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Can e coli look like Crohn's on a colonoscopy?

Can e coli look like Crohn's on a colonoscopy?

E. coli: Very unlikely, but even if there was a resemblance due to the colitis caused by some strains of e. Coli, the biopsy would differ markedly. ...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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Can e coli look like Crohn's on a colonoscopy.

Can e coli look like Crohn's on a colonoscopy.

Crohn's on endo: No crohn's looks like crohn's on biopsy the overall photo does not mean much - the biopsies are critical and provide the answer. ...Read more

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I had a da vinci total hysterectomy 9 weeks ago and a colonoscopy 3 weeks ago. I look like I am 7 months pregnant and it just continues to get bigger?

I had a da vinci total hysterectomy 9 weeks ago and a colonoscopy 3 weeks ago.  I look like I am 7 months pregnant and it just continues to get bigger?

Hysterectomy: That is very unusual. Do you have nausea, vomiting, fevers, abdominal pain, not passing stool? There is no reason for your abdomen to be that distended. Please see your gynecologist again for follow up soon. ...Read more

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Does C-diff cause pain similar to ibd? During colonoscopy, can C-diff look like UC and or Chrohns or will it visibly look different?

Does C-diff cause pain similar to ibd? During colonoscopy, can C-diff look like UC and or Chrohns or will it visibly look different?

Can: C diff generally watery diarrhea, can be painful, with fever. Can be mild or severe, with bleeding, toxicity, even life threatening. Causea inflammation, may look ,like IBD (often looks different). IBD is risk factor for C diff (even in absence of antibiotic use). Need to exclude it in sudden flares of IBD . ...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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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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What is it like to have a colonoscopy?

Not as bad :): It is probably not as bad as you may have heard. You are given sedation and for the most part of the study you are asleep. They introduce a camara through your rectum and look throughout your colon. It is over in 20 mins. Good luck! ...Read more

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What does it feel like to have a colonoscopy?

Quite variable: Unless you opt not to have conscious sedation, you'll probably remember and feel little during the actual colonoscopy. Afterwards, you'll like have some element of mild abdominal discomfort and bloating related to residual gas in the colon. It may take several days for your bowel habit to return to normal after the aggressive clean out necessary prior to the colonoscopy. ...Read more

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It's been like two weeks after my colonoscopy and i feel nauseous once in a while is that normal?

Not usual: Nausea should not be a part of the after effects of colonoscopy. I would suggest you call your doctor and discuss. Something else is going on. Depending on the findings at the time of the colonoscopy and whether you started on some medical therapy for those findings, the nausea may be related to that therapy. But if no therapy was initiated, this is an unrelated symptom after 2 weeks. ...Read more

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Considering no sed w/colonoscopy last time propo felt bad for three days don't like fentyl flying overseas three days later?

See below: I think you will be uncomfortable without any sedation. Talk to the anesthesiologist. A blend/mixture of several medications carefully injected will help you tolerate the procedure and not feel hungover after. ...Read more

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