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Can A Colonoscopy Detect A Hernia
Possibly: This would be an unusual practice but it is possible. The main problem would be scheduling to different physicians schedules. As well, this would likely add cost, as the cost of operating room time is significantly more than the cost of outpatient GI procedure room time. ...Read more
Hernias development: Colonoscopy injects a lot of air into the colon and increases intravenous-abdominal pressure. If you have a hernia, the increased pressure will cause a pre-existent hernia to protrude. You should see a surgeon to have it repaired. The hernia has probably been there for awhile and protruded after to increase in abdominal pressure. ...Read more
No: The colonoscopy only can see the inside of your colon. Think of it as being able to look inside of a hose. It is not able to look inside your abdomen. Think of a hose that is in a container. By looking inside the hose, you do not see what the outside of the hose looks like as it sits inside the container. ...Read more
Probably not: The colon is actually not attached to the front abdominal wall and hernia is a result of a defect in the wall through which part of your colon/small intestine can get squeezed in resulting in the bulge--the hernia. Colon prep cleans out your colon and colonoscopy is just a scope being threaded into the colon to take a look. This should not make the hernia worse. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
Can a colonoscopy be safely carried out on me even though I have a ventral hernia or should the hernia be repaired prior to having the colonoscopy?
My dad has umbical hernia... And have been asked to have an endoscopy and a colonoscopy. What would this determine?
Unrelated: A colonoscopy is generally recommended for screening for colorectal cancer, starting at age 50. Upper endoscopy is usually reserved for those with symptoms related to the upper GI tract such as reflux, abdominal pain, etc. Neither of these tests are required before repairing an umbilical hernia as a routine. Ask your surgeon to find out more. Hope this helps! ...Read more
My dad has umbical hernia for the last 10 years +. He has been asked to have a endoscopy and colonoscopy? What wud this elevate?
Can a colonoscopy and endoscopy find a hernia? And if so what will the doc do if he does find one or any other type of seriously immediate problem?
After aher first colonoscopy, my daughter has abdominalpain beneath her navel. Doc said it is a hernia. Was this caused by the procedure?
I was advised to undergo a colonoscopy before a hernia surgery but, but I am scheduled tomorrow for the surgery is it safe? Should I continue?
Colonoscopy is safe: Colonoscopy is a good test to look at the insides of the colon. Risks include perforation and bleeding (if biopsies are done) Few complications occur. If your doctor recommended this study I suggest that you go ahead with it. The amount of information obtained can be valuable ...Read more
Hernia w/sever pain by umbilical repair w/mesh. Also just hospitalized for unknown intestinal bleeding. Colonoscopy in 6 days. Related to each other?
Postop complications: I cannot answer for sure as it depends on what they actually did during surgery. Potentially the two can be related as either due to postop complication (intestinal injury) or sometimes hernias could be due to Meckel's diverticulum (a pouch coming off the small intestine) that sometimes leads to intussusception and bleeding. Colonoscopy might help determine if there is a large bowel cause. ...Read more
Have had abdominal pain for awhile now, about 4 months. No gallbladder present. Have been told in past I have hernia after colonoscopy 4 yrs ago.?
Need info: If a hernia was seen on colposcopy/EGD it was likely a hiatal hernia which don't typically cause abdominal pain. If the pain occurs shortly after eating fatty or greasy foods if could be you GB. If the pain is improved with eating could be an ulcer. You definatley need to see a surgeon or your PCP ...Read more
Can a colonoscopy cause an umbilical site hernia I was having severe llq pain and after colonoscopy I now have 2painful hernias TSH and umb rcrsrct?
Regarding umbical hernia, my dad aged 77 has never had endoscopy or colonoscopy. He did have barium anaemia 5 years ago! All ok! Y need for colon/endyo?
Been having upper abdominal pain, had colonoscopy and endoscopy. Reviled a hiatai hernia. Is the hernia causing the upper ab pain?
Maybe: Hiatal hernia is very common, but they are not all the same. Large ones can certainly cause pain, along with difficulty swallowing or reflux/heartburn. Patients commonly attribute many nonspecific symptoms to a hiatal hernia, and more often than not the hiatal hernia is not the cause. See a general surgeon with experience in hiatal hernia repair for a consult if its that bad. Best of luck! ...Read more
So, from dr. Para's response, am I correct in assuming that the internal pressure from a colonoscopy could exacerbate an inguinal hernia?
