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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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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Could this be malabsorbtion or just ibs? Had colonoscopy last year normal have IBS almost everyday no weightloss low on phosperous level

Could this be malabsorbtion or just ibs? Had colonoscopy last year normal have IBS almost everyday no weightloss low on phosperous level

Yes Possibly: Although malabsorption is less likely later in life. I would suggest thinking about acquired food allergy or intolerances instead as a more likely possiblity. This often leads to ibs like symptoms. Most common food intolerances are dairy and wheat. Other ones are nuts, shellfish. Try eliminating one food group in your diet at a time and see if this helps your symptoms. A sl low phosporous may be o. ...Read more

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Twinges in my bowells left middle and right side 2 years ago all perfect colonoscopy eating ok stools ok just starts when I get up in morning ibs pos?

Twinges in my bowells left middle and right side 2 years ago all perfect colonoscopy eating ok stools ok just starts when I get up in morning ibs pos?

Possible, but at 65: ...recurrent abdominal discomfort is first addressed by accompanying signs/symptoms that may localize organ involved: in female vaginal discharge/bleeding, alteration in periods, pregnancy risk? Fever, nausea, vomiting, altered stool pattern, blood with stool, tenderness, distension? Painful urination, blood in urine? Recent trauma, herniations? Age? Gender? Risks? Also what testing have you had? ...Read more

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Had a colonoscopy 4 yrs ago but now in seeing mucus in my stools I do have IBS could it be that?

Had a colonoscopy 4 yrs ago but now in seeing mucus in my stools I do have IBS could it be that?

Proctits suggested: First of all, colonoscopy does have a miss rate for polyps particularly in the setting of a poor prep. Having said this, mucus is not an isolated symptom of polyps. Mucus suggests inflammation and can come from something as simple as hemorrhoids but can come from other states as proctitis (ibd) or prolapse. ...Read more

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I had a colonoscopy 7 days ago and still have minor gas pains. Not severe just annoying. Is it normal. I also have ibs?

Not unheard of.: Although it is not usual to have persistent pain after a colonoscopy, it is not unusual to have some discomfort for one to weeks afterwards. As long as the pain is mild and is improving, I would not worry about it. If it persists longer than two weeks or worsens abruptly, then I would contact your gastroenterologist immediately. Good luck! ...Read more

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I am 30 and IBS issues. I did colonoscopy but nothing found. I am better now but for some reason my hair turning grey slowly slowly since then?

Co-incidence: The colonoscopy and your hair turning grey about the same time is highly likely to be coincidental. There is no reason for colonoscopy to affect your scalp. ...Read more

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I have had both an endo and colonoscopy and both only concluded I had an inflamed colon. I was diagnosed with IBS 2 years ago. Wake up in pain daily

I have had both an endo and colonoscopy and both only concluded I had an inflamed colon. I was diagnosed with IBS 2 years ago. Wake up in pain daily

IBS or IBD syndromes: Http://www. Webmd. Com/digestive-disorders/picture-of-the-colon provides reasonable overview & http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/inflammatory-bowel-disease/basics/symptoms/con-20034908 is a fair bit more complete. Neither syndrome has routine clearly effective treatments. Study, self educate, be aware of mental/emotional issues playing a (? major) role & seek help worthy of your trust. ...Read more

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I've had two colonoscopies in the last 10 yrs, w/ the last 3 yrs ago? Dr thinks I have IBS. What are the odds of having colon cancer now?

I've had two colonoscopies in the last 10 yrs, w/ the last 3 yrs ago? Dr thinks I have IBS. What are the odds of having colon cancer now?

Remote: A clean colonoscopy result three years ago and your age essentially rule out colon cancer.
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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (Definition)

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