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Dr. Vivek Huilgol
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
30 years in practice
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What if the colonoscopy shows something abnormal?

Dr. Vivek Huilgol
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
30 years in practice
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What if the colonoscopy shows something abnormal?

Diagnosis/treatment: At colonoscopy most visible abnormalities are either definitively diagnosed via sampling (biopsy) or removed completely also for diagnosis that includes the treatment. Some findings, eg cancer, need definitive treatment via other modes (for example but not limited to surgery). ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Weisman
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Dr. Michael Ekizian
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
15 years in practice
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What kind of dr do u see colonoscopy?

Dr. Michael Ekizian
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
15 years in practice
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GI doctor: Colonoscopy is a procedure typically performed by a gastroenterologist for the screening and detection of colorectal cancer and precancerous lesions, usually after age 50. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Weisman
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Dr. Donald Alves
Board Certified, Emergency Medicine
19 years in practice
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4. Polypa were found during colonoscopy.What is next?

Dr. Donald Alves
Board Certified, Emergency Medicine
19 years in practice
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Biopsy will tell: When encountered, they should have been biopsied, and it will depend upon the report from pathology as to if benign or concerning as to what next. Need to follow up with GI for report. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Browning
Board Certified, Colon and Rectal Surgery
25 years in practice
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Is there any preparation necessary before the colonoscopy?

Dr. Scott Browning
Board Certified, Colon and Rectal Surgery
25 years in practice
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Yes: There are many variations of "the prep", but in general you will need to restrict your diet to clear liquids the day before the procedure, and drink a prescribed preparation to wash out your colon the evening before and possibly the morning of the procedure. There may be other instructions for the avoidance of certain foods (seeds) for a few days in advance. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Weisman
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Dr. Richard Orr
Board Certified, Surgical Oncology
39 years in practice
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What is a colonoscopy?

Dr. Richard Orr
Board Certified, Surgical Oncology
39 years in practice
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What is a colonoscopy?

Look inside colon: You are sedated (very sleepy, but still breathing on your own). The endoscopist places an instrument through your anus and then passes it into the colon to carefully exam the colon for polyps, cancer, etc. If any abnormalities are found a biopsy may be done. Typically, it is painless - the only bother is cleaning out your bowels beforehand and even that's not so bad. ...Read more

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Dr. Myron Arlen
Board Certified, Surgical Oncology
59 years in practice
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Could you provide some information on dealing with colonoscopies?

Dr. Myron Arlen
Board Certified, Surgical Oncology
59 years in practice
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Valid procedure: The purpose of colonoscopy is preventative, that is to define the presence of an early colon lesion, if present, before clinically symptomatic. Should be performed every 5 yrs starting at 40 y..o. and at a time when the bowel is properly cleansed with an a-gent such as Go-Lytley to assure the bowel can easily be examined. Should be carried out with light anesthesia so that procedure is painless. ...Read more

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Dr. Arie Pelta
Board Certified, Colon and Rectal Surgery
15 years in practice
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Do I really need a colonoscopy?

Dr. Arie Pelta
Board Certified, Colon and Rectal Surgery
15 years in practice
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Do I really need a colonoscopy?

Age: When either 45 or 50 yrs old or of bleeding or other symptoms also pending family history. ...Read more

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Dr. Faye Vargas Morris
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
17 years in practice
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How long after colonoscopy can I go back to work?

Dr. Faye Vargas Morris
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
17 years in practice
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Work/Colonoscopy: You can go back to work the day after your colonoscopy. ...Read more

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Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
11 years in practice
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When should I start colonoscopies?

Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
11 years in practice
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When should I start colonoscopies?

50 unless...: The general guideline is age 50, but there are exceptions to that rule. For example, family history of colon cancer can move up the schedule. ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Hill
Board Certified, Family Medicine
18 years in practice
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Is colonoscopy the same as a ug i?

Dr. Steven Hill
Board Certified, Family Medicine
18 years in practice
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No: A colonoscopy is using a camera inserted into the rectum (under some level of sedation) through your colon to the cecum (area of the appendix) which allows us to look for cancer as well as to biopsy areas of abnormality. A UGI is an x-ray procedure where we use x-rays to take a picture of your esophagus and stomach with dye in it which allows us to look for leaks, blockages and other issues. ...Read more

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