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What is partial colonoscopy

A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
No, a gastric feeding tube goes into the stomach, and the colonoscopy only goes into the colon. The colonoscope would not be able to see inside the st... Read More
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Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
No, colonoscopy will only detect pathology/obstruction in the large bowel, other imaging tests will be needed for upper gi obstruction possibly relate... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
All procedures have complication risks, influenced by findings and/or pathology and the physician’s experience. The presence of a narrowing may increa... Read More
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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
Surgery 41 years experience
Probably : Best is total colon removal because leaving diseased colon in place would keep you at risk for more colon cancers in the future, and you would need fr... Read More
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Dr. Christopher Oxner
Surgical Oncology 20 years experience
Full colon removal: One of the main indications for removing the colon in uc is for cancer prevention and/ or treatment. The disease is seen through out the colon and of... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Best is to present to the gastroenterologist with a detailed log of your symptoms and let the doc decide the next test.
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
Surgery 41 years experience
Maybe: Adhesions occur from pror surgery. Was there past surgery? External adhesions would be rare to cause colon obstruction. If there was prior colon surge... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Orr
Surgical Oncology 46 years experience
Look inside colon: You are sedated (very sleepy, but still breathing on your own). The endoscopist places an instrument through your anus and then passes it into the co... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
Colon and Rectal Surgery 44 years experience
No: Colonoscopy is usually performed with some form of sedation and if done correctly you should not feel anything or remember anything.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Glantz
General Surgery 40 years experience
Colonoscopies : A colonoscopy is a procedure where one's colon is carefully inspected with a colonoscopy, a lighted, flexible telescope. Polyps can be removed, tumors... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Not usually..: The colon-prep is often the most difficult part for people, not the colonoscopy itself. Often the person is under conscious-sedation and thus not real... Read More
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A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Duman
Gastroenterology 22 years experience
Easily can be done: Colonoscopy can usually be achieved with no sedation if the patient is willing and motivated. Talk to your doctor to see if this is a good option for... Read More
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