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Incomplete Colonoscopy Due To A Twist In Colon Ibs
I have had both an endo and colonoscopy and both only concluded I had an inflamed colon. I was diagnosed with IBS 2 years ago. Wake up in pain daily
IBS or IBD syndromes: Http://www. Webmd. Com/digestive-disorders/picture-of-the-colon provides reasonable overview & http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/inflammatory-bowel-disease/basics/symptoms/con-20034908 is a fair bit more complete. Neither syndrome has routine clearly effective treatments. Study, self educate, be aware of mental/emotional issues playing a (? major) role & seek help worthy of your trust. ...Read more
I've had two colonoscopies in the last 10 yrs, w/ the last 3 yrs ago? Dr thinks I have IBS. What are the odds of having colon cancer now?
A clean colonoscopy result three years ago and your age essentially rule out colon cancer.
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Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
Have low grade fever post cdiff for two weeks, rest neg., can inflammation of colon cause this fever? Colonoscopy in two weeks. No other sx/ +pi ibs.
I have IBS and these symptoms: diahreea, pain in belly, pain in colon, itchy bottom. Did a colonoscopy more than a year ago, should I have another one?
Rome 3 criteria: Ibs is associated w/ abdominal discomfort, altered /alternating stool pattern, accompanying nausea, bloating, gasiness. Often improved by stooling, ibs is defined by changes in perception of gut distension, motility, sensation. Diet & emotional stress may be a factor. 1st rule out inflammation, ischemia, infection (as with colonoscopy), then ibs is diagnosed with "certainty" unless risks change. ...Read more
Sure I have colon cancer but dr says likely ibs. Having colonoscopy in 3 weeks. Symptoms are chronic diarreah. Pain. Gas. Weight loss which I gain back.
Have ibs, gerd. Endoscopy/colonoscopy 1yr ago, all good. Recent constipation with pain in ascend and sigmoid colon, worse a few hrs after meals. Thoughts?
Had an incomplete colonoscopy due to a redundant colon. Going for a barium enema now. If polyps are discovered in that area how can they be removed?
Colonoscopy showed twisted colon due to small bodyframe & not enough room for it. Dr. said take laxatives or remove 6" of colon. Which treatment best?
Tortuous colon: Were they able to finish the exam? Sometimes it can make it difficult enough not to be able to get through. Unlikely to cause any issues for you though - just make sure your BMs stay regular. ...Read more
Had a colonoscopy done the other day and Dr said my colon was twisted and I have a bunch of scar tissue. Was told take miralax (polyethylene glycol) and bentyl. Normal?
I have had severe abdominal pain from time to time over the last ten years. Doctors have always told me it’s IBS. Could it be a twisted colon?
No: The colon doesn't twist, it is held in place by a variety of fibrous anchors. The small intestine can, but twisting cuts off the blood supply to the intestinal tissue. If not tended to rather quickly, it dies & leaks your poop inside & you die. If you had short periods of sudden pain followed by recovery, it might be an intermittent twist, but those are indeed rare. ...Read more
History digestive issues. Colonoscopy 2 yrs ago- clean. GI today said my extreme anxiety causing my issues -flat stools & blood incomplete vac. My question is there anti anxiety RX that has been proven to help extreme IBS (have both D&C)? Celexa NO
Extreme anxiety: Can include the use of medication but please do not forget mind-body modalities. The gut is sometimes called "the second brain" because it is connected to thinking/moods. Consider biofeedback or clinical hypnosis (see www. Asch. Net for licensed referrals). Peace and good health. ...Read more
What are the odds of a 33 year old male getting colon cancer? I have loose stool, incomplete evacuation, itch, constipation, urgency. Could it be IBS or something else?
Low risk for cancer: Your worry is understandable and made worse by financial concerns. Check your local area for cash prices, non-insurance clinics and free health clinics. You will benefit from a doctors care, a good gp. Check out the bowel regimens for chronic constipation on healthtap. ...Read more
Colonoscopy could not be completed as my colon is thickened and has severe angulation in the sigmoid colon due to a previous abcess. What next?
All of it!: The intention with colonoscopy is to examine the entire length of the colon. Sometimes due to tortuosity (or twisty-ness), it is difficult or impossible to see the entire colon. Other ways to evaluate the colon include virtual colonoscopy and barium enema. The advantage of colonoscopy is if anything is found, it can be biopsied or removed often times right away. ...Read more
No: Colon preps are carefully studied to get the colon clean enough that the endoscopist can carefully examine the lining of your colon and not miss a polyp or tumor. Colon cleanse does not get that kind of study and may or may not work. If your colon does not get clean enough for a thorough then you need to do it again...Neither you nor your endoscopist will be happy about that. ...Read more
Redness suggests..: ..more vascularity or blood vessels. These often accompany infection or inflammation. Microscopic evaluation of the biopsied tissue will determine whether they is a sufficient amount and type of inflammation to make the diagnosis of Inflammatory Bowel Disease/Crohn's Disease. Cultures for infection may have also been taken, and cancer cells will be looked for (unlikely). ...Read more
What percentage of colonoscopy screenings end up damaging or perforating the colon? 1/1000? 1/2000?
Very low: For screening colonoscopies the rate of serious complications is generally less than 0.1%. The rate is higher if polyps are removed and the rate also goes up with age of the patient. The rate is lower for doctors who do a lot of them, ie, gastroenterologists. ...Read more
Possibly: We believe most colon cancers progress through a polyp stage. Polyp simply means growth and can be any size or configuration but can be small. Early on a cancer can still be partly a polyp and be removed during colonoscopy. They still need to be evaluated and treated as a cancer however, and it does not necessarily mean the cancer is cured by just removing it as a cancerous polyp. ...Read more
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
For visibility: When the colon is properly prepped and empty, we have to put air or nitrogen in to distend the colon to allow for visibility and accuracy to visualize the mucosal surface. ...Read more
Unlikely Dx: Some times possible but only 17 months ago you had scope, you have an attack of diverticulits. See your doctor for examination, reevaluation and possible rx of antibiotics, if perforates will be a surgical emergency ...Read more
Is there a homemade solution to use by enema method to soothe my colon pain? Colonoscopy messed me up badly.
Wouldn't go there!: Humans are not designed to have people create homemade solutions to send up the butt. A G.I. Specialist can help, along with a primary care doctor. There may be approved enemas out there, but their effects and their side effects on a particular patient (and his or her underlying medical issues) should be carefully considered before venturing into enema territory. ...Read more
In my colonoscopy report it states found 2polyps in transverse colon & tortuosity of the colon. Should I worry?
Results: They should have removed the polys during the colonoscopy----they will then be sent to pathology for analysis. Your physician should be contacting you for follow up appointment to go over the pathology reports. It while determine if there is a problem with the polys ...Read more
Can a normal xray show thickning of the colon? Currently waiting for a colonoscopy but xray was normal. Thankyou
A standard xray: Of the abdomen will not reliably demonstrate colon wall thickening. It can show it if severe, but if the xray looks normal it doesn't exclude it. ...Read more