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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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Persistent cough for months and can’t keep any food down most times, no weight loss and did an endoscopy and colonoscopy found a lesion On my stomach?

Persistent cough for months and can’t keep any food down most times, no weight loss and did an endoscopy and colonoscopy found a lesion On my stomach?

What kind of lesion?: You need to ask the doctor who did the endoscopy to find out if what was the lesion (if I understood your question correctly) found on your stomach or esophagus. If you have vomiting along with the coughing, consider whooping cough as a potential cause. These issues need be clarified before we can assist you. ...Read more

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

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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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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How far does a colonoscopy camera go? I'm having one tomorrow for right low abdominal pain. Does it go that far to see possible pain causes?

How far does a colonoscopy camera go? I'm having one tomorrow for right low abdominal pain. Does it go that far to see possible pain causes?

I done properly: It should view the entire colon to the right lower quadrant and thru the valve into the last portion of the small bowel called the terminal ileum. This assumes your bowel prep was thorough and the skill of the endoscopist as well as their thoroughness. ...Read more

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Is it unusual to have a bruised abdomen after a colonoscopy?

Is it unusual to have a bruised abdomen after a colonoscopy?

Yes: Occasionally manual presure on the abdomen is needed to overcome coiling of the scope. This may cause some soreness afterward. Bruising may occur if you are on a blood thinner. However it is pretty unusual to see bruising after a colonoscopy. ...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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Is it normal to have abdominal pain after colonoscopy? How long will it last?

Is it normal to have abdominal pain after colonoscopy? How long will it last?

Colonoscopy: Yes totally normal and this is due to gas that was used during the procedure. The pain should be decreasing and this gets better as the gas passes over time. If the pain has been getting worse then you must see the gastroenterologist for him/her to evaluate. ...Read more

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Would like some advice please? I've been having abdominal pain after colonoscopy?

Would like some advice please? I've been having abdominal pain after colonoscopy?

Pain: Mild gas cramping discomforts after colonoscooy can be normal. Abdominal pain that is continuous and worsening is not normal. Call your gastroenterologist or doctor who performed the colonoscopy asap to get instructions. ...Read more

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Can a colonoscopy determine the cause of right sided abdominal pain? And happy holidays to all of you!!

Possibly: If there is a disease manifested by changes in the colon and detectable by colonoscopy, definitely! You might also benefit from other imaging studies including ultrasound, CT scan, etc. But this would depend upon the clinical situation. Your doctor is the best person to make these determinations based upon their exam and labs. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Stomach Problem for the past 10 Years. All Blood reports clear and colonoscopy Report is also clear there is a feeling something stuck in upper partsto?

Stomach Problem for the past 10 Years. All Blood reports clear and colonoscopy Report is also clear there is a feeling something stuck in upper partsto?

Dysphagia: The sensation that something is sticking or getting hung up in the base of your throat is called dysphagia. It is linked to esophagus problems including reflux, spasm, narrowing/stricture, among other things. Endoscopy is nearly always needed to diagnosis & target therapy. Achalasia is a muscular problem that can contribute. Acid relievers may help. Anxiety can be a factor. ...Read more

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Do gastroenterologist always use colonoscopy to diagnose abdominal pain? Do they usually go with least invasive diagnostics first?

Do gastroenterologist always use colonoscopy to diagnose abdominal pain? Do they usually go with least invasive diagnostics first?

No, not necessarily: The causes for pain in abdomen can be many. Colonoscopy can only check the inside of colon which can have problems to cause abdominal pain but it is not the commonest source of pain. You need a physical examination and your doctor can then guide you what tests are most appropriate, depending on his impression of the likely cause of your pain, which can come from many organs located int he abdomen. ...Read more

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Hi-had a colonoscopy/endoscopy for ongoing issues w/ my stomach (for about 6 yrs). Takes me hours to go to the bathroom every day. Any ideas? Thx

IBS?: Do you have anxiety? Flip flop between diarrhea and constipation, do you have any trigger foods? You may have irritable bowel syndrome (ibs) I recommend a high fiber diet and mind body health like yoga or meditation for relaxation sometimes stress can have a major affect on our digestive health! I wish you the best of luck! ...Read more

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Not digest food, abdominal pain, depression, and I have a colonoscopy?

Not digest food, abdominal pain, depression, and I have a colonoscopy?

Could you rephrase?: I'm not sure I'm understanding your question very well. Sounds like you've got a colonoscopy scheduled due to problems with digestion and abdominal pain. Can you explain what you mean by "not digest food" as in are you suffering from vomiting, diarrhea, or constipation or a combination of all those things? ...Read more

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Can abdominal adhesions cause pain after colonoscopy?

Can abdominal adhesions cause pain after colonoscopy?

Possibly: As the scope is advanced and air placed in the colon some degree of stretch and distortion can occur putting tension and possibly tearing adhesions in the abdominal cavity. These can cause pain and even potentially bleeding. If you are having pain especially with a fever or nausea, please call your endoscopist and discuss with them. They need to be aware to determine if a complication has occured. ...Read more

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Experiencing abdominal pain day after colonoscopy biopsys taken is this normal?

Experiencing abdominal pain day after colonoscopy biopsys taken is this normal?

Probably not...: Air used to inflate your colon & permit inspection during the colonoscopy procedure may persist for several hours. Post polypectomy syndrome can occur at sites of electrocautery. Microperforations, colon abrasions, laceration or trauma to adjacent solid organs may not be readily apparent at onset. Fever, bleeding, abdominal tenderness, weakness, vomiting are worrisome signs. Call GI doc for help. ...Read more

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Is it normal to start experiencing abdominal pain about 12 hours after having an endoscopy and colonoscopy?

Is it normal to start experiencing abdominal pain about 12 hours after having an endoscopy and colonoscopy?

No: You should have pain. If you have increasing pain you should seek care. Call the GI doc now that the procedure and seek his input and be seen asap. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Why every time I eat no matter what my stomach gets inflated and hurts? Endoscopy, colonoscopy, liver etc... Is fine; what's wrong?

Why every time I eat no matter what my stomach gets inflated and hurts? Endoscopy, colonoscopy, liver etc... Is fine; what's wrong?

Bloating: I am glad you have had evaluation. Have you looked at the amount of wheat and dairy you consume? Sometimes eliminating these for a short period of time may give you relief. You also may struggle with Irritable Bowel Syndrome. ...Read more

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My stomach bloats up to 5x the size after I eat or drink anything. What could be wrong? Its also really painful. Colonoscopy was normal.

Slow digestion: You may have a problem with your digestive system (stomach) working slower than normal (called gastroparesis) which causes food and liquids to sit in your stomach for longer periods of time. This might be the cause of your bloating and pain. See your gastroenterologist again, perhaps you need an endoscopy or other evaluation of your digestion. Eat and drink small amounts at a time. ...Read more

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Was given osmoprep for colonoscopy. Just read it shouldn't be used if stomach stapled. Mine is. What might happen? Should I seek help?

Call the center: Where the procedure is to be done. The "prep" is the worst part of the exam. Osmo-draws water into the gut, and stomach stapling procedure should not be a problem.. But ask them. The alternative, dulcolax suppositiries may not suffieicently clean for the exam. ...Read more

Upper Abdomen (Definition)

Draw a transverse line through the umbilicus and the upper abdomen includes every part of the belly above this line and below the ...Read more