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I have grade 2 internal and external hemorrhoids - how often should I get a colonoscopy?

I have grade 2 internal and external hemorrhoids - how often should I get a colonoscopy?

No need: You should not have colonoscopy just for hemorrhoids. Some times bleeding in cancer of colon and rectum is attributed to hemorrhoids. Anoscopy and proctoscopy in doctor office is enough for it. ...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


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I had a 0.7x0.4x0.2 sessile serrated adenoma removed from my acending colon last year- I am only 27 no history of cancer in family. How often should I get colonoscopies- i also have chronic constipation?

I had a 0.7x0.4x0.2 sessile serrated adenoma removed from my acending colon last year- I am only 27 no history of cancer in family. How often should I get colonoscopies- i also have chronic constipation?

Add fiber: The doctor who did your scope should have suggested time for next c-scope. I would say no longer than 3 yrs. Increase fiber in your diet -add daily dose of metamucil or equivalent. Keep hydrated. This will help. ...Read more

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Mother has colon cancer (aged 57 at the time, irreversible colostomy) and I have Crohn's (aged 25, diagnosis 2010). How often should I get colonoscopy?

Mother has colon cancer (aged 57 at the time, irreversible colostomy) and I have Crohn's (aged 25, diagnosis 2010). How often should I get colonoscopy?

Probably q 3yrs: Colon cancer arises in bowel under several circumstances. Polyps found on colonoscopy contribute to 10-20% of malignancies. The others arise denovo in a field effect secondary to a virus or carcinogen. Another factor is inflammatory changes initiating malignant transformation. As such patients with Crohn's are at risk for developing colon cancer, which at present is best found by colonoscopy. ...Read more

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I'm 28 and live in wichita ks I have no insurance where can I get a colonoscopy. I need to get a colonoscopy somewhere insurance isn't a big issue.

I'm 28 and live in wichita ks I have no insurance where can I get a colonoscopy.  I need to get  a colonoscopy somewhere insurance isn't a big issue.

If an emergency...: Then seek help right away thru your local er. Otherwise, most health centers ; physicians happily donate considerable time to providing charity care either through clinics or individual practioner offices. Also, if you qualify military hospitals or the veterans administration may be able to help. You're going to have to do a little homework for your locale. ...Read more

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Can i get a colonoscopy if I have my period at the same time?

Yes: But you may want to discuss this with your doctor since it may be uncomfortable for you if you have premenstrual symptoms and/or cramps. ...Read more

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Should i get a colonoscopy yearly to detect colon cancer?

Should i get a colonoscopy yearly to detect colon cancer?

Colonoscopy: Generally there are guidelines for this and it is based on your age and risk and is not usually required on a yearly basis. See the acs website meeting with a local GI or surgeon can also help decide on how frequently this should be performed, . ...Read more

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I am having incomplete emptying of bowels, straining, thin dark stool, palpable mass in lrq how do I get a colonoscopy w/o pcp? For approx 1 year I have been having increasingly thin dark stools with a feeling of needing to defecate. More recently increas

Unless: Your insurance requires a referreal to a specialist you can call any gastroenteerologist or colorectal surgeon and get scheduled for a colonosocpy sooner rather than later. The change in your bowels and the mass are not good signs and need to be diagnosed very soon so as to give you the most options on management and the best prognosis. ...Read more

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