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Colonoscopy By Swallowing Camera
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
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Isn't capsule endoscopy supposed to view the cecum as well as small int.? Report said capsule entered cecum but images were blocked by stool.
That is usual: It follows the stream and the cecum is a side passage ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Will taking domperidone before my sigmoidoscopy be okay? Worried ^ gastric emptying will push stool into the sigmoid colon quicker (after enema)
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.
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers