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What is the cause for colon polyps? I went in for my five year colonoscopy and they removed three. Five years ago, they removed two. These are benign

What is the cause for colon polyps? I went in for my five year colonoscopy and they removed three. Five years ago, they removed two. These are benign

Not known: It is good that you had colonoscopy and had the polyps removed. We do not know the exact cause of polyps. It is likely a combination of genetics, diet and environment.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Aranson
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Adhesions (Definition)

Adhesions are scar tissue which can form after any abdominal surgery. The severity depends on whether infection/inflammation was present at the time of surgery. Adhesions are like bands or spider webs that form around the abdominal organs/intestines. Sometimes adhesions are light and cause no problems, sometimes tremendous problems, like crazy glue in the abdomen. Can ...Read more


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Long story short, I need a colonoscopy and I heard that colon cleanses can cause your bowel to perforate. Is that true?

Long story short, I need a colonoscopy and I heard that colon cleanses can cause your bowel to perforate. Is that true?

Colon Cleanses: Can be dangerous but the preps used for colonoscopies are safe and very low risk when used as instructed by your endoscopist.
Otc colon cleanses are a hype and taking advantage of gullible patients and pose potential of damage to the cells lining your colon. Best way to keep colon clear is to eat a healthy high fiber doet, drink 80-100 ounces of caffeine/alcohol free fluid daily and save your mone. ...Read more

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Should I be worried about inflammation found inside my colon during colonoscopy? What can cause it? Doc said the biopsy came back normal?

Should I be worried about inflammation found inside my colon during colonoscopy? What can cause it? Doc said the biopsy came back normal?

Not necessarily: Non-specific inflammation is not uncommon on a random biopsy of the colon or rectum done during a colonoscopy. I would not worry if your colonoscopy was normal and you are not having symptoms. ...Read more

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Can you have colon cancer that causes flat stools two years after clean colonoscopy?

Can you have colon cancer that causes flat stools two years after clean colonoscopy?

CA 2 y postcolonsocp: Possible if they missed one before or if you have strong family Hx of colon cancer. Need more details. ...Read more

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Biopsy colonoscopy clear, still having pain in colon/tender to touch diverticulosis diag. Can diverticulits flare have settled but still cause pain?

Possible: Diverticular patients may have chronic low grade discomfort in left lower quadrant, but after a flare of diverticulitis it may take several weeks for the pain to settle down. ...Read more

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Had an incomplete colonoscopy due to a redundant colon. Going for a barium enema now. If polyps are discovered in that area how can they be removed?

Had an incomplete colonoscopy due to a redundant colon. Going for a barium enema now. If polyps are discovered in that area how can they be removed?

Options include:: ...A retry at colonoscopy under deeper sedation with altered technique and/or by a different physician. Surgery is another choice, appropriate to size, location, extent of polyps.. ...Read more

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My son was told after a colonoscopy, that his small intestines were on one side of his body and his colon on the other. His birth weight was only 4lbs and 5 oz. Born only two weeks early he was considered full term. Can this cause problems later?

My son was told after a colonoscopy, that his small intestines were on one side of his body and his colon on the other. His birth weight was only 4lbs and 5 oz. Born only two weeks early he was considered full term. Can this cause problems later?

Hard to know: The colon is part of your intestine so I'm not sure what your son was really told. I suspect that he was told he has a malrotation (though this is difficult to tell from colonoscopy). This is a dangerous condition and needs to be surgically corrected asap- to be able to say more i'd need to know the medical terms that were used. ...Read more

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Stools r mushy. Won't come out. Taking probiotic. Colonoscopy caused severe colon problems. Spine 's a mess. L1-l4 bad. L5 disc gone. Abdominal pain 2.?

Functional disorder: Sounds like you may have a functional disorder that is difficult to diagnose. May need a sitz marker study, or even defecography. Additionally, anal-rectal manometry may also help. These tests would be coordinated by a colorectal surgeon. ...Read more

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Can a colonoscopy prep cause irritation in the colon in the internal rectum that looks exactly like Ulcerative Colitis when the pictures are taken.

Can a colonoscopy prep cause irritation in the colon in the internal rectum that looks exactly like Ulcerative Colitis when the pictures are taken.

Not likely: Ulcerative colitis has a specific appearance and location that distinguishes it histologically from normal tissue. The scenario you describe is possible with human error involved, but for the most part, very unlikely ...Read more

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Can colon polyps or caner cause bladder irritation or UTI I am waiting for a colonoscopy and now getting bladder irritation and frequency of urine.?

Can colon polyps or caner cause bladder irritation or UTI I am waiting for a colonoscopy and now getting bladder irritation and frequency of urine.?

Not with polyps: Bladder irritation and colonic fistula (connection to bladder and colon) usually not due to polyps but due to diverticulitis which is a benign disease. Don't worry wait until tests are complete. . ...Read more

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Have low grade fever post cdiff for two weeks, rest neg., can inflammation of colon cause this fever? Colonoscopy in two weeks. No other sx/ +pi ibs.

Have low grade fever post cdiff for two weeks, rest neg., can inflammation of colon cause this fever? Colonoscopy in two weeks. No other sx/ +pi ibs.

Review with your doc: Even antibiotics can cause fever so it is important to review this with your doctor. Please let her know prior to showing up for colonoscopy as it is important to not be infectious and contagious to avoid spreading it during the colonoscopy. ...Read more

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Can multiple abdominal surgeries be one cause of thickening colon walls? Up endoscopy clear, colonoscopy & breath test ok, ct shows thickening.

