Top 20 Doctor insights on: What is difference between colonoscopy and lower gi
Too sick: If you were too sick for the 2 procedures i.e. Severe end-stage COPD would put you at risk for the sedation or severe blood abnormalities in which case the non-invasiveness of both GI series would make those 2 tests more attractive. Also, sometimes endoscopes are not physically able to be performed due to anatomical variations. Gi aries could get around this problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: It is also a good screening test for colon and rectal diseases or tumors ...Read more
Could front right lower abdominal pain be caused by endometriosos? My GI doesn't think its a GI problem same with my gyno and a colonoscopy was fine.
What can cause aching pains or cramps across lower abd, particularly lower right? I have gerd, did colonoscopy to rule out GI issues. Ct ruled out apx
Sigmoid removed in 2012 for diverticulitis. Constant pain in lower abdomen since. Ct and colonoscopy normal. Gi says IBS but had for years. Not IBS pain?
Discuss with GI MD:
We can not answer without knowing more details of the cause of your sigmoid colon to be removed, the pain may be related to the underlying condition and even with normal cat scan you may need further testing like colonoscopy?
So I will suggest you consult your gastroenterologist for your stabbing/dull pain. ...Read more
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?
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
63 year-old woman still has continuous mild stomach pain affecting her daily life, despite 3 yrs of medical treatment for gastritis found after.....?
Interesting: From your treatment so far it looks like that you have had a good workup. Two things may have been overlooked like your diet, your emotional situation. Your obesity might indicate irritating and poor choice of foods. Snoring might indicate restless sleep that may indicate an ear, nose & throat problem or a psychiatric problem. Please consult with your family physician. & see him/her for a referral to a psychologist. ...Read moreSee 9 more doctor answers
There are alternatives to the colonoscopy, such at ct colonography, which utilizes a ct scan to look at your colon.
However, for GI problems, depending on symptomatology, one might need an upper endoscopy, upper GI study with small bowel follow through, pill endoscopy, or transit time studies. Make sure you are evaluated by your physician who can help you decide which test would be best. ...Read more
I saw GI for positive iFOB test. She wants to do both upper GI and colonoscopy. This seems very extreme. Could I possibly wait it out instead?
NO: Blood in the stool is never something you can ignore. The gastroenterologist is correct ...Read more
Your gi tract: Should be back to normal when the laxatives have left the system, usually within 1 day of the study. If not, contact your gi doctor immediately. ...Read more
How soon after my colonoscopy (fro possible blockage) should my GI that did the procedure see me?
Saw GI for positive iFOB test who scheduled upperGI/colonoscopy. Given that I'm young, I don't see why this is necessary unless things worsen?
You should proceed: If this is your doctor's recommendation. Likelihood of finding a pathological condition that requires treatment is low b/c of your age, but it is not zero. ...Read more
I had colonoscopy on 12/16, it's 12/22 & I haven't had a bm since my prep. I'm getting uncomfortable & concerned, what can I do? Next GI appt. I2/26.
Dr. Chao: diagnosed 10 years ago. Yes seen by a gi, as I said medicated, also by gi. Colonoscopy 3 weeks ago confirmed active flare. Sorry I even asked?
But then you got: The flu which could mean your flare is even worse. The colonoscopy sees only the insides of your colon not the outside. In crohns the inflammation can involve your colon through the wall and into the mesentery. If you feel you are getting worse then what I said was true. Go see your doctor... And let them evaluate you. ...Read more
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