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Flux,Thanks for your info and finding me the original thread for the redundant colon thing. I have been officially diagnosed with a redundant colon after a painfully aborted sigmoid(whateveryoucallit) invasive probe up my rear. Even tons of intravenous painkillers couldn't block the pain. Yes I tend to agree with you about the fiber supplements even though the doctors still push them on me to relieve C. They make it worse! I am now trying to get the last treatment of fiber I tried out of my system-hope it doesn't kill me before it comes out!I think it's worth waiting to try the new tegaserod drug before having my colon removed. The last surgeon I saw thinks it best to try to resolve the problem with meds. before cutting. He says he has seen other colons worse then mine and they didn't have as much problem with C as me. This surgeon also did a rectal monometry test that I guess revealed what the doctor says are classic IBS symptoms. The most telling being the high blood pressure in my colon (much higher than my bodily blood pressure). I will put the Temple University information in my favorites. I may call them to see if they can take my insurance or to see if someone in the Boston Southern NH area as advanced as they. Thanks for you reply. If you feel you can help me by offering more information please e-mail me (saltycat20###hotmail.com) or post for me here. Thanks again,
 

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quote:Even tons of intravenous painkillers couldn't block the pain.
What painkillers are these? Opiates could worsen things.
quote:This surgeon also did a rectal monometry test that I guess revealed what the doctor says are classic IBS symptoms.
This wouldn't tell you about the rest of the colon.
quote:The most telling being the high blood pressure in my colon (much higher than my bodily blood pressure)
Sounds like you are confusing this with something else.
quote:I will put the Temple University information
I would recommend getting a scintigraphy done before anythng that cuts you open. The more you know what you are dealing with, the better. And, of course, treating it drugs is preferable to surgery.
 
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