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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

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What is the difference between an air contrast barium enema and a colonoscopy?

What is the difference between an air contrast barium enema and a colonoscopy?

Imaging vs looking: A Barium Enema is performed by a radiologist by flowing contrast solution into the colon and then taking x-rays of the abdomen after the lining of the intestine has been coated.
Sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy is performed by a gastroenterologist who uses a flexible scope and camera to look directly into the colon at the intestinal lining. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a double contrast barium enema and a colonoscopy?

What is the difference between a double contrast barium enema and a colonoscopy?

Imaging vs looking: A Barium Enema is performed by a radiologist by flowing contrast solution into the colon and then taking x-rays of the abdomen after the lining of the intestine has been coated.
Sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy is performed by a gastroenterologist who uses a flexible scope and camera to look directly into the colon at the intestinal lining. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a colonoscopy and a double-contrast barium enema?

What is the difference between a colonoscopy and a double-contrast barium enema?

Imaging vs looking: A Barium Enema is performed by a radiologist by flowing contrast solution into the colon and then taking x-rays of the abdomen after the lining of the intestine has been coated.
Sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy is performed by a gastroenterologist who uses a flexible scope and camera to look directly into the colon at the intestinal lining. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a colonoscopy and a barium enema X-ray?

What is the difference between a colonoscopy and a barium enema X-ray?

Imaging vs looking: A Barium Enema is performed by a radiologist by flowing contrast solution into the colon and then taking x-rays of the abdomen after the lining of the intestine has been coated.
Sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy is performed by a gastroenterologist who uses a flexible scope and camera to look directly into the colon at the intestinal lining. ...Read more

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

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

CT colonoscopy: Is a CT scan with specific technical parameters. There is a bowel prep to clear out the colon, and a tube is placed into the rectum to fill the colon with air. A barium enema uses x-ray/fluoroscopy instead of CT. With a rectal tube, the colon is filled with barium and air, and the patient placed in different positions for viewing. Barium enema has been largely replaced by colonoscopy. ...Read more

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

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

CT colonoscopy: Is a CT scan with specific technical parameters. There is a bowel prep to clear out the colon, and a tube is placed into the rectum to fill the colon with air. A barium enema uses x-ray/fluoroscopy instead of CT. With a rectal tube, the colon is filled with barium and air, and the patient placed in different positions for viewing. Barium enema has been largely replaced by colonoscopy. ...Read more

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

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

A barium enema has: Slightly more radiation exposure, requires you to flip and turn on the table until the radiologist is satisfied with the images, and in the end reveals slightly less information than the CT. The CT requires slightly less radiation exposure, allows you to lie flat on your back, and gives the radiologist more internal information. But a traditional colonoscopy is the first choice. ...Read more

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

CT colonoscopy: Is a CT scan with specific technical parameters. There is a bowel prep to clear out the colon, and a tube is placed into the rectum to fill the colon with air. A barium enema uses x-ray/fluoroscopy instead of CT. With a rectal tube, the colon is filled with barium and air, and the patient placed in different positions for viewing. Barium enema has been largely replaced by colonoscopy. ...Read more

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For colonoscopy prep kit what is the difference between propel body that says fiber and what can I eat before an endoscopy and a colonoscopy?

Discuss: Your prep with your endoscopist. Each doctor has his/her favorite preps and specific instructions regarding prep and fasting. ...Read more

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What's the difference between a colonoscopy and an endoscopy?

Can be same: A colonoscopy is a form of endoscopy of the colon. There is also an upper endoscopy of the esophagus and stomach. Both use a lighted flexible scope to see the inside lining of the structure being examined. ...Read more

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Is there any difference between the colonoscopy prep pills or liquid?

Not much: Different doctors will ask you to do different preparation. A lot of time it is Dr. Preference based on their experience. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a colonoscopy show difference between prolapsed rectum and hemmrhoids?

