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My doctor said that my bowel was too full of stool to do a colonoscopy even though I did the bowel prep. How is this possible?

My doctor said that my bowel was too full of stool to do a colonoscopy even though I did the bowel prep. How is this possible?

Yes: Unfortunately this can happen. Next time your doctor may suggest a liquid diet for a couple of days prior to the colonoscopy and they may also change the prep solution. Good luck! ...Read more

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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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Major rectal pain every bowel.doc says no hemmohroids. Blood in stool.waiting 4 weeks for colonoscopy. Severe pain and itching all day long ?

Major rectal pain every bowel.doc says no hemmohroids. Blood in stool.waiting 4 weeks for colonoscopy. Severe pain and itching all day long ?

You may have: a bothersome entity called "Fissure in an" which is a cracklike defect in you anal wall. This is VERY PAINFUL and can often not be diagnosed with simple RECTAL exam..Protoscopic exam is needed! In the meantime try hot SITZ baths!! Hope this helps and Good Luck! Dr Z ...Read more

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Have severe intestinal pain for 2 years now. Had mre of small bowel and colonoscopy w/biopsies, stool samples. All normal. Doc says ibs. Could this be crohns? I eat bland and still have pain.

Have severe intestinal pain for 2 years now. Had mre of small bowel and colonoscopy w/biopsies, stool samples. All normal. Doc says ibs. Could this be crohns? I eat bland and still have pain.

Eating bland?: Does that include sugar and sweeteners? If so try doing without. Another possibility is milk and milk products including cheese. Agree that most likely diagnosis is ibs. ...Read more

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I'm having a full colonoscopy i make 3 bowel movements a day straining doctor is to flush me out check for cancer how do they flesh you out?

I'm having a full colonoscopy i make 3 bowel movements a day straining doctor is to flush me out check for cancer how do they flesh you out?

Prescription: You will be given likely a prescription laxative to drink and instructions on a clear liquid diet to use the day before the procedure. Ask your gastroenterologist what they use. ...Read more

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What happens if bowel prep does not eliminate enough stool content and u feel constipated. How can this affect colonoscopy procedure ?

What happens if bowel prep does not eliminate enough stool content and u feel constipated. How can this affect colonoscopy procedure ?

You will be...: ...invited back for a re-look after a better prep. To avoid this, take only clear liquids the entire day before your test, and follow all instructions provided by your provider regarding the timing and completion of your prep solution (yes, drink the WHOLE thing please). ...Read more

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My doc. Says he thinks my bowel is inflamed -diverticolitis.Now -a colonoscopy.Is it possible that it mgt not show bt I could still have it?

My doc. Says he thinks my bowel is inflamed -diverticolitis.Now -a colonoscopy.Is it possible that it mgt not show bt I could still have it?

Dx of diverticulitis: If you have diverticulosis (non-inflamed out-pockets of the colon), it should be visible on a colonoscopy performed by a gastroenterologist. However, if your diverticuli are inflamed (i.e. Diverticulitis), the risk of perforation with colonoscopy may be unacceptable. Under the circumstance your doctor may instead evaluate with a pelvic and abdominal ct scan to rule out diverticular complications. ...Read more

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Due to acute left side abdom pain no food in over a wk.(doc thinks bowel inflamed).Will effects of no food show up in colonoscopy?(mask s/ thing else)

Due to acute left side abdom pain no food in over a wk.(doc thinks bowel inflamed).Will effects of no food show up in colonoscopy?(mask s/ thing else)

Not typically: Depending on age , lower left sided abdominal pain may be an indication of diverticulitis.This might be the " inflamed bowel" you are referring to.Putting the bowel at rest with clear liquids initially, and antibiotics usually helps.A. Ct scan of the abdomen/pelvis can help make the diagnosis.After you feel better, and the infection resolves , a colonoscopy is indicated to further evaluate the colon. ...Read more

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Please help, blood in stool (colonoscopy normal, ) MRI shows narrowing of small bowel don, t know what this signifys?

Please help, blood in stool (colonoscopy normal, ) MRI shows narrowing of small bowel don, t know what this signifys?

Crohn's disease (IBD: Crohn's disease atype of ibd (inflammatory bowel disease) is one of the causes for blood in stool. Normal colonoscopy suggests that colon is not involved. Mri is useful to avoid radiation and detect complications such as fistula, abscess, or sinuses. ...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


Bowel (Definition)

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