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Hi are signs of bulimia clear on a colonoscopy or indeed what scars or adhesions wud it cause?

Hi are signs of bulimia clear on a colonoscopy or indeed what scars or adhesions wud it cause?

GI risks of bulemia: Signs of bulemia: enlarged salivary glands, bleeding into whites of eye, red spots on neck & face from vomiting, scarring of first finger joint of dominant hand from induced vomiting, chronic diarrhea. Gi complications: teeth erosions, increased blood amylase, esophagitis, tears or rupture of esophagus, dilation of stomach & upper small bowel, pancreatitis, colon dilation & pigmenting (melanosis). ...Read more

Dr. Mark Aranson
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Adhesions (Definition)

Adhesions are scar tissue which can form after any abdominal surgery. The severity depends on whether infection/inflammation was present at the time of surgery. Adhesions are like bands or spider webs that form around the abdominal organs/intestines. Sometimes adhesions are light and cause no problems, sometimes tremendous problems, like crazy glue in the abdomen. Can ...Read more


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Can abdominal adhesions cause pain after colonoscopy?

Can abdominal adhesions cause pain after colonoscopy?

Possibly: As the scope is advanced and air placed in the colon some degree of stretch and distortion can occur putting tension and possibly tearing adhesions in the abdominal cavity. These can cause pain and even potentially bleeding. If you are having pain especially with a fever or nausea, please call your endoscopist and discuss with them. They need to be aware to determine if a complication has occured. ...Read more

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Can a colonoscopy diagnose a partial large bowel obstruction caused by abdominal adhesions?

Can a colonoscopy diagnose a partial large bowel obstruction caused by abdominal adhesions?

Maybe: Adhesions occur from pror surgery. Was there past surgery? External adhesions would be rare to cause colon obstruction. If there was prior colon surgery, then surgical site anastomosis narrowing or scarring would be visible at colonoscopy. ...Read more

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I've had 2 c-sections and a hysterectomy. I have adhesions. When I have a colonoscopy they've had to use a pedi scope. This last time pedi scope wouldn't pass thru. So used endoscope. Need to worry?

I've had 2 c-sections and a hysterectomy. I have adhesions. When I have a colonoscopy they've had to use a pedi scope. This last time pedi scope wouldn't pass thru. So used endoscope. Need to worry?

No, but be aware: Those who have had abdominal surgery are at risk for adhesion formation. Adhesions can bind the intestines and colon. This can increase risk of abdominal pain and in some cases intestinal blockage. Be aware of any abdominal pain or change in bowel habits. Endoscopes are adequate to examine the colon as long as the cecum at the end of your colon can be seen. ...Read more

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I had a colonoscopy yesterday that was discontinued due to severe pain from adhesions. I woke up this morning with a 99.5* fever & moderate pain?

I had a colonoscopy yesterday that was discontinued due to severe pain from adhesions. I woke up this morning with a 99.5* fever & moderate pain?

Let your doc know: You should let the gastroenterologist who completed the procedure know about your post procedural symptoms. If you temperature continues to rise and/or your pain is progressive you should seek urgent help, as it's possible to develop complications related to a colonoscopy. ...Read more

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I had a hemorrhoid operation 25-30 years ago there is a lot of scar tissue last colonoscopy dr said had some trouble with scope. Do I need operation?

I had a hemorrhoid operation 25-30 years ago there is a lot of scar tissue last colonoscopy dr said had some trouble with scope. Do I need operation?

Probably: If the hemorrhoidectomy removed too large an area of island tissue between the sites where the hemorrhaoids were excised, the mucosa of the anal canal can form a stricture. This would make it hard to pass the scope.
If there are normal bowel movements one can leave the situation alone or dilate the area. Otherwise the interspaced island of existing scar may need adjacent skin rotated in. ...Read more

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Why does my back hurt so badly when I need to use the bathroom? All good on colonoscopy. Have had a couple of abdominal surg. Could it be scar tissue?

Why does my back hurt so badly when I need to use the bathroom? All good on colonoscopy. Have had a couple of abdominal surg. Could it be scar tissue?

