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I had a colonoscopy a week ago today, and still have lingering discomfort in my left side just below the ribs...Should i be concerned?

I had a colonoscopy a week ago today, and still have lingering discomfort in my left side just below the ribs...Should i be concerned?

Maybe: On rare occasions during colonoscopy there can be a splenic tear leading to a parasplenic bleed with a hematoma, or there could be a micro perforation with walled off abscess...Most likely it's nothing worrisome but if persists or worsenens follow up with your doc. ...Read more

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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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Can a colonoscopy disrupt abdominal or chest muscles? Have been experiencing left side sore-discomfort, on-off pain since a colonoscopy 5 days ago.

Can a colonoscopy disrupt abdominal or chest muscles? Have been experiencing left side sore-discomfort, on-off pain since a colonoscopy 5 days ago.

Abdominal pain: More likely there was a stretching or irritation of the lining of the colon. Less likely is diverticulitis or a micro perforation. Without fever or persistent pain, the discomfort should subside over the next few days. ...Read more

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Left flank pain tender to touch, can't lay on left side. Abdominal CT scan was ok. What else could pain be from? Upper endoscopy, colonoscopy ok

Left flank pain tender to touch, can't lay on left side. Abdominal CT scan was ok. What else could pain be from? Upper endoscopy, colonoscopy ok

Many possibilities: I don't have enough information to provide a good answer. How long has the pain been present? Any history of injury? What worsens the pain? What makes it better? What diagnosis have you been given? How severe is the pain? What lab tests have been done? We need more info, please. Kind regards, pamela svendsen, md. ...Read more

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A 50 year-old woman has unexplained weight loss and abdominal pain with no apparent cause.....?

A 50 year-old woman has unexplained weight loss and abdominal pain with no apparent cause.....?

Weight loss: I understand your concern. Follow through with physicians and specialists for possible Diagnosis of Hyperthyroidism, Diabetes, Peptic ulcer, Chronic Pancreatitis, Crohn’s disease, Malabsorption, Hepatitis or Cancer. See Psychiatrist for depression with painful feelings due to stresses of relationship, marriage, separation, parenting, lack of support from family and unresolved conflicts. ...Read more

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Discomfort in the left lower abdomen, just a feeling of fullness and sometimes a little hurt not pain. I have chronic constipation. Normal colonoscopy

Discomfort in the left lower abdomen, just a feeling of fullness and sometimes a little hurt not pain. I have chronic constipation. Normal colonoscopy

Discomfort is due : To your long standing constipation.You have to be very aggressive with cleansing out your bowels otherwise you will become impacted and obstructed.You want to rule out colon cancer too.Best to get seen by gastroenterologist so he can help manage your chronic constipation! in meantime, drink plenty of fluids, prune juices, hjgh fibers, get the habit of relaxing and not rushing to go to the bathroom. ...Read more

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Grumbling in the left side of bowells just bellow my ribs what is it no pain in night only after I get up could this be ins flare up had a colonoscopy

Grumbling in the left side of bowells just bellow my ribs what is it no pain in night only after I get up could this be ins flare up had a colonoscopy

I don't think it is: a significant problem. Bowel sounds can be of gurgling type off and on. That is quite normal for many people. Unless you experience pain in the belly which is persistent, you should be fine. Do keep in touch with your doctor who did your colonoscopy , go see him in case you have persistent pain in your abdomen. ...Read more