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Does Your Stomach Go Down After A Colonoscopy
Had a colonoscopy in Sept. Dr said healthy colon. Since then I have had excessive wind and discomfort down sides. Stomach swollen. What can it be?
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
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
I am having lower right abdominal pain. I have had ultrasounds, CT scan, and colonoscopy done. I want to find out what is causing my pain, it is a burning pain and now it is starting to travel down my leg.
31 year-old white man with 2 years of intermittent thrombocytopenia down to 29k, with splenomegaly, looking for a diagnosis after much testing.....?
I am terrified of having a colonoscopy, but I have many uncomfortable abdominal symptoms and am 60. Any choice?
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
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?
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
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
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
My stomach has been bloated and hurting for 2 yrs. Had colonoscopy and dr said everything is clear. Why is my stomach still bloated and hurting?
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I had a colonoscopy done on may 8 but I feel like my stomach is swollen and like my food doesn't pass thru is that normal or should I get checked
Not normal: You should definitely have that checked out. ...Read more
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
I had a colonoscopy done four days ago. Two days later at 4:00 in morning I started feeling abdominal rolling pains that lasted a couple of hours. This has continued everyorning for the past three days. Also told I had acid reflux too. This mornin
See you endoscopist: Important to rule out sbclinical perforation. See your endoscopist and get plain x-rays of your abdomen ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
I feel nauseated often and have stomach issues. Cystoscope and colonoscopy was fine. What other tests can I do?
Why every time I eat no matter what my stomach gets inflated and hurts? Endoscopy, colonoscopy, liver etc... Is fine; what's wrong?
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
Was given osmoprep for colonoscopy. Just read it shouldn't be used if stomach stapled. Mine is. What might happen? Should I seek help?
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