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I have IBS and the lower left abdominal area or transverse colon gets very itchy and painful at times and diff. To focus? What is that? What can I do

I have IBS and the lower left abdominal area or transverse colon gets very itchy and painful at times and diff. To focus? What is that?  What can I do

See your doctor: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you. ...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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I have IBS and these symptoms: diahreea, pain in belly, pain in colon, itchy bottom.Did a colonoscopy more than a year ago, should I have another one?

I have IBS and these symptoms: diahreea, pain in belly, pain in colon, itchy bottom.Did a colonoscopy more than a year ago, should I have another one?

Rome 3 criteria: Ibs is associated w/ abdominal discomfort, altered /alternating stool pattern, accompanying nausea, bloating, gasiness. Often improved by stooling, ibs is defined by changes in perception of gut distension, motility, sensation. Diet & emotional stress may be a factor. 1st rule out inflammation, ischemia, infection (as with colonoscopy), then ibs is diagnosed with "certainty" unless risks change. ...Read more

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Does bright red blood with stool most likely mean colon cancer? My anus area feel itchy afterwards im 22 what are my realistic chance of colon cancer at 22? I have no family history

Does bright red blood with stool most likely mean colon cancer? My anus area feel itchy afterwards im 22 what are my realistic chance of colon cancer at 22? I have no family history

Need an exam: Colon cancer is less common at your age. Sounds more like ananal fissure. Try increasing fiber to avoid constipation. This will help if this is a hemorrhoid too. See your doctor if it continues. He/she can make a recommendation once a definitve diagnosis is made. ...Read more

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I have pancreatic cancer, cll, skin cancer and. Had colon cancer. I have been itchy for the past few days should I go to my doctor?

I have pancreatic cancer, cll, skin cancer and. Had colon cancer. I have been itchy for the past few days should I go to my doctor?

Yes: Itching of the skin may represent retained bile salts caused by blockage of the common bile duct. An evaluation by your doctor is advisable. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Chest burning bad bloody stools feeling like vomiting lots of gas stomach pains on off more bowel movments thin stools diarrhea itchy painful colon.?

Chest burning bad bloody stools feeling like vomiting lots of gas stomach pains on off more bowel movments thin stools diarrhea itchy painful colon.?

IBS?: Not having the opportunity to interview and examine you, i can only go by what you have described. What caught my interest was your description of your stools. You said they were thin, and your rectum felt itchy. Pencil thin stools and the urge to defecate are the cornerstones of the symptom called tenesmus, which is very common in irritable bowel syndrome. Have you been given that diagnosis? ...Read more

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Parasite infection? Have had heart palps, itchy scalp, inflammation of throat and colon. Sinus congestion on and off. Leaky stool with mucus that subsided. Possibly anal fissure felt pain in rectum towards back/tailbone when pushing out to pass gas.

Parasite infection? Have had heart palps, itchy scalp, inflammation of throat and colon. Sinus congestion on and off. Leaky stool with mucus that subsided. Possibly anal fissure felt pain in rectum towards back/tailbone when pushing out to pass gas.

See a doctor: you need to see a doctor you are having many symptoms,it is hard to see if some of them are connected,or you are having two or three different problems from heart to itchy scalp,throat infection,and colon,sinus congestion,and leaky stool with anal fissure. please see a doctor they can help better with this complicated picture. ...Read more

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What causes no air pockets in colon?

What causes no air pockets in colon?

Please specify: Please be a little clearer with your question. It sounds like you may be talking about diverticulosis, small weak areas of the colon wall. This is caused by chronic constipation and is very common in the american population, particularly as we age. If not, ? ...Read more

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What causes colon infection?

What causes colon infection?

Many things: There are numerous organisms including viruses, bacteria, fungi, parasites of differing kinds, etc., that can cause infections of the colon. ...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