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Can chronic explosive diarreah from chronic laxative use cause the colon to rupture or a colonic perforation?

Can chronic explosive diarreah from chronic laxative use cause the colon to rupture or a colonic perforation?

Explosive diarrhea: No. colonic rupture and perforation from the use of laxatives is very unlikely, but the problem here is that you have need for chronic laxatives. You should have a reevaluation ...Read more

Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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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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A friend s colon ruptured, wears a bag now, doc. Told her was cause she ate a lot of salad. Does it mean u can't have that w/diverticulitis?

A friend s colon ruptured, wears a bag now, doc. Told her was cause she ate a lot of salad. Does it mean u can't have that w/diverticulitis?

If you have: Diverticulitis, an actual infection that developed in a diverticulum, you should be on low residue diet. If you have diverticulosis without inflammation, general recommendation is a high residue diet to relax hypertrophic muscles that caused them in the first place. Does that make sense? ...Read more

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My friend had to rush her husband to the er cause of diverticulosis that ruptured and put a hole in his colon, wouldn't an ambulance had been better?

My friend had to rush her husband to the er cause of diverticulosis that ruptured and put a hole in his colon, wouldn't an ambulance had been better?

Yes, usually: There are always extenuating circumstances, but since the medic can often provide life-sustaining treatments en route to the hospital (and since there is an inherent risk in driving to the hospital in this state) we recommend alerting EMS in such circumstances. ...Read more

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Do colon cancer polyps cause constant blood in the stool or intermittently? Do polyps only bleed when they're ruptured from straining passing stool?

Do colon cancer polyps cause constant blood in the stool or intermittently? Do polyps only bleed when they're ruptured from straining passing stool?

Intermittent: Bleeding form polyps is intermittent and depends on the size and type of polyp. That is why yearly testing is recommended. You may consult this site for information about blood in stool.
http://www. Webmd. Com/digestive-disorders/blood-in-stool#1
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Can colon polyps rupture?

Can colon polyps rupture?

Not typically: Polyps are solid masses of tissue. Usually when we speak of a body part rupturing, it is a hollow structure like an aneurysm, a cyst. ...Read more

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My stomach has been hurting very badly for the past 4 days could I have a ruptured colon?

My stomach has been hurting very badly for the past 4 days could I have a ruptured colon?

not enough data: If it's lasted four days you need to see somebody as soon as possible. A: rupture is a possibility and also the possibility of the perforation is a possibility information the pancreas is a possibility gallbladder is a possibility there just are countless opportunities to cause pain from intestinal and abdominal problems. You need an immediate evaluation ...Read more

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My doctor warned me of doing colonscopy as it would rupture my large intestine accidently Colon cancer is in the family and I want to check myself?

My doctor warned me of doing colonscopy as it would rupture my large intestine accidently Colon cancer is in the family and I want to check myself?

Can, but rare: At 26 to have a colonoscopy there are specific indications you don't have any symptoms, surveillance colonoscopy is done after the age of 40. Is a relatively safe procedure must be done by a trained physician Yes older members of your family are candidates for procedure ...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

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What can cause a colon infection?

Many possibilities: From viruses, bacteria, fungi, parasites there are numerous organisms that can do this. They can get there through the oral cavity by ingestion, or by anal sex, occasionally by extension from the blood stream, etc. ...Read more

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Would thickening of the colon cause a uti?

No: "A thickening of the colon"...was this mentioned on a CT?
In general, no, this would not cause a UTI. ...Read more

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What is colon infection, its causes and remedies?

Medical Science: This question would require a full textbook to answer. There are so many different infections and other conditions of the colon that I doubt we on this app can adequately supply you with any valuable information. Perhaps if you have a specific question or reason for asking this you can share it would be better. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of bloated descending colon?

What could be the cause of bloated descending colon?

Multiple: The possibilities include just "normal" gas. Gas can be caused by foods with a lot of insoluble fiber (roughage), or by lactose intolerance. Also excessively greasy foods can cause gas as well. Rarely, there are abnormal twists (volvulus) of the sigmoid colon which can cause bloating. Lastly, cancerous growths can cause a blockage and bloating of the colon. See your doctor. ...Read more

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What would cause a perforated colon if not diverticulitis?

What would cause a perforated colon if not diverticulitis?

