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What Happens If The Colon Is Punctured During A Colonoscopy
All of it!: The intention with colonoscopy is to examine the entire length of the colon. Sometimes due to tortuosity (or twisty-ness), it is difficult or impossible to see the entire colon. Other ways to evaluate the colon include virtual colonoscopy and barium enema. The advantage of colonoscopy is if anything is found, it can be biopsied or removed often times right away. ...Read more
Yes: Colonoscopies generally require slight insufflation of air into the colon... This distends it and allows your doctor to look for polyps. This distension may cause some discomfort which is why most patients get sedated for the procedure. Your doctor generally will try to release all the gas at the end of the procedure so you don't feel too bloated! ...Read more
Please tell me what the name of the disease is for benign cysts found in the colon during a colonoscopy?
Very rare: Cysts of the colon are extremely rare. Most when found are in the mesentery or supportive structure of the bowel. in even rarer instances as with polyps detected by colonoscopy, lymphatic cysts that have developed and appear in region where polyps found are removed by colonoscopy. They are rare, benign and reportable when found. ...Read more
Can you tell me what the name of the disease is for benign cysts found in the colon during a colonoscopy?
Can you tell the spleen is enlarged during a colonoscopy, by the pressure - shadow of the spleen on the colon wall?
3-5mm Sessile polyp removed from descending colon during colonoscopy. What are the odds it's a hyperplastic polyp? Should I be concerned?
Must i have contrast injection during virtual colonoscopy? what about drinking barium? can virtual colon be done without one or both of these?
Can a gastro damage colon during colonoscopy? Husband had severe pain for 6 months after. Gastro said it was his crohns. Husband says different pain.
Yes and No: There is a risk of perforation during colonoscopy but this is usually an acute complication requiring emergent surgery or treatment. Having pain this late could be his crohn's which can affect the GI tract from the mouth to the anus. If having pain he should follow-up and be evaluated by his gastroenterologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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