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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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What does ellevated allergie cells found from colonoscopy indicate?

What does ellevated allergie cells found from colonoscopy indicate?

Colon: Mucosal eosinophils can be due many reasons like due to GERD, H pylori, food allergies, parasites in the gut and inflammatory bowl disease. Sometimes etiology may not be identified. To give you better information more history including GI symptoms will be helpful. Furthermore your gastroenterologist is best situated to discuss your biopsy report ...Read more

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In 2015 they found focal adenomatous changes should I have another colonoscopy?

In 2015 they found focal adenomatous changes should I have another colonoscopy?

Contact doctor: You will need to contact the doctor and find out what the recommendation is for your case since whether you need another one in less than 5 years will depend on the risk (family history, size and number of polyps etc). ...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?

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

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How common is it to find 36 polyps in a colonoscopy? None were found to be cancerous.

How common is it to find 36 polyps in a colonoscopy? None were found to be cancerous.

Polyposis: Hi, Thank you for your question.

That is a high number but usually polypsosis syndromes have 100's of polyps.
If everything is okay you may just need an earlier follow up.

Hope that helps. Contact me if you have any other questions :-)
Dr. M ...Read more

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I just had a colonoscopy and they found multiple mucosa targt lesions. What could causes this?

Target lesions?: I am assuming that you are referring to a pale central area surrounded by a red ring. This is generally bowel prep artifact, however if there was any concern on the physician's part, a biopsy would have been taken. ...Read more

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If cancer is found on polphs after your colonoscopy will it return when my next colonoscopy is done?

Colonoscopy: Your doctor will remove the cancerous polyps and suggest frequent monitoring to look for any recurrence. ...Read more

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Today I had bloody maroon colored diarrhea. Recently had a colonoscopy that found nothing. Should I be concerned?

Today I had bloody maroon colored diarrhea. Recently had a colonoscopy that found nothing. Should I be concerned?

Source could be: Higher up such as small bowel or stomach. Talk to your GI doctor as u may need an egd and if that's negative a small bowel capsule study. ...Read more

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I had a lower colonoscopy and the doctors found nothing abnormal. I still have a fair amount of blood after going the toilet. Should I go back?

I had a lower colonoscopy and the doctors found nothing abnormal. I still have a fair amount of blood after going the toilet. Should I go back?

Colorectal Surgeon: The bleeding you describe (despite a normal colonoscopy, which does not view the anal canal well) is most likely the result of either internal hemorrhoids or an anal fissure, both of which are often easily treated. I would strongly advise you to see a colorectal surgeon who can diagnose the problem and most likely treat it with either medication or a simple office procedure. ...Read more

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Colonoscopy found 2 polyps. One removed completely. Other one portion removed. Both came back benign. Can the other portion not removed be miligant?

Technically yes: Technically it could, but one can estimate those chances by looking in more detail of your pathology report. If they both came back benign, that risk is extremely low. Ask your gastroenterologist for more details. ...Read more

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What is a colonoscopy?

What is a colonoscopy?

Look inside colon: You are sedated (very sleepy, but still breathing on your own). The endoscopist places an instrument through your anus and then passes it into the colon to carefully exam the colon for polyps, cancer, etc. If any abnormalities are found a biopsy may be done. Typically, it is painless - the only bother is cleaning out your bowels beforehand and even that's not so bad. ...Read more

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Do colonoscopies hurt?

No: Colonoscopy is usually performed with some form of sedation and if done correctly you should not feel anything or remember anything. ...Read more

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What is a colonoscopy like?

A simple test: After appropriate colon preparation at home, arrive at the endoscopy center, change into a gown & IV is inserted. Once in the procedure room, final consent is obtained, IV sedation is given (there are options here--some patients choose no sedation, others want to be "out cold"), & a thin flexible tube with video camera is inserted per rectum & advanced, taking pictures, biopsies, & therapeutics. ...Read more

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How to prep for a colonoscopy?

Lots of options: There are a lot of different regimens for doing a colonoscopy prep. It depends on your gastroenterologist what they prefer. Ultimate what they want is a clean prep, so you should not have any stool in your colon when they look. You will have a sense of whether your prep is complete when you look in the toilet bowl and you shouldn't see any solid material left. ...Read more

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What results from colonoscopy?

Colonoscopy: This is a good screening tool used for the appropriate age group in screening for colon cancer. ...Read more

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Do I really need a colonoscopy?

Do I really need a colonoscopy?

Age: When either 45 or 50 yrs old or of bleeding or other symptoms also pending family history. ...Read more

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Colonoscopy: what can I expect?

Not bad: The most annoying part is the bowel cleanout the day before. You have to drink a fluid that makes you have enough bowel movements until your stool becomes clear. The colonoscopy procedure itself is usually easy. When you go home you will have some abdominal discomfort and bloating. Sometimes you can have a little rectal bleeding as well. ...Read more

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What may appear in a colonoscopy?

Pretty much anything: Colonoscopies are mostly done for screening, looking for polyps which may be pre-cancerous, thus removing them in essence prevents a cancer. Colonoscopies are also done to evaluate for other problems, like diverticulosis, hemorrhoid bleeding, changes in bowels which may be from comparatively benign conditions, but infectious diseases, inflammatory diseases and other colon problems may be found too. ...Read more

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When should I start colonoscopies?

When should I start colonoscopies?

50 unless...: The general guideline is age 50, but there are exceptions to that rule. For example, family history of colon cancer can move up the schedule. ...Read more

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How can you die from a colonoscopy?

How can you die from a colonoscopy?

Unlikely: Dying during a colonoscopy or because of one is a very rare event. The risk of a perforation or hole during a colonoscopy is about 1/1500. The risks of dying would increase if one had a perforation that was not noticed. Also there is a risk of having complications from the sedation. One could stop breathing from over sedation which could lead to death, again, a rare event. ...Read more