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Doctor insights on: Excessive Salivation Colonoscopy

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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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What can cause excessive burping? A burp a lot during the day. Had an endo and colonoscopy 2 years ago. Gerd and h-riods were the findings.

What can cause excessive burping? A burp a lot during the day. Had an endo and colonoscopy 2 years ago. Gerd and h-riods were the findings.

GERD does: This is a common symptom of GERD along with acidic regurgitations / burps. You need to take an antacid regularly and this may be needed for the long term. Ask your doctor how to regulate this treatment to suit your needs. ...Read more

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Excessive vomiting and diherrea. Had ugi, CT scan, abdominal ultrasound, egd and colonoscopy done. No signs of ulcer or anything of concern?

Could be several thi: Sounds like you had an extensive workup done.Any biopsies taken on egd or colonoscopy? If you didnt have any gallstones on us then you may benefit from hida scan to look for biliary dyskinesia.Have you had stool studies done to look for any etiology?You can also have increase bile salt load in the intestines which can cause diarrhea.It responds very well to bile salts lowering drugs. ...Read more

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Is a colonoscopy painful?

It shouldn't: Colonoscopies for the most part are not painful especially if sedation is used ...Read more

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How deep does a colonoscopy go?

How deep does a colonoscopy go?

Right colon: A proper colonoscopy should reach the right side of the colon to the junction of the colon and the small intestine. ...Read more

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How is a colonoscopy performed?

How is a colonoscopy performed?

Camera on a snake: A video camera on the end of a flexible stalk, not unlike a snake, is inserted through the rectum while you are asleep. You don't feel a thing, you won't remember it, and the only bed part is the prep. ...Read more