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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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Male, 55, having severe pain in lower abdomen after passing hard stool. Pain lasts for hours. Nothing wrong in colonoscopy, endoscopy, capsule endoscopy?

Male, 55, having severe pain in lower abdomen after passing hard stool. Pain lasts for hours. Nothing wrong in colonoscopy, endoscopy, capsule endoscopy?

?spastic colon: Your intestines could be spasming after passing hard stool.Ibs aka irritable bowel syndrome can cause cramping in the lower abdomen. It can be severe. Review your fiber intake and make dietary changes. Review your GI hygiene. Are you resisting the urge to go when your body gives you the cue? Go back to your dr and review the changes you made and if you are still experiencing pain there are meds. ...Read more

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3 wks postop sigmoid colon removal pain free till yesterday. First menstruation since surgery today and hard cramping at preop pain area. ?

3 wks postop sigmoid colon removal pain free till yesterday. First menstruation since surgery today and hard cramping at preop pain area. ?

Not unusual: during menstruation the engorged uterus contracts to expel the menstrual blood. This is likely putting pressure on the surgical site. The hormones of the luteal phase of the cycle also slow gut motility- this may also contribute to the discomfort. See your surgeon if this persists or worsens. ...Read more

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Abdominal pain after bowel movement, pain last for whole day. Have mild gastritis?

Abdominal pain after bowel movement, pain last for whole day. Have mild gastritis?

Need more info: If the pain is in the area of the stomach and you were bearing down hard to move your bowels, then it could be that in the process of bearing down you increased the pressure in the belly enough to push stomach acid into the food tube or esophagus. This would then cause pain due to the nature of how you exerted yourself to defecate. Seems like a long time to have pain post movement. See your doc. ...Read more

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Severe lower left abdominal pain. Have had hysterectomy, appendectomy, ct, colonoscopy. No answers. Pain is intermittent w/no pattern/trigger. Ideas?

Severe lower left abdominal pain. Have had hysterectomy, appendectomy, ct, colonoscopy. No answers. Pain is intermittent w/no pattern/trigger. Ideas?

IBD: You may have ibd if all those studies are negative. If so, then treatment with metamucil or its equivalent, should relieve your symptoms. Another cause could be pelvic adhesions. You should see a surgeon, a diagnostic laparoscopy may be in order depending on the severity of your symptoms. ...Read more

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Pain management doctors in 21230 area for the spine with post op surgery pain?

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Pain doctor: We can contact your insurance for the list of pain specialists in your area. There are a few big pain centers such as university of maryland pain center, johns hopkins university pain center ..... ...Read more

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Severe rectal pain for hours after bm?

Severe rectal pain for hours after bm?

Fissure: Younae describing a fissure. High fiber, high fluid diet, nitroglycerine ointment. Sometimes surgery is needed. ...Read more

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M, 55, severe abdominal pain after passing hard stool. Pain lasts for hours.Nothing wrong found in colonoscopy, endosc., capsule endoscopy or CT scan?

M, 55, severe abdominal pain after passing hard stool. Pain lasts for hours.Nothing wrong found in colonoscopy, endosc., capsule endoscopy or CT scan?

Stay soft regular: Your answer is in your question hard stool your main goal should be how i can change that drink more water and less soda eat more fibers eat less red meat and fat and more fruit and vegetables exercise regularly at least walking every day either after super or early in the morning depend on your work schedule it is easier now with more day light finally take stool softener stay soft and regular. ...Read more

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I am experiencing diarrhea, low back pain, constipation and cramping pelvic pain. The following also describes me: Generalized abdominal pain. Wha...

I am experiencing  diarrhea, low back pain, constipation and cramping pelvic pain. The following also describes me: Generalized abdominal pain. Wha...

Uncertain: He can be a gastrointestinal infection, irritable bowel, and is going to be necessary to be checked by your physician and perhaps seen by a gastroenterologist ...Read more

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After 15 days of sigmoid colon operation constipation, burning and pain occurs. What's the solution for colon cancer patients stage 1?

After  15 days of sigmoid colon operation constipation, burning and pain occurs.
What's the solution  for colon cancer patients stage 1?

Bowel regimen: Constipation is common after colon surgery/ any surgery. A bowel regimen will be helpful. The goal 2 soft bowel movements daily. Use water/dilute juice (up to 1.5 liter/day), fiber, stool softner, laxative, less solid food, walking to achieve goal. Diagnosis of colon cancer stage 1 means monitoring, surveillance, oncology consult. Fever, worsening pain means you need to get evaluated. ...Read more

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Persistant pain at colostomy removal site post reversal. Had severe peritonitis post op?

Depends: How long ago was your last surgery? Incision site discomfort can sometimes last for a few months after surgery. See your surgeon for an exam. Sometimes hernias can form at the surgery site. Sometimes there can be prolonged skin nerve discomfort in the scar. ...Read more

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Shoulder tip pain and rib pain following laparoscopy?

Shoulder tip pain and rib pain following laparoscopy?

Commonly seen: In laparoscopic surgery, the abdomen is inflated with carbon dioxide (CO2) gas to make a "cave" that the surgeon can see/work in. At the end of the case, the CO2 gas is removed, but invariably, some remains beneath the diaphragms. The "pain" nerves of the shoulder are the same as the diaphragm. Therefore, patients often complain of shoulder pain after laparoscopic surgery. ...Read more

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Diverticulosis noted on scope 17 months ago. Pain on l/r lower abdomen, constant urge to deficate. Cancer?

Diverticulosis noted on scope 17 months ago. Pain on l/r lower abdomen, constant urge to deficate. Cancer?

LLQ pain: The more likely diagnosis here is diverticulitis, especially with a colonoscopy that didn't show precancerous changes but had diverticula 17 months ago. A good exam with a physician could confirm this suspicion and get you on the mend. Please see someone. ...Read more

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Type of pain killers prescribed for post operative pain relating to inguinal hernia repair?

Type of pain killers prescribed for post operative pain relating to inguinal hernia repair?

Varies: Usually a narcotic pain pill such as Percocet or vicoden is prescribed after inguinal hernia repair. I like to add Ibuprofen as well, it seems to decrease the amount of narcotic needed to control pain in the first week after herniorraphy. ...Read more

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Post op lap chole 8 weeks. Ruq discomfort, not pain just annoying feeling. Surgeon says muscular?! some nausea/mid back pain as well tbili1.3 dbili0.3

Post op lap chole 8 weeks. Ruq discomfort, not pain just annoying feeling. Surgeon says muscular?! some nausea/mid back pain as well tbili1.3 dbili0.3

Probably ok: There are a variety of nonspecific symptoms after surgical procedures that are sometimes not exactly explainable, and probably due to the normal healing process, position on the operating table, and deconditioning. There could be more serious problems such as a hernia at one of the trocars sites which should be found on exam. Doesn't sound dangerous, but if it gets worse maybe hida scan. ...Read more

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Severe pain in entire abdomen after pap. Major pain subsided after 5-10mins, but mild pain cont'd. Had urinalyses afterwards. Showed UTI. Related?

Severe pain in entire abdomen after pap. Major pain subsided after 5-10mins, but mild pain cont'd. Had urinalyses afterwards. Showed UTI. Related?

UTI: I suggest full treatment for your UTI and abstain sexually for 1 week. Drink 8-10 8 oz. glasses of fluid: water, Gatorade, PowerAde, Vitamin Water, broth, bullion, consume, clear soups. Abstain sexually for 1 week. Cotton undergarments, no tight clothing below the waist. Recheck in 1 week if not improved. ...Read more