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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

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Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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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?

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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