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how far does thing go up rectum with colonoscopy

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Lloyd
45 years experience Internal Medicine
Occasionally: Depending if you had hemorrhoids or biopsies, you may experience a little bleeding for a day or two. If polyps are removed, the bleeding can be heavi ... Read More

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A 76-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
27 years experience Gastroenterology
Unlikely: You could either do virtual colonoscopy which is a ct scan or they can use a pediatric colonoscope which is a smaller scope for the colonoscopy. Ch ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Houghton
Specializes in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Yes: The person doing the colonoscopy can tell you what the swelling is.
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Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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Have colonscopy: You will be seen by an expert who will diagnose your problem and tell you whether it's safe to proceed
A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shahid Rafique
43 years experience Internal Medicine
Probably hemorrhoids: Since colonoscopy was normal you may have internal hemorrhoids or anal fissure bleeding. See the GI specialist again
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Depends: Why was the colonoscopy done? If it was as monitoring for inflammatory bowel disease, then the biopsies were appropriate. Give it a week or so and che ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Discuss: There are new anesthetics , better preps, and techniques.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Fung
Dr. John Fung answered
38 years experience General Surgery
Not very useful: Rectal prolapse when the last portion of the large intestine protrudes through the anus. Hemorrhoids are swollen blood vessels that develop in the anu ... Read More
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Kessler
14 years experience Family Medicine
Needs to go back: Have his doc take another look at him. Try to avoid blood thinners such as aspirin, motrin, aleve, (naproxen) ibuprofen. Good luck.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
Juvenile polyposis: Mostly inherited, intestinal polyps occur in young people. They are not adenomas and are not malignant, but may be annoying. Repeated colon exams are ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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See MD ASAP: She need attention now not in 2-3 wks.. This is significant, if not life threatening amoounts, blood loss
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