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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?

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?

Maybe: It is possible but if the colonoscopy was recent it could be more serious. And blood in the toilet is very distinctive. Could be a hemorrhoid, etc...Don't write it off to just being the red drink. ...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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If I did one bottle of Suprep for my colonoscopy and things are running completely clear and resemble urine, can I stop drinking this nasty drink?

If I did one bottle of Suprep for my colonoscopy and things are running completely clear and resemble urine, can I stop drinking this nasty drink?

Absolutely not!: Finish your colon prep, as per provided instructions. If the prep is inadequate, your colonoscopy will be too, and you'll be invited back with a bigger prep to try again. ...Read more

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How to maintain electrolyte balance during colonoscopy preparation? Should I drink mineral water and sport drinks?

How to maintain electrolyte balance during colonoscopy preparation? Should I drink mineral water and sport drinks?

Electrolytes: Colon prep is not likely to affect the electrolyte balance of normal adults significantly. Drinking these sport drinks will not hurt you and perhaps help the economy. ...Read more

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Colonoscopy 6 months ago- clear no abnormalities. Stool still abnormal - sometimes really thin, sometimes blood streaked?

Colonoscopy 6 months ago- clear no abnormalities. Stool still abnormal - sometimes really thin, sometimes blood streaked?

Internal hemorrhoids: Colonoscopy can mix issues in the distal rectum. You might have internal hemorrhoids so I suggest a simple sigmoidoscopy or even proctoscopy to assure there in nothing going on lower down. ...Read more

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Prepping for colonoscopy. My stool is now clear, but I noticed little white pieces of what seems to be mucus. Is this normal?

Prepping for colonoscopy. My stool is now clear, but I noticed little white pieces of what seems to be mucus. Is this normal?

Mucus w/ colonoscopy: Do not worry likely just from the membranes just like we have secretions in our mouth. You can ask the doctor at the colonoscopy ...Read more

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Red streaks of blood in stool - but colonoscopy is clear. What could it be?

Red streaks of blood in stool - but colonoscopy is clear. What could it be?

Pain?: Is there pain associated with your bowel movements? The blood could be due to an anal fissure. If there is no pain related the blood could be from a hemorrhoid. Either way it is important to discuss this with your gastrointestinal doctor to find the source of the bleeding. ...Read more

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Had clear colonoscopy but still lots of pain and lose stools also blood in toilet this week?

Had clear colonoscopy but still lots of pain and lose stools also  blood in toilet this week?

Diverticulosis: You may have diverticulosis pouches which are a common cause of loose stools and passage of bright red blood. I assume that inflammatory colon changes were not seen, but check with your colonoscopist to see whether diverticulosis of the colon may be present even with your "normal" colonoscopy. ...Read more

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Colonoscopy clear but still in pain and had blood in toilet this week. Many lose stools daily too.

Colonoscopy clear but still in pain and had blood in toilet this week. Many lose stools daily too.

Contact the GastroMD: If you are continuing to have blood in stools and oose stools as well.I suggest you contact your Gastroenterologist or go to ER and get checked ...Read more

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I'm getting endoscopy and colonoscopy on 18th, do I need to avoid alcohol ? How long before procedure do I need to stop drinking ?

I'm getting endoscopy and colonoscopy on 18th, do I need to avoid alcohol ? How long before procedure do I need to stop drinking ?

Ask your doctor: You certainly need to avoid it after midnight the night before the procedure, since you will likely have sedation with these tests, but the final arbiter on how long you should be without alcohol before the test is the gastroenterologist who is going to perform the tests. It should be in the instructions you get before the procedure, and if it isn't, you should ask. Good luck. ...Read more

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Mild bleeding seen in otherwise clear stool during colonoscopy prep w/ increased llq pain, should I keep going & finish am dose?

Call your GI MD: The fact that you have more llq pain is of concern; were you to have acute diverticulitis, it would merit immediate treatment; call your GI dr. For advice. ...Read more

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Mucus in stool. I just had a clear colonoscopy & have normal bloodwork. What else causes this? What else should I be tested for?

Working with your MD: You are doing the right things. Keep the dialogue with your MD. He/She is working you up appropriately. ...Read more

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I have a colonoscopy coming up but I have a few questions. I have a clear oily foul smelling leakage from my rectum an oily stools is it steatorhea?

I have a colonoscopy coming up but I have a few questions. I have a clear oily foul smelling leakage from my rectum an oily stools is it steatorhea?

Does it float?: Does this oily leakage float on top of the toilet water? If so, it is steatorrhea. There are specific tests that you can do to check for steatorrhea. If present, this can be a sign of a deficiency in the enzymes that your pancreas gland produces. ...Read more

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I am having a colonoscopy & endoscopy fri. I have been drinking aloe gel for my esophagus. Should I stop drinking it & when?

I am having a colonoscopy & endoscopy fri. I have been drinking aloe gel for my esophagus. Should I stop drinking it & when?

Stop right now pls: Aloe is commonly recommended for worm infestation, stomach disorders, colic, constipation, diabetes, arteriosclerosis, menstrual complaints, skin disorders. However, aloe is contraindicated in cases of intestinal obstruction, inflammatory bowel disease, appendicitis, & unexplained abdominal pain. Always weigh all pros and cons of any product (prescription or herbal) before ingestion please. ...Read more

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