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Colonscopy 2013 bright red rectal bleeding, diagnosis hemorrhoid . Appearing again & GI schedule colonscopy w/ anesthesia. suggesting incomplete last time?
Uc flare with thin stools, chunks of blood in stool, and frequency. Egd, colonoscopy, biopsies & digital perianal & rectal exam all normal. confused?
UC is long-term: Ulcerative colitis is a lifelong inflammatory disease of the lining of the large intestine and rectum, that may have systemic consequences, is often relapsing, and can lead to colon cancer. Flares may occur acutely, even after an unremarkable colon evaluation. Don't delay in ruling out superimposed infection, & seeking help from your gastroenterologist. Call him/her now-- ...Read more
Colonoscopy results-tubular adenoma colon polyp, diverticulosis&hemorrhoids. I was told prep not complete-should I repeat colonoscopy sooner than 3yr?
Does bowel prep medicines relieve severe fecal impaction prior to colonoscopy procedure night before ?
Possibly: Bowel preps are taken to assure that the colon is relatively clean as the scope is passed so that even small lesions in the mucosa can be visualized. Many of the preps contain polyethylene glycol which absorbs liquid into the bowel. This may help but you may need a stool softner. ...Read more
Diagnose anal fissure last year.ct w rectal contrst last year ok.feel presur in anal &low back.need pass stool but rectum empty.fisure?ibs?consption?
A CT isn't the: best tool to diagnose an anal fissure. Are you having any bleeding? Does pain get worse with BMs? Straining? Constipation? Your symptoms could be from hemorrhoids, persistent anal fissure, constipation, colonic inertia, IBS or IBD. You need to see a primary care doctor and possibly GI. Good luck! ...Read more
Acute constipation. Hard to pass stool. Took miralax (polyethylene glycol) 3x since yesterday, only passed a few pebbles. Abdom and rectal pain. Colon cancer in family.Help?
Constipation: First, constipation by itself is not a specific sign of colon cancer & colon cancer is very unlikely at age 21. Drink more water. Eat much less solid food until the constipation resolves. Can try suppository or enema too. Try stronger laxative like magnesium citrate. Avoid this problem by eating right, avoid junk food & excess alcohol, eat more fruits & vegetables, add metamucil. See your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Frequent bowel movements, sometimes constipated. Bowel never feels empty. Sudden urge to go. Abdominal pain reliefed by going. Blood, stool neg IBD? ?
Had clean colonoscopy and biopsy, neg celiac test, clean ct scan, mrcp, stool test.. But sometimes soft stool leaves steaks on toilet. ?
Likely: Try miralax (polyethylene glycol). It has no taste. Mix one capful in 4-8 oz of any non-carbonated beverage daily. It just draws water into your colon to really make your stool softer. The goal is an easy-to-pass, long smooth stool. No rocks or hard pebbles. Chronic constipation can lead to diverticulosis or obstipation. When you feel nauseated, many times it's because stuff isn't coming out. Don't chase, prevent! ...Read more
Backed up colon, took citromag thursday, constant liquid bowel movements, now Monday, gassy, green stool, loose, somewhat constipated. Anything? 20 yo
Constipation: If you still feel constipated in the sense that you continue to have an urge and need for a satisfactory bowel movement, you may have some impacted hard stool with only liquid feces being expelled around it. If this is the case, try using a dulcolax rectal suppository and/or a fleets enema. Occasionally manual breaking up or extraction of hard,impacted stool is necessary in stubborn cases. ...Read more
Thin stools on occasion. Father had colon cancer. I am scheduled for a colonoscopy Monday. Are thin stools always colon cancer related? TERRIFIED.
Colon cancer at 18 years old?
Alternating stools constipation and diarrhea
Change of bowel movement
I feel fine though?
LUQ pain 2yrs. Blood in toilet/and on toilet paper w/BM. Not constipated, soft no straining. Colonoscopy 1yr ago. Normal but had a hemorrhoid. Worry?
Unrelated issues: Pain in your LUQ is not likely to be related to your hemorrhoids. if it is still persistent and or progressive, then you should get your self checked by a medical doctor. Rectal bleeding is a serious problem so find a solution though your doctor if it is persisting. Good luck ...Read more
I had a soap suds enema at a hospital ER after trying to manually remove feces. Now having fecal incontinence. Did the enema cause this? Take miralax (polyethylene glycol)
Why does my back hurt so badly when I need to use the bathroom? All good on colonoscopy. Have had a couple of abdominal surg. Could it be scar tissue?
