What does it mean if your colon is twisted or hard?

This question was asked in Evansville, Indiana on 06/04/2012.
What does it mean if your colon is twisted or hard?

Doctors Answers (2)

David Pound, M.D.
Answered on: 6/7/2012 1

There are colons that are tortuous (twisted) or redundant (very long) which can be a condition that is unique to the patient. These type of colons can be a challenge for examination during colonoscopy.

Harsha Vittal, M.D.
Answered on: 6/5/2012 8

It is a normal variant and may make the colonoscopy a little more diffiicult.