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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 i relax about cancer?Urq disc.& floating stool.Normal blood/stool tests, CT scan, colonoscopy, ultrasound and hida scan, endoscopy(gerd/gastritis).

Can i relax about cancer?Urq disc.& floating stool.Normal blood/stool tests, CT scan, colonoscopy, ultrasound and hida scan, endoscopy(gerd/gastritis).

Relax: If all of those tests were normal then you have much higher chances of being injured in a car accident than having an intestinal cancer. Eat a good diet, exercise regularly and enjoy life. ...Read more

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Can i relax about cancer?Urq disc.&occ floating stool.Normal blood/stool tests, CT scan, colonoscopy, ultrasound and hida scan, endoscopy=gerd/gastritis

Can i relax about cancer?Urq disc.&occ floating stool.Normal blood/stool tests, CT scan, colonoscopy, ultrasound and hida scan, endoscopy=gerd/gastritis

I'd relax for now: Your pain and stool fat changes sound like gall bladder disease, though proven not present. Was the gerd region biopsied? If so and negative, your comprehensive and perhaps more than appropriate workup shows within the limits of present technology, you don't have a detectable cancer. Longstanding gerd can be a pre-cancerous change over the years however and may warrant future follow-up endoscopy. ...Read more

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Is colonoscopy w/o biopsy reliable? Does routine colonoscopy w/o symptoms also check for anal cancer? Finally, can be cancer mistaken for hemroids.THX

Is colonoscopy w/o biopsy reliable? Does routine colonoscopy w/o symptoms also check for anal cancer? Finally, can be cancer mistaken for hemroids.THX

Here are some...: Your Q is well taken. However, even today all what medical professionals can do is to apply current available knowledge, skill, technology, medication, common sense, & wisdom at reasonable time in reasonable way for reasonable patient. More facts: Behind what we know always still hides a lot of what we do not know. Nonetheless, what you have had should be sufficient to assure your current health. ...Read more

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Should i worry about pancreatic cancer?Urq disc.&occ floating stool. Normal stool tests, CT scan, colonoscopy, u.S., hida scan, endoscopy=gerd/gast. Im 34

Probably not: It appears that all test are normal except for the egd or endoscopy showing gastritis. Assuming normal blood workup as well, i would say that it is not likely that you have pancreatic cancer. My suggestion is that you sit down with your doctor and discuss all tests results and treatment plan. Good luck! ...Read more

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Surgeon says colon doesnt look right on ct scan. Need colonoscopy for more answers. Have diverticulitis with bowel thickening.No symptons.

Surgeon says  colon doesnt look right on ct scan. Need colonoscopy  for more answers. Have diverticulitis with bowel thickening.No symptons.

Particular question?: concerns would be why it is inflamed. infection and autoimmune diseases are some of the possibilites that can only be well answered by colonscopy. ...Read more

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Can normal CT scan, stool and blood tests, colonoscopy, gallblader us and hida scan, upper endoscopy (gerd, gastritis) rule out pancreatic cancer?

Can normal CT scan, stool and blood tests, colonoscopy, gallblader us and hida scan, upper endoscopy (gerd, gastritis) rule out pancreatic cancer?

Only one of those : Most of those tests won't tell you anything about pancreas. Only one is ct scan.A perfectly normal ct with IV contrast goes a long way in saying you have a normal pancreas.Mri might give more info but not usually a screening test. ...Read more

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Im 34 w urq disc.&occ floating stool. Normal stool tests, CT scan, colonoscopy, u.S, hida scan, endoscopy=gerd/gast. Can i relax about pancreatic cancer?

Yes, you can : You mentioned nothing suspicious for pancreatic cancer. A normal ct scan is encouraging but is not 100% accurate. If there are suspicious symptoms or chances on a ct scan, a normal ca-19.9 (a blood test that is nearly specific for pancreatic cancer) would be reassuring. ...Read more

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I need some info about bowel cancer?

I need some info about bowel cancer?

What part of bowels: Bowels could large or small depend on location small bowel could be in the beginning called duodenum or the middle called jejunum or the last part called ileum small bowel cancer very rare large bowel start with area called cecum then the right part of the colon then the transverse colon then the descending or left colon then the sigmoid and the rectum and finally the anus each cancer different. ...Read more

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Can i relax about cancer?34yrold w urq disc.&floating stool.Normal blood/stool tests, CT scan, colonoscopy, ultrasound and hida scan, endo(gerd/gastritis

Why are you worrying: No great answer except that digestive symptoms are common at your age and related cancer is not. Most cancers do not cause your symptoms but some can affect digestion. What did your doctor tell you? You should ask a doctor who knows you. Maybe there is a specific reason you worry about cancer and not the usual causes of these symptoms? Do you need to be worried for some personal reason? ...Read more

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Please tell me about flexible sigmoidoscopy and colonoscopy ?

Please tell me about flexible sigmoidoscopy and colonoscopy ?

Two separate procedu: These are two separate procedures for checking the large intestine. Sigmoidoscope is shorter and can look inside about one half of the( lower) colon. Colonoscopy is done with a colonoscope, which is much longer and can go up all the way into the entire colon and check it out for any internal disease of the colon like cancer or polyps. ...Read more

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Colonoscopy need IV insertion?

Colonoscopy need IV insertion?

Maybe: I have performed colonoscopies with no sedation. In that case no IV is required. Otherwise, ivs are used for Propofol or versed sedation. ...Read more

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Do colonoscopies screen for colon cancer?

Yes.: That is one of the main reasons for colonoscopy. The gastroenterologist usually can see every part of the colon wall and biopsy suspicious lesions. Often this is curative if found early. While not completely true, consider all polyps to be future cancers and most cancers come from polyps. Screening should begin at age 50 unless there is a history to suggest beginning earlier. ...Read more

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Would a colonoscopy detect IBS? Thanks!

Would a colonoscopy detect IBS? Thanks!

No, but...: A colonoscopy would help exclude other possible diagnoses that present with similar symptoms. It also serves as a screening test for colorectal cancer. So, useful for more than one reason. If you have a significant family history of colon cancer, it is recommended you have one starting at age 45-50, and then every 5 years after that, sometimes sooner if there are precancerous growths detected. ...Read more

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Health tap answer stated regular CT better for detecting inflammation & diverticulitis than CT colonography but will this still detect diverticulitis?

Diverticulitis: Yes a standard ct is the best modality for diagnosis during an acute attack and to classify the stage of disease colonography or colonoscopy can be considered many weeks after the acute attack has resolved. ...Read more

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GP recommended general surgeon for colonoscopy. gastroenterologist have always done before. Since 1998. This is 1yr checkup. Cancer history family. ?

GI: General surgeons do colonoscopies as well. Nothing against them, but if you have been going to see GI all this time, I would stay with them. ...Read more

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Can an abdominal CT scan find colon cancer?

Can an abdominal CT scan find colon cancer?

Check out website : Sometimes a ct scan can pick it up but a colonoscopy is the best initial test. Please check out www.Michaelsmission.Org it is a very informative website about colorectal cancer. ...Read more

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Comparison of diagnosis colorectal cancer between ctscan and barium enema?

Comparison of diagnosis colorectal cancer between ctscan and barium enema?

Depends on size: Can see the blood supply of tumour mass on a cat scan.. But small polyps do not show... Be does not see polyps, but does see tumour.. Colonoscopy with a perfect prep is the gold standard for large and small. ...Read more

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