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Gastro recommended CT and colonscopy for mild abdominal pain/gas. 23 yrs old. If CT scan shows nothing, is colonoscopy necessary? no bloody stools

Gastro recommended CT and colonscopy for mild abdominal pain/gas. 23 yrs old. If CT scan shows nothing, is colonoscopy necessary? no bloody stools

Options available: CT scan of the abdomen may be indicated but not for mild pain alone. If the symptoms are progressive and there is concern for Cancer(unlikely in your age group), then only I would consider doing a CT. Similarly Colonoscopy is not indicated because of pain alone.If there is bowel irregularity or blood in stool Colonoscopy is reasonable to do. In your case I would watch /monitor for 4-6 weeks, then ...Read more

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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


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Is it unusual to have a bruised abdomen after a colonoscopy?

Is it unusual to have a bruised abdomen after a colonoscopy?

Yes: Occasionally manual presure on the abdomen is needed to overcome coiling of the scope. This may cause some soreness afterward. Bruising may occur if you are on a blood thinner. However it is pretty unusual to see bruising after a colonoscopy. ...Read more

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I had a colonoscopy 2 days ago, after a 2 day cleanse. I'm in a lot of pain in my upper abdomen. Could my colon be bruised?

I had a colonoscopy 2 days ago, after  a 2 day cleanse. I'm in a lot of pain in my upper abdomen. Could my colon be bruised?

It's possible, but..: Most often, the colonoscopy is an uneventful procedure, but on occasion, depending on your body position while getting the scope and the amount of "snaking" of the scope that need to be done, you may have some abd discomfort afterwards. Be sure to call the Dr. who performed the procedure and let them know as they would want to know any difficulties you are experiencing. best wishes. ...Read more

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3rd colonoscopy, 1st time painful during and after. Why tender in abdomen. Sedation was not effective . No gas, polyps, disease. CD in remission. ?

3rd colonoscopy, 1st time painful during and after. Why tender in abdomen. Sedation was not effective . No gas, polyps, disease.  CD in remission. ?

Unknown: If you are having a different reaction than before, talk to your doctor who did the scope. One thing we all worry about is an undiagnosed perforation of the colon. If you have that, you need treatment now. Tell your doctor your symptoms now. ...Read more

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Left flank pain tender to touch, can't lay on left side. Abdominal CT scan was ok. What else could pain be from? Upper endoscopy, colonoscopy ok

Left flank pain tender to touch, can't lay on left side. Abdominal CT scan was ok. What else could pain be from? Upper endoscopy, colonoscopy ok

Many possibilities: I don't have enough information to provide a good answer. How long has the pain been present? Any history of injury? What worsens the pain? What makes it better? What diagnosis have you been given? How severe is the pain? What lab tests have been done? We need more info, please. Kind regards, pamela svendsen, md. ...Read more

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Clear ab CT scan w/ IV & oral contrast, clear colonoscopy then u/s diagnosis liver hemangioma.Urq pain & tender spot n lower right rear rib.Ideas & nxt step?

See HPB surgeon: The symptoms you describe could well be related to the hepatic hemangioma. The decision to remove will depend on: 1) size (usually remove when > 10 cm); 2) symptomatic (pain, ache, fullness); 3) causing blood problems (when the hemangioma destroys blood cells); 4) causes congestive heart failure. See a surgeon who specializes in liver surgery, a hepatobiliary surgeon. ...Read more

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Why do I have stiff painful joints, sometimes tender to touch never swollen. Muscle twitches. Have colonoscopy in 4w for stomach issues. Any relation?

Why do I have stiff painful joints, sometimes tender to touch never swollen. Muscle twitches. Have colonoscopy in 4w for stomach issues. Any relation?

Possible but more in: WE need more information. Joint pain can occur with intestinal problems and you need to discuss with your gastroenterologist. We need information on your labs, your imaging, your colon status. You may need your physician have you see a rheumatologist. ...Read more