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Diagnosed with a "tortuous colon" via oral barium CT scan & colonoscopy; have very distended abbdomen, pain, etc. What to do?

High fiber diet

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The elongated colon may need help from a high fiber diet. Avoiding foods and medications that cause constipation is also important. Ask your doctor if there are other issues that may need to be addressed, as the tortuous colon may not be the explanation for your current complaints.
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Dr. Eric Kaplan answered:

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

Diet and fluids

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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.
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Colonoscopy revealed grade 1 external hemorrhoids, hypertrophied anal papilla (3mm), & tortuous sigmoid colon. Please explain what this all means.

Fairly normal

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These can all be common and benign findings. Grade 1 are tiny hemorrhoid veins located at the anal opening & needs no treatment. Hypertrophied papillae means enlarged skin structures at the anal opening that need no treatment. Tortuos colon just means there are extra turns in the colon & no treatment. Avoid constipation. Eat more fiber. See your GI doctor for follow up.
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How can I relieve spastic colon pain?

Peppermint oil

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Maintaing regular bowel movement with fiber and exercise are good. For immediate relief you can try peppermint oil.
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Options for severe colon pain treatment (no cancer or other disease)?

Fiber

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Most young people without any colon disease, such as inflammatory bowel disease, have irritable bowel disease or lactose intolerance. The treatment for IBD is increasing dietary fiber with whole wheat bran or psyllium seed products. Lactose intolerance is treated by avoiding dairy products. Try taking Metamucil or an equivalent product. If there is no improvement, see your physician.
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Dr. Robert Kwok answered:

Is there a homemade solution to use by enema method to soothe my colon pain? Colonoscopy messed me up badly.

Wouldn't go there!

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Humans are not designed to have people create homemade solutions to send up the butt. A G.I. specialist can help, along with a primary care doctor. There may be approved enemas out there, but their effects and their side effects on a particular patient (and his or her underlying medical issues) should be carefully considered before venturing into enema territory.
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Dr. Eric Kaplan answered:

Can chemo for colon cancer lead to painful urination (blood tests ruled out UTI)? And advice to treat the pain?

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to discuss with your oncologist regarding any known side effects of the chemo drugs being used. Pain could be related to your prior colon surgery also so a meeting with the surgeon would be reasonable as well. With no more information it is difficult to give you any more detailed answer.
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Dr. Errol Ozdalga answered:

Can diverticula of the sigmoid colon cause pain when menstrual when pooping and can it cause painful spasms in the rectum?

Diverticulosis

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Diverticulosis does not involve the rectum or cause spasms. Diverticulosis is also uncommon in someone your age. Whoever has this should eat more fiber.
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Have IBS-C and continuous intestinal and colon pain,anxiety.Celexa and antispasmodics dont help with pain.Suggestions/alternatives?

See your doctor

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I'd go back to my doctor until he/she finds the right potion for my symptoms. You may want to consider a second opinion.
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I have had this pain right below sternum its very painful I can feel like a tight knot is it colon or hernia? I have tightness all way across too.

Probably not, but...

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Your depicted scenario may not suggest concerning colon or hernia. But, it's a good idea to watch, collect, and record the detailed feature and degree of all symptoms with detailing the sequence of events, with special attention to if being position-physically related, and bring those to see doctor who usually can figure what you got after history, physicals, and tests as needed. Best...
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