Re: redundant tortuous colon
I just found this forum, so don't know if anyone is still looking at this thread. I do have Redundant Colon, and after years of IBS symptoms and agony, I finally got diagnosed about 5 years ago after a barium enema. I have had colonoscopies and sigmoidoscopies before but no one said anything! I have to manage it with diet, and if I don't (I have to have fun sometimes!) it's not fun, but it's still never as bad as it used to be simply because of the way I eat. When I was diagnosed I was told there was surgery but it wasn't really necessary for me and would leave a huge scar.
Does anyone else have this, and have problems of not metabolizing things the way most people do, and it waking you up because food is taking so long to process? My doctor explained that my colon is about 10-15 feet longer than most people's, that most people's large colon goes up, over and down, and mine goes up, over, down, up and down. I saw the enema results and it looked like a circus in there with all the twists!
I'd just like to connect with anyone who also has this- thanks!