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I've had a negative colonoscopy and prostate/rectal sonogram, do they both detect anal cancer? Is anal cancer common?

I've had a negative colonoscopy and prostate/rectal sonogram, do they both detect anal cancer? Is anal cancer common?

Anal cancer: can be detected by direct rectal exam or anoscopy, without colonoscopy. Trananal prostate ultrasound does not detect anal cancer. Anal cancer is less common than colorectal cancer. If digital exam and colonoscopy are both negative, it is unlikely that you have anal cancer. ...Read more

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Dr. Warren Foster
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Prostate (Definition)

The prostate is a gland that lies at the base of the bladder and surrounding a segment of urethra. It secretes a milky fluid that is discharged by excretory ducts into the urethra during the emission of semen. It is clinically important because enlargement of the prostate with age, and prostate cancer are two common ...Read more


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Can a colonoscopy help detect prostate cancer like from bulging?

Can a colonoscopy help detect prostate cancer like from bulging?

No: Bulging prostate may have nothing to do with prostate cancer. Stick with a finger examination and psa testing. ...Read more

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Wat age should male get a colonoscopy if his gpa died of colon cancer? Also when should prostate be checked if history of cancer in both sides of fam?

10 years earlier: In general, screening colonoscopies should start at age 50years, or 10 years earlier from the time detected by a family member. The role of detection of prostate cancer is a bit more controversial, but start with regular physical exams and discussion with his primary care physician. ...Read more

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Just turned 50. My primary care doc did lots of blood work, a prostate exam, & sent me for a colonoscopy. Shouldn't I have a dermatologist check me?

Just turned 50. My primary care doc did lots of blood work, a prostate exam, & sent me for a colonoscopy. Shouldn't I have a dermatologist check me?

Confusing question: Your primary physician is trained to make an initial assessment of your skin and i suppose he/she also did a general physical exam.Just ordering blood and doing a prostate exam is not any sort of routine office visit.The general exam looks for skin issues, although it may not have been discussed. You are always free to consult a dermatologist if you have a specific concern. ...Read more

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Can a doctor detect anal cancer through a colonoscopy and/or a sonogram of the prostate?

Can a doctor detect anal cancer through a colonoscopy and/or a sonogram of the prostate?

Anoscopy: A better method would be anoscopy. See this site for information. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003890.htm ...Read more

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Can e coli look like Crohn's on a colonoscopy?

E. coli: Very unlikely, but even if there was a resemblance due to the colitis caused by some strains of e. Coli, the biopsy would differ markedly. ...Read more

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Can e coli look like Crohn's on a colonoscopy.

Crohn's on endo: No crohn's looks like crohn's on biopsy the overall photo does not mean much - the biopsies are critical and provide the answer. ...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?

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

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