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Does A Urologist Perform Colonoscopies
Same as OB-gyn: A urologist will examine the pelvic organs in the same way as your OB-gyn does. A catheter is only used for obstruction which I assume you do not have. If you have blood in the urine, suspicion of a bladder stone or ureteral problems, the urologist might use a telescopic instrument called a cystoscope which is a painless examination in most cases. You will be informed of each step. ...Read more
Gastroenterologist : Urologists do not normally perform colonoscopies.Get a more detailed answer ›
No tests, but...: If you see a urologist, a testicular exam is usually part of the routine physical examination. But testicular cancer is a rare disease, and there are no widespread screening programs for it, making self-examinations important. If you feel a lump inside the scrotum, please see your primary care physician or urologist without delay. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Trans rectally: The term excision refers to a local procedure where the lesion is limited in size, has not invaded muscular layers of the rectum and one can remove the lesion en-bloc. When the lesion is invasive then the term resection is employed which is a major surgical procedure, at times requiring a colostomy. This holds for adenoCa. With squamous Ca, bx, followed by RT and mitomycinC can be curative. ...Read more
Would a colonrectal surgeon be able to tell if my prostate was enlarged when she completed a digital rectal exam and/or andoscopy while searching for internal hemorrhoids?
Yes.: While they may not routinely focus on the prostate portion of the exam, it would be something they could feel with the digital exam. Prostate size is not sufficiently visualized with anoscopy. There are folds of colon tissue that move out of the way with the finger test but sometimes obscure the anoscopy visualization. Since they don't focus on the prostate, though, they may not wish to comment ...Read more
Do GI doctors perform anoscopes and rectoscopes during a colonoscopy? Can it be requested or are anoscope/rectoscope exclusive to proctologists?
Included: A colonoscope is inserted into the anus, ascends through the rectum, and goes on to check the rest of the bowel. Thus colonoscopy includes examination of the anus and rectum. However, if there is a suspicion of anal pre-cancer (e.g. In HIV positive men) a specialized magnifying instrument is used to assess the anus. ...Read more
What tests (if any) is a surgeon required to have a patient get done before performing an ileostomy reversal surgery?
Depends: Depending on your medical issues, medications and recent past testing you may not need any new testing. Often surgeons will at least ask for a blood count to make sure you aren't really anemic(low red blood cell count) and that your platelet numbers are fine(too low and the risks of bleeding go up) and coagulation studies(if they are abnormal the risk of bleeding can go up too). Best of luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My girlfriend had a CT scan that revealed a "small vesicovaginal fistula". Should a urologist perform the repair surgery or a gynecologist?
Urogynecologists: You would want to talk to someone who specializes in urogynecology, which can be either a gynecologist or a urologist. Both will have done further fellowship training in issues specifically related to fistulas like your girlfriend has. I think more obgyns are going into this area, at least where i am, but look at what is available in your area. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
GI specialists: Yes. Of course. They deal with the GI tract! ...Read more
Should I have a potassium test for ic before a scope to rule out endometrosis ? Urologist done a bladder scope and thinks mild ic .
Probably unnecessary: Clinical diagnosis of ic is usually made through detailed history, urinalysis, physicals including bi-manual digital vaginopelvic exam, and cystoscopy. The use of potassium test for diagnosing ic is controversial and adds limited weight to ic dignosis; so it's optional probably unnecessary. If endometriosis is suspected, laparoscopy is the way to confirm it. ...Read more
First 2 annual gyno apt, doctor has not preformed a breast exam or rectal exam- only does pap & bimanual quickly. Is this something I should ask for?
Routine exam: Includes a rectal. Two positions: lying on side, bending over. With women it can be done as part of pelvic lying on back using fingers in vagina and rectum. A glove & lubricant are always used. The exam in men chcecks prostate as ewll as rectum, in women recto-vaginal septum. Stool on the glove is used to detect occult blood. A good exam should be thorough but not painful. ...Read more
Yes, if ...: There is no age limit for vasectomy if its indication is well legitimized after properly counseled for high cost and uncertainty of vasectomy reversal. So, seek evaluation and counseling for individual details for personal reason and realistic expectation for vasectomy. More? welcome to www.HealthTap.com/dr-Lin with RQPWJC as keycode to reach me. Using audio and video will go faster and more... ...Read more
Who treats a hemmorrhoid- a gastroentrologist or a colorectal surgon? Sigmodiscopy done by gastro but referd to surgon for treatment. Why? Can't he tr
How is a rectal exam performed? How is a patient positioned for the exam? Is an erection normal after a rectal exam?
First rectal exam?: Examining practitioner will ask you to pull down your pants, either bend forward or lay on your side, & with a gloved finger will gently insert it into your rectum. The exam takes brief seconds, but permits assessment of rectal tenderness, masses, bleeding from the gut, rectal/anal tone, visual anal inspection, & your prostate. Rarely, expression of prostate fluid or erection may occur. Be well-- ...Read more
Camera on a snake: A video camera on the end of a flexible stalk, not unlike a snake, is inserted through the rectum while you are asleep. You don't feel a thing, you won't remember it, and the only bed part is the prep. ...Read more
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