Many things: Poor blood flow, foreign objects, ulcers, severe constipation (stercoral ulcers), . ...

Many many things. ...Read more

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What cause colon inflamation in child with bleeding mickeles?

Meckel's: I assume you are asking about a meckel's diverticulum. Here is a great source for info:
http://www. Lpch. Org/diseasehealthinfo/healthlibrary/digest/meckels. Html
many children with meckel's have no symptoms associated with it. It can cause abdominal pain or bleeding in the intestine. There are special xray tests which can be done to diagnose it. ...Read more

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Can this adenocarcinoma of the colon be caused from Asbestos?

Can this adenocarcinoma of the colon be caused from Asbestos?

No: Asbestos has heen associated with the development of pleural mesothelioma. That appears to be its only associated malignant disorder. Considering that over a hundred thousand patients develop colon cancer yearly in the US, non have any history of such exposure. Rather it is believed that polyoma virus has an association with colonic neoplasms where tumor began as a GI inflammatory process. ...Read more

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What causes lipoma in the colon? Does it continuing growing? Best course of action?

What causes lipoma in the colon? Does it continuing growing? Best course of action?

LIPOMA (S): Are BENIGN FATTY tumors which can be HEREDITARY (Multiple lipomata) and the exact cause is really unknown. In the colon they seldom grow large enough to cause difficulties!

Hope this helps!
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Can a colon cleanse using super colon cleanse cause diverticulitis. I've been doing a cleanse and dr confirmed diverticulitis

I am not aware: Of any medical evidence that relates colon cleanse to acute diverticulitis. There is evidence that chronic laxative use can lead to colon motility problems, however. ...Read more

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Is headaches a symptom that causes colon polyups also she's been having diarreah for the past year what do you think it could be?

Is headaches a symptom that causes colon polyups also she's 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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Would riding a bicycle cause my waste to reach the sigmoid colon any quicker than normal everyday activity would? Or would it have the same rate?

Would riding a bicycle cause my waste to reach the sigmoid colon any quicker than normal everyday activity would? Or would it have the same rate?

Probably: Intestinal motility generally seem in part, dependent on physical activity, although it may play a minor role. People who are not physically active develop problems with constipation. Many studies show increased bowel activity with exercise. ...Read more

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What causes colon cancer?

What causes colon cancer?

Very complicated: Monoclonal theory says that just like we are a living thing, we are born, we have jobs to do and then we die, each cell has a similar cycle of birth, life, and death. Cancer occurs when a cell develops so many mutations that it does not follow that cycle and does not die but can still divide itself and hides from our immune system which is there to detect abnormal cells and destroy them. ...Read more

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What is the cause of colon cancer?

What is the cause of colon cancer?

Multiple factors: Age over 50, chronic intestinal diseases, polyps, diabetes, smoking, sedentary lifestyle, heavy alcohol consumption and filly history of cancer can all increase your risk. Majority occur due to acquired defects in cells lining the intestines from a combination of one or more factors. Small minority are hereditary. ...Read more

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What can cause ulcers in the colon?

What can cause ulcers in the colon?

Inflammation!: Most inflammatory diseases of the colon cause ulcers, eg. Uc, crohn's, but also seen with infections, trauma, ischemia (poor blood supply) and toxic effects of some medications. Ulcers generally mean something has overwhelmed your body's natural defenses and imply something serious is going on. ...Read more

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What are the causes of colon cancer?

What are the causes of colon cancer?

Combination: Environmental and genetic factors can increase the likelihood of developing colorectal cancer. 70% of cases are sporadic cases, only about 10% is a true inherited cancer and approximately 25% is familial type. Some risk factors include- inflammatory bowel disease, dietary habit (processed red meat), dm, alcohol, growth hormone, obesity, cigarette, immunosupressant, age, etc. ...Read more

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Cause of adhesion in descending colon?

Need more info..: I would need more medical history. How was the condition diagnised? What were the colonoscooy or x-ray findings? Has there been past surgery or injury? Postoperative scarring from prior surgery can occur but often does not affect the left colon. Diverticulitis can can scarring and colon blockage, but unusual at age 39. ...Read more

Dr. James Lin
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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


Rupture (Definition)

When a hollow structure like an blood vessel, a cyst, bladder, bowel, etc bursts we ...Read more