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What does tortuosity found in colonoscopy mean?

What does tortuosity found in colonoscopy mean?

Difficult scope: Usually means that your colon had enough bends and turns in it (just the way your colon is), that your endoscopist commented on it in his/her report as having a very tortuous colon. ...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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In my colonoscopy report it states found 2polyps in transverse colon & tortuosity of the colon.should I worry?

In my colonoscopy report it states found 2polyps in transverse colon & tortuosity of the colon.should I worry?

Results: they should have removed the polys during the colonoscopy----they will then be sent to pathology for analysis. Your physician should be contacting you for follow up appointment to go over the pathology reports.It while determine if there is a problem with the polys ...Read more

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Had colonoscopy 9 years ago, was 23 then found 1 very small adenoma, repeat scopes at 1 and 4yrs clean, now back at 5yrs should I be nervous?

Had colonoscopy 9 years ago, was 23 then found 1 very small adenoma, repeat scopes at 1 and 4yrs clean, now back at 5yrs should I be nervous?

Do not be nervous: Colon cancer is a slow growing cancer. As long as you get colonoscopies when recommended they should be able to remove the adenomatous polyps that may turn into colon cancer. It is usually thought that it takes anadenomatous polyp 10 years to turn into cancer. ...Read more

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If when taking a colonoscopy and they see polyps do they remove them and when they remove them and something is found what medicine do they use?

If when taking a colonoscopy and they see polyps do they remove them and when they remove them and something is found what medicine do they use?

Yes: polyps are removed with instruments passed through a channel in the scope. Instruments are used to cut the polyp and extract it. Very rarely (if polyp large and/or flat) there is a need to inject the polyp prior to removing it, and the most common injected medicine would be epinephrine and normal saline. ...Read more

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4. Polypa were found during colonoscopy.What is next?

Biopsy will tell: When encountered, they should have been biopsied, and it will depend upon the report from pathology as to if benign or concerning as to what next. Need to follow up with GI for report. ...Read more

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I had a colonoscopy and nothing was found, but i'm getting worse. What do I do?

Speak with your doc: There are other diagnostic tests that can be used - but it depends on what your symptoms and history is. Consider speaking with your doctor about what options you have. ...Read more

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Colonoscopy found multiple mucosa target lesions--what could cause this?

Colonoscopy found multiple mucosa target lesions--what could cause this?

Colon target lesions: Sorry for confusion, but gastroenterologists commonly use the term "aphthous ulcers" to describe small ulcerations in the colon & small intestine. When terminology is applied precisely, the ulcers are associated with inflammatory bowel disease. Descriptively, but less precise, ulcers of similar appearance are seen in the lower GI tract with use of aspirin, with lymphoid hyperplasia, herpes, others. ...Read more