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When Should Men Get Colonoscopy
31 year-old white man with 2 years of intermittent thrombocytopenia down to 29k, with splenomegaly, looking for a diagnosis after much testing.....?
Chromogranin a 3000, no zollinger-ellison syndrome or men 1. ideas? egd, colonoscopy, sandostatin, (octreotide) ct. Contrast. mystery
Neuroendocrine: Chromogrannin A is a marker of a wide range of neuroendocrine tumors, including pheochromocytoma, carcinoid, others. There are false positives related to diet and meds, although 3000 seems very high (although you don't state the normal range). Your symptoms (?flushing; ?hypertensive spells) would help guide the workup. You need to see a doc who is expert in this. ...Read more
Diagnosed with bilateral hydrosalpinx and endometrial fluid. Have 3 and 7year kid. No problem conceiving. No std. No recent surgery (exc. Colonoscopy) 6m of bowel/mens prob. Recent boils what going on?
50 years old, unless: Regardless of gender, people without high risk factors are advised to begin screening colonoscopy at age 50, repeating at 10 year intervals if nothing is found. Those with high risk factors such as first degree family history of colorectal cancer or polyps should begin at age 40. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not usually!: Most physicians/surgeons perform a colonoscopic exam under sedation, either with Propofol or versed/fentanyl, and you are sedated to the point of not feeling pain, or at least forgetting about it! get your scope done asap, it's really simple, and is the single best screening test for colon cancer... ...Read more
No: None of the screening tests for serum tumor markers or fecal occult blood are that accurate. At least with colonoscopy every few years there is direct visualization of the bowel to define the absence or presence of a tumor or polypoid lesion. A new diagnostic fecal tumor protein test is being developed that will define the amt. of tumor protein or not present and if neg. the bowel is neg. ...Read more
Depends: On your doctor. Gastroenterologists are usually booked for several weeks to months. Colorectal surgeons can often get you in sooner. Call around after getting names from your primary care doctor or friends who have had one. ...Read more
Bowel Prep: The bowel prep is usually the most uncomfortable part of the procedure. You will drink a fluid (a lot of it) that will try to clear out your intestines. The day of the procedure you will be put to sleep with sedatives or propofol. You will basically sleep through the whole procedure. ...Read more
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