Please tell me, could a colonoscopy show difference between prolapsed rectum and hemmrhoids?

Not very useful: Rectal prolapse when the last portion of the large intestine protrudes through the anus. Hemorrhoids are swollen blood vessels that develop in the anus and lower rectum. Early rectal prolapse can mimic internal hemorrhoids making it difficult to tell these. Probably best test is to have a colorectal surgeon conduct exam by bearing down to show the prolapse. Protoscopy and colonoscopy may help. ...Read more

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What is difference between colonoscopy and barium enema in terms of information?

Significant: Colonoscopy is a direct look at the lining of the colon vs an indirect x-ray shadow of a barium enema (be). If something is seen on a colonoscopy, it can be treated or biopsied. The be can miss things in the rectum and should include a flex sig to evaluate that area. You are sedated for a colonoscopy. No sedation for a be. Both are acceptable measures for colon cancer screening. ...Read more

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What’s the difference between a colonoscopy and a sigmoidoscopy? I had a sigmoidoscopy that was negative. Now my doctor wants to do a colonoscopy. Why? What’s the difference?

What’s the difference between a colonoscopy and a sigmoidoscopy? I had a sigmoidoscopy that was negative. Now my doctor wants to do a colonoscopy. Why? What’s the difference?

Length: Sigmoidoscopy only allows for part of the colon to be visualized and generally does not involve sedation medications. Colonoscopy is intended to visualize the entire colon and often requires sedation medication. ...Read more

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What is the difference between colonic polyps and adenomatous polyps?

Interchangable terms: Colon polyps is a more general term referring to location (the colon). You can have polyps anywhere in the GI tract. An adenoma refers to a specific type of cell type. Specifically, glandular tissue.
Importantly, adenomatous polyps have the possibility of progressing to a cancer, and can be thought of as precancerous
removing the entire polyp can go a long way to decreasing progression to cancer. ...Read more

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What are the differences between sigmoidoscopy prep and colonoscopy prep?

It is similar: Both procedures require complete cleaning up of the Colorectal area. So the prep is not any different. ...Read more

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Is there a difference what kind of bowel prep is done for a colonoscopy as long as the end result is the same?

Is there a difference what kind of bowel prep is done for a colonoscopy as long as the end result is the same?

Some preps: Are more difficult or time consuming, which caues non-compliance, or result in more electrolyte abnormalities, such as low potassium. But you are right, once the prep is complete and the end result is satisfactory, then the choice of prep is not even relevant. ...Read more

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What is the difference in diagnostics between mri, cat scan and colonoscopy? Which one is best for identifying problems?

Depends: Mri and ct scans are noninvasive imaging techniques. They have their own inherent advantages and disadvantages, and to compare them would be too complicated here. Colonoscopy is invasive, where a camera is extended via the rectum into the colon to see what the inside of the colon looks like, usually for cancer screening. ...Read more

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Was told I had ulcerative colitis 18 months ago, had another colonoscopy today and he now says Crohn's colitis? What is the difference, thank you

Was told I had ulcerative colitis 18 months ago, had another colonoscopy today and he now says Crohn's colitis? What is the difference, thank you

Different diseases: These 2 conditions can be difficult to tell the difference between and pathology review of a biopsy is often needed. Ulcerative colitis only affects the internal lining of the colon. Crohn's disease can affect any part of the intestinal tract from stomach to small bowel ; colon, and affects the full thickness of the bowel wall. Different medical treatments, different risk factors. ...Read more

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What's the difference in anesthesia used for colonoscopy and that used in c section? If the patient was put to sleep for c section.

What's the difference in anesthesia used for colonoscopy and that used in c section? If the patient was put to sleep for c section.

Sedation vs.: anesthesia. A person is only sedated for colonoscopy and does not lose consciousness as is the case with anesthesia. Anesthesia can be used for colonoscopy, though it is not needed. C-section requires anesthesia and cannot be done by sedation alone. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Seibert
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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