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Can endometriosis of the bowel show up as a small patch of inflamation during a sigmoidoscopy? Biopsy couldn't determine ibd

Can endometriosis of the bowel show up as a small patch of inflamation during a sigmoidoscopy? Biopsy couldn't determine ibd

YEs: Yes it can but only if it has invaded from the outside of the bowel to the inside. It is worth seeing a specialist about endometriosis to figure out what is going on. You definitely need some type of treatment if you have endometriosis and if it is that significant. ...Read more

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Inflammation (Definition)

Inflammation is the body's attempt at self-protection; the aim being to remove harmful stimuli, including damaged cells, irritants, or pathogens - and begin the healing process. Inflammation is part of the complex biological response of vascular tissues to harmful stimuli, such as pathogens, ...Read more


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What is the treatment for infection of the uterine lining after childbirth?

What is the treatment for infection of the uterine lining after childbirth?

Depends: If there is tissue remaining in the uterus a dilation and curettage may be needed. Other than that the mainstay to treatment would be antibiotics of course. The type and route of antibiotics would depend upon specifics of the situation. ...Read more

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What are the tests for infection of the uterine lining?

What are the tests for infection of the uterine lining?

Blood tests/biopsy: First with be a history and physical exam and then possibly blood tests. Also a biopsy of the uterine lining may be needed. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of vaginally inserted misoprostol to soften the cervix in order to have a hysteroscopy polyp removal?

What are the side effects of vaginally inserted misoprostol to soften the cervix in order to have a hysteroscopy polyp removal?

Please call your doc: I almost always give my Cytotec (misoprostol) vaginal before a hysteroscopy which makes it easier to do the hysteroscopy and i tell my pts possible side effects that they could get from the cytotcec, some women get some side effects usually minor some do not get any side effects please call your doc so your doc can explain what to possibly expect from the miso, that is his or her job to do that! ...Read more

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What is the medical term for painful prostate and suturing of the testes?

What is the medical term for painful prostate and suturing of the testes?

Prostadynia: The medical term for painful prostate is prostadynia. The medical term for suturing the testes to anchor them into the scrotum is orchiopexy ...Read more

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What type of doctor tests for endometriosis of the bladder or bowel?

What type of doctor tests for endometriosis of the bladder or bowel?

Skilled gynecologist: A gynecologist experienced in the surgical treatment of endometriosis - which is best performed via laparoscopic excision or "cutting out" using special electrosurgical instruments - should be able to identify and treat endometriosis wherever it may be located. ...Read more

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Is d&c necessary to be part of hysteroscopy for removal of polyp or fibroid?

Is d&c necessary to be part of hysteroscopy for removal of polyp or fibroid?

Probably: The D&C adds little additional risk to the hysteroscopy and is often beneficial to check the lining of the uterus besides the polyp od fibroid. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for colon and stomach polyps? I have a few bening in the stomach and 2 benign removed from colon.

What is the treatment for colon and stomach polyps? I have a few bening in the stomach and 2 benign removed from colon.

Endoscopic removal: Surveillance of polyps by endoscope and removal , some times may need respective surgery , more than that , need more info , have to know the type of polyps, if you have any other members of your family have them, have any pigmentation on lips etc. ...Read more

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What is the process of sigmoidoscopy with the colon?

What is the process of sigmoidoscopy with the colon?

Sigmoidoscopy exam: The sigmoid colon is the last bend of the gut before food reaches the rectum. Accordingly, examination of the sigmoid & left colon (hence the name "sigmoidoscopy") involves a flexible tube inserted into the rectum (often under sedation if you wish). The procedure takes only a few minutes & typically requires only a limited preparation. On the other hand, "colonscopy" examines the whole colon. ...Read more

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What's the standard treatment of post op adhesions which causes obstruction in the small intestines after a sigmoid colon cancer surgery?

What's the standard treatment of post op adhesions which causes obstruction in the small intestines after a sigmoid colon cancer surgery?

None: There is no rx for adhesions themselves. If they cause a bowel obstruction then that will be treated with a tube through the nose to decompress the bowel and no food for a few days. If that doesnt work then surgery may be required. ...Read more

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Is the barium enema exam of the large intestine safe for heart patients?

Is the barium enema exam of the large intestine safe for heart patients?

Compared to what? Ca: Cancer? Any procedure or test comes with risk, so if it isn't needed, then best not to do it. However, whoever ordered the Barium enema did so for a reason & the risk-vs-benefit calculation was done based on symptoms, history, & a preliminary diagnosis. All-in-all, barium is safer than colonoscopy using Mag citrate or other laxatives that cause electrolyte problems & require sedation. Enema is OK. ...Read more

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How much of the colon is examined during a colonoscopy?

How much of the colon is examined during a colonoscopy?

All of it!: The intention with colonoscopy is to examine the entire length of the colon. Sometimes due to tortuosity (or twisty-ness), it is difficult or impossible to see the entire colon. Other ways to evaluate the colon include virtual colonoscopy and barium enema. The advantage of colonoscopy is if anything is found, it can be biopsied or removed often times right away. ...Read more

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Can a doctor via colonoscopy see the level of inflammation in the intestines? Does it require a biopsy? Are there any blood tests that can determine?

Can a doctor via colonoscopy see the level of inflammation in the intestines? Does it require a biopsy? Are there any blood tests that can determine?

Not really: Colonoscopy can reveal masses and polyps (larger issues). If you are looking at tissue lining inflammation, or 'leaky gut' syndrome, there are several labs that have kits to test for this either by blood or by stool analysis. If it's to determine Chron's or Ulcerative colitis, there are other blood, GI tests, endoscopic imaging, ultrasound, (blue) dye during colonoscopy looking for inflammation. ...Read more

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Ct shows large appendix. Blood tests negative for inflammation and infection. Can colonoscopy determine/see cause of pain in cecum/appendix area?

Ct shows large appendix. Blood tests negative for inflammation and infection. Can colonoscopy determine/see cause of pain in cecum/appendix area?

Sometimes large: Size is not the only criteria for appendicitis, Changes in mesentery and wall thickness. Another method of assessing appendix is ultrasound. If appendix localized inflammation in form of hyperemia is usually noted. Colonoscopy would not be method for assessment. Surgeons usually do not act with laparoscopy and surgery unless have some evidence clinically, blood tests, or imaging for appendiciitis ...Read more

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How is the cervix dilated for placement of a iud?

How is the cervix dilated for placement of a iud?

Small instrument: An iud folds up for insertion, so the cervix does not have to be dilated very wide (only about 3-4mm). In some women who have given birth before, it is sometimes not even necessary to dilate the cervix to get the iud properly placed. If dilation is needed, a small, sterile instrument with a rounded tip is used; sometimes injecting a local anesthetic is sufficient to relax the cervix open enough. ...Read more

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Would thickening of the colon cause a uti?

Would thickening of the colon cause a uti?

No: "A thickening of the colon"...was this mentioned on a CT? In general, no, this would not cause a UTI. ...Read more

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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


Cervix (Definition)

The uterine cervix is the opening of the ...Read more