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Need another scan for kidney then colonoscopy then surgery called da vinci surgery? Im nervous says compex cystic lesion neoplasm cannot be excluded

Need another scan for kidney then colonoscopy then surgery called da vinci surgery? Im  nervous  says compex cystic lesion neoplasm cannot be excluded

CT scan findings: You are being evaluated, aka "worked up" for the cystic mass. Surgery has been recommended. Being anxious during this time is normal. Risk/benefit analysis of your case with your surgery team. Open, laprascopic and robotic are techniques, how your surgeon performs your surgery. Robotic is newer but not necessarily better. Talk to your regular doc, possible second opinion, be well. Pathology. ...Read more

Kidney (Definition)

The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more


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With chronic kidney disease, is it safe to have a colonoscopy? The cleansing action is bad for the CKD ?

With chronic kidney disease, is it safe to have a colonoscopy? The cleansing action is bad for the CKD ?

Should not be: A problem but if you are that worried ask your nephrologist and gastroenterologist for their advice. ...Read more

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I had a colonoscopy a couple days ago, could I get kidney damage from drinking the prep? I have horrible lower back pain.

I had a colonoscopy a couple days ago, could I get kidney damage from drinking the prep? I have horrible lower back pain.

Pain : Kidney damage is not common after c-scopy prep. In patients with advanced kidney disease, pre-existing , a certain prep can cause some issues. Your lower back pain in unusual and you should contact the GI doc. Pain from the kidney is unusual for what you had done. You should seek care. Even when kidney function is affected pain is not a usual symptom. ...Read more

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Left side back pain on last rib for more then 1yr. Not kidney stones and colonoscopy was normal. Could it be from a car accident 2yr ago? What next?

Left side back pain on last rib for more then 1yr. Not kidney stones and colonoscopy was normal.  Could it be from a car accident 2yr ago? What next?

Yes it could: Did you fracture a rib? Could also be a musculoskeletal thing without a fracture. If painful with pressing on rib this supports musculoskeletal. Try stretching, exercises and and nsaids as needed. ...Read more

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I'am the lady with the pain for 4 yrs...This is the continue... I have been to the ER multiple times in the last 4 yrs.I have had endless tests.Ultrasounts, mri's, hiates, colonoscopy, endoscopy, endless bloodwork, tests to check my kidneys, camera insert

I'am the lady with the pain for 4 yrs...This is the continue... I have been to the ER multiple times in the last 4 yrs.I have had endless tests.Ultrasounts, mri's, hiates, colonoscopy, endoscopy, endless bloodwork, tests to check my kidneys, camera insert

Returning : Returning to the er is unlikely to help make the diagnosis. Er's are set up for emergency situations, and they cannot perform complicated testing as you know. The best thing is to establish with an excellent primary care physician, either an internal medicine or family practice physician. However, you need to know that there are some conditions that cannot be diagnosed by current technology, and it is a matter of managing the symptoms. While that is a frustrating situation, it is reality, and is something to consider as you go through this process. ...Read more

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Cause of nausea, cramps, and constipation? Colonoscopy, bladder and kidney ultrasound, labs, echo all clear.

Cause of nausea, cramps, and constipation? Colonoscopy, bladder and kidney ultrasound, labs, echo all clear.

Vague symptoms: Nausea, cramping, and constipation are vague symptoms at best. Gynecologic problems can cause them, as can irritable bowel syndrome, non-erosive reflux disease (NERD), gastroparesis, and other conditions. Best to talk to a gastroenteroligst (GI doctor) with ur symptoms. Keep a log of when u have symptoms & what u are eating - it may help the doctor trying to diagnose the problem. Good Luck! ...Read more

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My intestines were hurting. Diagnosed with colitis but now hurt. Had colonoscopy last yr. Could I have kidney cancer that spreadto colon?

My intestines were hurting. Diagnosed with colitis but now hurt. Had colonoscopy last yr. Could I have kidney cancer that spreadto colon?

