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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

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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?

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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My colonoscopy result was colonic mucosa with edema. what does that mean? I have diahreah for 8 weeks straight with a little blood occasionally.

My colonoscopy result was colonic mucosa with edema. what does that mean? I have diahreah for 8 weeks straight with a little blood occasionally.

Colon inflammation : it is oh good that colonoscopy did not show a Serious thing. You got to look for the cause of edema. It is mostly environmental like food allergy and altered gut microbiome. please visit us at www.ehacstl.com to learn more about treating the cause of illness. If interested Please make an appointment. ...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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Colonic (Definition)

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