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Dx For Colonoscopy
Gastroenterologist is investigating me for Crohn's. For multiple reasons, I can't have a colonoscopy. Would an MRI enterography suffice for now??
Biopsy confirmed inflammation on cecum and ileum but Prometheus panel neg for crohns and UC. Stool neg for infec. Only take synthroid (thyroxine). Cause?
Is colonoscopy w/o biopsy reliable? Does routine colonoscopy w/o symptoms also check for anal cancer? Finally, can be cancer mistaken for hemroids.THX
Here are some...: Your Q is well taken. However, even today all what medical professionals can do is to apply current available knowledge, skill, technology, medication, common sense, & wisdom at reasonable time in reasonable way for reasonable patient. More facts: Behind what we know always still hides a lot of what we do not know. Nonetheless, what you have had should be sufficient to assure your current health. ...Read more
Gi suggested colonoscopy to check colon condition before switching from remicade (infliximab) to humira. Treated for uc. Had colonoscopy 2 yrs ago. Is this needed?
Diagnosed with non-specific proctitis. If it is acute, would it last for several months? Colonoscopy negative for IBD. Is retest needed?
Can diverticulosis ( not itis) be mistaken for colon cancer on CT scan? PCP says no. No referal for other tests.
Possible but rare: Yes diverticulosis is benign , has distinct appearance from CA on CT for a trained radiologist will read as accurate as reading finger prints , some times in between diverticula the wall may be thickened , may have mucosal overgrowth will mimic a early cancer , then colonoscopy indicated , at 39 cancer is not common but age is not exception for CA , ask again for referral . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Few bouts of bloody diarrhea (new). Stool culture & EGD neg. Colonoscopy biopsy (nonspecific colitis). IBD lab pos. for Crohn's. Cause ideas?
Colitis on ct, dr suspects crohns. Colonoscopy showed no infl, biopsy neg for infl, but dr. Says can't rule out crohns. What can I do to get answers?
Surgeon says colon doesnt look right on ct scan. Need colonoscopy for more answers. Have diverticulitis with bowel thickening.No symptons.
Endoscopy biopsies showed negative for gluten, chron's, ulcerative colitis and etc.One year ago.Recent utrasound showed mesenteric adentitis 4xin2years?
Mesenteric adenitis: Is a virus and you can get it several yimes. It is great that nothing severe or major showed you on the biopsies. Your child probably should have his immune status checked at this point just to be sure he is fine, but he probably is, my guess. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What screening test(s) does a gastroenterologist us to determine the diagnosis for colitis and Crohn's disease?
The first step: is a complete history, physical examination and basic lab tests (Blood Count, Chemistries) There is no BLOOD SCREENING test for these disease. A stool examination may be helpful( testing for occult blood) Routine genetic testing (HLA chromosomes etc) is NOT recomended. The next step for most Gastroenterologists is ENDOSCOPY (Lower and Upper) which can be done in ONE session (painless nowadays) Z ...Read more
Mammo Prescription and it as DX Z12.31- encounter for screening mammogram for malignant neoplasm of breast what is DX is it for a routine mammo ?
ICD-10 code: Doctor's have to come up with codes for billing purposes - especially when we order tests. This system is called ICD-10. It is the 10th generation of the International Classification of Diseases if you really want to know. "Dx" stands for 'diagnosis', and Z12.31 is a breast cancer screening code for the mammogram. I'd ask the doctor more questions if you're still not sure. ...Read more
Is it possible for CEA, C19-9, Abdominal Echo and FOB examinations to detect hemorrhoids, polyps and Colon Caner? Thank you!
No perfect tests!!: Some of these tests(CEA) are only useful for far advanced Cancers(not helpful for early detection of polyps or colon cancer. CEA and CA 19-9 are tumor markers, they are useless for most cases of early cancer. Abdominal ECHO has limited usefulness to detect fluid and certain cystic lesions, not useful for Colon Cancer. The best test for checking colon for polyps and colon cancer is Colonoscopy ...Read more
Diarrhea for 4 months, no blood. Gi doc tested for c-diff, parasites, colonoscopy, IgE other tests?
Sounds Right: That sounds like an appropriate start.Get a more detailed answer ›
GP recommended general surgeon for colonoscopy. gastroenterologist have always done before. Since 1998. This is 1yr checkup. Cancer history family. ?
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