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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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Valve (Definition)

A valve is a structure that regulates the direction of flow. The heart is a special kind of pump. It moves blood by squeezing and relaxing. There are 4 chambers and each chamber has a valve. This keeps blood from moving backwards when the heart squeezes. When a chamber squeezes it lets the blood move forward but when the chamber is relaxed it prevents the blood from ...Read more


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My colonoscopy identified a "prominent IC Valve" with underlying lipomatous tissue. What is an IC Valve?

My colonoscopy identified a "prominent IC Valve" with underlying lipomatous tissue. What is an IC Valve?

Ileocecal valve: Ileocecal valve is the "gate" or sphincter between small and large intestines. Ask your physician whether anything needs to be followed up for the enlargement Read more

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What are the risks associated with having colonoscopy being a mechanical valve patient taking coumadin (warfarin)?

What are the risks associated with having colonoscopy being a mechanical valve patient taking coumadin (warfarin)?

Don't stop coumadin (warfarin): The latest research indicates that it is safe to perform colonoscopy and polypectomy while patients continue coumadin, (warfarin) as long as inr is in the therapeutic range of 2-3. Risk of bleeding is very low, and when compared with the risk of stroke or another clotting event, bleeding is relatively easy to control. You should confirm this with your doctor before the procedure. Read more

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Diagnosed with impacted bowel at ileocaecal valve, and colonoscopy was not successful, now looking at surgical removal. What can I expect?

Diagnosed with impacted bowel at ileocaecal valve, and colonoscopy was not successful, now looking at surgical removal. What can I expect?

Depends on cause: It is nott clear what is causing the blockage at the ileocecal valve - tumor, inflammation with or without scarring, infection, intussusception, twist (volvulus). In any case, the surgical approaches include open surgery or minimally invasive (laparoscopic or robotic). More than likely, part of your ileum (distal small bowel) and part of the right colon, will be removed and the ends reconnected. Read more

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If colonoscopy and endoscopy show nothing what could it be?

What symptoms?: Impossible to say without knowing what signs and symptoms you were having that prompt getting the scopes. Read more

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Will Crohn's disease show on a colonoscopy if you feel fine now (remission)?

Will Crohn's disease show on a colonoscopy if you feel fine now (remission)?

It could. ...: This is why it is important to have surveillance colonoscopies done on the recommended schedule. Even if you are having no symptoms and feeling fine, it is necessary to document that "grossly and histologically" healing has taken place. This means to check how the bowel looks through the scope and to take biopsies to review under the microscope. If not healed completely, complications can occur. Read more

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Please tell me, could a colonoscopy show difference between prolapsed rectum and hemmrhoids?

Please tell me, could a colonoscopy show difference between prolapsed rectum and hemmrhoids?

Not very useful: Rectal prolapse when the last portion of the large intestine protrudes through the anus. Hemorrhoids are swollen blood vessels that develop in the anus and lower rectum. Early rectal prolapse can mimic internal hemorrhoids making it difficult to tell these. Probably best test is to have a colorectal surgeon conduct exam by bearing down to show the prolapse. Protoscopy and colonoscopy may help. Read more

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Consultant report said prominent spleen was seen during colonoscopy - if not possible? What was most likely seen?

Spleen: If the spleen was prominent, it had nothing to do with the colonoscopy, but it is something that needs to be looked into. A hematologist can help Read more

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Why does colonoscopy test show a blockage?

Why does colonoscopy test show a blockage?

Cancer/ inflammation: Both cancer and noncancerous inflammatory conditions like diverticulitis can cause obstruction of the colon and symptoms associated with that obstruction. During colonoscopy, the obstruction will not allow the colon to distend properly allowing the operator to visualize the problem and biopsy any abnormality. Read more

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Is weight gain normal after colonoscopy? I had procedure yesterday and today the scale shows I've gained 3 lbs

Unlikely, but. . .: Prior to colonoscopy, one has to drink lots of icky fluids to clean out bowel. As a result, one usually loses weight. OTOH 3# weight gain in one day could be from bloating unrelated to procedure. Or more likely, use of different scales at different times of day in different amounts of clothing. Be sure to pay more attention to how your clothes fit than actual weight (using same scale at same time) Read more

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I had a colonoscopy last week, which came back clear, however on my report it shows that 40 biopsies were taken from the rectum to the terminal ileum?

I had a colonoscopy last week, which came back clear, however on my report it shows that 40 biopsies were taken from the rectum to the terminal ileum?

Depends: Why was the colonoscopy done? If it was as monitoring for inflammatory bowel disease, then the biopsies were appropriate. Give it a week or so and check with your doctor about the results of the biopsies. Wish you good health and a Happy New Year! Read more

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Can a colonoscopy show I have ovarian cancer immediately.

Colonoscopy does: Not examine the female ovarian system. It examines the colon (large intestine) and part of the small intestine called the cecum. An endovaginal ultrasound or salpingoscopy would be the exam you want for ovarian cancer. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. Read more

Dr. Mark Pack
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Interstitial Cystitis (Definition)

Also called interstitial cystitis, this is a chronic condition of the bladder that causes pain in the pelvis and low abdomen. The exact cause is unknown but seems to have some correlation with endometriosis and is more common in women. Ongoing research by urogynecologists and urologists are trying to better understand what causes it and how to treat it. Diet has ...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