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Doctor insights on: What Does No Further Surveillance After Colonoscopy Mean

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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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I have recently had a colonoscopy and there weren't any biopsies or polyps taken. I haven't received any info yet. What could this mean?

I have recently had a colonoscopy and there weren't any biopsies or polyps taken. I haven't received any info yet.  What could this mean?

No news...: ...Is usually good news, but i would call the doctors office to verify there wasn't a miscommunication problem and request a copy of the report or a follow-up appointment with your md to review the results and plans for follow-up. ...Read more

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What does tortuosity found in colonoscopy mean?

What does tortuosity found in colonoscopy mean?

Difficult scope: Usually means that your colon had enough bends and turns in it (just the way your colon is), that your endoscopist commented on it in his/her report as having a very tortuous colon. ...Read more

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If you had polyps last time you had a colonoscopy does than mean it's expected to continue the same.

If you had polyps last time you had a colonoscopy does than mean it's expected to continue the same.

There are higher odd: Some people are more prone to form polyps. So if you have had the polyps removed before, you are considered higher risk for more polyps and advised to undergo colonoscopy in 5 years, as opposed to 10 years for someone who did not have any polyps in their first colonoscopy. ...Read more

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I have a colonoscopy scheduled for a month from now - how can I deal with the pain in the mean time?

I have a colonoscopy scheduled for a month from now - how can I deal with the pain in the mean time?

Depends: Speak with your physician. Depends on the cause of your pain. Is it because of a stricture? Constipation? Ibd? Ibs? There are many causes of pain. The only person that can advise you for the pain is your treating physician. ...Read more

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I had a colonoscopy today(my second one within 3 years). My dr removed 2 polyps today, 1 very large the other small. What does this mean? Also how can

I had a colonoscopy today(my second one within 3 years). My dr removed 2 polyps today, 1 very large the other small. What does this mean? Also how can

Colonoscopy/Polyps: If you had a colonoscopy on the day of this question posted and you had 2 polyps, you should wait till seeing your GI doctor for the pathology of the polyps. He will also discuss with you regarding next surveillance colonoscopy and likely the pathology of your polyps (benign or cancerous). ...Read more

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Had a colonoscopy, said I have a twisted colon what does that mean?

Had a colonoscopy, said I have a twisted colon what does that mean?

Tortuous colon: were they able to finish the exam? sometimes it can make it difficult enough not to be able to get through. unlikely to cause any issues for you though - just make sure your BMs stay regular. ...Read more

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Colonoscopy showed no polyps but an erythematous area was found and it was biopsied.what could that mean?

IBS has no findings : Typically, inflammation anywhere is associated with erythema. While it is more diagnostic of acute or chronic inflammation in the stomach or esophagus, erythema in the colon could mean nonspecific inflammation. The biopsy will determine if this is something more serious such as Crohn's disease. IBS has no abnormalities on colonoscopy. ...Read more

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What does low grade adenomatous dysplasia and minor architectural distortion mean after a colonoscopy.

What does low grade adenomatous dysplasia and minor architectural distortion mean after a colonoscopy.

Dysplasia is a term that describes how much your polyp looks like cancer under the microscope.: Dysplasia is a term that describes how much your polyp looks like cancer under the microscope. Polyps that are only mildly abnormal (don’t look much like cancer) are said to have low-grade (mild or moderate) dysplasia. Polyps that are more abnormal and look more like cancer are said to have high-grade (severe) dysplasia. The most important thing is that your polyp has been completely removed and does not show cancer. If dysplasia is found in your polyp, it might mean you need to have a repeat (follow-up) colonoscopy sooner than if dysplasia wasn’t found, but otherwise you do not need to worry about dysplasia in your polyp. ...Read more

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