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Colonoscopy diag diverticulosis biopsy fine. Still having abdo pain&tenderness could it be from previous diverticulitis attack that hasn't settled?

Colonoscopy diag diverticulosis biopsy fine. Still having abdo pain&tenderness could it be from previous diverticulitis attack that hasn't settled?

Depends: Pain from acute diverticulitis attack can last several weeks. Adhesions (scar tissue) from previous attacks can also cause pain in some patients. Minority of patients can have tenderness even without acute diverticulitis. If pain is new/different, need to call ur pcp. If fever/chills as well, this could be an emergency. ...Read more

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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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Alternating constipation and diarriah flat stool , upper abdom tenderness. No gb. Upper gi, ct, bloodwork normal. Waiting colonoscopy. I am in agony !

Alternating constipation and diarriah flat stool , upper abdom tenderness. No gb. Upper gi, ct, bloodwork normal. Waiting colonoscopy. I am in agony !

Need the colonoscopy: With those symptoms, a colonoscopy is needed as soon as possible to be sure there is not a a partially obstructing polyp or other lesion. It could be something as simple as constipation from inadequate fiber in the diet. ...Read more

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3 months left side abdo & flank pain and tenderness blood urine cystoscopy & CT scan fine. No diarrhea, but some constipation. Colonoscopy next. Cause?

3 months left side abdo & flank pain and tenderness blood urine cystoscopy & CT scan fine. No diarrhea, but some constipation. Colonoscopy next. Cause?

Possibilities: A ct scan could have missed a kidney stone that passed just before the scan. It could also miss diverticulitis, depending on whether the ct scan was done with both IV and oral contrast. Colonoscopy is definitely the next thing to do. Another consideration is endometriosis, ovarian cyst, ectopic pregnancy, or inflammatory bowel disease. ...Read more

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What are the risks of a colonoscopy for someone in their 80's?

Perforation: The two main risks of colonoscopy are perforation and missed lesions. The national rate of perforation is 1 in every 3, 000 to 5, 000 colonoscopies. This is a very low rate, so much so that it is considered very low risk. The rate of missed lesions is estimated to be about 15 for every 100 lesions, nationally. The risk of sedation depends on your health status, but it is generally very safe. ...Read more

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Can i go to a party after my colonoscopy? My procedure’s on friday morning and i want to go to a party that night. Is it safe for me to go? Can i drink?

Can i go to a party after my colonoscopy? My procedure’s on friday morning and i want to go to a party that night. Is it safe for me to go? Can i drink?

Thanks : Thanks for your question. Generally we advise patients not to drive or operate any heavy machinery until the following day after a colonoscopy, because the medicines used to sedate you can cause cloudy thinking and altered judgment. There is no medical reason you couldn't go to a party if you are feeling up to it, but i would strongly suggest you go with a trusted friend who can drive you and stay with that friend for the duration of the party. Let him/her know that your judgment may be impaired so he/she can "look out" for you. I would suggest not drinking alcohol that night. I hope this answers your question. Good luck! ...Read more

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Colonoscopy during a colonoscopy, is it necessarily to be fully or asleep or do the patient have the choice? Edit: (grammar mistake) during a colonoscopy, is it necessarily to be fully asleep or do the patient(s) have a choice?

You : You can discuss with your doctors and anesthesiologist your choices. In the past, only mild sedatives were used for colonoscopy, but in the past several years more anesthetics have been used. It may depend on if you have any other medical conditions that could affect your risks. ...Read more

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What is a colonoscopy?

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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Do colonoscopies hurt?

No: Colonoscopy is usually performed with some form of sedation and if done correctly you should not feel anything or remember anything. ...Read more