Increased pressure.: You may be experiencing increased back pain if you strain at your stools. If you do, try stool softeners if necessary, and eat 9-11 servings of vegetables and fruits daily. The latter strategy decreases inflammation and may also help detoxify your body. See your doctor for further evaluation if you're not feeling better. Scar tissue from abdominal surgery is a dubious cause of your symptoms. ...Read more

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Ihad ovarian cyst at age 25. It wS left alone and eventually went away. Had dull ache when ovulating for years from scar tissue I am 60 and had a colonoscopy a week ago. Have this ache again Can it be related? Do I need to see my dr?

Ihad ovarian cyst at age 25. It wS left alone and eventually went away. Had dull ache when ovulating for years from scar tissue I am 60 and had a colonoscopy a week ago. Have this ache again Can it be related? Do I need to see my dr?

Ovarian cyst?: A dull ache in either lower left or right abdominal area can be from the ovary (or from the colon if on the left side). See your healthcare provider for a trans-vaginal ultrasound with Doppler flow to make certain this pain is not from the ovary. ...Read more

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Had a colonoscopy done the other day and Dr said my colon was twisted and I have a bunch of scar tissue. Was told take miralax (polyethylene glycol) and bentyl. Normal?

Had a colonoscopy done the other day and Dr said my colon was twisted and I have a bunch of scar tissue. Was told take miralax (polyethylene glycol) and bentyl. Normal?

It is a possibility: Given, your previous history of gastric bypass and appendectomy surgeries you might have scar tissue.
A ct scan or barium enema would also show if your colon were twisted. ...Read more

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Experiencing pain in the extreme lower left quadrant. Laying flat = very light pain; standing, moving = hard pain. Recent colonoscopy and upper edg - nothing significant. Six gut surgeries - peritonitis, blockage, resection w/ resultant adhesions, etc

Experiencing pain in the extreme lower left quadrant. Laying flat = very light pain; standing, moving = hard pain. Recent colonoscopy and upper edg - nothing significant. Six gut surgeries - peritonitis, blockage, resection w/ resultant adhesions, etc

How does hernia feel: At the groin or inguinal area, a hernia can feel like a bulge with pain, that comes and goes. When the bulge/pain is there, it can be tender, and if you push on it, the bulge slips inside. Absent fever, severe pain, feeling sick, most hernias can be managed as an outpatient surgical procedure. Your prior history makes me want you to get evaluated sooner. ...Read more

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Had right ovary removal and uterine abasion a year ago- now, lower left pain cyst 1.7 on this ovary and no history of endo. Had colonoscopy.- normal. Do have IBS but this pain is different. Could this be complications of ablasion or could adhesions b

Had right ovary removal and uterine abasion a year ago- now, lower left pain cyst 1.7 on this ovary and no history of endo. Had colonoscopy.- normal. Do have IBS but this pain is different. Could this be complications of ablasion or could adhesions b

Could be adhesions: It is always a possibili when surgery has been done. If you are still having some issues, your should see your physician. There are other causes of pain, especially in the lower left part of the abdomen. ...Read more

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I had a colonoscopy and my dr. Said I have scarring in my colon. No surgeries or injuries. Why the scarring?

I had a colonoscopy and my dr. Said I have scarring in my colon. No surgeries or injuries. Why the scarring?

Information: You should discuss that with who did the colonoscopy. There may be several different reasons. Most commonly it is related to some inflammatory condition, or possible previous surgery. ...Read more

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What problems can be caused by scar adhesions?

What problems can be caused by scar adhesions?

Several: The most common problem with postsurgeryu adhesions is pain. Some surgeons do not feel that adhesions cause pain but frequently freeing up adhesions from prior surgery can reduce pain at the site. Adhesions in the abdomen can trap bowel leading to obstruction, & scars around a woman's fallopian tubes may prevent pregnancy from occurring. ...Read more

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How would tka with aggressive pt cure primary arthrofibrosis? Wouldn't adhesions just reform within & aggressive pt causes inflammation = more scar

How would tka with aggressive pt cure primary arthrofibrosis? Wouldn't adhesions just reform within & aggressive pt causes inflammation = more scar

Is worth trying: Pt will help your body break those adhesions through exercise, modalities and manual work. The main thing is for therapy to re-establish normal range of motion and strength. The end point for inflammation is to heal, not to cause more scar. Scar formation is highly determined by your genetics. Www. Otwithmd. Com. ...Read more

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1st csection 4wks ago I've read what issues Csec cause numbness scar tissue adhesions hernias intestinal issues ect do all women have these problems?

