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Would a sigmoidoscopy show details or info like a colonoscopy and a endoscopy ? Still have bad stomach symptoms. Got a colon and endo done still pain

Would a sigmoidoscopy show details or info like a colonoscopy and a endoscopy ? Still have bad stomach symptoms. Got a colon and endo done still pain

Scopy: of the colon and specially the sigmoid colon and the anus is generally done to rule out lesions of the lower colon specially if there is unexplained abdominal pain or rectal bleeding or change in your bowel movements to rule out lesions like malignancy I am sure you physician is worried about the status of your colon and will then treat your abdominal pain ...Read more

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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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I had a colon resection for colon cancer and now have a ostomy. I'm having problems and a barium enema shows filing of the cecum. What would cause thi?

I had a colon resection for colon cancer and now have a ostomy. I'm having problems and a barium enema shows filing of the cecum. What would cause thi?

I"m confused: If you have a colostomy, and barium is injected into it, the cecum (the first part of the colon in the rlq) should fill. Now, if the barium is injected into your rectal stump and the barium fills, then there's a tract (fistula) between the rectal stump and the cecum, which is not normal. This should be discussed with the operating surgeon. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have a bowel movement 12 hrs after having an upper endoscopy and colonoscopy?

Is it normal to have a bowel movement 12 hrs after having an upper endoscopy and colonoscopy?

Do not be concerned: depending on when you eat after the procedure and how well your prep was performed, it is not abnormal to have a bowel movement within 12 hours of the procedure. ...Read more

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Having bloody stools and lots of pain for a year had a colonoscopy and no inflammation was found biopsy taken could this still be colitis or crohns.

Having bloody stools and lots of pain for a year had a colonoscopy and no inflammation was found biopsy taken could this still be colitis or crohns.

Meckles Diverticulum: Though this is found mostly in the Pediatric age group, but there are cases reported in Adults. These are found in the distal ilium. Best diagnoses with a Meckles scan . Other causes can be A/V malformation and can be diagnoses with a radioisotope tagged RBC scan or Mesenteric Aa. Angiogram. Think outside the box (colon) ...Read more

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I sometimes have rectal pains after a bowel movement ; maybe spasms? Is this normal? Had normal colonoscopy 7 yrs ago. No family history of cancer.

I sometimes have rectal pains after a bowel movement ; maybe spasms? Is this normal? Had normal colonoscopy 7  yrs ago. No family history of cancer.

?FISSURE: It's hard to confirm in this forum, but anal spasm can be a sign of anal fissure, a recurring tear in the mucosa of the anal sphincter. It's usually painful, and can be associated with bleeding. I suggest you speak with your doctor, who may refer you to a general or colorectal surgeon for an exam. Good luck. ...Read more

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After being constipated for about a month, I have being having a constant feeling of having to have a bowel movement. What can this be?

After being constipated for about a month, I have being having a constant feeling of having to have a bowel movement. What can this be?

Possibly....: Other people with similar symptoms have found that they go away after a week or so, after the bowel is fully recovered from long standing constipation. Others discover that they have irritable bowel syndrome, and feel better after being treated for that. Symptoms like these deserve a full evaluation in person by your health care provider. ...Read more

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I had a rough colonoscopy/EGD on thursday because of a tortuous colon. Still experiencing cramping bloating and no BM yet should I be concerned?

I had a rough colonoscopy/EGD on thursday because of a tortuous colon. Still experiencing cramping bloating and no BM yet should I be concerned?

Maybe.Give GI a call: Gastroenterologists do describe "colonic redundancy" &/or "tortuosity" as a colonic anatomic variant that makes performing colonoscopy technically more challenging. In such cases, there may be considerable looping & coiling by the colon, that may not translate into colon dysfunction. Such variation can be seen in laxative users, when significant fibrosis/adhesions distort colon, some body types. ...Read more

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Having severe upper abdominal pain before having a bowel movement. Before today I haven't gone in a week. Is this something severe?

Having severe upper abdominal pain before having a bowel movement. Before today I haven't gone in a week. Is this something severe?

Need more info...: It is definitely not normal to have severe pain at any time. If it is related to a bowel movement, I would think about intestinal blockage. Your doctor will want to know if you are at least passing gas, as this will indicate partial versus full blockage (which must be ruled out). Some people can go for several weeks without bowel movement, but pain is not normal. See your doctor for eval ASAP. ...Read more

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Is it normal to start experiencing abdominal pain about 12 hours after having an endoscopy and colonoscopy?

Is it normal to start experiencing abdominal pain about 12 hours after having an endoscopy and colonoscopy?

No: you should have pain. If you have increasing pain you should seek care. Call the GI doc now that the procedure and seek his input and be seen asap. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Could bright rectal bleeding be a symptom of chronic appendicites in a 21yo?gone after surgery

Probably not: Recovery from any surgery is variable with ups and downs. Resolution of bright red rectal bleeding is likely a coincidence as well as a benefit. If bleeding recurs, get an evaluation with your regular doc. Be well. ...Read more

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Should I be worried if I don't have a bowel movement for a few days after a colonoscopy?

Should I be worried if I don't have a bowel movement for a few days after a colonoscopy?

No: The "transit time" for a normal person's colon (time it takes stool to get from the beginning to the end of the colon) varies from one to several days. Therefore, after you've done a bowel preparation prior to your colonoscopy, and the colon is empty, it may take a few days for stool to make it around to the rectum. ...Read more

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I have IBS and these symptoms: diahreea, pain in belly, pain in colon, itchy bottom.Did a colonoscopy more than a year ago, should I have another one?

I have IBS and these symptoms: diahreea, pain in belly, pain in colon, itchy bottom.Did a colonoscopy more than a year ago, should I have another one?

Rome 3 criteria: Ibs is associated w/ abdominal discomfort, altered /alternating stool pattern, accompanying nausea, bloating, gasiness. Often improved by stooling, ibs is defined by changes in perception of gut distension, motility, sensation. Diet & emotional stress may be a factor. 1st rule out inflammation, ischemia, infection (as with colonoscopy), then ibs is diagnosed with "certainty" unless risks change. ...Read more

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I have had ulcerative colitis for 13 years. A recent colonoscopy showed a cancer tumor in the right side of colon. Should i go for a full or partial colon removal ?

I have had ulcerative colitis for 13 years. A recent colonoscopy showed a cancer tumor in the right side of colon. Should i go for a full or partial colon removal ?

Probably : Best is total colon removal because leaving diseased colon in place would keep you at future risk for more colon cancers in the future, and you would need frequent colonoscopy. Can get off colitis medications with surgery. Best to see a colon rectal surgery specialist, maybe at a university, who has extensive experience in ileo-anal pouch surgery. ...Read more

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Can a colonoscopy disrupt abdominal or chest muscles? Have been experiencing left side sore-discomfort, on-off pain since a colonoscopy 5 days ago.

Abdominal pain: More likely there was a stretching or irritation of the lining of the colon. Less likely is diverticulitis or a micro perforation. Without fever or persistent pain, the discomfort should subside over the next few days. ...Read more