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Hi, I have abused laxatives. (stimulant type). Will my doc know from a colonoscopy? Does this abuse cause Crohn's disease or result in stoma.

Hi, I have abused laxatives. (stimulant type). Will my doc know from a colonoscopy? Does this abuse cause Crohn's disease or result in stoma.

Usually not: by a colonoscopy we usually can't tell if you take too much laxatives, however in some people the colon becomes "black" from longterm laxative use (melanosis), but this is benign without clinical significance. abuse of laxatives does not cause Crohn's ...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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How long to wait for safe colonoscopy after colon resection? Polyp in rectum, blood in stool, no stoma.

How long to wait for safe colonoscopy after colon resection? Polyp in rectum, blood in stool, no stoma.

Coordinate: With your surgeon & your gastroenterologist. Maybe wait 4-6 weeks after surgery, but would be best to get the approval from your surgeon who knows your condition in detail, before having colonoscopy. ...Read more

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Colonoscopy done through stoma, there is a ulcerated mass sigmoid colon approximately 15 to 20 ct meter, there is light bleeding from colon ! Ok to delay surgery now?

Colonoscopy done through stoma, there is a ulcerated mass sigmoid colon approximately 15 to 20 ct meter, there is light bleeding from colon ! Ok to delay surgery now?

Ulcerated stoma: hello. you have a colostomy stoma and the presumed reason for that is colon cancer.You are 74y and now present with ulceration and some bleeding. DELAY IS VERY UNWISE. This must be treated as if it were colon cancer, and surgically removed asap and histology to confirm either benign or malignant with appropriate follow up thanks ...Read more

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Is it normal after a colonoscopy to have small leaks while sleeping?

Is it normal after a colonoscopy to have small leaks while sleeping?

Yes: Residual prep, residual lubricant or irritation may cause some minor leakage for a few days after colonoscopy, but if it persists, let your doctor know. ...Read more

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I had a colonoscopy 4 days ago and l'm getting pain inside my rectum and a bit of mucus leaking. Previously had a perirectal abcess where the pain is.

I had a colonoscopy 4 days ago and l'm getting pain inside my rectum and a bit of mucus leaking. Previously had a perirectal abcess where the pain is.

Possible recurrence: Colonoscopy requires cleaning of bowel with a form of laxative followed by distention of bowel by forcing gas up the rectum. If there was a previous abscess the new signs may represent recurrence of the abscess and this followed by passage of residual irrigant used to clean bowel. ...Read more

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Had a colonoscopy now my butt bone be hurting sometimes when i bend over or while im sitting down what can be the problem?

Had a colonoscopy now my butt bone be hurting sometimes when i bend over or while im sitting down what can be the problem?

Colonoscopy pain: Colonoscopy is kind of a miserable procedure to go through. You drink all of this nasty stuff to make you have diarrhea all day to prepare for it. Then they insert a large tube into your rectum which constantly bumps up and down against your anus. The result of all of this is a lot of inflammation, swelling, and local tenderness. This is worst at the rectum. The good news-it will go away in a few. ...Read more

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I have bladder extrophy. I've had 30 surgery. I now have a stoma which leaks alot. Can a stoma be reversed?

I have bladder extrophy. I've had 30 surgery. I now have a stoma which leaks alot. Can a stoma be reversed?

Depends: You need to see a new group of urologists and colorectal surgeons to get 2 nd opinion. Try major university center. ...Read more

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My granny's pej tube is leaking around the stoma. Causes skin irritation.Does that mean her body is rejecting the food? Docs don't seem too concerned?

My granny's pej tube is leaking around the stoma. Causes skin irritation.Does that mean her body is rejecting the food? Docs don't seem too concerned?

No: After a percutaneous gastrostomy tube (peg) is placed, a tract develops between the stomach and the abdominal wall. At times, the tract may become larger then the peg. It may need to be replaced with a different size or just a new tube, as the tube may shrink over time. Most pegs need to be replaced every year or so. The surrounding tissue should be protected against stomach acid with a salve. ...Read more

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Dr. Milroy Samuel
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Stoma (Definition)

A stoma is a surgically created hole that creates a connection between the digestive tract and the skin so that liquid food can be put into the stomach, or liquid waste ...Read more