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5 years back colonoscopy showed polyp in hepatic flexure and rectum. This year I have done the colonoscopy again but no polyp in hepatic flexure, why. An?

5 years back colonoscopy showed polyp in hepatic flexure and rectum. This year I have done the colonoscopy again but no polyp in hepatic flexure, why. An?

Colon polyps: Usually when colon polyps are discovered, they are removed at the time of the colonoscopy. Presumably, your gastroenterologist removed those two polyps at the time of the first procedure, and evidently they have not grown back, which is good. If there is confusion, you can ask the previous gastroenterologist to review the first procedure report. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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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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I is it possible to cause splenic flexure syndrome after a colonoscopy?

I is it possible to cause splenic flexure syndrome after a colonoscopy?

NO: No it will not cause it. You may have some cramping etc after the colonoscopy due to the air put in the colon curing the colonoscopy. ...Read more

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Can I still have colonoscopy if I've thrown up all the prep stuff and stool isn't liquid, just soft?

Can I still have colonoscopy if I've thrown up all the prep stuff and stool isn't liquid, just soft?

Unlikely: If you don't have clear stool then the camera on the colonoscopy can't pass through it. Try reading the instructions your doctor gave you. It might talk about what to do or a number to call if you can't tolerate your prep. Other people have this problem too. Sometimes you make another trip to pharmacy. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Prepping for colonoscopy. My stool is now clear, but I noticed little white pieces of what seems to be mucus. Is this normal?

Prepping for colonoscopy. My stool is now clear, but I noticed little white pieces of what seems to be mucus. Is this normal?

Mucus w/ colonoscopy: Do not worry likely just from the membranes just like we have secretions in our mouth. You can ask the doctor at the colonoscopy ...Read more

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Mild bleeding seen in otherwise clear stool during colonoscopy prep w/ increased llq pain, should I keep going & finish am dose?

Call your GI MD: The fact that you have more llq pain is of concern; were you to have acute diverticulitis, it would merit immediate treatment; call your GI dr. For advice. ...Read more

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Having rectangle stool. Had clean colonoscopy 20 months ago with good prep. What are the chances colon cancer would be causing this?

Having rectangle stool. Had clean colonoscopy 20 months ago with good prep. What are the chances colon cancer would be causing this?

Low Chance ; BUT: At 40, a colonoscopy which shows no cancer less than 2 years ago is reassuring. Regardless, ASK your doctors advice about these new symptoms. Anorectal diseases such as hemorrhoids and fissures can cause changes to bowel caliber, but a thorough evaluation of the area needs to be done. While colon cancers are uncommon to grow in such a short span, it is not impossible. In short, see your doctor!! ...Read more

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Morning of my colonoscopy. Followed vowel prep the t, yet watery stool is brown. Doc said if it's watery don't worry but I heard it can't be brown?

It can be brown: A 'perfect' bowel prep for a colonoscopy does result in watery stool which are clear. However, people are different. A prep may not clear all the stool or color.
Actual feces may prevent the physician from seeing a polyp covered with stool.
However, brown watery stool can be suctioned and the bowel wall properly examined. It will probably be ok. .. The exam is important. Please doo.
Peter wilk, md. ...Read more

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I took miralax prep for colonoscopy tomorrow. Also 4 stool softeners as directed along with the broth jello diet. Started the cleanse at 4 p.m. still?

May take awhile: Hi BShetty,
The bowel prep for a colonoscopy can be very challenging to take. Because the goal is to clear your colon of stool completely, the regimen is very aggressive and you may be having bowel movements almost continuously until it is just clear liquid coming out. Depending on the regimen, you may also experience residual cramping as the effects of the laxative wear off. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What happens if bowel prep does not eliminate enough stool content and u feel constipated. How can this affect colonoscopy procedure?

What happens if bowel prep does not eliminate enough stool content and u feel constipated. How can this affect colonoscopy procedure?

You will be...: ...invited back for a re-look after a better prep. To avoid this, take only clear liquids the entire day before your test, and follow all instructions provided by your provider regarding the timing and completion of your prep solution (yes, drink the WHOLE thing please). ...Read more

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My doctor said that my bowel was too full of stool to do a colonoscopy even though I did the bowel prep. How is this possible?

