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Doctor insights on: Spleen Damage During Colonoscopy

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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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Consultant report said prominent spleen was seen during colonoscopy - if not possible? What was most likely seen?

Consultant report said prominent spleen was seen during colonoscopy - if not possible? What was most likely seen?

Spleen: If the spleen was prominent, it had nothing to do with the colonoscopy, but it is something that needs to be looked into. A hematologist can help ...Read more

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Prominent Spleen was found during a Colonoscopy exam, CT scan (2 weeks later) showed the Spleen was normal - is any further investigation required?

Probably not : The spleen is not actually "seen" directly on colonoscopy. If the CT scan showed a normal size spleen and your doctor has no other reason to suspect an abnormal spleen, then no further tests should be necessary. ...Read more

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Normocytic Anemia - Prominent Spleen 'seen' during colonoscopy - CT Scan (2weekslater) spleen normal - left up ab pain, further investigation needed?

Normocytic Anemia - Prominent Spleen 'seen' during colonoscopy - CT Scan (2weekslater) spleen normal -  left up ab pain, further investigation needed?

Yes: Anemia in a 23 year male needs investigation as it suggests blood loss, lack of dietary iron or malabsorption. For the spleen size, I would trust the CT finding. Abdominal pain is an additional reason for further investigation. ...Read more

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Three spleens, Pain in left side, Bowels hard then loose, Getting a colonoscopy in 3 months, taking a lot of pain medication - what could be wrong ?

Three spleens, Pain in left side, Bowels hard then loose, Getting a colonoscopy in 3 months, taking a lot of pain medication - what could be wrong ?

Inflammation? : You may be having inflammatory bowel disease. 3 months is probably too long to wait. Consult with your primary care dr or gastroenterologist sooner for an interim management until you fet your colonoscopy and definitive diagnosis ...Read more

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I have had pain inside my left rib cage now for a year. I've had a colonoscopy , CT scan, ultrasound with nothing abnormal. Could it be my spleen?

I have had pain inside my left rib cage  now for a year. I've had a colonoscopy , CT scan, ultrasound with nothing abnormal. Could it be my spleen?

Doubtful: Abnormality of spleen (anatomically) would show on sono, and/or ct. Functional abnormality of spleen would show on blood count. Can't tell here what it is, possibly lung, pleua, diaphragm, or musculoskeletal. Follow up with md. ...Read more