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What If The Colonoscopy Shows Something Abnormal
Gastro recommended CT and colonscopy for mild abdominal pain/gas. 23 yrs old. If CT scan shows nothing, is colonoscopy necessary? no bloody stools
Options available: CT scan of the abdomen may be indicated but not for mild pain alone. If the symptoms are progressive and there is concern for Cancer(unlikely in your age group), then only I would consider doing a CT. Similarly Colonoscopy is not indicated because of pain alone.If there is bowel irregularity or blood in stool Colonoscopy is reasonable to do. In your case I would watch /monitor for 4-6 weeks, then ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diagnosis/treatment: At colonoscopy most visible abnormalities are either definitively diagnosed via sampling (biopsy) or removed completely also for diagnosis that includes the treatment. Some findings, eg cancer, need definitive treatment via other modes (for example but not limited to surgery). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Cancer/ inflammation: Both cancer and noncancerous inflammatory conditions like diverticulitis can cause obstruction of the colon and symptoms associated with that obstruction. During colonoscopy, the obstruction will not allow the colon to distend properly allowing the operator to visualize the problem and biopsy any abnormality. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What symptoms?: Impossible to say without knowing what signs and symptoms you were having that prompt getting the scopes. ...Read more
Usually No!: Like other medical tests, only what is present at the moment, within the limits of accuracy of the test, may be revealed. Additionally, the range of what is considered "normal" is huge. Eg for most quantitative measurements the central 96% of the range (compared to a small & unspecified group of people measured at some time in the past) is considered "normal". Studying the issues yourself is Best ...Read more
Can i tell me if I am being tested for Crohn's and i are feeling well before a colonoscopy will it still show up?
Yes in theory: In theory, if you truly have Crohn's disease and you happen to feel well on the day of the procedure, it will definitely show up on pathology. That is because Crohn's disease is CHRONIC inflammation. It can't disappear over night. Even if you are on the right treatment and are starting to feel better it takes weeks to months for all the inflammation to resolve. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you tell me if i'm being tested for Crohn's and I am feeling well before a colonoscopy will it still show up?
Chron's Diagnosis: Although colonoscopy is usually most useful when you are having symptoms related to crohn's flare, colonoscopy exam can be helpful in diagnosing various aspects (e.g. Stricture, cancer, etc. ) of disease even when feeling well. http://www.laendo.net/english/inflammatory-bowel-disease-88079022. ...Read more
Is weight gain normal after colonoscopy ? I had procedure yesterday and today the scale shows I've gained 3 lbs
Unlikely, but . . .: Prior to colonoscopy, one has to drink lots of icky fluids to clean out bowel. As a result, one usually loses weight. OTOH 3# weight gain in one day could be from bloating unrelated to procedure. Or more likely, use of different scales at different times of day in different amounts of clothing. Be sure to pay more attention to how your clothes fit than actual weight (using same scale at same time) ...Read more
I had a lower colonoscopy and the doctors found nothing abnormal.I still have a fair amount of blood after going the toilet.Should I go back ?
Colorectal Surgeon: The bleeding you describe (despite a normal colonoscopy, which does not view the anal canal well) is most likely the result of either internal hemorrhoids or an anal fissure, both of which are often easily treated. I would strongly advise you to see a colorectal surgeon who can diagnose the problem and most likely treat it with either medication or a simple office procedure. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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