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How to deal with trapped air in the intestine after a colonoscopy?

How to deal with trapped air in the intestine after a colonoscopy?

It should be gone no: If you still have any problems , then let us know the present situation. ...Read more

Intestine (Definition)

The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more


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Does a colonoscopy check the small intestine as well?

Does a colonoscopy check the small intestine as well?

Not usually: The colonoscope can reach the last part of the small bowel but only for a few inches. ...Read more

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When you have a colonoscopy does it include the small intestine?

When you have a colonoscopy does it include the small intestine?

No: The colon is the last 5 feet of the 20 foot long digestive tract. The colonoscope can be advanced to "peek" into the last few inches of the small intestine sometimes, but not routine. ...Read more

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Are there medications injected into the intestine during a colonoscopy?

Usually not: If there is any bleeding during resection of polyp, Epinephrine may be injected to control bleeding. Sometimes india ink or saline injection are used to mark the area or to lift polyps. ...Read more

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What test looks at the small intestine? Colonoscopy can't see that far, right?

What test looks at the small intestine? Colonoscopy can't see that far, right?

Capsule endoscopy: Currently I use a small bowel follow through, ct enterpgraphy and video capsule endoscopy. If there is any positive finding, then a double balloon endoscopy or spirus endoscopy can be used to reach the lesion. ...Read more

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Precancerous polyps were found in my intestines in December then a large 15 mm one in was found inJuly, When should i have another colonoscopy?

Precancerous polyps were found in my intestines in December then a large 15 mm one in was found inJuly, When should i have another colonoscopy?

More frequently: than normal people who do not have polyps . You already know polyps are precancerous ,You need to be watched closely . Your doctor will advise you when will be the next one , based on histology , Speak to your doctor if you need in 6 months or a year later . ...Read more

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How far into the small intestine can a colonoscopy and endoscopy see?

How far into the small intestine can a colonoscopy and endoscopy see?

May reach...: ...both the 3rd portion of the duodenum from the top procedure, and terminal ileum from the bottom testing. That still however leaves most of the small bowel non-visualized by the routine studies you mentioned. ...Read more

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I had a colonoscopy done today and doc said he had a hard time getting to my small intestines and had to use forceps, why would've it been hard?

I had a colonoscopy done today and doc said he had a hard time getting to my small intestines and had to use forceps, why would've it been hard?

Anatomy : sometimes if's super easy to get through the ileocecal valve and sometimes harder, especially in thin women. he probably used the forceps to pull himself in - absolutely nothing to worry about. ...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


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The bowel is the intestinal tract in the body. The small intestine ...Read more