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6 Month Follow Up After Colonoscopy
Just got the results of my colonoscopy, had multiple pre-cancerous adnomeas removed. What kind of testing can I expect as a follow-up?
Repeat colonoscopy: If the polyps were typical tubular adenomas then the number and size indicate the appropriate interval to repeat colonoscopy. Three or less, smaller than 1cm generally 5 years, more than 3 or larger than a cm, 3 years. Incompletely removed, larger than 2cm or more worrisome under the microscope might be one year or less depending on the worry factor of the endoscopist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Abd pain 6 mo. With nausea hida 98% us showed thickening neg colonoscopy, ges, sb follow through and ct's%0a%0agallbladder trouble?%0aworse after eatin
Hyperkinetic gb: Most physicians in nuclear medicine and gastroenterology believe that increased ejection fraction of gall bladder is probably normal (above 35%). A well known nuclear physician reported small group of patients with hyperkinetic gall bladder (above 80% ejection fraction) getting relief with removal of gb. More studies needed to convince most surgeons. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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What is the proper protocol for a gastro after a colonoscopy to go over findings and treatment if patient still drowsy? Follow up appointment?
Common sense: If it is known you are still drowsy, instructions can be given to your loved one or caregiver (if allowed to by your hippa signed declaration). Instructions are often written as well, and may even be given before the procedure when you are not groggy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Page 7-9 of the documents are my colonoscopy and endoscopy. I not very happy with my follow up visit with my local doctor, by what you see do you think I should get a second opinion I am still feeling the same pains that initially lead me to the ER in the
Hyper plastic polyp colon right side by appendix canal . What would follow up be . My doctor was unsure he for it all during colonoscopy?
Repeat colonoscopy: Timing 2-5 years likely. Depends on size and any others. Family history? Discuss with gastroenterologist. ...Read more
I want to do a colon cleanse. My father had a colonoscopy, is it safe to follow his doctor's advice: 10mg of ducolax and 238g of Miralax (polyethylene glycol) w/ 64 oz. ?
While: It could be safe, only a doctor can prescribe such treatment with knowledge of your medical history ...Read more
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Constipation : If the colonoscopy was uncomplicated, its highly unlikely there is an association between your current 5-day problem 2-months after the colo. 5-days of no bowel movement is not uncommon & may be pathological depending on what normal is for you. If not passing gas, have abdominal pain, fever, nausea/vomiting, etc., then it is a problem. See your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more
Got discomfort in my bowells for amonth no toilet problems had a colonoscopy 9 months ago all clear endoscopy 3 month ago clear could it be i.b.s.
hemoglobin dropped to 5.2 over 2 -4 month. no signs of bleeding. endoscopic & colonoscopy neg. what else does this? hx of bleeding w 6.5 know cause
More info: Many things can cause anemia. Losing blood or not producing blood. The scopes ruled out obvious causes. But the small intestine is not seen with those scopes. It is also possible that your bleeding is intermittent and was not active at the time of the scope. There are additional tests such as bleeding scans, capsule endoscopy which may help. If no GI source identified see hematologist ...Read more
Can colonoscopy aggrivate internal hemerhoids? I had no pain or external before procedure. I had pain 6 weeks in anus after, I have had piles 4 3 months
Yes, but......: The bowel prep used prior to colonoscopy can cause hemorroidal flare up, but pain for 6 weeks may indicate that you have an anal tear (fissure). Also if the piles have not gone down for 3 months, you may have thrombosed ext. Hemorrhoids. You should be evaluated by a surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The work-up for: chronic diarrhea can be complex. Key factors are is it watery, bloody, fatty appearing. The colonoscopy is most important if it is bloody to evaluate for inflammatory bowel disease, cancer and hemorrhoids! If watery, need blood tests/stool cultures to exclude infection and gluten sensitivity. Further helpful tests include fecal leukocytes, electrolytes and fat measurement. You need more work-up. ...Read more
Can i nurse my 8 month old after colonoscopy? Seen a lot online about mixed time you have to wait..Medicines are short acting
Yes: Most anesthesiologist recommend waiting 24 hrs and discarding the next milk from your breast. In reality you can breastfeed after 4 hrs the procedure finished. Drugs use for colonoscopy are Propofol that will be out of your body within 2hrs and versed and fentanyl combination that will be out of your body in 6 hrs but the amount showing at breast milk and digested by the baby will be negligible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it possible that a colonoscopy could change structure or shape after a colonoscopy? Like being torn from a ligament? I've been in pain for 4 months
If I had a normal colonoscopy 17 months ago but now have a mass, what are the chances that the mass is cancerous?
It really depends: If one does have a history of prior cancer, or inflammatory bowel disease or familial adenomatous polyposis or a strong family history of cancer - the mass has a higher chance of being cancerous. Always assume any new mass is cancerous and seek medical attention promptly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Constipation.: You have chronic constipation due to several reasons. Make sure you are not overdose on narcotics or any medications that has side effects of constipation. You can try citrucel or fibercon (these are fiber supplements) and drink adequate amt of water. If this doesn't help, try MiraLAX (otc, one tablespoon in 8 oz of water daily or bid). If no improve, see your GI doc. Others: amitiza, (lubiprostone) linzess. ...Read more
My stool's shape has change for the last month. It loos like a snake. Do i need to get a colonoscopy?
Stool shape: There are many variables which can affect the size and shape of stool, including the diet, state of physical hydration or dehydration, associated bowel health or disease, and many others. COnsideration for colonoscopy is made when there are concerns of underlying bowel diseases or tumors. A screening colonoscopy would be indicated if these are discovered by history or on exam ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My friend has a colonoscopy 4 months ago with negative results. Since then he has bleeding from the rectum sometimes clots.
Diagnosed with non-specific proctitis. If it is acute, would it last for several months? Colonoscopy negative for IBD. Is retest needed?
Three spleens, Pain in left side, Bowels hard then loose, Getting a colonoscopy in 3 months, taking a lot of pain medication - what could be wrong ?
For the past month, I have been belching over 100 times a day.. Had an upper endoscopy and colonoscopy that noted no major issues. What is going on?
Lifestyle and diet: factors may contribute: swallowing air when eating/drinking or certain foods like cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, beans, carbonated beverages/beer. But medical conditions cause this, too: hiatal/diaphragmatic hernia, reflux, ulcers/helicobacter pylori infection, food intolerance, pancreatic insufficiency. small bowel bacterial overgrowth.Eating/drinking tips: slow down, less talking, no straws ...Read more
unlikely Dx: Some times possible but only 17 months ago you had scope , you have an attack of diverticulits . See your doctor for examination , reevaluation and possible rx of antibiotics , if perforates will be a surgical emergency ...Read more
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