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Toxic Colon Symptoms
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
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
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?
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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