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Doctor insights on: Colonoscopy Test Frequency

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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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Can colon polyps or caner cause bladder irritation or UTI I am waiting for a colonoscopy and now getting bladder irritation and frequency of urine. ?

Can colon polyps or caner cause bladder irritation or UTI  I am waiting for a colonoscopy and now getting bladder irritation and frequency of urine. ?

Not with polyps: Bladder irritation and colonic fistula ( connection to bladder and colon ) usually not due to polyps but due to diverticulitis which is a benign disease . Don't worry wait until tests are complete .. ...Read more

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Uc flare with thin stools, chunks of blood in stool, and frequency. Egd, colonoscopy, biopsies & digital perianal & rectal exam all normal. confused?

Uc flare with thin stools, chunks of blood in stool, and frequency. Egd, colonoscopy, biopsies & digital perianal & rectal exam all normal. confused?

UC is long-term: Ulcerative colitis is a lifelong inflammatory disease of the lining of the large intestine and rectum, that may have systemic consequences, is often relapsing, and can lead to colon cancer. Flares may occur acutely, even after an unremarkable colon evaluation. Don't delay in ruling out superimposed infection, & seeking help from your gastroenterologist. Call him/her now-- ...Read more

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I have a colonoscopy, but i ate 3 strawberries, will this affect my test?

I have a colonoscopy, but i ate 3 strawberries, will this affect my test?

Probably not: But why would you do so when I am sure the instructions were to stay on a clear liquid diet? Contact your endoscopist to decide if they want to reschedule the exam with another prep or they will proceed. Do not eat anything else for goodness sakes. ...Read more

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Are there any preoperative tests for a colonoscopy?

Are there any preoperative tests for a colonoscopy?

Not Typically: Routine colonoscopy, facilitated by intravenous sedation to minimize discomfort, does not require preop testing in healthy individuals. However, for people with chronic medical issues, who are advancing in age, taking prescribed medications or are dealing with acute medical problems any number of lab tests may be ordered to assure your safety; cbc, chemistries, liver function tests, etc. ...Read more

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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 a GI test the same as haveing a colonoscopy test

Is a GI test the same as haveing   a colonoscopy  test

Not really: Gi test can include colonoscopy. It includes a whole gamut of testing. Colonoscopy, endoscopy, barium enema, barium swallow are some of them. ...Read more

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Can you still have Crohn's if your colonoscopy test is negative?

Can you still have Crohn's if your colonoscopy test is negative?

Yes: Crohn's disease can affect any part of the GI tract from the mouth to the anus. In many patients, the colon is not involved, and so a colonoscopy will not reveal any abnormal findings. A diagnosis of crohn's disease is made using a combination of symptoms, physical exam findings, blood tests, imaging tests, and other clinical tests. ...Read more