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Is urgency to empty bowels in the morning normal? Stools come out in smaller pieces. Family history of crohns. Colonoscopy clear.

Is urgency to empty bowels in the morning normal? Stools come out in smaller pieces. Family history of crohns. Colonoscopy clear.

R/O IBS: IBS is a diagnosis of exclusion. IUC/CROHNS DZ/IBD is inflammation usually DX by BX IBS SX can be managed .You need a full exam and blood work. Especially screen for H pylori . Also stool screen x 3 for occult blood /parasite/ &colonoscopy./EGD While you are getting these items checked out you should stick to a gluten free diet . Ie gutbliss.com and Wholeapproach.com TXPROBIOTICS/LEVSIN/BENTYL ...Read more

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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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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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IBS and diverticulis history and considering resection. Had colonoscopy yesterday and pain today. What should I do.

IBS and diverticulis history and considering resection. Had colonoscopy yesterday and pain today. What should I do.

Not enough info: Many factors go into the decision to recommend an operation, including a complete history, exam, lab and X-ray data, as well as risks and benefits of all the different options based on you individual situation. Your surgeon is the best one to know all those factors. ...Read more

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His colonoscopy was negative, but theres family history of polyps. Does that increase the risk of cancer?

His colonoscopy was negative, but theres family history of polyps. Does that increase the risk of cancer?

While every: Screening colonoscopy is not positive, a family history does raise risk and worry, and between colonoscopies each decade over 50, one can have fecal occult blood tests in the interim. A positive guaiac or actual blood per rectum, leads to a for cause colonoscopy that insurance should cover. Again, all bleeding is not cancer. ...Read more

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I'm 75 years old - never had a colonoscopy - no family history - no symptoms. - do I really have to have one?

I'm 75 years old - never had a colonoscopy - no family history - no symptoms. - do I really have to have one?

It may depend: On how long you think you are going to live. If you have been healthy, made good life choices and relatives lived into their 80s i would definitely pursue it. ...Read more

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Colorec doc found fissure. Gave nitro ointment. Viola. Problem diagnosed. Recommended colonoscopy. Why? I'm 42. No fam history. Seems premature?

Colorec doc found fissure.  Gave nitro ointment. Viola. Problem diagnosed. Recommended colonoscopy. Why? I'm 42. No fam history. Seems premature?

Why colonoscopy?: Fissure may have been only cause of bleeding, but doc needs to make certain that was the only cause. Diverticula, Crohn's ds, polyps, cancer call all cause rectal bleeding. Colon cancer is not something to wait and see; once it's there, it's very hard to treat. Prevention is much better than needing treatment. SO, for completeness' sake he's recommending colonoscopy. ...Read more