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Screening Colonoscopy And Egd Coding
Still possible: Crohn's disease affects small bowel, primarily. So this part of the GI tract is not accessible via egd or colonoscopy. So the diagnosis is made on clinical basis and barium studies of the small bowel. You can consult a gastroenterologist for further clarification. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Examples are: colonoscopy for colon polyp or cancer; mammograms for breast lesions or cancer; psa a blood test that could indicate enlargement of cancerous prostate tissue; blood sugar or hemoglobin a!c for diabetes. Many think that scanning the whole body will pick up a cancer--in all likelihood, it will not. There also is no good blood test, yet, ...Read more
Can i mix this moviprep with something other than water because its toooo nasty. And I have a egd/colonoscopy in 2 days?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
After an EGD, colonoscopy, my sheet says Granularity in antrum compatible w/ gastritis. What does this mean? That I have gastritis?
Is Crohn's disease hard to diagnose? Colonoscopy EGD are norm beside minor inflamed cecum and ileum. Dr wants to do capsule test. So many tests!
Some times it can be: Most crohns affect the terminal ileum as well as the cecum. However as crohns can affect any part of the gi tract, a capsule endoscopy is helpful to find other lesions. My preference is to do a ct or MRI enterography, especially in an untreated crohns patient who I suspect may have tight areas (strictures). Hope this helps! ...Read more
Can i mix the moviprep with any other liquid other than water for a colonoscopy/egd its taste to nasty with water?
Flavor crystals: Ask the pharmacist for flavor crystals. Otherwise try gatorade or crystal lite. ...Read more
Is there anything i can do after my egd/colonoscopy so that i will not get a severe headache like last time i had the procd. It was bad hadache?
Yes: My patients frequently get headaches from the high salt concentration in the prep. You need to look at the prep and discuss with your doctor low salt prep alternatives. It can also help to rehydrate with pedialyte post colonoscopy. Some of my patients get headaches from fasting so long and i encourage my patients to eat as soon as their exam is done. ...Read more
Another polyp/cyst ruprue? Tiny
amount of blood when I wipe my bum I've had an EGD and colonoscopy and everything was fine now I have this again
Impossible 2 say but: blood is never normal, even as you described. You deserve further evaluation. Please schedule a return visit with your gastroenterologist. ...Read more
I have had a recent episode of gallbladder pain vs. ileitis. Waiting to have a gallbladder scan and possible colonoscopy & EGD. Ok to excercise?
An EGD is a diagnostic and therapeutic modality wherein a GI doctor puts a fiber optic scope down the throat of the patient, who is gently anesthetized, to,directly examine the esophagus, stomach and the beginning of the small intestines and to take biopsies of potentially abnormal findings or treat areas ...Read more
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