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Is there a direct link between severe stress and volvolus cecal?

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I have found quite a bit of information linking stress to IBS. My father who recently stopped drinking after 35 years and moved to a new home and job was just diagnosed and treated for volvolus cecal. I have read most cases of twisted intestines occur in small intestine and it is less common for the cecal area. but when I looked up stress and bowels there was more cases of large intestine troubles. The doctor that performed his surgery said he could not pin point a cause and there was no sign of cancer or pallups in the length removed.
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replied March 23rd, 2012
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Welcome to e health forum.

Volvulus is a condition, where the intestine twists upon itself. Such condition can be seen in both the small intestines (more common) as well as the large intestines (cecum or sigmoid colon).

The cause for such twisting is due to reduced intestinal motility, weak intestinal support structures and/ or elongation of the intestines.

Stress is not a direct cause of Volvulus. Stress is a major factor that can be the cause of conditions like Irritable bowel syndrome, but IBS is not a cause of volvulus.


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