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Doctor insights on: What Can I Do To Keep My Large Intestine In Good Condition

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What can I do to keep my large intestine in good condition?

What can I do to keep my large intestine in good condition?

Healthy Diet: A diet that is high in fiber, fruits, whole grains, and vegetables can help keep your colon healthy. It is very important to have a colonoscopy when you reach age 50 to screen for colon cancer (which is very treatable if caught early) or younger if there is a history of colon cancer or colon polyps in your family. Avoid habitual laxative use, and get regular exercise. Your body will thank you! ...Read more

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Intestine (Definition)

The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more


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What is the medical condition where the large intestine is too long and becomes twisty?

What is the medical condition where the large intestine is too long and becomes twisty?

Sigmoid volvulus: Volvolous of sigmoid colon can occur in a redundant colon or otherwise, and it can be a medical emergency. ...Read more

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Can there be a medical condition where the large intestine is too long and becomes twisty?

Can there be a medical condition where the large intestine is too long and becomes twisty?

Volvulus: Volvulus happens when there is a redundancy to the bowel and it twists around the axis of its blood supply. This can cause obstruction and loss of blood flow to that segment of the bowel. The most common part of the intestine to have volvulus is the sigmoid colon; a part of the large intestine. ...Read more

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Is there any relation between ibd and celiac disease? How is celiac diagnosed? ( since i think colonoscopy is for large intestine only? )

Is there any relation between ibd and celiac disease? How is celiac diagnosed? ( since i think colonoscopy is for large intestine only? )

Similar symptoms: Ibd and celiac disease have been reported together in some patients. Some patients with ibd have also reported a relapse in symptoms on gluten free diet, but a direct relationship has not been definitively established. Celiac disease is diagnosed with the combination of upper endoscopy, duodenum (small intestine) biopsy, and blood test for celiac antibodies. ...Read more

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I have a ulcer in my large intestine.. I have consult to doctor and he suggest me for a measacol. Tell me about this disease...

I have a ulcer in my large intestine.. I have consult to doctor and he suggest me for a measacol. Tell me about this disease...

Colitis: You possibly have ulcerative colitis. It's an inflammatory bowel disease. There is chronic inflammatory condition in the intestine. Patient will present with chronic diarrhea at various severity (1- > 10 loose stool bowel movements daily) and possibly with blood. Can be quite debilitating without treatment. Educate yourself and discuss/work closely with your gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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Can an anatomical abnormality in the large intestine cause a delay in transit of food , and can this delay over time cause kidney disease?

Can an anatomical abnormality in the large intestine cause a delay in transit of food , and can this delay over time cause kidney disease?

Yes, no: It is possible to have an anatomic variant or a tumor in the large intestine which could slow transit or cause constipation. It is important to have a colonoscopy at age 50 to assess for possible polyps or tumors. However, a partial blockage of the large intestine does not cause kidney disease. If you have not yet had your colonoscopy, get it right away. Good luck. ...Read more

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Pillcam = many small + large bowel AVMs. Yet 2 colonoscopies earlier that year showed none. Could sudden lesions b related to mast cell disorder?

Pillcam = many small + large bowel AVMs. Yet 2 colonoscopies earlier that year showed none. Could sudden lesions b related to mast cell disorder?

AVM's in colon: Intestinal arteriovenous malformations are possible to see with a camera, and may have been missed at colonoscopy, which looks mainly for masses not flat lesions such as AVM's. Such can appear quickly, but usually only secondary to bowel inflammatory episodes. It depends on whether you were symptomatic when you had either the camera or the colonoscopies ...Read more

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Have chrons disease with large bowel inflamation. What is next?

Medication: Usually medications are the first treatment for crohn's disease. A gastroenterologist will help you. Surgery is seldom used unless there is a lack of response to medications, intestinal blockage, intestinal bleeding, or intestinal fistulas. Medications may include steroids or prednisone, and others. ...Read more

Large Bowel (Definition)

Large bowel, or large intestine connects terminal ileum of small bowel to rectum. Begins at the ileo-cecal valve and comprises cecum, ascendind, transverse, descending and sigmoid colon. Resposible for: 1) intestinal water resorption of ingested fluids, gastric & small intestinal digestive juices. 2) transporting end products of digestion & bacterial waste ...Read more


Large Intestine (Definition)

The large intestine, colon, or large bowel is the last 5-6 feet of the GI tract. The colon functions to recover the last amount of water from food and to store solid waste. See healthtap ...Read more