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Inflamed Bowel Area Colonoscopy
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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, linzess. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
US protocol for colonoscopy mention to get samples from bowel tissue even there is no visual problem. Is it right or not?
Not standard practic: I doubt that it is the US Protocol to biopsy normal looking mucosa unless there is a suspicion of some rare inflitrative illness (like Amyloidosis etc). If you do not have symptoms of colon origin, there would be little reason to biopsy normal looking mucosa. What are you searching for? If you can define that, we can guide you better. ...Read more
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