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Can endometriosis of the bowel be found during a colonoscopy?

Can endometriosis of the bowel be found during a 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 more

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Dr. Michael Traub
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Endometriosis (Definition)

An abnormal condition where some endometrial tissue, which is lining tissue of the uterus, is located outside the uterus. The displaced tissue, just like the tissue lining the uterus, bleeds during each menstrual cycle. Endometriosis can be very painful, and can result ...Read more


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I have low, right side, abdominal pain every month with my cycle. Surgery showed no endometriosis, colonoscopy showed no problem in lg intestine. ?

I have low, right side, abdominal pain every month with my cycle.  Surgery showed no endometriosis, colonoscopy showed no problem in lg intestine. ?

Hernia, appendix: Your doctors have appropriately ruled out several potential causes of this pain. Absent fever or vomiting its okay to continue with your evaluation. Go in for fever. Be well. ...Read more

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LLQ pain 1+ yr, clear abdom ct, ultrasound, colonoscopy, and bloodwork. Suspect endometriosis, but pain worse before can make appt... should go to ER?

LLQ pain 1+ yr, clear abdom ct, ultrasound, colonoscopy, and bloodwork. Suspect endometriosis, but pain worse before can make appt... should go to ER?

Need laparoscopy?: It sounds like you may need a laparoscopy to make a diagnosis. If there is endometriosis, it can be treated surgically. Going to the ER probably won't speed up the process. You need to see your GYN to discuss a plan. ...Read more

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I have been suffering from an almost constant constipation since a colonoscopy that happened a month and a half ago. Is it normal? I do have ibs, ms, endometriosis, andhypothyroidism. I have been using miralax (polyethylene glycol).

I have been suffering from an almost constant constipation since a colonoscopy that happened a month and a half ago. Is it normal? I do have ibs, ms, endometriosis, andhypothyroidism. I have been using miralax (polyethylene glycol).

Med side effect?: Drugs that slow motility (like certain medications for ibs) could cause constipation. Most pain meds also do. Some antidepressants also. As mentioned your thyroid level needs to be normal. Otherwise, the key to constipation is eating a lot of fiber and staying well hydrated. Fresh fruits and vegetables and whole grain foods tend to have fiber. ...Read more

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Chronic iron def & anemia (5 yrs) . Iv iron good for 6 months. No endometriosis, fibroids, colon polyps, etc. Wth? (3 endoscopes, 2 colonoscopies)

Chronic  iron def & anemia (5 yrs) . Iv iron good for 6 months. No endometriosis, fibroids, colon polyps, etc. Wth? (3 endoscopes, 2 colonoscopies)

May not be colon: You do not mention that you have seen a hematologist. You may need to do that for further workup, if no cause for bleeding is found. Also, there is a way to look at the small bowel to make sure the bleeding is not coming from there, called a capsule endoscopy, where you swallow a capsule with a camera in it. See your gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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Could front right lower abdominal pain be caused by endometriosos? My GI doesn't think its a GI problem same with my gyno and a colonoscopy was fine.

Could front right lower abdominal pain be caused by endometriosos? My GI doesn't think its a GI problem same with my gyno and a colonoscopy was fine.

Best see GP: Sometimes situations like this one require a broader, more holistic perspective, such as what you would get from your pediatrician, internist or gp. Check out your concerns with your generalist. ...Read more

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Rectal sweating for 1yr. Be ts confirms diverticula in sigmoid colon, colonoscopy shows no masses, blockages etc.Could it be a helminthic condition?

Rectal sweating for 1yr. Be ts confirms
diverticula in sigmoid colon, colonoscopy shows no masses, blockages etc.Could it be
a helminthic condition?

Do you mean mucous?: Anal discharge is most likely proctitis, seborrhea or anal fissure. Have you been cleared of std? Helminthic infections usually do not have rectal discharge. A stool test for ova and parasites and blood work could rule out a parasitic infestation. Colonoscopy may well have identified them as well. ...Read more

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What could this be, rectal bleeding with clumping of 100% straight blood ? "no stool just bright blood" I am trying to help my husband with this problem. He has been to a doctor and a colonoscopy and MRI were done. The colonoscopy was said to show only

What could this be, rectal bleeding with clumping of 100% straight blood ? "no stool just bright blood" I am trying to help my husband with this problem.  He has been to a doctor and a colonoscopy and MRI were done.  The colonoscopy was said to show only

Internal hemorrhoids: This type of large amounts of bright red bleeding without stool and no pain and a negative colonoscopy is almost always due to vascular internal hemorrhoid, you need to see a colon and rectal surgeon, many times this can be treated with a simple office procedure (rbl). ...Read more

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What causes endometriosis to develop in rectal area?

What causes endometriosis to develop in rectal area?

Genetics: We are now learning that genes have a significant role in determining who gets endo, and how severe it is. Somewhere between 10-20% of women with endo have bowel involvement. Rectal and sigmoid locations are the most frequent sites for bowel endo, and it causes pain with bms all month long. You usually can't see endo on colonoscopy so many women arent diagnosed by GI docs to whom they're referred. ...Read more

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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