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Home Colonoscopy Kit
For colonoscopy prep kit what is the difference between propel body that says fiber and what can I eat before an endoscopy and a colonoscopy?
Discuss: Your prep with your endoscopist. Each doctor has his/her favorite preps and specific instructions regarding prep and fasting. ...Read more
Here's helpful link: ...and video: http://www.suprepkit.com/dose-instruction.htm (in English and Spanish versions) ...Read more
How accurate are the results from a colonoscopy as compared to the results from an at-home stool test?
Colonoscopy better: Two stool tests available. Guaiac for blood not accurate picking up blood from hemorrhoids. Stool test for p53 gene mutation does not tell that tumor is present but that stool shows colonocytes with potential for being associated with cancer. Obviously colonoscopy which provides direct visualization of bowel most accurate with bx available ...Read more
Just had colonoscopy yesterday, nothing hurt except for my legs. They feel cramped up but the pain started when I got home.
Leg cramps: this is due to the preparation drinks. this could cause electrolyte imbalance. drink more juice to replace what ever mineral you lost during the preparation ...Read more
My 32 y/o son has red rectal bleeding and nausea. Doc has him at home this week waiting for a colonoscopy next monday. Is this safe?
My father, afraid of a colonoscopy, did at-home FIT tests. He's had 4 tests - all positive. Blames non-bleeding hemorrhoids. Could this be the cause?
Alternatives: Positive FIT test should be evaluated by a doctor. If your father does not wish to have colonoscopy, there are imaging alternatives that are similar to colonoscopy. With timely colonoscopy, colon cancer can be prevented in virtually all people. Even if your father refuses to have colonoscopy, he should still see a doctor. ...Read more
Colonoscopy early this afternoon. No pain till getting home & increasing since. Taking Percocet, fiber, & stool softener. Gas? ok to add simethicone?
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
No: A colonoscopy is using a camera inserted into the rectum (under some level of sedation) through your colon to the cecum (area of the appendix) which allows us to look for cancer as well as to biopsy areas of abnormality. A UGI is an x-ray procedure where we use x-rays to take a picture of your esophagus and stomach with dye in it which allows us to look for leaks, blockages and other issues. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: It is recommended that a baseline screening colonoscopy be done about the age of 50 in those with no symptoms. People with a family history of colon cancer in close relatives should have one about 10-15 years before that relative was diagnosed with colon or rectal cancer. Patients with rectal bleeding or other symptoms should visit their doctor and discuss colonoscopy regardless of age. ...Read more