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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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Can IBS cause RLQ pain. I have been having pain on&off for 4 months. Had ct scan didn't show anything wrong. What are IBS symptoms? Do I colonoscopy.?

Can IBS cause RLQ pain. I have been having pain on&off for 4 months. Had ct scan didn't show anything wrong. What are IBS symptoms? Do I colonoscopy.?

Colonoscopy: Irritable bowel symptoms typically run the spectrum from constipation to diarrhea, frequently alternating back and forth. Usually there is episodic cramping and spasm, but bleeding and weight loss are unusual. Evaluation by your primary care physician may not find any abnormalities in blood tests, x rays or a ct scan. Proceed to Gastroenterology for colonoscopy.

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Mucus in stool Everyday. GI dr says its ibs. Blood test and stool culture normal. Colonoscopy not done. Can ibs cause mucus in stool Everyday?

Mucus in stool Everyday. GI dr says its ibs. Blood test and stool culture normal. Colonoscopy not done. Can ibs cause mucus in stool Everyday?

Mucus on stool: Mucus discharge occurs in up to 50% of patients with irritable bowel syndrome, with or without pain. Mucus may also be produced in response to partial obstruction, chronic constipation, rectal dysfunction, infection, & even from secretory villous tumors of the rectum, among others.

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Have low grade fever post cdiff for two weeks, rest neg., can inflammation of colon cause this fever? Colonoscopy in two weeks. No other sx/ +pi ibs.

Review with your doc: Even antibiotics can cause fever so it is important to review this with your doctor. Please let her know prior to showing up for colonoscopy as it is important to not be infectious and contagious to avoid spreading it during the colonoscopy.

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Diagnosed with gastritis/GERD & IBS via EGD&colonoscopy. Can any of these cause cramps in the middle of the night on occasion? Gyn exam also normal.

Diagnosed with gastritis/GERD & IBS via EGD&colonoscopy. Can any of these cause cramps in the middle of the night on occasion? Gyn exam also normal.

Yes both can: Gastroesophageal reflux disease GERD can cause severe cramps, especially if severe with lining compromise. Gastritis and Irritable bowel syndrome IBS can also cause less severe cramps. Night cramps can be more associatedvwith GERD after a full heavy meal esp with alcohol, where acid food mixture bridges thru esophageal gastric area and could cause dull chestvpain, cramps and nausea.

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Would a colonoscopy detect IBS? Thanks!

Would a colonoscopy detect IBS? Thanks!

No, but...: A colonoscopy would help exclude other possible diagnoses that present with similar symptoms. It also serves as a screening test for colorectal cancer. So, useful for more than one reason. If you have a significant family history of colon cancer, it is recommended you have one starting at age 45-50, and then every 5 years after that, sometimes sooner if there are precancerous growths detected.

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Pass gass 40 times a day I do have ibs had colonoscopy 1 year ago?

Pass gass 40 times a day I do have ibs had colonoscopy 1 year ago?

IBS: If you have IBS and this is not a new issue for you, that may just be you. With a normal colonoscopy, unlikely to be anything else. Some people try a probiotic like florastor to help establish a normal gut flora again which may help with your as issue. See is your diet has anything to do with it too.

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Had a clear colonoscopy 3 yrs ago now have IBS symptoms do I need another colonoscopy?

Had a clear colonoscopy 3 yrs ago now have IBS symptoms do I need another colonoscopy?

Probably not: Alarm symptoms? Fever, bleeding, weight loss, anemia? History of polyp? Colitis? Family history of colon cancer? Change in bowels without good reason? See your doc in any event.

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I had been diagnosed with IBS, but never had a colonoscopy. I've recently been waking up at night with painful episodes. Could it still be the IBS?

I had been diagnosed with IBS, but never had a colonoscopy. I've recently been waking up at night with painful episodes. Could it still be the IBS?

Possibly: But nocturnal symptoms are unusual in IBS and rarely awaken an individual from sleep in and of themselves. Would definitely warrant a visit to your internist or gastroenterologist to be sure you do not have something else like IBD and not IBS. IBD is much more likely to cause nocturnal symptoms that wake you up.

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I have ibs. I've had 2 colonoscopies within the past 3 years and they were normal. When I wipe I see a little bit of pink blood. Should I worry?

I have ibs. I've had 2 colonoscopies within the past 3 years and they were normal. When I wipe I see a little bit of pink blood. Should I worry?

Take some: Reassurance, if you are seeing blood it's unlikely to be related to more concerning things like colon cancer, colonic polyps (which can become cancer) or inflammatory bowel disease (like ulcerative colitis or crohn's disease). These very concerning conditions would be very unlikely to be missed by two colonoscopies within 3 years, particularly if the preparation was good.

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Neg colonoscopy 9 mon ago. Diagnosed ibs. Recent bleeding from anus and positive fobt. I'm 25 what now?

See CR Surgeon: Anal bleeding in a young person with a normal colonoscopy will most likely be from either internal hemorrhoids or an anal fissure. You would most likely have pain with bowel movements with the latter. Try taking a fiber supplement for a couple weeks. If you still bleed, see a colorectal surgeon.

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IBS and diverticulis history and considering resection. Had colonoscopy yesterday and pain today. What should I do.

Not enough info: Many factors go into the decision to recommend an operation, including a complete history, exam, lab and X-ray data, as well as risks and benefits of all the different options based on you individual situation. Your surgeon is the best one to know all those factors.

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No matter what I eat or do, yes I've had a colonoscopy found nothing, said maybe ibs. I always suffer severe morning diarrhea! Why?

No matter what I eat or do, yes I've had a colonoscopy found nothing, said maybe ibs. I always suffer severe morning diarrhea! Why?

MORE FIBER: I'm not sure why you're having diarrhea, and it can be serious so you should get it checked out. But in the short term, a fiber supplement, such as fiber-con, metamucil, benefiber, or citrucel (or their store brand equivalents) can make a big difference. It looks like you need to take them just before bedtime, and it's ok to take a double dose.

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (Definition)

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