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Bowel Changes After Colonoscopy
The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more
Why would a gastroenterologist want to preform a 2nd colonoscopy only 3 years after the 1st. One. Bowel habits have change a lot within the last month?
That's why...: Re-colonoscopy may be performed for re-screening/ clinical guidelines, new risk factors, for recheck based on findings of 1st exam, ; to address signs ; symptoms of disease that raise concern ; require investigation. Your change in bowel habits is such a clinical alteration. Talk to your doctor about diagnostic options, but repeat colonoscopy is an appropriate step given info you've provided here.
I'm 65. Have change in bowel habbits, bloating, gas. Dr told me ibs, did colonoscopy yesterday and says multiple hyperemic patches in rectum and sigmoid?
Time 4 food allergy: Testing. If you're having areas of inflammation in your lower bowel/colon area, you are eating things that your body doesn't care for or irritating it, and that can appear as a delayed sensitivity to foods. You may want to try an elimination diet and see if your bloating, constipation, 'ibs' symptoms go away. Stop dairy, corn, wheat, soy, sugar, potatoes, and see what happens. There may be others!
5 days of taking 2000ug B12 due to low val. Had red-purple bowel movement today. Related to high B12 intake? Never had before. No other changes-Colonoscopy/upper scope done last year with no sig. Find
Diagnosed with hemorrhoids after a colonoscopy, I feel blocked up and struggle to poop is this normal? Finished anusol and no change in bowel habits.
Constipation: Hemorrhoid veins are a normal finding at colonoscopy and can become inflamed or irritated by chronic straining and constipation. These veins would not be the cause of constipation, and anusol will not correct constipation. Drink more water, eat more fiber (fruits, vegetables, metamucil), avoid fried and junk foods.
Constipation. Laxatives, fiber, water, diet changes, even castor oil haven't worked. Colonoscopy 3 years ago showed no bowel obstruction. Help?
Schedule changes: May try getting up 15 minutes earlier, exercising, and then having a warm breakfast and then time to go to the bathroom for bowel function. This is retraining your bowel and may help. This may take a few days to help, but please be patient. Cut back on dairy products, as this can cause constipation. Sorry you have had so much trouble, but this can be treated.
I had a routine colonoscopy 1 week ago. Ever since I have had intense pain on my upper left side and also my bowel movements have changed, less frequent & constipated. No fever or any other systems. Ideas?
I'm 4 weeks post colonoscopy and my digestion has changed. Lots of gas pains in afternoons and more frequent bowel movements. Could this be related?
Yes: If you read the newspapers there Are multiple reports of intestinal infections after procedures performed with scopes that are contaminated
Lump on buttock, groin and outside of breast with right upper quadrant pain w bowel changes. Is the best next step going to gastro for colonoscopy?
Well...: Best first step is a consult with your regular pcp to get the correct referral.
++ anxiety.5 mths bowel habit change fatigue right sided+ leg pain. Colonoscopy, abdo+ pelvic scan normal. CRP 20. Doc running out of ideas. Help?
Here is one more ide: Anxiety is a chronic disease for which there is no quick fix. So I will give you a simple recipe which will help you provided you follow it religiously and without fail. The best medicine for you is a daily exercise which will be simple& practical : Take daily walks, preferably first thing in the morning. If you can devote 30 minutes for walking briskly, it will do wonders for you. Send report inSee 1 more doctor answer
I have been experiencing abdominal pain and change in bowels. CT was normal getting Colonoscopy. Any ideas what it could be since CT normal?
Probably: But you do need to know the kinds of polyps they were. If hyperplastic and all at the very end - that's the only time I wouldn't necessarily repeat it. But if adenomas, and 4 - your next one should be in 3 years (unless they were quite big in which case even sooner).See 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.
Due to acute left side abdom pain no food in over a wk. (doc thinks bowel inflamed).Will effects of no food show up in colonoscopy? (mask s/ thing else)
Not typically: Depending on age, lower left sided abdominal pain may be an indication of diverticulitis.This might be the " inflamed bowel" you are referring to. Putting the bowel at rest with clear liquids initially, and antibiotics usually helps. A. Ct scan of the abdomen/pelvis can help make the diagnosis. After you feel better, and the infection resolves, a colonoscopy is indicated to further evaluate the colon.See 1 more doctor answer
Endometriosis of gut: Most GI doctors consider endometriosis in women with complaints of chronic discomfort. Crampy, nonpelvic pain can be seen in extensive endometriosis, & symptoms do not always intensify prior to or during menses. The disease can mimic inflammatory bowel disease on barium studies. On colonoscopy, submucosal lesions like endometriosis may be polypoid. Endoscopic ultrasound may be of further help.See 2 more doctor answers
US protocol for colonoscopy mention to get samples from bowel tissue even there is no visual problem. Is it right or not?
Not standard practic: I doubt that it is the US Protocol to biopsy normal looking mucosa unless there is a suspicion of some rare inflitrative illness (like Amyloidosis etc). If you do not have symptoms of colon origin, there would be little reason to biopsy normal looking mucosa. What are you searching for? If you can define that, we can guide you better.
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