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Can endometriosis of the bowel be found during a colonoscopy?

Can endometriosis of the bowel be found during a colonoscopy?

Endometriosis of gut: Most GI doctors consider endometriosis in women with complaints of chronic discomfort. Crampy, nonpelvic pain can be seen in extensive endometriosis, & symptoms do not always intensify prior to or during menses. The disease can mimic inflammatory bowel disease on barium studies. On colonoscopy, submucosal lesions like endometriosis may be polypoid. Endoscopic ultrasound may be of further help. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Traub
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Endometriosis (Definition)

An abnormal condition where the lining tissue of the uterus, is located outside the uterus. The displaced tissue, just like the tissue lining the uterus, bleeds during each menstrual cycle. Endometriosis can be very painful, and can result ...Read more


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I have low, right side, abdominal pain every month with my cycle. Surgery showed no endometriosis, colonoscopy showed no problem in lg intestine. ?

I have low, right side, abdominal pain every month with my cycle.  Surgery showed no endometriosis, colonoscopy showed no problem in lg intestine. ?

Hernia, appendix: Your doctors have appropriately ruled out several potential causes of this pain. Absent fever or vomiting its okay to continue with your evaluation. Go in for fever. Be well. ...Read more

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LLQ pain 1+ yr, clear abdom ct, ultrasound, colonoscopy, and bloodwork. Suspect endometriosis, but pain worse before can make appt... should go to ER?

LLQ pain 1+ yr, clear abdom ct, ultrasound, colonoscopy, and bloodwork. Suspect endometriosis, but pain worse before can make appt... should go to ER?

Need laparoscopy?: It sounds like you may need a laparoscopy to make a diagnosis. If there is endometriosis, it can be treated surgically. Going to the ER probably won't speed up the process. You need to see your GYN to discuss a plan. ...Read more

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I have been suffering from an almost constant constipation since a colonoscopy that happened a month and a half ago. Is it normal? I do have ibs, ms, endometriosis, andhypothyroidism. I have been using miralax (polyethylene glycol).

I have been suffering from an almost constant constipation since a colonoscopy that happened a month and a half ago. Is it normal? I do have ibs, ms, endometriosis, andhypothyroidism. I have been using miralax (polyethylene glycol).

Med side effect?: Drugs that slow motility (like certain medications for ibs) could cause constipation. Most pain meds also do. Some antidepressants also. As mentioned your thyroid level needs to be normal. Otherwise, the key to constipation is eating a lot of fiber and staying well hydrated. Fresh fruits and vegetables and whole grain foods tend to have fiber. ...Read more

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Chronic iron def & anemia (5 yrs) . Iv iron good for 6 months. No endometriosis, fibroids, colon polyps, etc. Wth? (3 endoscopes, 2 colonoscopies)

Chronic  iron def & anemia (5 yrs) . Iv iron good for 6 months. No endometriosis, fibroids, colon polyps, etc. Wth? (3 endoscopes, 2 colonoscopies)

May not be colon: You do not mention that you have seen a hematologist. You may need to do that for further workup, if no cause for bleeding is found. Also, there is a way to look at the small bowel to make sure the bleeding is not coming from there, called a capsule endoscopy, where you swallow a capsule with a camera in it. See your gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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Could front right lower abdominal pain be caused by endometriosos? My GI doesn't think its a GI problem same with my gyno and a colonoscopy was fine.

Could front right lower abdominal pain be caused by endometriosos? My GI doesn't think its a GI problem same with my gyno and a colonoscopy was fine.

Best see GP: Sometimes situations like this one require a broader, more holistic perspective, such as what you would get from your pediatrician, internist or gp. Check out your concerns with your generalist. ...Read more

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Are colonoscopies and endoscopes accurate in detecting crohns? Can they be normal and the person still have crohns?

Are colonoscopies and endoscopes accurate in detecting crohns? Can they be normal and the person still have crohns?

Yes possible : some Crohn's disease can only affect the small bowel so you'd need to evaluate the full GI tract. If EGD/colonoscopy/capsule are all negative at a time you're having symptoms, then it's pretty unlikely that crohn's is the answer. ...Read more

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Does a colonoscopy and endoscopy help with detecting ovarian cancer?

