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is blood work done before a colonoscopy

A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Drug tests: Are not usually part of the workup for a colonoscopy. But if for some reason your doctor does decide to to a drug screen (more often tested via urin ... Read More
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Why?: Can they smell it on you? There is no drug screening in routine medical care. None. It gas to be specifically tested and there has to be a specific me ... Read More
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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
35 years experience Family Medicine
Family practice : What does your dr want do next. Could be ibs , gallbladder.
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Dr. Brian Dooreck
22 years experience Gastroenterology
Probiotics: Question is too vague. Try probiotics. Diet likely major role. Lactose or fructose intolerances are common. Follow up with your gastroenterologist. Re ... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathleen Hands
66 years experience Endocrinology
Gluten?: Consider mastocytosis or gluten intolerance/allergy. Go 100% gluten free... Read labels, usually diet restrictions necessary to rule out food allergy. ... Read More
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A 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Keep investigating.: Investigation into cause needs to continue here. Her weight loss sounds significant, and she does have symptoms which could be targeted for testing. U ... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Prem Gupta
47 years experience neurology
Musculoskeletal : See a neurologist or physiatrist or orthopedic.
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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See reference: .webmd.com/answers/5003293/what-is-the-normal-gallbladder-ejection-fraction-range May also be Papilla of Vater Stenosis which is ameniable to ERCP sp ... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience Rheumatology
Get abdomenal CT: Get a abdomenal CT if that is indicated. Discuss with your gastroenterologist
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Dr. Keegan Duchicela
13 years experience Family Medicine
Usually not.: Fasting is recommended when checking cholesterol and sugars. These aren't standard blood tests associated with colonoscopies.
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
10 years experience Internal Medicine
Full workup: It sounds as if you have had a full work up done for diarrhea and remain symptomatic? Stool studies, colon biopsies and capsule endoscopy may be of u ... Read More
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Dr. Azen Jukic
27 years experience Pathology
You : You need a thorough checkup, possibly with ct scan or mri, there is no way anyone could pinpoint the diagnosis from the plethora of symptoms you have. ... Read More
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