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Dr. Michael Thompson
Board Certified, Hematology and Oncology
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Still cramping/gassy 24hrs after colonoscopy w/biopsies of inflamed sigmoid. Now maroon blood w/thick (not watery) diarrhea. Blood doesn't seem heavy. Ok to just leave doc a message or is this urgent?

Dr. Michael Thompson
Board Certified, Hematology and Oncology
15 years in practice
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Still cramping/gassy 24hrs after colonoscopy w/biopsies of inflamed sigmoid. Now maroon blood w/thick (not watery) diarrhea. Blood doesn't seem heavy. Ok to just leave doc a message or is this urgent?

Call: It sounds likely okay with symptoms from the underlying condition (inflamed colon) as well as the procedure. However, not knowing more details, i would suggest calling to talk to the physician or team that is following you. Obviously, severe pain or more bleeding needs an er visit. ...Read more

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Dr. Shontae Buffington
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Dr. Magdy Shaaban
Board Certified, Hematology and Oncology
36 years in practice
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After drinking the colonoscopy prep can that cause leg pain or cramping in the legs. I just had a colonoscopy yesterday. I'm concerned.

Dr. Magdy Shaaban
Board Certified, Hematology and Oncology
36 years in practice
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After drinking the colonoscopy prep can that cause leg pain or cramping in the legs. I just had a colonoscopy yesterday. I'm concerned.

Leg cramps: answer is yes. preparation may cause electrolyte imbalance . drink a lot of juice ...Read more

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Dr. Shontae Buffington
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Dr. Othon Wiltz
Board Certified, Colon and Rectal Surgery
31 years in practice
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Lower left back paint after 2 biopsies done during colonoscopy. Is this normal? Checking for Crohn's & collititus. Belly gurgling & cramping also there

Dr. Othon Wiltz
Board Certified, Colon and Rectal Surgery
31 years in practice
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Lower left back paint after 2 biopsies done during colonoscopy. Is this normal? Checking for Crohn's & collititus. Belly gurgling & cramping also there

Not necessarily: If biopsies were done, you can experience some pain if there has been a local inflammatory reaction if they were burned and cut out. If fever and chills are present you should go to the er. Cramping and gurgling is common early on after the procedure. ...Read more

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Dr. Ihor Zakaluzny
Board Certified, General Surgery
33 years in practice
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My son has rectal bleeding colonoscopy showed nothing he also has severe cramping in lower to mid abdomen especially after food intake ex bulimic ?

Dr. Ihor Zakaluzny
Board Certified, General Surgery
33 years in practice
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My son has rectal bleeding colonoscopy showed nothing   he also has severe cramping in lower to mid abdomen especially after food intake ex bulimic
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Assess small bowel: His bleeding is likely from hemorrhoids. He should review his abdominal pain with whoever did his colonoscopy for further investigations ...Read more

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Dr. Shontae Buffington
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Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Board Certified, Preventive Medicine
68 years in practice
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Diagnosed with ibs-c but now noticing mucus in stools i keep cramping after having small bms should I ask for a colonoscopy? Doctors keep saying no

Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Board Certified, Preventive Medicine
68 years in practice
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Diagnosed with ibs-c but now noticing mucus in stools i keep cramping after having small bms should I ask for a colonoscopy? Doctors keep saying no

IBS: Is most often due to unbalanced messages from the lower brain that has become too reactive. It can indeed be associated with inflammatory bowel disease and justifies colonoscopy. Commonest cause of ibs is poor diet, particularly all forms of sugar. ...Read more

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Dr. Philip Miller
Board Certified, Family Medicine
42 years in practice
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Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Board Certified, Hematology and Oncology
32 years in practice
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Luq pain, colonoscopy, blood work, stool cultures normal. Abdomen not tender. Colicky pain - feels like cramp you get after eating and exercising right away. New depressed.25 y/o f. Pancreatic cancer?

Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Board Certified, Hematology and Oncology
32 years in practice
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Luq pain, colonoscopy, blood work, stool cultures normal. Abdomen not tender. Colicky pain - feels like cramp you get after eating and exercising right away. New depressed.25 y/o f. Pancreatic cancer?

Not likely related: Pancreatic cancer is extraordinarily unlikely in a 25 year old. Working with an internist and/or a gastroentrologist is important in figuring out what is wrong. ...Read more

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Dr. Patrick Mckenna
Board Certified, Preventive Medicine
9 years in practice
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I had a colonoscopy today at 1. It's now 11 and I'm having dhiarrhea and cramping. When should that stop?

Dr. Patrick Mckenna
Board Certified, Preventive Medicine
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I had a colonoscopy today at 1. It's now 11 and I'm having dhiarrhea and cramping. When should that stop?

A day or two: It's not unusual to have some bowel irregularities for a couple of days following colonoscopy. Your large intestine was just as close to being empty as it has pretty much ever been so it takes a bit of time for it to reestablish that regular function. Don't know if there is scientific evidence to support, but probiotics (from pills or foods) might help restore regular bowel movements. ...Read more

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Dr. You Sung Sang
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
26 years in practice
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I was wondering are cramps + fever normal after colonoscopy?

Dr. You Sung Sang
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
26 years in practice
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I was wondering are cramps + fever normal after colonoscopy?

No: Contact your colonoscopist immediately and let him/her be aware of this. This may need to be further investigated. ...Read more

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Dr. Sewa Legha
Board Certified, Medical Oncology
45 years in practice
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Why do ikeep getting stomache cramp in day but not at night had a colonoscopy 2 years ago all perfect could it be i.b.s had for 2 months no blood i po?

Dr. Sewa Legha
Board Certified, Medical Oncology
45 years in practice
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Why do ikeep getting stomache cramp in day but not at night had a colonoscopy 2 years ago all perfect could it be i.b.s had for 2 months no blood i po?

Could be one of many: One of several causes. IBS will not cause pain as a main symptom. It is associated with alternating constipation and diarrhea. The pain medicines that you are taking like tramadol can cause abdominal cramps, so try stopping your pain medicines other than Tylenol(which is safe to take if needed). Go see your doctor and try an antispasmodic medication prescribed by your doctor. Bentyl is one such me ...Read more

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