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Question: Will you please tell me what you can do for an enlarged bowel? What is it caused from? Bernice
Answer: Dear Bernice,
An enlarged bowel, or colon, is also known as a megacolon. An enlarged bowel occurs as a complication of an inflammatory bowel disease such as Ulcerative Colitis, Chron's disease or other infection.
When suffering from megacolon a doctor will try to reduce the size of the bowel. If this is not successful, a colectomy, a surgical removal of part of the colon, is usually necessary.
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