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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

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Hemorrhoids on all sidesof my anus. Itch/dont hurt but when I have a bm they protrude and make for messy cleanup. Normal colonoscopy 1yr ago what to do?

Hemorrhoids on all sidesof my anus. Itch/dont hurt but when I have a bm they protrude and make for messy cleanup. Normal colonoscopy 1yr ago what to do?

Hemorrhoids: There are three steps to self treating hemorrhoids (blood clots in the rectal veins).

1. Soak: keep the area clean so that infection doesn't set in.

2. Soften your stool: keep from bearing down hard when having a bm so that the clot doesn't grow

3. And finally, steroids to shrink up the inflammation.

Now the steroid that you need may be prescription strength. ...Read more

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Extreme itch after all food no rash. Colonoscopy endoscopy thryoid blood (full) abdominal CT contrast brain MRI urine 4 yeast clean hysterectmy 6yr ago?

Extreme itch after all food no rash. Colonoscopy endoscopy thryoid blood (full) abdominal CT contrast brain MRI urine 4 yeast clean hysterectmy 6yr ago?

Perhaps food allergy: To find out which food is causing the itch, you will probably need an allergist. You can try an elimination diet, food skin tests or blood tests for food to narrow down what you are eating that you are allergic to. If it happens after every meal, it is likely to be a staple food like wheat, milk or egg, so you are being exposed every time you eat. Quantities that seem small are huge to your cells. ...Read more

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After yesterday colonoscopy I have rectal pain. What should I do?

After yesterday colonoscopy I have rectal pain. What should I do?

Rectal pain: You could try taking some Tylenol (acetaminophen) or add Ville but if the pain persists or call your doctor who performed the colonoscopy ...Read more

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Had a colonoscopy yesterday, removed four polyps, one of which had to be clip, how long dose the clip stay in? Also not feeling 100% lot of rectal press.

Clip will pass: The clip on the stalk of a polyp will fall off after a few weeks. It will likely pass without you knowing about it. The rectal pressure after colonoscopy is due to irritation of the rectal canal from manipulating the colonoscope during the procedure. It should resolve within a day or two after the procedure. ...Read more

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Which tests are considered "routine" when trying to diagnose rectal and anal problems? I have had a colonoscopy, I had a few polyps and inter. Hemmorh

Which tests are considered "routine" when trying to diagnose rectal and anal problems? I have had a colonoscopy, I had a few polyps and inter. Hemmorh

Colonoscopy is it!: For common rectal or anal problems such as rectal bleeding or pain, a full colonoscopy is commonly "routine" at age 53. Depending upon the symptoms, a simple anoscopy or rigid or flexible sigmoidoscopy might be recommended. Importantly' rectal bleeding should never be attributed to hemorrhoids without an endoscopic exam to document hemorrhoids or, more importantly, rule out a malignancy. ...Read more

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What can cause rectal bleeding if the colonoscopies comes back normal?

What can cause rectal bleeding if the colonoscopies comes back normal?

Colonoscopy: Will look for tumors or polyps in the colon. Most common cause of bleeding may be from hemorrhoids or anal fissure that may not be seen well on colonoscopy. Less common causes of colon bleeding could be vascular malformation or diverticulosis which can bleed intwrmittently & would not be seen at colonoscooy unless there was active bleeding at the time of the procedure. ...Read more

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Since a colonoscopy two weeks ago, I have had mucous rectal discharge. I have an ostomy.

Since a colonoscopy two weeks ago, I have had mucous rectal discharge. I have an ostomy.

Call doctor: NMS but I don't think this is normal and you should contact your doctor and tell him about this. ...Read more

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Have had severe rectal pain for 8+ mos., feels like sharp gravel on L side--started the day after a routine colonoscopy!! ... Was I injured during C?

Have had severe rectal pain for 8+ mos., feels like sharp gravel on L side--started the day after a routine colonoscopy!! ... Was I injured during C?

It's possible.: If your symptoms have gone on for 8 months, you really need to get back to the doctor who did the colonoscopy and be reevaluated for the cause of pain. It simply isn't possible to give any significant information on a forum without further workup and examination. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Will I need colonoscopy if I have chronic rectal bleeding?

Will I need colonoscopy if I have chronic rectal bleeding?

Yes: In order to determine the source of bleeding and to stop it if possible. It could be bleeding from a cancer, benign tumor, ulcerative colitis. These are all potentially serious problems. Get colonoscopy if your doctor recommends it. ...Read more

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Who usually performs colonoscopies, gastroenterologists or colon and rectal surgeons?

Who usually performs colonoscopies, gastroenterologists or colon and rectal surgeons?

Both: Both do however if a mass is there the colon and rectal surgeon can take care of it. In addition a colorectal surgeon would be more agressive at removing a polyp whereas a GI may be more apt to recommend surgery. This is based on personal experience. Fyi colonoscopy was pioneered by a general and cardiothoracic surgeon at beth israel in ny. Dr wolff and dr shinya invented polypectomy. ...Read more

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Is a colonoscopy needed for chronic rectal bleeding?

Yes, if you want to: Find out the origin of the bleeding. Most common cause of rectal bleeding is hemorrhoids, but other causes are possible, such as cancer, ulcerative colitis, crohn's disease, diverticulosis, or angiodysplasia. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have pain in rectal area after colonoscopy and botox for hemorrhoids?

Is it normal to have pain in rectal area after colonoscopy and botox for hemorrhoids?

Pain colonoscopy: How much pain and how long after? Would follow up today with the provider or ER as pain can be a sign of infection or perforation. ...Read more

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What could cause rectal bleeding but still have a normal colonoscopy and egd?

What could cause rectal bleeding but still have a normal colonoscopy and egd?

Small bowel and anus: When a work up involves an EGD and colonoscopy, it misses the small intestines - a capsule endoscopy or bleeding scan would be needed to assess bleeding sites in the small intestines. As well, a colonoscopy may miss the otherwise obvious hemorrhoids or anal fissures which could bleed from the anus. ...Read more

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Heavy rectal bleeding for almost 3 weeks 3-4 x a day. Colonoscopy 10/28/13 no polyps etc. Any idea? I'm beyond worried

Heavy rectal bleeding for almost 3 weeks 3-4 x a day. Colonoscopy 10/28/13 no polyps etc. Any idea? I'm beyond worried

You are young: It is hard to imagine what could be bleeding in your colon, at your age and not seen by colonoscopy. The only thing I could think of is av malformation since they can't be seen once decompressed from bleeding. You have to discuss it further with your doctor and your gastroenterologist as to what it could be. Good luck. ...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