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Preop Blood Tests Before Colonoscopy
Can a doctor via colonoscopy see the level of inflammation in the intestines? Does it require a biopsy? Are there any blood tests that can determine?
Not really: Colonoscopy can reveal masses and polyps (larger issues). If you are looking at tissue lining inflammation, or 'leaky gut' syndrome, there are several labs that have kits to test for this either by blood or by stool analysis. If it's to determine Chron's or Ulcerative colitis, there are other blood, GI tests, endoscopic imaging, ultrasound, (blue) dye during colonoscopy looking for inflammation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
35/m.Chronic constipation 5yrs, using na.Picosulfate syp.From many yrs.Colonoscopy, blood tests normal.Anal erosions, pain defecation.How to start rx.
I have problems like ibs-d (6 on bristol stool chart). My blood tests, upper gi, and allergy tests all came back good. Do i need a colonoscopy?
Ct shows large appendix. Blood tests negative for inflammation and infection. Can colonoscopy determine/see cause of pain in cecum/appendix area?
Sometimes large: Size is not the only criteria for appendicitis, Changes in mesentery and wall thickness. Another method of assessing appendix is ultrasound. If appendix localized inflammation in form of hyperemia is usually noted. Colonoscopy would not be method for assessment. Surgeons usually do not act with laparoscopy and surgery unless have some evidence clinically, blood tests, or imaging for appendiciitis ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Would bowel cancer alter blood tests? Abdo pain, rectal bleeding and back ache for 12 mnths. Dr won't refer for colonoscopy as I'm 27 + blood test ok
See different doctor: Rectal bleeding warrants investigation. It is unlikely that you have colon cancer and colonoscopy is probably not required, however, you still need to be evaluated for the cause of rectal bleeding. It may be hemorrhoids, even that needs to be treated. If your current doctor is providing satisfactory care, it is reasonable to see another doctor. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
If I have had (in past 6 months) a colonoscopy, endoscopy w biopsies, abdominal CT and blood tests,clear- but have stomach issues, overlooked cancer?
35/m.Using sodium picosulfate from 5years.Have i got atonic colon due to overuse.Lactulose, fruits, prunes, fiber no good.Ct, colonoscopy, blood tests ok.
Add exercise also.: Atonic colon can be due to the absence of myenteric plexus or overuse of laxatives. If your colonoscopy and ct scan were normal, increased water intake, exercise and a high fiber diet will help. You had used lactulose, fruits, prunes, fiber, now add daily exercise, lots of water and stool softeners. I suppose you already see a gastroenterologist. Have you explored ibs as a possible cause ? ...Read more
Doc says ibs. I have had mre small bowel, CT scan with vein contrast, colonoscopy, blood tests. All were normal. What are the chances I have crohns?
Can normal CT scan, stool and blood tests, colonoscopy, gallblader us and hida scan, upper endoscopy (gerd, gastritis) rule out pancreatic cancer?
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