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Gastro recommended CT and colonscopy for mild abdominal pain/gas. 23 yrs old. If CT scan shows nothing, is colonoscopy necessary? No bloody stools

Gastro recommended CT and colonscopy for mild abdominal pain/gas. 23 yrs old. If CT scan shows nothing, is colonoscopy necessary? No bloody stools

Options available: CT scan of the abdomen may be indicated but not for mild pain alone. If the symptoms are progressive and there is concern for Cancer (unlikely in your age group), then only I would consider doing a CT. Similarly Colonoscopy is not indicated because of pain alone. If there is bowel irregularity or blood in stool Colonoscopy is reasonable to do. In your case I would watch /monitor for 4-6 weeks, then ...Read more

Dr. Richard Levin
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Severe Abdominal Pain (Definition)

Severe abdominal pain is extreme pain felt in the region of the belly (abdomen). It is usually an emergency, and may be caused by a loss of blood supply to an organ, stretching or blockage of an organ in cases such as gallstones, or swelling and infection in ...Read more


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Been having upper abdominal pain, had colonoscopy and endoscopy. Reviled a hiatai hernia. Is the hernia causing the upper ab pain?

Been having upper abdominal pain, had colonoscopy and endoscopy. Reviled a hiatai hernia. Is the hernia causing the upper ab pain?

Maybe: Hiatal hernia is very common, but they are not all the same. Large ones can certainly cause pain, along with difficulty swallowing or reflux/heartburn. Patients commonly attribute many nonspecific symptoms to a hiatal hernia, and more often than not the hiatal hernia is not the cause. See a general surgeon with experience in hiatal hernia repair for a consult if its that bad. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Upper abdominal pain into back. Wght loss. Recent vomiting. Endoscopy normal 2 yrs ago. Colonoscopy normal june. Urq ultrasound normal in october. Cancer?

Upper abdominal pain into back. Wght loss. Recent vomiting. Endoscopy normal 2 yrs ago. Colonoscopy normal june. Urq ultrasound normal in october. Cancer?

Have a check up: You need to have your doctor examine you first. He/she may order some tests to check if all is well or not. Weight loss is always worrisome, so you should visit your doctor soon. ...Read more

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I have upper abdominal pain below my ribs. I think it's the 2 places where the colon bends. All tests-US, CT, colonoscopy-were neg?

I have upper abdominal pain below my ribs. I think it's the 2 places where the colon bends. All tests-US, CT, colonoscopy-were neg?

Gas pockets: Can tend to accumulate in these places, called hepatic and splenic flexure. Make sure to keep very regular, and possibly it will not be as bothersome. Here's a trick: if the pain disappears or moves when you stand on your head, that's a pretty good sign that it's gas and not something serious. ...Read more

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My Mother is experiencing mucus in stool, nausea (severity: moderate), constipation, vomiting, fever (severity: mild) and upper abdominal pain.. .. Endoscopy and colonoscopy done and said nothing found.

My Mother is experiencing mucus in stool, nausea (severity: moderate), constipation, vomiting, fever (severity: mild) and upper abdominal pain.. .. Endoscopy and colonoscopy done and said nothing found.

Check endo results.: There are a lot of symptoms here for a negative endoscopy. Did she have both upper and lower? Any other studies? I would speak to the gastroentrologist ...Read more

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I am experiencing fever (mild), upper abdominal pain, constipation, mucus in stool, nausea and vomiting, fatigue and tender abdomen. I don't have a gallbladder. Endoscope and colonoscopy done and no findings. What might it be.?

I am experiencing fever (mild), upper abdominal pain, constipation, mucus in stool, nausea and vomiting, fatigue and tender abdomen. I don't have a gallbladder. Endoscope and colonoscopy done and no findings. What might it be.?

Not sure.: From your description of one, it is not clear what is causing the problem. Assuming that your laboratory a valuation is all normal, I think my next step might be a CAT scan of the abdomen. If you have your results, that you could upload, I would be happy to look them over in a healthtap concierge consult. Good work. ...Read more

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M, 55, severe abdominal pain after passing hard stool. Pain lasts for hours. Nothing wrong found in colonoscopy, endosc., capsule endoscopy or CT scan?