Increased pressure.: You may be experiencing increased back pain if you strain at your stools. If you do, try stool softeners if necessary, and eat 9-11 servings of vegetables and fruits daily. The latter strategy decreases inflammation and may also help detoxify your body. See your doctor for further evaluation if you're not feeling better. Scar tissue from abdominal surgery is a dubious cause of your symptoms. ...Read more
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Yes: The purpose of a colonoscopy is to look at the entire inner lining of the colon. The cleaner the colon is the better the results of the test. Bowel prepping - taking a prescribed laxative to clean out the colon - induces diarrhea. The idea is to get everything out of the colon so your doctor can visulaize as much of the colon as possible. I often recommend desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) to help protect the skin! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have had 2 colonoscopys. I can no long go to the bathroom without help. Never had that problem before the first one I had?
BM s/p colonoscopy: On any medications? narcotics,anticholinergics? They slow colonic motility. What did colonoscopy show? Do Nnormal colonic musculature? May be imbalance in autonomic motor activity which can occur s/p procedures/ surgery of the colon. Abdominal film will show if the colon is distended and Sitz study will show if stays too long in colon . if so mestinon (pyridostigmine) may help f/u w/gastroenterologist ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Since 24 hrs diarriah yellowish did colonoscopy 3 days ago..All good, not eating well going to bathroom almost every hour ..Please help?
It will pass: Drink plenty of fluid especially with sugar and salt. If its small amounts, even if frequent, and you're not dizzy when you sit or stand up, you should be fine. If large volumes or you get dizzy upright, you may need intravenous fluids. Have some salty broth a couple of times. ...Read more
Colonoscopy prep did not work . Drank 64 ounces and took four laxatives . Did not use the bathroom once . What should I do ? I need this test done
Need more info: Would need to know why did you have the colonoscopy? What were your symptoms before the colonoscopy? What were the results of your colonoscopy? This may be simple constipation ; need to drink more liquids and use a laxative. But I do not know your medical history, best is to contact your gastroenterologist or doctor who performed the colonoscopy to get instructions. ...Read more
I have trouble doing to the bathroom I've had a colonoscopy and it showed my intestines does 2 loops my doctor wants me to take 2 -4 tablespoons of mil?
Slow versus normal: Now that structural pathology has been ruled out in your colon, has your work-up also included an assessment of GI transit (slow versus normal "constipation"), of metabolic diseases (low thyroid, low adrenal), and of possible abdominal pathology external to the gut? Without these answers its hard to say what agents or additives will benefit (or harm) you. ...Read more
Had a endoscopy and a colonoscopy yesterday romoved polyps from stomach , last night at 12 o clock went to bathroom it was black and runny?
Black stools: Must be bleeding from someplace. Call your Dr. ...Read more
I have had diarrhea for two weeks after a colonoscopy and endoscopy. Bad cramps each morning...Rush to the bathroom. Also, after some meals.?
Hi-had a colonoscopy/endoscopy for ongoing issues w/ my stomach (for about 6 yrs). Takes me hours to go to the bathroom every day. Any ideas? Thx
IBS?: Do you have anxiety? Flip flop between diarrhea and constipation, do you have any trigger foods? You may have irritable bowel syndrome (ibs) i recommend a high fiber diet and mind body health like yoga or meditation for relaxation sometimes stress can have a major affect on our digestive health! i wish you the best of luck! ...Read more
Bleeding from rectum, negative colonoscopy, gastrointestinal Dr is puzzled....any ideas? Nearly every time I got to the bathroom says even hemroids ok
Why? : Why the puzzle I can guarantee you you have a fissure that is causing the bleeding . First negative colonoscopy is a good news you eliminate the cancer or any other causes of GI bleeding . Try to keep your bowls soft and not to worry about it the bleeding will keep happening on and off . Nothing you can do about it you can always ask for a Colo- Rectal surgeon opinion ...Read more
Why would I have pain/pressure in my rectum area while having gas, before, and while I have to go to the bathroom. I have grade two internal hemorrhoids and have had a neg colonoscopy. ?
Fissure: Typically a rectal fissure is the source of severe rectal pain and bleeding. The hemorrhoids are less painful, cause bleeding, and often hide the fissure located under or deep to the hemorrhoid. Initial treatment is softer, smaller caliber stool with bowel regimen. If not getting better, then surgery consultation. Take a friend with you. Be well ...Read more
Ever since i set up appt, for colonoscopy i have started going poop every time i go to bathroom, even to pee. My rectum aches at times. stress?
Could be...: stress, but then the doctor ordered a colonoscopy for some reason. Were you having these symptoms? Have you been on antibiotics recently? Have you started your prep for the colonoscopy? Worth mentioning to your doc before hand, but the study will probably help to explain the symptom. Good luck! ...Read more
Diareha 3 weeks, put on FLAGL, stool tests not back. Stomach swollen, back pain, times hard bathroom in time. No gallbladder. Colonoscopy 9 wks ago?
Celiac Disease?: Assuming your stool tests come back normal, the small bowel will need to be studied to make sure it is not the cause of the diarrhea. Celiac disease could give symptoms like you describe. Pancreatic enzymes should be checked to make sure there is o pancreatitis. You also may need an upper endoscopy then the stomach and part of the small bowel will be seen. Good luck ...Read more