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blockage during colonoscopy

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johnny Green
40 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Why do colonoscopy?: When there is evidence of a colon blockage colonoscopy has the advantage of being able to see the cause of the blockage and do biopsies. The location ... Read More
Dr. Mary Maluccio
26 years experience Surgical Oncology
Cancer/ inflammation: Both cancer and noncancerous inflammatory conditions like diverticulitis can cause obstruction of the colon and symptoms associated with that obstruct ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Sheffield
34 years experience Gastroenterology
No way to know: There is no set time for follow up after a colonoscopy. It depends on why the procedure was done and what was found at the time. If you have any doubt ... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
See below: Talk it over with your doctor. Barium enema or baruim swallow? He/she needs to give you some more details of what he/she's thinking.
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Hebert
28 years experience Pathology
Possible: Yes its possible but unlikely, especially at your age of 45.
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
Gut flora needs: to be balanced. Consider seeing a nutritionist and taking a Probiotic. (Dr. Ohira brand is a good one.) Stick w/your doc so any medical conditions c ... Read More
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Dr. Terry Simpson
34 years experience General Surgery
Complicated case: With those numbers of operations you are a complicated case - but sounds like a hernia, if it is chronic over the past while. Have a surgeon check you ... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Colonoscopy: Colonoscopy, that you planning, should settle the issue. Wish you good health! Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and mi ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Kamrava
14 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Not much: You should be sedated during colonoscopy, so you shouldn't expect much at all. The worst part of colonoscopy is the bowel preparation. Otherwise, the ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Powers
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not much: You will be under the influence of versed or some other medication such that you won't feel and/or remember a thing.
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bahman Omrani
16 years experience Pain Management
What kind?: Depends on the type of polyp found, their size, family history and pathology result if biopsied. If benign, flat, small, nothing. May need earlier r ... Read More

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