spastic colon


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spastic colon

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Noun1.spastic colon - recurrent abdominal pain and diarrhea (often alternating with periods of constipation); often associated with emotional stress
colitis, inflammatory bowel disease - inflammation of the colon
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It should be noted in particular that the colonoscopy is not indicated in patients with chronic, stable spastic colon, acute diarrhea, metastatic adenocarcinoma of unknown primary site in the absence of colon-related symptoms when the intervention will not affect the therapeutic plan as well as in the case when melena is caused by bleeding in the upper part of gastrointerstinal tract.
promotion rights for Donnatal, a prescription oral drug used with other drugs in the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome (irritable colon, spastic colon, mucous colitis) and acute enterocolitis (inflammation of the small bowel).
The resulting health problems include sinusitis, spastic colon, and food allergies.
Petersburg, massages offered by a chiropractors staff that also performs spinal adjustments can lead to pain relief for conditions including headaches, certain types of migraines, menstrual cramps, allergies, asthma, stomach disorders, spastic colon, and arm, hand, and leg pain that's due to dysfunction of the neck or lower back.
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS, or spastic colon) is a symptom-based diagnosis characterized by chronic abdominal pain, discomfort, bloating, and alteration of bowel habits.
The list of diseases caused by long-term inflammation is massive and includes: heart disease, stroke, arthritis, Alzheimer's, cancer, coeliac disease, colitis, diabetes, Parkinson's disease and spastic colon.