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Dr. Creighton Wright
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Will a colon biopsy affect pregnancy?

Will a colon biopsy affect pregnancy?

Not if done prior.: However, one should not do elective colonoscopy if one is pregnant. It is more the dangers of anesthesia, that one should avoid during pregnancy. I presume your question is whether a past colon biopsy could affect the pregnancy. The answer is no. ...Read more

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Is it safe or a good idea to get a colonoscopy before pregnancy or after giving birth? I'm 34/f with family history of colon cancer.

1st colonscopy @ 35: With a family history of colon ca, screening begins at @ 35. Hopefully you won't have polyps (like me). As long as you're not pregnant it should be safe. But remembering "those days", i'd do it before not after. The risk is really being too busy and forgetting or not having the time to have the procedure. ...Read more

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Is carrageenan in Tom's toothpaste safe in first trimester or pregnancy? I read it's linked to inflammation, colon cancer, & depressed immune system.

Is carrageenan in Tom's toothpaste safe in first trimester or pregnancy? I read it's linked to inflammation, colon cancer, & depressed immune system.

Doubtful: Vegetable gum is used in many products as thickeners and binders. Even if you ingest it, I am not aware of any proof on the conditions mentioned being associated with. Since nearly no one swallows the toothpaste, it should not a problem even if it does all these things. ...Read more

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How common is loopy colons?

 How common  is loopy colons?

How loopy: most of people older than sixty and used to take a lot of laxatives, and used to strain, and suffered from constipation will have loopy colon, is more common than you think. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a question regarding collapsing colons?

You can ask it on: Healthap. Please submit a clear & specific question about colons. Clarify and re-ask. ...Read more

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Is colon cleasing safe?

NO, don't do it!!!: This has been addressed many times on healthtap, and the repeated answer is: don't cleanse! it doesn't matter whether the snake oil (sorry "detox cleanse") you choose is "organic" or not--there is no enduring value to "cleansing" your gut without a doctor's advice. What toxins? Rather, there is considerable risk to your health. Pull the prior healthtap answers on this subject, and please don't! ...Read more

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Signs of a colon problem?

Signs of a colon problem?

Many and varied: Depending on the problem, signs can include nausea and vomiting, constipation, diarrhea, bleeding from the rectum, abdominal cramping, weight loss or gain or no symptoms at all. If you suspect some sort of problem with your colon, see your doc right away for an examination and evaluation. ...Read more

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I am scared of the colon prep ?

I am scared of the colon prep ?

Agree wDr. Himes: This shouldn't be a scary endeavor. The biggest thing to remember is that you mean to be near a bathroom once the medications take effect. ...Read more

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What is the function of the colon?

Large intestine: The colon (large intestine, large bowel) removes water, salt, and some nutrients forming stool. Muscles line the colon's walls, squeezing its contents along. Billions of bacteria coat the colon and its contents, living in a healthy balance with the body. Ref: http://www.webmd.com/digestive-disorders/picture-of-the-colon#1 ...Read more

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What causes no air pockets in colon?

What causes no air pockets in colon?

Please specify: Please be a little clearer with your question. It sounds like you may be talking about diverticulosis, small weak areas of the colon wall. This is caused by chronic constipation and is very common in the american population, particularly as we age. If not, ? ...Read more

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Why might your colon need to be removed?

Why might your colon need to be removed?

Colectomy : It is unusual to need to remove the entire colon, usually only necessary due to significant inflammation or infarction. Portions of the colon are frequently removed due to tumors, polyps, diverticula, or perforation. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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What's a hypotonic colon?

What's a hypotonic colon?

Slow: Hypotonic colon means slow intestinal activity of the large intestine. Can result in an enlarged colon & likely chronic constipation. ...Read more

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What is tortuosity of colon?

Colon is: Long and takes a roundabout course. By itself it is not a problem, but it could predispose you to twisting, or volvulus, of colon. Ask your doctor for specific advice. ...Read more

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What is colitis of the colon?

What is colitis of the colon?

-itis = inflammation: Inflammation of the colon. Inflammation of the inner lining can cause bleeding, diarrhea and bloating. Inflammation can also extend through all the layers in severe cases resulting in the need for emergency surgery. Common types are diverticulitis, infectious colitis (viral, bacterial - "c diff"), inflammatory (crohn's and ulcerative), some medication induced, and others. ...Read more

Dr. Gregory Moneta
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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


Dr. Milroy Samuel
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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