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What is the difference between endoscopy and colonoscopy?

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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Dr. Charles Cattano
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Endoscopy (Definition)

Endoscopy broadly refers to the direct visualization of the intestinal tract by way of a flexible, fiberoptic scope. Generally, the term is used to describe evaluation of the esophagus, stomach and duodenum (upper endoscopy), or the ...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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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?

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 a colonoscopy and endoscopy dangerous?

Is a colonoscopy and endoscopy dangerous?

There: Are always rare risk during these procedures, but the benefit far out weights the risk. ...Read more

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Endoscopy and colonoscopy, what are these?

Help see GI tract: Endoscopy is when a camera is placed down your mouth to see the upper part of your gastrointestinal tract.

Colonoscopy is when a camera is placed into the rectum to see the lower part of your gastrointestinal tract. ...Read more

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Can upper endoscopys and colonoscopys hurt?

Can upper endoscopys and colonoscopys hurt?

Not really: These tests require you to be under sedation. The doctor will give you medication through an IV so that you won't feel pain or remember the procedure. Rarely you may experience brief moments of discomfort or pain that you remember later, but most people don't remember anything. ...Read more

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Endoscopy and colonoscopy, what to do if I'm nervous?

Anxiety meds: You will be given anxiety medication and sedation for the procedure so you won't feel a thing.
if you are nervous the day before the procedure, this is normal, but you can ask you doctor for an anxiolitic if necessary ...Read more

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How long does it take for a colonoscopy and endoscopy?

Variable time: A colonoscopy and endoscopy at the same is called a bi-directional. There are variables that affect the amount of time such as skill of the operating physician, amount of fecal material and need for tissue samples.

Generally the actual procedure takes 10 - 45 minutes. After the procedure it takes approximately 30 mins to 3 hours to recover from the sedating medications. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to get a colonoscopy and endoscopy?

Gastroenterology: Talk to a gastroenterologist. He will determine if necessary and perform them. ...Read more

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If colonoscopy and endoscopy show nothing what could it be?

What symptoms?: Impossible to say without knowing what signs and symptoms you were having that prompt getting the scopes. ...Read more

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Do we need to take any meds after endoscopy and colonoscopy?

Usual medications: Nothing special needs to be taken after these procedures unless directed by your doctor. You can resume your usual medication unless you are taking aspirin and had a polyp removed or biopsy performed. If so you should wait a week after the procedure before resuming the aspirin. ...Read more

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Endoscopy/colonoscopy nervous, where can I get my questions answered?

Gastroenterologist: These two procedures are most often performed by a gastroenterologist. The most common procedure performed after age 40-50 is a screening colonoscopy to examine the bowel for possible premalignant lesions. If neg. A follow up at 3-5 yrs may be suggested. Endoscopy or usually gastroscopy is performed for upper GI symptoms including pain, vomiting upper GIbleeding ...Read more

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Can you have a endoscopy and colonoscopy in the same session, ad can you be put out for these procedures?

Can you have a endoscopy and colonoscopy in the same session, ad can you be put out for these procedures?

Yes. Upper endo +: Colonoscopy are commonly performed at the same time. First the upper, then the colon. People are generally not put out, but typically we use what is called "conscious sedation". A combination of pain medications and IV benzodiazepine (usually versed) to make you able to cooperate with the exam but forget it later. It's like most people say, the worst part is usually the prep for a colonoscopy. ...Read more

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Why do I have no appetite after endoscopy and colonoscopy?

Why do I have no appetite after endoscopy and colonoscopy?

Not uncommon: The prep can disrupt the normal flow of food and waste though the gastrointestinal tract. Try to resume as normal a diet as you can to replace the empty intestines. Until the bowels start functioning again, you may loose your appetite. Try some high fiber foods and even some Miralax (polyethylene glycol) if you need to get going again. ...Read more

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I have a colonoscopy and endoscopy soon. What I can expect to happen? I have strong social anxiety so I'd also like to know the personal side as well.

I have a colonoscopy and endoscopy soon. What I can expect to happen? I have strong social anxiety so I'd also like to know the personal side as well.

You will: Be asleep. The doctor will carefully insert a long tube with a lens at the end that allows him to see, and a tiny forceps that takes biopsies the size of a pencil tip. There may be a drop or two of blood, but it won't cause pain. You may feel some discomfort from the gas used to inflate the bowels to see what he's doing, but it goes away with passing gas. You can likely eat and drink afterwards. ...Read more

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What kind of anesthetic is given for colonoscopies and endoscopies? Gas or a drug or something else?

What kind of anesthetic is given for colonoscopies and endoscopies? Gas or a drug or something else?

Avoid confusion: If we answer - even w/ good reason to believe what we say - and the service you use has another policy, you'll be unnecessarily confused and therefore..... The best thing is to ask them what they usually do and if they allow options. Also, use that opportunity to ask any other? 's you have. Good luck! ...Read more

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My dad has umbical hernia... And have been asked to have an endoscopy and a colonoscopy. What would this determine?

Unrelated: A colonoscopy is generally recommended for screening for colorectal cancer, starting at age 50. Upper endoscopy is usually reserved for those with symptoms related to the upper GI tract such as reflux, abdominal pain, etc. Neither of these tests are required before repairing an umbilical hernia as a routine. Ask your surgeon to find out more. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Could a colonoscopy or endoscopy allow the doctor to see the pancreas?

Could a colonoscopy or endoscopy allow the doctor to see the pancreas?

Only the duct system: Scopes are inside the intestines. The pancreas is external to the intestines.
The opening of the duct leading from the pancreas into the intestines is visible. The endoscopist can enter that duct and inject a dye that will light up the ducts within the pancreas. This procedure can identify problems within the pancreatic duct system. ...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