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A 38-year-old male asked:

if you have a clean egd and colonoscopy, then what are the chances you could still have chron's?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Fair: It is often confined to the small intestine.
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 50 years experience
Still possible: Crohn's disease affects small bowel, primarily. So this part of the GI tract is not accessible via egd or colonoscopy. So the diagnosis is made on clinical basis and barium studies of the small bowel. You can consult a gastroenterologist for further clarification.

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If i'm having clear, watery stools, does that mean i'm done with the prep for my colonoscopy?

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Who usually performs colonoscopies, gastroenterologists or colon and rectal surgeons?

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