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If a colon needs to be removed because of colon cancer are their alternatives to a external bag?

If a colon needs to be removed because of colon cancer are their alternatives to a external bag?

Bag is rarely needed: Colostomy (external bag) is rarely needed for elective cancer surgery. It is more frequently used if the cancer is located very close to the anus, Also, a temporary colostomy may be used for emergency surgery when cancer is obstructing colon completely and the bowel cannot be cleaned prior to the surgery. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
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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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What is a mid transverse colon?

What is a mid transverse colon?

Large intestine...: The large intestine, or colon is made up of 6 parts: rectum, sigmoid colon, descending colon, transverse colon and ascending colon and cecum. The transverse colon is located between the ascending and descending colon and resides high in the abdominal cavity toward the back. Good luck! ...Read more

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Where is distal transverse colon located, whether it is after descending colon?

Where is distal transverse colon located, whether it is after descending colon?

Anatomy?: The transverse colon is riding roughly horizontally on top of the abdomen and the distal part is the part which is closest to the part when the colon descends to become the descending colon. Just curious as to why you are asking this question since the info is readily available in the internet. ...Read more

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Can you get transverse colon perforated-from having surgery?

Can you get transverse colon perforated-from having surgery?

Sure: Iatrogenic injuries can occur during any surgery and any portion of intestine can get injured. ...Read more

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What is the reason for thickening of the mid transverse colon?

What is the reason for thickening of the mid transverse colon?

Depends: If this was diagnosed on a ct scan, it could mean anything from mild colitis to a cancer. Best to be evaluated by a gastroenterologist ; see if you need a colonoscopy or not. ...Read more

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In my colonoscopy report it states found 2polyps in transverse colon & tortuosity of the colon. Should I worry?

In my colonoscopy report it states found 2polyps in transverse colon & tortuosity of the colon. Should I worry?

Results: They should have removed the polys during the colonoscopy----they will then be sent to pathology for analysis. Your physician should be contacting you for follow up appointment to go over the pathology reports. It while determine if there is a problem with the polys ...Read more

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Why does my abdomen pain in my ascending, decending and transverse colon?

Why does my abdomen pain in my ascending, decending and transverse colon?

Not sure how you can: Pinpoint the pain in the colon. This is hard to describe and I have never in many years heard anyone describe quite this way. If you have pain throughout the abdomen, you may have a problem with something that involves the entire colon or crohns Another consideration might be irritable bowel. May want to consider having a visit with a GI doctor but get the opinion of your family doctor first! ...Read more

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How long for a colon polyp clamp to be passed? The dr said no mris for 6 weeks because of clip used for transverse colon polyp how long to heal?

How long for a colon polyp clamp to be passed? The dr said no mris for 6 weeks because of clip used for transverse colon polyp how long to heal?

Follow the advise: Your Gastroenterologist knows the best. What kind of Clamp was used, how big was the polyp. It heals within 2 weeks. I am sure you have the follow up appointment with Him/Her to review the result of the biopsy. Please ask him/her ...Read more

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My wife had a colonoscopy and they found a 3cm sessile polyp in the transverse colon @ 60 cm. The polyp was removed in a piece meal fashion. What does that mean?

My wife had a colonoscopy and they found a 3cm sessile polyp in the transverse colon @ 60 cm. The polyp was removed in a piece meal fashion. What does that mean?

Polypectomy: The gastoenterologist typically uses a hooped metal device to remove the polyp. Sometimes the poly is big enough that they need to cut it in half to get to the base. ...Read more

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Hi. I had a colonoscopy and they found 3 paris 2a polyps in my transverse colon. What are the chances they are malignant?

Hi. I had a colonoscopy and they found 3 paris 2a polyps in my transverse colon. What are the chances they are malignant?

Pathology: Most polyps are not malignant. But the good news is you do NOT have to leave it to chance. Once your polyps make to the pathology lab they will tell you FOR SURE whether they are malignant or benign ...Read more

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Tmy ct scan said I have narrowing in my transverse colon. What is this?

Needs investigation: This could represent a normal colonic contraction, an area of inflammation or sometimes could reflect a colon cancer. Go see a gastroenterologist to determine whether colonoscopy is warranted or have your imaging further reviewed. ...Read more

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I have Diverticulosis in the splenic flexure it continues to spasm and cause pain causing air to back up in my transverse colon. What can I do?

Diet, fiber, fluids: "diverticulosis" is a condition where the colon has small outpouchings (diverticuli) of the colon lining that can get plugged up and infected causing symptoms."diverticulitits" is an inflamation of these divertiuli of the colon. There are antibiotics can cure the infection but not the diverticuli. Surgery to remove the section of colon "diverticuli" will often cure the disease. ...Read more

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If a patient has a tumor in the transverse colon, and a pre-cancerous polyp in the ascending colon, would both colon sections need to be resected?

If a patient has a tumor in the transverse colon, and a pre-cancerous polyp in the ascending colon, would both colon sections need to be resected?

It depends.: If the gastroenterologist is fairly certain that the precancerous polyp was removed completely, and the pathology results confirm that, then the ascending colon would not need to be resected. Depending on the results of the local lymph nodes, the surgeon might be able to get by with resecting just the transverse colon. Good luck. ...Read more

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The polyp was flat and the doctor said he thought he got most of it out but he was not sure. Are polyps in the transverse colon more likely to be cancerous.

The polyp was flat and the doctor said he thought he got most of it out but he was not sure. Are polyps in the transverse colon more likely to be cancerous.

