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Moderate amount of stool in colon and mild ileus. What is the best and fastest way to relieve all this backup of stool and gas? What should I avoid?

Moderate amount of stool in colon and mild ileus. What is the best and fastest way to relieve all this backup of stool and gas? What should I avoid?

Depends on the cause: Ileus means that there is loss of the normal propulsive ability of the gastrointestinal tract - it can be mild or severe, depending on the cause. Many post-op ileus is caused by narcotics taken for pain control. This is often manifest as constipation. The treatment for this is walking, reducing narcotic intake, drinking enough water and on occasion, taking a laxative. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Fiala
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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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Can a ct showing fluid and stool filled loops in small bowel and colon but w no abstruction or inflammation still indicate ileus?

Can a ct showing fluid and stool filled loops in small bowel and colon but w no abstruction or inflammation still indicate ileus?

Air fluid levels: Are a classic finding in obstruction. Too much stuff in the bowels and that pattern of collection implies nothing is moving. ...Read more

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Would 2-3x yr bleeding hemorroids & bloody nose, radiation caused proctitis (APC treated), wet AMD, prior Ileus & ecoli infection (from colon resection) create risk of infection for Total Shoulder Replacement surgery or future joint infection?

Would 2-3x yr bleeding hemorroids & bloody nose, radiation caused proctitis (APC treated), wet AMD, prior Ileus & ecoli infection (from colon resection) create risk of infection for Total Shoulder Replacement surgery or future joint infection?

Extensive Medical: Histories like yours are beyond the scope of what a HealthTap Doctor can helpfully and responsibly manage. If you are needing the procedure, the best sources for your answers are the surgeon, anesthesiologist and your treating physicians. That said, any prior medical issues can frequently interfere with what are generally considered minor procedures so the short answer is yes. ...Read more

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Adult, MR Enterography show Jejunum loop is dilated, mild Ileus possible, Had multiple transient intussusception in that area before what causes it?

Adult, MR Enterography show Jejunum loop is dilated, mild Ileus possible, Had multiple transient intussusception in that area before what causes it?

Surgical consult: I feel it's important for you to be evaluated by an abdominal surgeon for advice. It's likely that repeated intususceptions have somehow disturbed the motility of the duodenum. I don't think this is simply a localized Ileus.
I'm concerned about the dilated loop which may become increasingly symptomatic or worsen. ...Read more

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Had a colon & endo 8 months ago was mild gastritis. Would anything new develope that soon to cause pain? My gi dr isn't helping me cuz already scoped.

Had a colon & endo 8 months ago was mild gastritis. Would anything new develope that soon to cause pain? My gi dr isn't helping me cuz already scoped.

Thing is possible: Anything is possible usually endoscopy findings don't change few months unless something changes in your diet or environment or medications check with your physician ...Read more

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Evidence of mild wall thickening in descending colon, maximum thickness is 5.8 mm. What does it mean & is it a cause to worry? Is it related to cancer

Evidence of mild wall thickening in descending colon, maximum thickness is 5.8 mm. What does it mean & is it a cause to worry? Is it related to cancer

Doubtful finding: It depends on why you had your Colon checked? So tell us your complete medical history and also what type of test was done which showed the colon wall thickening? . Any imaging study that shows slight/mild changes is of doubtful significance. So we have to rely more on your symptoms. Unless you have belly pain or problems with your bowel movements, you can ignore this finding. ...Read more

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How to clean colon? Will stool remain in colon? I have mild constipation.

How to clean colon? Will stool remain in colon? I have mild constipation.

Healthy eating: Healthtap physicians have repeatedly addressed colon "cleansers" with a clear "no" answer. There is virtually no value to colon flushes, cleansers, enemas, irrigation machines when the technique is accomplished to "detox" or eliminate "accumulated waste." the "no" response also applies to liver detoxes! There are few real health benefits, but sigificant unjustified risk. Eat healthy instead. ...Read more

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Mild diffuse thickening of rectum and sigmoid colon--suggestive of infective-inflammatory colitis, what to do?

Mild diffuse thickening of rectum and sigmoid colon--suggestive of infective-inflammatory colitis, what to do?

CT scan finding: This sounds like a result from a ct scan. Okay to talk with your doc about this result. Depending on your symptoms, age, and history it may not have much meaning. However, it may need further evaluation, colonoscopy, lab tests, if you have lower colon symptoms, blood in stool, weight loss, change in bowels, fever, pain. Be well. ...Read more

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What percentage of ppl with UC get colon cancer? Are colon cancer statistics the same for ppl who have mild colitis?

Duration dependent: Colorectal cancer risk 5 to 10 percent after 20 years and 12 to 20 percent after 30 years of disease. Also depends on extent of disease. This with disease proximal to hepatic flexure have a greater risk than those with left colon involvement only. (UpToDate) Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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CECT whole abdomen with rectal contrast shows mild thickening of mucosal folds in sigmoid colon. Is this finding significant?

CECT whole abdomen with rectal contrast shows mild thickening of mucosal folds in sigmoid colon. Is this finding significant?

Fold thickening: There are numerous causes of fold thickening, including inflammatory, infectious, vascular, and neoplastic. Sometimes the fold thickening seen on CT is not real, a false abnormality due to incomplete bowel dissension. Your doctor, in the context of your entire clinical picture, can best determine how significant it is. Colonoscopy may be useful if you have not had one. ...Read more

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Wat percentage of ppl with UC get colon dysplasia and how to prevent it? I have mild left sided UC, diagnosis 2 yrs ago. I'm off the meds, remission

Wat percentage of ppl with UC get colon dysplasia and how to prevent it? I have mild left sided UC, diagnosis 2 yrs ago. I'm off the meds, remission

It varies.: The number of people who develop dysplasia in UC varies, depending on the extent of colon involvement, its severity, and the duration of the colitis. The general recommendation is to get checked out if your colitis extends beyond the sigmoid colon and has been present for eight or more years. It is a good sign that you are in remission. Be diligent in your treatment and follow-up. Good luck. ...Read more

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What does it mean when there's an area of mild congested mucosa in recto-sigmoid colon?

