Hi charliegirl, Welcome to Healing Well :)
A redundant colon is when your large intestines are elongated and because of this can twist and turn affecting digestive and bowel function. Longer transit times are expected because of the effort of digestion. Sometimes there is no effect and a person can live their life never knowing they had it until they get their first scan or scope. Fiber therapy is important from what I hear for people with a redundant colon. Surgery is an option however ususally the last result when complications are noted. There is a slight risk for complications that can be serious so you need to keep a communication line
open with her doctor.
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Dx: IBS 1989, Diverticulosis 2004, Idiopathic Acute Colitis 2006, UCTD 2007 (Lupus? Sjogren's? overlap?)
Meds: Plaquenil 400mg, Chlorzoxazone 500mg, Lyrica 50mg, Protonix 40mg, Naproxen 1000mg, Xanax XR 2mg, Miralax 17g, Supplements