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Please tell me the difference between colonics and colonoscopy?

Please tell me the difference between colonics and colonoscopy?

Very different: 'colonics' are ways of cleaning out your colon of stool. This can be in the form of prescription or over-the-counter medications. A colonoscopy is an endoscopic procedure designed to look inside the lower GI tract for any abnormalities. ...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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I feel colonoscopy is invasive. Are there less embarrassing ways to look for colonic polyps?

I feel colonoscopy is invasive.  Are there less embarrassing ways to look for colonic polyps?

Possibly: For a full evaluation of your colon, a virtual colonoscopy or ct colonography may be an option. This is a specialized examination using the ct scanner performed by certain centers. Ask your doctor if this option is available in your area. ...Read more

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I'm scared of getting an colonoscopy to look for colonic polyps. Does it hurt?

I'm scared of getting an colonoscopy to look for colonic polyps.  Does it hurt?

No: In the hands of a well trained gastroenterologist using the right sedation, you should feel no pain during colonoscopy. The procedure should last around 20 to 30 minutes. You may feel some bloating after colonoscopy. You need to ask your gastroenterologist what type of sedation is used. Propofol is clearly superior to versed/valium. ...Read more

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I'm scared of getting an colonoscopy to look for colonic polyps. Will they knock me out?

I'm scared of getting an colonoscopy to look for colonic polyps.  Will they knock me out?

Most likely: Typically you will be sedated for your colonoscopy. In most instances, you will not remember much from the exam. It is a very safe examination. ...Read more

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What is more suitable for chronic constipation, colonoscopy or colonic irrigation/colon cleansing? Which is more useful for eliminating constipation?

What is more suitable for chronic constipation, colonoscopy or colonic irrigation/colon cleansing? Which is more useful for eliminating constipation?

None of the above!: If you want to eliminate constipation, you should leave your colon alone and stop sticking tubes and other foreign liquids into it. You need to do 3 things which will help: eat well and drink plenty of liquids like water to stay well hyderated;. Make sure your food has enough fiber which comes from fruits, salads vegetables and grains; each meal should have these items that will give bulk to stool. ...Read more

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My colonoscopy biopsy results state it shows colonic mucosa with reactive lymphoid aggregates. What does that mean?

My colonoscopy biopsy results state it shows colonic mucosa with reactive lymphoid aggregates.  What does that mean?

Nothing of concern: Lymphoid aggregates in the gut are normal. So i would not be too concerned if you feel well otherwise. ...Read more

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I had a colonoscopy and they did a biopsy and it came out : colonic mucosa with reactive lymphoid hyperplasia. What does this mean?

It means you have no: This means, no cancer was found. Lymphoid hyperplasia has no particular significance in this site . So you have no need to worry about cancer or anything else based on this biopsy report. Which is benign. ...Read more

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My colonoscopy biopsy shows colonic mucosa with reactive lymphoid aggregates. I was having bleeding & mucous. Uc or crohn's? Or normal?

My colonoscopy biopsy shows colonic mucosa with reactive lymphoid aggregates.  I was having bleeding & mucous.  Uc or crohn's?  Or normal?

Nonspecific finding: Lymphoid aggregates are commonly found in the colon and small bowel. They are a normal finding. Excessive lymphoid aggregates could be related to infections or ibd but they are relatively a nonspecific finding, especially if the other features of ibd are not present. ...Read more

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My colonoscopy microscopic diagnosis: transverse colon polyp biopsy: polypoid colonic mucosa with mild nonspecific chronic inflamation...what is this?

My colonoscopy  microscopic diagnosis: transverse colon polyp biopsy: polypoid colonic mucosa with mild nonspecific chronic inflamation...what is this?

Nothing: non specific colon inflammation it could be anything but not cancer. there is no risk of cancer. your doctor can review your symptoms,and the result of the biopsy and reach the proper conclusion. nothing serious. ...Read more

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What is the difference between colonoscopy and upper enoscopy?

What is the difference between colonoscopy and upper enoscopy?

Colonoscopy vs.EGD: Technically, a colonoscopy is a form of "endoscopy" but typically, endoscopy is used to refer to upper endoscopy or egd. Egd is to look at the esophagus, stomach and duodenum, while colonoscopy is for the large intestine. ...Read more

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What is the difference between endoscopy and colonoscopy?

The difference: Is usually endoscopy refers to an upper scoping procedure through the mouth, esophagus, stomach and first portion of your duodenum or small intestine. Colonoscopy evaluates the colon or large intestine and performed through the anus. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a colectomy and a colonoscopy?

What is the difference between a colectomy and a colonoscopy?

The suffix: When a word ends in ectomy it refers to removal of:an organ such as colon in colectomy and kidney in nephrectomy, When the word ends in oscopy it refers to examination of an organ with a device or scope such as in endoscopy, laryngoscopy, proctoscopy. Colonoscopy refers as such to examination of the colon with a colonoscope. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a colonoscopy and a proctoscopy?

Colonoscopy: The colon is roughly 3-5 long depending on individual. A proctoscopy looks at the angus and rectum only (first 4-6 inches). A colonoscopy uses a fiber optic camera to try and look at the entire length of the colon. With a colonoscopy you most likely will have it done in a endoscopy suite under sedation while a proctoscopy can be done in the doctors office. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a colonoscopy and a PillCam capsule endoscopy?

What is the difference between a colonoscopy and a PillCam capsule endoscopy?

Direct vision vs. TV: In colonoscopy a scope is passed retrograde up the colon after cleansing with a bowel prep. Air inflation dilates the bowel to aid visualization. With the pill camera, the pill or capsule is swallowed and as it passes the pylorus to the small bowel, a TV image is transmitted to a camera and the passage of the pill is video copied to review any findings and visualize any small bowel lesions. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a colonoscopy and a NBI Colonoscopy?

What is the difference between a colonoscopy and a NBI Colonoscopy?

NBI: Or narrow band imaging is a feature of some colonoscopes that allow a doctor to make out certain masses or other structures in the colon that they might ordinarily miss. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a colon MRI and a colonoscopy?

Scan vs. scope: An MRI of abdomen/pelvis is a scan utilized to visualize the content of the abdominal cavity including colon. It will depict the external features of the bowel and unless there is an extensive lesion distorting the bowel structure and content, the luminal (phenobarbital) structures are not visualized. This can only be appreciated with scoping of the lumen of the colon with a colonoscope ...Read more

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What is the difference between a colonoscopy and Cologuard?

What is the difference between a colonoscopy and Cologuard?

Stool test vs. exam: The question of managing colon cancer depends on early dx. Periodic exam of the colon after bowel prep allows for defining early tumor and or polyps. Cologuard is a genetic test performed on the stool to see if mutations have occurred in the colonocytes comprising stool. Mutations found suggest at risk for tumor but not guaranteed presence of a growth. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a barium enema test and a colonoscopy?

What is the difference between a barium enema test and a colonoscopy?

One uses xrays: barium enem is putting a fluid in your rectum and taking xrays by a radiologist. a gi doctor looks at the inside of your colon using a long scope to diagnose issues and can biopsy a lesion at the same time ...Read more

Dr. Shari Jackson
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Colonic (Definition)

This is a combining term referring to some condition, treatment or disease of the colon. Such as colonic enema, colonic ...Read more