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My girlfriend just had a proctoscopy. Why?

My girlfriend just had a proctoscopy. Why?

Not sure: Since you give little information about age, symptoms, I am assuming that she has had some bleeding or constipation. A proctosigmoidoscopy is an office exam to look at the lower colon and rectum for causes of anorectal symptoms. Why not ask her? ...Read more

Dr. William Singer
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Proctoscopy (Definition)

Proctoscopy is a test that is done to look at the rectum and most distant part of the colon. A rigid scope about the size of a thumb is inserted in the anus and using air to inflate the rectum, the doctor can look at all the ...Read more


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What is the definition or description of: proctoscopy?

What is the definition or description of: proctoscopy?

Proctoscopy: Proctoscopy is a test that is done to look at the rectum and most distant part of the colon. A rigid scope about the size of a thumb is inserted in the anus and using air to inflate the rectum, the doctor can look at all the surfaces of the rectum. ...Read more

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My girlfriend just had a proctoscopy. What could the possible reasons be?

My girlfriend just had a proctoscopy. What could the possible reasons be?

Ask her!!: Since you give little information about age, symptoms, I am assuming that she has had some bleeding or constipation. A proctosigmoidoscopy is an office exam to look at the lower colon and rectum for causes of anorectal symptoms. Why not ask her? ...Read more

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What is the difference between a colonoscopy and a proctoscopy?

What is the difference between a colonoscopy and a proctoscopy?

Colonoscopy: The colon is roughly 3-5 long depending on individual. A proctoscopy looks at the angus and rectum only (first 4-6 inches). A colonoscopy uses a fiber optic camera to try and look at the entire length of the colon. With a colonoscopy you most likely will have it done in a endoscopy suite under sedation while a proctoscopy can be done in the doctors office. ...Read more

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My girlfriend just had a proctoscopy which resulted in infection. How long till she heals?

My girlfriend just had a proctoscopy which resulted in infection. How long till she heals?

It depends on: The infection. If she got sick afterwards she should improve in a week or so. ...Read more

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Do i need to use an enema to before i go to the doctor for an anoscopy or proctoscopy? Won't that help the doctor see better?

Do i need to use an enema to  before i go to the doctor for an anoscopy or proctoscopy?  Won't that help the doctor see better?

Best to call their: Office and ask the nurse if the doctor prefers you have an enema. If you get there without an enema and the doctor can not see anything, you have just wasted your time and his/hers and will need to reschedule your appointment for another time after taking an enema. ...Read more

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28 years old. Bright red blood on toilet paper after defecation. A specialist only performed a proctoscopy (normal). Should I demand more exams?

28 years old. Bright red blood on toilet paper after defecation. A specialist only performed a proctoscopy (normal). Should I demand more exams?

Ask politely: BRBPR may just be hemorrhoids from straining but bleeding from rectum (brbpr) may also indicate anal fissures, proctitis (due to infection, inflammatory bowel disease, radiation therapy, stercoral ulcers, rectal prolapse, trauma, etc.) or a bleeding source further upstream. Depending on your age, risk factors, current medication (aspirin, nsaids, anticoagulants can cause bleeding), see your doctor ...Read more

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What preparations are required before having a colospy?

What preparations are required before having a colospy?

You need: to discuss this with your endoscopist but generally the day before is a bowel prep that includes clear liquids all day and some type of purgative that is at the discretion of your endoscopist. You also usually have to stop any meds that may interfere with your ability to clot in case of polyps or need for biopsy; again that is preference of your endoscopist ...Read more

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How repair undercuts during crown preparation?

How repair undercuts during crown preparation?

Lab: Most commonly the undercuts, if there are any, are blocked out in the lab. Occasionally the lab will make a index/guide for the dentist to use to modify the shape of the tooth before delivery of the crown. Before or during the preparation for a crown, a dentist may use any number of materials to block out undercuts. ...Read more

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Double red cell donation preparation. Any tips?

Nothing specific: Eat well 1-2 d prior (red meat and/or dark leafy greens good choices), hydrate well shortly before donation appointment. Continue to hydrate and eat well for 1-2 d after. Return cycle feels a little cool, other than that and using pheresis machine, not too much different feeling than 'regular' donation. Thanks!! ...Read more

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What is the typical preparation for a colonoscopy?

What is the typical preparation for a colonoscopy?

Liquids and laxative: On the before the colonoscopy, you will be on a liquid diet all day and either drink an electrolyte solution or take a series of tablets-both of which will induce diarrhea. The prep usually takes 3 to 4 hours to run its course. ...Read more

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What should I do in preparation for a colonoscopy?

