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What can be done about a twisted colon just behind the upper

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What can be done about a twisted colon just behind the upper right rib cage?
Submitted: 10 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. German replied 10 years ago.

The only treatment that can cure your problem is a surgical procedure with a resection of the twisted segment.

Intestinal twisting can impair the blood flow to the intestines, can lead to gangrene and death of the affected colon segment ,gangrene,colon perforation, and infection ( a very serious complication).

The treatment is surgery to free the obstruction and restablish normal blood flow to the bowel. Go to a surgeon, to be operated and remove the twisted segment.