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My girlfriend just had a proctoscopy. Why?

My girlfriend just had a proctoscopy. Why?

Not sure: Since you give little information about age, symptoms, I am assuming that she has had some bleeding or constipation. A proctosigmoidoscopy is an office exam to look at the lower colon and rectum for causes of anorectal symptoms. Why not ask her? ...Read more

Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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Proctoscopy (Definition)

Proctoscopy is a test that is done to look at the rectum and most distant part of the colon. A rigid scope about the size of a thumb is inserted in the anus and using air to inflate the rectum, the doctor can look at all the ...Read more


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What is the definition or description of: proctoscopy?

What is the definition or description of: proctoscopy?

Proctoscopy: Proctoscopy is a test that is done to look at the rectum and most distant part of the colon. A rigid scope about the size of a thumb is inserted in the anus and using air to inflate the rectum, the doctor can look at all the surfaces of the rectum. ...Read more

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My girlfriend just had a proctoscopy. What could the possible reasons be?

My girlfriend just had a proctoscopy. What could the possible reasons be?

Ask her!!: Since you give little information about age, symptoms, I am assuming that she has had some bleeding or constipation. A proctosigmoidoscopy is an office exam to look at the lower colon and rectum for causes of anorectal symptoms. Why not ask her? ...Read more

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What is the difference between a colonoscopy and a proctoscopy?

What is the difference between a colonoscopy and a proctoscopy?

Colonoscopy: The colon is roughly 3-5 long depending on individual. A proctoscopy looks at the angus and rectum only (first 4-6 inches). A colonoscopy uses a fiber optic camera to try and look at the entire length of the colon. With a colonoscopy you most likely will have it done in a endoscopy suite under sedation while a proctoscopy can be done in the doctors office. ...Read more

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My girlfriend just had a proctoscopy which resulted in infection. How long till she heals?

My girlfriend just had a proctoscopy which resulted in infection. How long till she heals?

It depends on: The infection. If she got sick afterwards she should improve in a week or so. ...Read more

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Do i need to use an enema to before i go to the doctor for an anoscopy or proctoscopy? Won't that help the doctor see better?

Do i need to use an enema to  before i go to the doctor for an anoscopy or proctoscopy?  Won't that help the doctor see better?

Best to call their: Office and ask the nurse if the doctor prefers you have an enema. If you get there without an enema and the doctor can not see anything, you have just wasted your time and his/hers and will need to reschedule your appointment for another time after taking an enema. ...Read more

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28 years old. Bright red blood on toilet paper after defecation. A specialist only performed a proctoscopy (normal). Should I demand more exams?

28 years old. Bright red blood on toilet paper after defecation. A specialist only performed a proctoscopy (normal). Should I demand more exams?

Ask politely: BRBPR may just be hemorrhoids from straining but bleeding from rectum (brbpr) may also indicate anal fissures, proctitis (due to infection, inflammatory bowel disease, radiation therapy, stercoral ulcers, rectal prolapse, trauma, etc.) or a bleeding source further upstream. Depending on your age, risk factors, current medication (aspirin, nsaids, anticoagulants can cause bleeding), see your doctor ...Read more

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How much is 1/2 dropperful?

Should be marked: A prescription that gives doses that way should come with a dropper that is marked at 1/2. If it's not, talk to your pharmacist or dr about exactly how much you need. ...Read more

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Why is my body in so much pain?

Why is my body in so much pain?

Go see ur Dr and get: Checked for fibromyalgia/ chronic fatigue syndrome, arthritis, autoimmune condition thyroid problems, stress etc. God bless u! http://health.howstuffworks.com/wellness/preventive-care/10-mysterious-pains.htm. http://altmedicine.about.com/od/healthconditionsdisease/a/pain_herbs.htm. ...Read more

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Could people die from to much pain?

Could people die from to much pain?

Possible: While too much pain specifically cannot kill someone, the physiologic reactions they undergo could cause death. For example, extreme pain can lead to a greatly increased heart rate. In susceptible people, this could lead to certain arrhythmias. Specifically from pain, no, but from physiological sequelae, yes. ...Read more

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Can you sufficate from eating to much?

Can you sufficate from eating to much?

No: This would only happen if you have a suppressed cough reflex and you get an obstructive amount of food in your larynx. If you fill your stomach too much, you would probably vomit and that reflex closes off the windpipe. ...Read more

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Actualy our pinis need how much of lenth?

Depends: It does depend somewhat on your partner's anatomy. That said, below 3" when erect is considered micro penis and should be addressed by urology. ...Read more

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Is there such thing as exercising too much?

Is there such thing as exercising too much?

Yes!: Over exercise & do not allowing your body time to repair itself, can lead to muscle breakdown (rhabdomyolysis), rather than buildig muscle. Also, if you are not eating properly for the amount of exercise you are doing, you can damage your body by burning too many calories that body needs to do everyday functions. It also puts you at risk for muscle & joint injuries. Make sure to rest & eat enough. ...Read more

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Haw much glycemie after 2h of diner (mmol/l)?

Haw much glycemie after 2h of diner (mmol/l)?

Depends: It depends on what you ate and how well your body handles the glucose (burn, store). Without more information, that is all i can comment. ...Read more

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Are there any councellors that dont cost too much?

Are there any councellors that dont cost too much?

It depends on: what your medical question is, if it is an issue that you cannot live without, then the medical consultation will be worth its cost as long as you get the answers you seek. Either face to face or virtual, your need is what drives your wallet. There is no other way of putting this without sounding too obvious and condescending. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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I need your expertise, is 3 workouts a day too much?

I need your expertise, is 3 workouts a day too much?

Yes: I think you have entered the obsessive/compulsive arena. Talk with you MD ...Read more

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I've felt constantly sick like i have eaten to much for weeks?

I've felt constantly sick  like i  have eaten to much  for weeks?

You may have: One of any number of GI disorders. Your doc can refer you to a gastroenterologist for a full work up if he/she thinks that is in order. Sick and not eating can be dangerous. Please get it checked out. Peace and good health. ...Read more