Can multiple abdominal surgeries be one cause of thickening colon walls? Up endoscopy clear, colonoscopy & breath test ok, ct shows thickening.

Shouldn't: Multiple surgeries shouldn't be the cause of thickening of the wall of the colon, especially if it's the entire colon. POssibilities include infection, low blood flow (ischemia), and inflammatory bowel disease to name a few. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Mother61, stage 2b colon cancer, left hemicolectomy2months ago, still experiencing right abdominal pain now and then, also her colonoscopy wasn't total, just the desending and proximal transverse colon was evaluated, what could be the cause for pain?

Mother61, stage 2b colon cancer, left hemicolectomy2months ago, still experiencing right abdominal pain now and then, also her colonoscopy wasn't total, just the desending and proximal transverse colon was evaluated, what could be the cause for pain?

Right abd pain: It could be nothing and then again it can be something. Hard to believe they didn't completely scope your mother's entire colon. It can be appendicitis, internal hernia, leak from the site of anastomosis resulting in an abscess. Better go see the surgeon who did the original operation. ...Read more

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Can colonoscopy (done by an incompetent doctor) cause colon cancer? Suppose the doctor nicks something you know? There's bright red blood in my stool.

Can colonoscopy (done by an incompetent doctor) cause colon cancer? Suppose the doctor nicks something you know? There's bright red blood in my stool.

Colonoscopy: Colonoscopy by an incompetent doctor cannot cause colon cancer although it could have missed colon cancer. If a hole was put in the colon then there could be severe infection. Recommend reviewing your results of the colonoscopy because polyps, hemorrhoids, colitis, and diverticulosis could all cause rectal bleeding. ...Read more

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32yr, male, microscopic blood in stool, pain in lower left abdominal and back various areas, harder bowel movements but not constipation. History of high bp and GERD. Waiting to get colonoscopy. What are likely causes and how likely is colon cance?

32yr, male, microscopic blood in stool, pain in lower left abdominal and back various areas, harder bowel movements but not constipation. History of high bp and GERD. Waiting to get colonoscopy. What are likely causes and how likely is colon cance?

R/O IBS VS IBD: IBS is a diagnosis of exclusion. UNLIKELY TO B CANER. IBD is inflammation usually DX by BX IBS SX can be managed. You need a full exam and blood work. Especially screen for H pylori. Also stool screen x 3 for occult blood /parasite/ &colonoscopy./EGD While you are getting these items checked out you should stick to a gluten free diet. Ie gutbliss. Com and TXPROBIOTICS/LEVSIN/BENTYL ...Read more

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My father diagnosis with colon ca at age 40. He had surgery to remove, now in 70's and healthy. I'm 32, at what age do I need my first colonoscopy?

Age 35: Your colonoscopy should be done 5 years before your father's age at diagnosis.
You might also consider getting tested for lynch syndrome (a hereditary genetic defect causing colon cancer in young people) which is associated with other cancers. ...Read more

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Grandmother died of colon cancer in her 70s. Granddaughter has had 3 clean colonoscopies in her 50 s. How often should I be screened?

Yes, over 50: Every one over 50 years should undergo colonoscopy. If there is a history of colon cancer in the family, it can be done earlier. The biggest discomfort is the bowel prep to get ready for test. If you don't want a colonoscopy, it can be done by ct scans and performing virtual colonoscopy. Early colon cancer usually begins as a polyp and is curable. Colonoscopy is generally repeated every 5 years. ...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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Is colonoscopy prep the same thing as colon cleansing?

Mostly yes: In preparing for colonoscopy ist is necessary that the bowel be relatively clean so that small lesions can be recognized and biopsied if necessary. As such bowel prep is employed. In essence colonoscopy not performed without a prep. Colon cleansing is also a term employed to cleanse the bowel which has impacted with feces and a high colonic enema is used for cleansing. ...Read more

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Help please! Is air injected into the colon during a colonoscopy?

Yes: Colonoscopies generally require slight insufflation of air into the colon... This distends it and allows your doctor to look for polyps. This distension may cause some discomfort which is why most patients get sedated for the procedure. Your doctor generally will try to release all the gas at the end of the procedure so you don't feel too bloated! ...Read more

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How soon after a colonoscopy would you have symptoms if your colon was perforated?

Need to get checked: Usually a perforation is evident very early in recovery after the procedure, but occasionally if a polyp has been removed perforation can happen within a few days afterwards. Bottom line is that if you are concerned or are having symptoms, you should definitely call your gastroenterologist's office, because the risks could be serious. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a colon MRI and a colonoscopy?

What is the difference between a colon MRI and a colonoscopy?

Scan vs. Scope: An MRI of abdomen/pelvis is a scan utilized to visualize the content of the abdominal cavity including colon. It will depict the external features of the bowel and unless there is an extensive lesion distorting the bowel structure and content, the luminal (phenobarbital) structures are not visualized. This can only be appreciated with scoping of the lumen of the colon with a colonoscope ...Read more

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Is colon cancer removable by a colonoscopy?

Is colon cancer removable by a colonoscopy?

Possibly: We believe most colon cancers progress through a polyp stage. Polyp simply means growth and can be any size or configuration but can be small. Early on a cancer can still be partly a polyp and be removed during colonoscopy. They still need to be evaluated and treated as a cancer however, and it does not necessarily mean the cancer is cured by just removing it as a cancerous polyp. ...Read more

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Colon cleanse for colonoscopy now green bile?

Colon cleanse for colonoscopy now green bile?

Normal: After using colon cleanse, all of the stool is out of you and the only thing left is the green bile that is constantly made by the liver. ...Read more

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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

Dr. Marvin Ott
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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