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Yes: Gastroenterologists are the physicians who perform upper endoscopies (enter through mouth) and colonoscopies (enter from below). They routinely perform biopsies with the same instrument that allows them to visually inspect these areas (via a small camera). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can I get chest x ray without prescription since I can't get hold of my gastroenterologist after Colonoscopy with biopsy. I am having lungs pain?
Both: Both do however if a mass is there the colon and rectal surgeon can take care of it. In addition a colorectal surgeon would be more agressive at removing a polyp whereas a GI may be more apt to recommend surgery. This is based on personal experience. Fyi colonoscopy was pioneered by a general and cardiothoracic surgeon at beth israel in ny. Dr wolff and dr shinya invented polypectomy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
GP recommended general surgeon for colonoscopy. gastroenterologist have always done before. Since 1998. This is 1yr checkup. Cancer history family. ?
GI: General surgeons do colonoscopies as well. Nothing against them, but if you have been going to see GI all this time, I would stay with them. ...Read more
Gastroenterologist : Urologists do not normally perform colonoscopies.Get a more detailed answer ›
Will a gastroenterologist automatically suggest a colonoscopy instead of a imaging/blood test work up? Bloating,feeling full,appetite issues.
When a gastroenterologist only can scope 80% of the Lg. intestine during colonoscopy,( the prep was completed as written) what should be next step?
I have anal fissure gastroenterologist said it will take 12 weeks to heal I have a colonoscopy next week friday can this usually be fixed during it?
Anal fissure: They cannot be fixed by a colonoscopy. What they are likely looking for is to rule out inflammatory bowel disease as a cause of your fissure. They are generally treated conservatively with stool softeners, laxatives and fiber, if not healing then there are medications and creams that can be used to relax the anal sphincter to promote healing. Last resort is surgery. ...Read more
Was referred to gastroenterologist for positive FIT test (occult blood). Was told to do EGD/colonoscopy but I refused the tests. Anything uninvasive?
Why would a gastroenterologist want to preform a 2nd colonoscopy only 3 years after the 1st. One. Bowel habits have change a lot within the last month?
That's why...: Re-colonoscopy may be performed for re-screening/ clinical guidelines, new risk factors, for recheck based on findings of 1st exam, ; to address signs ; symptoms of disease that raise concern ; require investigation.Your change in bowel habits is such a clinical alteration. Talk to your doctor about diagnostic options, but repeat colonoscopy is an appropriate step given info you've provided here. ...Read more
My Gastroenterologist is soon doing my routine (5 year) colonoscopy. I have occasional rectal bleeding, presumably hemorrhoids. Should I expect him to?
Three gastroenterologists have assured me that my abd. Discomfort is functional. Even after CT abd. & chest, colonoscopy, celiac panel, I am anxious.?
"I am anxious": If you've had multiple GI consultations arriving at the same conclusion, then it's time to pursue treatment for your anxiety. Many people with anxiety disorders worry extensively about their physical health. The GI system is richly interconnected with brain and emotions. Treatment for the anxiety issues through appropriate psychotherapy and medications if needed, can provide relief. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Still not having a complete defecation, despite increasing fluid and fiber. What should I ask my gastroenterologist tues? Taking miralax, (polyethylene glycol) had colonoscop
So many options...: If no other tests than colonoscopy, go back to GI doctor to rule out metabolic disease (e.G hypothyroidism), partial obstruction, inflammation, anatomic defects (check colon), functional problem (e.G hirschprung's, etc.), more. You may get a colon transit study, anal manometry, defecography testing--to name a few. Pelvic retraining may help without drugs. Prostate checked? Had pelvic ct scan yet? ...Read more
Do gastroenterologist always use colonoscopy to diagnose abdominal pain? Do they usually go with least invasive diagnostics first?
No, not necessarily: The causes for pain in abdomen can be many. Colonoscopy can only check the inside of colon which can have problems to cause abdominal pain but it is not the commonest source of pain. You need a physical examination and your doctor can then guide you what tests are most appropriate, depending on his impression of the likely cause of your pain, which can come from many organs located int he abdomen. ...Read more
Gastritis w/diarrhea for 3 months i've been to a gastroenterologist several times, had a colonoscopy, edg, barium MRI found nothing but sill having d?
Chronic Diarrhea: Chronic diarrhea can be due to a lot of things. Stool studies are done to rule out infectious etiogies. Make sure you get tested for thyroid disorder/lactose intolerance/celiac disease/chronic pancreatitis. If all workups are negative, chronic diarrhea might be from ibs (irritable bowel disease) specially if its associated with abdominal pain. ...Read more
Is it safe to have an MRI of the abdomen while pregnant? I'm going to see a gastroenterologist about chronic abdominal pain... He can't do colonoscopy
Look inside colon: You are sedated (very sleepy, but still breathing on your own). The endoscopist places an instrument through your anus and then passes it into the colon to carefully exam the colon for polyps, cancer, etc. If any abnormalities are found a biopsy may be done. Typically, it is painless - the only bother is cleaning out your bowels beforehand and even that's not so bad. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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