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Is colonoscopy necessary to monitor inflammatory bowel disease ?

Is colonoscopy necessary to monitor inflammatory bowel disease ?

Can be: Depends on the type & severity of the colitis, and how long it has been present. Colonoscopy can look for disease resolution or recurrence on medical therapy, or how well the medication is working. Colonoscopy can look for changes to biopsy and watch for dysplasia or pre-cancerous changes too. ...Read more

Intestine (Definition)

The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more


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My doc. Says he thinks my bowel is inflamed -diverticolitis.Now -a colonoscopy.Is it possible that it mgt not show bt I could still have it?

My doc. Says he thinks my bowel is inflamed -diverticolitis.Now -a colonoscopy.Is it possible that it mgt not show bt I could still have it?

Dx of diverticulitis: If you have diverticulosis (non-inflamed out-pockets of the colon), it should be visible on a colonoscopy performed by a gastroenterologist. However, if your diverticuli are inflamed (i.e. Diverticulitis), the risk of perforation with colonoscopy may be unacceptable. Under the circumstance your doctor may instead evaluate with a pelvic and abdominal ct scan to rule out diverticular complications. ...Read more

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Due to acute left side abdom pain no food in over a wk.(doc thinks bowel inflamed).Will effects of no food show up in colonoscopy?(mask s/ thing else)

Due to acute left side abdom pain no food in over a wk.(doc thinks bowel inflamed).Will effects of no food show up in colonoscopy?(mask s/ thing else)

Not typically: Depending on age , lower left sided abdominal pain may be an indication of diverticulitis.This might be the " inflamed bowel" you are referring to.Putting the bowel at rest with clear liquids initially, and antibiotics usually helps.A. Ct scan of the abdomen/pelvis can help make the diagnosis.After you feel better, and the infection resolves , a colonoscopy is indicated to further evaluate the colon. ...Read more

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32yr, male, microscopic blood in stool, pain in lower left abdominal and back various areas, harder bowel movements but not constipation. History of high bp and GERD. Waiting to get colonoscopy. What are likely causes and how likely is colon cance?

32yr, male, microscopic blood in stool, pain in lower left abdominal and back various areas, harder bowel movements but not constipation.  History of high bp and GERD.  Waiting to get colonoscopy.  What are likely causes and how likely is colon cance?

R/O IBS VS IBD: IBS is a diagnosis of exclusion. UNLIKELY TO B CANER. IBD is inflammation usually DX by BX IBS SX can be managed .You need a full exam and blood work. Especially screen for H pylori . Also stool screen x 3 for occult blood /parasite/ &colonoscopy./EGD While you are getting these items checked out you should stick to a gluten free diet . Ie gutbliss.com and TXPROBIOTICS/LEVSIN/BENTYL ...Read more

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Are there any natural bowel preps I can use before my colonoscopy?

Yes!!: Senna, an ingredient in many laxatives is a vegetable product. There are several non-absorbed sugars that give a clean prep without any "chemical" we often use sorbital- an ingredient in "sugar-free" candy. Diet is important for prep, also. ...Read more

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Can I take also Linnezz to help cleanse my bowel before a colonoscopy?

Can I take also  Linnezz to help cleanse my bowel before a colonoscopy?

Follow MD advice: Preparation for a colonoscopy is a little different than treating chronic idiopathic constipation or other indications for certain constipation drugs. It is best to follow your MD's preparation instructions exactly.If you misplaced them you can call the office. Good luck. ...Read more

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If polpys were found in my bowel age 30 will I need regular colonoscopys 4 were removed?

If polpys were found in my bowel age 30 will I need regular colonoscopys 4 were removed?

Probably: but you do need to know the kinds of polyps they were. if hyperplastic and all at the very end - that's the only time I wouldn't necessarily repeat it. but if adenomas, and 4 - your next one should be in 3 years (unless they were quite big in which case even sooner). ...Read more

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Have chronic lazy bowel for 10 months. Colonoscopy was clear. What medications could be useful?

Constipation.: You have chronic constipation due to several reasons. Make sure you are not overdose on narcotics or any medications that has side effects of constipation. You can try citrucel or fibercon (these are fiber supplements) and drink adequate amt of water. If this doesn't help, try MiraLAX (otc, one tablespoon in 8 oz of water daily or bid). If no improve, see your GI doc. Others: amitiza, (lubiprostone) linzess. ...Read more

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Does colonoscopy reach the small bowel?

Yes: A complete colonoscopy reaches the most distal part of the small bowel. When the colonoscopy is being done to evaluate for small bowel conditions, like crohn's disease, the operator will go into the small bowel and take biopsies. ...Read more

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Can endometriosis of the bowel be found during a colonoscopy?

Can endometriosis of the bowel be found during a colonoscopy?

Endometriosis of gut: Most GI doctors consider endometriosis in women with complaints of chronic discomfort. Crampy, nonpelvic pain can be seen in extensive endometriosis, & symptoms do not always intensify prior to or during menses. The disease can mimic inflammatory bowel disease on barium studies. On colonoscopy, submucosal lesions like endometriosis may be polypoid. Endoscopic ultrasound may be of further help. ...Read more

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Colonoscopy (Definition)

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The bowel is the intestinal tract in the body. The small intestine ...Read more