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Can You Get A Colonoscopy If You Have A Hernia
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can a colonoscopy be safely carried out on me even though I have a ventral hernia or should the hernia be repaired prior to having the colonoscopy?
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
My dad has umbical hernia for the last 10 years +. He has been asked to have a endoscopy and colonoscopy? What wud this elevate?
Can a colonoscopy and endoscopy find a hernia? And if so what will the doc do if he does find one or any other type of seriously immediate problem?
After aher first colonoscopy, my daughter has abdominalpain beneath her navel. Doc said it is a hernia. Was this caused by the procedure?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can a colonoscopy cause an umbilical site hernia I was having severe llq pain and after colonoscopy I now have 2painful hernias TSH and umb rcrsrct?
Regarding umbical hernia, my dad aged 77 has never had endoscopy or colonoscopy. He did have barium anaemia 5 years ago! All ok! Y need for colon/endyo?
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