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

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

High fiber diet: 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. ...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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Two-days post colonoscopy and still very bloated and no appetite. Long, tortuous colon so is this normal?

Two-days post colonoscopy and still very bloated and no appetite.  Long, tortuous colon so is this normal?

May be: Depends.....it should be better by now. Some may need time. Some times improper instrument cleaning can introduce/cause infection. If bx/resection ofpolyp is done it may contribute. ...Read more

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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Use pain medication as directed
Daily
Avoid fast movements
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See your doctor if your neck pain hasn't improved in 1 week
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Colonoscopy revealed grade 1 external hemorrhoids, hypertrophied anal papilla (3mm), & tortuous sigmoid colon. Please explain what this all means.

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

Fairly normal: 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. ...Read more

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

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

Diet and fluids: 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. ...Read more

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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Stretch and exercise
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Use NSAIDs and pain medications for relief
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Get an X-ray/MRI in 4 weeks if not better
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See a spine specialist if not better after 6 weeks
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How to relieve colon pain? I have a pain spot on the edge of my left side. No other symptoms. I suspect that it's colon. What can I do?

How to relieve colon pain? I have a pain spot on the edge of my left side. No other symptoms. I suspect that it's colon. What can I do?

Left side pain: Left sided abdominal pain may indicate a gas pocket, which is common in the splenic flexure of the colon. Such a pain may indicate constipation. And such pain may indicate diverticulitis. Be aware if you have fever. If so, see your doctor right away. Be aware if you may be constipated. Relief with a gentle laxative, such as milk of magnesia or citrate of magnesia or Miralax will help. ...Read more

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Can you recommend acupressure points to relieve colon pain?

Can you recommend acupressure points to relieve colon pain?

Accupressure Points:: http://www.herbalshop.com/Acupressure/Acupressure_13.html I am an acupuncturist - but acupuncture/ acupressure points are usually the same. ...Read more

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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Use a good lumbar support for proper sitting posture
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Always focus on your posture
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Try deep tissue massage
60 Min, Every other week, forever
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How can I relieve spastic colon pain?

How can I relieve spastic colon pain?

Peppermint oil: Maintaing regular bowel movement with fiber and exercise are good. For immediate relief you can try peppermint oil. ...Read more

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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

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