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Does A Urologist Perform Colonoscopies
Gastroenterologist : Urologists do not normally perform colonoscopies.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have diverticulosis and IBS after my last colonoscopy I seem to be doing better. But then I had a flare up as in pain no fever and white blood cell count was only slightly elevated. all of a sudden I have a hard time peeing and bladder pain my urologist
Why are colonoscopy performed years apart? Shouldn't they be more often? Doesn't cancer grow fast?
Good question: Most colon cancer differs from other cancers in that it tends to progress in a very predictable pattern beginning as polyps that can sometimes form cancer. This process takes many years. For example, it can take 5 or more years for a polyp to reach 1 cm and then another 5 or more yrs for the 1 cm polyp to become cancer. This is why the standard recommendation is to have a colonoscopy every 10 yrs. ...Read more
Don't think time: Matters. Best to check with your urologist. ...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
It doesn't : It doesn't unless you have a specific problem. ...Read more
I'm due to have a colonoscopy for suspected IBD. A nurse practitioner is due to perform it. Should that concern me? Rearranging might take too long.
No: She wouldn't be doing it if she was incompetent ...Read more
I had a colonoscopy w/ biopsy performed monday. After 2 days of constatipation, I had stool with a large amount of mucus. Is it expected?
Sounds reasonable: but I would have you call your colonoscopist who knows your case better here in ...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
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How does one perform colonoscopy in pt with duhamel procedure from hirschsprungs. Genetic mutation for fap present.?
What does the GI doctor see when performing a Colonoscopy? Can he not see the appendix too sense it looks like it is attached to everything?
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. ...Read more
Will a colonoscopy detect anal cancer/mass as well colon cancer? Is the digital exam done before the colonoscopy is performed?
Duodenitis never seems to "heal"? Is this normal? I had a colonoscopy and upper GI performed twice and was told i had GERD (acid reflux disease ) and a duodenitis. They checked for barrett's disease and all was fine. That was back early 2010 and again
I : I suggest you talk with the physician who performed your endoscopy. The pain may be your duodenitis but may also be something else. There are many things (looking down) to the right. It's more of a chronic inflammation. Taking the Omeprazole daily rather than every other day might be helpful. I'd be clear with your doctor that you are having "discomfort" and explain that you wonder if an alternative medication may be beneficial, or perhaps further workup. It's very important to share any/all concerns with your doctor. Best of luck! ...Read more
Is necessary to perform digital rectal exam or colonoscopy when I feel pressure in anus and I have continuously anal pain and blood on stool surface?
Digital rectal exam: For the symptoms related to problems with anal canal, one might have internal hemmorhoids, a fissure or even an early malignant growth. When examined only by colonoscopy, the scope passes this area without identifying any problem that may exist. A digital exam and possibly proctoscopy with a very short scope limited to the area of interest is the approach to be employed. ...Read more
So is it not safe to drink alcohol even if it is a beer or 2 the same day you have an upper endoscopy and colonoscopy performed? I had sedation today?
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It is not clear if you gave history of Alcohol use to Gastro-entomologist and discussed need for endoscopy and colonoscopy.
Using Alcohol with Medications used for sedation can cause more side effects.
If you have Alcohol induced Gastritis, Pancreatitis or Hepatitis, please do not use Alcohol.
See Psychiatrist for Therapy for alcohol need, judgement and AA meetings. ...Read more
Can a colonoscopy be performed if you are on antibiotics or have a cough? (being intubated for procedure).No fever & chest xray was clear.
If you have no fever, a normal chest x-ray and no wheezing, chances are you'll be fine.However, if you aren't feeling well, you may want to put it off.
Why do you need to be intubated? Most colonoscopies are done with some form of twilight anesthesia. It is unusual to require an intubation. Knowing why may lead me to a different conclusion than the one above. ...Read more
I'm in hospital doc don't seen to be listening gab if could get advice I has a colonoscopy which lead to a perform bowel, belly now swollen temp spike?
Drainage needed: For the most part colonoscopy is a well tolerated procedure with little if any complication. Occassionally if a small lesion is biopsied, the biopsy forceps takes too deep a bite and a small pinhead performation can occur. Leakage of fecal material causes abscess. Antibiotics needed and abdominal scan to define any collection also required. This would suggest whether drainage required. ...Read more
Is sigmoidoscopy enough for a 30 year old no family history of colon cancer patient with red blood covered stool or must a colonoscopy be performed ?
Not as bad :): It is probably not as bad as you may have heard. You are given sedation and for the most part of the study you are asleep. They introduce a camara through your rectum and look throughout your colon. It is over in 20 mins. Good luck! ...Read more
COLONOSCOPY: You can expect to have some form of bowel prep the day before. The day of, you will be given an IV and medications to sedate you. The colonoscopy should take roughly 15-25 minutes to complete depending on findings. You will then wake up and recover (30 minutes or so), and then be discharged home. A relatively safe procedure with few and rare complications. ...Read more
Very safe: Modern colonoscopy is extremely safe. Complications are rare. Probably the most common complication is perforation, and it reportedly occurs in about one of every 1200 colonoscopies. There are rare risks of bleeding and of a reaction to the sedation. Overall, they are extremely safe, and if you have a reason for needing one, don't shy away. ...Read more
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