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Old 11-20-2007, 10:58 AM   #1
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how long is the colon

how long is the colon

 
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Old 11-20-2007, 01:22 PM   #2
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Re: how long is the colon

according to my GI who did my first colonoscopy screen this morning......a total of 6 feet which includes small/large intestine.

 
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Old 11-21-2007, 11:39 AM   #3
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Re: how long is the colon

Actually, that's incorrect. The small intestine is about 20 - 23 feet long, and the colon is about 5 feet long. Both, however, will vary depending on each person....

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Old 11-21-2007, 07:27 PM   #4
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well okee ***ee then.....I obviously confused just my colon length with the other stuff. But then again....that fabulous Versed/fentanyl cocktail...would tend to fuzzy things up abit.

 
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Oh for sure that stuff does....I remember my doctor saying he took 30 biopsies. The nurses said.."oh no, he took only 5"..which I was shocked because he always takes LOTS (I have UC and get them every 3 years).

I did hear that correctly, however....he took 30, and thankfully no precancer or cancer.

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Re: how long is the colon

The colon that is from your rectum that is about 8 inches long to your small intestines is 5 to 6 feet long!!

 
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