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Mega Colon

General Information

Proper function of various body systems like respiratory system, circulatory system, immune system, nervous system, digestive system etc is very important for healthy body. Each system comprises of various body organs and has specific function.Digestive system is one of such systems. Intestines, liver, pancreas, spleen and colon are some of the important parts of digestive system.

Owing to certain causes body organs develops abnormalities and lead to occurrence medical conditions. Mega colon is one of such medical conditions associated with digestive system.

Definition of Mega colon

Mega colon is also referred to as ‘giant colon’ in medical terminology. Mega colon is a medical condition characterized by inability to move stool. In simple words, obstruction of the stool movement caused by enlargement of colon is called as Mega colon condition.

Sings and Symptoms of Mega colon

The sings and symptoms of Mega colon may defer from person to person depending of other factors like cause and general health condition. Following are some of the common symptoms found in people suffering from Mega colon.

  • Persistent severe constipation
  • Malnutrition
  • Obstruction/absence of bowel movements

Causes of Mega colon

There are number of factors and various causes responsible for development of Mega colon condition. Following are some of the most common causes behind occurrence of Mega colon.

  • Damage of nerve
  • Colon deficiencies
  • Use of Narcotic
  • Hirschsprung’s Disease
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Chagas Disease

Treatment of Mega colon

There are few remedies available for treating Mega colon condition. Selection of treatment is associated with the root cause behind dev elopement of Mega colon condition. For example, if development of Mega colon is due to the complications produced by Hirschprung’s disease, normally removal of the colon portion, that is not functioning properly, is done as part of treating Mega colon condition. The main purpose of the treatments is to eliminate the root cause. Increased consumption of fibrous food and reduction in use of narcotics are the common steps towards treating Mega colon.

Diagnosis of Mega colon

Therectum examination is performed for diagnosing the Mega colon condition. Your physician may recommend anorectal manometry test, wherein a balloon is dilated in the rectum to examine the functioning ability of rectal nerves, for you.