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Tuesday, December 10, 2013
I just had a colonoscopy done. They said that I have a tortuous colon. I still have pain in my left side. I stay constipated all the time. Is there anything that can help my colon? Is there a surgery that can help me?
You need a thorough and methodic evaluation of your constipation with an expert in colonic motility disorders. This may be a colorectal surgeon, or a gastroenterologist. They will do a few studies to determine if your colonic motility is abnormal, and if your pelvic floor is functioning correctly to allow regular BMs.
Janice Frederick Rafferty, MD
Professor of Surgery
Chief of Colorectal Surgery Division
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati