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Will a colon cleanse laxative get rid of any pinworms?

Will a colon cleanse laxative get rid of any pinworms?

Some: By virtue of the fact that a colon cleanse "washes" out the colon, some pinworms in the colon lumen will be washed out. But worms can adhere to and invade the colon wall, so this is not adequate treatment. You need an anti-helminthic drug (active against worms) to cure this infection. ...Read more

Dr. Katharine Cox
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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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Which is better laxative Metamucil or colon cleanse?

Which is better laxative Metamucil or colon cleanse?

Metamucil: Metamucil in my opinion. It is natural, contains fiber, can be taken daily, also help bring your cholesterol level down. ...Read more

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I took 4 super colon cleanse pills, which are high in fiber. I also took 4 caps of polyethylene glycol 3350 powder laxative. Did I do any damage?

I took 4 super colon cleanse pills, which are high in fiber. I also took 4 caps of polyethylene glycol 3350 powder laxative. Did I do any damage?

No: Better to take magnesium glycinate or citrates instead as a daily supplement to help soften stool. Titrate to stool consistency and adjust accordingly. Increase dose if still constipated and decrease if too loose. ...Read more

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How to get rid of toxins and cleanse the colon?

How to get rid of toxins and cleanse the colon?

Good & bad ways: I'M ALL FOR IT IF by "cleanse" you mean adopting a healthy lifestyle with routine exercise, cutting out tobacco, reducing alcohol & sugary drinks, minimizing highly processed foods & fats, & adding in lean proteins, whole fruits, vegetables, & nuts. DON'T DO IT IF instead you mean taking some fad diet, enema, colonic, or purgative to lose weight or supposedly rid your body of unspecified "toxins." ...Read more

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At what age is it a good idea to get a colon cleanse?

At what age is it a good idea to get a colon cleanse?

Never: Good diet and fluid intake are all that your colon needs to stay healthy. Avoid tobacco and excessive alcohol. Get colonoscopy after 50 yrs old. Artificial cleansing techniques such as enemas or laxatives are useless biologically in a healthy person, and may be quite dangerous. ...Read more

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If I had a parasitic worm hidden in folds of my colon could I do a colon cleanse to remove it or at least get it out of there so medicine can get it?

Not likely scenario: Parasitic worms uncommon in general in western countries without history of travel to underdeveloped countries, ingestion of raw/uncooked seafood (sushi) or undercooked pork etc. If your ova & parasite tests were negative on three samples & don't have risk factors listed unlikely you have a parasite. You list Mebendazole as a medication taking so have been treated. Bowel cleanse not likely benefit. ...Read more

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What to do if I frequently do not go often and heard it is good to do a thorough colon cleanse regularly to get the old stool out what is the best way to do this?

No colonic cleansing: As a pediatrician we normally don't recommend colonic cleansing. I would like to know exactly what the root of the problem and what causes it before I suggest any treatment ...Read more

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How do I get rid of bacteria, fungi, or para sects in my colon?

How do I get rid of bacteria, fungi, or para sects in my colon?

Normal Colon Health: You cannot. And you should not. Most of these 'bugs' in your colon are in symbiosis with you and are the sources of some of the vital enzymes and vitamins your body uses to function in a healthy way. ...Read more

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Can u still get toxic mega colon if ur on treatment for c diff? Or will treatment prevent that

Can u still get toxic mega colon if ur on treatment for c diff? Or will treatment prevent that

C. difficile: The answer depends upon your response to medications. There are strains of cl. Difficile that are resistant to medications used to treat this condition, and toxic megacolon may occur secondary to the severity of infection encountered prior to institution of therapy. You need to keep in close touch with your treating doctor. ...Read more

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How to get rid of gas pain after colon surgery? I've been walking a lot, but still a lot of trapped gas. How many days does it take to get 1st bm?

How to get rid of gas pain after colon surgery? I've been walking a lot, but still a lot of trapped gas. How many days does it take to get 1st bm?

Few days: A few days usually. Remember you have not eaten for some days in between. If you are passing gas and no movement try taking a laxative to help with the first movement then it still maybe agee days until food goes thru ur system to get back to normal if you are not passing any gas maybe a bigger problem and you should get looked at asap. ...Read more

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Can sulfasalazine get rid of colon stenosis'?

Can sulfasalazine get rid of colon stenosis'?

