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Spleen Damage During Colonoscopy
Consultant report said prominent spleen was seen during colonoscopy - if not possible? What was most likely seen?
Can you tell the spleen is enlarged during a colonoscopy, by the pressure - shadow of the spleen on the colon wall?
Prominent Spleen was found during a Colonoscopy exam, CT scan (2 weeks later) showed the Spleen was normal - is any further investigation required?
Normocytic Anemia - Prominent Spleen 'seen' during colonoscopy - CT Scan (2weekslater) spleen normal - left up ab pain, further investigation needed?
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 ?
Yes: Yes, it's safe as long as the doctor is aware of this and so can navigate the scope around it. ...Read more
I have borderline lymphoma, therefore my spleen is enlarged. I recently had a colonoscopy done and the doctor was only able to go 20 cm. Was it due to the spleen?
No: Your spleen is well beyond 20cm.Get a more detailed answer ›
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 had a colonoscopy 2 days ago, after a 2 day cleanse. I'm in a lot of pain in my upper abdomen. Could my colon be bruised?
It's possible, but..: Most often, the colonoscopy is an uneventful procedure, but on occasion, depending on your body position while getting the scope and the amount of "snaking" of the scope that need to be done, you may have some abd discomfort afterwards. Be sure to call the Dr. who performed the procedure and let them know as they would want to know any difficulties you are experiencing. best wishes. ...Read more
I have dull ache in upper abdomen, some back pressure, and some upper chest pain. 30 y/o maile. Endoscopy/Colonoscopy clean in Feb. What can I take?
Well, you had a good: look at the upper and lower gastrointestinal system back in February, but it doesn't sound like you really have a diagnosis yet. This is the highest priority. It's not clear whether your symptoms are coming from the GI tract, the lungs/pleural cavity, or even your heart. Continue working with your doctor to make the diagnosis and implement effective treatment. Good wishes:) ...Read more
Usually: Most physicians in the us sedate their patients before colonoscopy. This means you are awake and extremely relaxed, but many patients due tend to fall asleep with the medications. However, not every physician practices this way and it should be something you discuss with the physician performing the procedure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibly: This would be an unusual practice but it is possible. The main problem would be scheduling to different physicians schedules. As well, this would likely add cost, as the cost of operating room time is significantly more than the cost of outpatient GI procedure room time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
All of it!: The intention with colonoscopy is to examine the entire length of the colon. Sometimes due to tortuosity (or twisty-ness), it is difficult or impossible to see the entire colon. Other ways to evaluate the colon include virtual colonoscopy and barium enema. The advantage of colonoscopy is if anything is found, it can be biopsied or removed often times right away. ...Read more
Yes and no.: Avoid red and purple, but orange doesn't usually cause much problem. Be sure to consume a lot of liquids, too. Check with your doctor's office, they might have unique restrictions/limitations. The red jello can get confused with fresh blood! ...Read more
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