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Gastro recommended CT and colonscopy for mild abdominal pain/gas. 23 yrs old. If CT scan shows nothing, is colonoscopy necessary? no bloody stools

Gastro recommended CT and colonscopy for mild abdominal pain/gas. 23 yrs old. If CT scan shows nothing, is colonoscopy necessary? no bloody stools

Options available: CT scan of the abdomen may be indicated but not for mild pain alone. If the symptoms are progressive and there is concern for Cancer(unlikely in your age group), then only I would consider doing a CT. Similarly Colonoscopy is not indicated because of pain alone.If there is bowel irregularity or blood in stool Colonoscopy is reasonable to do. In your case I would watch /monitor for 4-6 weeks, then ...Read more

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Dr. David Cohen
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Stomach Flu (Definition)

Viral gastroenteritis is a viral infection of the GI tract. It can be picked up from contact with surfaces and foods that are carrying the virus. Symptoms include upset stomach, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal cramps. Sometimes ...Read more


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Had colonoscopy 1.5 years ago. Normal. Dr. did tell me I had any issues. Had stomach virus 2 weeks ago. Still having bad smelling stool & some cramps.

Had colonoscopy 1.5 years ago. Normal. Dr. did tell me I had any issues. Had stomach virus 2 weeks ago. Still having bad smelling stool & some cramps.

At 32 no need: Your current condition as you said is related to infection and expected to clear. This month is colorectal Cancer awareness month. Screening is done from 50 to 75 yr age After 85 not indicated, gap patient choice.Predisposed people with genetic factor , polyposis, ulcerative colitis etc do not fall into this category , more frequent surveillance is needed ...Read more

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How long will it take to show symptoms after catching a stomach virus/stomach bug?

How long will it take to show symptoms after catching a stomach virus/stomach bug?

Generally 2-3 days: The actual incubation period depends on the virus but in general the time between exposure and symptoms with an intestinal virus is 48-72 hours. ...Read more

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My 13 mth baby 3x had stomach bug then for days after (upto 21 days) gags during meals and vomits-why?

My 13 mth baby 3x had stomach bug then for days after (upto 21 days) gags during meals and vomits-why?

See pediatrician: Obviously something is partially obstructing the upper airway or the upper GI tract and your baby needs to be examined and have this managed quickly before it becomes worse. Take them soon and hope that this clears up rapidly. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is it normal your urine to come out dark orange even though your hydrated during a stomach bug?

Is it normal your urine to come out dark orange even though your hydrated during a stomach bug?

Hydrated enough?: It would make sense in this context if you are not hydrated enough. With a stomach bug, we can lose a tremendous amount of fluid from our body via vomiting and diarrhea. Perhaps you are not hydrated enough . ...Read more

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Had stomach bug for awhile, now my stomachs been waking me up 3 times during the night because its so upset. Already went to doctor. What can i do?

Had stomach bug for awhile, now my stomachs been waking me up 3 times during the night because its so upset. Already went to doctor. What can i do?

Anxiety could be: A contributing factor. Taking a prescribed sleep aid may be helpful. Avoid eating 3 hours before you go to bed. Avoid caffeine. Nausea medication would be helpful as well. ...Read more

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Worked w/staff member who had stomach bug during her 3-hr shift & i drove her home (2min drive). Washed hands a lot, took airborne...Am i in the clear

Worked w/staff member who had stomach bug during her 3-hr shift & i drove her home (2min drive). Washed hands a lot, took airborne...Am i in the clear

Asked and Answered: Yes. But you have already been told this by the experts here on health tap. There is no reason to keep asking the same question. ...Read more

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If I have a stomach bug (gastro) is it possible to poop myself whilst sleeping? & if so how can I prevent it.

If I have a stomach bug (gastro) is it possible to poop myself whilst sleeping? & if so how can I prevent it.

It is possible, but: when one suffers from gastroenteritis, it is possible to have stool urgency so abrupt that you have incontinence of stool. Most of the time, however, one will awaken with cramping which will alert you that you need to get to the toilet immediately. Most people with normal anal sphincter tone will be able to reach the toilet before having an accident. Good luck. ...Read more

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A couple months ago, during a stomach bug, i was vomiting. I felt a pop in my jaw, but thought nothing of it. On and off jaw pain since, tmj?

