Transverse colon pain symptoms

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by the oral laxatives, they said his transverse colon was full of stool and could not be read. No further investigation was done and we were sent home. The MRI revealed a small lypoma in the rectum that they felt was not impeding elimination). It is an 8 month wait to get in to see another gastroenterologist for a second opinion. We have tried the Specific Carbohydrate Diet with only marginal success.
he says now his sigmoid colon is elongated to the size the transverse colon was when he last operated on him. He is still scheduled for a biopsy on 3/9/06 to test for hirsprung's. I also have appt with pediatric g.i. dr. on 2/27. We don't know why his colon is enlarging. He doesnt think its hirsprung's because he is not holding fecal matter, it's just air. Also his colon is not enlarged in the places it would be from hirschsprung's.
My 74 year old father recently had part of his transverse colon removed. He is 3 months post op and he complains of increasing stomach pains in different parts of his stomach. His sugeon has told him it is nothing to worry about but the pain continues to worsen. Is this normal and does it improve at some stage?
I have been struggling with severe constipation for several years. I had a colonoscopy which revealed an "extremely tortuous colon" and my transverse colon loops back down toward my pelvis. I can't help but believe that this is the reason for all of my constipation and chronic pain in my left lower quadrant. I have been told by my doctor that this is something that I have to live with. I have made dietary changes which include increasing my fiber and water intake.
A repeat barium enema reported 'grossly dilated and redundant sigmoid and descending colon but normal transverse and ascending colon'. Operating surgeon made a mistake and he did not take out whole of sigmoid colon. My condition improved but I had to strain to defecate for an average 20-25 minutes. I always felt that my rectum was empty. I went through more tests like rectal manometry, nuclear transit study which showed held up in recto-sigmoid colon.
The doc said he would not proceed after 4X the medication and my verbal pain symptoms and that he didn't feel safe to continue for fear of a ruptured bowel. I rarely have constipation and never use laxatives so naturally, I'm concerned about some other problem. The doc reported his findings to my primary care doc and they plan a bariam enema. Tonight, I am very sore on both sides of my abdomen with lots of bloating. The surgeon called my colon "tortuous", etc.
Hi, What are the symptoms present? Cecum and transverse colon are parts of the large intestines. Bowel thickening may be caused by a variety of conditions such as inflammatory conditions, neoplastic disease and other gastrointestinal issues. It is important that you discuss the result of your diagnostic tests with your attending physician for proper evaluation.
There are twists in the colon from transverse side to descending and then a curve again from descending to sigmoid. Having a CT Scan done was a good start. Was the xray a normal xray or a barium enema xray? Try taking digestive enzymes like Beano and a Probiotic. Do a food journal and see if things like dairy or wheat affect you.
I am 33 years old and for the past 3 months have had some upper abdominal pain it seems to be in my transverse colon, I went to my Dr, as soon as the pain started and she did an xray and said she thought it was simply constipation, I was also having some signs of acid reflux at the time so she put me on prylosac and murilax for 6 weeks and really nothing changed except the heartburn went away, I made another appt in March and had an upper gi and an ultra sound all came back normal.
From the ascending, descending and transverse colon, the transverse colon is slightly mobile and may hang marginally into the abdomen. So, your symptoms may not be due to the colon and this does not need surgical correction. Please discuss the various possibilities for your symptoms with your doctor. Take care. Regards.
I have not seen the colon dr.until this fri.The day after my colonoscopy I had severe pain for 3 days and colon dr.wanted me to go to ER to check for problems with procedure.ended up telling me to get a 2nd GYN opinion because the sigmoid colon won't have pain in right side. 2nd GYN now tells me that he needs FSH and CA125 test and then will decide if ovary has a small tear and if I am in menopause or not.this is because he thinks i need laproscopic if tests show I am not in menopause.
Most people aren't aware that laying on their right side can cause gas to build up in your colon and form a gas bubble. The way the colon is shaped and with the gas rising upward, when laying on the right side it gets trapped in the ascending and transverse sections of the colon and is not as easily expelled as it is when laying on the left side. I recommend trying some OTC treatments like beano, gas X, prilosec, prevacid, Mylanta, mylox etc. for a few days.
Ive been through tests and in hospital. I have been having problems eating and pain. Once I had a blocked colon and couldn,t go for a week,the pain was terrible. I understand what you are going through. I know that if you have the problems you do with the colon then you may have to consider surgery. I hope you get some relief if you go ahead. I was wondering what you eat? Also if any kind of diet might help or even the Chinese medicine,just to ease symptoms.
As it turns out, I am so disgustingly skinny that it is not a hernia, it is my transverse colon that you can actually grab and move about my abdomen from the outside of my thin skin. How gross is that? I am eating so much you guys! Even forcing myself to eat when the pain is so bad that I don't want to. Again, I even drink ensure on top of all of it. It's like my metabolism has gone insane and though I'm sitting still, I metabolize like I am running a marathon.
such as a gastric ulcer or hernia, intestinal blockage diverticulitis of the transverse colon, also in the area, even pancreatis or gall bladder disease can cause the semi central pain you decribe. In my case it was finally determines that I had not one but 4 of the above conditions, simultanously....compounded by one contributor I had no idea about, which was artifical sugars I had begun to consume these to lower my insulin resistance, but these can irritate the entire digestive tract.
