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Is Gas Inserted Into The Colon During A Colonoscopy
I had a colonoscopy 3 years ago.(Colon cancer in family)Everything was good.Today,I pooped & wiped blood.Then passed gas with blood. Should I go 2 Dr?
Yes: You should see a doctor for further evaluation. ...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.
Yes: Colonoscopies generally require slight insufflation of air into the colon... This distends it and allows your doctor to look for polyps. This distension may cause some discomfort which is why most patients get sedated for the procedure. Your doctor generally will try to release all the gas at the end of the procedure so you don't feel too bloated! ...Read more
Please tell me what the name of the disease is for benign cysts found in the colon during a colonoscopy?
Very rare: Cysts of the colon are extremely rare. Most when found are in the mesentery or supportive structure of the bowel. in even rarer instances as with polyps detected by colonoscopy, lymphatic cysts that have developed and appear in region where polyps found are removed by colonoscopy. They are rare, benign and reportable when found. ...Read more
Can you tell me what the name of the disease is for benign cysts found in the colon during a colonoscopy?
3-5mm Sessile polyp removed from descending colon during colonoscopy. What are the odds it's a hyperplastic polyp? Should I be concerned?
Must i have contrast injection during virtual colonoscopy? what about drinking barium? can virtual colon be done without one or both of these?
Can a gastro damage colon during colonoscopy? Husband had severe pain for 6 months after. Gastro said it was his crohns. Husband says different pain.
Yes and No: There is a risk of perforation during colonoscopy but this is usually an acute complication requiring emergent surgery or treatment. Having pain this late could be his crohn's which can affect the GI tract from the mouth to the anus. If having pain he should follow-up and be evaluated by his gastroenterologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Can you tell the spleen is enlarged during a colonoscopy, by the pressure - shadow of the spleen on the colon wall?
Should i be worried about inflammation found inside my colon during colonoscopy? What can cause it? Doc said the biopsy came back normal?
Not now/depends,,,: At this point, unless you've got any positive signs of an inflammatory bowel condition, you should not worry excessively. Your biopsy was negative. Your mother having colon cancer should motivate you to take steps to take care of your health that way with a high fiber diet and check-ups like the colonoscopy that you did. Close follow up with your doctor also helps a lot. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
There is a 2 CM villous lesion on my right colon. 3 pc. biopsy shows no dysplasia but it's a tad hard. Dr. didn't try to lift it during the colonoscopy but scheduled a 3-4 inch resection late May. Thoughts on what lurks beneath?
Villous adenoma: You underwent a colonoscopy at 50 years of age and this is important. The findings of a villous adenoma is a flat type of polyp. 1/3 of these may contain cancer in them thus the reason for your doctor recommending surgery. It can be done minimally invasive. The pathologist will evaluate the mass. A second opinion is always good for peace of mind. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hyper plastic polyp colon right side by appendix canal . What would follow up be . My doctor was unsure he for it all during colonoscopy?
Repeat colonoscopy: Timing 2-5 years likely. Depends on size and any others. Family history? Discuss with gastroenterologist. ...Read more
During a CT colonoscopy can your pancreas .liver.kidneys be seen also too be evaluated so any problem may be seen other than just the colon?
Yes: If you are having CT colonoscopy, this means they are using a CT scanner to look at the colon. This can see other internal organs as well. If you have regular colonoscopy the scope only sees the inside of your colon, but is a better way to look at the inside of your colon than CT, because CT cannot see the lining of the colon or small lesions in the colon, and if needed a biopsy can be done. ...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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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