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Normally the colon contains air and stool, both of which expand the inside of the colon. A collapsed colon means that there is almost no air or stool...
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Colonic irrigation involves infusing large amounts of liquid into the colon in an attempt to clean out toxins that are believed to cause disease.
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A segmental colectomy is a surgical procedure that involves removing segments of the colon.
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Maybe they are 50 cm and 30 cm high UP in the colon -- the location, not their relative size.  I have never seen a polyp the size of a...
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Colon polyps are fleshy growths that occur on the inside (the lining) of the large intestine, also known as the colon. Polyps in the colon are...
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Colonic Irrigation has insufficient evidence for: Any medical condition. There is no reliable information that colonic irrigation can prevent or...
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As a person ages, pressure within the colon causes small outpouchings (sacs, or pockets as you described) that push out from the walls of the colon...
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The colon is also called the large intestine, and is divided into six parts. The colon removes water, salt, and some nutrients, forming stool...
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The colon doesn't really shrink, like in diameter or length, but you can have a change in motility (peristaltic movement in the colon)...
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I do not believe that colon cleansing provides you with any positive health benefits. Doctors sometimes recommend colon cleansing before certain...
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The appropriate or safe use of colonic irrigation depends on several factors such as the condition being treated or the person administering the...
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Besides type, another factor that contributes to a colon polyp's likelihood of becoming cancerous is its size. The larger a polyp grows, the more...
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What you eat may have the greatest impact on colon health, lowering your risk of colon cancer and enhancing your overall health. Increasing fiber can...
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This is a difficult question to answer as it will all depend on how things go. Your friend may need to change some things initially, during the...
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A total colectomy is a surgical procedure that involves removing the entire colon, with the small intestine being attached to the rectum.