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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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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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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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I have lower colon pain. Colon rectal area. Achy, dull, and uncomfortable, what to do?

I have lower colon pain. Colon rectal area. Achy, dull, and uncomfortable, what to do?

See your doctor: Have you seen a doctor? Have you had any tests done? Have you ever had a colonoscopy? You need to see your doctor so that the proper evaluation can be done and therefore the proper treatment can be rendered. ...Read more

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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 (polyethylene glycol) will help. ...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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Is there a homemade solution to use by enema method to soothe my colon pain? Colonoscopy messed me up badly.

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

Wouldn't go there!: 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. ...Read more

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Options for severe colon pain treatment (no cancer or other disease)?

Options for severe colon pain treatment (no cancer or other disease)?

Fiber: 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. ...Read more

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What colon scenarios might exist with mild almost constant descending colon pain. Neg stool for blood and wb, no diarr. ever, consipation 1st bm/day?

What colon scenarios might exist  with mild almost constant descending colon pain.  Neg stool for blood and wb, no diarr. ever, consipation 1st bm/day?

Colon,abdominal pain: Many things can cause vague pain, not convinced it's colon. Need a colonoscopy by a gastroenterologist. Common things are infections, inflammation, and tumors. Best guess in limited information diverticular disease, but you have to see your physician for this. ...Read more

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I had a rough colonoscopy/EGD on thursday because of a tortuous colon. Still experiencing cramping bloating and no BM yet should I be concerned?

I had a rough colonoscopy/EGD on thursday because of a tortuous colon. Still experiencing cramping bloating and no BM yet should I be concerned?

Maybe.Give GI a call: Gastroenterologists do describe "colonic redundancy" &/or "tortuosity" as a colonic anatomic variant that makes performing colonoscopy technically more challenging. In such cases, there may be considerable looping & coiling by the colon, that may not translate into colon dysfunction. Such variation can be seen in laxative users, when significant fibrosis/adhesions distort colon, some body types. ...Read more

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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: 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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Ct with oral,iv&rectal contrast.all normal.severe ovulation & left colon pain with thin stool.wbc25,neutroph88.aft12day antibio wbc13& normal neutro??

Ct with oral,iv&rectal contrast.all normal.severe ovulation & left colon pain with thin stool.wbc25,neutroph88.aft12day antibio wbc13& normal neutro??

Infection: You had infection somewhere, if the CT scan of the abdomen revealed normal colon anatomy, the source of infection could be from another site, may be pelvic inflammation, urinary tract and so on. Seem like responded to antibiotic. If symptoms cleared, probably watchful monitoring is acceptable. ...Read more

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2weeks ago I felt left side colon pain of10.It released and a warmth ran down my insides.Terrible bloating after eating now.Sore.Toxic megacolon?

2weeks ago I felt left side colon pain of10.It released  and a warmth ran down my insides.Terrible bloating after eating now.Sore.Toxic megacolon?

Be checked ...: As long as still able to pass gas & move bowel and without history of inflammatory bowel diseases (ulcerative colitis or Chrohn's disease), the odd to have toxic megacolon is low. Nonetheless, make sure to be evaluated ASAP without trying to wait out. How to have all related things for good care done correctly? Follow steps / instructions in http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html. ...Read more

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I am having difficulty with bowel movements.And a lot of gas.I was told I had a tortuous colon 13 years ago. Seems like I am having more problems now.

I am having difficulty with bowel movements.And a lot of gas.I was told I had a tortuous colon 13
years ago. Seems like I am having more problems now.

Constipation: You need to add fiber in form of fresh vegetables in your diet, drink a lot of water, avoid meat and white flour, take Metamucil or miralax to cleanse bowel, avoid gas producing food, like left overs, poorly cooked beans and meats. Will have to continue on daily basis. Can try GAS X , and or OTC laxatives like Dulcolax if still not better. ...Read more

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What can give full colon pain (mild and more painful to touch before bowel mvmt) but have no bloody stool and no diarrhea?

What can give full colon pain (mild and more painful to touch before bowel mvmt) but have no bloody stool and no diarrhea?

Constipation: Pain and distension are common signs of constipation, especially if relieved by a bowel movement. If this is a common problem, increasing fruit and fiber intake could make a huge difference in your pain and discomfort ...Read more

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What can cause colon pain (no blood, no diarrhea) after doing triple therapy & omeprazole for h pylori? Just left side/LLQ.

What can cause colon pain (no blood, no diarrhea) after doing triple therapy & omeprazole for h pylori?  Just left side/LLQ.

Scope: The best way to look for the cause is a scope. You may still have diverticulosis or a polyp. Also consider IBD or gluten allergy. Follow up with your doctor as required. All the best. ...Read more

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I have colon pain. No bloody stool, no diarrhea, just like an ache and some sharp pain here and there, mostly left side. What could it be?

I have colon pain.  No bloody stool, no diarrhea, just like an ache and some sharp pain here and there, mostly left side.  What could it be?

See GI or colorectal: There can be several causes of localized left sided pain, including colonic reasons, but also urinary causes such as a kidney stone. Unless you have had an evaluation such as colonoscopy, one cannot eliminate causes such as colitis or inflammatory bowel disease. Diverticulitis can cause localized symptoms. In addition, once these are ruled out, irritable bowel disorders can also lead to spasm. ...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