No, however...: To the best of my knowledge polyps in the transverse colon have no greater risk of becoming cancerous than in other locations. Some varieties (adenomatous vs. Hyperplastic) are more likely to become cancerous. I'm sure your polyp will be checked for signs it was precancerous. Your doc will likely do another colonoscopy in about 3 years so if any was left it can be removed at that time. ...Read more

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What can cause me to feel waste in my transverse colon after liver transplant?

What can cause me to feel waste in my transverse colon after liver transplant?

Confusing question: The inside of the body is not wired with localizing nerve endings that would allow anyone to "feel" anything in their digestive tract. We can perceive vague pain and localize it in general. But you statement does not appear to match with how the body works. ...Read more

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60yr 90 lbs, Colitis, Unable to eat for 5 days, was impacted, holding meal now, can feel transverse colon pulsating 0.5s after heartbeat. Prognosis?

60yr 90 lbs, Colitis, Unable to eat for 5 days, was impacted, holding meal now, can feel transverse colon pulsating 0.5s after heartbeat. Prognosis?

90 Pounds Ain't Good: Prognosis?? Come on, dude-you need a doctor that sees you regularly and understands the ins and outs of your specific situation. OK, maybe I jumped the gun there. Maybe you do have a loyal doctor and just need some side advice. Well, here it is: you need a doctor that sees you regularly and understands the ins and outs of your specific situation. So, if you have one, get in touch and if not, find one ...Read more

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60yr 90 lbs, Colitis, Unable to eat for 5 days, was impacted, holding meal now, can feel transverse colon pulsating 0.5s after heartbeat. Prognosis?

60yr 90 lbs, Colitis, Unable to eat for 5 days, was impacted, holding meal now, can feel transverse colon pulsating 0.5s after heartbeat. Prognosis?

Not good: If medical attention is not received. Risk of electrolyte and dehydration is very high. However with medical attention prognosis may be good with treatable causes. ...Read more

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Can adult Hirschsprungs, redundancy of transverse colon, cause accessory spleen from spleen injury caused by colon adhesion at the splenic flexure?

Can adult Hirschsprungs, redundancy of transverse colon, cause accessory spleen from spleen injury caused by colon adhesion at the splenic flexure?

Not quite, but....: An accessory spleen is something that one person in four is born with, or that can happen if the splenic capsule is torn and some of the pulp is released. If this happened at the time that an injury formed the colonic adjesion, this may be the explanation. Accessory spleens are little curiosities for the most part. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I am so confused. I have had abdo ct scan for upper abdo pain. Said I have 'narrowed transverse colon'. If I had mass in the colon would it say 'mass'?

I am so confused. I have had abdo ct scan for upper abdo pain. Said I have 'narrowed transverse colon'. If I had mass in the colon would it say 'mass'?

I don't blame you: For being confused. It's difficult to determine a "narrowed transverse colon" with an abdominal CT. Usually a fair bit of oral contrast, enough to distend the bowel (like with a CT enterography) is needed to determine the caliber of the transverse colon. That finding wouldn't necessarily be consistent with upper abdominal pain. A more detailed history would be helpful. ...Read more

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I have IBS and the lower left abdominal area or transverse colon gets very itchy and painful at times and diff. To focus? What is that? What can I do

I have IBS and the lower left abdominal area or transverse colon gets very itchy and painful at times and diff. To focus? What is that? What can I do

See your doctor: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more

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My colonoscopy microscopic diagnosis: transverse colon polyp biopsy: polypoid colonic mucosa with mild nonspecific chronic inflamation...what is this?

Nothing: Non specific colon inflammation it could be anything but not cancer.
there is no risk of cancer.
your doctor can review your symptoms, and the result of the biopsy and reach the proper conclusion.
nothing serious. ...Read more

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Had a CT that only showed a little stool in right and transverse colon. No diverticulitis. Can it be missed. Hurting on left after I ate. Not extreme?

Had a CT that only showed a little stool in right and transverse colon. No diverticulitis. Can it be missed. Hurting on left after I ate. Not extreme?

Hurting on L: Had a CT that only showed a little stool in right and transverse colon. No diverticulitis. can it be missed. Hurting on left after I ate. Not extreme? ANS: not certain what you mean by can it be missed. What do you mean can be missed. Many things can be missed on CT. Review with your Dr. ...Read more

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Persistent pain in abdomen for 6 month, around transverse colon and small intestine, worried could it be colon cancer?, r there other reasons for pain?

Persistent pain in abdomen for 6 month, around transverse colon and small intestine, worried could it be colon cancer?, r there other reasons for pain?

Colon cancer...: ...Seldom causes pain, ; would be unusual for an otherwise low risk gentleman in his 20's. There are lots of reasons for abdominal pain (see the many healthtap answers on the subject). However, the information you provided is insufficient to render a differential since we don't know the quality, timing, duration, severity of your symptoms, associations, nor the results of testing. Help us out--. ...Read more

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DrCattano, before scope I had bloating in transverse colon. After scope cramping LQ and pelvic area. Diverticulosis not seen on scope but seen on scan po?

DrCattano, before scope I had bloating in transverse colon. After scope cramping LQ and pelvic area. Diverticulosis not seen on scope but seen on scan po?

AppreciateUR concern: ...and I hear your frustration as to what may have occurred at colonoscopy to contribute to your present circumstance. I would however advise that you and your Gastroenterologist first have a frank conversation. After all, the doc who performed the test may have some insight not yet shared. Best of luck to you. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Ingerman
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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


Upper Abdomen (Definition)

Draw a transverse line through the umbilicus and the upper abdomen includes every part of the belly above this line and below the ...Read more