Well, I can tell you you don't want to just relegate it to gas in your transverse colon and feeling stressed if these symptoms persist! You'll want to consult a doctor to see if you have a problem with your gallbladder and the duct work since it happened after you ate ice cream. They might want to check out your esophagus, stomach and pancreas (left side upper abdomen- pancreas goes behind stomach) and liver (right side, bottom of rib cage area) as well.
Hi, Sounds similar to something I've had for several decades and was diagnosed as a spasm of the sigmoid colon. It now involves my transverse colon as well. Very important to eat lots of fruit and vegetables I think.
the only relief is from prescribed pain killers (co-dydramol) as OTC pain meds don't work... even then the pain relief lasts onyla few hours. I find it difficult to find a comfortable position to sit/ lie down.... when at height of pain I feel tired/ weak and lose apetite... I have had a colonoscopy about 5years ago but came back normal - since then though the pains are worse and more frequent.
I had an abdominal ultrasound about 9 months ago that showed nothing except that the contents of my intestines were barely moving. My doc said that it's my transverse colon that is causing me the discomfort because everything is moving so slowly. It comes & goes mostly but has been a constant now for about 3 weeks. I do feel better after BMs but the discomfort is still there. I made an appt with the gastro doc to see what she thinks & maybe schedule another colonoscopy.
CT scan showed substantial impaction of stool in sigmoid and transverse colon. Cleansed through enemas and colonoscopic irrigation. Colonoscopy showed healthy but atonic colon. No mucosal abnormalities visually or per biopsy. Emptied colon produced no lessening of upper abdominal symptoms which are now just as frequent, maybe more, with stabbing, burning sensations, sometimes more left upper quadrant. Bloodwork all negative for: anemia, malabsorption, infection. Stool neg for h. pylori.
The 'pancreatitis' pain has now resolved but my original pain remains. I can now relate some of the pain to after meals but that pain usually occurs on the right side. The left sided pain is ALWAYS there. It gets bad and then eases up but is always there. I do become nauseated at times but I am not vomiting. I lost 10 pounds in the hospital but put 6 back on. No further weight loss has been noted. My GI physician is stumped.
Then it goes across the upper abdomen from right to left below the ribs (called the transverse colon) Then down the left side to the rectum (called the decending colon) You have a curve between the transverse colon and the decending colon /or many curves or extra length (redundant colon) which can slow down the movement of stool -causing constipation or impaction/coated. That is what was explain to me.
Have you had a colonscopy? Pain in the upper right quadrant can be caused problems in the transverse colon. It might just be gas as well. Do you have those dizzy spells when standing? If so, you should aske to have your cortisol levels looked into. You should have your thyroid checked as well too. (and remember borderline thyroid levels can cause you to be symptomatic) good luck...
I have the same symptoms. My doc said it was my transverse colon (where is makes a big right hand turn). I am very concerned & have an appt with my GI doc. 2 docs have told me it's nothing. I had an abdominal ultrasound about 9-10 months that showed nothing. They did say that everything was moving very slowly through the colon (which can also build up & cause indigestion & heartburn). Either way, I've been freaking out.
At this point, the pain seemed to get in to my right hip and bother my leg when I walked. In January, I had a Colonoscopy, where they found a polyp in the Transverse Colon and Diverticulosis in the Descending Colon, which is on the left side. Still no answers as to what this pain is sitting on my right side that is a constant dull pain all day long every day that becomes angry when I walk, sit and drive. The pain gets in to my lower back. They put me on Provera.
I am a certified massage therapist and can feel how swollen the right side gets. It is as if the ascending colon is swollen and hard, while the transverse, descending and sigmoid colon are quite soft. The discomfort will keep him up at night sometimes. He used to experience panic attacks while being kept up at night. When this discomfort occurs, he feels as if his testicles and penis are being pulled inward and his scrotum tightens up.
My GI uncountered a first looping at the sigmoid/descending colon and then looping at the mid-transverse colon and could not go further. No biopsy was performed and of course no observation upstream to the looping part (my CD is usually at the cecum/terminal ileum). I do not understand how after 1.5 years (last colo) my colon could change so much to the point that no colo was possible... My GI wanted to re-perform the procedure under general aneasthesia which I refused.
This is a scary thought and I apologize for sounding scary, but a friend of ours developed colon cancer in the transverse colon close to the stomach. Her only symptom for several months was stomach pain and nausea. Two stomach biopsies didn't show it, but when they couldn't thread the tube through for a colonoscopy, then surgeons went in and did exploratory surgery and found it.
Six months after this problem started I was admitted into the hospital for eschemic bowl and lost two layers of my transverse and decending colon. I healed and a couple months later, I started having severe rectal pressure like my rectum was full but I could not go to the bathroom. Than I went to the ER and was told everything was fine. For the past 18 months it has only become worse and I am sick all the time. Pressure.
Hi, I am 34 1/2 yrs old female and have mentioned this pain to 7 doctors and received no treatment or something totally unrelated to my problem, except for my last two gastros. Your problems sound so similar to mine, except I have been suffering with 'bellyaches' waking me up during the middle of the nights. My gastro has run every test there is, and yes, I too, have a hiatal hernia and excessive acid production in my stomach. But the nexium I have been on has not alleviated the bellyaches.
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