No: Sulfasalazine is a class of drugs used to treat inflammation in the colon. Stenosis, or stricturing is usually a sign of severe disease. This will require a stronger class of medication (such as immunomodulator or biologic) or surgery to treat. If it is a stenosis in the setting of ulcerative colitis, this is more concerning and surgery and usually treated by surgery. ...Read more

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Can I do colon hydrotherapy without consulting to a physician? Will it help to get rid of parasites in case I have any?

Hydrotherapy?: No self respecting physician would recommend colon hydrotherapy. There is no medical use for an enema other than to improve the view at colonoscopy or to assist in severe constipation. Such therapy will do nothing for any potential parasites. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of infection in your colon?

How do you get rid of infection in your colon?

Antibiotics: You will need antibiotics which should be prescribed by your PCP and under their direct supervision. ...Read more

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Tried everything to get rid of huge stomach due to chronic constipation doesn't work, last chance is a colon hydrotherapy is it worth it?

Tried everything to get rid of huge stomach due to chronic constipation doesn't work, last chance is a colon hydrotherapy is it worth it?

Belly bloating: There are lots of reasons for abdominal distension ; bloating ; not all of them are due to the GI tract. Even "functional" syndromes may be present without underlying "disease." however psbo (paralyzed gut) due to metabolic ; inflammatory conditions nearby (like an untreated infection of the urinary tract)must be considered ; addressed. Hydrotherapy addresses none of these. Get evaluated first pls. ...Read more

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Will a colon cleanse affect my emergency contraceptive?

Will a colon cleanse affect my emergency contraceptive?

Not a bit: The medicine is rapidly absorbed quite a distance from the colon. ...Read more

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How will a colon cleanse help the body?

How will a colon cleanse help the body?

It doesn't.: The idea of colon cleansing is based on a misunderstanding of anatomy & physiology. Your colon is actually outside of you. You actually surround a space through which foods pass & excrement is produced. The body takes care of its own cleansing if you have a proper diet & fluid intake. Colonic treatment is outlawed in certain states because in the wrong hands has led to bowel perforation & death. ...Read more

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Will a colon cleanse release toxins from my body?

Will a colon cleanse release toxins from my body?

Yes and No: It can help release toxins, but please realize that your body naturally wants to get toxins out. When you have enough fiber in your diet, the toxins will bind and be eliminated. Make sure your liver has what it needs to detox appropriately. I do not believe colon cleanses are necessary. You can get bloating, cramping. Don't force a detox. Support the body and it will detox on its own! ...Read more

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How long does it take for the colon cleanse to work?

Not helpful: Cleansing of the colon is a common prescription by alternative medical practitioners for a variety of GI and other problems. The colon is very effective at self cleaning and really does not need this preparation. There are no clinical studies showing any positive effect of 'cleansing' although many show no effect at all. ...Read more

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Can I take colon cleanse with food?

No: That defeats the purpose. The colon cleanse is supposed to cleanse the colon. If you eat while on the cleanse, you're undoing what the cleanse is doing. You stop eating before starting the cleanse. You resume eating and drinking after the colon test or whatever other reason for the cleanse. ...Read more

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Could you need to use a colon cleanse for the green coffee bean to work?

Could you need to use a colon cleanse for the green coffee bean to work?

What? Don't cleanse: Healthtap physicians have repeatedly addressed this subject with a clear "no" answer to your question. There is virtually no value to colon flushes, cleansers, enemas, irrigation machines when the technique is accomplished to "detox" or eliminate "accumulated waste" or for weight loss. There are few real health benefits, but sigificant unjustified risk. Don't use colonics please unless prescribed. ...Read more

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Is it safe to do a colon cleanse even though I'm not having a colonoscopy?

Is it safe to do a colon cleanse even though I'm not having a colonoscopy?

If free, enjoy it..: If it is free and you enjoy it.........go ahead. It has no medical benefit. ...Read more

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Might a liver cleanse as well as a colon cleanse take away any cravings for sugar?

Avoid both: There is no need for liver or colon cleansing. Some of these treatments are potentially toxic and very harmful. One needs to have regular bowel movements. Generous fiber intake help. Some people may need stool softners. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Seibert
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Pinworms (Definition)

Small parasitic worms that are found in the gastrointestinal tract. The worms lay eggs at night in and around the anus causing a characteristic itching. They are commonly found in children. Children are infected ...Read more


Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
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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