Does a colonoscopy and endoscopy help with detecting ovarian cancer?

No : Colonoscopy & endoscopy may help in the detection of gastrointestinal cancers (e.g. Esophagus, gastric, colorectal). Sometimes endoscopic ultrasound is used to look at near by lesions, such as when there is concern for pancreatic cancer. In certain conditions (e.g. Lynch syndrome), the incidence of cancers such as colon, gastric & ovarian are higher than average & added cancer surveillance needed. ...Read more

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What are the risks of a colonoscopy for someone in their 80's?

Perforation: The two main risks of colonoscopy are perforation and missed lesions. The national rate of perforation is 1 in every 3, 000 to 5, 000 colonoscopies. This is a very low rate, so much so that it is considered very low risk. The rate of missed lesions is estimated to be about 15 for every 100 lesions, nationally. The risk of sedation depends on your health status, but it is generally very safe. ...Read more

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3 years s/p ex lap for endometriosis, symptoms returned, no insurance and can't afford medication, intense pain, what do I do?

3 years s/p ex lap for endometriosis, symptoms returned, no insurance and can't afford medication, intense pain, what do I do?

Free clinic : Consider low dose birth control from planned parenthood or a local free clinic in your area. Generics are available for as little as $10 for a three month supply (or free from the above clinics). ...Read more

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Can i go to a party after my colonoscopy? My procedure’s on friday morning and i want to go to a party that night. Is it safe for me to go? Can i drink?

Can i go to a party after my colonoscopy? My procedure’s on friday morning and i want to go to a party that night. Is it safe for me to go? Can i drink?

Thanks : Thanks for your question. Generally we advise patients not to drive or operate any heavy machinery until the following day after a colonoscopy, because the medicines used to sedate you can cause cloudy thinking and altered judgment. There is no medical reason you couldn't go to a party if you are feeling up to it, but i would strongly suggest you go with a trusted friend who can drive you and stay with that friend for the duration of the party. Let him/her know that your judgment may be impaired so he/she can "look out" for you. I would suggest not drinking alcohol that night. I hope this answers your question. Good luck! ...Read more

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What is a colonoscopy?

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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Do colonoscopies hurt?

Do colonoscopies hurt?

No: Colonoscopy is usually performed with some form of sedation and if done correctly you should not feel anything or remember anything. ...Read more

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Is endometriosis hereditary

Is endometriosis hereditary

Yes.: Not all patients with endometriosis have a family history, but many do. If you are having pelvic pain, severe pain with your periods or pain on penetration with intercourse, you should see your gynecologist. While you can not see endometriosis on an ultrasound, you can see other sources of pelvic pain. Robotic laparoscopic surgery is the best way to see endometriosis. ...Read more

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Can endometriosis be cured?

Can endometriosis be cured?

Managed: Cured might be a stretch. It can be surgicaly treated and removed, and medically managed. With treatment, the symptoms can be minimized or eliminated. ...Read more

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What is a colonoscopy like?

A simple test: After appropriate colon preparation at home, arrive at the endoscopy center, change into a gown & IV is inserted. Once in the procedure room, final consent is obtained, IV sedation is given (there are options here--some patients choose no sedation, others want to be "out cold"), & a thin flexible tube with video camera is inserted per rectum & advanced, taking pictures, biopsies, & therapeutics. ...Read more

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How painful is endometriosis?

How painful is endometriosis?

Variable: In some women, even a large amount of endometriosis causes no pain. In other women a small amount causes significant pain. Women feel a variety of different pain symptoms and the severity is different from person to person. It can be debilitating or it can be very mild. ...Read more

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How to prep for a colonoscopy?

Lots of options: There are a lot of different regimens for doing a colonoscopy prep. It depends on your gastroenterologist what they prefer. Ultimate what they want is a clean prep, so you should not have any stool in your colon when they look. You will have a sense of whether your prep is complete when you look in the toilet bowl and you shouldn't see any solid material left. ...Read more

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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