My doctor said that my bowel was too full of stool to do a colonoscopy even though I did the bowel prep. How is this possible?

Yes: Unfortunately this can happen. Next time your doctor may suggest a liquid diet for a couple of days prior to the colonoscopy and they may also change the prep solution.
Good luck! ...Read more

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After a colonoscopy, is it normal to have blood in the stool?

After a colonoscopy, is it normal to have blood in the stool?

Yes: If biopsies were taken you may have a very small amount of blood in your stool. If this persists see you doctor. ...Read more

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Had clear colonoscopy but still lots of pain and lose stools also blood in toilet this week?

Had clear colonoscopy but still lots of pain and lose stools also blood in toilet this week?

Diverticulosis: You may have diverticulosis pouches which are a common cause of loose stools and passage of bright red blood. I assume that inflammatory colon changes were not seen, but check with your colonoscopist to see whether diverticulosis of the colon may be present even with your "normal" colonoscopy. ...Read more

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Colonoscopy clear but still in pain and had blood in toilet this week. Many lose stools daily too.

Colonoscopy clear but still in pain and had blood in toilet this week. Many lose stools daily too.

Contact the GastroMD: If you are continuing to have blood in stools and oose stools as well. I suggest you contact your Gastroenterologist or go to ER and get checked ...Read more

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Bloating below naval for a year. Colonoscopy normal. Stool comes out without any problem. What tests do I need?

Bloating below naval for a year. Colonoscopy normal. Stool comes out without any problem. What tests do I need?

Belly bloating: There are lots of reasons for abdominal discomfort & bloating, & not all of them are due to the GI tract. Even "functional" syndromes may be present without underlying "disease." however PSBO (paralyzed gut) due to metabolic & inflammatory conditions nearby (like an untreated infection of the urinary tract)must be considered & addressed. Check with your doctor for examination & treatment options. ...Read more

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I've had loose stools for the past 15 years on a regular basis. Is there anything to worry about if I have a colonoscopy every five years?

I've had loose stools for the past 15 years on a regular basis. Is there anything to worry about if I have a colonoscopy every five years?

Needs evaluation: Hopefully you have told the GI doctor who does your colonoscopies about this. If not, do so. This is not normal and should be investigated. Hope this is nothing serious. Good luck, . ...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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I have not stooled for 4 days now after my colonoscopy. Why?

Several variables:: The prep for the colonoscopy + the exam itself should have largely emptied your colon, which can hold quite a bit of material. Depending on both how much you have been eating & how much this food is not fully digested & absorbed (leaving residual material), combined with how much you usually retain within your colon, there will be a delay in recurrence of previous elimination amounts & patterns. ...Read more

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After colonoscopy, five days and no stool. Should I be worried?

If you have been: Eating regular meals it is a bit unusual. Call your endoscopy doctor and discuss with him/her. ...Read more

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Is a stool sample necessary before getting a colonoscopy?

No: You mean for blood? It is an alternative method for colon cancer screening, but not, it is not needed if you're getting the colonoscopy anyway. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me, should a colonoscopy show everything a stool test would?

Can you please tell me, should a colonoscopy show everything a stool test would?

The two tests: Can be complimentary and there may be some overlap but each test has the potential to show something the other does not detect. It really depends on what you mean by "stool test", there are many kinds of stool tests. ...Read more

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How accurate are the results from a colonoscopy as compared to the results from an at-home stool test?

Colonoscopy better: Two stool tests available. Guaiac for blood not accurate picking up blood from hemorrhoids. Stool test for p53 gene mutation does not tell that tumor is present but that stool shows colonocytes with potential for being associated with cancer. Obviously colonoscopy which provides direct visualization of bowel most accurate with bx available ...Read more

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5yr son had a colonoscopy & removed 1 polyp 15 days ago now he passes stool once in 2 days is it normal?

It would be helpful: ...to know what his bowel pattern was like before the procedure, and whether there are other concerning signs or symptoms present now (e.g. abdominal distension, tenderness, fever, blood in stool). If any doubt, call the physician who performed the colonoscopy, since he knows what was found & what transpired during the scope. ...Read more

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