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Can My Regular Doctor Do An Air Contrast Enema In His Clinic
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
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?
What would be the reason for having a patient who's had subtotal colectomy with Ileostomy placement undergo a Fluroscopic Single Contrast Enema test?
Does a Fluoroscopic Single Contrast Enema Exam only reveal large intestines? If not. What other organs does it show.
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
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
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
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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