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Ekg Test Before Colonoscopy
Have had numerous tests (CT, MRI, Ultrasound, EKG, Endoscopy, Colonoscopy...)-have come back with IBS-C but worry about Pancreatic Cancer. W/pains. Normal?
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
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
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?
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
Am I suppose to settle for how I'm feeling? Holter ekg nuclear stress endosco- colonoscopy. CBC and panel. I can't catch a breathe and have to breathe heavy. My heart beat feels silent and can't hear it. My headache today caused me to throw up 5 tin
Dyspnea: Sorry you're not feeling well. You have listed a number of tests that were presumably normal which is good news despite ongoing symptoms. Full history and physical occupational exposures meds family surgical history all needed. At first glimpse I would add full pulmonary function tests / stress echo and cardiology consultation. Trial of bronchodilator therapy and allergy testing. Do you have hives ...Read more
How is chronic appendicitis diagnosed? I've had ultrasounds of bladder/kidney/uterus/ovaries, EKG, CBC, & colonoscopy for chronic abdominal pain.
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
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
Would systemic candidasis be detected through am egt or colonoscopy? Or would they have to test for it, or?
Not a disease: There is no test for it, because it doesn't exist (despite what you might read on less reputable websites). ...Read more
Should relatives of stage IV lynch syndrome patient (28yrs old) have a colonoscopy? Other tests or procedures? Thank you.
Need screening plan: Lynch Syndrome (LS) causes increased risk for a number of cancers including colorectal, uterine, kidney, and others. If a family member has a gene change that causes LS, genetic testing of all family members is needed to determine risk and make a cancer prevention plan. Colonoscopy should be considered by age 20 or 2-5 years earlier than the earliest colon cancer if it is diagnosed before age 25. ...Read more
What does an EKG 12-lead impression: non-specific st t wave abnormality mean? I I just need to know what this test result means.
A: A "nonspecific" abnormality means that the wave doesn't look like the typical, standard ekg. The st-t wave is the wave that occurs right after the qrs. Often times the wave doesn't look typical, but it is important to note if prior ekg's have appeared the same for the patient. Also, some medications can cause these changes. ...Read more
I had a colonoscopy 2yrs ago was clear, did a poo test by post last year, clear again, but I have had pink mucus in my poo for a wk, today it brown?
Hemorrhoids?: The color suggests bleeding but the source of the blood can be any point in the GI tract. Start with the simplest or nearest:: hemorrhoids; if you are sure it is not that, then you need to check back with your physician ...Read more
After having a pre cancerous polyp removed during a colonoscopy, are there other tests that should be done to ensure I don't have cancer anywhere else?
Depends a lot: On your other risk factors, such as genetics, environmental influences, and other co-morbidities. You should consult with your primary physician for definitive medical advice. ...Read more
I am refusing to have a colonoscopy or sigmoidoscopy unless it becomes my very last resort. What test options can I insist on in UK please possibleibs?
I am sorry: But I don't practice in the UK and I don't know health care policies in Britain. I don't know if Health Tap has any providers in the United Kingdom. All the physicians that I know in Health Tap are based in the United States. ...Read more
Cancer/ inflammation: Both cancer and noncancerous inflammatory conditions like diverticulitis can cause obstruction of the colon and symptoms associated with that obstruction. During colonoscopy, the obstruction will not allow the colon to distend properly allowing the operator to visualize the problem and biopsy any abnormality. ...Read more
Not Typically: Routine colonoscopy, facilitated by intravenous sedation to minimize discomfort, does not require preop testing in healthy individuals. However, for people with chronic medical issues, who are advancing in age, taking prescribed medications or are dealing with acute medical problems any number of lab tests may be ordered to assure your safety; cbc, chemistries, liver function tests, etc. ...Read more
Yes: Crohn's disease can affect any part of the GI tract from the mouth to the anus. In many patients, the colon is not involved, and so a colonoscopy will not reveal any abnormal findings. A diagnosis of crohn's disease is made using a combination of symptoms, physical exam findings, blood tests, imaging tests, and other clinical tests. ...Read more
What can cause feelings of passing out? Haven't felt right in 5 months now. Had different tests, all negative. Including ekg's
Many things: This can be metabolic, neurological, medication related, cardiad, absence seizures, blood pressure related, not eating enough, . Too much to list. Perhaps a more comprehensive multi-disciplinary evaluation may be helpful - try mass general, lahey clinic, or a university based medical center if doctors are stuck - a psychiatric or psychological consult can also help if its anxiety. ...Read more
Saw GI for positive iFOB test who scheduled upperGI/colonoscopy. Given that I'm young, I don't see why this is necessary unless things worsen?
You should proceed: If this is your doctor's recommendation. Likelihood of finding a pathological condition that requires treatment is low b/c of your age, but it is not zero. ...Read more
Which tests are considered "routine" when trying to diagnose rectal and anal problems? I have had a colonoscopy, I had a few polyps and inter. Hemmorh
Colonoscopy is it!: For common rectal or anal problems such as rectal bleeding or pain, a full colonoscopy is commonly "routine" at age 53. Depending upon the symptoms, a simple anoscopy or rigid or flexible sigmoidoscopy might be recommended. Importantly' rectal bleeding should never be attributed to hemorrhoids without an endoscopic exam to document hemorrhoids or, more importantly, rule out a malignancy. ...Read more
41female cardiologistdid blood ekgs excerstress test on BP med press good he said myheart is fine. I smoke I set date this monda to tryandquit anyadvic?
Great news!!: You can do this! Tell your friends. Get your cigarettes, ash trays & matches/lighters out of the house by Monday. Keep paying your self the cost of your cigarettes everyday - put the money in a big jar so you can see it grow. Put reminders around house to encourage and reinforce yourself. Start a new hobby, book or sport on Monday to feel extra healthy. Just deciding to quit was 1/2 the battle! ...Read more