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Do you know of really parasites and toxic debris in the colons of most americans due to our diets?

Do you know of really parasites and toxic debris in the colons of most americans due to our diets?

Little: Most foods in american do not contain parasites and toxic debris. This is a myth spread by alternative medicine practitioners to peddle their ineffective potions and cleansers. American diets are generally unhealthy due to high fats, sugars and salt. But toxicity and parasites are not the problem. ...Read more

Dr. Ira Katz
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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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How would you know if you had toxic mega colon. C diff, nasea, vommiting, and extreme bloatedness. Looks like i gained 20lbs?

How would you know if you had toxic mega colon. C diff, nasea, vommiting, and extreme bloatedness. Looks like i gained 20lbs?

Toxic megacolon: Check out http://www.Uptodate.Com/contents/toxic-megacolon for info on this potentially lethal condition. Therefore, rather than tell you more about this, i would urge you to seek emergent medical attention w/o waiting to figure it out for yourself. Don't let your family members find you dead at home. If you're worried about having toxic megacolon, go get help now. Don't wait. Don't delay. ...Read more

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Should i be worried bout toxic mega colon or other things if i'm on treatment for c. Diff. Or will treatment resolve any issues that could havhappened?

Should i be worried bout toxic mega colon or other things if i'm on treatment for c. Diff. Or will treatment resolve any issues that could havhappened?

Outpatient: If you are not in a hospital, your risk for toxic megacolon is low while on antibiotics for c. Diff colitis. Fulminant c. Diff with toxic megacolon is life threatening, requires hospital admission, urgent surgical intervention as well as medical care and antibiotics. ...Read more

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Can u still get toxic mega colon if ur on treatment for c diff? Or will treatment prevent that

C. difficile: The answer depends upon your response to medications. There are strains of cl. Difficile that are resistant to medications used to treat this condition, and toxic megacolon may occur secondary to the severity of infection encountered prior to institution of therapy. You need to keep in close touch with your treating doctor. ...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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What are the symptoms of colon problems?

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 are the symptoms of thickening of colon wall?

What are the symptoms of thickening of colon wall?

Maybe none: How was this thickening found? CT scan finding could see colon thickening of no consequence. May need colonoscopy to check significance if there is any concern. ...Read more

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What is transient inflammation of the colon and what are the symptoms?

What is transient  inflammation  of the colon  and what are the symptoms?

Colitis: Inflammation of the colon may be caused by infection or autoimmune diseases like ulcerative colitis or crohn's disease. The latter two conditions are more chronic and the infectious causes tend to be more temporary and may completely clear up without permanent damage after successful treatment. ...Read more

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Often i suffer from waves of pain going through the colon to the rectum , is that i symptom of something bigger?

Often i suffer from waves of pain going through the colon to the rectum , is that i symptom of something bigger?

? tenesmus: It important to know whether this is of a new onset or chronic. Any irritation of the colon can cause cramping that can appear wavelike. New onset could be an infection in the colon, a chronic pain could be multiple cause including irritable bowel or inflammatory bowel disease. A good rule of thumb is does the pain wake you up at night? If it does, this needs to be investigated. ...Read more

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Are there symptoms of colon polyps?

Are there symptoms of colon polyps?

Not typically: On occasion, polyps may infarct, twist on their stalk, bleed, or secrete (villous tumors of the rectum) with resulting "diarrhea." however, most polyps & colon cancers are identified (hopefully) before symptoms develop. Early detection at a smaller polyp size means higher cure rates, lower risk of malignant transformation or invasion, & improved survival before cancer develops. Get a colonoscopy! ...Read more

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What are the first symptoms of cancer of colon?

What are the first symptoms of cancer of colon?

Varies: Early colon cancer is generally asymptomatic. Later stages may cause change in bowel habits, intestinal obstruction, anemia, weight loss and symptoms from metastases. Colon cancer is preventable by screening colonoscopy. ...Read more

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How soon after a colonoscopy would you have symptoms if your colon was perforated?

How soon after a colonoscopy would you have symptoms if your colon was perforated?

Need to get checked: Usually a perforation is evident very early in recovery after the procedure, but occasionally if a polyp has been removed perforation can happen within a few days afterwards. Bottom line is that if you are concerned or are having symptoms, you should definitely call your gastroenterologist's office, because the risks could be serious. ...Read more

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Is headaches a symptom that causes colon polyups also shes been having diarreah for the past year what do you think it could be?

Is headaches a symptom that causes colon polyups also shes been having diarreah for the past year what do you think it could be?

See a GI specialist : Headaches don't cause polyps. Diarrhea for one year could be irritable bowel syndrome or inflammatory bowel disease such as ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease or microscopic colitis. You should see a Gastroenterologist for evaluation. ...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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What are the symptoms of colon cancer

What are the symptoms of colon cancer

None at early stage: Early stage of colon cancer has no symptoms at all , that is the reason to have colonascopy, at the age of 50 and on, . Early detection assures the cure, as tumor advances change of bowel habit, bleeding, weight loss, bowel obstruction etc. ...Read more

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What is the symptoms of colon cancer?

What is the symptoms of colon cancer?

More than one sympto: The symptoms are different/varied in each person. Rectal bleed is a common symptom. A change of bowel habits(constipation alternating with diarrhea), weight loss and abdominal pain are relatively common symptoms. What is your age??? ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Weisman
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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