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Possible whipples disease. Would a colonoscopy prove it?

Possible whipples disease. Would a colonoscopy prove it?

Small intestine: A biopsy of the small intestinal mucosa would be a better test than colonoscopy. Examination of the biopsy by a pathologist should settle the diagnosis. ...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


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Colonoscopy showed signs of Crohn's disease what's the next step?

Colonoscopy showed signs of Crohn's disease what's the next step?

Doc: The physician that did the colonoscopy should be advising you. It depends on how active the disease is. See a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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Can a colonoscopy irritate Crohn's disease and cause symptoms to worsen?

Can a colonoscopy irritate Crohn's disease and cause symptoms to worsen?

No: Occasionally multiple biopsies and the prep may result in a day or two of minor bleeding, and possibly loose stools, but that should resolve rapidly. ...Read more

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If I'm not in a flare will the colonoscopy still show signs of Crohn's disease?

If I'm not in a flare will the colonoscopy still show signs of Crohn's disease?

Usually No!: Like other medical tests, only what is present at the moment, within the limits of accuracy of the test, may be revealed. Additionally, the range of what is considered "normal" is huge. Eg for most quantitative measurements the central 96% of the range (compared to a small & unspecified group of people measured at some time in the past) is considered "normal". Studying the issues yourself is Best ...Read more

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I'm 26 and was diagnosed with mild Crohn's disease in 2012. How often should I be having a colonoscopy?

Crohns Disease: The interval for colonoscopies varies for patients diagnose with crohns disease. This should be discussed with your gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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It could be possible that a colonoscopy diagnose celiac disease?

Possible: During colonoscopy, quite a number of physicians reach the terminal ileum, the last part of the small intestine. Celiac disease affects this part of the small intestine, so the physician can see the changes in the lining of the gut and confirm the diagnosis with biopsies taken from that area. ...Read more

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What does "congestion and edema" mean in colonoscopy report :-/ they couldnt find any inflammitory disease?

What does "congestion and edema" mean in colonoscopy report :-/ they couldnt find any inflammitory disease?

Often "normal" : The bowel prep before colonoscopy often causes spasm of the colon muscles, leading to biopsy findings edema and congestion in the mucosa layer on biopsy. These are not related to " inflammatory disease". If inflammation was suspected and not found then capsule endoscopy to evaluate the small intestine might be indicated if you symptoms are severe enough. ...Read more

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