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Why Are Scope Colonoscopy Done
To give info.: Biopsies help provide information as to what exactly caused the disease in you. The answer will help with treatment options. In the case of your gall bladder, you may have gall stones and figuring out what type of stones they are may help your dr. Tell you what foods you should or should not eat more of, etc. Biopsies will also let us know if there are any malignant cells. ...Read more
Had an endoscopy & colonoscopy done doc took biopsies to rule out crohns. If they were only checking for Crohn's would they have looked at other things?
Define locally: Do you mean "the community you live in" or "under local anesthesia"? Hiatal hernia is often used to describe gastroesophageal reflux disease(gerd); while there is overlap, they are two distinct diseases. Tests for gerd include endoscopy (egd), pressure recordings of the esophagus, and a 24-ph study. A hiatal hernia is best seen on ct, although indirect info will be obtained by egd. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
While doing colonoscopy and endoscopy they took biopsy to rule out crohns, even if cancer or tumor wasn't what they were looking for would biopsy show?
Depends: Intusception can be suspected by history & belly exam & diagnosed by ultrasound or an enema, preferably a controlled water pressure enema in the hands of a radiologist who can reduce the intussusception during the procedure.A hospital facility needs to have the personnel &equipment to do the work. If not the pt is sent to a site that can.Surgery will be needed if the reduction attempt fails. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Is it possible to miss diverticulosis on ct and colonoscopy?Post scope ct shows Diverticulosis.Ct and scope prior no Diverticulosis.Pain since scope.
Is Crohn's disease hard to diagnose? Colonoscopy EGD are norm beside minor inflamed cecum and ileum. Dr wants to do capsule test. So many tests!
Some times it can be: Most crohns affect the terminal ileum as well as the cecum. However as crohns can affect any part of the gi tract, a capsule endoscopy is helpful to find other lesions. My preference is to do a ct or MRI enterography, especially in an untreated crohns patient who I suspect may have tight areas (strictures). Hope this helps! ...Read more
I will have a colonoscopy dr found 2 polyps in simgdoscopy do all polyps are cancer? Do they grow back after they are removed?
Relax: Great majority of polyps are not cancer. Usually takes several years to develop cancer. Polyps>1 cm in size are most noteworthy. Most important colonoscopy is your first- to find polyps that developed over the decades. Should get follow up exams. Frequency depends on polyp number, size, type, family history. Discuss w/ md. Colonoscopy made headway in fight against cancer. Talk about diet, activity. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Are there any hospitals that offer an MRI colonoscopy? I can't have the regular colonoscopy or the CT colonoscopy.
Must i have contrast injection during virtual colonoscopy? what about drinking barium? can virtual colon be done without one or both of these?
Tests done are negative but still have severe back pain, nausea, sweating CT scans, x-rays, 2 biopsies done for Crohn's & colitis. I'm 37 female?
IBD: Several types of inflammatory bowel disease also have associated spine problems. Though you've had x-rays, if there is concern for ibd, other tests, such as mri, can be helpful in looking for spine problems in patients with ibd. This would be a good topic for discussion with your personal physician. ...Read more
I am undergoing many gastro tests.My occult stool samples were negative.Does this assist in helping r/o colon cancer? Thank you
Not sure: I'm not sure what you're asking. In a female of child bearing age a urine pregnancy is performed, as radiation could hurt a fetus. In patients's above 65 or at risk for kidney disease, BUN and creatinine are measured to check kidney function. This is because ct contrast ("dye") can bother the kidneys, in those with kidney disease. ...Read more
Biopsies from 3 Gastroscopy's show I have Coeliac Disease
But blood tests done before biopsies said I didn't have CD
Why? Is this normal?
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