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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

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

Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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Colon (Definition)

The colon is another term for the large intestine. This is the final portion of the digestive system, responsible for absorbing water and storing stool before evacuation. It is divided into sections described as cecum; ascending, transverse, descending and ...Read more


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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?

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?

Remote: A clean colonoscopy result three years ago and your age essentially rule out colon cancer.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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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.

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.

Review with your doc: Even antibiotics can cause fever so it is important to review this with your doctor. Please let her know prior to showing up for colonoscopy as it is important to not be infectious and contagious to avoid spreading it during the colonoscopy. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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.

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.

Patience: I hope you are wrong and there is no cancer but even if so, 3 weeks would not affect the outcome. I know waiting can be hard but try to gather all your optimism during the waiting period. Again, I truly hope there is no cancer there. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Options include:: ...A retry at colonoscopy under deeper sedation with altered technique and/or by a different physician. Surgery is another choice, appropriate to size, location, extent of polyps.. ...Read more

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Had a colonoscopy, said I have a twisted colon what does that mean?

Had a colonoscopy, said I have a twisted colon what does that mean?

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

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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?

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?

It is a possibility: Given, your previous history of gastric bypass and appendectomy surgeries you might have scar tissue.
A ct scan or barium enema would also show if your colon were twisted. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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

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

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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?

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

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How much of the colon is examined during a colonoscopy?

How much of the colon is examined during a colonoscopy?

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

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Are colonoscopy preps essentially the same thing as a colon cleanse?

Are colonoscopy preps essentially the same thing as a colon cleanse?

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

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What could redness and inflamed areas of colon indicate on colonoscopy? Biopsies were taken.

What could redness and inflamed areas of colon indicate on colonoscopy? Biopsies were taken.

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

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What percentage of colonoscopy screenings end up damaging or perforating the colon? 1/1000? 1/2000?

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

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Is colon cancer removable by a colonoscopy?

Is colon cancer removable by a colonoscopy?

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

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Colon cleanse for colonoscopy now green bile?

Colon cleanse for colonoscopy now green bile?

Normal: After using colon cleanse, all of the stool is out of you and the only thing left is the green bile that is constantly made by the liver. ...Read more

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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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Why do doctors pump air into the colon during a colonoscopy?

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

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Why don't women get colonoscopies considering they can get colon cancer too?

Why don't women get colonoscopies considering they can get colon cancer too?

They should: It is recommended that both men and women undergo screening colonoscopy at age 50.Women get colon cancer also. ...Read more

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I had a colonoscopy 17 months ago could the symptoms previously mentioned still be colon cancer?

I had a colonoscopy 17 months ago could the symptoms previously mentioned still be colon cancer?

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

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Is there a homemade solution to use by enema method to soothe my colon pain? Colonoscopy messed me up badly.

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

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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

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Can a normal xray show thickning of the colon? Currently waiting for a colonoscopy but xray was normal. Thankyou

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

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


Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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Colonic (Definition)

This is a combining term referring to some condition, treatment or disease of the colon. Such as colonic enema, colonic ...Read more