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Dr. Julie Abbott
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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Rectal bleeding for 1 month, colonscopy showed colitis & biopsy neg. Ct w enlarged nodes near colon. Gastros said infection. 2Nd opinion? Feel good

Rectal bleeding for 1 month, colonscopy showed colitis & biopsy neg. Ct w enlarged nodes near colon. Gastros said infection. 2Nd opinion? Feel good

Follow MD: Follow your gastroenterologist recommendations, as he saw the tissue. You should definitely follow up with this physician. Is he treating you for the? infection. Good luck. ...Read more

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Had bright rectal bleeding for 1 month, colonscopy showed bulge near cecum. CT scan showed minor nodes around colon. Infection? Bleeding gone feel wel

Had bright rectal bleeding for 1 month, colonscopy showed bulge near cecum. CT scan showed minor nodes around colon. Infection? Bleeding gone feel wel

Glad it's gone: Most likely sources of bleeding from the rectum are hemorrhoids, diverticulosis, and something called arteriosus-venous malformations (AVM's). If the bleeding has stopped, great. If it returns, ask your gastroenterologist about these problems, and which one they think it is. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Bleeding red stools daily 1 month, gone now. Colonscopy cleared, CT scan showed few enlarged nodes around colon. Gi said infection. Ask 4 biopsy?

Bleeding red stools daily 1 month, gone now. Colonscopy cleared, CT scan showed few enlarged nodes around colon. Gi said infection. Ask 4 biopsy?

No: Red blood in stool more frequent from anal problems rather than colon, as such a neg. colonoscopy and as a result no area requiring bx. If digital exam does not define an anal lesion or internal hemmorhoids then whatever the problem has resolved and again no bx required. Check for a repeat bleed and this followed by anoscopy. ...Read more

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What could cause enlarged lymph nodes near colon seen in CT scan? Colonscopy & biopsy clear. Was having rectal bleeding for 1 month. GI said infection

What could cause enlarged lymph nodes near colon seen in CT scan? Colonscopy & biopsy clear. Was having rectal bleeding for 1 month. GI said infection

Lymph node: Enlargement is caused by infection or inflammation in the vast majority of cases. RARELY are they caused by cancer or lymphoma. If your GI says infection, I would be comfortable with it. ...Read more

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What are chances of colon cancer 20 months after colonoscopy? Had 5mm polyp removed. Been having left lower quad and flank pain. Negative for infect

What are chances of colon cancer 20 months after colonoscopy? Had 5mm polyp removed. Been having left lower quad and flank pain. Negative for infect

Very low: If the colonoscopy was done correctly, there is negligible risk of your developing colon cancer in 20 months. It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Had a colonoscopy, said I have a twisted colon what does that mean?

Had a colonoscopy, said I have a twisted colon what does that mean?

Tortuous colon: Were they able to finish the exam? Sometimes it can make it difficult enough not to be able to get through. Unlikely to cause any issues for you though - just make sure your BMs stay regular. ...Read more

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Is it safe to do a colon cleanse even though I'm not having a colonoscopy?

Is it safe to do a colon cleanse even though I'm not having a colonoscopy?

If free, enjoy it..: If it is free and you enjoy it.........go ahead. It has no medical benefit. ...Read more

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I had a colonoscopy and my dr. Said I have scarring in my colon. No surgeries or injuries. Why the scarring?

I had a colonoscopy and my dr. Said I have scarring in my colon. No surgeries or injuries. Why the scarring?

Information: You should discuss that with who did the colonoscopy. There may be several different reasons. Most commonly it is related to some inflammatory condition, or possible previous surgery. ...Read more

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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?

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?

You may need more: You may need more laxatives to liquify your stool. If you don't have bowel movements with the laxative, it is unlikely your gastroenterologist will be able to do a good exam ...Read more

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Do I need to just go to the hospital and be seen? I am a 51 year old white male. I had a colonoscopy 6 years ago after having a difficulty with my colon where it was said that on my left side it had been 'kinked", which is where I am now experincing a du

Do I need to just go to the hospital and be seen? I am a 51 year old white male. I had a colonoscopy 6 years ago after having a difficulty with my colon where it was said that on my left side it had been 'kinked", which is where I am now experincing a du

A: A real serious concern for someone with a history like yours would be bowel obstruction. For the future if you experience any of the following: abdominal pain (crampy in nature) that usually comes and goes nausea vomiting diarrhea constipation inability to pass gas or have a bowel movement abdominal distention please seek medical attention right away. ...Read more

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Should I feel tired 2 days after colon colonoscopy?

Should I feel tired 2 days after colon colonoscopy?

You might.: If your colonoscopy was performed under sedation, some people occasionally feel a "hangover" effect a day later. However, this is unusual, and would more likely be related to lack of sleep from taking your bowel prep. Propofol anesthesia is very short-acting, and would not be an issue. ...Read more

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Colon cance free for 10 years six yrs ago the colonoscopy found some polyps that were ok Friday having exam do I have a greater chance for polyps?

Colon cance free for 10 years six yrs ago the colonoscopy found some polyps that were ok Friday having exam do I have a greater chance for polyps?

Slightly higher: From the time a polyp forms until becoming cancer usually takes 10 years. As long as you keep having colonoscopy by a thorough physician (ADR above 20) you should never get colon cancer. ...Read more

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Should I get a colonoscopy yearly to detect colon cancer?

Should I get a colonoscopy yearly to detect colon cancer?

Colonoscopy: Generally there are guidelines for this and it is based on your age and risk and is not usually required on a yearly basis. See the acs website meeting with a local GI or surgeon can also help decide on how frequently this should be performed, . ...Read more

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I had a colonoscopy 17 months ago could the symptoms previously mentioned still be colon cancer?

I had a colonoscopy 17 months ago could the symptoms previously mentioned still be colon cancer?

Unlikely Dx: Some times possible but only 17 months ago you had scope, you have an attack of diverticulits. See your doctor for examination, reevaluation and possible rx of antibiotics, if perforates will be a surgical emergency ...Read more

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In my colonoscopy report it states found 2polyps in transverse colon & tortuosity of the colon. Should I worry?

In my colonoscopy report it states found 2polyps in transverse colon & tortuosity of the colon. Should I worry?

Results: They should have removed the polys during the colonoscopy----they will then be sent to pathology for analysis. Your physician should be contacting you for follow up appointment to go over the pathology reports. It while determine if there is a problem with the polys ...Read more

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3-5mm Sessile polyp removed from descending colon during colonoscopy. What are the odds it's a hyperplastic polyp? Should I be concerned?

3-5mm Sessile polyp removed from descending colon during colonoscopy. What are the odds it's a hyperplastic polyp? Should I be concerned?

Wait for pathology: Your Gastroenterologist will have sent the polyp to a pathologist for study. I'm sure his office will call you to let you know the results. (S)he will advise you what to do next. ...Read more

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Dr. Lynne Weixel
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Colon (Definition)

The colon is another term for the large intestine. This is the final portion of the digestive system, responsible for absorbing water and storing stool before evacuation. It is divided into sections described as cecum; ascending, transverse, descending and ...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