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Dr. Vivek Huilgol
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
30 years in practice
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What if the colonoscopy shows something abnormal?

Dr. Vivek Huilgol
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
30 years in practice
1M people helped
What if the colonoscopy shows something abnormal?

Diagnosis/treatment: At colonoscopy most visible abnormalities are either definitively diagnosed via sampling (biopsy) or removed completely also for diagnosis that includes the treatment. Some findings, eg cancer, need definitive treatment via other modes (for example but not limited to surgery). ...Read more

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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Board Certified
45 years in practice
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Dr. Michael Ekizian
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
15 years in practice
1M people helped
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What kind of dr do u see colonoscopy?

Dr. Michael Ekizian
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
15 years in practice
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GI doctor: Colonoscopy is a procedure typically performed by a gastroenterologist for the screening and detection of colorectal cancer and precancerous lesions, usually after age 50. ...Read more

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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Board Certified
45 years in practice
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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Board Certified,
45 years in practice
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Preventing Colorectal Cancer (Tip)

Preventing Colorectal Cancer

Get your 1st colonoscopy at age 50, or earlier if there's a family history of colon cancer. ...See more

Dr. Donald Alves
Board Certified, Emergency Medicine
19 years in practice
18M people helped
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4. Polypa were found during colonoscopy.What is next?

Dr. Donald Alves
Board Certified, Emergency Medicine
19 years in practice
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Biopsy will tell: When encountered, they should have been biopsied, and it will depend upon the report from pathology as to if benign or concerning as to what next. Need to follow up with GI for report. ...Read more

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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
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Dr. Scott Browning
Board Certified, Colon and Rectal Surgery
25 years in practice
141K people helped
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Is there any preparation necessary before the colonoscopy?

Dr. Scott Browning
Board Certified, Colon and Rectal Surgery
25 years in practice
141K people helped

Yes: There are many variations of "the prep", but in general you will need to restrict your diet to clear liquids the day before the procedure, and drink a prescribed preparation to wash out your colon the evening before and possibly the morning of the procedure. There may be other instructions for the avoidance of certain foods (seeds) for a few days in advance. ...Read more

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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Board Certified,
45 years in practice
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Preventing Colorectal Cancer (Tip)

Preventing Colorectal Cancer

Colonoscopy preparation: arrange for an escort to take you back home after the procedure. ...See more

Dr. Richard Orr
Board Certified, Surgical Oncology
39 years in practice
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What is a colonoscopy?

Dr. Richard Orr
Board Certified, Surgical Oncology
39 years in practice
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What is a colonoscopy?

Look inside colon: You are sedated (very sleepy, but still breathing on your own). The endoscopist places an instrument through your anus and then passes it into the colon to carefully exam the colon for polyps, cancer, etc. If any abnormalities are found a biopsy may be done. Typically, it is painless - the only bother is cleaning out your bowels beforehand and even that's not so bad. ...Read more

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Dr. Myron Arlen
Board Certified, Surgical Oncology
59 years in practice
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Could you provide some information on dealing with colonoscopies?

Dr. Myron Arlen
Board Certified, Surgical Oncology
59 years in practice
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Valid procedure: The purpose of colonoscopy is preventative, that is to define the presence of an early colon lesion, if present, before clinically symptomatic. Should be performed every 5 yrs starting at 40 y..o. and at a time when the bowel is properly cleansed with an a-gent such as Go-Lytley to assure the bowel can easily be examined. Should be carried out with light anesthesia so that procedure is painless. ...Read more

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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Board Certified,
45 years in practice
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Preventing Colorectal Cancer (Tip)

Preventing Colorectal Cancer

Colonoscopy; high fiber, healthy diet; regular screening. ...See more

Dr. Arie Pelta
Board Certified, Colon and Rectal Surgery
15 years in practice
210K people helped
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Do I really need a colonoscopy?

Dr. Arie Pelta
Board Certified, Colon and Rectal Surgery
15 years in practice
210K people helped
Do I really need a colonoscopy?

Age: When either 45 or 50 yrs old or of bleeding or other symptoms also pending family history. ...Read more

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