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how long does abdominal pain last after a colonoscopy

A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Wayne Wolf
19 years experience General Surgery
Hiatal hernia: Typically a hiatal hernia will not cause upper abdominal pain but can give you pain directly behind the breastbone. Other causes for upper abdominal ... Read More
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Dr. David Earle
30 years experience General Surgery
Maybe: Hiatal hernia is very common, but they are not all the same. Large ones can certainly cause pain, along with difficulty swallowing or reflux/heartburn ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Lots still possible: ...what has your CT scan or ultrasound showed? Sounds like your medical evaluation is well underway, and at least entities like GI cancer and IBD hav ... Read More
Dr. Andrew Seibert
34 years experience Gastroenterology
Not sure.: From your description of one, it is not clear what is causing the problem. Assuming that your laboratory a valuation is all normal, I think my next st ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Anthony Depalma
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
Go to ER: SEVERE pain suggests a problem, and you may need a CT scan. Best to not wait.
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Hoffman
34 years experience General Surgery
Possible: The gallbladder is still a possible culprit until you get a hida scan and ejection fraction study. A cancer should be seen on ct scan if large enough ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Louise Andrew
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Gas pockets: can tend to accumulate in these places, called hepatic and splenic flexure. Make sure to keep very regular, and possibly it will not be as bothersome ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Lin
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Here are some...: ... still be patient to report what she has experienced with the doctors so to refine diagnosis & adjust care options since s/he knows more about ... Read More
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Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
38 years experience Pain Management
Colonoscopy: Yes totally normal and this is due to gas that was used during the procedure. The pain should be decreasing and this gets better as the gas passes ove ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Need more info: Where is the pain? Are you eating or have nausea and vomiting? Any fever? Generally there would be no pain after those procedures. Do not wait any lon ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Ziring
21 years experience Pediatric Gastroenterology
Frequent stools: If your doctor has run tests for parasites and they are negative, and there is no concern for organic disease given your negative colonoscopy, absence ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Negative results?: In what position do you feel better/ worse? What is the quality of pain--sharp, stabbing, pressure, bloating, gassiness? Where in your abdomen (right ... Read More

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