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Colonoscopy Through The Stoma
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
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.
How long to wait for safe colonoscopy after colon resection? Polyp in rectum, blood in stool, no stoma.
Don't drink your prep too fast. You are more likely to get nausea and vomiting if you chug too fast. Also, don't chill your prep too much. Really cold liquids slow down gastric emptying.
Also, the closer you take the prep to the time of colonoscopy, the cleaner your prep will be. ...Read more
Rarely probably: Taenia solium is a tape worm humans get from eating poorly cooked pork. The primary site is the small intestine but they can grow to 6 or 7 feet in length so I would assume they often extend into the colon and could be seen on colonoscopy. I have never seen one on colonoscopy. ...Read more
Is it possible, through proper sedation, to be awake, aware, relaxed, and pain-free for a colonoscopy?
Maybe, Usually No: For this, partial to full anesthesia routine, often with agents which block memory, e.g. Versed. Why? People don’t complain-of/remember pain + makes exam much easier & faster for md. I had exam with Demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) 50 mg IV alone; fine through the 1st 2/3 & still remember the images on screen; then intense intestinal cramping began, could not stop it consciously, given 50 mg? & passed out. Awoke later ok. ...Read more
It sure can..: Colonscopy is a direct visualization of the inside of colon via a camera and so parasites attaching to the colon wall can be seen and thus diagnosed. For examples, hook worms and giardia etc. Adhere quite well to the walls and so the prep does not clean them out, leaving them to be seen by the colonoscope. Not a pretty sight! If you are concerned, speak to your doc. Good luck. ...Read more
Would systemic candidasis be detected through am egt or colonoscopy? Or would they have to test for it, or?
Not a disease: There is no test for it, because it doesn't exist (despite what you might read on less reputable websites). ...Read more
I have a colonoscopy tomorrow and I had a cup of broth that was not completely see through and a cup of red gatorade today. Is that ok?
Maybe: That is not a good decision because it may hinder your gastroenterologist's ability to view all of your colon properly. However, inform your gastroenterologist so they are aware and can manage it or reschedule you. ...Read more
Likely yes: As before the colonoscopy is done, a digital rectal examination is performed to visualize & palpate the area. Sometimes a biopsy of a concerning area is also needed though. See & ask your own gastroenterologist to get a better answer to this question as to what they saw during the exam. ...Read more
Can it happen that the tube won't go through as the person might still be very constipated during a colonoscopy procedure? If so, what is done then?
It is possible.: Because the goal is to be able to examine the lining of the colon, the laxative given the day before a colonoscopy is very potent. Usually, if it is taken properly, it cleans the colon well. Occasionally, there will still be stool left behind, and if it is too much, the procedure may need to be rescheduled with further laxatives given. ...Read more
Hi, I have a colonoscopy scheduled for this Wednesday. Last night (Sunday) I took 600 milligrams of ibuprofen. Can I still go through with the procedu?
Severe diarrhea for 10+ days. After eating, food goes right through. Can barely eat. Had IVs. Colonoscopy was fine. Any recos for help?
NoFood Usually Works: Only consume clear fluids without any sugar, fats or proteins until no diarrhea 2-3 days. This works & is routinely used in hospitals for all sorts of gastrointestinal problems. Hospitals add nasogastric suction for higher/faster efficacy but then IV fluids are required to maintain hydration. After diarrhea stopped restart small amounts liquid foods. Fasting=healthy, burns fat, though not popular. ...Read more
My GI found a TVA through a colonoscopy. I was 20, now 22, and do have a family history of colon cancer. How often should I redo the colonoscopy?
