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Does A Colonoscopy Check The Small Intestine
Not usually: The colonoscope can reach the last part of the small bowel but only for a few inches.
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
No: The colon is the last 5 feet of the 20 foot long digestive tract. The colonoscope can be advanced to "peek" into the last few inches of the small intestine sometimes, but not routine.See 1 more doctor answer
May reach...: ...both the 3rd portion of the duodenum from the top procedure, and terminal ileum from the bottom testing. That still however leaves most of the small bowel non-visualized by the routine studies you mentioned.
Colonoscopy was done and there was hemorrhoid's found in the last portion of small intestine. What could be some causes?
I had an edoscopy done and it showed normal results and so did my colonoscopy, should I concern myself with small intestine cancer?
What small intestine disorders can cause symptoms similar to crohns. So far upper gi, colonoscopy and bloodwork not showing anything abnormal?
IBS: Depending on what symptoms you're talking about, a normal work up can sometimes indicate irritable bowel syndrome.
What does dark green stool mean (problem in colon or small intestine)? Having for 5 weeks. Waiting for my colonoscopy biopsy results.
Had colonoscopy/endoscopy this year both clear Except for high lymphocyte count in small intestine-had colon cleanse 2day afterward had bloody mucus?
Why did you cleanse?: Your database suggests enteritis--an inflammatory condition of the small intestine (like Crohn's disease or infection, among others). Your bloody effluent after cleansing raises concern for ongoing/undertreated inflammation. Please don't cleanse again, but instead start appropriate medication for your condition--call your doctor today.
Severe chronic constipation colonoscopy/egd nego same with c, small bowel series showed slow colon, fast small intestine, is this from my dysautonomia?
Colonoscopy found tiny ulcers in my small intestine doc questioning if Crohn's can this be if after iron infusion I now have normal CBC and iron level?
Small or large?: Doesn't really make a lot of difference, but I suspect colonoscopy found ulcers in large intestine and your doc felt they might look like crohn's. A good response to iron infusion does not change any of the thinking about whether those lesions are crohn's like. The biopsy should give a lot more information.
I had neg- colonoscopy, EGD, HIDA, CT abdomen/pelvis, RUQ ultrasound, celiac panel. The small bowel series showed rapid transit. I also had a neg pancreas test. What on earth is causing my weight loss and undigested food/fat in stool?
Could you be lactose: Intolerant? You conditions list gastritis but you say your egd was negative? Any biopsies done? Have you tried any proton pump inhibitors? Sometimes increase bile salt loads as well as increase bacterial growth can cause increase sb transit. Have you tried probiotics or bile salts lowering drugs? Discuss theae possibilities with your family physician.See 2 more doctor answers
Pain in lower right abdomen the day after colonoscopy. Getting worse each day. No nausea or diarrhea. Bowel moving fine.
Colonoscopy: If the pain in the lower right abdomen is getting worse every day, you must have someone take you as soon as possible today to the nearest Emergency facility. Please let me know how things go.
Should I have exploratory surgery on my abdomen? I have been dealing with stomach and/or intestinal issues for a couple of years now. I have had many tests such as, endoscopy, colonoscopy, xrays, ct's, tons of blood work, gall bladder scan and stomach emp
First: First of all you need a surgeon who is willing to do an ex lap surgery. The only thing I think they may find is possible scar tissue and honestly I am not sure this would cause all of your symptoms. It sounds like you may be dealing with ibs (irritable bowel syndrome), however the vomiting is not characteristic. Have you or were you ever exposed to any chemicals or lived near an industrial plant? Is it possible that you are ingesting a substance that you are unaware of? Consider your surroundings and everything you take in. Is anything different in your life since this all started? If you think of anything discuss this with your doctors; every bit of information may be helpful in solving this puzzle. I hope you find answers soon.See 1 more doctor answer
Fever of 99.6 for 7 days, left lower abdomen pain, bloated, occasional bleeding in bowel, diarrhea, food allergies, throwing up clean colonoscopy. Help?
Get 2nd opinion: It almost sounds like diverticulitis which may not be detected by a colonoscopy. On the other hand, throwing up is not part of the symptoms unless you have a systemic infection which does occurs in diverticulitis. The counterpoint is that diverticulitis occurs usually in a much older age Food allergy is not associated with a fever. Suggest a consult @ an university center or with another GI.See 1 more doctor answer
I had a colonoscopy done today and doc said he had a hard time getting to my small intestines and had to use forceps, why would've it been hard?
Anatomy: Sometimes if's super easy to get through the ileocecal valve and sometimes harder, especially in thin women. He probably used the forceps to pull himself in - absolutely nothing to worry about.
I had MRI of small intestines that had shown no abnormalities. Is there any point to have a colonoscopy next? Would that show anything different? Ty
Possibly: I see that you have abdominal bloating. There can be many causes for that. An abdominal MRI gets a good look at the ovaries and other abdominal organs, but it is not good at seeing the insides of your intestines. If you have not had a colonoscopy, this may be a test your doctor orders. It looks at the inside of your large intestine and gives different information than the MRI. Hope that helps!See 1 more doctor answer
Will a barium test show all of the stool in the small and large intestines? Is it typical to have one performed weeks before the first colonoscopy?
No and no: Barium is a contrast agent which helps the visualization of the bowel during X-ray studies. When given as an enema, it helps for large bowel (colon) examination. Orally, it can help for small bowel evaluation. Neither route is useful for imaging BOTH large and small bowel. If the patient has taken proper bowel preparation measures, there is in fact no stool in the bowel to degrade the visualization.
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