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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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Dr. Linda Callaghan
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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

Dr. Milroy Samuel
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Interstitial Cystitis (Definition)

Interstitial cystitis is a chronic disease of the bladder, causing pain, for which the cause is presently unknown. It is associated with urinary frequency, urgency and waking at night to urinate. It is a diagnosis of exclusion, in that other causes of bladder pain/urgency/frequency should be excluded first. Ic can be ...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