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Doctor insights on: Camera Colonoscopy Systems

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Dr. Charles Cattano
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Colonoscopy (Definition)

Colonoscopy is the procedure of using a long flexible camera to visualize the entire colon from the inside with the option to take pictures, video, perform biopsies, remove polyps, etc. Generally people are sedated and do ...Read more


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Is that capsule camera good as colonoscopy?

Is that capsule camera good as colonoscopy?

No: Capsule endoscopy does not have theme and to do further testing or intervention such as remove polyps, do biopsies if needed, etc ...Read more

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How wide is the colonoscopy camera thing they stick up your butt? How far does it go in? I'm anxious about it and picturing something from the movie Aliens.

Colonoscopy fears: The equipment used for colonoscopy is quite thin. You will likely be offered medications prior to your procedure, which will ease your anxiety and keep you very comfortable during the procedure. ...Read more

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Can the camera pill detect ulcerative colitis? I want to avoid doing a traditional colonoscopy.

Can the camera pill detect ulcerative colitis?  I want to avoid doing a traditional colonoscopy.

Well yes, but...: Finding that your colon is inflamed by capsule endoscopy does not MAKE a diagnosis of ulcerative colitis. The distribution of colitis, biopsy findings, IBD markers, as well as ruling out infection & ischemia are all important parts of the diagnosis. If you have UC you will likely need repeated colonoscopy surveillance with histology. Get a GI doctor who hears & can address your expressed concerns. ...Read more

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I have iron def anaemia. Colonoscopy result ok, fobt +ve for blood am waiting for capsule endoscopy result. What is pill camera able to diagnose?

I have iron def anaemia. Colonoscopy result ok, fobt +ve for blood am waiting for capsule endoscopy result. What is pill camera able to  diagnose?

intestinal source: Capsule endoscopy can evaluate the entire small intestine for any ulcerations, tumors, etc. this is usually used when both upper and lower endoscopic evaluations reveal negative (normal) results ...Read more

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I'am the lady with the pain for 4 yrs...This is the continue... I have been to the ER multiple times in the last 4 yrs.I have had endless tests.Ultrasounts, mri's, hiates, colonoscopy, endoscopy, endless bloodwork, tests to check my kidneys, camera insert

Returning : Returning to the er is unlikely to help make the diagnosis. Er's are set up for emergency situations, and they cannot perform complicated testing as you know. The best thing is to establish with an excellent primary care physician, either an internal medicine or family practice physician. However, you need to know that there are some conditions that cannot be diagnosed by current technology, and it is a matter of managing the symptoms. While that is a frustrating situation, it is reality, and is something to consider as you go through this process. ...Read more

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Is that camera going to be better than colonscopy some day?

Colonoscopy: Different imaging technologies are becoming advanced enough to show doctors what they need to see. But only a colonoscopy allows a biopsy to be performed which can be vital to diagnosis and prognosis. ...Read more

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How long can fentanyle and versed stay in your system after a colonoscopy?

6-8 hours: The clinical effects, meaning sedation and pain relief, may not be apparent but the metabolites and their effects are still in your bloodstream. Other factors can influence how long these meds have an effect and stay in your body. This is why as a general rule, patients are given a full 24 hours to have them clear from their systems. ...Read more

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What is prescribed before a lower colonoscopy and upper endoscopy to flush your system out before the procedures? I'm due to have both very soon......

What is prescribed before a lower colonoscopy and upper endoscopy to flush your system out before the procedures? I'm due to have both very soon......

You must: speak to the doctor or the staff , every one have their own way of bowel prep, if you are not adequately prepared the procedure will be incomplete or will be cancelled. Staff will have written instructions ,eager to give you to get it done right , rather than rescheduling it again. Don't worry you will be fine ...Read more

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