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Doctor insights on: Can You Get A Colonoscopy If You Have A Hernia

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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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Should you have a colonoscopy if you have an umbilical hernia?

Should you have a colonoscopy if you have an umbilical hernia?

Yes: The presence of an umbilical hernia does not preclude you from undergoing a colonoscopy. As always, just be sure that there is a proper indication for you to have the colonoscopy. ...Read more

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Can a hernia be repaired during a colonoscopy?

Possibly: This would be an unusual practice but it is possible. The main problem would be scheduling to different physicians schedules. As well, this would likely add cost, as the cost of operating room time is significantly more than the cost of outpatient GI procedure room time. ...Read more

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Can a colonoscopy cause a hernia? How do I treat it?

Can a colonoscopy cause a hernia? How do I treat it?

Hernias development: Colonoscopy injects a lot of air into the colon and increases intravenous-abdominal pressure. If you have a hernia, the increased pressure will cause a pre-existent hernia to protrude. You should see a surgeon to have it repaired. The hernia has probably been there for awhile and protruded after to increase in abdominal pressure. ...Read more

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Internal hernia can it be spotted with a colonoscopy?

Internal hernia can it be spotted with a colonoscopy?

No: The colonoscopy only can see the inside of your colon. Think of it as being able to look inside of a hose. It is not able to look inside your abdomen. Think of a hose that is in a container. By looking inside the hose, you do not see what the outside of the hose looks like as it sits inside the container. ...Read more

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Can a colonoscopy agrivate an umbilical hernia?

Can a colonoscopy agrivate an umbilical hernia?

Probably not: The colon is actually not attached to the front abdominal wall and hernia is a result of a defect in the wall through which part of your colon/small intestine can get squeezed in resulting in the bulge--the hernia. Colon prep cleans out your colon and colonoscopy is just a scope being threaded into the colon to take a look. This should not make the hernia worse. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can you determine a umbilical hernia in a colonoscopy?

No: A colonoscopy is looking at the lining of your colon. An umbilical hernia is a defect in your abdominal wall at the level of your belly button. If not appreciated on physical examination, these hernias can be seen on ct scan. ...Read more

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My dad has umbical hernia... And have been asked to have an endoscopy and a colonoscopy. What would this determine?

Unrelated: A colonoscopy is generally recommended for screening for colorectal cancer, starting at age 50. Upper endoscopy is usually reserved for those with symptoms related to the upper GI tract such as reflux, abdominal pain, etc. Neither of these tests are required before repairing an umbilical hernia as a routine. Ask your surgeon to find out more. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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My dad has umbical hernia for the last 10 years +. He has been asked to have a endoscopy and colonoscopy? What wud this elevate?

My dad has umbical hernia for the last 10 years +. He has been asked to have a endoscopy and colonoscopy? What wud this elevate?

If he is 77: And have any GI symptoms, he should have these tests. If he is thinking about surgical repair of the hernia, it is more important to exclude any GI conditions prior to an operation on the abdominal wall. Ask his doctor who recommended these tests for more specific answers. ...Read more

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I was advised to undergo a colonoscopy before a hernia surgery but, but I am scheduled tomorrow for the surgery is it safe? Should I continue?

Colonoscopy is safe: Colonoscopy is a good test to look at the insides of the colon. Risks include perforation and bleeding (if biopsies are done) Few complications occur. If your doctor recommended this study I suggest that you go ahead with it. The amount of information obtained can be valuable ...Read more

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Hernia w/sever pain by umbilical repair w/mesh. Also just hospitalized for unknown intestinal bleeding. Colonoscopy in 6 days. Related to each other?

Hernia w/sever pain by umbilical repair w/mesh. Also just hospitalized for unknown intestinal bleeding. Colonoscopy in 6 days. Related to each other?

Postop complications: I cannot answer for sure as it depends on what they actually did during surgery. Potentially the two can be related as either due to postop complication (intestinal injury) or sometimes hernias could be due to Meckel's diverticulum (a pouch coming off the small intestine) that sometimes leads to intussusception and bleeding. Colonoscopy might help determine if there is a large bowel cause. ...Read more

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Have had abdominal pain for awhile now, about 4 months. No gallbladder present. Have been told in past I have hernia after colonoscopy 4 yrs ago.?

Have had abdominal pain for awhile now, about 4 months. No gallbladder present. Have been told in past I have hernia after colonoscopy 4 yrs ago.?

Need info: If a hernia was seen on colposcopy/EGD it was likely a hiatal hernia which don't typically cause abdominal pain. If the pain occurs shortly after eating fatty or greasy foods if could be you GB. If the pain is improved with eating could be an ulcer. You definatley need to see a surgeon or your PCP ...Read more

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Abdom. Pain, left lower & right mid. With constipation for 1 month. Colonoscopy 1 yr ago, all good. Laparoscopic bilateral hernia repair 07. Any thoughts?

Pain Pattern?: First, I wonder why a 34yo had a colonoscopy? What was going on then? Second, is the pain constant, only after meals, etc? Pain on both sides of the abdomen suggests a functional problem like irritable bowel syndrome rather an infection or blockage. ...Read more

Dr. David Earle
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Hernia (Definition)

The ascendence of the gastroesophageal junction into the chest above the diaphragm through the ...Read more