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Have Crohns. GI wants to do check-up colonscopy. Unilateral leg swelling w/ vein stick out; MRI, vein ultrasound, ABI, norm. Proceed with colonoscopy?

Have Crohns. GI wants to do check-up colonscopy. Unilateral leg swelling w/ vein stick out; MRI, vein ultrasound, ABI, norm. Proceed with colonoscopy?

Yes: Sometimes there is a microperforation with Crohns and a locatlized inflammatory process is set up where DVT occurs within the femoral or external iliac vein on the left side. This could produce the unilateral leg swelling which I assume would be on the left. If this proved to be such as on pelvic CT then anticoag and even a cava umbrella might be necessary and of course the colonoscopy. ...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


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Pain between anus and tailbone. Pain shooting down veins in leg. Short of breath. Rcvd reg colonoscopy, vein and artery scan. No visual sign of cause.

Pain between anus and tailbone. Pain shooting down veins in leg. Short of breath. Rcvd reg colonoscopy, vein and artery scan. No visual sign of cause.

Should questionmuscu: Would also question musculoskeletal. Veins don't conduct pain beauty feel thespian along their course. We would think of irritated never or muscles. It is important to know what makes it better and what makes it worse. Ask your gastroenterologist what else they think. Also look a nerve pinching of the sacral area. The vein studies will not help. ...Read more

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Doc says ibs. I have had mre small bowel, CT scan with vein contrast, colonoscopy, blood tests. All were normal. What are the chances I have crohns?

Doc says ibs. I have had mre small bowel, CT scan with vein contrast, colonoscopy, blood tests. All were normal. What are the chances I have crohns?

Very low: If all the above were normal including colonoscopy and colon biopsies then your chances of having crohn's is very slim. New evidence points to fructose and high fructose corn syrup as the culprit in ibs. Try to avoid the for few weeks and see. ...Read more

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After barium x-ray even if seen tumors are too big to be removed by colonoscopy, still colonoscopy will be done, am I right or maybe not?

After barium x-ray even if seen tumors are too big to be removed by colonoscopy, still colonoscopy will be done, am I right or maybe not?

Most likely: Unless xray findings unequivocally show that surgery is needed rather urgently, colonoscopy to get a tissue diagnosis would be recommended. In a case like this the attending physician would review the xrays with the radiologist and a surgeon and then determine the likely diagnosis and the next recommended step-diagnostic colonoscopy or colon surgery. ...Read more

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After barium x-ray even if seen tumors are too big to be removed by colonoscopy, still colonoscopy will be done, am I right or maybe not?

After barium x-ray even if seen tumors are too big to be removed by colonoscopy, still colonoscopy will be done, am I right or maybe not?

Yes: Dear MarkM, yes, a colonoscopy is still needed because doctors need a piece of tissue to determine what kind of tumor it is, which will then determine the treatment. I hope this answers your question. ...Read more

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Precancerous polyps were found in my intestines in December then a large 15 mm one in was found inJuly, When should i have another colonoscopy?

Precancerous polyps were found in my intestines in December then a large 15 mm one in was found inJuly, When should i have another colonoscopy?

More frequently: than normal people who do not have polyps . You already know polyps are precancerous ,You need to be watched closely . Your doctor will advise you when will be the next one , based on histology , Speak to your doctor if you need in 6 months or a year later . ...Read more

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Colonoscopy & liquid that's needed before test , causes me big side effects &now its needed again, please can u advice of alternative tests if any availabl?

Colonoscopy: There are many options for bowel preparation to choose from. Some of these options are much smaller in volume and also there is pill form. You should discuss your concerns with your GI physician to determine the best options for you. There are other options beside colonoscopy, but none of the other ones will have therapeutic benefits (most of the other ones are diagnostic). Again, discuss! ...Read more

Dr. Ted King
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Veins (Definition)

Veins are thin walled vessels that carry deoxygenated blood ...Read more