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Dr. Charles Cattano
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Colonoscopy (Definition)

Colonoscopy is the procedure of using a long flexible camera to visualize the entire colon from the inside with the option to take pictures, video, perform biopsies, remove polyps, etc. Generally people are sedated and do ...Read more


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Major rectal pain every bowel.doc says no hemmohroids. Blood in stool.waiting 4 weeks for colonoscopy. Severe pain and itching all day long ?

Major rectal pain every bowel.doc says no hemmohroids. Blood in stool.waiting 4 weeks for colonoscopy. Severe pain and itching all day long ?

You may have: a bothersome entity called "Fissure in an" which is a cracklike defect in you anal wall. This is VERY PAINFUL and can often not be diagnosed with simple RECTAL exam..Protoscopic exam is needed! In the meantime try hot SITZ baths!! Hope this helps and Good Luck! Dr Z ...Read more

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I had my first routine colonoscopy at 54 years old, and I have had intense itching of the anus since the colonoscopy. Can you tell me the cause?

Inflammation: It would help to know how long this has been going on, but I can give you some generalities. The scope itself can cause irritation or very minor injury; the lubricant may be something your skin is sensitive to; you may have some hemorrhoids that the scope caused to "act up." Generally, doctors schedule a follow up to discuss the results. I recommend you bring this up at that time. ...Read more

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Had a colonoscopy 2 days ago experience itching in the testical and growing area since yesterday can enastasia or the procedure it self can cause this?

Had a colonoscopy 2 days ago experience itching in the testical and growing area since yesterday can enastasia or the procedure it self can cause this?

Not related: But the good news is more often than not, the cause of your testicular itching can be easily treated. See your PCP for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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What medicine should I use? I'm in a lot of pain till my colonoscopy March 31. I feel constipated and have to push and stinging itching after

What medicine should I use? I'm in a lot of pain till my colonoscopy March 31. I feel constipated and have to push and stinging itching after

Colace (docusate sodium) and MOM: PreColonoscopy colon must be cleaned and GoLytly will be used (PEG) to flood bowel with intestinal fluid which cleanses colon. If constipated now use Colace as a stool softener and Haley's MO which is milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) and mineral oil . Stay on soft diet free of roughage and vegetables which will also help. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of an anal fistula? I'm having some itching and it seems like I can never wipe good.Had Normal colonoscopy and endoscope recently.

What are symptoms of an anal fistula? I'm having some itching and it seems like I can never wipe good.Had Normal colonoscopy and endoscope recently.

A number of symptoms: Symptoms of an anal fistula include skin irritation around the anus, a throbbing pain, and a discharge of pus or blood when you have a bowel movement. In addition you may have odor, fever, or swelling in the area. An anal fistula may be due to an abscess or an underlying inflammatory bowel disease like Crohn's disease. A normal colonoscopy and endoscopy are reassuring. ...Read more

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Had a colonoscopy today with demerol and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and i'm still itching can I take another benadryl (diphenhydramine). Can i also take a 5mg of valium.

Had a colonoscopy today with demerol and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and i'm still itching can I take another benadryl (diphenhydramine). Can i also take a 5mg of valium.

Consult Doctor: To be fair, you should consult your doctor or the doctor who performed the procedure. Unfortunately, i don't know how much you have been given and how long ago it was administered. I wish i could reliably tell you more. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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How long do Hemorrhoids(Internal) take to heal?I had itching recently,and today had bits of blood on stool (already had Colonoscopy).Doesn't hurt much

How long do Hemorrhoids(Internal) take to heal?I had itching recently,and today had bits of blood on stool (already had Colonoscopy).Doesn't hurt much

Can take up to 2 wks: Most important, is prevention of these hemorrhoids. Often times it comes as a result of constipation, or not drinking enough liquids. If you're using any prescription like Proctofoam HC right now to bring relief, that will get you through this healing. However, the best advice is to do regular exercise like walking, eating a high-fiber diet, drinking enough liquids, and not holding your stool in, and pooping at least 2 to 3 times a day. This would help in your preventive efforts. ...Read more

Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Itch (Definition)

An itch is an irritating sensation that causes one to have the urge ...Read more