Doctor insights on:
How Far Into Colon Does Sigmoidoscopy Go
I have a severely redundant colon that is also permantly distended by gas, why can stool slowly get through but the gas does not, it goes backwards?
Different processes: Passage of gas is more mechanical process than passage of stool that requires active peristalsis in your colon to pass BM. If you haven't done it, you should have a GI consult for an endoscopic exam for proper diagnosis and management. Use OTC meds for gas and diet modification (avoid beans, cauliflower) in the meantime.See 1 more doctor answer
Sigmoidoscopy is the use of a flexible fiberoptic camera or specially designed scope to examine the inside of the colon. Because the procedure only examines the left side of the colon (in an area called the sigmoid), it is termed sigmoidoscopy. This is to differentiate it from a colonoscopy, where the entire right and left side of the colon is examined. A sigmoidoscopy ...Read more
Sigmoidoscopy exam: The sigmoid colon is the last bend of the gut before food reaches the rectum. Accordingly, examination of the sigmoid & left colon (hence the name "sigmoidoscopy") involves a flexible tube inserted into the rectum (often under sedation if you wish). The procedure takes only a few minutes & typically requires only a limited preparation. On the other hand, "colonscopy" examines the whole colon.
Can many months of cdif & tx make your colon more likely to perforate from colonoscopy or sigmoidoscopy after its cured (test ok & no sx)?
Depends: An inflamed colon is at higher risk of complications during colonoscopy as it tends to be thicker, more blood flow, and less flexible. If your colon has recovered from for C difficle colitis then your risk is back to normal. If you have been chronically ill and you are malnourished as a result you will have a slightly increased risk as well as a decreased ability to recover from a complication.See 1 more doctor answer
Do colon cancers usually continue to bleed? Can they bleed then nothing for 2.5 years? No symptoms, negative sigmoidoscopy.
It does not fit the: Colon cancers can bleed but they do not regress and go away...They continue to grow and obstruct the large intestine and also spread to the liver within one or two years, if left untreated. Colonoscopy is a better way to locate them as sigmoidoscopy only reaches the lower part of the colon.
I jst had my flex sigmoidoscopy. Dr saw small ulcer in my colon, her post endoscopic diagnosis is 'colitid probably amebic'. If not amebic, what is it?
Does fresh blood mixed with stool come from higher than the sigmoid colon? From what I understand a sigmoidoscopy is a pointless test.?
Usually lower.: Bright red blood mixed with an otherwise normal stool usually suggests a lower tract source - hemorrhoid, anal fissure, rectal polyp or cancer. These can be readily observed with just a physical examination and sigmoidoscopy. Not look at the whole colon, a colonoscopy is necessary, a point to which I think you're alluding.See 1 more doctor answer
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
Would sigmoidoscopy performed up to the proximal sigmoid colon mean the doctor examined the proximal sigmoid colon or stopped right before reaching it?
Entire sigmoid colon: The report you mentioned used standard language for a complete sigmoidoscopy. The report is telling the reader that the doctor used a sigmoidoscope to look at the colon from anus to rectum up to and including the proximal sigmoid colon. The evaluation stopped before reaching the bottom of the left descending colon.
Can Diveticulosis (not itis) be mistaken for colon cancer on CT scan? Had sigmoidoscopy to 35 CM and 4 CT scans over past three years.
Ct scan shows diverticulitis Gi advised sigmoidoscopy to check narrowing of colon could it be cancer as been told only scoping can confirm difference?
Colon issues 4 years, 4 ct scans Over 4 years show diverticulosis, sigmoidoscopy to 35cm normal, woke to bloody diaherea today colon cancer?
Is sigmoidoscopy enough for a 30 year old no family history of colon cancer patient with red blood covered stool or must a colonoscopy be performed?
Stools are lumpy and pellety surrounded by what appears to be soft stool outside. Had sigmoidoscopy and 4 CT scan found diverticulosis. Colon cancer?
Colon issues 4 yrs, had sigmoidoscopy (35 cm) and 4 Ct over 3 1/2 years. Only found diverticulousis, crampy, mucusy stools, occaisonal blood, cancer?
Narrow stools, 4 CT over three years, sigmoidoscopy normal, diverticulosis seen on CT scan. Chance of colon cancer?? Currently pregnant
Chances that 4 CT scans (abdominal /pelvic) and sigmoidoscopy to 35 CM spread evenly over 3 yrs all miss SYMPOTOMATIC colon cancer? Narrow stools?
Very low: UNLESS beyond sigmoid range--? colonoscopy? The colon is quite long and visualized by full scope.
How much if sigmoid colon is seen in sigmoidscopy to 35 cm. Ordered due to narrow stools and occaisonally blood. GI felt suficient. Bowel issue 3 yrs?
Proctosigmoidoscopy is an examination of the rectum and sigmoid colon (just above the rectum) using a narrow, rigid scope with a built-in light. A small amount of air is usually introduced to distend the bowel, allowing for a better view. Generally, a limited prep is helpful, but not always necessary. ...Read more
- Talk to a doctor online
- Sigmoidoscopy how far in does it go
- Thyroid gland how far does it go down
- How far does vomit have to go to be projectile?
- How far does thing go up rectum with colonoscopy?
- How far back does umblical cord drug testing go?
- How far back does umbilical cord drug testing go?
- How far does hair drug test go back?
- How far back does a hair drug test go?
- How far does a colonoscopy go?