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Doctor insights on: Can My Regular Doctor Do An Air Contrast Enema In His Clinic

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Does it hurt to get an air contrast enema done?

Does it hurt to get an air contrast enema done?

It is uncomfortable: Most patients tolerate the procedure very well. I think younger patients fare better. There is much turning and rolling during the procedure to coat the mucosa. The colon has to be distended with air to image the colon lining. This is uncomfortable and varies for each patient. This does not last long. Being well prepped(bowel cleansing) and relaxed for the exam helps. ...Read more

Enema (Definition)

An enema is the introduction of liquid into the rectum to evacuate the bowels[ principly the colon/ large ...Read more


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When a Fluroscopic Single Contrast Enema of the rectum is performed by Radiology, what would be the reason for a doctor to request that kind of test?

When a Fluroscopic Single Contrast Enema of the rectum is performed by Radiology, what would be the reason for a doctor to request that kind of test?

Checking to see: if there is any findings in the rectum such as polyps. Depending on the reason for the test, internal hemorrhoid may become visible. Sometimes an evaluation of the muscles of the pelvic floor can be evaluated that way. ...Read more

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What would be the reason for having a patient who's had subtotal colectomy with Ileostomy placement undergo a Fluroscopic Single Contrast Enema test?

What would be the reason for having a patient who's had subtotal colectomy with Ileostomy placement undergo a Fluroscopic Single Contrast Enema test?

Many reasons: If it was subtotal colectomy with anasthomosis to rectum and protective iliostomy then most likley it's to check the anasthomosis prior to iliostomy closure ...Read more

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Does a Fluoroscopic Single Contrast Enema Exam only reveal large intestines? If not. What other organs does it show.

Does a Fluoroscopic Single Contrast Enema Exam only reveal large intestines? If not. What other organs does it show.

Yes,: It is performed specifically to evaluate the colon/large intestine. Since X-rays of the whole abdomen are performed as part of the procedure, it could provide limited evaluation of other structures such as the lumbosacral spine. ...Read more

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What's the difference between an xray of the large bowel and a Fluroscopic Single Contrast Enema test?

What's the difference between an xray of the large bowel and a Fluroscopic Single Contrast Enema test?

Not much: Fluoroscopy is used to image the large bowel during the performance of barium enema . Single contrast enmea uses barium with out the addition of air which is called double contrast enema. Fluoroscopy involves the use of xrays. Images are taken of the large bowel during fluoroscopy for documentation of any pathology and normal anatomy. ...Read more

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If a patient had total colectomy w/ileostomy placement, what would be the purpose in having them undergo a Fluoroscopic Single Contrast Enema Exam?

If a patient had total colectomy w/ileostomy placement, what would be the purpose in having them undergo a Fluoroscopic Single Contrast Enema Exam?

After the resection-: -the bowls R usually hooked up again 2 what remains. The colostomy is done 2 divert the contents of the bowls. This is what is done in the acute phase of diverticulitis. The study is 2 see how the anastomoses is doing. If it's a permanent colostomy, it's 2 eval the rectum & what's left of the colon. Tumors can B seen. If a temporary 1, if all is OK,the colostomy is taken down. ...Read more

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Is fibromyalgia something that a regular doctor can treat, or will I need to go to a pain clinic?

Is fibromyalgia something that a regular doctor can treat, or will I need to go to a pain clinic?

Anyone can treat: Anyone can treat it. Proper diagnosis may be best done by a rheumatologist or rehab medicine specialist or a neurologist. ...Read more

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Can my regular doctor do the blood type in his clinic?

Can my regular doctor do the blood type in his clinic?

Yes: Blood typing is typically done by a blood bank. Your doctor's office may be able to draw the blood and have it sent for typing. ...Read more

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Can my regular doctor do the audiology test in his clinic?

Can my regular doctor do the audiology test in his clinic?

Depends: Many doctors have the training necessary to do this, but a lot of physicians don't have the equipment because there isn't enough need for it in their practice. I work with a lot of pediatricians, who send kids off for audiology tests often. However, they don't get enough need in their office to justify the expense of purchasing and maintaining the equipment. Best to call your doctor and ask. ...Read more

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