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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 skin's gotten pretty itchy in last couple hour sw/hives in several places. Normally wouldn't stress but had colonoscopy today. Should i be worried?

My skin's gotten pretty itchy in last couple hour sw/hives in several places. Normally wouldn't stress but had colonoscopy today. Should i be worried?

Possible allergy: Call the doctor who did the colonoscopy and see if he gave you any medications that you could be allergic to. Over the counter antihistaminemay be helpful. ...Read more

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My husband has constantly itchy, burning anus . Not a lot of spicy foods. He is 61 years old and has never has colonoscopy. What could be the cause?

My husband has constantly itchy, burning anus . Not a lot of spicy foods. He is 61 years old and has never has colonoscopy. What could be the cause?

Depens (penicillamine): Some times perianal itching has an underlying cause such as hemorrhoids, fissure, fistulars, certain skin conditions. Many times there is no obvious cause. Itching in and of itself is not an indication for a colonoscopy but being over 50 is. ...Read more

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Im 27 yrs old, last year i had bleeding when i pop, i went to colonoscopy and its ok, year after blood and itchy comes back.anal cancer or hemrroids?

Im 27 yrs old, last year i had bleeding when i pop, i went to colonoscopy and its ok, year after blood and itchy comes back.anal cancer or hemrroids?

Hemorrhoids more: likely. Anal cancer is uncommon unless one has been engaging in receptive anal intercourse and got infected with HPV. Even hemorrhoids can lead to sufficient blood loss to cause anemia and you should consult a doctor for treatment. ...Read more

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I have IBS and these symptoms: diahreea, pain in belly, pain in colon, itchy bottom.Did a colonoscopy more than a year ago, should I have another one?

I have IBS and these symptoms: diahreea, pain in belly, pain in colon, itchy bottom.Did a colonoscopy more than a year ago, should I have another one?

Rome 3 criteria: Ibs is associated w/ abdominal discomfort, altered /alternating stool pattern, accompanying nausea, bloating, gasiness. Often improved by stooling, ibs is defined by changes in perception of gut distension, motility, sensation. Diet & emotional stress may be a factor. 1st rule out inflammation, ischemia, infection (as with colonoscopy), then ibs is diagnosed with "certainty" unless risks change. ...Read more

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How long do itchy hives last?

How long do itchy hives last?

Unpredictable: Unfortunately this is one of the most difficult if not impossible questions to answer. For hives as a result of a food allergy they should only last a day or 2 as long as the food is not continued. The problem comes in when the underlying source is not clear. Arbitrarily after 6 weeks hives are labeled chronic. The short answer is hives can last minutes to a lifetime. ...Read more

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MY HUSBAND BREAKS OUT IN ITCHY HIVES BUT ONLY AT NIGHT?

MY HUSBAND BREAKS OUT IN ITCHY HIVES BUT ONLY AT NIGHT?

Not unusual: The body's defense declines towards the night to allow one to fall asleep. Thus nearly all symptoms tend to worsen at night. Try antihistamine after dinner. If still not controlled, consult an allergist. ...Read more

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Super itchy and red everywhere. I don't think it's hives so what should I do?

Super itchy and red everywhere. I don't think it's hives so what should I do?

See your doctor: Determine what you reacted to, and eliminate it. See your doctor for treatment, overall flushing needs to be evaluated if you are red all over. ...Read more

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Hives (Definition)

Also known as urticaria, hives are an outbreak of red bumps or wheals that appear quickly after exposure to certain allergens (foods, medications, other substances). Hives vary in size, are itchy, can burn, and can last for up to ...Read more