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Gastro recommended CT and colonscopy for mild abdominal pain/gas. 23 yrs old. If CT scan shows nothing, is colonoscopy necessary? no bloody stools

Gastro recommended CT and colonscopy for mild abdominal pain/gas. 23 yrs old. If CT scan shows nothing, is colonoscopy necessary? no bloody stools

Options available: CT scan of the abdomen may be indicated but not for mild pain alone. If the symptoms are progressive and there is concern for Cancer(unlikely in your age group), then only I would consider doing a CT. Similarly Colonoscopy is not indicated because of pain alone.If there is bowel irregularity or blood in stool Colonoscopy is reasonable to do. In your case I would watch /monitor for 4-6 weeks, then ...Read more

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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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How long does flatulence last after colonoscopy?

How long does flatulence last after colonoscopy?

ABOUT A FEW HOURS: Most likely is from the air used to insufflate the colon to help visualize the walls. Most of the air is suctioned out as the scope is being withdrawn. Some air remains so its normal to expel it afterwards. ...Read more

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I've had a lot of flatulence and dark muddy stools for a week, should I be worried? I've had episodes before. 3 years ago I had a endo/colonoscopy and

I've had a lot of flatulence and dark muddy stools for a week, should I be worried? I've had episodes before. 3 years ago I had a endo/colonoscopy and

Stool changes: It you have dark/ black, tarry malodorous stools would get medical evaluation forth with as it could be related to GI bleeding. ...Read more

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Is it normal to not have gas after colonoscopy? Had test 2 months ago and I do not recall passing gas afterward. I've read that most people pass a lot

Sure.: While withdrawing the colonoscope from the cecum (first part of colon) to the rectum, the endoscopist will generally try to suction as much air as possible out of the colon, to reduce patient discomfort. Utilizing co2 gas also helps reduce postoperative gaseous distention. ...Read more

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I had a colonoscopy am in pain right below my breasts in the center. Passing gas ok no bm or relief. What can i do to relieve the upper belly pain?

S/p colonoscopy pain: Were polyps removed? may be irritation, rarely perforation or microperforation .Call your gastorenterologist and f/u w/ them today . ...Read more

Gas (Definition)

In a medical context, "having gas" refers to having too much gas in the bowels. This causes burping, cramps in the belly, ...Read more


Dr. Lawrence Szarka
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Flatulence (Definition)

Flatulence = passing gas ...Read more