M, 55, severe abdominal pain after passing hard stool. Pain lasts for hours. Nothing wrong found in colonoscopy, endosc., capsule endoscopy or CT scan?

Stay soft regular: Your answer is in your question hard stool your main goal should be how I can change that
drink more water and less soda
eat more fibers
eat less red meat and fat and more fruit and vegetables
exercise regularly at least walking every day either after super or early in the morning depend on your work schedule it is easier now with more day light
finally take stool softener
stay soft and regular. ...Read more

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Why do I always get severe abdominal pain and explosive diarrhea after having sex? Had hysterectomy and colonoscopy was normal

Why do I always get severe abdominal pain and explosive diarrhea after having sex? Had hysterectomy and colonoscopy was normal

Scar tissue: I could imagine that there is scar tissue between the vaginal cuff and the colon. Pulling on the colon could cause pain and irritation interfering with the regular rhythm of peristalsis, which in turn causes the diarrhea. ...Read more

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Severe abdominal pain for the past 3 weeks. CT confirmed right side constipated. Can't get colonoscopy for up to 3 weeks and am in severe pain?

Hydration: Drink a lot of juices like prune and peaches. Eat a lot of fibers eat fruit fresh or dry with a lot of water take laxatives and stool softener. Mix Gatorade with five spoon of miralax (polyethylene glycol) and drink it and repeat. There is no short answer for the pain you have to empty the tank whatever you do do not start taking pain medicine ...Read more

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Severe lower left abdominal pain. Have had hysterectomy, appendectomy, ct, colonoscopy. No answers. Pain is intermittent w/no pattern/trigger. Ideas?

IBD: You may have ibd if all those studies are negative. If so, then treatment with metamucil or its equivalent, should relieve
your symptoms. Another cause could be pelvic adhesions. You should see a surgeon, a diagnostic laparoscopy may be in order depending on the severity of your symptoms. ...Read more

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Stools r mushy. Won't come out. Taking probiotic. Colonoscopy caused severe colon problems. Spine 's a mess. L1-l4 bad. L5 disc gone. Abdominal pain 2.?

Functional disorder: Sounds like you may have a functional disorder that is difficult to diagnose. May need a sitz marker study, or even defecography. Additionally, anal-rectal manometry may also help. These tests would be coordinated by a colorectal surgeon. ...Read more

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Colonoscopy 3 yrs ago- dx with Crohn's- ER visit vomiting blood & severe abdominal pain. Should I call my doctor to have another colonoscopy?

Colonoscopy 3 yrs ago- dx with Crohn's- ER visit vomiting blood & severe abdominal pain. Should I call my doctor to have another colonoscopy?

YES YOU DO: Yes you need to get in touch with your GI doctor to find out why, is it relapsing crohn, do you need nay adjustment to the current treatment, do you need more aggressive treatment, or is it something completely different, like ulcer that decided to form and bleed, that could be caused by stress, or could be caused by the medication you are taking, if you are taking any.
bottom line see your GI ...Read more

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A 50 year-old woman has unexplained weight loss and abdominal pain with no apparent cause.....?

Weight loss: I understand your concern.
Follow through with physicians and specialists for possible Diagnosis of Hyperthyroidism, Diabetes, Peptic ulcer, Chronic Pancreatitis, Crohn’s disease, Malabsorption, Hepatitis or Cancer.
See Psychiatrist for depression with painful feelings due to stresses of relationship, marriage, separation, parenting, lack of support from family and unresolved conflicts. ...Read more

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Would like some advice please? I've been having abdominal pain after colonoscopy?

Pain: Mild gas cramping discomforts after colonoscooy can be normal. Abdominal pain that is continuous and worsening is not normal. Call your gastroenterologist or doctor who performed the colonoscopy asap to get instructions. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have abdominal pain after colonoscopy? How long will it last?

Is it normal to have abdominal pain after colonoscopy? How long will it last?

