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Hi my name is Ron and I've had an upper scope just done,and all almost a year ago.had a colonoscopy done.all good and MRI Scan 2 stomach x-ray,all th?

Hi my name is Ron and I've had an upper scope just done,and all almost a year ago.had a colonoscopy done.all good and MRI  Scan 2 stomach x-ray,all th?

It sounds like your: medical evaluation is thorough and results are good. However, if you have persistent symptoms or even questions about your health, you should follow up with the doctor(s) who ordered these tests. If that's not possible, you can arrange for a consult with one of our doctors. Optimally, you should upload your test results for the doctor to review. ...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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5 days of taking 2000ug B12 due to low val. Had red-purple bowel movement today. Related? (Colonoscopy/upper scope done last year with no sig. finding

Perhaps.: You should always follow up on discolored stools. Chances are that with a normal scope 1 yr ago you are fine ,however changes in stool caliber,consistency,color espeacilly if these are related to losss of appetite a weight can be serious signs.Stop the supplement ,see if your stools return to normal. Have your doctor F/U with a blood count and hemoocult in the near future. ...Read more

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5 days of taking 2000ug B12 due to low val. Had red-purple bowel movement today. Related to high B12 intake? never had before. no other changes-Colonoscopy/upper scope done last year with no sig. find

5 days of taking 2000ug B12 due to low val. Had red-purple bowel movement today. Related to high B12 intake? never had before. no other changes-Colonoscopy/upper scope done last year with no sig. find

Food dye in B12: The liquid form of B12 or a red sublingual tablet, is often a red/purple color. Dyes in our foods/supplements often show up in our stools. Other things I have seen change the color of stools include beets, red jello, red drinks. ...Read more

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63 year-old woman still has continuous mild stomach pain affecting her daily life, despite 3 yrs of medical treatment for gastritis found after.....?

63 year-old woman still has continuous mild stomach pain affecting her daily life, despite 3 yrs of medical treatment for gastritis found after.....?

Cause of pain?: From the description, I'm not convinced the pain is from the gastritis. Further workup is needed. If not already done, I'd start with a current H&P, followed by new more thorough labs and/or a CT of the abdomen. ...Read more

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Colonoscopy 9 years ago .Marked turtuousity of the sigmoid and a redundant loop , scope could not be passed further. Any tec improvements last 9 years?

Advanced endoscopy: Yes, technology has advanced. Additionally, you should seek out an advanced endoscopist. These gastroenterologists have expertise in performing difficult colonoscopies or other similar procedures. ...Read more

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Fissure&hemerhoid pain much worse after colonoscopy, can the scope going in make these conditions worse? Dr cant see me until august to give results

Fissure&hemerhoid pain much worse after colonoscopy, can the scope going in make these conditions worse? Dr cant see me until august to give results

Painful condition: The colonoscopy should not cause a measurable worsening of your condition, but the procedure may cause temporary irritation and a transient increase in pain. The underlying problem may be getting worse, though, so if the worsening persists, tell your doctor or seek additional care. ...Read more

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Can you get anal warts after a colonoscopy. Can it be transmitted by infected scope?

Can you get anal warts after a colonoscopy.  Can it be transmitted by infected scope?

Anything's possible.: If it can happen it will... But i can find no evidence in the medical literature re: reports of anal warts transmitted by a contaminated colonoscope. First, confirm that anal warts are present please--there are some mimicks. ...Read more

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I had a colonoscopy once and recently had diverticolitis, with infection, could I have contracted it from a dirty scope. How do I know they are clean?

I had a colonoscopy once and recently had diverticolitis, with infection, could I have contracted it from a dirty scope. How do I know they are clean?

Colonoscope: There are standard cleansing techniques employed by all reputable doctors performing these procedures. That having been said, diverticulitis will never be caused by a "dirty" colonoscope. This is an anatomic abnormality with outpouchings of the wall of the colon which are prone to perforation and infection spreading outside the gut. Nothing whatever to do with the procedure. ...Read more

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I've had 2 c-sections and a hysterectomy. I have adhesions. When I have a colonoscopy they've had to use a pedi scope.This last time pedi scope wouldn't pass thru. So used endoscope.Need to worry?

I've had 2 c-sections and a hysterectomy.  I have adhesions. When I have a colonoscopy they've had to use a pedi scope.This last time pedi scope wouldn't pass thru. So used endoscope.Need to worry?

No, but be aware: Those who have had abdominal surgery are at risk for adhesion formation. Adhesions can bind the intestines and colon. This can increase risk of abdominal pain and in some cases intestinal blockage. Be aware of any abdominal pain or change in bowel habits. Endoscopes are adequate to examine the colon as long as the cecum at the end of your colon can be seen. ...Read more

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