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colon spasm

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  • Posted By: heidi1106
  • November 16, 2008
  • 07:30 AM

Sometimes I feel a Spasm in my colon that takes my breath away, I can feel it shoot up my colon, It is very painful what could this be?

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  • How do you know its your colon ?
    gungwane 62 Replies
    • November 16, 2008
    • 03:04 PM
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  • thank you for your response, i feel that it is my colon because it starts at the bottom of my rectum and shoots up through my colon
    heidi1106 3 Replies
    • December 17, 2008
    • 08:09 PM
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  • Do you have any other symptoms,such as diarrhea or constipation?Have you had a change in your bowel habits?Any blood in your stool?:)
    richard wayne2b 1232 Replies
    • December 17, 2008
    • 11:15 PM
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  • no, nothing has changed no diarrhea, or constipation
    heidi1106 3 Replies
    • December 26, 2008
    • 03:14 AM
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  • This can be one of a multitude of things. I need your age, (presumably you are a female because of your screenname,) and a breif family history of neurological, digestive, and cardiological problems. Also, have you had a recent emotional trauma, (i.e. family death, car crash, etc. etc.?) Email me the responses at stepchildguitar@gmail.com. I'll respond as soon as possible.
    stepchildguitar 7 Replies
    • December 26, 2008
    • 05:01 AM
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  • It sounds as if you've got proctalgia,of which there are several causes.I can't tell you which one it is.You need to research it to try to find out if there's one that fits you.:)
    richard wayne2b 1232 Replies
    • December 26, 2008
    • 00:25 PM
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  • I would agree here that in the absence of other symptoms, proctalgia fugax is the most likely cause. The condition is ideopathic in nature, meaning that it arises in the absence of known underlying conditions or predisposing factors. Some physicians recommend a higher fiber diet, but I would only agree in instances where constipation is present, the nature of which is sometimes confused with proctalgia because of sharp pains at the area of the rectum which can be quite intense at times in both conditions. If you are indeed experiencing no other symptoms, then changes in your diet would not be beneficial. The condition is limited in nature and does not predispose you to other disorders. Best regards, J Cottle, MD
    JCottleMD 580 Replies
    • December 26, 2008
    • 01:46 PM
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