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48yr old womam. Had endoscopy & colonoscopy 1 year ago, normal. Now coughing, occasionaly choking on food & heartburn. Worried about esophegal cancer.

48yr old womam. Had endoscopy & colonoscopy 1 year ago, normal. Now coughing, occasionaly choking on food & heartburn. Worried about esophegal cancer.

Unlikely: Assuming the endoscopy was done properly, the chances of an esophageal cancer developing so quickly in a young, non smoking woman are very slim. Many other things could cause your symptoms. Do not panic but do visit your doc. You may need swallowing studies or other tests. ...Read more

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Dr. Charles Cattano
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Heartburn (Definition)

When acid and peptic juices reflux into the esophagus, one might have the sensation of burning or pain under the breast bone. It can radiate up to the throat and down to the region of the solar plexus. Some may describe it as bad 'indigestion' and others may feel like they are ...Read more


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Diarreah,naseau.heartburn.no appetite,barely eaten for a week.lost 2 lbs. All started while under stress.also weak.had negative colonoscopy 6/14.pain.

Diarreah,naseau.heartburn.no appetite,barely eaten for a week.lost 2 lbs. All started while under stress.also weak.had negative colonoscopy 6/14.pain.

Anxiety: Stress can exacerbate the symptoms of any underlying condition. Have your anxiety treated with counselling and medication. You may have irritable bowerl syndrome with acid reflux also. I do not see you on any medication for the stomach related issues. See your doctor, you could be tried on some medication after examination and diagnosis of the underlying problems. ...Read more

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Extremely foul b.O. From stomach? & mild heartburn. Bloodwork/colonoscopy normal. Not hygiene issue. Vitamins/supplmts, colon cleanse didn't work.

Extremely foul b.O. From stomach? & mild heartburn. Bloodwork/colonoscopy normal.  Not hygiene issue.  Vitamins/supplmts, colon cleanse didn't work.

Reflux: You may be suffering from gastroesophageal reflux. This is a condition where the stomach acid level is high, causing gas and sometimes even halitosis ( bad breath). Try a trial of over the counter prilosec, 1 tablet every morning before breakfast, and see if you notices difference in 2weeks. Otherwise, seek the advice of a dietician for diet modification and your gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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Mild gastritis diagnosed via endoscopy. Could gas, belching bloating, heartburn, & dyspepsia be related to IBS. Is a colonoscopy required? 48 y/o fem.

Mild gastritis diagnosed via endoscopy. Could gas, belching bloating, heartburn, & dyspepsia be related to IBS. Is a colonoscopy required? 48 y/o fem.

S.C.D.: Discuss with your gastroenterologist. Try dairy free x1 month,if no relief follow Specific carbohydrate diet.Google for Elaine Gotschall's book or recommendations. ...Read more

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I had endoscopy and Colonoscopy yesterday morning and have severe indigestion & mild dizziness. Not subsiding.

I had endoscopy and Colonoscopy yesterday morning and have severe indigestion & mild dizziness.  Not subsiding.

Post op: I recommend that you notify the endoscopist who performed your procedures about these symptoms as you are apparently experiencing severe abdominal distress which is not usual after the procedures. I feel you should be examined. Other worrisome symptoms would be fever, abdominal tenderness or distension. ...Read more

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Is a colonoscopy painful?

It shouldn't: Colonoscopies for the most part are not painful especially if sedation is used ...Read more

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How deep does a colonoscopy go?

How deep does a colonoscopy go?

Right colon: A proper colonoscopy should reach the right side of the colon to the junction of the colon and the small intestine. ...Read more

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How is a colonoscopy performed?

How is a colonoscopy performed?

Camera on a snake: A video camera on the end of a flexible stalk, not unlike a snake, is inserted through the rectum while you are asleep. You don't feel a thing, you won't remember it, and the only bed part is the prep. ...Read more

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


Dr. Angelina Postoev
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Indigestion (Definition)

Indigestion is a feeling of discomfort in the upper belly (abdomen) during or right after a meal. It may present as a feeling of uncomfortable ...Read more