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Is it ok that I ate Apple sauce the night before my colonoscopy? I am taking another treatment in the morning

Is it ok that I ate Apple sauce the night before my colonoscopy? I am taking another treatment in the morning

No: You supposed to be on clear liquids. Apple sauce is not see through. If it was just a little you may be ok, but doctor will see poop he may have to reschedule procedure and you will have to redo the prep again. ...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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Is colonoscopy in all cases necessary before starting any IBD treatment?

Is colonoscopy in all cases necessary before starting any IBD treatment?

Ibd: Not always. In some cases of ulcerative colitis only a gentle sigmoidoscopy without any laxative preparation may be needed to establish a diagnosis and start treatment. However your gastroenterologist is better qualified to answer your question. ...Read more

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What is the proper protocol for a gastro after a colonoscopy to go over findings and treatment if patient still drowsy? Follow up appointment?

What is the proper protocol for a gastro after a colonoscopy to go over findings and treatment if patient still drowsy? Follow up appointment?

Common sense: If it is known you are still drowsy, instructions can be given to your loved one or caregiver (if allowed to by your hippa signed declaration). Instructions are often written as well, and may even be given before the procedure when you are not groggy. ...Read more

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I had a diagnostic colonoscopy done due to bleeding and they found 2 ulcers in my intestines . Biopsies came back good what is the cause and treatment?

I had a diagnostic colonoscopy done due to bleeding and they found 2 ulcers in my intestines . Biopsies came back good what is the cause and treatment?

NSAID, etc.: The most common reason for ulcers in the intestines is from nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications (nsaids, ibuprofen, naproxen, et.). Other possibilities include crohn's disease, or many other possibilities, including infections. If this is NSAID induced, the treatment is avoidance of nsaids. If this is infection, it will resolve. But if it's crohn's, you need specific medical therapy. ...Read more

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Is hysterectomy a common treatment for dyspareunia lasting almost 2 years? Pain is deep and colonoscopy normal EGD normal CT normal

Is hysterectomy a common treatment for dyspareunia lasting almost 2 years? Pain is deep and colonoscopy normal EGD normal CT normal

Sometimes: Dyspareunia is a complex and challenging problem. Hysterectomy will only be helpful in cases where the source of intercourse pain is the uterus. There are many causes of intercourse pain besides the uterus. A full and complete evaluation is needed to help determine an individualized plan of care. ...Read more

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Blood in stool. Colonoscopy showed mild proctitis inflammation. Biopsies normal. Gi not worried, no treatment, no diagnosis. . Should I be worried. ?

Blood in stool. Colonoscopy showed mild proctitis inflammation. Biopsies normal. Gi not worried, no treatment, no diagnosis. . Should I be worried. ?

No: I suspect this is a mechanical process causing a bit of inflammation and tissue injury. We're not going to do anything when the biopsy is normal and there's no mass lesion. If your physician is agreeable, a diet with some more fiber might help. ...Read more

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Would you diagnose IBS for large volume hour long bowel movements? Colonoscopy was negative. Treatment ideas? Amitriptylene not affecting volume.

Would you diagnose IBS for large volume hour long bowel movements? Colonoscopy was negative. Treatment ideas? Amitriptylene not affecting volume.

Try my recepie: To start with: 1. Take dulcolax 4 tabs at night. 2. Next morning, you will have good bm which will clean your digestive system. 3. Next, start taking senokot (senna) 2 tab. Every night for 2 months. 4. Take amitryptaline 25 mg 1/2 hour before lunch only. Skip the dinner dose. 5 try this routine for 3 months. You will feel better. ...Read more

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Mum, 92, 2cm cancerous lump found in scan for gallstones. Waiting for colonoscopy & CT results, what treatment options are for such elderly patients?

Depends: Mostly depends on the person's overall health and activity level, not just age. Where is the lump? How is it known to be cancerous on only a gallbladder study? Would need more detailed information, but if it is a cancerous tumor that is contained or localized, then surgery should be fine depending on the overall health status (and depending on what organ may have the tumor). ...Read more

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Colonoscopy doc found internal hemorrhoids, treatment is not helping symptoms, i can barely poop and only a little. Could it actually be colon cancer?

NO it is not: You have colonoscopy , as per your info. Did not show cancer so you don't have it , why worry? . Now your constipation could be easily managed by high fibre diet lots of vegetables and fruits , less meat and plenty of water at your age of 24 rarely need any medications you will be fine speak to your doctor and go for follow up. ...Read more

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If one has swelling of intestines, [oedema] seen alongside gastritis on colonoscopy, what are the treatments pls, biopsy was normal but had tummy pain?

If one has swelling of intestines, [oedema] seen alongside gastritis on colonoscopy, what are the treatments pls, biopsy was normal but had tummy pain?

It depends on curren: Your current symptoms in the tummy should serve as a guide as to what to do next. If the belly pain is getting worse then you need further testing to find the exact cause. If the pain has settled down then it was probably just gastritis which usually heals in 4-6 weeks. Ask your doctor to guide you further. ...Read more

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Infectious colitis...Is a colonoscopy needed or can medications/diets cure it.?

CAUSE?: Do you know the cause of the infection? If you know the cause of the infection- you might be able to just treat it. If you dont know the cause, doing a colonoscopy might be helpful to get tissue samples and get further evaluations under the microscope. For example, if its a virus- the particular virus might help determine a tailored treatment. How do you know its INFECTIOUS? ...Read more

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I have ulcer colitis, I have done colonoscopy, please advice me how to cure this?

I have ulcer colitis, I have done colonoscopy, please advice me how to cure this?

How to manage it: Ulcerative colitis is a disease that requires proper medical management to achieve a prolonged remissions , by medication diet & adjustment of personal environment , only cure is by surgery , need close surveillance by frequent colonoscopies to detect colon ca in early stages has incidence of 8% in 20 yrs , 18% in 30 years. ...Read more

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