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Colonoscopy results-tubular adenoma colon polyp, diverticulosis&hemorrhoids. I was told prep not complete-should I repeat colonoscopy sooner than 3yr?

Colonoscopy results-tubular adenoma colon polyp, diverticulosis&hemorrhoids. I was told prep not complete-should I repeat colonoscopy sooner than 3yr?

Yes , incomplete: colonoscope is inadequate for complete diagnosis , first you should have repeat with good preparation , second as you already have have tubular adenoma , you need closer surveillance than those who did not have it.. . ...Read more

Dr. John Lappas
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Sigmoidoscopy (Definition)

Sigmoidoscopy is the use of a flexible fiberoptic camera or specially designed scope to examine the inside of the colon. Because the procedure only examines the left side of the colon (in an area called the sigmoid), it is termed sigmoidoscopy. This is to differentiate it from a colonoscopy, where the entire right and left side of the colon is examined. A sigmoidoscopy ...Read more


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Colonscopy 2013 bright red rectal bleeding, diagnosis hemorrhoid . Appearing again & GI schedule colonscopy w/ anesthesia. suggesting incomplete last time?

Colonscopy 2013 bright red rectal bleeding, diagnosis hemorrhoid . Appearing again & GI schedule colonscopy w/ anesthesia. suggesting incomplete last time?

Not necessarily: There are many reason why this would be scheduled with general anesthesia. Talk to your GI Doctor, it may be different arrangements or requirements at the facility or the need for a longer exam. ...Read more

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How long to wait for safe colonoscopy after colon resection? Polyp in rectum, blood in stool, no stoma.

How long to wait for safe colonoscopy after colon resection? Polyp in rectum, blood in stool, no stoma.

Coordinate: With your surgeon & your gastroenterologist. Maybe wait 4-6 weeks after surgery, but would be best to get the approval from your surgeon who knows your condition in detail, before having colonoscopy. ...Read more

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Narrow stools, 4 CT over three years, sigmoidoscopy normal, diverticulosis seen on CT scan. Chance of colon cancer?? Currently pregnant

Narrow stools, 4 CT over three years,  sigmoidoscopy normal, diverticulosis seen on CT  scan. Chance of colon cancer?? Currently pregnant

Narrow stools: Narrow stools are not necessarily a sign of colon cancer and nay be seen with scarring of the colon from prior episodes of diverticulitis. A negative sigmoidoscopy is reassuring in making cancer unlikely but a gastroenterologist is best qualified to evaluate and advise you. ...Read more

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Is rlq pain after enteroscopy & colonoscopy normal 24+ hours later?

Is rlq pain after enteroscopy & colonoscopy normal 24+ hours later?

Depends....: If the pain is mild and getting better then its normal. If the pain is getting worse along with abdominal distention and fevers then thats a problem. Contact your endoscopist immediately if thats the case. ...Read more

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Flexible sig to 35 cm, would it show most of sigmoid colon?

Flexible sig to 35 cm, would it show most of sigmoid colon?

Get a colonscopy: Why was the sigmoidscopy reccomneed. Consider a full colonoscopy if you are concerned about colon cancer,such as having rectal bleeding, strong family history of colon cancer, etc. Although you are young for a screening colonscopy if you have any alarm features please do not stop at sigmoidscopy instead get a colonscopy. ...Read more

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Colon cancer age 30?? RUQ pain, fecal occult test negative- CT- Normal- (GI tract WNL no obstruction or perforation) should I get colonoscopy for pain

Colon cancer age 30?? RUQ pain, fecal occult test negative- CT- Normal- (GI tract WNL no obstruction or perforation) should I get colonoscopy for pain

Probably: Colon cancer is unlikely in your age group, but other GI and colon diseases can also cause such symptoms. Have you had your gallbladder evaluated? Remember, colon cancer has minimal symptoms and CT is NOT a great test for it. In sum though low yield I would likely recommend colonoscopy to you based on what I've read. ...Read more

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Is constipation after a colonoscopy normal?

Is constipation after a colonoscopy normal?

Fairly common: Its not normal, but its not unusual. The anesthetic used can be constipating. Should resolve after just a few days however; any longer, call your provider. ...Read more

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Is black stool after colonoscopy normal?

Is black stool after colonoscopy normal?

Probably not, but...: Melena is dark stools stained with denatured blood, but all dark stool is not melena. False positive hemoccult results can occur based on diet ; stool additives. However, colonoscopy can result in bleeding due to biopsies, scope abrasion/trauma, post-polypectomy oozing, etc. By all means, call your colonoscopist now ; alert them to your concern--they know your risks ; will be eager to assist you.. ...Read more

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Does a flexible sigmoidoscopy detect bowel cancer ?

Does a flexible sigmoidoscopy detect bowel cancer ?

Sigmoidoscopy: This procedure looks only at your lower bowel in contrast to a colonoscopy that should look at your entire bowel. All the best sorting through this. ...Read more

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Soft high closed cervix 3 days before expected period. But negative HPT. pregnant or not?

Soft high closed cervix 3 days before expected period. But negative HPT. pregnant or not?

Maybe, maybe not: If the test was negative, then probably not. If your period is late, then check a test again. ...Read more

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Is rectal bleeding normal after a tubal ligation?

Is rectal bleeding normal after a tubal ligation?

No: not usually. best to get it properly checked out, diagnosed and treated. Do not ignore ...Read more

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Colonoscopy done through stoma, there is a ulcerated mass sigmoid colon approximately 15 to 20 ct meter, there is light bleeding from colon ! Ok to delay surgery now?

Colonoscopy done through stoma, there is a ulcerated mass sigmoid colon approximately 15 to 20 ct meter, there is light bleeding from colon ! Ok to delay surgery now?

Ulcerated stoma: hello. you have a colostomy stoma and the presumed reason for that is colon cancer.You are 74y and now present with ulceration and some bleeding. DELAY IS VERY UNWISE. This must be treated as if it were colon cancer, and surgically removed asap and histology to confirm either benign or malignant with appropriate follow up thanks ...Read more

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Is it normal to be bloated 3 days after colonoscopy?

Yes: To adequately view the lining of your colon, the colon is filled with air. It takes a few days to totally dissipate. ...Read more

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Had endoscopy that showed increase intraepithelial lymphocytes in duodeum. 6 months later on repeat endoscopy, it was normal.No symptoms at all.Celiac?

Had endoscopy that showed increase intraepithelial lymphocytes in duodeum. 6 months later on repeat endoscopy, it was normal.No symptoms at all.Celiac?

Can't say: Lymphocytes in duodenum can occur with celiac, but there are many causes. If you eliminated 100% of the gluten in your diet during the 6 months, then you may indeed have some sensitivity to gluten. On the other hand, it could be unrelated and coincidental, if you are better after going gluten free, one way to confirm is to see what happens if you eat gluten again. ...Read more

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Dr. Kristi Moffat
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Proctosigmoidoscopy (Definition)

Proctosigmoidoscopy is an examination of the rectum and sigmoid colon (just above the rectum) using a narrow, rigid scope with a built-in light. A small amount of air is usually introduced to distend the bowel, allowing for a better view. Generally, a limited prep is helpful, but not always necessary. ...Read more