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Preventing Colon Inflammation In Kids
Diverticulis - what sort of diet would effectively prevent diverticulosis? (assuming that diverticuli are present in the colon)
Inflammation is the body's attempt at self-protection; the aim being to remove harmful stimuli, including damaged cells, irritants, or pathogens - and begin the healing process. Inflammation is part of the complex biological response of vascular tissues to harmful stimuli, such as pathogens, ...Read more
Meckel's: I assume you are asking about a meckel's diverticulum. Here is a great source for info: http://www.Lpch.Org/diseasehealthinfo/healthlibrary/digest/meckels.Html many children with meckel's have no symptoms associated with it. It can cause abdominal pain or bleeding in the intestine. There are special xray tests which can be done to diagnose it. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not a proven fact: This is not proven and in fact it can be very dangerous due to risk of perforation and also risk of sipping out normal bacteria and causing superinfection with c diff. Just increase fiber intake to 30-40 gm a day and that will keep things moving and help with keeping all toxin levels under control. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I'm 19 and they found 2 inflammatory polyps, .59 cm hyperplastic polyp, and rectal juvenile polyp in my colon. What's the risk of future colon cancer?
Genetics consult: 19 yo woman PMH sig for iron deficiency anemia with colonic polyps found on virtual colonoscopy. You need a referral for a standard colonoscopy where the polyps will be removed and examined pathologically. With your history, you may have Inflammatory Bowel Disease and or some type of familial polyposis which may give you a higher risk in future but your expert GI doc will always watch out for you ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If I have polyps in the colon, aged 26- would there be an extremely high incidence of colon cancer later in life?
Perhaps??: There are many types of polyps, some common at younger ages, and not all polyps lead to cancer! just having a benign hyperplastic polyp at age 26 probably doesn't influence your colon cancer risk at all! but other polyps are much more worrisome, so find out what kind you had, and discuss your personal risk with your doctor, knowing that surveillance should greatly reduce your chance of cancer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can excess stool in the colon cause general intestinal "rumbling"? Can excess stool in the colon cause backup into the small intestine? What exams?
Diverticulosis attack treated with antibotics can arrest further devlopment? Colon scan indicates two pouches locatedi n the lower colon near rectum
Diverticulitis?: I'll assume you are asking about the role of antibiotics in diverticulitis. Diverticulosis is the presence of outpouches in the colon wall. It presents with bleeding. Diverticulitis is infection of one of those areas, it will present variably with pain, fever, diarrhea, nausea, inability to defecate, and even sepsis. Diverticulitis is treated with antibiotics, but additional therapy may be needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Likely high: Depending on the nature of the previous polyps, and other risk factors, polyp recurrence can be almost a certainty over time in young patients. In some people, polyps develop quickly. You should review your risk for polyps with whoever did your last colonoscopy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What % can colon cancer return with ulcerative colitis after cancer tumor is removed from that part of colon ?
High risk of cancer: Recurrence risk given cancer is a function of the stage of cancer when diagnosed, independent of uc. However, uc patients have an approximately 1% per year risk of new cancer appearing. Because of this high risk, total colectomy has been the standard of care for uc. If you have any colon left, it should be examined and biopsied periodically looking for dysplasia, the precursor of cancerous change. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Does having an adenomatus colonic polyp in one's late 20s indicate a significantly increased chance of colon cancer later in life?
On-line doctor writes that colon cancer is extremely common among healthy people in their sixties. So, everyone in age group will get colon cancer?
Colon Cancer: The lifetime risk for developing colon cancer is about 4.5%. The median age at diagnosis is about 70. It is the 3rd most commonly diagnosed cancer. So, relatively speaking, it is a common cancer, but it is not extremely common. Most people won't get colon cancer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can removal of your gallbladder increase your risk for colon polyps or colon cancer because of bile salt being directly dumped into your large bowels.
Not uncommon: Certain things might make gastritis more common in a 20 year old, including alcohol use / abuse and use or over use of anti-inflammatory drugs (ibuprofen, naproxyn, etc...) some times an infection is to blame. Other times genetics play a role. A doctor can help identify why gastritis is there and begin to treat it. ...Read more
Low: The chances are low. Yet this does not mean that you should not discuss with your primary care physician or GI specialist in further detail. There are certain clues in a history we use to determine a risk profile. This can only be ascertained in a face to face discussion. This forum is subpar for this type of discussion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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