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Reasons Not To Have A Colonoscopy
Gastroenterologist is investigating me for Crohn's. For multiple reasons, I can't have a colonoscopy. Would an MRI enterography suffice for now??
Know that feeling of air in your shoulders after a colonoscopy well I have that painful feeling for no reason. Why? What would cause that
I recently had a colonoscopy done and it all came back normal but I am still having some digestive issues. Any reason as to why this keeps happening?
Digestion is other o: The colon is not the primary organ involved in digestion. The gallbladder, pancreas, stomach, and small intestine are more involved in the digestive process. You need to discuss your problems with your digestion with your MD as these problems relate to the organs mentioned here. ...Read more
During a colonoscopy a few weeks ago I remember my upper body being moved and/or shaken a bit by the nurse and doctor. Any reason for that?
Sometimes during a colonoscopy it is necessary to reposition you. This may allow for easier passage of the scope. It may also be done for other issues, like to improve your breathing or put you in a more comfortable position if you moved.
Most colonoscopies are done under sedation and you are not entirely unconscious. You may remember parts of what happens but not the entire context. ...Read more
Had a colonoscopy today and was told to avoid driving until after breakfast tomorrow am. Reason-impaired judgement. Is this really necessary?
I am 30 and IBS issues. I did colonoscopy but nothing found. I am better now but for some reason my hair turning grey slowly slowly since then?
If I? celiacs and had EGD and colonoscopy (for different reason) with (-)biopsy for celiacs, is there any benefit to having blood test 3 yr later?
Have had colonoscopy/endoscopy, ct, bloodtests etc- for what reason am I getting so tired EVERYTIME after I eat? Immune disease?
Depends on food: With tests ruling our the presence of malignancy or process that might produce fatigue, the answer may be in the meal content and the time of the meal. If meals are high in carbohydrates which enter the GI tract there is a need to dilute the concentrated food, Fluid leaves the blood stream and enters the GI tract causing a diminution of blood to brain resulting In drowsiness. ...Read more
I had anal fissure diagnosed after colonoscopy about 4 years back. Reason 4 procedure: 1-time blood in stool. Ok since, but anything I need to do now?
NO: Not sure I fully understand your question. If you are having no symptoms from your fissure that was found a year ago, then there is nothing else to do. It sounds like it has already healed. ...Read more
I had a rad hysterectomy and radiation in 1998. Last year a colonoscopy and endoscope, all clear. Have ibs. What could be the reason for the lower right quadrant of my abdomen being distended.
Many things: It is reassuring that the scopes were normal. The surgery can cause scar tissue called adhesions. Ibs can also cause accumulation of gas. The surgery can cause some weakness of the abdominal muscles. As long as the tests (ct scans, etc) are normal, I would recommend trials of diet changes and probiotics and exercise. ...Read more
When liver cirrhosis blood in stool made colonoscopy there is no proof bleeding everything is normal what is reason for bleeding? How can I diagnose
Colonscopy a couple days ago. Now for some reason my butt bone hurts or tailbone should I say. When I bend over ir when I sit down sometimes. Hurt?
Not as bad :): It is probably not as bad as you may have heard. You are given sedation and for the most part of the study you are asleep. They introduce a camara through your rectum and look throughout your colon. It is over in 20 mins. Good luck! ...Read more
Quite variable: Unless you opt not to have conscious sedation, you'll probably remember and feel little during the actual colonoscopy. Afterwards, you'll like have some element of mild abdominal discomfort and bloating related to residual gas in the colon. It may take several days for your bowel habit to return to normal after the aggressive clean out necessary prior to the colonoscopy. ...Read more
Twin decision: This is a decision that your two physician's must make collaboratively in the best interest of your care. The Colonoscopy MD and the GYN MD must contact each other for that to occur, or you notify each of the same. The necessary colon cleaning pre procedure that is done spreads bacteria over the perineum, increasing the risks of pelvic infection at hysterectomy even with pre-op anti-bacterial wash ...Read more
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 more
Is Pedialite considered a Med. If your about to have a Colonoscopy or can it be considered the day before on the liquid diet bc of the electroylites?
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Yes: Anal fissures usually occur at the anterior and posterior anal verge. Lateral fissures are often associated with other problems such as crohn's disease. An atypical fissure should prompt a complete GI evaluation. ...Read more
What allergy: What are you allergic to? There are many different options for sedation. ...Read more
I am refusing to have a colonoscopy or sigmoidoscopy unless it becomes my very last resort. What test options can I insist on in UK please possibleibs?
I am sorry: But I don't practice in the UK and I don't know health care policies in Britain. I don't know if Health Tap has any providers in the United Kingdom. All the physicians that I know in Health Tap are based in the United States. ...Read more
If it is elective: If would be better to put off. Your obstetrician should be consulted about it. ...Read more
Is it safe to have a colonoscopy when I'm having some post nasal drip issues? Not sick with a cold or anything.
Is it safe for me to have a colonoscopy using propofol if I have Brugada syndrome? Will it cause an episode of VT or VF?
Yes with precautions: Although propofol may result in malignant arrhythmias in some Brugada syndrome patients, it has been used uneventfully in numerous other Brugada syndrome patients. When appropriate measures are taken anesthesia with propofol can most often be performed safely in Brugada syndrome patients. For detailed information on anesthesia in Brugada syndrome see: http://bit. Ly/2bhf1Zz ...Read more
I'm due to have a colonoscopy for suspected IBD. A nurse practitioner is due to perform it. Should that concern me? Rearranging might take too long.
No: She wouldn't be doing it if she was incompetent ...Read more
I had MRI of small intestines that had shown no abnormalities. Is there any point to have a colonoscopy next? Would that show anything different? Ty
Possibly: I see that you have abdominal bloating. There can be many causes for that. An abdominal MRI gets a good look at the ovaries and other abdominal organs, but it is not good at seeing the insides of your intestines. If you have not had a colonoscopy, this may be a test your doctor orders. It looks at the inside of your large intestine and gives different information than the MRI. Hope that helps! ...Read more
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