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Reasons Not To Have A Colonoscopy
Several: Poor prep is the most common reason, followed by a colon obstruction from tumor, stricture or inflammation. Then comes prior surgeries and adhesions. Of course general medical condition may be bad enough to Prohibit a surgical procedure. Most experienced endoscopists rarely are unable to complete a colonoscopy. ...Read more
Could be normal to: Have a bm only 2-3 times a week. Most people have a bm daily but a good number do get it a few times a week only. If its recent change, the see your doctor. ...Read more
Probably: Newborns have a crude, immature immune system which likely needs to mature enough to have the reactivity of celiac disease.However, we do see well developed food allergies and intolerances in kids as early as 6 mo or so & this is strong evidence that some could develop it this early. The symptoms are so vague that many are not accurately diagnosed for years.Toddlers do get it. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: A reputable md always has a reason for major surgery such as hysterectomy. Additionally, pathology tissue committees make sure that the stated reason for surgery is confirmed on tissue examination. Too frequent "normal uterus" pathology reports will raise a "red flag" and hopefully the md has to answer why or risk losing their hospital privileges eventually through peer review. ...Read more
Many reasons...: For example: You stop dilating; the baby is too big to fit; the baby isn't getting enough oxygen from the Placenta; you get an infection; The placenta comes off the uterus and you start bleeding; you have herpes and you break out just before you go into labor, etc. Best wishes! ...Read more
Is it possible to have ulcerative colitis so mild that you dont even realize you have a problem? You just think you have occasional GI issues.
YES: but it's rare...There have been cases of UC with the only complaint(s) are those of constipation and or diarrhea without fever or blood in stools. If you are concened about this ee your PCP..There are newer BLOOD TESTS which can screen for inflammatory bowel disease. Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more
? limit ?: Some folks have genes that make it more likely they will develop this issue in their lifetime.Others can also develop it.It can emerge at any age when/if the body begins to react to gluten in the abnormal pattern.You could also have the genetic potential but never develop it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on type: Pituitary tumors can be small (micro adenoma) or large (macro adenoma). They can produce dysfunction of the pituitary gland from direct compression, or by secreting different types of hormones. These hormones can potentially interfere with normal hormone release that would adversely affect fertility. It is possible to get pregnant if you have a tumor, if normal pituitary function is restored. ...Read more
Yes it is : Yes it is and it is often done for other indications, like gynecological condition that lead to abnormal uterine bleeding. ...Read more
How do you know if colonoscopy is needed? I had a bloated tummy and the doctor asked me to do a colonoscopy. Are there any reasons or symptoms for thi
Depends: It depends on the type of anesthesia you are given. Some places use fentanyl plus versed, which takes a little longer to take effect, and you may have minimal discomfort during procedure. With Propofol which is given routinely in most places, you should not feel anything or remember anything. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had an incomplete colonoscopy due to a redundant colon. Going for a barium enema now . If polyps are discovered in that area how can they be removed?
Absolutely: This is precisely why periodic evaluations are recommended- to help identify problems before they become advanced or painful. Unfortunately, the current dental insurance system discourages (through lack of reimbursement to providers) very thorough evaluations of all the teeth roots (tends to focus on decay in the crowns), so infections can be missed, but they can exist undetected for a long time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many reasons: There are a multitude of reasons a LAVH cannot be completed in this fashion. As follows: 1.)Morbid obesity 2). Inability to see the uterus due to adhesions of the bowel. 3.) Injury to the bladder, bowel or major blood vessels resulting in the need of repair or emergency opening of the abdomen.4.)A massively enlarged uterus that can't be morcellated. (cut up) 5.) Surgeon lack of expertise. ...Read more
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