includes abdominal pain). Diagnosis of ibs is made by exclusion and is predicated on the rome 3 criteria. ...Read more

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What is a spastic colon, and how do you tell if you have one?

IBS: Another name for irritable bowel. Diagnosed by symptoms and excluding inflammatory, mechanical, or neoplastic conditions. ...Read more

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Would X-ray show a spastic colon?

Would X-ray show a spastic colon?

Usually not: Spastic colon (ibs I assume you are talking about) is difficult to diagnose and many times is a diagnosis of exclusion. ...Read more

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How can I relieve spastic colon pain?

How can I relieve spastic colon pain?

Peppermint oil: Maintaing regular bowel movement with fiber and exercise are good. For immediate relief you can try peppermint oil. ...Read more

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Is there any good diet plan for my spastic colon?

Is there any good diet plan for my spastic colon?

Well: Every spastic colon acts differently. What are hour triggers? Avoid those for sure. Try a bland Oft diet. Try Cannes fruits and veggies and see if that is easier to digest without total sacrifice of nutrition ...Read more

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Can you give me advice? I have been diagnosed with lactose intolerence and spastic colon. What can I eat?

Can you give me advice? I have been diagnosed with lactose intolerence and spastic colon. What can I eat?

Avoid all dairy: Lactose is a sugar contained in milk from cows, goats, and sheep. Many people don't digest/tolerate it well. To eliminate lactose, you must avoid any product made from milk from these animals, including milk, cheese, butter, yogurt, ice cream, etc. Some beers are also fermented with lactose (milk stout). You can easily find "lactose-free" versions of many products including milk and yogurt. ...Read more

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Is there any good diet plan I could have for my spastic colon I suffer with this alot again in 21 years of age?

Is there any good diet plan I could have for my spastic colon I suffer with this alot again in 21 years of age?

Keep a food log: The best diet for you will be based on your specific sensitivity to different types of food. Best will be to initiate a log and look for symptoms. Hope it helps. ...Read more

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Is it possible that all my pain be from my scoliosis and spastic colon?

Is it possible that all my pain be from my scoliosis and spastic colon?

Idiopathic scoliosis: Idiopathic (spontaneous without a cause) scoliosis is not a painful condition. Back pain in scoliosis is similar to that of people with a straight spine unless lumbar curves exceed 30-50 degrees and thoracic curves exceed 50-70 degrees. Curve progression occurs with aging by about. 5 degree per year. It is not likely to "compress organs" or cause breathing, heart or neurologic probs unless severe. ...Read more

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Spastic colon treatment to get relief right away?

Spastic colon treatment to get relief right away?

Diet and fluids: And probiotics seem to help if patient is compliant. Eat a high fiber diet, regular meal times and portions and drink 80-100 oz of caffeine free, alcohol free fluid daily. ...Read more

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I was dignose with redundant spastic colon after a colonoscopy and the doctor said nothing can be done for that is that correct. I am veryconcern is?

Don't be concerned: Spastic, redundant colon is not a disorder or a diagnosis. It is a description of your colon by one endoscopist during one colonoscopy. The only purpose of noting this is for furture endoscopies where the colonoscopy may be a bit more difficult to perform. It should cause no symptoms or diseases. ...Read more

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I'm a celiac (wheat and gluten allergic) plus have a spastic colon! Do you have any ideas about what to eat?

I'm a celiac (wheat and gluten allergic) plus have a spastic colon! Do you have any ideas about what to eat?

Idea re: who to ask: Consider these websites: celiac. Org and celiac. Com as a first step. They will direct you to celiac support groups where you can find people with digestive issues similar to yours. They have to eat, too. Clinical nutritionists typically know more than doctors about what to eat. One working in a GI department at your nearest medical school may be among the most knowledgeable. ...Read more

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I had an op2 years ago to remove a plate from my arm ever since can't eat rich foods and get cramps. GP said I have spastic colon but nothing helps.

I had an op2 years ago to remove a plate from my arm ever since can't eat rich foods and get cramps. GP said I have spastic colon but nothing helps.

