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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. Charles Cattano
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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


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Been having upper abdominal pain, had colonoscopy and endoscopy. Reviled a hiatai hernia. Is the hernia causing the upper ab pain?

Been having upper abdominal pain, had colonoscopy and endoscopy. Reviled a hiatai hernia. Is the hernia causing the upper ab pain?

Maybe: Hiatal hernia is very common, but they are not all the same. Large ones can certainly cause pain, along with difficulty swallowing or reflux/heartburn. Patients commonly attribute many nonspecific symptoms to a hiatal hernia, and more often than not the hiatal hernia is not the cause. See a general surgeon with experience in hiatal hernia repair for a consult if it's that bad. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Upper abdominal pain into back. Wght loss. Recent vomiting. Endoscopy normal 2 yrs ago. Colonoscopy normal june. Urq ultrasound normal in october. Cancer?

Upper abdominal pain into back. Wght loss. Recent vomiting. Endoscopy normal 2 yrs ago. Colonoscopy normal june. Urq ultrasound normal in october. Cancer?

Have a check up: You need to have your doctor examine you first. He/she may order some tests to check if all is well or not. Weight loss is always worrisome, so you should visit your doctor soon. ...Read more

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I have upper abdominal pain below my ribs. I think it's the 2 places where the colon bends. All tests-US, CT, colonoscopy-were neg?

I have upper abdominal pain below my ribs. I think it's the 2 places where the colon bends. All tests-US, CT, colonoscopy-were neg?

Gas pockets: Can tend to accumulate in these places, called hepatic and splenic flexure. Make sure to keep very regular, and possibly it will not be as bothersome. Here's a trick: if the pain disappears or moves when you stand on your head, that's a pretty good sign that it's gas and not something serious. ...Read more

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I am experiencing fever (mild), upper abdominal pain, constipation, mucus in stool, nausea and vomiting, fatigue and tender abdomen. I don't have a gallbladder. Endoscope and colonoscopy done and no findings. What might it be. ?

I am experiencing fever (mild), upper abdominal pain, constipation, mucus in stool, nausea and vomiting, fatigue and tender abdomen. I don't have a gallbladder. Endoscope and colonoscopy done and no findings. What might it be.
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Not sure.: From your description of one, it is not clear what is causing the problem. Assuming that your laboratory a valuation is all normal, I think my next step might be a CAT scan of the abdomen. If you have your results, that you could upload, I would be happy to look them over in a healthtap concierge consult. Good work. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have abdominal pain after colonoscopy? How long will it last?

Is it normal to have abdominal pain after colonoscopy? How long will it last?

Colonoscopy: Yes totally normal and this is due to gas that was used during the procedure. The pain should be decreasing and this gets better as the gas passes over time. If the pain has been getting worse than you must see the gastroenterologist for him/her to evaluate. ...Read more

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Since my endo and colonoscopy on tuesday IV had sharp abdominal pain that's constant. They did take biopsies but should I be in discomfort this long?

Since my endo and colonoscopy on tuesday IV had sharp abdominal pain that's constant. They did take biopsies but should I be in discomfort this long?

Need more info: Where is the pain? Are you eating or have nausea and vomiting? Any fever? Generally there would be no pain after those procedures. Do not wait any longer. Call your doctor now or go to the er if the pain is significant. ...Read more

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Have lower left abdominal pain. Had Normal colonoscopy 2 yrs ago, No diverticulosis or anything. Could I have developed Diverticulosis in last 2 years?

Have lower left abdominal pain. Had Normal colonoscopy 2 yrs ago, No diverticulosis or anything. Could I have developed Diverticulosis in last 2 years?

Many possibilities: Ovary, hernia, uterus, bladder are all possible sources of your pain. Constipation is easily remedied at home with bowel regimen, increased oral hydration and laxatives. If no better, get in for appointment with your regular doc. Be well. ...Read more

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Age 65.colonoscopy clear last year, gynecological tests all clear,left abdominal pain that's moving to the right, especially when standing up.

Abdominal pain: Inadequate information unfortunately. Urinary system is the other system to be checked out here. Follow up with the doctor for further work up ...Read more

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I use to go for poo 5 to 6 time in a day with mucus some time. I don't have any type of abdominal pain. Colonoscopy is normal, no blood in stool. This is from last one year?

I use to go for poo 5 to 6 time in a day with mucus some time. I don't have any type of abdominal pain. Colonoscopy is normal, no blood in stool. This is from last one year?