Mucosal congestion: This means that there is some swelling and inflammation that is going on - kind of similar to what is going on in your sinuses when you're having a cold. I would not worry too much over that if it is the only thing found to be abnormal. The doc who discovered should be able to help you treating it if it is what is causing your symptoms. In most cases, it would be expected to be asymptomatic. ...Read more

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I have recently be experiencing mild to moderate pressure/pain in my rectum just above my anus. Could this be rectum or colon cancer?

I have recently be experiencing mild to moderate pressure/pain in my rectum just above my anus. Could this be rectum or colon cancer?

Yes: Yes it can be, but usually not. Nevertheless, you should absolutely get this evaluated further by a physician. ...Read more

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I would like more information on results from a ct that showed GI circumferential wall thickening and mild enhancement throughout the entire colon?

I would like more information on results from a ct that showed GI circumferential wall thickening and mild enhancement throughout the entire colon?

Your doctor is your: Your doctor can be your best guide. He must have ordered this test because of some suspicion based on your GI tract function or malfunction. Thickness of wall of the colon usually means inflammation but it is not diagnostic. A colonoscopy is a better way to determine what may be going on inside the lining of your colon. ...Read more

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My low part of colon has stingy mild pain, almost at groin. I have semi constipation with few mucus. Not too disturbing been there for1 week I guess?

My low part of colon has stingy mild pain, almost at groin. I have semi constipation with few mucus. Not too disturbing been there for1 week I guess?

I'm trying to figure: Out what you mean by pain in "low part of colon." Your large bowel/colon is in your abdomen; we cant know for sure that is causing the pain so I am going to presume you mean very low abdominal pain, near the groin. Then "stingy" is an unusual description of abdominal pain; makes me consider your skin?? With bowel changes, consider irritable bowel and push fluids/fiber/exercise for constipation. ...Read more

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Mild discomfort in the abdomen after having a tranverse colon polyp removed and clamped? Is this normal. Dr said no mri's for 6 weeks cuz of the clamp

Mild discomfort in the abdomen after having a tranverse colon polyp removed and clamped? Is this normal. Dr said no mri's for 6 weeks cuz of the clamp

Maybe: When was your polyp removed? The polyp removal will not cause pain. The air from the colonoscopy will, but that should resolved within the 6 to 12 hours after the procedure. If your pain worsens, see your doctor or go to the ED. If you have any bleeding - Go to the ED. ...Read more

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What colon scenarios might exist with mild almost constant descending colon pain. Neg stool for blood and wb, no diarr. Ever, consipation 1st bm/day?

What colon scenarios might exist with mild almost constant descending colon pain. Neg stool for blood and wb, no diarr. Ever, consipation 1st bm/day?

Colon, abdominal pain: Many things can cause vague pain, not convinced it's colon. Need a colonoscopy by a gastroenterologist. Common things are infections, inflammation, and tumors. Best guess in limited information diverticular disease, but you have to see your physician for this. ...Read more

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Could lupus cause mild inflammatory changes on colon and duodenal biopsy?

Could lupus cause mild inflammatory changes on colon and duodenal biopsy?

Unlikely, but...: ... If the pathologist has only signed out "mild inflammatory changes" and given no other description, what's really the point is, "this isn't tumor, and it isn't something I can diagnose as any specific illness." the clinician can ask the pathologist, "can the mild duodenitis be due to taking motrin? " and the pathologist can probably answer. Key is "this is a non-tumor biopsy" which is good. ...Read more

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Can you explain result of biopsy: normal colon mucosa with mild infiltration of pigment-laden macrophages, ?

Can you explain result of biopsy: normal colon mucosa with mild infiltration of pigment-laden macrophages, ?

Melanosis coli: It sounds as though you are describing an entity called Melanosis Coli. This is a finding on colon biopsies of patients who are chronic and/or long term users of common laxatives. It has no clinical significance and is not associated with subsequent malignancy. ...Read more

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Please advise if it's okay to do a mild colon cleanse (with herbs in it) if you are taking high blood pressure medicine?

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

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Mild vaginal bleeding after colon polyp removal?

Unlikely: It is very unlikely that your vaginal bleeding is related to a colon polyp removal. ...Read more

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Gassy and mild mid left back pain. Colon cancer likely? Could be other problems?

Mot colon Ca: The colon which is in the peritoneal cavity when developing a malignancy can induce pain when there is a partially obstructing lesion. The pain is intra abdominal. Back pain is usually related to a lesion in the retroperitoneum behing the peritoneal cavity or to pain arising in the lumbar muscles of the back. Duodenum which is retroperitoneal can occassional cause gassy and back pain complaints ...Read more

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Can I have colonic irrigation if have mild abdominal pain. Will it make the procedure be painful?

Probably OK: There is no evidence that colonic irrigation is of any health or medical use. That said, if you feel you must have this procedure, there is no reason why mild abdominal pain, in the absence of underlying disease like ulcerative colitis, should be an obstacle to having this done. If you are having a chronic symptom for which you feel irrigation is needed, first see your family doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Al Hegab
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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


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Ileus (Definition)

A slowing, or non-functioning condition of the gastrointestinal tract. Usually caused by trauma or injury, ...Read more