What is more suitable for chronic constipation, colonoscopy or colonic irrigation/colon cleansing? Which is more useful for eliminating constipation?

None of the above! If you want to eliminate constipation, you should leave your colon alone and stop sticking tubes and other foreign liquids into it. You need to do 3 things which will help: eat well and drink plenty of liquids like water to stay well hyderated;. Make sure your food has enough fiber which comes from fruits, salads vegetables and grains; each meal should have these items that will give bulk to stool.

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I am 43, based on my many symptoms and years of chronic constipation, would be wise to have a endoscopy and colonoscopy? My grandad had colon cancer

Yes. Talk to you primary care provider. Ask for a colonoscopy. If you get resistance talk to your health insurance company. You will get peace of mind from the scope. Hope this helps. Read more...
Colo screening. The uspstf recommends colon ca screening (one mean being colonoscopy) starting age 50 for most, earlier for those who are at higher risk. Higher risk population includes people with personal hx of colorectal ca or adenomatous polyps, personal hx of inflammatory bowel disease, strong family hx of colorectal ca or polyps, and known family history hereditary colo ca syndrome. Do you have any these? Read more...

27/f constipation no family of colon ca had chronic constipation colonoscopy done showed sessile serrated adenoma so scared! Why? Am I going to get ca

Not anymore. Polyps are benign if removed early like you have done. Only if you neglect them and let them grow, they can change into cancer. You should be fine, but your doctor would likely advise you to have repeat colonoscopy every 5 years or at least every 10 years because there is small risk of developing new polyps . But there is no reason to worry about cancer as long as you are having colonoscopy as advi. Read more...
Talk to your GI doc. The prevalence of cancer in these lesions may be as high as 5-16%. If the GI doctor removed the polyp with negative margins you will need surveillance with colonoscopies (time intervals determined by your GI doctor) to make sure that if you get more polyps later on, they are detected and removed early (before they turn into cancer). Read more...
Serrated adenoma. Any other cancer history?. Get an opinion from a board certified colo-rectal surgeon you may just need close survelience colonoscopy of the polyp was totally benign and removed with clear margins. Read more...

I had a 0.7x0.4x0.2 sessile serrated adenoma removed from my acending colon last year- I am only 27 no history of cancer in family. How often should I get colonoscopies- I also have chronic constipation?

Colon polyp. Ask your gasteroenterologist, who scoped you. He/she should provide you the answer for repeat colonoscopy, but it is probably no more than 3 years since the last one. Read more...
Add fiber. The doctor who did your scope should have suggested time for next c-scope. I would say no longer than 3 yrs. Increase fiber in your diet -add daily dose of metamucil or equivalent. Keep hydrated. This will help. Read more...

Please answer me. Is a colon cleanse safe for someone with chronic constipation?

It may clear. The current episode but if you don't diagnose or treat the reason for the constipation, you may be missing the diagnosis of a potentially serious problem. See a GI doctor or a colon and rectal surgeon for proper management and eat healthy and drink plenty of fluids without caffeine or alcohol. Read more...

A colonscopy is done for small girl due to chronic constipation. They took biopsy, no polyp found. What is expected finding beside redundant colon?

Constipation. The biopsy was likely done to look at the nerve supply to her colon. There is a problem with the colon called Hirschsprung's disease where the patient has no ganglion or nerve cells of parts or the entire large intestine. The intestine is unable to function properly and causes constipation. If the innervation is normal, often years of constipation will cause weakness of muscles used for stooling. Read more...

I'm 20 years old and I have been told I have chronic constipation, impacted colon and a enlarge colon, what to do?

Get a plan. You will want a supervised plan of dis-impaction, scheduled evacuations during the day (assisted as needed) and a stool wetting agent (not fiber) to keep your stools soft. Plan for a year or so of work to retrain your system and you should see eventual improvement. Short term interventions will usually fail.Good luck. Read more...