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What can cause you to experience nothing at all after taking moviprep prior to a colonoscopy?

What can cause you to experience nothing at all after taking moviprep prior to a colonoscopy?

Slow motility : Assuming that you do not have an intestinal blockage (in which case you would be severely vomiting with the prep), then you probably have somewhat severe gut hypo motility (slow gut) that resulted in the movi prep not working. It is rare but I have seen it happen. ...Read more

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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Is there a death rate for a colonoscopy (during and after)?If yes, how high and what is death most commonly caused by?

Scope complications: The worst complications associated with upper or lower endoscopy happen with perforation through the bowel. This is very unlikely. The perforations will usually cause a bad infection to start. The infection can become bad enough to be fatal, but, this too is unlikely. ...Read more

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Having a colonoscopy monday, using moviprep tomorrow night. Is there anything i can do to help the discomfort the prep can cause?

Having a colonoscopy monday, using moviprep tomorrow night. Is there anything i can do to help the discomfort the prep can cause?

Cramp or hemorrhoid?: Cramping from colon prep often reflects altered gut motility, secretions, & distension that can be mitigated by prep choice. Frequent stooling due to an effective prep may aggravate anal fissure, hemorrhoids, procto-colitis or reproduce the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (if these conditions are present or ultimately diagnosed). Ask your doctor for relief appropriate to these possibilities. ...Read more

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Can a colonoscopy cause colitis?

Unlikely: Colonoscopy is a tool to look at the inside of the colon for polyps, cancers, ulcerations, inflammation or other disorders. Colonoscopy uses a flexible telescope with a fiber optic light source. Colitis is inflammation of the colon, it would be hard to link how a colonoscopy would cause colitis. ...Read more

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Docs, could a colonoscopy cause damage?

Yes it can: Colonoscopy is a very important tool doctors have to screen and diagnose and treat colon problem including cancer like any other tool it could have a side effect or potential complication the worst is perforation which could be easily treated by surgery chance is less than 1% some statistic suggest one out of 500 hundred second is bleeding which could be stopped without surgery. ...Read more

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Can a colonoscopy irritate Crohn's disease and cause symptoms to worsen?

Can a colonoscopy irritate Crohn's disease and cause symptoms to worsen?

No: Occasionally multiple biopsies and the prep may result in a day or two of minor bleeding, and possibly loose stools, but that should resolve rapidly. ...Read more

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My wife recently had a colonoscopy done on the 15th of Jan...and now she started bleeding... what could be the cause for this?

My wife recently had a colonoscopy done on the 15th of Jan...and now she started bleeding... what could be the cause for this?

Bleeding: Were any polyps removed? That can be a source of bleeding. Also the colonoscopy can cause irritation to diverticuli or simply irritate the mucosa of the bowel. You should let your GI physician know about the bleeding. ...Read more

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Know that feeling of air in your shoulders after a colonoscopy well I have that painful feeling for no reason. Why ? What would cause that

Know that feeling of air in your shoulders after a colonoscopy  well I have that painful feeling for no reason. Why ? What would cause that

No: I never heard of anyone having a feeling of air in their shoulders from a scope in their large intestine, but if you are having pain in your shoulders it would be wise to get an exam to determine why. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I had a colonoscopy a few weeks ago and got the results today what other diseases could cause crohns like symptoms other than crohns and U C?

Ibs: If your colonoscopy revealed no pathology, ongoing intestinal symptoms like cramps, diarrhea, flatulence can occur with irritable bowel syndrome, lactose or gluten intolerance or sensitivity. Chronic intestinal infections are usually diagnosed by stool cultures. Your gastroenterologist, who knows you well, is best qualified to answer your question. ...Read more

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Body aches and pains after colonoscopy. What can cause this?

Body aches and pains after colonoscopy. What can cause this?

Follow up: Mild transient discomfort or pain may be acceptable but any substantial or long-lasting pain requires a follow up with your endoscopist ...Read more

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