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Causes Of Failed Colonoscopy
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
My wife recently had a colonoscopy done on the 15th of Jan...and now she started bleeding... what could be the cause for this?
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
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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