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What is the difference between a colonics and a colonoscopy

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 33 years experience
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 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
Gastroenterology 30 years experience
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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Dr. Ronald Ferris
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes: You will receive procedural sedation, which means medications will be given like versed and result in moderate sedation (formerly called conscious sed... Read More
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Dr. Michael Carson
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
No: As stated above, an anesthesiologist is present during the test to give sedation and pain medication. So while there is pain, you should not avoid the... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Lentnek
Dr. Arnold Lentnekanswered
Infectious Disease 55 years experience
Need to discuss with your gastroenterologist. MAY indicate you have inflammatory bowel disease but from your description can’t tell if it’s Ulcerativ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
A Verified Doctoranswered
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Inflamed colon: known as colitis can have multiple causes. I suggest consultation with your treating gastroenterologist.
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 52 years experience
None of the above!: If you want to eliminate constipation, you should leave your colon alone and stop sticking tubes and other foreign liquids into it. You need to do 3 t... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 52 years experience
Nothing of concern: Lymphoid aggregates in the gut are normal. So i would not be too concerned if you feel well otherwise.
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 52 years experience
No concens: Lipoma is a benign tumor. It should not cause any problem.
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A 75-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
Endocrinology 59 years experience
I prefer to look at the slides and video of colonoscopy before giving an answer. Don't want to answer in the dark. You should discuss with the Dr who... Read More
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
You should assume that the polyps, if left untreated have the potential to become cancerous. Follow your doctor's advise about repeat colonoscopy.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 52 years experience
It means you have no: This means, no cancer was found. Lymphoid hyperplasia has no particular significance in this site . So you have no need to worry about cancer or anyth... Read More
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