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Appendix (Definition)

The appendix is a piece of tubing located at the bottom of the colon on the right lower part of the abdomen. It has no known function in modern humans, but was thought to possibly be a type of extra stomach back in our cavepeople days. Currently it's only purpose is to get infected ...Read more


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Does a colonoscopy check the appendix?

Does a colonoscopy check the appendix?

No: It can only see the appendix opening to the colon. The appendix is usually too narrow for a colonoscope to see inside the appendix. ...Read more

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Can you view the appendix thru colonoscopy?

Only the opening: The appendix is an appendage that hangs from the cecum where the colon begins. It is too narrow to examine with the colonoscope, but the opening is typically seen. ...Read more

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What does the GI doctor see when performing a Colonoscopy? Can he not see the appendix too sense it looks like it is attached to everything?

What does the GI doctor see when performing a Colonoscopy? Can he not see the appendix too sense it looks like it is attached to everything?

Colonoscopy.: What the gastroenterologist sees during colonoscopy is the inside of the colon. It is possible to see the area of attachment of the appendix to the colon, but it is not possible to see the appendix itself. Good luck. ...Read more

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I just had a colonoscopy , dr found a protrusion in colon he thinks it's an inverted appendix , took biopsy tobe sure, is this bad? Just worried.

I just had a colonoscopy , dr found a protrusion in colon he thinks it's an inverted appendix , took biopsy tobe sure, is this bad? Just worried.

It was the right --: Thing to do. The biopsy result will confirm what it is and your surgeon will discuss it with you then. Worry would not make things any better. I believe your surgeon is doing everything right. Good luck. ...Read more

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Had colonoscopy two days ago with biopsy of mass protruding from appendix thru cecum. I have pain. Level 5 should I go to er?

Had colonoscopy two days ago with biopsy of mass protruding from appendix thru cecum.  I have pain. Level 5 should I go to er?

Yes, yes: And tell them all of the above, best to go to the er where your colonoscopy and endoscopist are. Be sure to have them notify the gi/colorectal doctor if you already have not called them. Perforation of the cecum is a strong possibility. Also stay npo until evaluated. Do not eat or drink anything and do not take aspirin/nsaids. ...Read more

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Appendix out 3 yrs abdominal dull pain since, colonoscopy result clear, ultra scan showed scar tissue holding Rh ovary to bowel.?

Appendix out 3 yrs abdominal dull pain since, colonoscopy  result clear, ultra scan showed scar tissue holding Rh ovary to bowel.?

Abdominal pain: Any manipulation in abdomen might cause some scar tissue. I do not know if ultrasound is a good modality to show such a problem. Talk to your GI specialist who did colonoscopy. ...Read more

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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