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Virtual Colonoscopy Vs Traditional Colonoscopy
35yo. F. W/ hyporthyroidism. colonoscopy/endoscopy 11/20/14. Diminutive 3mm polyp of sigmoid colon. Random biopsies of ileum and colon done. Cancer?
Is it possible to miss diverticulosis on ct and colonoscopy?Post scope ct shows Diverticulosis.Ct and scope prior no Diverticulosis.Pain since scope.
Can a capsule endoscopy replace an upper endoscopy &colonoscopy for a 3 year old? Is the same prep required for the capsule endoscopy?
Possibly: If you are at an academic center working with pediatric GI and radiology specialists, this can be a great alternative if you just need to look. If they think biopsies are going to be needed, then won't work. And, unfortunately, you do need pretty much the same cleanout so you can get good images form the camera and be able to see what is really going on. Child also has to be able to swallow camera ...Read more
Would a regular abdominal/pelvis CT scan with contrast and barium suspension reveal moderate to severe ulcerative colitis / Crohn's?
Well yes, but...: Finding that your colon is inflamed by capsule endoscopy does not MAKE a diagnosis of ulcerative colitis. The distribution of colitis, biopsy findings, IBD markers, as well as ruling out infection & ischemia are all important parts of the diagnosis. If you have UC you will likely need repeated colonoscopy surveillance with histology. Get a GI doctor who hears & can address your expressed concerns. ...Read more
I have Barrett's esophagus non dysplasia would a TransNasal endoscope work as well for follow ups biopsy as traditional endo ?
Gi suggested colonoscopy to check colon condition before switching from remicade (infliximab) to humira. Treated for uc. Had colonoscopy 2 yrs ago. Is this needed?
Colonoscopy results-tubular adenoma colon polyp, diverticulosis&hemorrhoids. I was told prep not complete-should I repeat colonoscopy sooner than 3yr?
66 years old. No hx of polyps or positive hematocult. Is cologuard a good idea instead of colonoscopy. Had negative virtual colonoscopy seven years ag?
Colon cancer screen: If you have never had a colonoscopy, you should. It currently is the gold standard for colon cancer screening. Cologuard and virtual colonography both have a substantially higher false negative rate. With medication, colonoscopy these days is very easy, comfortable, and safe, and will give you the highest likelihood of being able to preevent colon cancer. Don't sell yourself short! ...Read more
Can ibs, ibd or ulcerative colitis be diagnosed by contrast iv, oral contrast and rectal contrast ct scan?
Seeing gastro doc for 6 mo. All tests. Crones, pancreatic etc, MRI colonoscopy gastroscope clear. 80, 000 creon 3x day. Extreme diarrhea still? Ideas?
Dietary modification: You can try a gluten free diet. Ct scans, mri, and colonoscopy are not sensitive or specific when the symptoms are loose stools. Dietary modification is associated with less risk than continuing with invasive procedures. A nutritionist would also have recs on supplements you can try. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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