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Why did I vomit bile after my colonoscopy?

Why did I vomit bile after my colonoscopy?

Ileus: There are many reasons for vomiting bile. Some of them more serious and might be a sign of small intestine obstruction. In your situation you developed a temporary cessation of small bowel movents. It should recover soon. Caution on eating within the next few hours. Also pay attention to changing or new signs. ...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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How to keep from vomiting during colonoscopy prep?

How to keep from vomiting during colonoscopy prep?

Basics: Some basic remedies include keeping it cold, using a straw, or mixing / chasing it with something you like. Otherwise you may need a different bowel prep or a dose of an anti-emetic like Phenergan (promethazine) or Reglan before you start. ...Read more

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I keep vomiting during the colonoscopy prep, what can I do?

I keep vomiting during the colonoscopy prep, what can I do?

Take a break: The prep is not getting through your system quick enough, take a break for an hour or so let the nausea resolve, the start again, if your feel nauseas again stop for a bit. ...Read more

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Having colonoscopy tomorrow and drank all most 1 half of the a b jug there is two but I feel lightheaded bolted going Vomit can I skip the last part?

Incomplete: Preparation for colonoscopy will lead poor visualization of the colon leading to possible recommendation for another colonoscopy. Adequte preparation will result in clear liquid stool. Their are multiple ways to get adequate preparation. The use of Golytely is less tolerable. The use of Miralax (polyethylene glycol) with 64 ounces of Gatorade seems to be more tolerable and whe used as directed results in excellent prep ...Read more

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Had colonoscopy yesterday and have been sweating all day and feeling nauseous but no vomiting. Dr did a biopsy also?

Had colonoscopy yesterday and have been sweating all day and feeling nauseous but no vomiting. Dr did a biopsy also?

Side effect of meds.: Not sure whether they used any medications like mild sedation which can cause sweating, and nausea It could be a reaction of your body to the stress of going through the procedure, especially increased irritability of your gastrointestinal system. What was the indication for the biopsy, as some rare lesions of the intestinal tract can secrete histamine, a substance which can cause sweating, lowBP ...Read more

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I on movi prep for a colonoscopy I drank half but I feel like I'm going to vomit can I skip the last half and sill get it I light headed the GI not to?

I on movi prep for a colonoscopy I drank half but I feel like I'm going to vomit can I skip the last half and sill get it I light headed the GI not to?

Incomplete: Preparation for colonoscopy will lead poor visualization of the colon leading to possible recommendation for another colonoscopy. Adequte preparation will result in clear liquid stool. Their are multiple ways to get adequate preparation. The use of Golytely is less tolerable. The use of Miralax (polyethylene glycol) with 64 ounces of Gatorade seems to be more tolerable and whe used as directed results in excellent prep ...Read more

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Wat cause vomiting after eat, especially after greasy food. Vomit is always greasy. Hida scan, colonoscopy, endoscopy, gastric emptying scan, all normal!

Wat cause vomiting after eat, especially after greasy food. Vomit is always greasy. Hida scan, colonoscopy, endoscopy, gastric emptying scan, all normal!

GE reflux: Hida scan does check the function of gall bladder in conjunction with ultrasound. Usually when normal leads away from gb as issue. Gastric emptying has solid and liquid versions, one can be normal while other abnormal. Sounds like part of the problem is gastroesophageal reflux.May need change in medications and diet, elimination of foods upsetting your stomach. ...Read more

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1-2x week while having a normal bowel movement I sometimes uncontrollably vomit at same time! All tests Ct, colonoscopy, etc came back normal?

1-2x week while having a normal bowel movement I sometimes uncontrollably vomit at same time! All tests Ct, colonoscopy, etc came back normal?

Reflex: I am not certain, but this might be related to a vasovagal reflex which can occur if you are sensitive and bear down very hard while having the bowel movement. ...Read more

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Lot of burping/belching. Taking omeprazole-bicarb. Always had loose stools now much worse sometimes leads to vomiting. Colonoscopy/endoscopy clear?

Lot of burping/belching. Taking omeprazole-bicarb. Always had loose stools now much worse sometimes leads to vomiting. Colonoscopy/endoscopy clear?

Hard to say: Warrants an exam. I think gall bladder issues need to be ruled out. Anxiety and irritable bowel rarely are bad enough to cause vomiting. Other possibilities exist. ...Read more

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My husband has been in and out of hospitals he's had a colonoscopy and an upper GI he is vomiting green bile stomach pain lower leftand weight loss?

