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Colonoscopy After Pelvic Radiation
I had stage one colon cancer in 2001 had surgery with no chemo or radiation needed have regular colonoscopies is the cancer likely to return?
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I had a rad hysterectomy and radiation in 1998. Last year a colonoscopy and endoscope, all clear. Have ibs. What could be the reason for the lower right quadrant of my abdomen being distended.
Many things: It is reassuring that the scopes were normal. The surgery can cause scar tissue called adhesions. Ibs can also cause accumulation of gas. The surgery can cause some weakness of the abdominal muscles. As long as the tests (ct scans, etc) are normal, i would recommend trials of diet changes and probiotics and exercise. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Colonoscopy dec'15 removed 5pol, some hyper. wk 2 change in bm, narrow, ribbon like, sometimes thicker but flat sides. pain low lt pelvic. Cancer hist?
Constipated & pain in my right lower pelvic side that goes to my low back colonoscopy last jan 2012 neg should I repeat this yr i'm worried please help?
Need to see doc: Cannot say what is the best way to evaluate your problem. You need to see a doc to go over details of your pain & have an exam. From there, you & your doc can decide what are the next best steps to take to get you feeling better. ...Read more
Stomach feel full all the time, barely eat, hurts, pain in back right side, pelvic area feels full n uncomfortable. Colonoscopy ok. 3cm ovrn cysts.?
Need more workup: With your additional medical problems, you need to have your doctor work this up completely. There are many possible reasons to have your symptoms, which will take probably many tests to evaluate. ...Read more
Can a colonoscopy cause damage to pelvic girdle. Hurts so bad . Been so long. Hurts in groin, where muscles (adductor (spell) are. Please help. ?
Usually not but...: Colonoscopies are routine screening procedures for older americans, to look for colon cancer. Usually, there are no after effects, so a person feels fine afterwards. If there are symptoms, one should return to her primary care doctor and to her G.I. Specialist to see what is going on, and to see if there is a complication from the colonoscopy. ...Read more
Sharp lower left pelvic pain x5 mos. daily pain.hot flashes last for days. face not red but feels hot. seems brought on by stress. transvag US ok, 2 yrs ago colonoscopy ok. I am worried about carcinoid. does your face have to look red?
Usually yes: but I think you are going thru the changes ...Read more
Chronic upper left ab pain. Been treated for severe constipation. Blood test and pelvic exam clear as was colonoscopy. What could be cause?
Need more info: It seems to be chronic constipation, but really need more info to be able to help you with this and these forums are very limited. If your colonoscopy, pelvic exam and blood tests are negative, that is a good start. There are a few other imaging modalities, but the decision of which one really depends on knowing the whole story. Definitely continue speaking with your doc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Right pelvic discomfort and intestinal discomfort both sides. Clear colonoscopy 3 yrs ago, endoscopy last yr. 2 gastro drs say IBS - agree?
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