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Can The Doctor See The Liver During A Colonoscopy
Only the duct system: Scopes are inside the intestines. The pancreas is external to the intestines. The opening of the duct leading from the pancreas into the intestines is visible. The endoscopist can enter that duct and inject a dye that will light up the ducts within the pancreas. This procedure can identify problems within the pancreatic duct system. ...Read more
This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more
Can a doctor via colonoscopy see the level of inflammation in the intestines? Does it require a biopsy? Are there any blood tests that can determine?
Not really: Colonoscopy can reveal masses and polyps (larger issues). If you are looking at tissue lining inflammation, or 'leaky gut' syndrome, there are several labs that have kits to test for this either by blood or by stool analysis. If it's to determine Chron's or Ulcerative colitis, there are other blood, GI tests, endoscopic imaging, ultrasound, (blue) dye during colonoscopy looking for inflammation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is there any type of endoscopy where the doctor can see inside your liver directly with a camera? If not is there any procedure that does allow a doctor to see inside your liver directly?
If a colonscopy can reach the small intestine, why would the dr also want to do an endoscopy through the stomach to the sm bowel as well to biopsy all?
Different Areas: The colonoscopy may reach the end of the small bowel whereas the upper endoscopy reaches the start of the small bowel. Even though they both reach the small bowel those areas function differently. Also the upper endo allows for biopsy of the stomach and esophagus if needed. Need for these scopes depends on the condition being evaluated. ...Read more
Does a doctor perform a liver biopsy on a hepatitis b patient when he suspects liver cancer? Or is it done to determine the health of the liver?
Yes and Yes: Liver biopsies are performed to better characterize a liver lesion appreciated on x-ray, to identify cause and extent of liver inflammation, and to assess the extent or progression of liver disease. Ask your doctor what he hopes to understand from your particular liver specimen. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Does the test that checks for blood in your stool need to be done by a gastroenterologist, or can any doctor do it?
Yes: Easy test performed by any practitioner- simply smear stool on paper slide, apply reagent, and there will be a color change if blood is detected. ...Read more
Can a endoscope specialist during the procedure see yeast coating the esophagus is it hard to missand what if i have kidney issues at the same time?
If doctor orders an ultrasound to check for gallstones, does it also check the liver? Or does it only check the gallbladder?
Hope not!!: that would mean a perforation. we do look at your esophagus, stomach and small bowel - and the ampulla (where the biliary tree meets the small bowel). some liver conditions can manifest themselves in the stomach though, so in a roundabout way we sometimes do get a glimpse at your liver function as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When should you ask for an endoscopy ultrasound to see if something is wrong with the tail of the pancreas?
Can a dr tell during a colposcopy if the biopsy they take of the cervix is bad? Does cancer have a certain feature they can see? What about infection
Visiting GI doc for the first time before the colonoscopy. Does it usually just talk about the procedure or will he also examine me for my problems?
What is done when a doctor puts a capsule in your esophoagus to check for the amount of acid in your stomach?
See below: The Heidelberg Gastric Analysis is the best method to assess the level of hydrochloric acid in one's stomach; surprisingly many with heartburn have a deficiency of acid production. One swallows a capsule and drinks alkaline solutions a few times. It is not a painful test. See http://www.austincc.edu/mlt/ua/ualab14gastricanalysis.pdf for details. ...Read more
Can a doctor find cholestasis of pregnancy when they take your blood the first appointment or does it have to be specific test to find it?
specific tests: needs specific tests. discuss your symptoms with your doctor ...Read more
Can a transvaginal ultrasound to look at the bladder see the uretes? if so could it see abnormalities with the ureters?
Here are some ...: Just go to see Doc with detailed Hx stressing quality, quantity, & sequence of events of all symptoms and their related discomforts over time for analysis + physical exam + tests as needed; and let Doc help you decide what tests including imaging study - US would yield better result for you. ...Read more
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