Colonoscopy: Yes totally normal and this is due to gas that was used during the procedure. The pain should be decreasing and this gets better as the gas passes over time. If the pain has been getting worse then you must see the gastroenterologist for him/her to evaluate. ...Read more

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I have a 2cm ovarian cyst on my left ovary. Was told after last transvaginal sono it shrunk to 1.7. Was told this was not causing my lower left abdominal pain. After colonoscopy done to rule out any issue I have ibs. My question is, if this is in no way o

I have a 2cm ovarian cyst on my left ovary. Was told after last transvaginal sono it shrunk to 1.7. Was told this was not causing my lower left abdominal pain. After colonoscopy done to rule out any issue I have ibs. My question is, if this is in no way o

How old are you?: In a menstruating female a small cyst that is diminishing in size is good and normal. Your doctor is observing and right thing to do, cause of your pain may be due infection in tube, endometriosis, adhesion s etc only your md can tell you. ...Read more

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How often should you have colonoscopy? I have a lot of lower abdominal pain.

Colonoscopy: An initial colonoscopy is typically warranted in a healthy 50 year old. However, a patient with a family history and/or symptoms as yourself will need a thorough workup which very well may include a colonoscopy. Please go see your endoscopist asap. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I have a two year old daughter. She has ongoing abdominal pain. She's been tested and had colonoscopies and?

What do you suggest if I have a two year old daughter. She has ongoing abdominal pain. She's been tested and had colonoscopies and?

Talk to your peds GI: This is really not the venue. If you're unhappy, find the best peds GI group near you (often this might be at or affiliated with a major academic medical center/ university). ...Read more

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Do gastroenterologist always use colonoscopy to diagnose abdominal pain? Do they usually go with least invasive diagnostics first?

Do gastroenterologist always use colonoscopy to diagnose abdominal pain? Do they usually go with least invasive diagnostics first?

No, not necessarily: The causes for pain in abdomen can be many. Colonoscopy can only check the inside of colon which can have problems to cause abdominal pain but it is not the commonest source of pain. You need a physical examination and your doctor can then guide you what tests are most appropriate, depending on his impression of the likely cause of your pain, which can come from many organs located int he abdomen. ...Read more

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Since my endo and colonoscopy on tuesday IV had sharp abdominal pain that's constant. They did take biopsies but should I be in discomfort this long?

Need more info: Where is the pain? Are you eating or have nausea and vomiting? Any fever? Generally there would be no pain after those procedures. Do not wait any longer. Call your doctor now or go to the er if the pain is significant. ...Read more

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Experiencing abdominal pain day after colonoscopy biopsys taken is this normal?

Experiencing abdominal pain day after colonoscopy biopsys taken is this normal?

Probably not...: Air used to inflate your colon & permit inspection during the colonoscopy procedure may persist for several hours. Post polypectomy syndrome can occur at sites of electrocautery. Microperforations, colon abrasions, laceration or trauma to adjacent solid organs may not be readily apparent at onset. Fever, bleeding, abdominal tenderness, weakness, vomiting are worrisome signs. Call GI doc for help. ...Read more

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Is it normal to start experiencing abdominal pain about 12 hours after having an endoscopy and colonoscopy?

No: You should have pain. If you have increasing pain you should seek care. Call the GI doc now that the procedure and seek his input and be seen asap. Best of luck. ...Read more

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How far does a colonoscopy camera go? I'm having one tomorrow for right low abdominal pain. Does it go that far to see possible pain causes?

How far does a colonoscopy camera go? I'm having one tomorrow for right low abdominal pain. Does it go that far to see possible pain causes?

I done properly: It should view the entire colon to the right lower quadrant and thru the valve into the last portion of the small bowel called the terminal ileum. This assumes your bowel prep was thorough and the skill of the endoscopist as well as their thoroughness. ...Read more

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Have had abdominal pain for awhile now, about 4 months. No gallbladder present. Have been told in past I have hernia after colonoscopy 4 yrs ago.?

Have had abdominal pain for awhile now, about 4 months. No gallbladder present. Have been told in past I have hernia after colonoscopy 4 yrs ago.?

Need info: If a hernia was seen on colposcopy/EGD it was likely a hiatal hernia which don't typically cause abdominal pain. If the pain occurs shortly after eating fatty or greasy foods if could be you GB. If the pain is improved with eating could be an ulcer. You definatley need to see a surgeon or your PCP ...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


Dr. Barry Rosen
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Abdominal Pain (Definition)

Abdominal pain is pain that you feel anywhere between your chest and groin. This is often referred to as the ...Read more