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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
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?
Colonoscopy early this afternoon. No pain till getting home & increasing since. Taking Percocet, fiber, & stool softener. Gas? ok to add simethicone?
I did colonoscopies 6 and 2 years ago, hemorrhoids found, haven't treated them. Now, positive FOBT. Shall I have a new colonoscopy? 46 yo.
No: The short answer is not now. Alternate tests, such as CBC with iron studies, repeating occult blood testing with a different kit and eventually a capsule endoscopy only after you completed treatment as started for H pylori gastritis would be advisable. Constipation should be avoided as much as possible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Split prep: There are at least a dozen colonoscopy preps. However, the most effective prep is taken both the night before and the morning of the exam. Also, it is important to drink as much clear liquids as possible the 24 hours before colonoscopy. Avoid sugary drinks which draws water back into the blood stream from the colon. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can a doctor via colonoscopy see the level of inflammation in the intestines? Does it require a biopsy? Are there any blood tests that can determine?
Not really: Colonoscopy can reveal masses and polyps (larger issues). If you are looking at tissue lining inflammation, or 'leaky gut' syndrome, there are several labs that have kits to test for this either by blood or by stool analysis. If it's to determine Chron's or Ulcerative colitis, there are other blood, GI tests, endoscopic imaging, ultrasound, (blue) dye during colonoscopy looking for inflammation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Diagnosis/treatment: At colonoscopy most visible abnormalities are either definitively diagnosed via sampling (biopsy) or removed completely also for diagnosis that includes the treatment. Some findings, eg cancer, need definitive treatment via other modes (for example but not limited to surgery). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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