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Bowel Loop During Colonoscopy
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. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
How many days before a colonoscopy should i stop drinking alcohol? Should i stop just during the bowel prep and the day of the procedure?
Agree with below: not a question that most social-only drinkers would ask. Daily alcohol consumption can make sedating you more difficult as your liver is revved up. Would try to stay away for at least 5-7 days if you're drinking more than 2drinks/day or 14/week. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Causes of bleeding during bowel movement in 28 yr old?Saw doc & did NOT do exam,only scheduled colonoscopy. Im very concerned now. No fam hx of cancer
When a gastroenterologist only can scope 80% of the Lg. intestine during colonoscopy,( the prep was completed as written) what should be next step?
How does colonoscopy feels? Does having a colonoscopy means that your bowels will be fully emptied during this procedure? Does it help constipation?
Colonoscopy: To have the colon scoped, it should be cleaned of stool, which is often done with a "bowel prep" the night before, that cleans out your bowel. Certainly if you are constipated, the bowel prep often will help dramatically and clean your bowels out. You will be given medications for the procedure and really will not feel it. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: In children, a normal appearing bowel on colonoscopy is encouraging, however, microscopic inflammation may exist. Make sure to follow up with your physician to review the results of the biopsies if you had symptoms that led to your procedure in the first place. If the procedure was for colon cancer screening, then biopsies are not important if no polyps were seen. ...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, linzess. ...Read more
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