My husband has been in and out of hospitals he's had a colonoscopy and an upper GI he is vomiting green bile stomach pain lower leftand weight loss?

Call doc: If the vomiting started again, and he can;t keep anything down, call his doc or head to the ER if nothing is working to stop it. Later, consider a second opinion if you both are not happy with the information currently given you. ...Read more

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He's had upper GI colonoscopy cat scn X rays no diagnosis vomiting green bile left lower stomach pain and weight loss. Doctors don't know what's wrong?

He's had upper GI colonoscopy cat scn X rays no diagnosis vomiting green bile left lower stomach pain and weight loss. Doctors don't know what's wrong?

Keep pursuing: Hi. I'm sorry. He sounds sick. The fact that nothing diagnostic has been done yet rules out certain things, which lets the diagnostician consider other causes and what to do next. Something will eventually turn up, or the problem will resolve itself. Good luck to him. ...Read more

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I did a CT scan came back negative for diverticulitis but showed a narrowing of the colon. 3cm. Other organs are ok. Does it mean I have colon cancer? I have no blood in stool but I had two episode of complete blockage with vomiting. Colonoscopy next

Colonoscopy: Colonoscopy, that you planning, should settle the issue.
Wish you good health!
Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
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Left ab pain. Ct MRI colonoscopy show nothing. Nausea vomiting sometimes low grade fever weight loss white specks and yellow tint stool. In my head?

Left ab pain. Ct MRI colonoscopy show nothing. Nausea vomiting sometimes low grade fever weight loss white specks and yellow tint stool. In my head?

Further check up: I recently suggested that you have another full exam by a Family Doctor of Internist. I also think a more detailed history is needed from you. Do you take any drugs? Do you use illicit drugs? Have you traveled overseas recently? Are you eating well and do you have any known food allergies? I could pursue these questions further in an online appointment if you desire. ...Read more

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Having a colonoscopy done tomorrow at noon, since taking pico-salax at noon today, I have a severe headache and vomited. Should I cancel appt.

Having a colonoscopy done tomorrow at noon, since taking pico-salax at noon today, I have a severe headache and vomited. Should I cancel appt.

Misdirected question: Your question is best directed to the doctor who prescribed your prep and will be performing your procedure. Call the after-hours doctor with your question, if the office is closed. That being said, many patients have difficulty with their preparation before colonoscopy, but the best yield from the test derives from the quality of the preparation you provide your doctor. Good luck with your exam. ...Read more

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I a. Having a colonoscopy this morning. I did last nights prep ok. I drank the second prep and 16 oz of water. Bowels are doing their thing. Got up to get more water and vomited. Will it effect my procedure?

I a. Having a colonoscopy this morning. I did last nights prep ok. I drank the second prep and 16 oz of water. Bowels are doing their thing. Got up to get more water and vomited. Will it effect my procedure?

Probably: As you've probably had your exam already, you have probably found out your prep may not have been adequate due to not finishing your prep. Many times a quick call to the doctor will allow them to suggest something different to cleanse you completely thus allowing a good prep and a complete exam. ...Read more

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I vomited stuff for bowel prep and colonoscopy in 7 hours. Is that okay?

I vomited stuff for bowel prep and colonoscopy in 7 hours. Is that okay?

Probably: Not a good thing. Call your endoscopist and notify them as they may decide to cancel or suggest another prep to try to salvage the procedure. ...Read more

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Pasty dirrhea vomiting and abdominal pain with a resent hospitalization for ednoscopy and colonoscopy should I seek medical attention?

Pasty dirrhea vomiting and abdominal pain with a resent hospitalization for ednoscopy and colonoscopy should I seek medical attention?

Yes: Vomiting and diarrhea may be due to partial bowel obstruction from a variety of causes none of which should be ignored. An upper GI with water-soluble contrast should be done soon. It will tell you if there is something to worry about. Have you been losing weight? All the more reason to see a doc. ...Read more

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Colonoscopy prep, vomited, fainted, fell, head injury, ER & for 2nd colonoscopy same + knee surgery from fall. Time for 3rd, please advise.

Colonoscopy prep, vomited, fainted, fell, head injury, ER & for 2nd colonoscopy same + knee surgery from fall. Time for 3rd, please advise.

Hydrate well: Given your previous issues make sure the indications for your colonoscopy are sound. Hydrate well pre and during prep, use non osmotic prep eg not fleets
phostasoda or visicol but go lytely or MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) type prep, do prep over slightly extended time period and have someone with you...Don't stand suddenly... ...Read more

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Had abdominal pain, nausea, occasional vomitting for three months. Normal scans, endoscopy and colonoscopy except mild antral gastritis. Any ideas?

