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What Type Of Doctor Performs Colonoscopy
Do GI doctors perform anoscopes and rectoscopes during a colonoscopy? Can it be requested or are anoscope/rectoscope exclusive to proctologists?
Included: A colonoscope is inserted into the anus, ascends through the rectum, and goes on to check the rest of the bowel. Thus colonoscopy includes examination of the anus and rectum. However, if there is a suspicion of anal pre-cancer (e.g. In HIV positive men) a specialized magnifying instrument is used to assess the anus. ...Read more
What does the GI doctor see when performing a Colonoscopy? Can he not see the appendix too sense it looks like it is attached to everything?
Can a colonoscopy and endoscopy find a hernia? And if so what will the doc do if he does find one or any other type of seriously immediate problem?
I'm in hospital doc don't seen to be listening gab if could get advice I has a colonoscopy which lead to a perform bowel, belly now swollen temp spike?
Drainage needed: For the most part colonoscopy is a well tolerated procedure with little if any complication. Occassionally if a small lesion is biopsied, the biopsy forceps takes too deep a bite and a small pinhead performation can occur. Leakage of fecal material causes abscess. Antibiotics needed and abdominal scan to define any collection also required. This would suggest whether drainage required. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi, I have abused laxatives. (stimulant type). Will my doc know from a colonoscopy? Does this abuse cause Crohn's disease or result in stoma.
.i work for a doctor who finds polyps in every single colonoscopy he performs, usually 4-8 polyps that are 5-8 mm, is that likely?
Lesions in bowel: Colonoscopy is a method for direct visualization of the entire colon from several cm. Above the rectum to the splenic and hepatic flexures to the cecum. It allows for examination of the tissue of the bowel, allowing for biopsies and identification and biopsy of any inflammatory process to lesions such as polyps, carcinomas and obstructing processes. ...Read more
Variable: Normal risk (for colon cancer) persons without concerning symptoms (like blood in the stool) usually don't need to start screening with colonoscopies until age 50. Various medical ailments like inflammatory bowel disease, a familial history of colon cancer or polyps or certain genetic syndrome or concerning symptoms will push recommendations for screening earlier. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Several: Poor prep is the most common reason, followed by a colon obstruction from tumor, stricture or inflammation. Then comes prior surgeries and adhesions. Of course general medical condition may be bad enough to Prohibit a surgical procedure. Most experienced endoscopists rarely are unable to complete a colonoscopy. ...Read more
Purpose: colonoscopy: The premiere purpose is to prevent colon cancer. Almost all colon cancer starts with a benign growth, a polyp, which takes ten years to become cancer. Removing polyps during test eliminates risk for cancer! Can also look for other diseases (colitis, diverticulitis). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can Crohn's disease go undiagnosed even after a colonoscopy? Even though all other symptoms suggest Crohn's disease but the doctors won't listen.
Is it necessary to get a colonoscopy every 3 yrs as my doc recs? He found polyps and says yes. But it's expensive and invasive. Is there cheaper way?
No cheaper way: Colonoscopy is the best way to screen for colon cancer. How often you repeat a colonoscopy depends on the number of polyps and type. Every three years is within the recommended range. Seems like your doctor is well informed. We all hope that there was another way to do this but unfortunately there is not. ...Read more
Gi wants first available colonoscopy but his secretary won't sked cuz I can't receive instrux by fax and they don't have email. Should I get new doc?
Local Problem: That is your choice. It is not something for this international application to get involved in. ...Read more
My doc ordered a colonoscopy for me since I am over 50. Can anyone give me the real 411 on this procedure?
Colonoscopy 411: The importance of colonoscopy is to screen for colo-rectal cancer, the #3 most common cause of cancer death in both men and women in america. The procedure is started by giving you some sedation to put you almost to sleep. A small camera is then inserted into your anus and snaked up your colon and photographs and (if needed) samples are collected. Not nearly as bad as it sounds. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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