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Dead / Inactive Colon

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1,312 words with 3 Comments; publish: Tue, 18 Dec 2007 02:41:00 GMT; (90046.88, « »)

I had several colonoscopys over the course of a few years. It was finally determined by my DR that I had what he explained as a "Dead / Inactive" Colon- being that normal contractions / movements that a colon should make to help push waste out to exit your body is not happening. In fact he advsied I had no movement what so ever. He had 2 solutions. One being a colostomy, and two being control it with diet and excercise. I chose diet and excercise. Well, I was talking to a freind who is having colon trouble and was explaining to her what my DR advised me of, however, I cannot remember the medical term of it. Ive since called my DRs nurse and left a voice mail for her to call me back in hopes that she can help me with the name. Ive also searched everywhere I could think of on the internet, and cannot seem to find anything on what the medical name might be.

Can anyone help?



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    • colonic inertia?
      #1; Tue, 18 Dec 2007 09:15:00 GMT
    • I think it's called colon inertia when it doesn't function but I don't know if that is the actual medical name.
      #2; Tue, 18 Dec 2007 09:16:00 GMT
    • Thats it!

      Thank you ma'am. I appericiate it. Do you also have this?

      If so how do YOU deal with it? I have a lot of trouble still....Not fun, but sure dont want to have to get a colostomy....

      Let me know.

      #3; Tue, 18 Dec 2007 09:17:00 GMT