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Spastic Colon Attack
Probably diet.: A change in diet often helps any digestive condition. More fiber helps keep a person "regular" and would likely alleviate symptoms of gas in the gut. Stool softeners and laxatives also make a difference. Serotonin agonists, like tegaserod (zelnorm) help constipation, but it has side effects like heart problems. Things like stress relief and peppermint oil can also help as well as exercise. ...Read more
Spastic colon is an archaic term that is descriptive of the GI spasms that accompany irritable bowel syndrome (ibs). Ibs is a symptom complex that includes altered stool pattern (ranging from diarrhea, constipation, or alternating stool), altered GI motility and sensation (that typically includes abdominal pain). Diagnosis of ibs is made by exclusion and is predicated on ...Read more
Frequency: It's not so much that there is a particular type of food that causes problems with spastic colon. Any food or stretching of the colon will cause the sensation of pain and cramping and bloating. More frequent meals and smaller sized meals are usually a better way to go.Fiber and probiotics have also been shown to be helpful in reducing symptoms. ...Read more
= Irritable Bowel: Spastic colon is an archaic term that is descriptive of the GI spasms that accompany irritable bowel syndrome (ibs). Ibs is a symptom complex that includes altered stool pattern (ranging from diarrhea, constipation, or alternating stool), altered GI motility and sensation (that typically includes abdominal pain). Diagnosis of ibs is made by exclusion and is predicated on the rome 3 criteria. ...Read more
Can you give me advice? I have been diagnosed with lactose intolerence and spastic colon. What can I eat?
Avoid all dairy: Lactose is a sugar contained in milk from cows, goats, and sheep. Many people don't digest/tolerate it well. To eliminate lactose, you must avoid any product made from milk from these animals, including milk, cheese, butter, yogurt, ice cream, etc. Some beers are also fermented with lactose (milk stout). You can easily find "lactose-free" versions of many products including milk and yogurt. ...Read more
What to do if I've been diagnosed with lactose intolerence and spastic colon. Please help. What can I eat?
Is there any good diet plan I could have for my spastic colon I suffer with this alot again in 21 years of age?
Idiopathic scoliosis: Idiopathic (spontaneous without a cause) scoliosis is not a painful condition. Back pain in scoliosis is similar to that of people with a straight spine unless lumbar curves exceed 30-50 degrees and thoracic curves exceed 50-70 degrees. Curve progression occurs with aging by about. 5 degree per year. It is not likely to "compress organs" or cause breathing, heart or neurologic probs unless severe. ...Read more
I was dignose with redundant spastic colon after a colonoscopy and the doctor said nothing can be done for that is that correct. I am veryconcern is?
Don't be concerned: Spastic, redundant colon is not a disorder or a diagnosis. It is a description of your colon by one endoscopist during one colonoscopy. The only purpose of noting this is for furture endoscopies where the colonoscopy may be a bit more difficult to perform. It should cause no symptoms or diseases. ...Read more
I'm a celiac (wheat and gluten allergic) plus have a spastic colon! Do you have any ideas about what to eat?
Idea re: who to ask: Consider these websites: celiac. Org and celiac. Com as a first step. They will direct you to celiac support groups where you can find people with digestive issues similar to yours. They have to eat, too. Clinical nutritionists typically know more than doctors about what to eat. One working in a GI department at your nearest medical school may be among the most knowledgeable. ...Read more
I had an op2 years ago to remove a plate from my arm ever since can't eat rich foods and get cramps. GP said I have spastic colon but nothing helps.
What's the difference between spastic colon, functional bowel disease, mucous colitis and IBS. How I can now that I am suffering from them?!
I eat healthy food, I use fiber husk every night, I am in my weight maintain phase but for last 3days I feel spastic colon where I go to washroom but...
Repost: Hi Julia, it appears that part of your question did not transmit. Please repost it, keeping in mind the character limitations of this forum. ...Read more
Male-40, diagnosed spastic colon or IBS as teenager (freq, urgent variety), last few years swings of constipation, more recently... Mucus in stool?
Not likely: Not nausea especially.Get a more detailed answer ›
Can spastic colon come without strong pain, what I experience is loose stools, change in stool caliber, trapped gas and bloating, discomfort?
Yes: However other conditions can cause your symptoms too. Lactose intolerance can develop in later years, as can some infectious diseases. Spastic colon is often a diagnosis of exclusion, meaning you need to rule out other causes before coming to your diagnosis. It's always a good idea to get an exam and confirm the diagnosis with your physician. ...Read more
Dear doctor, recently read in a magazine for the spastic colon and found that l have many of symptoms such as constipation, rumbling and swollen belly.
Thank you: Thank you for letting us know. Usually patients come to health tap to ask questions. Perhaps if you think you have a serious medical condition it would be wise to bring this concern to the physician who cares for you. ...Read more
Gas trapped in lower abdomen though passing lots of gas. Spasms in lower back. Dr said its Spastic colon, but still same after a week. Had a UTI 3 wks ago?
Doctor prescribed librax (clinidium and chlordiazepoxide) 3x day for IBS spastic colon and Nexium 1xday for my gerd. Can I take both of these at the same time in morning?
Yes: ...But make sure you take the Nexium (esomeprazole) 1/2 - 1 hour before breakfast. It needs an acid stimulus to make it work. ...Read more
No: But they may have similar symptoms so never assume it is ibs. ...Read more
IBS has no lesion: Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) or spastic colon is characterized by chronic abdominal pain, discomfort, bloating, and alteration of bowel habits. Including Diarrhea or constipation. Compared to colon canceer which can present with similar features IBS has no specific lesion causing the symptoms. It has been theorised that abnormalities in GUT flora (microbiome) result in inflammation and altered bowel function. Any bowel lesion causing the symptoms can be identified on colonoscopy ...Read more