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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

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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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48 yr old male. Normal colonoscopy 4 yrs ago, internal hemms noted. Small bit of bright red blood on stool this morning--likely to be hemms?

48 yr old male. Normal colonoscopy 4 yrs ago, internal hemms noted. Small bit of bright red blood on stool this morning--likely to be hemms?

Hemmorhoids: Many people present with "piles" and this can actually be the issue or one of many other problems that your doctor can help there are dietary, behavioral, hygiene modifications as well as procedures that can help with these common problems. Both constipation and diarrhea can lead to this condition as well it is best if you consult with a general or colorectal surgeon to help with this matter. ...Read more

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12 yr bowel problems. Toilet constantly. Both colonoscopy and celiac tests clear. 30yr old irish male. What could be wrong? Affecting working day help

Lots of causes: Lot of causes for these complaints, including organic and functional. Do a diet diary, including alcohol, sugarless gum and candy, symptoms. Bring to doc. May need stool tests for parasites, fat, other. May need evaluatiom of all bowel, pancreas, thyroid, hormones. Check meds. Colon biopsied? May be easily rx'd or not. ...Read more

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My 7 yr old is getting a colonoscopy and a endoscopy done. How do I explain this to her?

My 7 yr old is getting a colonoscopy and a endoscopy done. How do I explain this to her?

Child life: My best advice is to have the procedure done in a center where there is a child life department with trained child life specialists. Child life specialists are trained to explain hospitals, procedures, testing, and health problems to children in ways that are helpful and meaningful. ...Read more

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Had colonoscopy in 2002, was fine. Had one recently, microscopic blood in stool, can you get coloncancer within 10 yrs? 64 yr old female.

Had colonoscopy in 2002, was fine. Had one recently, microscopic blood in stool, can you get coloncancer within 10 yrs? 64 yr old female.

Absolutely...: There are several biologic pathways by which cells grow into cancer--this is particularly true with colon cancer. "interval colon cancers" are defined as presenting relatively soon after a negative colonoscopy exam. This phenomenon is well-defined & well-recognized in the medical literature, distinct from missed or regrowing lesions, & accepted as inevitable despite current screening strategies. ...Read more

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I have chest pain over this situation. My two yr old has had mult colonoscopys for ongoing abdominal pain., what to do?

I have chest pain over this situation. My two yr old has had mult colonoscopys for ongoing abdominal pain., what to do?

2nd opinion: I often see abdominal pain as a recurrent problem in kids.In a kid with poor communication skills, (2yo) i would seek answers to his problem from other sources, not just his lower bowel.A visit with a developmental pediatrician may be the best way to unravel this problem. ...Read more

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I am very frustrated! my two yr old had a colonoscopy for abdominal cramping., what to do?

I am very frustrated! my two yr old had a colonoscopy for abdominal cramping., what to do?

Question?: The search for a cause for abdominal pain in toddlers is complex and often frustrating for parents. I don't see a question to answer without more details. Your search for causes should start with a pediatrician who will sit down and listen long enough to hear your whole story. Possible causes include structural abnormalities, allergies, enzyme deficiencies, behavioral problems, and more. ...Read more

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My 81 yr old father 3 days post op for perforated bowel from colonoscopy, has not had BP meds since, BP is 174/64. Is this acceptable?

My 81 yr old father 3 days post op for perforated bowel from colonoscopy, has not had BP meds since, BP is 174/64. Is this acceptable?

See your PCP: His systolic is too high (the top number). But on the other hand you don't want his pressure to go too low. It may be the pain he is experiencing causing his top number to be so high. A perforated bowel is no small event. If the BP goes to low ischemia may occur as well. I'm assuming he is still in hospital. Just make the doctors aware which i'm sure they are. ...Read more

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I am a 34-yr-old female diagnosed with iron deficiency anemia two years ago. GI has not recommended colonoscopy. Should I be concerned?

Yes. Get checked.: If you have iron deficiency anemia, there can be several causes: 1) Diet-you could be iron deficient if you are a vegetarian 2) Heavy periods or irregular vaginal bleeding 3) GI bleeding from gastritis (inflammation in your stomach) or a growth in your colon. I would recommend checking stool cards for occult (microscopic) blood. If these are positive, you definitely need a colonoscopy. ...Read more

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