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Colonoscopy A Good Experience
Why 10 years between colonoscopies? Can't something develope within that time, even if a good colonoscopy was done 10 years ago?
Statistics: It can take a long time for a precancerous polyp to grow and become a colon cancer. I think ten years was recommended because there are certain areas like indianna where we don't have the manpower to do colonoscopies on everyone every 5 years. If you have a family history or have had precancerous polyps, i would recommend sooner than ten years. These guidelines are based on probability. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A friend of mine had an 11 on his CEA test they gave him a colonoscopy it came out good what did that number elevate for?
Hemerhoids prior to colonoscopy. Procedure aggrivated them. Known management techniques not helpful. What are good and bad ideas to help manage?
No Butts About This!: First,I'd call the lout who did this & ask him(or her) about it.But that aside. it's hard to say without looking at it(which"he or she"may want to do).If it's not bleeding or leaking anything weird, a warm bath or soak & meticulous local cleanliness help.A stool softener helps(easier to pass the exit).A topical anesthetic will help (some are non-Rx).But if it bleeds or nothing helps,it's doc time! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it normal to have the urge to push really hard when having diarrhea? That seems to be my problem, colonoscopy done last yr was good! doineedanother
It may be.: The purpose of the pill cam is to go where the colonscopy cannot. The pill cam can see the different parts of the small bowel and may get a closer look at the large bowel. It may also catch something that is intermittent such as bleeding that the colonoscopy did not catch. It may well help. Please make sure you have seen a gastroentologist. ...Read more
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Since 24 hrs diarriah yellowish did colonoscopy 3 days ago..All good, not eating well going to bathroom almost every hour ..Please help?
It will pass: Drink plenty of fluid especially with sugar and salt. If its small amounts, even if frequent, and you're not dizzy when you sit or stand up, you should be fine. If large volumes or you get dizzy upright, you may need intravenous fluids. Have some salty broth a couple of times. ...Read more
Yes: In children, a normal appearing bowel on colonoscopy is encouraging, however, microscopic inflammation may exist. Make sure to follow up with your physician to review the results of the biopsies if you had symptoms that led to your procedure in the first place. If the procedure was for colon cancer screening, then biopsies are not important if no polyps were seen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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