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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

Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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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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Whats the symptom of colon disease and how you will get it ? and what's the best thing to do to

Obviously if: symptoms see pcp. symptoms are varied- bleeding(imost important), diarrhea, constipation , pain , loss of appetite, wt. loss, fatigue ...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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The c.T. Scan results says that my colon has become twisted for a possible "internal hernia". Wha's this means?

Hernia is Internal: A loop of bowel can protrude through a hole (defect) in the mesentery which supports the bowel in the abdomen. Such a protruding loop can become trapped (incarcerated) or become twisted and block its' blood supply and be strangulated. These conditions can then lead to obstruction or/and perforation of the bowel. If actually present, the condition would require surgical repair. ...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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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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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

Dr. Austina Cho
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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. Sheila Smith
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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