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Doctor insights on: Normal Symptoms After A Colonoscopy

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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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What are symptoms of an anal fistula? I'm having some itching and it seems like I can never wipe good.Had Normal colonoscopy and endoscope recently.

What are symptoms of an anal fistula? I'm having some itching and it seems like I can never wipe good.Had Normal colonoscopy and endoscope recently.

A number of symptoms: Symptoms of an anal fistula include skin irritation around the anus, a throbbing pain, and a discharge of pus or blood when you have a bowel movement. In addition you may have odor, fever, or swelling in the area. An anal fistula may be due to an abscess or an underlying inflammatory bowel disease like Crohn's disease. A normal colonoscopy and endoscopy are reassuring. ...Read more

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Haemoglobin drops from 9 to 6 in 6 months, fob +ve, no symptoms. Blood and urine tests normal, abd ultrasound normal. Waiting colonoscopy. Impression?

Haemoglobin drops from 9 to 6 in 6 months, fob +ve, no symptoms. Blood and urine tests normal, abd ultrasound normal. Waiting colonoscopy. Impression?

Get Colonoscopy ASAP: You are severely anemic! the source of blood loss must be defined and appropriate treatment given. If you are bleeding from the colon the could be a vascular malformation but the possibility of colon cancer must be ruled out. Don't wait, try to get the colonoscopy done asap. If negative then you may need a red cell labelled nuclear bleeding scan for further evaluation of site of bleeding. ...Read more

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Is it common to have on-off, sharp sore pain under the ribs and upper left part of the abdomen, with no other symptoms 3days post normal colonoscopy?

Is it common to have on-off, sharp sore pain under the ribs and upper left part of the abdomen, with no other symptoms 3days post normal colonoscopy?

Yes: May just be gas/irritation of colon from procedure. If no better in a few days, or if gets worse , or you have pain, vomiting or fever, see a doctor. Good luck! ...Read more

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My calprotectin is 59. Other than occasional mild cramps, no diarrhea, constipation, blood or other symptoms. Other labs all normal. Colonoscopy time?

My calprotectin is 59. Other than occasional mild cramps, no diarrhea, constipation, blood or other symptoms. Other labs all normal. Colonoscopy time?

Not necessarily: I'm not sure why you had a fecal calprotectin performed if you have no symptoms other than cramping. Levels are elevated in inflammatory conditions of the gastrointestinal tract. If you have a family history of ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease a colonoscopy could be considered, but will likely be of low yield without additional symptoms. ...Read more

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24y male. Colonoscopy two years ago (hemorrhoids found - gone now). Normal colonoscopy but polyp found, biopsy normal. Concerned over potentially missing future polyp / cancer. Is blood in poo symptom/indicator always there? Or some dont get it?

24y male. Colonoscopy two years ago (hemorrhoids found - gone now). Normal colonoscopy but polyp found, biopsy normal. Concerned over potentially missing future polyp / cancer. 

Is blood in poo symptom/indicator always there? Or some dont get it?

Routine followup: Surveillance interval colonoscopy for screening depends upon your personal history of polyps or symptoms, or family history of colon cancer or polyps. Most persons with polyps do not have rectal bleeding, and thus the need for colon screening at age 50 for everyone. In this case, interval colonoscopy would be recommmended based on type of polyp, family history, or new bleeding. ...Read more

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How likely is colon cancer in 31 year old? Doc said if CT Normal for RUQ pain then colonoscopy next. Is this necessary? No other symptoms

How likely is colon cancer in 31 year old? Doc said if CT Normal for RUQ pain then colonoscopy next. Is this necessary? No other symptoms

Perhaps not?: Generally speaking, a 31 year old patient with RUQ pain is unlikely to need a colonoscopy, especially if a CT is normal. It would be rare indeed for colon cancer to be causing these symptoms at your age. I assume you've had a normal abdominal ultrasound. If you haven't had an ultrasound that would be the first test to do before a CT. An online consultation at Health Tap might be helpful. ...Read more

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Gaspain one day after colonoscopy normal?

Gaspain one day after colonoscopy normal?

Can be: You my still have residual air to pass, but if this persists, call the GI doc right away. ...Read more