Gall bladder: Sounds more like a gall bladder problem and has nothing to do with your operation or plate in your arm. Get an ultrasound of your liver and gall bladder to look for stones ...Read more

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What's the difference between spastic colon, functional bowel disease, mucous colitis and IBS. How I can now that I am suffering from them?!

What's the difference between spastic colon, functional bowel disease, mucous colitis and IBS. How I can now that I am suffering from them?!

Gastroenterology: You want to know if you have spastic colon, mucus colitis etc. A gastroenterologist can evaluate your stool and if required may perform a study called colonoscopy. Any times the doctor can get a lot of answers by talking to you about your stool habits. ...Read more

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I eat healthy food, I use fiber husk every night, I am in my weight maintain phase but for last 3days I feel spastic colon where I go to washroom but...

I eat healthy food, I use fiber husk every night, I am in my weight maintain phase but for last 3days I feel spastic colon where I go to washroom but...

Repost: Hi Julia, it appears that part of your question did not transmit. Please repost it, keeping in mind the character limitations of this forum. ...Read more

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Can spastic colon come without strong pain, what I experience is loose stools, change in stool caliber, trapped gas and bloating, discomfort?

Can spastic colon come without strong pain, what I experience is loose stools, change in stool caliber, trapped gas and bloating, discomfort?

Yes: However other conditions can cause your symptoms too. Lactose intolerance can develop in later years, as can some infectious diseases. Spastic colon is often a diagnosis of exclusion, meaning you need to rule out other causes before coming to your diagnosis. It's always a good idea to get an exam and confirm the diagnosis with your physician. ...Read more

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Dear doctor, recently read in a magazine for the spastic colon and found that l have many of symptoms such as constipation, rumbling and swollen belly.

Dear doctor, recently read in a magazine for the spastic colon and found that l have many of symptoms such as constipation, rumbling and swollen belly.

Thank you: Thank you for letting us know. Usually patients come to health tap to ask questions. Perhaps if you think you have a serious medical condition it would be wise to bring this concern to the physician who cares for you. ...Read more

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Can irritable bowel syndrome cause colon cancer?

Can irritable bowel syndrome cause colon cancer?

Depends: Except many of the symptoms of IBS could actually be indicative of a colon cancer and many dietary irregularities associated with IBS can themselves increase your risk for colon cacner development. Ibs should be a diagnosis of excluding more serious diagnoses. ...Read more

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Does irritable bowel syndrome eventually lead to colon cancer?

Does irritable bowel syndrome eventually lead to colon cancer?

No: Ibs does not lead to colon cancer. However, IBS type symptoms may obscure symptoms of colon cancer. So any change in your symptoms should be discussed with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can somebody's colon cancer mimic irritable bowel syndrome symptoms?

Can somebody's colon cancer mimic irritable bowel syndrome symptoms?

Sometimes yes: Consult your doctor about your risks of cancer. Only way to know for sure is to get colonoscopy. ...Read more

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What is the difference between colon cancer and irritable bowel syndrome?

What is the difference between colon cancer and irritable bowel syndrome?

IBS has no lesion: Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) or spastic colon is characterized by chronic abdominal pain, discomfort, bloating, and alteration of bowel habits. Including Diarrhea or constipation. Compared to colon canceer which can present with similar features IBS has no specific lesion causing the symptoms. It has been theorised that abnormalities in GUT flora (microbiome) result in inflammation and altered bowel function. Any bowel lesion causing the symptoms can be identified on colonoscopy ...Read more

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Issue today with yellowish, smelly anal discharge...Not taking any new medications...No bleeding...Mild discomfort for few min w/spastic colon. Never had this issue before. Should I see physician?

Issue today with yellowish, smelly anal discharge...Not taking any new medications...No bleeding...Mild discomfort for few min w/spastic colon. Never had this issue before. Should I see physician?

Yes: If this was a new event and does not recur, it was probable just something you ate and can be ignored for now. If it continues, especially if there is any. Change in your bowel movements, you should see a health care provider. You might be referred for a colonoscopy. ...Read more

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


Dr. Louis Gallia
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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