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Had a colonoscopy, said I have a twisted colon what does that mean?

Had a colonoscopy, said I have a twisted colon what does that mean?

Tortuous colon: were they able to finish the exam? sometimes it can make it difficult enough not to be able to get through. unlikely to cause any issues for you though - just make sure your BMs stay regular. ...Read more

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Dr. Julie Abbott
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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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I have a twisted colon, chronic constipation.?

I have a twisted colon, chronic constipation.?

Twisted Colon: Not sure what your question is, but recommend consulting a gastro-enterologist. ...Read more

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I have had severe abdominal pain from time to time over the last ten years. Doctors have always told me it’s IBS. Could it be a twisted colon?

I have had severe abdominal pain from time to time over the last ten years. Doctors have always told me it’s IBS. Could it be a twisted colon?

No: The colon doesn't twist, it is held in place by a variety of fibrous anchors. The small intestine can, but twisting cuts off the blood supply to the intestinal tissue. If not tended to rather quickly, it dies & leaks your poop inside & you die. If you had short periods of sudden pain followed by recovery, it might be an intermittent twist, but those are indeed rare. ...Read more

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Some doctor told my brother: "one of the causes of the twisted colon can be, if a person was sexually abuse in his childhood. Is this true?

Some doctor told my brother: "one of the causes of the twisted colon can be, if a person was sexually abuse in his childhood. Is this true?

Referencing IBS: I am assuming that by "twisted colon" your brother's doctor was referring to colon spasms as an indicator of irritable bowel syndrome (ibs). In patients with ibs, a history of sexual, physical, or emotional abuse is reported more often than in those without ibs. Also, patients with ibs are more likely to report greater lifetime (childhood stress is particularly important) & daily stressful events. ...Read more

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Have twisted colon & constipation. 45 days ago had robotic hysterectomy. Constipation & bloating is worse than before surgery. I'm wondering why.

Have twisted colon & constipation. 45 days ago had robotic hysterectomy. Constipation & bloating is worse than before surgery. I'm wondering why.

Possible obstruction: You could have adhesions after surgery that can cause intestinal obstruction (partial or total), and that's the most important thing to be ruled out. See your surgeon ...Read more

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Hello, a case of twisted colon&constipation from awhile& low physic activity, may i ask some advices about diet or forbidden nutrient, café& thea !sport?

Hello, a case of  twisted colon&constipation from awhile& low physic activity, may i ask some advices about diet or forbidden nutrient, café& thea !sport?

Check out these: Links. Consider having a screening colonoscopy if constipation persists to check for polpys and tumor. Take care! http://m.wikihow.com/relieve-constipation-quickly-and-naturally. http://www.livestrong.com/article/75256-herbs-chronic-constipation/#page=1. ...Read more

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Hi, i had an emergency surgery for a twisted colon in may2011. I have severe cramping of my stomach musclestaking my breath away. What should I do?

Be cautious: If it lasts more than a few hours or is associated with fever/chills, recurrent vomiting, or inability to pass gas, you should go to the er. ...Read more

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8yr old had appendix removed & had 2nd surgery for bowel obstr. & twisted colon. 2yrs later has stomach cramps, food coming up, burning, vomit help!

8yr old had appendix removed & had 2nd surgery for bowel obstr. & twisted colon. 2yrs later has stomach cramps, food coming up, burning, vomit help!

Time for a visit: I would take the kid to urgent care or the er now. With that history, the potential for certain parts of the intestines to stick to each other and possible bind or twist will remain a possibility. A review of the history, exam and possible xrays will be needed to exclude blockage from a simple stomach flu. ...Read more

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Had a volvulus in colon and had more than 8inches removed in emer surg 2yrs ago continue to have pain and discomfort same area?Can it happen again? Am i more at risk b/c i already had this once?

Had a volvulus in colon and had more than 8inches removed in emer surg 2yrs ago continue to have pain and  discomfort same area?Can it happen again? Am i more at risk b/c i already had this once?

Not likely: A volvulus occurs because of redundancy (extra length) of colon. The fact that this excess was excised will likely prevent occurrence. However, you could be having symptoms from adhesions (scar tissue) that can accompany open surgery. Check with your surgeon. ...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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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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Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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Volvulus (Definition)

A condition in which a loop of intestine twists, cutting off blood supply to the part of the intestine beyond the twisted area. It is seen as an emergency because the twisted loop ...Read more


Dr. Al Hegab
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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