Very unlikely: Colitis can cause pain. I don't know why you are thinking about kidney caner. Did you have it? If you are not being followed by someone for the colitis, you should find a good GI doc and establish a relationship. He or she could answer your questions a bit better i think. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Colonoscopy next week. I was prescribed sodium phosphate. Safe to use when I have Iga-nephropathy (normal kidney function) and I am taking enalapril?

Colonoscopy next week. I was prescribed sodium phosphate. Safe to use when I have Iga-nephropathy (normal kidney function) and I am taking enalapril?

Phosphate laxative: Phosphate laxatives are generally not safe with any kidney disease, although your status of normal function is reassuring. Phosphate can surge in excess and crystallize in kidneys that are inflamed. Seek a different laxative. And, be sure you remain well hydrated as you prep for the colonoscopy. Dehydration is a major threat to your kidneys, too. ...Read more

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Had a colonoscopy now my lower back on middle huets?

Should go away: The pain should go away. If it persists or gets worse, see your doctor or go to the er>. ...Read more

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Why dose my middle of lower back hurt after a colonoscopy ?

Should go away: The pain should go away. If it persists or gets worse, see your doctor or go to the er. It could be gas, or the way you laid on the table. There is a small chance your colon was perforated. ...Read more

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I have lower back pain worse on right side after having a colonoscopy done. Have not poo ED in 5 days either! ?

I have lower back pain worse on right side after having a colonoscopy done. Have not poo ED in 5 days either! ?

Constipation: Most likely the pains you have may be from constipation. Increase the fluids in your diet, and take a laxative to try and POO. If no relief, you need to see the Doc. Good luck ...Read more

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Will drinking Gatorade help with leg pain and lower back pain after a colonoscopy ? Being that the prep depletes fluids in your body.

Will drinking Gatorade help with leg pain and lower back pain after a colonoscopy ? Being that the prep depletes fluids in your body.

Maybe unrelated : Back and leg pain are not something typically related to the procedure, by if you're dehydrated from the prep, Gatorade can help rehydrate you, and possibly help alleviate our symptoms.bthey may however be unrelated. Its easy enough to try! Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What would cause a lump larger than golf to form between two ribs on my lower back? I had just had a benign polyp removed from my colonoscopy. I also have muscular dystrophy and have lost over 20 lbs in the past couple months. I have not gained or lost we

What would cause a lump larger than golf to form between two ribs on my lower back? I had just had a benign polyp removed from my colonoscopy. I also have muscular dystrophy and have lost over 20 lbs in the past couple months. I have not gained or lost we

Any : Any weight loss over 10 pounds in 6 months, unless attained through diligent intentional efforts, is considered abnormal. 20 pounds in 2 months is a lot of weight loss. With your family history, you are at increased risk of cancer in any organ system. You should see your primary care physician to determine which studies will have the highest likelihood of getting to the source of the weight loss. Many causes are not cancer, such as an overactive thyroid.

As for the nodule on your back--it may or may not be a source of symptoms. Many people have benign fatty lesions. However, the size can be concerning. I saw a "lipoma" recently that took up most of the guy's shoulder. Larger lesions, even if a "lipoma" can hide cancer inside them and should be removed. Also, any lesion that is increasing in size, stuck to the underlying tissue, or has a "hard" feeling to it needs to be removed. ...Read more

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Are bright red bloody stools that cleared up after 3 days a concern? Lower back pain started at about the same time. Clean colonoscopy 2 years ago.

Are bright red bloody stools that cleared up after 3 days a concern?  Lower back pain started at about the same time.  Clean colonoscopy 2  years ago.

