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How can I best prevent a colon spasm & what is best for the pain?

How can I best prevent a colon spasm & what is best for the pain?

Not easily: If you are prone but the best thing is eating 5 servings of veggies, 4 of fruits drinking 8 glasses of water a day and exercising at least 20 minutes 3 times a week. There are meds your doc can prescribe when the spasms come. All the best! ...Read more

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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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Can a colon spasm feel like a stinging feeling ? I keep getting these on left

Can a colon spasm feel like a stinging feeling ? I keep getting these on left

No: Colon spasm would cause cramping and possibly a change in your bowels or stooling. I cannot say why you have the stinging without additional information. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Is this possible that colon spasm can be very painful day and night with pain when sitting holding my baby, breathing sometimes? The pain is so severe

Is this possible that colon spasm can be very painful day and night with pain when sitting holding my baby, breathing sometimes? The pain is so severe

Maybe: You identify intestinal cause. The problem might be musculoskeletal. You need to see an osteopath who can diagnose. Many new mothers have pelvic girdle strain due to childbirth. Another potential diagnosis is irritable bowel syndrome (ibs). ...Read more

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Why does a severely redundant loopy distended colon spasm and cause nausea? Is surgery an option?

Why does a severely redundant loopy distended colon spasm and cause nausea? Is surgery an option?

Depends on function: The therapeutic approach depends on colon function. An elongated colon may work perfectly well, & therefore require no "treatment." a sluggish colon may respond to prokinetics (designed to speed up movement of material through colon). Colonic inertia that is refractory to prokinetic rx may benefit from "colon reduction" surgery. Sitz marker testing, defecography, anal manometry studies can help. ...Read more

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Can a person have muscle spasms in their colon?

Can a person have muscle spasms in their colon?

Happens off and on: Many people have had muscle spasms in their colons. It's the painful crampy feeling during strong bowel movements with diarrhea, use of laxatives during constipation, or cramps during irritable bowel syndrome. The muscles in the colon are supposed to move gently and rhythmically, to move the stool through at a normal pace. When spasms occur, there will be crampy pains. ...Read more

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Will Soma (carisoprodol) help colon spasms?

Will Soma (carisoprodol) help colon spasms?

Soma (carisoprodol): While touted as a muscle relaxant - it has little effect on muscles. Its major metabolite Meprobamate has strong addiction potential. It will have no effect on Intestinal muscles. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with salmonella during july 2012. Have had irritable bowel with gas and colon spasms . Will this ever clear up? My GI doc says yes-butwhen

Diagnosed with salmonella during july 2012.  Have had irritable bowel with gas and colon spasms . Will this ever clear up? My GI  doc says yes-butwhen

Listen to doctor: Your gastroenterologist is most familiar with your clinical problem. Do you want answers from somebody who has never seen you and does not know your history or findings? Listen and follow up with your good doctor. ...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