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RLQ pain for 4wks.I had xray in ER it showed stool in RLQ. Colonic Inertia? Why would stool build there. dr. was not worried. She said just go to GI.

RLQ pain for 4wks.I had xray in ER it showed stool in RLQ. Colonic Inertia?  Why would stool build there. dr. was not worried. She said just go to GI.

Normal: Its completely normal to see stool in the RLQ. It doesn't mean it is built up in that location, more likely passing through. Constipation may or may not be contributing to pain, but the role of the ER is to rule out potential emergent causes. Now you need to follow up with your regular doctor (or GI) to assess for less emergent causes. ...Read more

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Dr. Barbara Lavi
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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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I have had RLQ pain for 4 wks I had a x-ray today it showed stool in RLQ. Colonic Inertia? Should i worry. Why would stool there cause me pain? :(

I have had RLQ pain for 4 wks I had a x-ray today it showed stool in RLQ.  Colonic Inertia? Should i worry. Why would stool there cause me pain? :(

Common things...: I often recommend a daily regimen of a fiber laxative such as Benefiber (R) taken twice daily with a cathartic such as Miralax (polyethylene glycol) (R) taken at bedtime on the days that the person hasn't had a bowel movement. This has to be started AFTER doing a bowel cleanse such as might be done prior to a colonoscopy. If constipation is a chronic issue, despite the above, then a colonoscopy might be appropriate. ...Read more

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Have Ehlers Danlos, Gastroparesis and colonic Inertia. Ulcers in mouth and throat, bloody stool,post refeeding Synd. Is this part of gut dysmotility??

Have Ehlers Danlos, Gastroparesis and colonic Inertia. Ulcers in mouth and throat, bloody stool,post refeeding Synd. Is this part of gut dysmotility??

Complex problem: You have a group of symptoms that can be very serious to your health and well being. You need to see a very good GI doctor to help you make a correct diagnosis and give you effective treatment ...Read more

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Intractable constipation, not colonic inertia. Non-medication treatment options?

Intractable constipation, not colonic inertia. Non-medication treatment options?

Fiber,fiber,and more: Fiber as well as adequate daily hydration.Have you been evaluated by a board certified gastroenterologist?If not, do so.There may be more to the story , of which, you are yet unaware. ...Read more

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What is a good home remedy or OTC to use for colon cleansing?

What is a good home remedy or OTC to use for colon cleansing?

Ask your docotr!!!: If you are planning the 'cleanse' please check with your doctor before this so he/she can review whatever protocol you are about to embark upon and make sure it is right for you! ...Read more

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Is there an official treatment for extra long colon? (1.7m tall, 62kg, 2.5m long colon)

Colon issues: It sounds like your colon was measured during your colonoscopy done to evaluate constipation right? No surgical intervention is required for your long colon unless the doctor saw bnormalities or pathology during your colonoscopy. You can manage your constipation by eating high fiber, fruits, drinking plenty of water daily, avoiding meat, occasionally using an otc or prescribed laxative. ...Read more

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Consequences and treatment for perforated colon?

Perforated colon: A perforated colon (pc) is a surgical emergency and needs to be treated as soon as possible. It can lead to death unless treated promptly. The consequences are death and sepsis, infection, due to the release of bacteria in the colon into the peritoneal space. With early repair and appropriate antibiotics, the patient with a pc may recover. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the remedy/treatment for infectious colon?

What is the remedy/treatment for infectious colon?

Not a diagnosis: 'infectious colon' is not a diagnosis. The treatment for any infection in the colon would depend on the organism causing the infection. ...Read more

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. Michael Rothman
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Lethargy (Definition)

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