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I had a colonoscopy and polyp removed 3days ago. I have had thick brown vaginal discharge since. Is this normal.

I had a colonoscopy and polyp removed 3days ago.  I have had thick brown vaginal discharge since. Is this normal.

No: Colonoscopy has nothing to do with vaginal situations. If no tumor was detected perforating anterior wall of rectum into vagina, which I suspect is not the case, then vaginal discharge is uterine in origin. Blood that remains in utero and passes to the vagina will decompose and appear as a brown discharge. One must examine the uterus by ultrasound to see what the endometrial lining is like. ...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


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Common 2 feel ur own cervix or uncommon? I doubt prolapse, what am i feeling if not cervix? Found 2 bumps on what i thought was my cervix, if vaginal tumors wouldn't recent colonoscopy catch this ?

Common 2 feel ur own cervix or uncommon? I doubt prolapse, what am i feeling if not cervix? Found 2 bumps on what i thought was my cervix, if vaginal tumors wouldn't recent colonoscopy catch this ?

Probably normal: It is possible to feel your cervix, even without prolapse. If you've had vaginal deliveries, that will change the shape of your cervix. Also, you can have benign mucous cysts, called nabothian cysts, on the cervix. If you've recently had a colposcopy then whatever your feeling is likely benign. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Had colonoscopy yesterday and now am having vaginal bleeding and leg cramps what could this be?

Had colonoscopy yesterday and now am having vaginal bleeding and leg cramps what could this be?

Irregular bleeding: Irregular bleeding is very common and in most cases it resolves on its own. A slight cycle disruption after a surgical procedure is not likely to be a cause for alarm. Monitor the bleeding and see an Obgyn if it does not resolve. ...Read more

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If someone has pheochromocytoma can using versed for colonoscopy cause problems?

If someone has pheochromocytoma can using versed for colonoscopy cause problems?

No: Versed will cause no problems. Of critical importance is pre-procedure preparation. If you have not had surgery to completely remove the tumor, adequate treatment with Alpha blockers (ex. Phentolamone) followed by adequate beta receptor blockade (ex. Propranolol) is absolutely crucial prior to undergoing any procedure. If you have a procedure inadequately treated, severe hypertension can result. ...Read more

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Can external hemorrhoids cause problems for someone who is going to undergo colonoscopy procedure ?

Can external hemorrhoids cause problems for someone who is going to undergo colonoscopy procedure ?

No: External hemorrhoids result from pressure, created internally, when you down and strain to have a bowel movement. During a colonoscopy, you are not bearing down nor straining. The procedure is controlled and monitored carefully. ...Read more

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If neither a colonoscopy or upper endoscopy detects a physiological problem, could the cause of constipation lie with the small bowel?

If neither a colonoscopy or upper endoscopy detects a physiological problem, could the cause of constipation lie with the small bowel?

Wrong approach, Jim: There are a variety of causes of constipation. Only in a small minority of cases does endoscopy on either end show the cause. If drinking plenty of water, a stool softener, and roughage in the diet doesn't help, then it's time for a thyroid check, porphyria screen, Chagas? dairy / cheese in diet? meds? Pb poisoned? functional / irritable bowel syndrome? Read up on these. ...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.

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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Colonoscopy cause hemorrhoids. Ever since i had one i got butt problems. I use prep h and just got tucks. Help?

Colonoscopy cause hemorrhoids. Ever since i had one i got butt problems. I use prep h and just got tucks. Help?

No: Hemorrhoids are varicose veins developing in the venuos outflow of the anal canal. They occur just within the sphincter as internal hemorrhoids and outside as exeternal lesion. They are not caused or associated with colonoscopy. ...Read more

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My son was told after a colonoscopy, that his small intestines were on one side of his body and his colon on the other. His birth weight was only 4lbs and 5 oz. Born only two weeks early he was considered full term. Can this cause problems later?

My son was told after a colonoscopy, that his small intestines were on one side of his body and his colon on the other.  His birth weight was only 4lbs and 5 oz. Born only two weeks early he was considered full term. Can this cause problems later?

Hard to know: The colon is part of your intestine so i'm not sure what your son was really told. I suspect that he was told he has a malrotation (though this is difficult to tell from colonoscopy). This is a dangerous condition and needs to be surgically corrected asap- to be able to say more i'd need to know the medical terms that were used. ...Read more

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