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Colonoscopy Hard Candy
Yes: As long as the candy is being consumed during the prep time, that should be fine. ...Read more
Can I have Werther's Original Caramel Hard Candies the day before my colonoscopy? I am on a clear liquid diet.
Yes: The hard candies will dissolve into soft or liquid form before they reach your bowel. While they are not quite clear, they are close enough. And the volume they would produce would be very small. I probably would not do more than 5 or 6 of them, though; maybe 10 at the most. None on day of procedure. Clearer/lighter hard candy would be better. Keep up the water!! Good luck! ...Read more
Yes: Today but probably good to hold off on Wednesday and Thursday ...Read more
It is 20 hours before my colonoscopy and I still have two rounds of laxative prep to do. Will it hurt me to have a bowl of ice cream or a candy bar?
Is it normal to have the urge to push really hard when having diarrhea? That seems to be my problem, colonoscopy done last yr was good! Doineedanother
Three spleens, Pain in left side, Bowels hard then loose, Getting a colonoscopy in 3 months, taking a lot of pain medication - what could be wrong?
I had a colonoscopy done today and doc said he had a hard time getting to my small intestines and had to use forceps, why would've it been hard?
Is Crohn's disease hard to diagnose? Colonoscopy EGD are norm beside minor inflamed cecum and ileum. Dr wants to do capsule test. So many tests!
Some times it can be: Most crohns affect the terminal ileum as well as the cecum. However as crohns can affect any part of the gi tract, a capsule endoscopy is helpful to find other lesions. My preference is to do a ct or MRI enterography, especially in an untreated crohns patient who I suspect may have tight areas (strictures). Hope this helps! ...Read more
Embarrassing? I am 60 years old hav regular BM a.m. But maybe 3 days a wk large stool 8 in. Not hard color brownish normal? Colonoscopy 2007ok.
Normal: What you describe is normal. Unless you take photos of it to share with friends, this should be no cause for embarrassment. ...Read more
I had a colonoscopy on wednesday & it is now saturday & I am still having stomachaches is something wrong? I have had gas but some is hard to pass...
Colonoscopy problem?: Air used to inflate your colon may persist for several hours--not typically for 5 days. Your post-procedure symptoms may be due to colonoscopy-related factors: colonic or organ mechanical trauma, post-polypectomy syndrome, abdominal wall bruising from external pressure, etc.; diverticular disease; extra-intestinal problems; ibs; lots more. First step--call asap your colonoscopist ; ask his advice. ...Read more
No bm's for days;when bm comes, stool is hard at first, turns ribbon-like, then very soft, and then bright red blood. Many trips to toilet. Colonoscopy showed only benign polyp. What could cause this?
There is a 2 CM villous lesion on my right colon. 3 pc. Biopsy shows no dysplasia but it's a tad hard. Dr. didn't try to lift it during the colonoscopy but scheduled a 3-4 inch resection late May. Thoughts on what lurks beneath?
Do not worry: I am sure u physician knows best. ...Read more
How can I get rid of my irregular motion. At times it hard & at times it almost liquid. I have gastric prob. No erosion seen in endoscopy, colonoscopy?
Been having hard stools with some ab pain. Negative colonoscopy and endoscopy. Today had red stool? Been drinking red kool aid. Is this the cause?
Ovar cyst removed 2 days ago. Constipated since, now small hard stool with streaks of blood. Colonoscopy neg. 18 mos ago. Serious? Related to cyst rem
Postop constipation: Postoperative constipation is commonly triggered by narcotic pain medication. Since you are also seeing blood this should be evaluated. Rectal bleeding can never assumed to be normal. Constipation induced hemorrhoidal bleeding is the most likely explanation but this must be evaluated. See your surgeon as a first option. ...Read more
Scheduled a colonoscopy. Chose twilight sedation. Gastro commented on patient that kept talking and had to sedate a lot, hard to wake up. Oversadation?
Anything possible: Some people react adversely or excessively to doses of sedatives that do not affect others. Have no idea what happened in the situation you describe. Ask the doctor. ...Read more
Small amount of bloody mucus; constipated tonight, passed hard stools. Had colonoscopy 3 wks ago & was normal. Have IBS-C. Should I be concerned?
Be aware: 24y female has IBS-c, normal recent colonoscopy & currently "hard stools" with single episode of "bloody mucous"; probably from mechanical injury to rectal mucosa. Report to doctor if blood is recurrent or generous. Pharmacologics are available from doctors for IBS-c, which is a functional problem. See comments: ...Read more
Constipation problems. Taking miralax (polyethylene glycol). Stool is soft but its hard to pass. Had negative colonoscopy a month ago. I'm 25. Why is this happening.?
