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Dr. Joshua Bleier

Colon and Rectal Surgery
Cochecton, NY
21 years experience

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Colon and Rectal Surgery

Languages spoken

English

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6 Answers
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joshua Bleier
Colon and Rectal Surgery 21 years experience
Partial obstruction: Sometimes, when there is a mechanical bowel obstruction, liquids are the only types of bowel contents that will pass. Fecal impaction, whichever cause a partial blockage , is often accompanied by overflow incontinence or passage of liquid stool around the mass of hard stool.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joshua Bleier
Colon and Rectal Surgery 21 years experience
Softer stool: Treatment for fissure requires making sure stools are soft and bulky as well as use of a topic vasodilator ointment applied to the anus.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joshua Bleier
Colon and Rectal Surgery 21 years experience
Ct not sensitive: Ct scan is a useful tool for pre operative evaluation and postoperative surveillance, however most colon cances would not be detectable by standard cat scan unless they were very large, or had obvious spread to the liver. A colonoscopy is the most sensitive screening test. Ct colonoscopy can be almost as sensitive as colonoscopy, but is a specialized test and requires the same prep as a colonoscop.

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Bleier is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Bleier is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! Thank you. This supports what my Gastro says - he is doing a colonoscopy even if I went for a CT scan regardless of what the scan shows.
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, PA
Graduated 2000MD
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