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Dr. Michael Gabor
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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I had a colonoscopy yesterday how long before I can stop worrying about complications? Bowel perforation bleeding infection......etc

I had a colonoscopy yesterday how long before I can stop worrying about complications? Bowel perforation bleeding infection......etc

Stop today: I it was a simple diagnostic study, and you feel fine, you can rest assured that your ok. Even it they performed a biopsy, chances are you'll be just fine. You can't do anything about it anyway, and off you had sifnificant bleeding, you would see blood in the stool. Call your doctor if this happens. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Can a Colonoscopy cause a water infection?

Can a Colonoscopy cause a water infection?

No: colonoscoy is done with sterile instruments so that no new bacterial forms are introduced into the intestine not already there. The only type of infection occurs if on biopsy, perforation of a small area of colon occurs and a localized abscess with acute pain develops. ...Read more

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I had a colonoscopy once and recently had diverticolitis, with infection, could I have contracted it from a dirty scope. How do I know they are clean?

I had a colonoscopy once and recently had diverticolitis, with infection, could I have contracted it from a dirty scope. How do I know they are clean?

Colonoscope: There are standard cleansing techniques employed by all reputable doctors performing these procedures. That having been said, diverticulitis will never be caused by a "dirty" colonoscope. This is an anatomic abnormality with outpouchings of the wall of the colon which are prone to perforation and infection spreading outside the gut. Nothing whatever to do with the procedure. ...Read more

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Is advised to take cephalexin before a colonoscopy to prevent infection?

Is advised to take cephalexin before a colonoscopy to prevent infection?

Special case?: Not typical or standard rx. Discuss with md if there are special, individual needs for this antibiotic. ...Read more

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No chrons symptoms but colonoscopy shows Crohn's after possible e coli infection am i misdiagnosed with crohns? Colonoscopy after pain, apendicitis

No chrons symptoms but colonoscopy shows Crohn's after possible e coli infection am i misdiagnosed with crohns? Colonoscopy after pain, apendicitis

Lots of issues...: ...In your question: crohn's, infection, pain, appendicitis, ; question of colonoscopy results. To answer your primary concern--that of crohn's, be assured the presumptive diagnosis can be clarified if granulomas are found on your colon biopsies ; your asca blood level is elevated. To address your other issues, please call your doctor who performed your testing ; knows you best. Good health--. ...Read more

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I was potive for the antibody blood test for Crohn's and the colonoscopy showed Crohn's but i had just had a severe ecoli infection Crohn's misdisgnoses?

I was potive for the antibody blood test for Crohn's and the colonoscopy showed Crohn's but i had just had a severe ecoli infection Crohn's misdisgnoses?

See below: Was a biopsy done? If the colonoscopy findings, biopsy and the blood test all say crohns, please follow your doctor's advice to forestall complications. See this site for more info. We all have e coli in our colon. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001295/. ...Read more

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Can you still do a colonoscopy with a bladder infection?

Can you still do a colonoscopy with a bladder infection?

Yes: You can do a colonoscopy with a bladder infection. If the colonoscopy is routine and you have symptoms from your bladder infection, why not wait until you feel better? ...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