I suppose....: If there is a sliding-type inguinal hernia, with colon contained within the sac, perhaps incarcerated, a colonoscopy could cause some discomfort in that groin. Bottom line would be to get an examination by a general surgeon or your primary care physician and get the hernia fixed! ...Read more
What is wrong? Rectal bleed began 8mos ago. Colonoscopy - 50mm tubulovillous polyp s/p 6wks. New ab. Pain, more r.Bleeding. Ct - ov. Cyst, p.Duod hernia.
Repeat colonoscopy: You have a villus polyp removed for lower GI bleed. It has been 6 weeks and still bleeding. Talk to your GI doctor. This could be a hemorrhoid but it could be another lesion or polyp. It can also be an arterial-venous malformation. Best to have a doctor evaluate. They will also look for anemia. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Mild/moderate rlq pain upon certain movements like drawing knees up. No other symptoms. Had us, ct, colonoscopy all ok. Could it be a hernia?
63 year-old woman still has continuous mild stomach pain affecting her daily life, despite 3 yrs of medical treatment for gastritis found after.....?
Interesting: From your treatment so far it looks like that you have had a good workup. Two things may have been overlooked like your diet, your emotional situation. Your obesity might indicate irritating and poor choice of foods. Snoring might indicate restless sleep that may indicate an ear, nose & throat problem or a psychiatric problem. Please consult with your family physician. & see him/her for a referral to a psychologist. ...Read more
Should I have a colonsocpy? I had 36" of colon removed in 2006 with reversed 3 months later. Had hernia repair from that surgery in 2010.
Lower Left Abdo Pain. 33 yr old m. Blood Tests OK, Ultrasound - no hernia, Colonsocopy found no diverticulitus, Very regular normal BM's. Dull Ache.
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Lower Left Abdo Pain. 33 yr old m. Physically fit. Blood Tests OK, Ultrasound - no inguinal hernia, Colonsocopy found no diverticulitus, cancer etc.
Blood in stools had endoscope have gastritis have hernia will have colonoscopy in oct had last colonoscopy 4 year ago am anemic I am 61 years old under active thyroid 3 children had gall bladder out many years ago teated positive celiac disease in 2 test
Look inside colon: You are sedated (very sleepy, but still breathing on your own). The endoscopist places an instrument through your anus and then passes it into the colon to carefully exam the colon for polyps, cancer, etc. If any abnormalities are found a biopsy may be done. Typically, it is painless - the only bother is cleaning out your bowels beforehand and even that's not so bad. ...Read more
A simple test: After appropriate colon preparation at home, arrive at the endoscopy center, change into a gown & IV is inserted. Once in the procedure room, final consent is obtained, IV sedation is given (there are options here--some patients choose no sedation, others want to be "out cold"), & a thin flexible tube with video camera is inserted per rectum & advanced, taking pictures, biopsies, & therapeutics. ...Read more
Lots of options: There are a lot of different regimens for doing a colonoscopy prep. It depends on your gastroenterologist what they prefer. Ultimate what they want is a clean prep, so you should not have any stool in your colon when they look. You will have a sense of whether your prep is complete when you look in the toilet bowl and you shouldn't see any solid material left. ...Read more
Not bad: The most annoying part is the bowel cleanout the day before. You have to drink a fluid that makes you have enough bowel movements until your stool becomes clear. The colonoscopy procedure itself is usually easy. When you go home you will have some abdominal discomfort and bloating. Sometimes you can have a little rectal bleeding as well. ...Read more
Pretty much anything: Colonoscopies are mostly done for screening, looking for polyps which may be pre-cancerous, thus removing them in essence prevents a cancer. Colonoscopies are also done to evaluate for other problems, like diverticulosis, hemorrhoid bleeding, changes in bowels which may be from comparatively benign conditions, but infectious diseases, inflammatory diseases and other colon problems may be found too. ...Read more
Unlikely: Dying during a colonoscopy or because of one is a very rare event. The risk of a perforation or hole during a colonoscopy is about 1/1500. The risks of dying would increase if one had a perforation that was not noticed. Also there is a risk of having complications from the sedation. One could stop breathing from over sedation which could lead to death, again, a rare event. ...Read more
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