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I have a severely redundant colon that is also permantly distended by gas, why can stool slowly get through but the gas does not, it goes backwards?

I have a severely redundant colon that is also permantly distended by gas, why can stool slowly get through but the gas does not, it goes backwards?

Different processes: Passage of gas is more mechanical process than passage of stool that requires active peristalsis in your colon to pass BM. If you haven't done it, you should have a GI consult for an endoscopic exam for proper diagnosis and management. Use OTC meds for gas and diet modification (avoid beans, cauliflower) in the meantime. ...Read more

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Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
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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 percentage of people ha ve a redundant colon?

What percentage of people ha ve a redundant colon?

A fair amount: The percentage it is not known, since this finding is subjective, and depending how difficult the colonoscopy was. Percentage is probably around 5% of colonoscopies. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a redundant colon be related to colitis?

Please tell me, could a redundant colon be related to colitis?

Not directly: Redundant colon can cause bacterial overgrowth in rare cases that can lead to colitis. One is a structural problem, the other is a mucosal problem, of the colon. ...Read more

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What foods should I eat if I have a tortuous and redundant colon ?

What foods should I eat if I have a tortuous and redundant colon ?

Diet and fluids: I rarely prescribe meds for ibs. In my experience teaching people to eat and drink properly resolves most if not all symptoms when the patient is compliant and follows through. Hi fiber, 80-100 ounces non caffeine, non alcoholic beverages each day, regular meal times, excercise. Consistency is the key to being symptom free. ...Read more

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Could u recommend some body having redundant colon to have colon surgery by fearing that some day it could happen colon twisting?

Could u recommend some body having redundant  colon to have colon surgery by fearing that some day it could happen colon twisting?

Volvulus is...: ...Colon obstruction brought about by twisting of the colon. While having "redundant colon" may be a common factor in people who develop volvulus, we never recommend surgery for this condition unless they have had a documented episode of obstruction. Stated another way, many people have redundant colon (esp in the elderly and/or chronic constipation) but few develop volvulus. ...Read more

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What causes very long, tortious colon with slow colonic transit, per sitzmarks (over half left in 5 days)? Does psyllium fiber cause redundant colon?

Yes: Fiber is healthy for general health and is helpful with colon function (i.e. Constipation). However, as with all good things there is another aspect. One side effect of a high fiber diet is enlargement and elongation of the colon. This can result in side effects like colon malrotation or torsion. Please know a low fiber diet leads to diverticula formation and the increased risk of diverticulitis. ...Read more

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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