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What Causes Loopy Colons
Depends on function: The therapeutic approach depends on colon function. An elongated colon may work perfectly well, & therefore require no "treatment." a sluggish colon may respond to prokinetics (designed to speed up movement of material through colon). Colonic inertia that is refractory to prokinetic rx may benefit from "colon reduction" surgery. Sitz marker testing, defecography, anal manometry studies can help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If I have temp ileostomy for severe spastic redundant colon, will the spastic loopy part still cause pain and nausea even if nothing is going through ?
Why does a severely redundant loopy distended colon cause spasms and nausea even when sleeping, and what surgical cures are there?
Need medical workup: redundant colon not primary cause of spasms/nausea, and underlying cause e.g. chronic constipation/diarrhea, hormonal problems e.g. diabetes/hypothyroidism, and food intolerances such as sprue/lactose intolerance etc need to be ruled out to determine underlying causes/improve symptoms. This requires careful review diet/history and tests-would advise seeking a gastroenterologist-Happy to consult ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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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