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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

Dr. Andrew Berry
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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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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?

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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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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Can a colonoscopy prep cause irritation in the colon in the internal rectum that looks exactly like Ulcerative Colitis when the pictures are taken.

Can a colonoscopy prep cause irritation in the colon in the internal rectum that looks exactly like Ulcerative Colitis when the pictures are taken.

Not likely: Ulcerative colitis has a specific appearance and location that distinguishes it histologically from normal tissue. The scenario you describe is possible with human error involved, but for the most part, very unlikely ...Read more

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Suppose someone have tomour in colon and it caused near small bowel also narrows in CT enterography does image can distinguise this narowing is not caused from small bowel itself?

Suppose someone have tomour in colon and it caused near small bowel also narrows in CT enterography does image can distinguise this narowing is not caused from small bowel itself?

Not exactly: Sure of the question, but generally a mass won't be mistaken for a normal bowel loop on a CT scan, particularly a CT san tailored to evaluate the small bowel loops like CT enterography. ...Read more

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Do colon clense help?

Do colon clense help?

Crazy: Dr nguyen and heller are quite correct. The state of texas prosecuted practitioners of colonic cleansing because the procedure was ineffective and dangerous. This is outlawed in texas now. Patients were killed by perforation of the colon by inexperienced practitioners. This is a practice without scientific basis, in a word - quackery. ...Read more

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How can I clean my colon?

Not necessary: The desire to clean the colon relates to ancient medical theories about internal toxicity derived from the colon. The colon, thank you, is fully capable of taking care of itself and needs no cleansing. You can pay a great deal of money to alternate practitioners for colon cleansing but this is money badly spent. If you think you have medical problems, see your family doctor. ...Read more

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Do colon cleansings work?

Do colon cleansings work?

No: There is no need for and no benefit of doing colon cleansings. Your colon cleanses itself by having bowel movements. There is no buildup of toxins anywhere in the colon. Colon cleansings are unnecessary and can be unhealthy. Stick with a high-fiber diet for good colon health! Good luck. ...Read more

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Does colon clensing work?

Does colon clensing work?

Not a fan: I am not a fan of these techniques. Your colon is made to handle a high bacterial load and eliminate wastes. Proper nutrition and a high fiber diet with good hydration help it to work better in doing this. Aggressive cleanses can upset electrolyte balance and lead to colon irritation as well as upset normal bacterial flora (and lead to things like c-difficile colitis). ...Read more

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How to clean colon naturally?

FIber and Water: The best way to do so is to increase your fiber and water intake. As a normal adult, a person needs between 25-35 gr of fiber a day with plenty water. THat should be enough to clean your colon naturally and have regular and soft bowel movements.

I hope this help.

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What can I do to fix my colon?

What can I do to fix my colon?

Eval first.: You need to start with a medical assessment to explore what the problem is. After this is complete then individualize recommendations can be given to you. ...Read more

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What is a "fold" in the colon?

Inner lining: The inner lining of the colon is sometimes thicker in some places than others and seems to make a ' fold'. This is a normal part of colon anatomy. ...Read more

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Could a person survive without a colon?

Could a person survive without a colon?

Yes: Colon refers to the large intestine. There are conditions that lead to removal of all of the large intestine. It alters ones bowel movements. But...People survive fine without the large intestine. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of colon problems?

Agree: I would just add that all of the above can be caused by other diagnoses than colon cancer. But I agree if any of the above are present please get evaluated by a specialist. ...Read more

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What does " underfilling of the colon" mean?

What does " underfilling of the colon" mean?

Missing Context: I am sorry but for an answer I need you to clarify the context of this question. Where is this language from? Why was the test done? What else was ordered and written on the report? ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: colon?

Large Intestine: 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 sigmoid colons; and rectum. ...Read more

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Is there a safer way rather doing a colon cleansing?

Is there a safer way rather doing a colon cleansing?

You've seen the lite: Thanks for your follow-up question! Many people who "cleanse" do so to lose weight, to eliminate supposed "toxins" in their body (let me assure you there are few accumulated toxins in the gut in most healthy people!), to feel "empty", or for other misguided reasons. Unless you have undiagnosed disease, laxation can be safely & gently accomplished with diet & over-the-counter agents like miralax (polyethylene glycol). ...Read more

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Help please! Is bowltrol the healthiest way to efficiently cleanse your colon?

No: There is no need for colon cleansing. One needs to have regular bowel movements. Generous fiber intake help. Some people may need stool softners. ...Read more

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About. Swelling in the colon?

Please be more clear: Please state your question more clearly please so we can best help you. ...Read more

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Where is proximal 2/3 of colon?

Where is proximal 2/3 of colon?

Ascending, transvers: The entire colon consists of the ascending, the transfers, and the descending colon. The proximal two thirds consist of the ascending and transfers portions. The ascending portion runs along the right side of your abdomen from the area here your appendix out to your right rib cage margin. The transverse colon runs from just under your ribs on the right across to just under your ribs on the left. The descending colon runs down the left side of your abdomen. ...Read more

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Are colon cleanses and colonics safe?

Are colon cleanses and colonics safe?

Not necessary: The colon is a place where water and some nutrients are absorbed by one's body. Diarrhea occurs if one does not absorb the normal amount of water and nutrients from his poop (stool). If one has bowel problems, he can see his primary care doctor or a gastroenterologist. Colonic cleaning or irrigation is not natural, and can be dangerous if the person's chemical balance is distorted. ...Read more

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How to get relief from gases in colon?

How to get relief from gases in colon?

Gas: Please see your doctor to rule out or identify medical conditions. Your symptoms MAY be related to something in your diet, e.g., lots of raw foods, or a need for a good multi-strain probiotic. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Is an inflamed colon a permanent issue?

Depends on why...: Many diseases, some serious, some self-limiting, can cause an inflamed colon (colitis). Some like infections, diverticulitis, ischemia are reversible/treatable and the colon will heal, leaving no trace. Others can wax and wane, leaving scarring and may eventually require surgery sometimes. ...Read more

Dr. Corey Clay
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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