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I had a diagnostic colonoscopy done due to bleeding and they found 2 ulcers in my intestines . Biopsies came back good what is the cause and treatment?
NSAID, etc.: The most common reason for ulcers in the intestines is from nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications (nsaids, ibuprofen, naproxen, et.). Other possibilities include crohn's disease, or many other possibilities, including infections. If this is NSAID induced, the treatment is avoidance of nsaids. If this is infection, it will resolve. But if it's crohn's, you need specific medical therapy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the difference in diagnostics between mri, cat scan and colonoscopy? Which one is best for identifying problems?
Depends: Mri and ct scans are noninvasive imaging techniques. They have their own inherent advantages and disadvantages, and to compare them would be too complicated here. Colonoscopy is invasive, where a camera is extended via the rectum into the colon to see what the inside of the colon looks like, usually for cancer screening. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do gastroenterologist always use colonoscopy to diagnose abdominal pain? Do they usually go with least invasive diagnostics first?
No, not necessarily: The causes for pain in abdomen can be many. Colonoscopy can only check the inside of colon which can have problems to cause abdominal pain but it is not the commonest source of pain. You need a physical examination and your doctor can then guide you what tests are most appropriate, depending on his impression of the likely cause of your pain, which can come from many organs located int he abdomen. ...Read more
Would diagnostic laparoscopy find ovarian cancer if there was any? I've had one, and ultrasounds and a colonoscopy but no cause for bloating found
Usually: Yes provided the ovaries were readily visible and you had a thorough laparoscopy.. Bloating is often caused by excessive fiber along with inadequate fluids and all of the exams you had would all be negative. Try modifying your diet, cut out caffeine and drink 80-100 oz of fluids per day for 10-15 days. Simethicone and charcoal tablets may also help as will probiotics. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What kind of diagnostic tests are used to investigate post-colonoscopy complaints, in patients with only mild abdominal pain, no fever, bleeding, etc?
First do a Physical: A careful examination by your doctor is required before any tests should be ordered. Tests are selected based on clinical judgment and suspected cause for the pain. If it is mild pain, no tests are likely to be useful. Just getting the bowels functional may take care of the problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My wife is having severe pain after passing swtool after every meal. All lab tests, CT scan, endoscopy, colonoscopy and diagnostic lap is normal?
Diagnosis/treatment: At colonoscopy most visible abnormalities are either definitively diagnosed via sampling (biopsy) or removed completely also for diagnosis that includes the treatment. Some findings, eg cancer, need definitive treatment via other modes (for example but not limited to surgery). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: There are many variations of "the prep", but in general you will need to restrict your diet to clear liquids the day before the procedure, and drink a prescribed preparation to wash out your colon the evening before and possibly the morning of the procedure. There may be other instructions for the avoidance of certain foods (seeds) for a few days in advance. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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