Doctor insights on:
Position Of Enema
What does "distal decending colon remaining on barium enema" mean in regards to the results from a barium enema test?
Can stool in the colon obstruct the view or impact the results of a CT scan of the abdomen /pelvis?
"Stool shadow in proximal 2/3 of colon, to level of chain of surgical suture in
left upper pelvis/ostomy."
what does this mean?
Can CT scan clearly pin point the location of colon perforation and determine the size of the hole, using color contrast drink?
Sometimes : If the perforation is large enough, and the oral contrast is in that loop of bowel, then yes. A very small hole may not be seen that way, but the ct will show air that has leaked out of the bowel, which can help the surgeons if an open repair is required. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Regarding wheatgrass enema, after water enema , putting in to the rectum 2 oz of wheatgrass, is that diluted with water or just straight wheatgrass?
It's a waste of time: Tap water enemas are sufficient. Wheat grass enemas are a holistic hoax ...Read more
What is the correct position of the hand & wrist for casting of a trapezoid fracture/break? Natural, straight, relaxed position?
Compared to what? Ca: Cancer? Any procedure or test comes with risk, so if it isn't needed, then best not to do it. However, whoever ordered the Barium enema did so for a reason & the risk-vs-benefit calculation was done based on symptoms, history, & a preliminary diagnosis. All-in-all, barium is safer than colonoscopy using Mag citrate or other laxatives that cause electrolyte problems & require sedation. Enema is OK. ...Read more
What does ct scan results mean?
large amount of colonic stool
confirm moderate amount of free peritoneal air as well as air in the anterior wall and the retro peritoneum.
The study was with IV contrast only.
Prob not good.: The large amount of stool in the colon is not necessarily abnormal BUT, air in the abdomen means the bowel has had a leakage OR it is post surgery. cannot say in your particular case, but generally, if there isnt surgery, a burst bowel is often fatal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cervix position: Not much unless there is spying displacing it. ...Read more
Would an inversion table increase the chances of a prolapsed/prolapsing disc moving back into position naturally, compared to doing nothing at all?
Don't know: Your question ended up on the ob/gyn board rather than the ortho questions. ...Read more
I am preparing semi automatic system for calculating the kinematics of flex-ex movement of cervical spine based on fluoroscopy. How can I convince the doctors about usefulness of this solution?
Virtually none.: Wouldn't worry. I'm assuming you mean vagina rather than mouth, or your aim is really off! ...Read more
What's the difference between an xray of the large bowel and a Fluroscopic Single Contrast Enema test?
Not much: Fluoroscopy is used to image the large bowel during the performance of barium enema . Single contrast enmea uses barium with out the addition of air which is called double contrast enema. Fluoroscopy involves the use of xrays. Images are taken of the large bowel during fluoroscopy for documentation of any pathology and normal anatomy. ...Read more
What does incomplete distension of colon mean? Had a CT scan and that was included in results. what is incomplete distension of colon?
Nothing serious: It merely means that your large intestine was partially collapsed on the images, so the radiologist could not see all parts of them. It is not a sign of any sort of dangerous illness. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Feeling incomplete emptying of bowel. Cystoscopy showed uterus moved from its place. Any medication or exercise to relieve this?
Here are some ...: Feeling incomplete bowel emptying deserves personal attention to the issues on indigestion of certain foods you consume; if identifiable for something, modify your lifestyle without over indulgence. If not better as expected, consult GI specialist for detail. Cystoscopy would not see uterus directly, but bimanual digital rectopelvic exam may palpate to suggest uterus position. So, ask Doc timely. ...Read more
Xray results say 2mm calcification in left side of pelvis & faecal residue throughout the colon What does that mean?
Likely normal: Small calcifications in the pelvis called phleboliths are relatively common. These are normal and not harmful. It could also be a kidney stone if the x-ray was a plain x-ray. Faecal residue in the colon is an expected finding. It is just your next bowel movement waiting to come out. ...Read more
PA pressure: The body position can affect the PA pressure by altering venous return to the right heart. If the venous return is decreased in the individual patient by the reclining position relative to supine then the PA pressure may be somewhat lower than in the supine position. The actual measurement technique is the same. ...Read more