What should I do in preparation for a colonoscopy?

Do a bowel prep: Stay on a clear liquid the day befor the colonoscopy. Your endoscopist should give you a prep sheet outlining the kind of laxative you should use to cleanse your colo. ...Read more

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What procedures are used in preparation for karyotyping?

What procedures are used in preparation for karyotyping?

One sample at a time: A blood sample is spun down and the white cells are separated into at least 3 tissue culture media sets. An amnio sample is spun down, the cells resuspended and divided into three tissue culture sets. Of primary importance: only one sample is ever set up at a time. No other sample is near another until the cultures have been completely set up and labeled. That prevents mixing up two babies by mistake ...Read more

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Is there any preparation necessary before the colonoscopy?

Yes: And most physicians / centers have a specific routine of dietary changes with laxatives, so it is ver important to follow the instructions given to you. One of the most important factors for a quality colonoscopy is an excellent prep. ...Read more

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What is the best over-the-counter preparation for blemishes?

What is the best over-the-counter preparation for blemishes?

Salicylic acid wash: Getting started on a cleanser that has salicylic acid in it can help control breakouts. Beyond that there are many topicals available that most people are resistent to; which is why they are over the counter and not that useful. Review your situation with your doctor and start a plan of management that will be helpful to your type of acne. ...Read more

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Any suggestions for getting through my preparations for a colonoscopy?

Several Tips: Don't drink your prep too fast. You are more likely to get nausea and vomiting if you chug too fast. Also, don't chill your prep too much. Really cold liquids slow down gastric emptying. Also, the closer you take the prep to the time of colonoscopy, the cleaner your prep will be. ...Read more

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What kind of food should I store in preparation for a radioactive disaster?

What kind of food should I store in preparation for a radioactive disaster?

All food: could potentially become contaminated when exposed to radiation. A radiation proof storage system is what you need for both food and water. Then, in addition to medical/sanitaton supplies you need emergency heat, lighting and communication sources. Also, in a nuclear disease you might need a geiger counter, gas mask(s), fallout meter, potassium iodide tablets, among other things. ...Read more

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What are some ways to stave off hunger the day before a colonoscopy (during preparation)?

You can have clear: Liquids the day before unless advised otherwise. I tell my pts to drink a lot of fluids with the prep to keep flushing the colon. You can also have broth chick/beef and jello (avoid red). Solid food is not allowed. Its worth controlling your hunger for one day than to have to repeat the procedure if not adequately prepped. ...Read more

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Im 55 yrs old and never had a colonoscpy yet is there an easier test to take the preparation the day before scares me.

Im 55 yrs old and never had a colonoscpy yet is there an easier test to take the preparation the day before scares me.

What are you asking?: Are you asking for an alternative colon screening modality--there are several (fecal dna testing, ct colonography, air contrast barium enema plus sigmoidoscopy, etc.). Any look at the colon will however require a preparation, but the only colon test that permits therapeutics through the entire colon (e.g. Removal of detected polyps) rather than just a diagnostic look, is in fact a colonoscopy. ...Read more

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What are the best diet preparations to start a family, for the woman (mid 30's) and the man (late 30's) to produce a healthy baby?

What are the best diet preparations to start a family, for the woman (mid 30's) and the man (late 30's) to produce a healthy baby?

Avoid toxins: Eat a balanced diet rich in vegetables. A good prenatal vitamin containing Folic Acid is a good idea even prior to becoming pregnant. Don't smoke. Don't drink. Avoid toxins, there are some who believe that excess fish consumption can be a problem due to possible mercury contamination. Exercise and have a positive attitude. ...Read more

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What food group is the almond located? and What is some proper nutrition to eat for intense exam preparation?

What food group is the almond located?
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What is some proper nutrition to eat for intense exam preparation?

Almonds are nuts: and fatty so fall into the Fat macronutrient group. Good fats re good for the brain and memory, i.e., coconut oil, olive oil, and nuts. Avoid junk food. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Is there anything I should be doing right now to assist me in preparation for dialysis when the time comes? (the do's and don't s ). Thank you.

Is there anything I should be doing right now to assist me in preparation for dialysis when the time comes? (the do's and don't s ). Thank you.

Yes: If you have renal insufficiency ("pre-dialysis" kidney disease) you should consider getting a fistula placed. Since you have some klidney function you are a better surgical candidate, will heal better, and can get a native vein fistula (the best kind). Don't wait until you start dialysis because you may need a catheter (which is not good). ...Read more

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