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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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Can gas after a colonoscopy travel to your neck area?

COLONOSCOPY.: You can have abdominal distension and bloated feeling for a few a days after colonoscopy.The air should not travel to neck unless is cases of extreme emergency called colonic perforation. ...Read more

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Severe gas pains third day after colonoscopy. What to do?

Severe gas pains third day after colonoscopy. What to do?

Call gastroenterolog: Call immediately could be small perforation. If he is not available then go to ER. ...Read more

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How many days post colonoscopy does gas pain still happen?

How many days post colonoscopy does gas pain still happen?

Less than one: It should clear within a day; pain beyond that may be due to another cause such as multiple polyps being removed. Severe pain, or pain with other symptoms such as light-headedness, dizziness, or getting worse instead of better, should be evaluated immediately. ...Read more

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What to do about pain in your ribs with a colonoscopy bag from gas?

Seek advice from you: Your doctors can advise you better. The best doctor to help you is the one who performed your colostomy in the first place. ...Read more

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I had a colonoscopy on wednesday & it is now saturday & I am still having stomachaches is something wrong? I have had gas but some is hard to pass...

I had a colonoscopy on wednesday & it is now saturday & I am still having stomachaches is something wrong? I have had gas but some is hard to pass...

Colonoscopy problem?: Air used to inflate your colon may persist for several hours--not typically for 5 days. Your post-procedure symptoms may be due to colonoscopy-related factors: colonic or organ mechanical trauma, post-polypectomy syndrome, abdominal wall bruising from external pressure, etc.; diverticular disease; extra-intestinal problems; ibs; lots more. First step--call asap your colonoscopist ; ask his advice. ...Read more

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My colonoscopy was last wed & since then I have wokeup every morning with a bad tummyache & have had lots of gas in the evening. Is it normal or bad?

My colonoscopy was last wed & since then I have wokeup every morning with a bad tummyache & have had lots of gas in the evening. Is it normal or bad?

Check with doc: The symptoms you describe are common right after a colonoscopy (from air that is used to inflate your colon), but they shouldn't last for days. You should let your doctor know you're still having these symptoms. There can be complications from a colonoscopy, and it's important to make sure these are recognized early! ...Read more

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I had an unsussesful colonoscopy last week. They couldn't complete due to pain from the gas/air pumped in. How common is this? What's the alternative.

Colonoscopy: incomplete colonoscopy can occur up to 5 to 10% of the time. Whether a repeat attempt would be successful mostly depends on why it was unsuccessful in the first place. You should talk to your G.I. doc about whether a repeat attempt with better sedation or a better prep would be useful. If not, a "virtual" colonoscopy might be the next step. Good luck. ...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. Lynne Weixel
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Gas X (Definition)

Gas-X is an anti-ulcer agent which is a ...Read more