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Doctor insights on: Digestive Problems After Colonoscopy

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Dr. Charles Cattano
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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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I recently had a colonoscopy done and it all came back normal but I am still having some digestive issues. Any reason as to why this keeps happening?

I recently had a colonoscopy done and it all came back normal but I am still having some digestive issues. Any reason as to why this keeps happening?

Digestion is other o: The colon is not the primary organ involved in digestion. The gallbladder, pancreas, stomach, and small intestine are more involved in the digestive process. You need to discuss your problems with your digestion with your MD as these problems relate to the organs mentioned here. ...Read more

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Colonoscopy showed nothing. I get lower r ab pain simultaneous /w carpal tunnel, sciatica, skin and mostly digestive issues, but don't know how they're related. Alcohol / certain foods make it worse?

Colonoscopy showed nothing. I get lower r ab pain simultaneous /w carpal tunnel, sciatica, skin and mostly digestive issues, but don't know how they're related. Alcohol / certain foods make it worse?

Unrelated: I cannot think of a connection between those issues age? Detail of symptoms, other diagnoses, obesity? Without proper history it is not easy to come up with a diagnosis. ...Read more

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History digestive issues. Colonoscopy 2 yrs ago- clean. GI today said my extreme anxiety causing my issues -flat stools & blood incomplete vac. My question is there anti anxiety RX that has been proven to help extreme IBS (have both D&C)? Celexa NO

History digestive issues. Colonoscopy 2 yrs ago- clean. GI today said my extreme anxiety causing my issues -flat stools & blood incomplete vac. My question is there anti anxiety RX that has been proven to help extreme IBS (have both D&C)? Celexa NO

Extreme anxiety: Can include the use of medication but please do not forget mind-body modalities. The gut is sometimes called "the second brain" because it is connected to thinking/moods. Consider biofeedback or clinical hypnosis (see www. Asch. Net for licensed referrals). Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What are common digestive problems in teen agers?

What are common digestive problems in teen agers?

Upset system: Many issues digestive related are form eating too much fast food. Reflux, diarrhea, constipation are common. Sometimes depression presents as physical (somatic) symptoms like vague recurrent abdominal pain. Anxiety can present with digestive issues, fears, and generally not feeling well. Alternating diarrhea and constipation can indicate irritable bowels. If concerned, have your teen evaluated. ...Read more

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What digestive problems can anxiety and worry cause?

What digestive problems can anxiety and worry cause?

Anxiety/ worry: Nausea, emesis, constipation, loose stools, cramping ; change in bowel habitus. It can also effect conditions which you already have such as irritable bowel syndrome or ulcer. ...Read more

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Can laryngomalacia be linked with digestive problems?

Can laryngomalacia be linked with digestive problems?

Yes: Most common associated symptoms related to feeding include regurgitation (ge reflux), emesis, cough, choking, and slow feedings. Infants with laryngomalacia may have a difficult time coordinating suck swallow breath sequence for feeding as a result of their airway obstruction and sometimes have aspiration problems. Treatment of ge reflux and thickening of feedings for aspiration often help. ...Read more

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What are side effects of using ginger for digestive problems?

What are side effects of using ginger for digestive problems?

Side effects are not: Common w ginger. However doses > 10, 000 mg (fresh) or > 4, 000 mg (powdered) aren't recommended long-term. Allergic reactions are rare but can include swelling of mouth, tongue, face, throat;rash, itching, hives, difficulty breathing ; chest tightness. It may cause heartburn, bloating, gas, belching, diarrhea ; bad taste. It may effect blood clotting -so consult dr about use w anti-inflammatory >>. ...Read more

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Can colitis cause complications with other digestive problems?

Can colitis cause complications with other digestive problems?

Please elaborate: Colitis is a non-specific term. There are many types of colitis. Which one do you have? For example ulcerative colitis is associated to many systemic other medical problems. ...Read more

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Had taking domperidone helped anyone with their digestive problems?

Had taking domperidone helped anyone with their digestive problems?

Domperidone: "Food and Drug Administration (FDA) stresses that domperidone is not an FDA-approved drug, and that it may not be legally marketed in the US." "FDA's concern about the potential health risks associated with the use of domperidone in lactating women. These risks include cardiac arrhythmias, cardiac arrest, and sudden death." ...Read more

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What tests other than endoscopy can be done for digestive problems?

What tests other than endoscopy can be done for digestive problems?

Depends.: The term digestive problems is quite vague so it is hard to answer your question with anything other than generalities. A ct scan, esophageal manometry, ph probe, barium swallow, small bowel follow through, gastric emptying study, etc. ...Read more

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What are some common causes of digestive problems related to stress?

What are some common causes of digestive problems related to stress?

Causes: Your response to stress can affect your nervous system which in turn influence the way your digestion works through the vagus nerve and endocrine changes. ...Read more

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Could taking domperidone have helped anyone with their digestive problems?

Could taking domperidone have helped anyone with their digestive problems?

