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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 Most of the air is suctioned out as the scope is being withdrawn.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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Is it normal to have stomach pain and not passing gas and no movement in bowels one day after colonoscopy?

Possible: As long as your stomach pains are not escalating, it is probably ok. If these symptoms last more than 24 hours, are getting worse, or are accompanied by nausea and vomiting, or passage of blood per rectum, then you should seek medical attention. ...Read more

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I have had hypothyroidism. I got C. Diff back in July & don't have anymore but still recovering. My stomach area is very bloated (protruding) & I can't stop burping & passing gas. Do I have ulcer? How can I help? I got CT scan & colonoscopy = nothing

I have had hypothyroidism. I got C. Diff back in July & don't have anymore but still recovering. My stomach area is very bloated (protruding) & I can't stop burping & passing gas. Do I have ulcer? How can I help? I got CT scan & colonoscopy = nothing

Bacterial overgrowth: You give the symptoms of bacterial overgrowth syndrome which is a form of irritable bowel syndrome. The cause of this is a prior intestinal infection of any kind. You need to test for bacterial overgrowth syndrome. Less likely to be an ulcer. Avoid gas producing foods like onions. Avoid spicy foods. Take lactobacillus in pill form daily. Other probiotics could worsen problem. Follow up with GI MD. ...Read more

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How long after having a colonoscopy does the gas & bloating last?

How long after having a colonoscopy does the gas & bloating last?

It should go away in: No more than one or two days. If it persists go see your doctor for another cause for it. ...Read more

Passing Gas (Definition)

Gas, also called flatus or flatulence, is air in the intestine that is passed through the rectum. Air that is passed from the digestive tract through the ...Read more


Dr. Lawrence Szarka
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Flatulence (Definition)

Flatulence, or gas, is a clinical finding in which a person passes gas. It is abnormal to not pass gas, however increased flatulence can be a sign ...Read more