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What if the flexible sigmoidoscopy shows something abnormal?

What if the flexible sigmoidoscopy shows something abnormal?

Depends on findings: Flexible sigmoidoscopy looks at lower 1/3 of colon. Better look is with colonoscopy, which looks at entirety of colon. In general, if abnormality seen on flex sig, colonoscopy is recommended. ...Read more

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Dr. John Lappas
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Sigmoidoscopy (Definition)

Sigmoidoscopy is the use of a flexible fiberoptic camera or specially designed scope to examine the inside of the colon. Because the procedure only examines the left side of the colon (in an area called the sigmoid), it is termed sigmoidoscopy. This is to differentiate it from a colonoscopy, where the entire right and left side of the colon is examined. A sigmoidoscopy ...Read more


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What is an abnormal pap smear?

What is an abnormal pap smear?

Needs follow-up: There are various grades of abnormalities on pap smear. Generally an abnormal smear means that some of the cells are at risk of becoming cancerous. It is important to follow-up an abnormal pap smear with repeat testing and/or additional tests, such as colposcopy and/or biopsy. ...Read more

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Normal pap but ultrasound shoes uterine thickening with polyp?

Normal pap but ultrasound shoes uterine thickening with polyp?

Pap smears: Pap smears allow pathologists to evaluate cells from the cervix (the outside or ectocervix and inside or endocervix). Most of the time we do not find cells from the endometrial cavity in the test slide because the pap smear collection brush should not go into the endometrium. Additional biopsies are required to evaluate endometrial pathology. ...Read more

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Does a flexible sigmoidoscopy detect bowel cancer ?

Does a flexible sigmoidoscopy detect bowel cancer ?

Sigmoidoscopy: This procedure looks only at your lower bowel in contrast to a colonoscopy that should look at your entire bowel. All the best sorting through this. ...Read more

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What could an abnormal pap smear mean?

What could an abnormal pap smear mean?

PAP smear: Definition of abnormal pap smear is too broad. It depends on the type of the abnormality detected. In any case any abnormal pap smear should be taken seriously and the obgyn should be contacted immediately. ...Read more

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Is an abnormal pap test serious?

Is an abnormal pap test serious?

Yes indeed: Before pap smears, about 30, 000 women in the us died of cancer of the cervix each year. If you do not want to be one of them (and it is a gruesome way to die), get appropriate follow-up. ...Read more

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Full Colonoscopy normal, mucosa normal, no abnormalities, no polyps. Why the Dr got tissue for biopsy?

Full Colonoscopy normal, mucosa normal, no abnormalities, no polyps. Why the Dr got tissue for biopsy?

Colonic biopsy: You would have to ask the doctor who did the biopsy. This is usually unnecessary unless something suspicious was seen, or the doctor just wanted to absolutely certain they were not missing anything. ...Read more

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What does an abnormal glandular pap smear mean?

What does an abnormal glandular pap smear mean?

Glandular cells: It means that there are glandular cells that appear abnormal. This type of pap result needs close follow up to include additional testing as there's a pretty high percentage of there being a precancerous or even cancerous lesion present. You may need a colposcopy and a scraping from the inside of your cervix performed. Be sure to see your doctor for follow up. ...Read more

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Is bleeding after colposcopy (cervical scraping) normal?

Is bleeding after colposcopy (cervical scraping) normal?

Normal: It's VERY important to get a colposcopy if your pap is abnormal. A colposcopy is a speculum exam where special stains and magnifying lenses are used to look for pre-cancers on your cervix. If there are abnormalities, your GYN will take a biopsy, which is uncomfortable, but lasts ...Read more

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27/f, sigmoidoscopy results- internal hemorrhoids + mild erythma & petechiae in sigmoid colon & distal rectum. Took biopsies. What does this mean?

27/f, sigmoidoscopy results- internal hemorrhoids + mild erythma & petechiae in sigmoid colon & distal rectum. Took biopsies. What does this mean?

Pathology to look : You had a sigmoidoscopy. It showed internal hemorrhoids. You want to walk more, eat more vegetables, and drink more water. Biopsy is to have pathology look under microscope and. Make sure everything is healthy. ...Read more

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My colonoscopy microscopic diagnosis: transverse colon polyp biopsy: polypoid colonic mucosa with mild nonspecific chronic inflamation...what is this?

My colonoscopy  microscopic diagnosis: transverse colon polyp biopsy: polypoid colonic mucosa with mild nonspecific chronic inflamation...what is this?

Nothing: non specific colon inflammation it could be anything but not cancer. there is no risk of cancer. your doctor can review your symptoms,and the result of the biopsy and reach the proper conclusion. nothing serious. ...Read more

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Are abnormal cells removed with a colposcopy biopsy?

Are abnormal cells removed with a colposcopy biopsy?

Preventing Cancer: It's VERY important to get a colposcopy if your pap is abnormal. A colposcopy is a speculum exam where special stains and magnifying lenses are used to look for pre-cancers on your cervix. If there are abnormalities, your GYN will take a biopsy, which is uncomfortable, but lasts ...Read more

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What could causes an abnormal pap smear?

What could causes an abnormal pap smear?

Many causes: Inflammation, precancerous changes usually due to hpv changes, hormonal changes (esp postmenopause), smoking!, and infectoins. ...Read more

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Dr. Kristi Moffat
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Proctosigmoidoscopy (Definition)

Proctosigmoidoscopy is an examination of the rectum and sigmoid colon (just above the rectum) using a narrow, rigid scope with a built-in light. A small amount of air is usually introduced to distend the bowel, allowing for a better view. Generally, a limited prep is helpful, but not always necessary. ...Read more