Calprotectin 680 with right abdomen pain. Colonoscopy clean, stool hard and sometimes liquid. Still got a bit of pain and bloating. 100% Crohns right?
Ileitis: Your gastroenterologist is best qualified to answer this, but I wonder if Crohn involvement of the ileus explains the elevated calprotectin level and your symptoms. Apparently no involvement of the colon was visualized. I also assume that irritable bowel syndrome, lactose and gluten intolerance are ruled out. ...Read more
Diareha 3 weeks, put on FLAGL, stool tests not back. Stomach swollen, back pain, times hard bathroom in time. No gallbladder. Colonoscopy 9 wks ago?
Celiac Disease?: Assuming your stool tests come back normal, the small bowel will need to be studied to make sure it is not the cause of the diarrhea. Celiac disease could give symptoms like you describe. Pancreatic enzymes should be checked to make sure there is o pancreatitis. You also may need an upper endoscopy then the stomach and part of the small bowel will be seen. Good luck ...Read more
Male, 55, having severe pain in lower abdomen after passing hard stool. Pain lasts for hours. Nothing wrong in colonoscopy, endoscopy, capsule endoscopy?
? spastic colon: Your intestines could be spasming after passing hard stool. Ibs aka irritable bowel syndrome can cause cramping in the lower abdomen. It can be severe. Review your fiber intake and make dietary changes. Review your GI hygiene. Are you resisting the urge to go when your body gives you the cue? Go back to your dr and review the changes you made and if you are still experiencing pain there are meds. ...Read more
Experiencing pain in the extreme lower left quadrant. Laying flat = very light pain; standing, moving = hard pain. Recent colonoscopy and upper edg - nothing significant. Six gut surgeries - peritonitis, blockage, resection w/ resultant adhesions, etc
How does hernia feel: At the groin or inguinal area, a hernia can feel like a bulge with pain, that comes and goes. When the bulge/pain is there, it can be tender, and if you push on it, the bulge slips inside. Absent fever, severe pain, feeling sick, most hernias can be managed as an outpatient surgical procedure. Your prior history makes me want you to get evaluated sooner. ...Read more
I have been diagnosed with diverticulosis and IBS after my last colonoscopy I was doing better few months later it is very hard for me to urinate. Pain associated on the left side with diverticulosis. White blood cell count is a little elevated but still
Consultation advised: Not certain what your question is nor what relationship, if any, exists between your urinary problem and your diverticular problems. An online consultation here at Health Tap would be more helpful to you. Either a video or voice consultation or an INBOX text consultation would be preferable. Http://bit. Ly/1OiIRcI Concierge Keycode QWCHHQ ...Read more
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
Recurrent stomach pain 4 6m, hard stool 1x daily (makes me bleed), fatigue, changing stool. Colonoscopy ok, waiting for biopsies to get back. Ibs?
R/O IBS: IBS is a diagnosis of exclusion. IUC/CROHNS DZ/IBD is inflammation usually DX by BX IBS SX can be managed. You need a full exam and blood work. Especially screen for H pylori. Also stool screen x 3 for occult blood /parasite/ &colonoscopy./EGD While you are getting these items checked out you should stick to a gluten free diet. Ie gutbliss. Com and Wholeapproach. TX: PROBIOTICS/LEVSIN/BENTYL ...Read more
My 89 yr dad has been having small and hard bowel movements. He's tried fiber and stool softeners. His pcp wants him to have a colonoscopy. Advice?
I have diverticulosis and IBS after my last colonoscopy I seem to be doing better. But then I had a flare up as in pain no fever and white blood cell count was only slightly elevated. All of a sudden I have a hard time peeing and bladder pain my urologist
32yr, male, microscopic blood in stool, pain in lower left abdominal and back various areas, harder bowel movements but not constipation. History of high bp and GERD. Waiting to get colonoscopy. What are likely causes and how likely is colon cance?
R/O IBS VS IBD: IBS is a diagnosis of exclusion. UNLIKELY TO B CANER. IBD is inflammation usually DX by BX IBS SX can be managed. You need a full exam and blood work. Especially screen for H pylori. Also stool screen x 3 for occult blood /parasite/ &colonoscopy./EGD While you are getting these items checked out you should stick to a gluten free diet. Ie gutbliss. Com and TXPROBIOTICS/LEVSIN/BENTYL ...Read more
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