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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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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 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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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.

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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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 recently had a colonoscopy & had hemaroids banded but now i find i get excruciating pain in my stomach after i eat is this linked?

Unlikely: ... But speak to your gastroenterologist. He/she will know best on how to proceed with your recent upper gastrointestinal symptoms. ...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

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