Repeat in 3 yrs.: Adenomas of bowel are divided into 1) tubular, 2) tubulovillous, and 3) villous. #2 encountered in 8-16% of cases. Dysplasia not infrequent and therefore, what was found? Of the adenomas of bowel less than 5% as associated with carcinoma and considering age, an initial evaluation q3yrs would suffice and then spread out the following years. Eventual stool test will detect tumor protein. ...Read more
My wife gone through colonoscopy 3 days back, on first day she was perfectly alright and then second day she had abdomen pain and blood in. Her stool. After that she was immediately shifted to ICU. Today she was feeling little better but afternoon she had
Colonoscopy: Complications from colonoscopy are rare but that doesn't help your wife now. I'm sorry to hear that she has been hospitalized after a procedure usually intended to screen for cancer, although it can also be used to search for unexplained bleeding or change in bowel habits. Your post ended abruptly w/o question. Please write back or arrange Virtual Consult w/any HealthTap doctor if you have more Qs ...Read more
Abd pain 6 mo. With nausea hida 98% us showed thickening neg colonoscopy, ges, sb follow through and ct's%0a%0agallbladder trouble? %0aworse after eatin
Hyperkinetic gb: Most physicians in nuclear medicine and gastroenterology believe that increased ejection fraction of gall bladder is probably normal (above 35%). A well known nuclear physician reported small group of patients with hyperkinetic gall bladder (above 80% ejection fraction) getting relief with removal of gb. More studies needed to convince most surgeons. ...Read more
A better method would be anoscopy.
See this site for information.
http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003890.htm ...Read more
Can the cecum be seen during a colonoscopy? Or is it through a sigmoidoscopy? Can cancer of the cecum be detected through radiology tests like ct/mri?
Yes-No-Maybe: Colonoscopy evaluates the entire large intestine, from cecum to rectum. Flexible sigmoidoscopy only goes as far as the left side of the colon, nowhere near the cecum. Routine ct scanning may identify a (large) cecal tumor but is much less sensitive than a colonoscopy; ct colonography is almost as sensitive as a colonoscopy, but is less desirable than colonoscopy since a biopsy cannot be done. ...Read more
It started with blood in my stool, through nausea and now vomiting and no appetite. I've had a colonoscopy, egd and ultrasound without results. Stress?
It could be...:
You are too young to have any of the serious ailments for which we would ordinarily do egd and colonoscopy etc.
Why do not you try to do a couple of simple stress reduction activities like a daily walk for 30 minutes and some meditation or yoga or even simple breathing exercises as means of stress reduction and see if it would all settle down. ...Read more
Try Miralax (polyethylene glycol): Try MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) with the clear flavored gatorade. It may make it easier for you. Usually, each dose of MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) equals 25% of a bowel prep. So however much you didn't complete with your bowel prep - substitute one dose of MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) for each 1/4 of the prep. ...Read more
I'm having a colonoscopy I can't drink that stuff they give you is there something else I can do?
I have to drink 2 liters of moviprep for my colonoscopy. Can't anymore after 1st liter. Is there anything else I can do?
Take break...: Go for a walk, give it about 30 minutes and try again. It doesn't mean you have to chug the whole thing in a few minutes--just don't go hours between efforts, will be less effective. ...Read more
Considering no sed w/colonoscopy last time propo felt bad for three days don't like fentyl flying overseas three days later?
See below: I think you will be uncomfortable without any sedation. Talk to the anesthesiologist. A blend/mixture of several medications carefully injected will help you tolerate the procedure and not feel hungover after. ...Read more
I have recently had a colonoscopy and there weren't any biopsies or polyps taken. I haven't received any info yet. What could this mean?
No news...: ...Is usually good news, but I would call the doctors office to verify there wasn't a miscommunication problem and request a copy of the report or a follow-up appointment with your md to review the results and plans for follow-up. ...Read more
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Constipation: If the colonoscopy was uncomplicated, its highly unlikely there is an association between your current 5-day problem 2-months after the colo. 5-days of no bowel movement is not uncommon & may be pathological depending on what normal is for you. If not passing gas, have abdominal pain, fever, nausea/vomiting, etc., then it is a problem. See your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more