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Colonoscopy With Colostomy
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I am scheduled for a colonoscopy, and I need to do 2 fleet enemas (sodium bisphosphate), (sodium bisphosphate) however I have a colostomy and I am unsure as to how to administer the fleet enemas (sodium bisphosphate)?
Colostomy nurse: This important question can be best answered by your colostomy nurse or gastroenterologist. I assume that it will require one fleets enema through the colostomy and another through the rectum if both areas are to be visualized during the procedure, but it's best to consult the abovementioned specialists about this matter. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mother has colon cancer (aged 57 at the time, irreversible colostomy) and I have Crohn's (aged 25, diagnosis 2010). How often should I get colonoscopy?
Probably q 3yrs: Colon cancer arises in bowel under several circumstances. Polyps found on colonoscopy contribute to 10-20% of malignancies. The others arise denovo in a field effect secondary to a virus or carcinogen. Another factor is inflammatory changes initiating malignant transformation. As such patients with Crohn's are at risk for developing colon cancer, which at present is best found by colonoscopy. ...Read more
Look inside colon: You are sedated (very sleepy, but still breathing on your own). The endoscopist places an instrument through your anus and then passes it into the colon to carefully exam the colon for polyps, cancer, etc. If any abnormalities are found a biopsy may be done. Typically, it is painless - the only bother is cleaning out your bowels beforehand and even that's not so bad. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
A simple test: After appropriate colon preparation at home, arrive at the endoscopy center, change into a gown & IV is inserted. Once in the procedure room, final consent is obtained, IV sedation is given (there are options here--some patients choose no sedation, others want to be "out cold"), & a thin flexible tube with video camera is inserted per rectum & advanced, taking pictures, biopsies, & therapeutics. ...Read more
Lots of options: There are a lot of different regimens for doing a colonoscopy prep. It depends on your gastroenterologist what they prefer. Ultimate what they want is a clean prep, so you should not have any stool in your colon when they look. You will have a sense of whether your prep is complete when you look in the toilet bowl and you shouldn't see any solid material left. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not bad: The most annoying part is the bowel cleanout the day before. You have to drink a fluid that makes you have enough bowel movements until your stool becomes clear. The colonoscopy procedure itself is usually easy. When you go home you will have some abdominal discomfort and bloating. Sometimes you can have a little rectal bleeding as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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