What is splenic flexure syndrome and how is it treated?

Ogilvie Syndrome. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ogilvie_syndrome. Usually seen in Very ill patients. Given IV Neostigmine with colonoscopy to decompress.

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Hi doctors, can you tell me what is splenic flexure syndrome?

Nonspecific. I actually had to look this up because I had never heard of it before--and I've been in medicine over 30 yrs now. The symptoms are very non-specific and can be attributed to many causes. In my mind, that means it is a term that we assign to describe a set of symptoms, rather than do anything about them. If you have a true blockage, it can be fixed, though. Read more...

Can surgery correct splenic flexure syndrome? And if so, can one point to any cases or case studies?

Without obstruction. splenic flexure syndrome is a collection of symptoms from gas trapped at the upper left abdominal area: can cause cramping and spasm. Try using simethicone tablets like Phazyme-125 or Extra Stength or Gas-X. Read more...
NO. Splenic flexure syndrome is due to the collection of gas in the highest part of the large bowel where it takes a turn to go down to the rectum/anus. You can PREVENT it by not drinking carbonated beverages and avoiding swallowing AIR which many people do if they drink fluids along with eating or speaking. Many people who SNORE swallow air! At any rate SURGERY IS NEVER INDICATED! Hope this helps Z. Read more...

What can I do to get relief for splenic flexure syndrome? . Suffering now for about 6 years.

Avoid constipation. Eating a well-balanced diet with plenty of fiber and normal bowel function with exercise should be helpful. You should talk to your physician to see if MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) or an equivalent may be helpful. Since you are age 51--a colonoscopy should be considered. Read more...

I is it possible to cause splenic flexure syndrome after a colonoscopy?

Not exactly. Splenic flexure syndrome is a term used to describe bloating, muscle spasms of the colon, and upper abdominal discomfort thought to be caused by trapped gas at the splenic (on the left side) flexure in the colon. This has not been reported after colonoscopy, but injury to the spleen has been described following colonoscopy, usually manifest by abdominal pain, low blood pressure and shock in some. Read more...
NO. No it will not cause it. You may have some cramping etc after the colonoscopy due to the air put in the colon curing the colonoscopy. Read more...

I have IBS-C & splenic flexure syndrome. Had abd. & pelvic CT last year & was normal. Had severe bout of constipation lasting 3 wks this month. Feel more constipated than usual & increase in mucus & pain. Could this be something else and not IBS?

It is IBS . It is IBS. The key to find a way to avoid constipation .IBS is powered by stress so try to minimize or control your stress. Second avoid the food the stimulate IBS like red meat and fry food and greasy food.eat more fruit.drink more water and juice,and eat more fibers.exercise,and eat multiple small meals. Meditate and try to relax. Read more...
Yes, possibly. Your bowel habits are already messed up d/t IBS-C, but your worsening symptoms are concerning. Normal CT's reassure me somewhat, but no single test is 100% accurate and your condition may have changed this past year. You may need a more extensive evaluation. Even if everything is consistent with IBS-C, your symptoms clearly are NOT well controlled & additional treatment may be indicated. Read more...