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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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Hiv just diagnosed in family member/ need answers, life expectancy, etc?

Hiv just diagnosed in family member/ need answers, life expectancy, etc?

Book suggestion: That's too much to discuss in the limited space available here. At the risk of pushing my own book, i'd suggest you read "100 questions and answers about HIV and aids, " which is written for exactly this situation. ...Read more

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Where can I find health statistics online?

Where can I find health statistics online?

Multiple locations: Government agencies, special interest and single issue organizations, health organizations, groups, and non-profit associations have websites and may post stats. Also, depending on type you are looking for, cdc has national center for health statistics, and a faststats section on website. Also nat'l institutes of health website, nih.Gov has many. ...Read more

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Spouse has IBS & UC. Doc ordered Prometheus panel. Expensive. Worth it?Lialda & Canasa current Meds

Spouse has IBS & UC. Doc ordered Prometheus panel. Expensive. Worth it?Lialda & Canasa current Meds

Yes: Another cause of similar symptoms to to irritable bowel and ulcerative colitis can be celiac disease or gluten sensitivity. The test is very accurate to rule gluten sensitivity in or out. It would be nice to know that since gluten intolerance is very treatable by dietary avoidance of gluten. ...Read more

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Suggestions for uninsured 32yo woman to work through health phobias at home? Books, audio, internet sites? Out of work, no money to see counselor :-(

Suggestions for uninsured 32yo woman to work through health phobias at home? Books, audio, internet sites? Out of work, no money to see counselor :-(

Resources: Books on cognitive-behavioral therapy by aaron beck or david burns, specifically to treat phobias and anxiety disorders. You need grounding in the cognitive model to understand your thinking, feeling and avoidant behavior better. Browse for titles on amazon then go to the library or bookstore for reading. ...Read more

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Hi - desperately looking for respected doctors that accept insurance in dc area to provide integrative care (testing, nutrition) for add symptoms. Thx?

Hi - desperately looking for respected doctors that accept insurance in dc area to provide integrative care (testing, nutrition) for add symptoms. Thx?

Call State Med Socie: I personally am not aware of any specific md that meets that criteria, but you can get guidance from the local chapter of the medical society (state and local). They can direct you to a list of names or refer you to another resource. Good luck. ...Read more

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Where can you find health statistics online?

Where can you find health statistics online?

Try this: Here's a series of websites to get you started, included who, cdc, and kaiser information. http://goo.gl/wkq2j. ...Read more

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I am undergoing many gastro tests.My occult stool samples were negative.Does this assist in helping r/o colon cancer? Thank you

I am undergoing many gastro tests.My occult stool samples were negative.Does this assist in helping r/o colon cancer? Thank you

Depends: It depends on what stats you read. In reality, only 25% of colon cancers have occult blood. So, it being negative is a good thing, but by itself not enough. The test carries more weight when it is positive than when negative. ...Read more

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Can someone really hack into health records online?

Encryption: Computerized health records are usually well protected. However, if emails to and from patients and providers are not encrypted these could be intercepted by someone who has no need to know. ...Read more

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Have a friend looking for dentist. Is ineligible for public insurance programs. Can't afford doctor himself. Lives in colorado. Any other way/clinic?

Have a friend looking for dentist. Is ineligible for public insurance programs. Can't afford doctor himself. Lives in colorado. Any other way/clinic?

Dental school: Your friend can seek treatment at a dental school or hospital residency program that can treat him. Follow the below link for other resources: http://cdaonline.Org/index.Php?Option=com_content&view=article&id=46&itemid=90. ...Read more

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How do I find statistics and prognoses for young (less than 50 yrs old) stage 1 colon cancer patients who didn't choose colon resection?

Tough: What therapy did you choose? Why did you not choose surgery which would be 100% curative? You need to look at old surgical articles comparing colon cancer surgery patients to those who chose not to have surgery. They will be tough to find as they are old. ...Read more

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Can you see taenia solium through colonoscopy?

Can you see taenia solium through colonoscopy?

Rarely probably: Taenia solium is a tape worm humans get from eating poorly cooked pork. The primary site is the small intestine but they can grow to 6 or 7 feet in length so i would assume they often extend into the colon and could be seen on colonoscopy. I have never seen one on colonoscopy. ...Read more

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Wanted to know if discount ct/mri scan diagnostic centers give a poorer service quality?

Wanted to know if discount ct/mri scan diagnostic centers give a poorer service quality?

Sometimes: It is hard to answer. The imaging is dependent on many factors including the equipment, the tech performing the scan, and the interpreting physician. Any breakdown in that system leads to poor results. ...Read more

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Autopsy studies show that 1.7% of average-risk people in 20s have an adenoma, so why don't they recommend screening for bowel cancer before age 50?

Autopsy studies show that 1.7% of average-risk people in 20s have an adenoma, so why don't they recommend screening for bowel cancer before age 50?

No value: The only value in removing polyps is the rare one that has genetic changes to become cancer. About 90% don't progress. Survival hasn't changed with long history of polypectomy. In those that do change it takes years for the transformation and for the other lesions, they don't show up as a bowel malignancy until one is usually in their 50's. ...Read more

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Want the hottest sexual health sites online?

Want the hottest sexual health sites online?

Try google: Enter sexually explicit terms and sites will appear. However be warned that sites may lock onto you and you can get unwanted spam and phishing emails. ...Read more

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Would a colonoscopy detect IBS? Thanks!

Would a colonoscopy detect IBS? Thanks!

No, but...: A colonoscopy would help exclude other possible diagnoses that present with similar symptoms. It also serves as a screening test for colorectal cancer. So, useful for more than one reason. If you have a significant family history of colon cancer, it is recommended you have one starting at age 45-50, and then every 5 years after that, sometimes sooner if there are precancerous growths detected. ...Read more

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Need doctor advice. Where do I find online info on trans fat in restaurants?

Need doctor advice. Where do I find online info on trans fat in restaurants?

See below: Many chain restaraurts now provide information about nutrion value of their various foods to include include calories and fat info. These are usually found on-line for that specific restaraunt. ...Read more