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Is fatigue a symptom of angiodysplasia of the colon?

Is fatigue a symptom of angiodysplasia of the colon?

Unlikely : Only if you have been bleeding from it and a) have a low blood count or b) are iron deficient. Both require a blood test for diagnosis. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Pack
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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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My son (22) had a colectomy, his colon was removed and subsequent J Pouch etc. He recently is very fatigue, weightloss etc could this be a b12 defiec?

My son (22) had a colectomy, his colon was removed and subsequent J Pouch etc. He recently is very fatigue, weightloss etc could this be a b12 defiec?

Unlikely: B12 absorption and the intrinsic factor that are involved in the process are all part of the small intestine function. The colon is more of a storage area, water retriever than anything else, so loss doesn't often give significant problems. Fatigue is a good reason for an office evaluation. ...Read more

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Flex sig shows inflammation after 2 mths of am loose stools/ r abdo twinges/ fatigue. anxious abt colon ca on right side, is inflammation more likely?

Flex sig shows inflammation after 2 mths of am loose stools/ r abdo twinges/ fatigue. anxious abt colon ca on right side, is inflammation more likely?

Can't tell from here: Sigmoidoscopy does not examine the right side of the colon. But right-sided colon cancer does not cause loose stools. You've seen a doctor about this. Ask him, not an online doctor who doesn't know YOUR case, to guide you. ...Read more

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What could help with extreme fatigue and abdominal cramps when battling colon cancer spread to the liver?

What could help with extreme fatigue and abdominal cramps when battling  colon cancer spread to the liver?

Fighting back: Abdominal crampy pain might be helped with some meds from your doctor like Bentyl or Levsin (hyoscyamine) (anti-spasmodics). The fatigue could be minimized thru proper rest, hydration, nutrition, regular exercse as tolerated, certain vitamins and supplements. Also, keeping alive your fighting spirit and positive outlook and attitude will also keep you in the game. Surround yourslef with supprtive people! ...Read more

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Er seen bm in colon on tue. No bm yet, now sat, moving some gas, could i be impacted? Not feeling well some app loss fatigue nausea bloated cramps ...

Er seen bm in colon on tue. No bm yet, now sat, moving some gas, could i be impacted? Not feeling well some app loss fatigue nausea bloated cramps ...

Stop Percocet, walk: You have been seen in emergency department. You are having trouble with bowel movements. First stop the Percocet if you can. It will constipate you. Walk as much as you can. If you take Percocet then take a colace (docusate sodium) and senna as well. Drink lots of water ...Read more

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Colon cancer 3yrs ago. Surgery, 2spots was in liver..Chemo for 2yrs.Now z tumor is 15 cm& 7.5 wiz spots in lungs!fatigue &dysfunction liver. What help?

Colon cancer 3yrs ago. Surgery, 2spots was in liver..Chemo for 2yrs.Now z tumor is 15 cm& 7.5 wiz spots in lungs!fatigue &dysfunction liver. What help?

NCI: It does not seem as though surgery is an option for you at this time. Body-wide treatment such as chemotherapy is going to be the preferred way to treat this. Seek care at a national cancer institute designated comprehensive cancer center. This will give you the best access to available clinical trials. Another option is to go to the website www.Cancer.Gov and click in the clinical trial link! ...Read more

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Can fat hard stools + a mass for 1 year on sigmoid colon every morning be a sign of colon sigmoid cancer without having blood,fever,fatigue?

Can fat hard stools + a mass for 1 year on sigmoid colon every morning be a sign of colon sigmoid cancer without having blood,fever,fatigue?

What's the mass?: If you have a mass of any sort, your physician has a duty to tell you what it is. If the imaging specialist can't say for certain, a biopsy is in order. Please ask your physician for clarification. ...Read more

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What is the most common red flag for colon cancer , I have diahrrea and gas but cause I have gerd, no blood no weakness or fatigue?

What is the most common red flag for colon cancer , I have diahrrea and gas but cause I have gerd, no blood no weakness or fatigue?

There are none: As you are young, first consider your diet and try cutting out gluten (bread etc) and fatty meals (read food recipes on packages). Then discuss your family history for colon cancer with family members, and ask the age at which the person got colon cancer. There are families that get colon cancer in the under 30 age range. Colonoscopy and genetic testing can be done by your GI doctor. ...Read more

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Loosed/mushy stools for months, constant bloating, fatigue, loss of appetite & weight.No rectal bleeding or pain.Anxious about colon cancer.I'm 25.

Loosed/mushy stools for months, constant bloating, fatigue, loss of appetite & weight.No rectal bleeding or pain.Anxious about colon cancer.I'm 25.

Rare but possible: At 25 it would be very unusual to develop colorectal cancer and almost always would be related to an inherited family predisposition like having 2 or more first degree family members with colorectal cancer, ovarian or endometrial cancer or someone with a lot of polyps. At your age these symptoms are usually not cancer but you absolutely see your doctor for a check up ...Read more

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Severe lower ab cramps, burning colon, nausea, fatigue. Gf and df & was temp paleo. Is this IBS? Ulcer. colitis? (Worse if eat meat &, oddly, mustard)

Severe lower ab cramps, burning colon, nausea, fatigue. Gf and df & was temp paleo. Is this IBS? Ulcer. colitis? (Worse if eat meat &, oddly, mustard)

IBS: More likely it is IBS. Ulcerative Colitis is possible but you would have bloody stools. You are likely allergic to mustard so don't eat anymore. You are probably deficient in stomach acid or digestive enzymes so meat is problematic. I would do food dairy for 1 week to see if you are allergic to other foods such gluten, dairy, etc. I would recommend strong probiotic and digestive enzymes. ...Read more

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I have a very sluggish colon. I only have a bowel movement twice a week a lot of the times. What could have happened?

I have a very sluggish colon. I only have a bowel movement twice a week a lot of the times. What could have happened?

Maybe normal: Normal bowel frequency in america fits a bell-curve distribution--once daily stooling is the middle of the curve, but the normal range extends from 3 bowel movements daily to 1 bowel movement every 3-4 days. Assuming your bowel pattern has been stable for some time (in other words, has not recently changed from daily to every three days) then having two bowel movements/week is "normal" for you. ...Read more

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Do colon clense help?

Do colon clense help?

Crazy: Dr nguyen and heller are quite correct. The state of texas prosecuted practitioners of colonic cleansing because the procedure was ineffective and dangerous. This is outlawed in texas now. Patients were killed by perforation of the colon by inexperienced practitioners. This is a practice without scientific basis, in a word - quackery. ...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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How can I clean my colon?

How can I clean my colon?

Not necessary: The desire to clean the colon relates to ancient medical theories about internal toxicity derived from the colon. The colon, thank you, is fully capable of taking care of itself and needs no cleansing. You can pay a great deal of money to alternate practitioners for colon cleansing but this is money badly spent. If you think you have medical problems, see your family doctor. ...Read more

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Do colon cleansings work?

No: There is no need for and no benefit of doing colon cleansings. Your colon cleanses itself by having bowel movements. There is no buildup of toxins anywhere in the colon. Colon cleansings are unnecessary and can be unhealthy. Stick with a high-fiber diet for good colon health! Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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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