Domperidone: "Food and Drug Administration (FDA) stresses that domperidone is not an FDA-approved drug, and that it may not be legally marketed in the US." "DA's concern about the potential health risks associated with the use of domperidone in lactating women. These risks include cardiac arrhythmias, cardiac arrest, and sudden death." ...Read more

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Is it normal to feel tired all the time if you have digestive problems? What can I do to energize myself?

Is it normal to feel tired all the time if you have digestive problems? What can I do to energize myself?

No: It is not normal to feel tired all the time. This could be a symptom of anemia, chronic inflammation, thyroid disease or nutritional deficiency. You should see your doctor. ...Read more

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What are effects of using ginger for digestive problems?

What are effects of using ginger for digestive problems?

Excellent effects: It is an intestinal spasmolytic & helps eliminate gas from the intestines. It is very beneficial for nausea and motion sickness. It decreases nausea, vomiting, dizziness & clamminess associated with motion sickness. It can also be used for morning sickness & hyperemesis gravidum. ...Read more

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Can we eat promagranate daily after 30 minutes of dinner? Or does it cause digestive problems?

Can we eat promagranate daily after 30 minutes of dinner? Or does it cause digestive problems?

Food Myths: I am not sure where this question comes from. But, there is no medical or health effect from eating pomegranate when ever you ingest it. ...Read more

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Constant digestive problems won't go away and have been getting worse over past 3 years. What could this be?

Constant digestive problems won't go away and have been getting worse over past 3 years. What could this be?

IBS/ChronicGastritis: It sounds like you need to see a GI doc. Constant digestive problems such as bloating, diarrhea, abdominal pain, cramps, constipation, or other issues require a visit to the family doctor. Labs to r/o h. Pylori infection, xrays (an upper GI series) and a referral to the GI doctor may be needed. A condition call irritable bowel needs to be ruled out. Inflam. Bowel dzs also need to be checked. ...Read more

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Digestive problems causes dizziness?

Digestive problems causes dizziness?

Sure: There are numerous ways digestive problems cause dizziness. If you vomit and unable to due or eat for a day or two you will be dizzy. If you have severe diarrhea and unable to replenish the loss you will feel dizzy since your blood pressure will be low due to the effective circulating blood volume will be low. There or dozens or reason you might feel dizzy from GI causes. ...Read more

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Does obesity cause other digestive problems?

Does obesity cause other digestive problems?

Yes: Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, gallstones and gastroesophageal reflux are all caused by obesity just to name a few things. If the obese patient develops diabetes then you can add gastroparesis into the mix too. ...Read more

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Can a injured back lead to digestive problems?

Can a injured back lead to digestive problems?

Not directly but: Pain can cause constipation as can certain classes of medication used to help control symptoms. Also, non steroidal anti inflammatory medication can have a variety of gastrointestinal side effects from mild to severe. ...Read more

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Why do antibiotics cause me digestive problems?

Why do antibiotics cause me digestive problems?

Gut flora: Gets rid of gut flora. Recommend taking probiotics with it. ...Read more

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Can stress and thinking too much cause digestive problems?

Can stress and thinking too much cause digestive problems?

Absolutely: The digestive system is very sensitive to stress in many people. From top to bottom, symptoms can include nausea, lack of appetite, stomach pains, stomach gurgling, diarrhea or constipation. It's best to manage the stress itself; in the meantime you might try over-the-counter digestive aids like pepto-bismol. See a doctor if symptoms are severe or persist. ...Read more

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What causes colitis, Crohn's disease and other digestive problems?

What causes colitis, Crohn's disease and other digestive problems?

Unknown: While we don't entirely know what causes these, inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis and crohn's) appears to be caused by an autoimmune mechanism. There is a degree of genetic susceptibility, which seems to be higher in crohn's. However other theories, such as a virus as a cause, may also play a role. There are many other forms of colitis that may mimic these, and only a doctor can tell. ...Read more

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My 16 month old baby is having digestive problems what should I do?

My 16 month old baby is having digestive problems what should I do?

?????????????: This is not a chat room. Your submissions are not linked so there is no way site docs can look them prior submissions or review uploads, future questions, etc. Please start over and include enough basic information to describe the issue so an answer can be formed. There is a paid concierge service with this capability. See site details if interested. ...Read more

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Can the nerves from thorasic T11 thru l 2 cause digestive problems?

Nerve: The nerves that you are mentioning do not control the digestive system. The intestines and digestive has its own intrinsic nervous system that controls the motility of the bowels. ...Read more

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What to do if I discovered narcotics eliminate my undiagnosed digestive problems. What could this mean?

What to do if I discovered narcotics eliminate my undiagnosed digestive problems. What could this mean?

Narcotics: Opiates is the politically correct word now a days!
this is false. Opiates never "eliminate" anything other than pain. That too for a short period till one gets used to the effect!
they do slow down your intestines so it you have an undiagnosed diarrhea, it might help. But, there is always a reason for such symptom and should be investigated properly. Post more info if u can. Hope this helps. ...Read more