Not normal, get help: Blood in stool is a warning sign. Brisk bleeding warrants emergency care. Causes of bleeding may be predictable (e.G rectal trauma), but evaluation is always appropriate. A rule of thumb (but not absolute): black stool means bleeding comes from upper GI tract; grape jelly stool from small bowel; silver stool from biliary tree; burgundy stool from right colon; red blood from left colon to anus. ...Read more

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3/12 history anal & lower back pain. Saw gastro..colonoscopy & uss abdomen & pelvis both clear. Still got symptoms. Could all this be my back?

Would B a good bet-: -C a fellowship trained spine surgeon. I prefer orthopedics, but i am biased. Neurosurgeons go through the same training, so your choice. ...Read more

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Lower back stiffness for several months. X-ray and blood work normal. Bleeding with bowel movement 1 time. Dr. recommends colonoscopy. Other options?

Lower back stiffness for several months. X-ray and blood work normal. Bleeding with bowel movement 1 time. Dr. recommends colonoscopy. Other options?

An alternative is: checking your bowel movements for the presence of blood over several months. Colonoscopy is not necessary if tests for blood in the stool are negative over time and there is no family history of colon cancer. Your lower back stiffness is most likely muscular. Try gentle low back exercises every day after a warm shower. See: http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?topic=a00302 ...Read more

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Lower back pain, lower abdominal pain, go from sweating to freezing but no fever. Just had colonoscopy & had 2 biopsies done....Any ideas?

Lower back pain, lower abdominal pain, go from sweating to freezing but no fever. Just had colonoscopy & had 2 biopsies done....Any  ideas?

Call your doctor: While no fever, sweating and freezing may be indicative of having chills, which are often symptoms of an inflammatory process going on. Since you are also having abdominal pain post procedure, it is important to call and let your doctor know about your symptoms immediately. ...Read more

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Dad 70 yrs, non alchoholic. Has macrocytic anemia. Hb 10. Mcv 110. No blood loss. Bone marrow, kidney, liver, vitamins, colonscopy normal. Why anemic?

Dad 70 yrs, non alchoholic. Has macrocytic anemia. Hb 10. Mcv 110. No blood loss. Bone marrow, kidney, liver, vitamins, colonscopy normal. Why anemic?

Ideas: He's not on medications and has normal thyroid, correct? He needs a reticulocyte count to determine whether these cells are big because they're young. I'd be surprised if that was the explanation. Next will perhaps be an offer of a bone marrow tap to look for myelodysplastic syndrome. ...Read more

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Having bad kidney pain. What do I do?

Having bad kidney pain.  What do I do?

Kidney or back pain?: Most of the time my patients who have "kidney pain" actually have musculoskeletal back pain. Are you having any other symptoms that relate to your urinary system? Any fever? ...Read more

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What can kidney pain be a symptom of ?

What can kidney pain be a symptom of ?

Blockage / infection: Blockage from kidney stone or other form of obstruction can be very painful & increases with fluid load to kiden. Pyelonephritis, kidney infection, can also be painful & tender. Kidney trauma or rupure. Hemorrage into malignant or benign kidney tumor. Large kidney cyst. Occasionally glomerulonephritis, an autoimmune inflammatory condition of kidney. ...Read more

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What could cause my back / kidney pain?

Depends: The possibilities are too numerous to detail here. A physician will need to evaluate this. ...Read more

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What's the best way to treat kidney pain?

What's the best way to treat kidney pain?

Treat problem: Firstly you need to establish that "kidney pain" is in fact from the kidney and not from bowel, spine or back muscles. You need to have a kidney ultrasound and possible a ct scan. Kidney stones, if present and causing obstruction, should be abolished. Stone obstruction can be immediately relieved by placing a jj stent. Treat kidney infections orall kinds of urinary obstruction and bladder reflux. ...Read more

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What should I do about persistant kidney pain?

See your doctor: You need some testing and a work up to evaluate if the pain is really in your kidneys. It could be musculoskeletal. Kidney etiologies that cause pain commonly are cystic kidney diseases, kidney stones, and kidney infections. ...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


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