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Dr. Addagada Rao
56 years experience General Surgery
Used for u c: You may not have all the facts, Canasa ( Mesalamine ) an antinflamatory agent is used for ulcerative colitis your may have uc not dive ... Read More
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Dr. Carolyn Messere
22 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Canasa for hems too: I use Canasa for internal hemorrhoids, to decrease bleeding. Are you sure she had diverticulitis, or was it diverticulosis? Diverticulitis is a potent ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
29 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Rectal bleeding: Are these diagnoses made by professionals? You need to have it checked, see a gastroenterologist.
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Please: make your physician aware of the bloody stools. Here is a good Mayo Clinic article about diverticulitis - http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditi ... Read More
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Dr. Dean Giannone
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Colonoscopy.: The best test right now would likely be colonoscopy, especially if it's been a while since you've had one, and really especially if you've never had o ... Read More
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Dr. Andrew Seibert
35 years experience Gastroenterology
Gastroenterologist: Whenever one has bloody stool, it is important to see a gastroenterologist to sort out the cause. If you have not had a recent colonoscopy you will pr ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
54 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Could still B intern: -hemorrhoid so, best 2 have it checked out. Usually if blood is from higher up in the GI tract it's black. Still I would B evaled.
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Earle
31 years experience General Surgery
Don't worry: Diverticulosis is present in most people over the age of 60, and while it can lead to problems, they are unpredictable, rare, and unpreventable. Inter ... Read More
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Cannot diagnose: Yes, this may be diverticulitis but would need more info and the ability to examine you. See a gastroenterologist or a colorectal surgeon and be full ... Read More
A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
56 years experience General Surgery
Yes , incomplete: colonoscope is inadequate for complete diagnosis , first you should have repeat with good preparation , second as you already have have tubular a ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
34 years experience General Surgery
Early vs. Late: Acute diverticulitis is associated with swelling of the colon that may create a temporary partial blockage of the colon. Therefore, we often advocate ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
34 years experience General Surgery
It can be.: Diverticulitis occurs when a small pocket on the wall of the colon ruptures. If the hole seals quickly, one may be treated as an out-patient with ora ... Read More
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