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I have a severely redundant colon that is also permantly distended by gas, why can stool slowly get through but the gas does not, it goes backwards?

I have a severely redundant colon that is also permantly distended by gas, why can stool slowly get through but the gas does not, it goes backwards?

Different processes: Passage of gas is more mechanical process than passage of stool that requires active peristalsis in your colon to pass BM. If you haven't done it, you should have a GI consult for an endoscopic exam for proper diagnosis and management. Use OTC meds for gas and diet modification (avoid beans, cauliflower) in the meantime. ...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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Can gas get trapped in colon for many days?

Can gas get trapped in colon for many days?

Sort of...: The colon functions to reabsorb water from feces between evacuation. Gas from bacterial breakdown of carbohydrates can form in the colon and remain their until you pass gas or have a bowel movement. ...Read more

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How to get rid of gas pain after colon surgery? I've been walking a lot, but still a lot of trapped gas. How many days does it take to get 1st bm?

How to get rid of gas pain after colon surgery?  I've been walking a lot, but still a lot of trapped gas.  How many days does it take to get 1st bm?

Few days: A few days usually. Remember you have not eaten for some days in between. If you are passing gas and no movement try taking a laxative to help with the first movement then it still maybe agee days until food goes thru ur system to get back to normal if you are not passing any gas maybe a bigger problem and you should get looked at asap. ...Read more

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Can spastic colon come without strong pain, what I experience is loose stools, change in stool caliber,trapped gas and bloating,discomfort ?

Can spastic colon come without strong pain, what I experience is loose stools, change in stool caliber,trapped gas and bloating,discomfort ?

Yes: however other conditions can cause your symptoms too. Lactose intolerance can develop in later years, as can some infectious diseases. Spastic colon is often a diagnosis of exclusion, meaning you need to rule out other causes before coming to your diagnosis. It's always a good idea to get an exam and confirm the diagnosis with your physician. ...Read more

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My friend suffers from gas in colon always ? What should he do

Food diary: I would recommend your friend take a food diary and see if there are any patterns in foods leading to gas. Some common things would be mixing fruits with vegetables, legumes (beans), fibrous foods (if not used to it) and sometimes dairy. "gas-x" type medications may be useful in the meantime. ...Read more

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My friend suffers from gas in colon always ? What should he do

My friend suffers from gas in colon always ? What should he do

Gas in colon: He may want to try simethicon- containing otc medication or probiotics. Go to a drug store, and you can find these things. He should also review his eating habits, and look for the foods which may be causing it. It can be a socially embarrassing problem, but it's usually benign, and shouldn't worry too much. ...Read more

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What causes gas in the descending colon?

What causes gas in the descending colon?

Fermentation: Trillions of bacteria call your colon home and they release gases as a biproduct of their breakdown of undigestible carbohydrates and fiber reaching the colon. It's normal. Good luck! ...Read more

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Has anyone got relieved from gas after colon hydrotherapy?

Don't waste your $: Healthtap physicians have repeatedly addressed this subject with a clear "no" answer to colonics. There is virtually no value to colon flushes, cleansers, enemas, irrigation machines when the technique is accomplished to "detox" or eliminate "accumulated waste." the "no" response also applies to liver detoxes! there are few real health benefits, but sigificant unjustified risk. Don't "cleanse". ...Read more

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What do gas bubbles feel like? - and i've been feeling bubbles popping feeling in my colon, is this normal? It feels really weird. Weird movment "male

What do gas bubbles feel like? - and i've been feeling bubbles popping feeling in my colon, is this normal? It feels really weird. Weird movment "male

Feeling gassy & full: Feeling full of "gas" may reflect malabsorption of food (like gluten, lactose), intake of poorly digested food, or choosing foods known to promote gas (beans, fizzy drinks). Sometimes its more complicated--a stomach emptying too slowly, bacterial overgrowth syndrome, delayed intestinal function, partial obstruction from any cause, infection, rectum problems, stress, pelvic pathology outside gut. ...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


Gas (Definition)

In a medical context, "having gas" refers to having too much gas in the bowels. This causes burping, cramps in the belly, ...Read more