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Doctor insights on: Gastroparesis After Colonoscopy

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Can an upper endoscopy and a colonoscopy diagnose gastroparesis?

Can an upper endoscopy and a colonoscopy diagnose gastroparesis?

Sometimes: It's actually a clinical diagnosis, based on high level of suspicion (i.e., if you are a diabetic, for example) a "snapshot" (upper endoscopy, aka egd) may show liquid in the stomach after 8-10 hours of fasting; but no fluid does not negate the clinical diagnosis. Plus, many medications can stop evacuation from a healthy stomach. ...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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My stomach bloats up to 5x the size after i eat or drink anything. What could be wrong? Its also really painful. Colonoscopy was normal.

My stomach bloats up to 5x the size after i eat or drink anything. What could be wrong? Its also really painful. Colonoscopy was normal.

Slow digestion: You may have a problem with your digestive system (stomach) working slower than normal (called gastroparesis) which causes food and liquids to sit in your stomach for longer periods of time. This might be the cause of your bloating and pain. See your gastroenterologist again, perhaps you need an endoscopy or other evaluation of your digestion. Eat and drink small amounts at a time. ...Read more

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How long should diarhorra continue after a colonoscopy?

How long should diarhorra continue after a colonoscopy?

Depends on your prep: if it didn't go that well and you didn't empty the bowels out properly, it can continue for 2-3 days. most people have the opposite experience, no BMs for several days. ...Read more

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When after a colonoscopy can you get up and do things?

Yes and no: However the first 24 hours after a colonoscopy IF sedation is used, one shouldn't make medical or legal decisions, drive or operate machinery, or use alcohol. ...Read more

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After a colonoscopy, what can I expect?

Tired: Most people who have a colonoscopy who had sedation, will state that they were tired, possibly hungry, or even their normal selves. ...Read more

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When can I eat after my colonoscopy procedure?

Avoid alcohol: You might want to avoid alcohol with that first meal. The alcohol can interact with the sedatives you are given and increase the effects of both. ...Read more

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Dr. Vivek Huilgol
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Gastroparesis (Definition)

Gastroparesis is a condition where the stomach is not able to empty its contents as effectively, but there is ...Read more