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Have had numerous tests (CT, MRI, Ultrasound,EKG,Endoscopy,Colonoscopy...)-have come back with IBS-C but worry about Pancreatic Cancer.w/pains.Normal?

Have had numerous tests (CT, MRI, Ultrasound,EKG,Endoscopy,Colonoscopy...)-have come back with IBS-C but worry about Pancreatic Cancer.w/pains.Normal?

Specific carb. Diet: Please read Elaine Gottschall's book " Breaking the vicious cycle" & follow it. Limit the complex carbohydrates- disaccharides &/or polysaccharides. Prohibited foods are grains,potatoes & lactose containing dairy. Fish,honey & aged cheese are allowed. Let me know. ...Read more

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Dr. Zahid Niazi
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Electrocardiogram (Definition)

Electrocardiogram (ecg, ekg) is a print-out of the electrical forces detected by electrodes on the chest wall, as electricity travels through the heart with each heart beat. The electrodes are placed in different positions, and each position "sees" the electrical activity of the heart from its own vantage point. Abnormalities in signal detected at chest surface ...Read more


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I recently had a physical with bloodwork and ekg, endoscopy, mammogram and colonoscopy. All results were normal. Does that mean I am in good health?

I recently had a physical with bloodwork and ekg, endoscopy, mammogram and colonoscopy. All results were normal. Does that mean I am in good health?

Probably: I sense by your question that you have been worrying about your health. With all these tests you've taken, your health is probably good. But if you are still worrying, please talk with your doctor about a referral to address emotional concerns. ...Read more

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Why do I need to get an EKG and a chest X-ray before I have a colonoscopy?

Why do I need to get an EKG and a chest X-ray before I have a colonoscopy?

Not Normally Needed: These tests EKG and Chest Xray is not usually required before Colonoscopy and you should ask your Doctor the reason for it being required You are not given General Anesthsia and these tests are unnecessary for Colonoscopy ...Read more

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See pulse in right side nape of neck above clavicle when i lean over sink. Female, 63, normal bp, had great EKG prior to colonoscopy last week. Thin?

See pulse in right side nape of neck above clavicle when i lean over sink. Female, 63, normal bp, had great EKG prior to colonoscopy last week. Thin?

Normal: You're most likely seeing your jugular venous pulse - which is what doctors look at when they examine you. If you're really thin, you may be seeing your carotid artery pulse - also normal. ...Read more

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To colin kopes-kerr: I have had mrcp, CT abd/pel (3) abd us, endoscopy, colonoscopy, hida scan, chest x-rays, ekg! norm but still have upper abd pain:(?

To colin kopes-kerr: I have had mrcp, CT abd/pel (3) abd us, endoscopy, colonoscopy, hida scan, chest x-rays, ekg! norm but still have upper abd pain:(?

Abdominal pain: Is the pain after eating? Has it responded to any medications? Are any of your blood tests abnormal? Liver function tests done? During the hida scan, did they calculate your gallbladder ejection fraction? Perhaps you ought to consider a second opinion. ...Read more

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How is chronic appendicitis diagnosed? I've had ultrasounds of bladder/kidney/uterus/ovaries, EKG, CBC, & colonoscopy for chronic abdominal pain.

How is chronic appendicitis diagnosed? I've had ultrasounds of bladder/kidney/uterus/ovaries, EKG, CBC, & colonoscopy for chronic abdominal pain.

By exclusion: a lot of American surgeon do not believe of chronic appendicitis. saying that there is such entity as a chronic pain in right lower quadrant,get more complicated with female patient,because the long list of differential diagnosis,so by exclusion,the situation end with exploratory laproscopy to explore the reason for pain,and patient end up with appendectomy when no other pathology could be found. ...Read more

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F/54 I'm having a colonscopy done. I don't know what kind of anesthesia I'll be given. If is general won't I need to get blood and EKG done prior?

F/54 I'm having a colonscopy done. I don't know what kind of anesthesia I'll be given. If is general won't I need to get blood and EKG done prior?

Colonoscopy: Colonoscopy is not frequently done under general anesthesia. The procedure is usually done under "conscious sedation" with Monitored Anesthesia Care (MAC). If you are in good health, have not had any recent major health events and can exercise reasonably there is no need for routine EKG or blood work. ...Read more

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What type of specialist administers the cologard test in place of colonoscopies?

Cologuard: it appears from their site that any physician that has registered with them can order the test which is then done in your home. It is a stool sample based screening tool for colon cancer. Medicare apparently reimburses for it but not other insurance companies. ...Read more

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What test looks at the small intestine? Colonoscopy can't see that far, right?

Capsule endoscopy: Currently I use a small bowel follow through, ct enterpgraphy and video capsule endoscopy. If there is any positive finding, then a double balloon endoscopy or spirus endoscopy can be used to reach the lesion. ...Read more

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