A couple months ago, during a stomach bug, i was vomiting. I felt a pop in my jaw, but thought nothing of it. On and off jaw pain since, tmj?

TMJ: Very possibly tmj. You most likely injured the joint capsule while vomiting. See your dentist for treatment. A short term splint therapy (3-6 mos) should do the trick and then keep the splint and wear it once or twice a week in the event you ever need it again. ...Read more

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Hi, my colonoscopy result 1. Mucosal biopsy from ileum shows hypertrophied lymphoid follicles. I have a vague discomfort in the lower right abdomen. I am afraid. Should I be worried?

Hi, my colonoscopy result 1. Mucosal biopsy from ileum shows hypertrophied lymphoid follicles. I have a vague discomfort in the lower right abdomen. I am afraid. Should I be worried?

Not from this: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, what you described of the biopsy is a non-specific finding and not diagnostic of any thing.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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What is internal growt in stomach. This thing called growt was found during colonoscopy procedure of my mother?

What is internal growt in stomach. This thing called growt was found during colonoscopy procedure of my mother?

Wait for the biopsy: The growth I am sure was biopsied. So, please wait for the results of the biopsy report. It will tell you exactly what it is. It could be a benign polyp or something more serious. ...Read more

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Would a sigmoidoscopy show details or info like a colonoscopy and a endoscopy ? Still have bad stomach symptoms. Got a colon and endo done still pain

Would a sigmoidoscopy show details or info like a colonoscopy and a endoscopy ? Still have bad stomach symptoms. Got a colon and endo done still pain

Scopy: of the colon and specially the sigmoid colon and the anus is generally done to rule out lesions of the lower colon specially if there is unexplained abdominal pain or rectal bleeding or change in your bowel movements
to rule out lesions like malignancy
I am sure you physician is worried about the status of your colon and will then treat your abdominal pain ...Read more

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Good day Dr. Hiroshi. I have been diagnosed with GERD 3 months after endoscopy and colonoscopy. Stomach shows severe gastritis; atrophic type I think.

Good day Dr. Hiroshi. I have been diagnosed with GERD 3 months after endoscopy and colonoscopy. Stomach shows severe gastritis; atrophic type I think.

And the question?: atrophic gastritis is really rare in the young. Certainly lowering acid secretion with a proton pump inhibitor, looking for H Pylori, seeing what foods are tolerable, and watching for bleeding are some things to do.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26958813
worse news, you need scoping periodically because it can lead to cancer ...Read more

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3rd colonoscopy, 1st time painful during and after. Why tender in abdomen. Sedation was not effective . No gas, polyps, disease. CD in remission. ?

3rd colonoscopy, 1st time painful during and after. Why tender in abdomen. Sedation was not effective . No gas, polyps, disease.  CD in remission. ?

Unknown: If you are having a different reaction than before, talk to your doctor who did the scope. One thing we all worry about is an undiagnosed perforation of the colon. If you have that, you need treatment now. Tell your doctor your symptoms now. ...Read more

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Would advanced colon cancer show up on a CT scan of my abdomen ? Reg CT scan not virtual colonoscopy.

Would advanced colon cancer show up on a CT scan of my abdomen ? Reg CT scan not virtual colonoscopy.

Imaging/biopsy: The imaging modality of ct scan could show findings that would be concerning for cancer, mass around your colon, enlarged lymph nodes in the same area. However, the diagnosis is made at biopsy, a piece of the mass under the microscope of a pathologist. Often the ct scan leads to the biopsy. Good luck, it is important to get the evaluation completed. ...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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Fluid in abdomen and right lung. If ascitis, what tests do? Colonoscopy normal. CT normal (just show fluid). Barium normal. Severe ab pain. FBC normal

Fluid in abdomen and right lung. If ascitis, what tests do? Colonoscopy normal. CT normal (just show fluid). Barium normal. Severe ab pain. FBC normal

Complicated: There are several reasons to have ascites. The first could be liver failure from various reasons , including alcoholism, drug toxicity etc. could be right heat failure or generized edema from kidney failure . Continue follow-up with your doctor. Fluid should be removed to help with diagnosis and give you relief. ...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. Stephen Scholand
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Gastroenteritis (Definition)

A condition in which a person has vomiting and diarrhea due to an infection with "stomach flu" viruses. It is contagious, and usually resolves without treatment except for over-the-counter Pedialyte or other ...Read more