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Will a colon biopsy affect pregnancy?

Will a colon biopsy affect pregnancy?

Not if done prior.: However, one should not do elective colonoscopy if one is pregnant. It is more the dangers of anesthesia, that one should avoid during pregnancy. I presume your question is whether a past colon biopsy could affect the pregnancy. The answer is no. ...Read more

Dr. James Chapman
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Pregnancy (Definition)

If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more


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I'm taking beyaz birth control and taking a colon cleanse product since november have not had a cycle since october pregnancy test - ?

I'm taking beyaz birth control and taking a colon cleanse product since november have not had a cycle since october pregnancy  test -  ?

Can't tell for sure: A drug's action can be modified by intake of oral supplements, food, etc. So, it is always advisable to consult your physician regarding the type of product that you are using and find out whether or not, it has been implicated on modifying the effect of the ocp. In general, the type of oral contraception that you are using should produce the menses. It is advisable to consult your prescribing doc. ...Read more

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Is it safe or a good idea to get a colonoscopy before pregnancy or after giving birth? I'm 34/f with family history of colon cancer.

1st colonscopy @ 35: With a family history of colon ca, screening begins at @ 35. Hopefully you won't have polyps (like me). As long as you're not pregnant it should be safe. But remembering "those days", i'd do it before not after. The risk is really being too busy and forgetting or not having the time to have the procedure. ...Read more

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Is carrageenan in Tom's toothpaste safe in first trimester or pregnancy? I read it's linked to inflammation, colon cancer, & depressed immune system.

Is carrageenan in Tom's toothpaste safe in first trimester or pregnancy? I read it's linked to inflammation, colon cancer, & depressed immune system.

Doubtful: Vegetable gum is used in many products as thickeners and binders. Even if you ingest it, I am not aware of any proof on the conditions mentioned being associated with. Since nearly no one swallows the toothpaste, it should not a problem even if it does all these things. ...Read more

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My lower left quadrant (colon) hurts. What should I do?

My lower left quadrant (colon) hurts. What should I do?

Eval: Causes of left lower abdominal pain can include but are not limited to: ovarian cyst, ectopic pregnancy, diverticulitis, endometriosis, inguinal hernia, ovulation pain, intestinal obstruction, crohn’s disease, abscess, ulcerative colitis, seminal vesicle inflammation, cancer, aortic aneurysm, renal infection or stone or injury. Get chronic pain checked especially if associated with stool changes. ...Read more

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Does my RA cause problems with colon. I have a lot of inflamation?

Does my RA cause problems with colon. I have a lot of inflamation?

What's the problems?: In what position do you feel better/ worse? What is the quality of pain--sharp, stabbing, pressure, bloating, gassiness? Where in your abdomen (right, mid, left) do you experience discomfort? Duration pain lasts? Is pain deep or superficial? Have you seen blood with stool or change in bowels? Any chance of pregnancy (sexually active)? Any bladder/uti symptoms? Ur doc will need this info 2 help. ...Read more

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How can you tell the difference between hemmorhoids and colon cancer? Even though the symptoms are very similar, what are the major differences?

How can you tell the difference between hemmorhoids and colon cancer? Even though the symptoms are very similar, what are the major differences?

Can be difficult: GREAT question although if we are talking about you it would be very unusual for a 19 yo to have colorectal cancer. The point is it really is almost impossible to know for sure and therefore everyone who has rectal bleeding or a change in bowel habits should see a provider even though the most common cause of both of these is not cancer. ...Read more

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Can back pain very leftside, below waist be related to colon?? Blood tests all normal

Can back pain very leftside, below waist be related to colon?? Blood tests all normal

Back pain can be a : result of other issues causing pain to be referred to the back like: kidney stones, ulcers, urinary tract infections, gallbladder issues, ovarian cysts, ectopic pregnancy as well as certain vascular conditions to name a few. If symptoms are persistent or worsening, see your physician. Note that back pain is a fairly common problem too. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Gabor
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Colon (Definition)

The colon is another term for the large intestine. This is the final portion of the digestive system, responsible for absorbing water and storing stool before evacuation. It is divided into sections described as cecum; ascending, transverse, descending and ...Read more


Colonic (Definition)

This is a combining term referring to some condition, treatment or disease of the colon. Such as colonic enema, colonic ...Read more