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what is the difference between a colonics and a colonoscopy

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
30 years experience Gastroenterology
Very different: 'colonics' are ways of cleaning out your colon of stool. This can be in the form of prescription or over-the-counter medications. A colonoscopy is a ... Read More

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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
27 years experience Gastroenterology
No: In the hands of a well trained gastroenterologist using the right sedation, you should feel no pain during colonoscopy. The procedure should last arou ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
27 years experience Gastroenterology
Yes: Fifteen years ago, most colonoscopy was done with versed or Valium for sedation. More commonly today, we use Propofol which gives complete sedation, b ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Brown
25 years experience Gastroenterology
Colonoscopy: It has no meaning without symptoms. Don't worry
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
The suffix: When a word ends in ectomy it refers to removal of:an organ such as colon in colectomy and kidney in nephrectomy, When the word ends in oscopy it re ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Boardman
24 years experience General Surgery
Colonoscopy: The colon is roughly 3-5 long depending on individual. A proctoscopy looks at the angus and rectum only (first 4-6 inches). A colonoscopy uses a fiber ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
Scan vs. scope: An MRI of abdomen/pelvis is a scan utilized to visualize the content of the abdominal cavity including colon. It will depict the external features of ... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Ziring
21 years experience Pediatric Gastroenterology
NBI: Or narrow band imaging is a feature of some colonoscopes that allow a doctor to make out certain masses or other structures in the colon that they mig ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
Stool test vs. exam: The question of managing colon cancer depends on early dx. Periodic exam of the colon after bowel prep allows for defining early tumor and or polyps. ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Latisha Smith
37 years experience Wound care
Vein vs gut lining: Both hemorrhiods and polyps are abnomalities associated with the colon. The hemorrhoid is a vein that has swelled and cause pain & itching. The polyp ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Bourgon
21 years experience Radiology
Imaging vs looking: A Barium Enema is performed by a radiologist by flowing contrast solution into the colon and then taking x-rays of the abdomen after the lining of the ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
Direct vision vs. TV: In colonoscopy a scope is passed retrograde up the colon after cleansing with a bowel prep. Air inflation dilates the bowel to aid visualization. Wi ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Vanderkin
35 years experience Radiology
One uses xrays: barium enem is putting a fluid in your rectum and taking xrays by a radiologist. a gi doctor looks at the inside of your colon using a long scope to d ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Bourgon
21 years experience Radiology
Imaging vs looking: A Barium Enema is performed by a radiologist by flowing contrast solution into the colon and then taking x-rays of the abdomen after the lining of the ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
CT colonoscopy: is a CT scan with specific technical parameters. There is a bowel prep to clear out the colon, and a tube is placed into the rectum to fill the co ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
CT colonoscopy: is a CT scan with specific technical parameters. There is a bowel prep to clear out the colon, and a tube is placed into the rectum to fill the co ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Bourgon
21 years experience Radiology
Imaging vs looking: A Barium Enema is performed by a radiologist by flowing contrast solution into the colon and then taking x-rays of the abdomen after the lining of the ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
None: Piles are an old terminology used by non medical people and many doctors from years ago.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
46 years experience Radiology
Specific vs general: A colon polyp is a more specific type of a colon lesion. A colon lesion can be any type of colon abnormality including cancer, polyp, ulcer, atrophy, ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
Different types: A polyp is a cluster of cells usually on a stalk representing transforming cells that may convert to Ca. A colon tumor is a area of bowel with malig ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
CT colonoscopy: is a CT scan with specific technical parameters. There is a bowel prep to clear out the colon, and a tube is placed into the rectum to fill the co ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
When a portion: Of small intestine (ileum) is brought to skin level, it is called ileostomy. When a portion of large intestine (colon) is brought to skin level, it i ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Saurborn
22 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
A barium enema has: slightly more radiation exposure, requires you to flip and turn on the table until the radiologist is satisfied with the images, and in the end reveal ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
"Apples n' Oranges": A hemorrhoid is prominent tissue in the perianal region that is prone to bleed, itch, and/or cause pain. A hernia is a hole in the abdominal wall thr ... Read More

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