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What Is The Size Of The Human Colon?

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Posted on Wed, 25 Oct 2017
Question: what is the size of the colon in an average adult
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Answered by Dr. Prof. Kunal Saha (28 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
6 feet

Detailed Answer:
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I have gone carefully through your query and understand your concerns. The average adult human colon is 6 feet (1.8 m) long. This 6 feet of dense muscle is divided into four parts: the ascending colon, the transverse colon, the descending colon and the sigmoid colon.

Let me know if I could help further.

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What Is The Size Of The Human Colon?

Brief Answer: 6 feet Detailed Answer: Thanks for asking on HealthcareMagic. I have gone carefully through your query and understand your concerns. The average adult human colon is 6 feet (1.8 m) long. This 6 feet of dense muscle is divided into four parts: the ascending colon, the transverse colon, the descending colon and the sigmoid colon. Let me know if I could help further. Regards