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Should i get colonoscopy?I've left abdominal pain, worse laying down, bit of fat in stool but hasn't seen blood, no history of colon cancer, 36 yo, male

Should i get colonoscopy?I've left abdominal pain, worse laying down, bit of fat in stool but hasn't seen blood, no history of colon cancer, 36 yo, male

See doctor first: Would need more information to advise about need for colonoscopy: for example, change in bowel habits? Unintended weight loss? Duration of symptoms? Your doctor will want this information and will perform a physical exam, then be able to advise you on need for colonoscopy. ...Read more

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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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31 year-old white man with 2 years of intermittent thrombocytopenia down to 29k, with splenomegaly, looking for a diagnosis after much testing.....?

31 year-old white man with 2 years of intermittent thrombocytopenia down to 29k, with splenomegaly, looking for a diagnosis after much testing.....?

Bone marrow biopsy: A lot of work is done on this pt and still not an conclusive is evident. At some point a bone marrow biopsy can be helpful to rule any kind of myelofibrosis with myeloid metaplasia, as a cause of this clinical situation in this case ...Read more

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Pain in left abdominal, 99.6 fever after colonoscopy.. What is going on?

Pain in left abdominal, 99.6 fever after colonoscopy.. What is going on?

Contact your doctor: Any pain or fever after colonoscopy is worrisome. Yous should contact the doctor that performed your test immediately! ...Read more

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I had a colonoscopy a week ago, still can't go to bathroom, feels like my stomach is so bloated?

I had a colonoscopy a week ago, still can't go to bathroom, feels like my stomach is so bloated?

Need more info: Would need to know why did you have the colonoscopy? What were your symptoms before the colonoscopy? What were the results of your colonoscopy? This may be simple constipation ; need to drink more liquids and use a laxative. But I do not know your medical history, best is to contact your gastroenterologist or doctor who performed the colonoscopy to get instructions. ...Read more

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Is it normal for my stomach to be bloated after a colonoscopy?

Is it normal for my stomach to be bloated after a colonoscopy?

Gas is there: During colonoscopy, gas is used to help inflate the colon to enable it to be advanced. Bloating from gas in the colon (also known as teh large intestine) is common. The gas should be within your colon, which is in your abdomen. No gas is put into the stomach when doing lower endoscopy = colonoscopy. ...Read more

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I am terrified of having a colonoscopy, but I have many uncomfortable abdominal symptoms and am 60. Any choice?

Sure: No one can force you to get a colonoscopy. But if it's cancer, wouldn't it be better to catch it early when the treatment is relatively easier than if you wait for it to spread? ...Read more

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