Frequent stools: If your doctor has run tests for parasites and they are negative, and there is no concern for organic disease given your negative colonoscopy, absence of abdominal pain, and absence of blood in your stools, you may be healthy. ...Read more

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Abdominal pain for last 6 months. Never goes away. Pain is on left and right side a little above hip bones. Had xray CT scan a colonoscopy no answers!

Abdominal pain for last 6 months. Never goes away. Pain is on left and right side a little above hip bones. Had xray CT scan a colonoscopy no answers!

Negative results?: In what position do you feel better/ worse? What is the quality of pain--sharp, stabbing, pressure, bloating, gassiness? Where in your abdomen (right, mid, left) do you experience discomfort? Duration pain lasts? Is pain deep or superficial? Have you seen blood with stool or change in bowels? Any chance of pregnancy (sexually active)? Any bladder/uti symptoms? Ur doc will need this info 2 help ...Read more

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M, 55, severe abdominal pain after passing hard stool. Pain lasts for hours. Nothing wrong found in colonoscopy, endosc., capsule endoscopy or CT scan?

M, 55, severe abdominal pain after passing hard stool. Pain lasts for hours. Nothing wrong found in colonoscopy, endosc., capsule endoscopy or CT scan?

Stay soft regular: Your answer is in your question hard stool your main goal should be how I can change that
drink more water and less soda
eat more fibers eat less red meat and fat and more fruit and vegetables
exercise regularly at least walking every day either after super or early in the morning depend on your work schedule it is easier now with more day light finally take stool softener stay soft and regular. ...Read more

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I have a 2cm ovarian cyst on my left ovary. Was told after last transvaginal sono it shrunk to 1.7. Was told this was not causing my lower left abdominal pain. After colonoscopy done to rule out any issue I have ibs. My question is, if this is in no way o

I have a 2cm ovarian cyst on my left ovary. Was told after last transvaginal sono it shrunk to 1.7. Was told this was not causing my lower left abdominal pain. After colonoscopy done to rule out any issue I have ibs. My question is, if this is in no way o

How old are you?: In a menstruating female a small cyst that is diminishing in size is good and normal. Your doctor is observing and right thing to do, cause of your pain may be due infection in tube, endometriosis, adhesion s etc only your md can tell you. ...Read more

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Would like some advice please? I've been having abdominal pain after colonoscopy?

Pain: Mild gas cramping discomforts after colonoscooy can be normal. Abdominal pain that is continuous and worsening is not normal. Call your gastroenterologist or doctor who performed the colonoscopy asap to get instructions. ...Read more

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Can a colonoscopy determine the cause of right sided abdominal pain? And happy holidays to all of you!!

Possibly: If there is a disease manifested by changes in the colon and detectable by colonoscopy, definitely! You might also benefit from other imaging studies including ultrasound, CT scan, etc. but this would depend upon the clinical situation. Your doctor is the best person to make these determinations based upon their exam and labs. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Experiencing abdominal pain day after colonoscopy biopsys taken is this normal?

Experiencing abdominal pain day after colonoscopy biopsys taken is this normal?

Probably not...: Air used to inflate your colon & permit inspection during the colonoscopy procedure may persist for several hours. Post polypectomy syndrome can occur at sites of electrocautery. Microperforations, colon abrasions, laceration or trauma to adjacent solid organs may not be readily apparent at onset. Fever, bleeding, abdominal tenderness, weakness, vomiting are worrisome signs. Call GI doc for help. ...Read more

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Is it normal to start experiencing abdominal pain about 12 hours after having an endoscopy and colonoscopy?

Is it normal to start experiencing abdominal pain about 12 hours after having an endoscopy and colonoscopy?

No: You should have pain. If you have increasing pain you should seek care. Call the GI doc now that the procedure and seek his input and be seen asap. Best of luck. ...Read more

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How far does a colonoscopy camera go? I'm having one tomorrow for right low abdominal pain. Does it go that far to see possible pain causes?

How far does a colonoscopy camera go? I'm having one tomorrow for right low abdominal pain. Does it go that far to see possible pain causes?

I done properly: It should view the entire colon to the right lower quadrant and thru the valve into the last portion of the small bowel called the terminal ileum. This assumes your bowel prep was thorough and the skill of the endoscopist as well as their thoroughness. ...Read more

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How often should you have colonoscopy? I have a lot of lower abdominal pain.

Colonoscopy: An initial colonoscopy is typically warranted in a healthy 50-year old. However, a patient with a family history and/or symptoms as yourself will need a thorough workup which very well may include a colonoscopy. Please go see your endoscopist asap. ...Read more

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