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Colorectal stool burden?

An MRI shows I have a moderate to large colorectal stool burden. Will zupoo colon cleanse help clean it out?

Female | 58 years old

2 Answers

An imaging test describing stool burden is generally not accurate or reliable, and does not necessarily indicate a problem. What is more important is the bowel habit and if any symptoms are present related to constipation. There is always stool in the colon, even after a bowel movement occurs. The decision to remove stool from the colon by means of laxatives or a "colon cleanse" is based on symptoms, not the findings on an imaging test.
If you have fewer than usual bowel movements and this is causing discomfort or distress, then it's ok to use a laxative or cleanse.
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