Other causes: Gall bladder problems (sludge or stones), pancreatic inflammation, gluten sensitivity or intolerance, lactose intolerance, irritable bowel syndrome are some other possibilities. Discuss these with your gastroenterologist to see if they have been ruled out. ...Read more

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I have had 2 months of diarrhea and vomitting, watery stooland abdominal pain. I got endoscopy, colonoscopy, biopsy and celiac disease test done and all tests were negative. There has been no proper diagnosis yet. What should I do?

I have had 2 months of diarrhea and vomitting, watery stooland abdominal pain. I got endoscopy, colonoscopy, biopsy and celiac disease test done and all tests were negative. There has been no proper diagnosis yet. What should I do?

Parasites: Has your stool been tested for ova and parasites particularly giardiasis and balstocystis homnis.

If yes and all stool test are negative then irritable bowel syndrome diarrhea predominant is a possible diagnosis. You should follow up with your gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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Upper abdominal pain into back. Wght loss. Recent vomiting. Endoscopy normal 2 yrs ago. Colonoscopy normal june. Urq ultrasound normal in october. Cancer?

Upper abdominal pain into back. Wght loss. Recent vomiting. Endoscopy normal 2 yrs ago. Colonoscopy normal june. Urq ultrasound normal in october. Cancer?

Have a check up: You need to have your doctor examine you first. He/she may order some tests to check if all is well or not. Weight loss is always worrisome, so you should visit your doctor soon. ...Read more

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It started with blood in my stool, through nausea and now vomiting and no appetite. I've had a colonoscopy, egd and ultrasound without results. Stress?

It could be...: You are too young to have any of the serious ailments for which we would ordinarily do egd and colonoscopy etc.
Why do not you try to do a couple of simple stress reduction activities like a daily walk for 30 minutes and some meditation or yoga or even simple breathing exercises as means of stress reduction and see if it would all settle down. ...Read more

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What does a colonoscopy look for? R low pelvic pain with vomiting and bloody diarrhea. CT and ultrasound look normal. Dr wants colonoscopy next.

What does a colonoscopy look for? R low pelvic pain with vomiting and bloody diarrhea. CT and ultrasound look normal. Dr wants colonoscopy next.

Colonoscopy: Will provide information regarding possible large bowel abnormalities, specifically obstructive lesions, such as tumors or strictures, inflammation, ulcers, etc. Given your symptoms and test results seems to be appropriate. ...Read more

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I have been having abdominal pain round the clock withnausea, vomitting, and on/off fever for weeks. My CT scan for ca f/u didn't note the inflammation, but the second reading on the CT scan noted bowel inflammation. The GI wants to get a colonoscopy done

I have been having abdominal pain round the clock withnausea, vomitting, and on/off fever for weeks. My CT scan for ca f/u didn't note the inflammation, but the second reading on the CT scan noted bowel inflammation. The GI wants to get a colonoscopy done

Increased risk: But, if in the opinion of the colonoscopist the potential benefits outweigh the risks then you should probably go ahead. It is the burden of the physician to explain all this to you before obtaining your consent for the procedure. Make sure you ask every question possible (bring a list of these with you). If the answers are not satisfactory or any reluctance to answer them, go elsewhere. ...Read more

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18m old vomiting, diarrhea off and on for 2 1/2weeks. Blood, urine, stool, abdominal xray normal. Going to do Egd and colonoscopy. What else canwe do?

18m old vomiting, diarrhea off and on for 2 1/2weeks. Blood, urine, stool, abdominal xray normal. Going to do Egd and colonoscopy. What else canwe do?

Start Probiotic: Make sure stool cultures were comprehensive for parasites like giardia and bacteria like campylobacter and c. difficile. This is worrisome given how long symptoms have lasted. ...Read more

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Excessive vomiting and diherrea. Had ugi, CT scan, abdominal ultrasound, egd and colonoscopy done. No signs of ulcer or anything of concern?

Could be several thi: Sounds like you had an extensive workup done. Any biopsies taken on egd or colonoscopy? If you didn't have any gallstones on us then you may benefit from hida scan to look for biliary dyskinesia.Have you had stool studies done to look for any etiology? You can also have increase bile salt load in the intestines which can cause diarrhea. It responds very well to bile salts lowering drugs. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Vomiting (Definition)

Vomiting = expulsion of stomach ...Read more