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Can You See Yeast On Colonoscopy
Extreme itch after all food no rash. Colonoscopy endoscopy thryoid blood (full) abdominal CT contrast brain MRI urine 4 yeast clean hysterectmy 6yr ago?
Perhaps food allergy: To find out which food is causing the itch, you will probably need an allergist. You can try an elimination diet, food skin tests or blood tests for food to narrow down what you are eating that you are allergic to. If it happens after every meal, it is likely to be a staple food like wheat, milk or egg, so you are being exposed every time you eat. Quantities that seem small are huge to your cells. ...Read more
Suffering w/ GERD 6 months & diagnosed w/candida 3 yrs ago after colonoscopy which was never treated. Can there be a link?
Unlikely: Gerd and esophageal candida are usually unrelated. Gerd means that acid is escaping the stomach and leaks up into the esophagus. Stomach acid generally kills the yeast in the esophagus that causes candida. If you have been taking antibiotics, steroids (prednisone), or other immunosuppressants, then this is likely the cause of the esophageal candida. ...Read more
Could chronic IBS, occasional achy joints/face rash be result of candida? Low (1.5) neutrophils, other white cells normal. Colonoscopy norm, no fever.
No: Listen, man. If you buy into this "candida" cult, you will never, ever feel well again. They'll persuade you that you have an incurable illness that needs constant, intensive, varying management, and will get you focused on it to the detriment of the things you need to do to enjoy life. This level of neuts isn't dangerous and is probably just you. Manage your IBS and get on with your life. ...Read more
Rarely probably: Taenia solium is a tape worm humans get from eating poorly cooked pork. The primary site is the small intestine but they can grow to 6 or 7 feet in length so I would assume they often extend into the colon and could be seen on colonoscopy. I have never seen one on colonoscopy. ...Read more
If when taking a colonoscopy and they see polyps do they remove them and when they remove them and something is found what medicine do they use?
Yes: Polyps are removed with instruments passed through a channel in the scope. Instruments are used to cut the polyp and extract it. Very rarely (if polyp large and/or flat) there is a need to inject the polyp prior to removing it, and the most common injected medicine would be epinephrine and normal saline. ...Read more
I have a colonoscopy tomorrow and have done all the prep. However, I can see food bits in the toilet and it's a cloudy brown. Okay to have procedure?
Probably: Make sure you drank all the proper fluids, you will be releasing waste for hours to come so its likely the colon will be clean by the time of the procedure ...Read more
Saw GI for positive iFOB test who scheduled upperGI/colonoscopy. Given that I'm young, I don't see why this is necessary unless things worsen?
You should proceed: If this is your doctor's recommendation. Likelihood of finding a pathological condition that requires treatment is low b/c of your age, but it is not zero. ...Read more
Fissure&hemerhoid pain much worse after colonoscopy, can the scope going in make these conditions worse? Dr cant see me until august to give results
Painful condition: The colonoscopy should not cause a measurable worsening of your condition, but the procedure may cause temporary irritation and a transient increase in pain. The underlying problem may be getting worse, though, so if the worsening persists, tell your doctor or seek additional care. ...Read more
Is there something from the store that I can look for to see if I have a yeast infection? If so what would that item be?
Itching, and white cottage cheese appearing discharge, are good signs, usually not much odor.
Odor usually implies bacterial source ...Read more
I have a colonoscopy tomorrow and I had a cup of broth that was not completely see through and a cup of red gatorade today. Is that ok?
Maybe: That is not a good decision because it may hinder your gastroenterologist's ability to view all of your colon properly. However, inform your gastroenterologist so they are aware and can manage it or reschedule you. ...Read more
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
Cottage cheese like: Usually it looks like cottage cheese and it is pruritic. But do not diagnose yourself, see your gyn. ...Read more
Should I consider getting an endoscopy and colonoscopy at age 21 or 22 to see early stages of cancer?
I have ibs. I've had 2 colonoscopies within the past 3 years and they were normal. When I wipe I see a little bit of pink blood. Should I worry?
Take some: Reassurance, if you are seeing blood it's unlikely to be related to more concerning things like colon cancer, colonic polyps (which can become cancer) or inflammatory bowel disease (like ulcerative colitis or crohn's disease). These very concerning conditions would be very unlikely to be missed by two colonoscopies within 3 years, particularly if the preparation was good. ...Read more
I have this similar issue its not yeast and nor do I have herpes. 'is there something else that can be going on. All my docs see is it is irritated?
A few possibilities: Yeast still might be possible; it can be difficult to confirm with testing, and some yeast strains are resistant to usual treatments. Maybe allergy (e.g. latex condoms, vaginal perfume, tampon)? Low estrogen? Idiopathic vulvodynia? There are other possibilities as well. Keep working with your doctor, or maybe 2nd opinion, e.g dermatology or a gyn who specializes in infections. Good luck! ...Read more
I've been entirely emptied out in order for the colonoscopy to work. So how will he see my colon if I can't even be emptied out by the colonoscopy laxative?
Rectal bleeding occassionllly, have hemrooids, overdo for colonoscopy. Should I see a gasyrenterologistnor a proctologist.
Yes: At least let him/her know your concerns. ...Read more
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