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Doctor insights on: Colonoscopy By Swallowing Camera

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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


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Can barium swallow test show an esophageal diverticulum which was not seen with upper endoscopy 2 months ago?

Eso diverticulum: This is possible but not very common. The reason for this may be the fact that the endoscopy failed to diagnose the diverticulum or that it developed in the interim. Barium swallow is very sensitive test for diverticulum. Also, doing an endoscopy in this case can be dangerous since the endoscope may perforate the diverticulum. ...Read more

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Most definitive way to diagnose hiatal hernia, barium swallow or endoscopy?

Most definitive way to diagnose hiatal hernia, barium swallow or endoscopy?

Good question: The tests are useful in different ways. A hiatal hernia can diagnosed with either test and very reliably. The egd allows for a biopsy. The UGI allows for an evaluation of the function of the esophagus as well as visualizing actual episodes of reflux. ...Read more

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Can the cecum be seen during a colonoscopy? Or is it through a sigmoidoscopy? Can cancer of the cecum be detected through radiology tests like ct/mri?

Can the cecum be seen during a colonoscopy? Or is it through a sigmoidoscopy? Can cancer of the cecum be detected through radiology tests like ct/mri?

Yes-No-Maybe: Colonoscopy evaluates the entire large intestine, from cecum to rectum. Flexible sigmoidoscopy only goes as far as the left side of the colon, nowhere near the cecum. Routine ct scanning may identify a (large) cecal tumor but is much less sensitive than a colonoscopy; ct colonography is almost as sensitive as a colonoscopy, but is less desirable than colonoscopy since a biopsy cannot be done. ...Read more

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Would having a normal looking esophagus, norm barium swallowing, norm MRE of small intestines, rule out esoph. motility disorders?

Need manometry: at this stage, you need high resolution manometry, probably best if done at academic medical center. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with a "tortuous colon" via oral barium CT scan & colonoscopy; have very distended abbdomen, pain, etc. What to do?

Diagnosed with a "tortuous colon" via oral barium CT scan & colonoscopy; have very distended abbdomen, pain, etc. What to do?

High fiber diet: The elongated colon may need help from a high fiber diet. Avoiding foods and medications that cause constipation is also important. Ask your doctor if there are other issues that may need to be addressed, as the tortuous colon may not be the explanation for your current complaints. ...Read more

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Can a capsule endoscopy be performed instead of an upper endoscopy?

Sometimes : It depends on what the goal of the procedure is. The capsule endoscopy shows different views of mucosa than a scope does. It is able to look deeper into the intestines, but it does not give as good a view of the upper portion of the digestive tract. You should ask your doctor if it is appropriate. Good luck. ...Read more

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M, 55, severe abdominal pain after passing hard stool. Pain lasts for hours.Nothing wrong found in colonoscopy, endosc., capsule endoscopy or CT scan?

M, 55, severe abdominal pain after passing hard stool. Pain lasts for hours.Nothing wrong found in colonoscopy, endosc., capsule endoscopy or CT scan?

Stay soft regular: Your answer is in your question hard stool your main goal should be how i can change that drink more water and less soda eat more fibers eat less red meat and fat and more fruit and vegetables exercise regularly at least walking every day either after super or early in the morning depend on your work schedule it is easier now with more day light finally take stool softener stay soft and regular. ...Read more

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Could a GI doctor detect pancreatic cancer while doing a scope?

Could a GI doctor detect pancreatic cancer while doing a scope?

Possibly: It requires a specialized type of upper endoscopy. Routine upper GI endoscopy does not visualize the pancreas, but an ERCP may identify a pancreatic mass effecting the pancreatic duct. Masses in the tail of the pancreas may not be detected. A ct scan , ultrasound, MRI or pet scan are more commonly used, but the diagnosis is often not made early. An ERCP is usually used after a mass is detected. ...Read more

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It's good method to diagnose small intestinal tuberculosis by endoscopy?

It's good method to diagnose small intestinal tuberculosis by endoscopy?

CAPSULE ENDOSOCPY: Traditional Endoscopy rarely reached the small bowel. Capsule endoscopy can show photos of the anatomy of the Small bowel to suggest a diagnosis . Also stool cultures x 3 samples on 3 seperate days hold for AFB smear and culture. Also evaluate for pulmonary TB with chest CT and sputum samples. ...Read more

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Can an MRI visualise the stomach, oesophagus, and bowels?

Can an MRI visualise the stomach, oesophagus, and bowels?

Qualified Yes: MRI can visualize bowel but requires special techniques and usually a radiologist has to plan and monitor the exam, despite which it may not turn out very well (in my experience). Most centres would not even do it. Let me know if you have additional questions. ...Read more

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Can bowel cancer be diagnosed through a barium enema and a colonoscopy? Help please?

Yes: Either or colonoscopy is the best tool accuracy more than 95% barium enema use to be the tool but the accuracy and false positive and negative are not enough to depend on colonoscopy can discover polyps too small to be seen by barium enema and can have it removed at the same time. ...Read more

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Can CT with rectal and IV contrast rule out small polyps or lessions in the colon?proctoscope and rectal exam are clean.no blood in stool.

Can CT with rectal and IV contrast rule out small polyps or lessions in the colon?proctoscope and rectal exam are clean.no blood in stool.

Small polyps: would be very difficult to diagnose on such an exam. A tailored "CT Colonography" would be better. Standard colonoscopy would be best. ...Read more

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Would an ENT be able to rule out cancer of the oropharynx just by looking at the throat (no scope) and palpating glands?

Would an ENT be able to rule out cancer of the oropharynx just by looking at the  throat (no scope) and palpating glands?

Need complete exam: The oropharynx (oral part of the pharynx) reaches from the uvula to the level of the hyoid bone. Vital structures in this area that may be involved with cancer include the palate, tonsil (palatine and lingual), lateral pharyngeal wall and tongue base. A thorough head and neck exam is crucial and would include direct visualization with a fiberoptic laryngosocopy (scope). ...Read more

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