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Can Colonoscopy Detect Ibs
Unlikely: Colonoscopy is a tool to look at the inside of the colon for polyps, cancers, ulcerations, inflammation or other disorders. Colonoscopy uses a flexible telescope with a fiber optic light source. Colitis is inflammation of the colon, it would be hard to link how a colonoscopy would cause colitis. ...Read more
Rome criteria: Endoscopy is important to rule out a different reason for your problems, but not necessary to diagnose irritable bowel syndrome. The duration of symptoms , the pattern of pain and the association of discomfort with bowel movements can be used to see if they are compaible with a predefined rome iii criteria which can make a diagnosis of irritable bowel syndrome. ...Read more
Have ulcerative colitis in sigmoid and ascending colon/cecum (just confirmed by colonoscopy). Will enema treat this (allergic to NSAIDs)?
Consider allergy ref: Thanks for your question. Depending on the NSAID allergy, sometimes it can be desensitized through introduction of small amounts initially, then gradual increase in dose under supervision by an allergy specialist. However, would discuss the side effects/risks/benefits with a specialist. ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is it possible for CEA, C19-9, Abdominal Echo and FOB examinations to detect hemorrhoids, polyps and Colon Caner? Thank you!
No perfect tests!!: Some of these tests(CEA) are only useful for far advanced Cancers(not helpful for early detection of polyps or colon cancer. CEA and CA 19-9 are tumor markers, they are useless for most cases of early cancer. Abdominal ECHO has limited usefulness to detect fluid and certain cystic lesions, not useful for Colon Cancer. The best test for checking colon for polyps and colon cancer is Colonoscopy ...Read more
No: A fecal occult test tests for blood in the stool. Colon cancer can be a cause but so can colon polyps, hemorrhoids, stomach ulcer and many other causes. Anyone with a positive fobt test should have further work up done to evaluate where the blood is coming from. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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