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Colonoscopy done about a week ago. Now feeling nauseous w reflux particularly when laying down and bloated. Any possible side effect from colonoscopy?

Colonoscopy done about a week ago. Now feeling nauseous w reflux particularly when laying down and bloated. Any possible side effect from colonoscopy?

Don't think so : Patients can have complications after a colonoscopy - however, they are usually in the days or so following the exam. Nausea and reflux are not such complications. They are, however, very common symptoms of acid reflux - especially "when lying down". Do have a doctor evaluate you for reflux. Medications are available and very helpful. Hope you feel better. Peter wilk, md. ...Read more

Dr. Lonnie Smith
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Reflux (Definition)

Acid reflux is defined as the presence of acidic gastric contents in the esophagus causing irritation. It's cause is blamed on the a lax gastroesophageal shpincter that permits usch regurgitation. Vesicoureteral reflux is regurgitation (backing up) of urine in the bladder into the ureter ...Read more


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Duodenitis never seems to "heal"? Is this normal? I had a colonoscopy and upper GI performed twice and was told i had GERD (acid reflux disease ) and a duodenitis. They checked for barrett's disease and all was fine. That was back early 2010 and again

Duodenitis never seems to "heal"?  Is this normal? I had a colonoscopy and upper GI performed twice and was told i had GERD (acid reflux disease ) and a duodenitis.  They checked for barrett's disease and all was fine.  That was back early 2010 and again

I : I suggest you talk with the physician who performed your endoscopy. The pain may be your duodenitis but may also be something else. There are many things (looking down) to the right. It's more of a chronic inflammation. Taking the Omeprazole daily rather than every other day might be helpful. I'd be clear with your doctor that you are having "discomfort" and explain that you wonder if an alternative medication may be beneficial, or perhaps further workup. It's very important to share any/all concerns with your doctor. Best of luck! ...Read more

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I have acid reflux for a few years. Had a large amount of blood hectically one time. Went to emergency room and then to a gasteroligist, Had a colonoscopy. no problem there. Had an upper scope which showed an esophageal ulcer. Have been taking Dexila

& your question is?: You've described high grade esophageal injury, which may occur in the setting of gastroesophageal reflux (GERD), infection (Herpes, cytomegalovirus, etc.), burn damage, drug-related ulceration, Crohn's disease, etc. Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) blocks acid but may not have fixed your problem if not an acid-related one. Do you feel improved? Is the benefit of Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) to you outweighed by risks of continued use? ...Read more

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I suffer severe stomach pain at times.I've had a colonoscopy and upper endoscopy.My doctor told me that I have reflux. Zantac (ranitidine) 150 does not help.

I suffer severe stomach pain at times.I've had a colonoscopy and upper endoscopy.My doctor told me that I have reflux. Zantac (ranitidine) 150 does not help.

PPI: If you have been diagnosed with gerd and zantac (ranitidine) is in effective, i would start a proton pump inhibitor (ppi). There are a variety that are available as over the the counter medicines (prilosec, prevacid). It can take a number of days for these to give relief. If you still are having symptoms after a week of starting the ppi, call your doc. ...Read more

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7d post-colonoscopy, no BM, nausea, bloating, reflux, abd pain, back pain. Tried fiber supp, MiraLax, (polyethylene glycol) prune juice. How else can I wake up my colon?

Call: your gastroenterologist or the doctor who performed the colonoscopy now. Do not wait. Call for instructions & you may need an exam to be sure there are no complications from your procedure. ...Read more

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Bleeding after BM (Fissures), not constipated, colonoscopy showed no Chrohn's, etc. What else could cause anal fissues? Allergies? Stress? Reflux?

Bleeding after BM (Fissures), not constipated, colonoscopy showed no Chrohn's, etc. What else could cause anal fissues? Allergies? Stress? Reflux?

Anal fissures: Some common causes of anal fissure include:Passing large or hard stools, Constipation and straining during bowel movements, Chronic diarrhea, Inflammation of the anorectal area caused by Crohn's disease or another inflammatory bowel disease, and Childbirth. You may not be constipated, but may have large stools. Activities like anal intercourse or sex toy use can cause them too. Keep up with the GI ...Read more

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