1st csection 4wks ago I've read what issues Csec cause numbness scar tissue adhesions hernias intestinal issues ect do all women have these problems?

Not all women: Those are potential negative consequences as a result of a c/s, but most women do not experience any of these issues. Numbness at the site of the scar is probably more common than the other things listed, which are rare. If you are concerned about anything, call and see your OBGYN. ...Read more

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What is the cause of always having a poop stain in my underwear colonoscopy was just done and that was clear

What is the cause of always having a poop stain in my underwear colonoscopy was just done and that was clear

Pasty stool: That seeps out, a feeling of incomplete evacuation, difficult clean up and returning to the bathroom for a second or third bm within a few hours of initial bm, is a shortfall of 40-60 ounces of fluid for the previous 24-36 hours. ...Read more

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Mucus in stool. I just had a clear colonoscopy & have normal bloodwork. What else causes this? What else should I be tested for?

Working with your MD: You are doing the right things. Keep the dialogue with your MD. He/She is working you up appropriately. ...Read more

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What causes uncontrollable diarrhea when a colonoscopy is clear?

What causes uncontrollable diarrhea when a colonoscopy is clear?

Irritable Bowel Syn.: Many things can cause uncontrollable diarrhea. A common cause is ibs. Ibs causes dysfunctional GI problems, ex diarrhea, constipation or both. Cause is unknown but may be stress, certain foods, etc. But there is nothing visibly wrong with your GI tract, so colonoscopy is clear. Another cause could be celiacs --gluten allergy that affects the small intestine, (not seen on a colonoscopy) or infecti. ...Read more

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hemoglobin dropped to 5.2 over 2 -4 month. No signs of bleeding. Endoscopic & colonoscopy neg. What else does this? Hx of bleeding w 6.5 know cause

hemoglobin dropped to 5.2 over 2 -4 month. No signs of bleeding. Endoscopic & colonoscopy neg. What else does this? Hx of bleeding w 6.5 know cause

More info: Many things can cause anemia. Losing blood or not producing blood. The scopes ruled out obvious causes. But the small intestine is not seen with those scopes. It is also possible that your bleeding is intermittent and was not active at the time of the scope. There are additional tests such as bleeding scans, capsule endoscopy which may help. If no GI source identified see hematologist ...Read more

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Biopsy colonoscopy clear, still having pain in colon/tender to touch diverticulosis diag. Can diverticulits flare have settled but still cause pain?

Biopsy colonoscopy clear, still having pain in colon/tender to touch diverticulosis diag. Can diverticulits flare have settled but still cause pain?

Possible: Diverticular patients may have chronic low grade discomfort in left lower quadrant, but after a flare of diverticulitis it may take several weeks for the pain to settle down. ...Read more

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What could cause sudden onset sharp upper left quadrant abdominal pain that only hurts at maximum inhalation? Had recent colonoscopy that was clear.

What could cause sudden onset sharp upper left quadrant abdominal pain that only hurts at maximum inhalation? Had recent colonoscopy that was clear.

LUQ pain??: The thing that comes to mind is that your spleen is in the left upper quadrant of your abdomen. As you deeply inhale your diaphragm drops and pushed down on the spleen. Were you playing rough football or rugby and got pushed hard in the stomach or lower chest areas? ...Read more

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Chronic upper left ab pain. Been treated for severe constipation. Blood test and pelvic exam clear as was colonoscopy. What could be cause?

Chronic upper left ab pain. Been treated for severe constipation. Blood test and pelvic exam clear as was colonoscopy. What could be cause?

Need more info: It seems to be chronic constipation, but really need more info to be able to help you with this and these forums are very limited.

If your colonoscopy, pelvic exam and blood tests are negative, that is a good start. There are a few other imaging modalities, but the decision of which one really depends on knowing the whole story.

