Sigmoid colon

What is Sigmoid colon?

Sigmoid colon (pelvic colon) is the part of the large intestine that is closest to the rectum and anus. In front, it is separated from the bladder in the male, and the uterus in the female, by some coils of the small intestine. Its function is to expel solid and gaseous waste from the gastrointestinal tract. The curving path it takes toward the anus allows it to store gas in the superior arched portion, enabling the colon to expel gas without excreting faeces simultaneously.

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Just got back results from abdominal CT; was told I have a collapsed sigmoid colon. What are common causes of this &...

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It is usually normal observation, please upload CT report for confirmation

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I get this weird feeling like something moves in my lower left abdomen when I inhale and exhale my stomach. Sometimes don't have. I did have a...

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Hernia can be the reason.

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Such symptom can be caused by inguinal hernia. Especially...

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My father is 79 years old, He is feeling severe inflammation in his stomach. It becomes very uncomfortable in night. He is having chronic constipation...

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get sigmoidoscopy to see the cause of swelling in sigmoid colon

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Hi are you here on line at the moment please, as I have my left ovary attached to my sigmoid colon , it acute pain I get, plus it seems to have...

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