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Routine Colonoscopy Recommendations
Yes.: That is one of the main reasons for colonoscopy. The gastroenterologist usually can see every part of the colon wall and biopsy suspicious lesions. Often this is curative if found early. While not completely true, consider all polyps to be future cancers and most cancers come from polyps. Screening should begin at age 50 unless there is a history to suggest beginning earlier. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
GP recommended general surgeon for colonoscopy. gastroenterologist have always done before. Since 1998. This is 1yr checkup. Cancer history family. ?
Awareness: For you few years from now regular breast examination by the physician, monthly self examination, annual mammography , if needed sonography, some times mri, core needle biopsy of suspicious dencities. Genetic study ( braca i & ii ) if there is strong family history. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is colonoscopy w/o biopsy reliable? Does routine colonoscopy w/o symptoms also check for anal cancer? Finally, can be cancer mistaken for hemroids.THX
Here are some...: Your Q is well taken. However, even today all what medical professionals can do is to apply current available knowledge, skill, technology, medication, common sense, & wisdom at reasonable time in reasonable way for reasonable patient. More facts: Behind what we know always still hides a lot of what we do not know. Nonetheless, what you have had should be sufficient to assure your current health. ...Read more
Important: Family history of cancer is very important information. If your family history of colon cancer is significant ( multiple family members with colon cancer especially at younger age) -then you would need to be screen for colon cancer- started approximately 10 years earlier than the age of the youngest person in the family got diagnosed with colon cancer.You also need to see a genetician if history +. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Awareness: Form age 35 (in suspicious group ) to 40 yrs and on regular breast examination by the physician, monthly self examination, annual mammography , if needed sonography, some times mri, core needle biopsy of suspicious dencities. Genetic study ( braca i & ii ) if there is strong family history. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Risk-based: Talk to your healthcare provider about specific concerns! in general, if you are a woman under 25, test for gonorrhea and chlamydia each year, and over 25 if you have new partners or multiple partners. Hiv/syphilis/hepatitis testing if you have another std, have had more than one partner since your last test, or use injection drugs. Pap tests every other year (age 21-30) or every three (age 30-64). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See your doctor: Have regular follow up with your family doctor and oncologist. Blood tests and yearly colonoscopy may be recommended. Sometimes ct scan is used if indicated. Please follow your doctor's recommendations, who will help direct you to the best tests for your specific condition. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Gastroscopy found HPV papilloma in esophagus.Biopsy results negative for malig.Doctor recommends annual endoscopy follow ups.Should i be worried?
Colon polyps are removed; normal protocol; antibiotics, pain medication, and schedule a follow-up exam with primary physician w?
Yes: Sounds like a normal protocol.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes: Try googling it to see what other folks are saying who tried it. ...Read more
Will a colonoscopy detect anal cancer/mass as well colon cancer? Is the digital exam done before the colonoscopy is performed?
Good idea: Global delay is typically an infant diagnosis. Unless there are progressive nutritional risks, aggressive therapy programs for weight bearing, movement, cognitive stimulation and functional activities on 5-7 day a week basis have merit. Unfortunately this is not a medical benefit and will be expensive. Some families choose 2-3 months a year of such a program and simulate it at home afterward. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What laboratory exams are typically ordered to follow a year(s) after a successful colon cancer surgery?
Generally: Depending on a patient's overall health, once or twice yearly physical examination, basic blood tests, maybe yearly colonoscopy. Blood cea testing sometimes. Also depends on the stage & grade of the cancer at the time of diagnosis. X- ray or ct scan not a routine usually unless there are clinical concerns. ...Read more
Whole process: The day before will require some diet changes and a boel prep. On the day, a nurse will place an IV and then you will be given a sedative through it. Once sedated, the doctor will insert the scope via the rectum and advance it slowly to the beginning part (called the cecum). He/she will slowly withdraw and look around to see if anything needs to be biopsies or removed. Wake up in recoverafterward. ...Read more
I had a colonoscopy Mon and now have pain in center of chest. Especially when bending over. Is this common?
No, not necessarily: Since you did just have the Procedure and are now experiencing those symptoms, it is best to call the GI Dr. who did the scope and let them know, and either see them or your Primary Care Doc for an evaluation and clinical exam to be sure you get properly diagnosed. Best wishes. ...Read more
Polyposis: Hi, Thank you for your question. That is a high number but usually polypsosis syndromes have 100's of polyps. If everything is okay you may just need an earlier follow up. Hope that helps..contact me if you have any other questions :-) Dr. M ...Read more
It is not common: It is not common. Please follow all recomendations of your doctor. Stay well and be strong. Thank you for question. ...Read more
After a routine colonoscopy my 67 year old husband has been diagnosed with Crohns disease. He has none of the symptoms. Should he be treated?
Get Second opinion : That sounds unusual. I suggest seeing another gastroenterologist ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The nature of ulcer: Ulcers of colonic mucosa could be seen in inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis or crohn's disease), ischemic colitis or psuedomembranous colitis. Ulcers of intestinal mucosa might be seen in colonic cancer. Biopsy in time of colonoscopy might be helpful to understand the nature of ulcer. Thank you for question. ...Read more
Not necessarily.: You don't need to have any sedation or analgesia for a colonoscopy, but it depends on your response to pain and your colon anatomy. I had my colonoscopy wide awake without sedation and went to work right afterwards. Diprivan is relatively common and depends on physician or regional preference. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Some: May be visible by inspection. Others may need to be palpated or by more invasive exam. ...Read more
I have UC currently in remission. Had routine colonoscopy 9 days ago. Still have not had bm. Can this be within the "normal" time range?
Have routine colonoscopy without sedation scheduled. I have to drive afterwards. Can i still have a pain medication for procedure? What could it be?
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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