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Doctor insights on: What Causes Loopy Colons

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Why does a severely redundant loopy distended colon spasm and cause nausea? Is surgery an option?

Why does a severely redundant loopy distended colon spasm and cause nausea? Is surgery an option?

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 more

Dr. William Singer
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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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Why does a severely redundant loopy distended colon cause spasms and nausea even when sleeping, and what surgical cures are there?

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 more

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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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Could the outer part of the colon cause pain?

Could the outer part of the colon cause pain?

Yes: Yes there is a layer of cells covering the outside the colon called "serosa" which has nerve endings and can cause pain. ...Read more

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What is colonic ischemia and what are its causes?

What is colonic ischemia and what are its causes?

Decreased blood flow: Ischemia is decreased blood flow in this case to the colon could be from many causes. ...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?

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!
DR Z ...Read more

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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

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What causes relief from gas in your colon?

Just wait: For the gas to pass
and try not to swallow much air when you eat. ...Read more

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What are some common causes of colon cancer?

What are some common causes of colon cancer?

IBD, viruses: Colon cancer probably begins from the effect of exogenous factors on the bowel, considering that the patient does not have hereditary causes. A virus such as polyoma is probably a contributing factor along with carcinogens in the food. In addition patients with inflammatory bowel disease release, over a long period of time cytokines that can induce malignant transformation. ...Read more

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What causes ceroid macrophages in colonic biopsy?

What causes ceroid macrophages in colonic biopsy?

Aging, wear and tear: Ceroid is a "junk" material that builds up over time, created from the oxidation of some fatty lipids. Ceroid accumulates in macrophages (a type of cell that collects "junk" substances as the years go by) of the heart, artery plaques, liver, intestinal tract, and brain in elderly folks, and is thus called a "wear and tear" substance. It is believed to have a role in age-related organ dysfunction. ...Read more