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Gastro recommended CT and colonscopy for mild abdominal pain/gas. 23 yrs old. If CT scan shows nothing, is colonoscopy necessary? no bloody stools

Gastro recommended CT and colonscopy for mild abdominal pain/gas. 23 yrs old. If CT scan shows nothing, is colonoscopy necessary? no bloody stools

Options available: CT scan of the abdomen may be indicated but not for mild pain alone. If the symptoms are progressive and there is concern for Cancer(unlikely in your age group), then only I would consider doing a CT. Similarly Colonoscopy is not indicated because of pain alone.If there is bowel irregularity or blood in stool Colonoscopy is reasonable to do. In your case I would watch /monitor for 4-6 weeks, then ...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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Can we diagnose ileocecal tuberculosis by colonoscopy?

Can we diagnose ileocecal tuberculosis by colonoscopy?

Depends: If the scope can be navigated to the cecum and a biopsy taken of the affected tissue and examined by a pathologist, TB can be diagnosed. Not finding TB on the biopsy will not exclude the disease if the affected tissue was not biopsied, e.g., if the lesion is in the ileum and not the cecum. ...Read more

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Can we take biopsy if colonoscopy Norma to detect ileocecal tuberculosis?

Can we take biopsy if colonoscopy Norma to detect ileocecal tuberculosis?

Abdominal TB...: ...is due to infection by Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Although almost any site is possible, it generally affects the following abdominal organs: terminal ileum & cecum are most common due to abundance of lymphoid tissue, colon, liver, liver, spleen, peritoneum, lymph nodes. It may present as ulceration, hypertrophy, or both. Ref. http://radiopaedia.org/ ...Read more

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What happens if they find cancer mass while doing colonoscopy? Will they remove it immediately?

What happens if they find cancer mass while doing colonoscopy? Will they remove it immediately?

It depends: If the lesion appears large and involved within deeper layers, it will likely need to be removed surgically. If it is more confined and polyp-like, it will probably be removed during colonoscopy. as we can't determine if it is cancerous until we remove it and have a pathologist look at it. ...Read more

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If I had a normal colonoscopy 17 months ago but now have a mass, what are the chances that the mass is cancerous?

If I had a normal colonoscopy 17 months ago but now have a mass, what are the chances that the mass is cancerous?

It really depends: If one does have a history of prior cancer, or inflammatory bowel disease or familial adenomatous polyposis or a strong family history of cancer - the mass has a higher chance of being cancerous. Always assume any new mass is cancerous and seek medical attention promptly. ...Read more

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What are the odds that after having a clear colonoscopy 17 months ago, a mass I have now is cancer?

What are the odds that after having a clear colonoscopy 17 months ago, a mass I have now is cancer?

High: Cancers tend to grow more quickly than non cancerous tumors. Therefore, if you had a clear colonoscopy 17 months ago, and you now have a tumor in your colon, the chance that the tumor is cancer is higher than if you have not had a clear colonoscopy 17 months ago. ...Read more

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What is the probability that after having a clear colonoscopy 17 months ago, a mass I have now is cancer?

More likely not.: Generally, one would not expect to find a mass in the colon so quiclyy after a colonoscopy. If this was an accurate exam, it would be unlikely. It is thought a polyp can become cancerous over a 10 year span. ...Read more

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