Definitely continue speaking with your doc. ...Read more

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Can colonoscopy cause Diverticulosis? I had no signs of it prior. Er after with persistent pain. Ct shows mild Diverticulosis. Still pain months after

Diverticulosis: Diverticulosis can be there for a long time and do not cause symptoms. Most do not "show signs of it."
Where is your persistent pain? and how many months after the colonoscopy? What else did they find on colonoscopy? And why was the colonoscopy done in the first place? I would look for what else is going on.
Not saying colonoscopy is risks free, but diverticulosis is not one of my top suspects. ...Read more

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Cause of nausea, cramps, and constipation? Colonoscopy, bladder and kidney ultrasound, labs, echo all clear.

Cause of nausea, cramps, and constipation? Colonoscopy, bladder and kidney ultrasound, labs, echo all clear.

Vague symptoms: Nausea, cramping, and constipation are vague symptoms at best. Gynecologic problems can cause them, as can irritable bowel syndrome, non-erosive reflux disease (NERD), gastroparesis, and other conditions. Best to talk to a gastroenteroligst (GI doctor) with ur symptoms. Keep a log of when u have symptoms & what u are eating - it may help the doctor trying to diagnose the problem. Good Luck! ...Read more

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Can multiple abdominal surgeries be one cause of thickening colon walls? Up endoscopy clear, colonoscopy & breath test ok, ct shows thickening.

Can multiple abdominal surgeries be one cause of thickening colon walls? Up endoscopy clear, colonoscopy & breath test ok, ct shows thickening.

Shouldn't: Multiple surgeries shouldn't be the cause of thickening of the wall of the colon, especially if it's the entire colon. POssibilities include infection, low blood flow (ischemia), and inflammatory bowel disease to name a few. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Compression of cecum found on colonoscopy, ultrasound w/ cyst L ovary, abdomen CT clear. Any other tests to take? Thoughts on cause of compression?

Compression of cecum found on colonoscopy, ultrasound w/ cyst L ovary, abdomen CT clear. Any other tests to take? Thoughts on cause of compression?

Not unless symptoms: If you aren't having symptoms from your "diagnosis" (compression of the cecum) then chances are that the finding is benign. It could have been from the ovarian cyst. (Once you reach menopause, ovarian cysts are rare & should be followed but at your age, understandable). It could have been from scarring. In any case, absent blood or constipation, it's not causing any harm and scans are neg. So relx ...Read more

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Pain between anus and tailbone. Pain shooting down veins in leg. Short of breath. Rcvd reg colonoscopy, vein and artery scan. No visual sign of cause.

Pain between anus and tailbone. Pain shooting down veins in leg. Short of breath. Rcvd reg colonoscopy, vein and artery scan. No visual sign of cause.

Should questionmuscu: Would also question musculoskeletal. Veins don't conduct pain beauty feel thespian along their course. We would think of irritated never or muscles. It is important to know what makes it better and what makes it worse.
Ask your gastroenterologist what else they think. Also look a nerve pinching of the sacral area. The vein studies will not help. ...Read more

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If 8 months colonoscopy was done and a CT scan 2 months ago and all clear, what could be the cause of blood in stool? Could cancer redevelop in 2 months

If 8 months colonoscopy was done and a CT scan 2 months ago and all clear, what could be the cause of blood in stool? Could cancer redevelop in 2 months

Unlikely: In a female of your young age colon cancer would very unlikely unless there are genetic causes the colonoscopy is more sensitive than a ct scan in finding early polyps and cancer polyps can be missed by the doctor if the procedure is not thorough or done by an experienced operator common causes of blood if on surface of stool or in the bowl are hemorrhoids or anal causes. ...Read more

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Could stress cause high crp leves (32.50) and gastrointestinal problems? Have done colonoscopy/ct scan/ultrasound/fecal/blood test all clear?

Could stress cause high crp leves (32.50) and gastrointestinal problems? Have done colonoscopy/ct scan/ultrasound/fecal/blood test all clear?

Not a reliable test: CRP is not a particulalrly useful test for any medical condition. If you have any gastrointestinal problems you should go see a physician who can investigate it further and guide you accordingly ...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. Heidi Fowler
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Bulimia (Definition)

Apsychiatric disorder in which a person over eats a lot of food at one time (binging) and then vomits later to purge herself of ...Read more