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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


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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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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?

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?

Possibly: Success of colonoscopy often related to degree of sedation for procedure. Also related to experience of colonoscopist . Flexible colonoscope usually employed to go around curves. Noninvasive virtual colonoscopy using ct and MRI but does not allow for therapeutic maneuvers such as polyp/tumour removal or biopsy nor visualization of lesions smaller than 5 millimeters. ...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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I had a hemorrhoid operation 25-30 years ago there is a lot of scar tissue last colonoscopy dr said had some trouble with scope. Do I need operation?

I had a hemorrhoid operation 25-30 years ago there is a lot of scar tissue last colonoscopy dr said  had some trouble with scope. Do I need operation?

Probably: If the hemorrhoidectomy removed too large an area of island tissue between the sites where the hemorrhaoids were excised, the mucosa of the anal canal can form a stricture. This would make it hard to pass the scope. If there are normal bowel movements one can leave the situation alone or dilate the area. Otherwise the interspaced island of existing scar may need adjacent skin rotated in. ...Read more

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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 it possible to miss diverticulosis on ct and colonoscopy?Post scope ct shows Diverticulosis.Ct and scope prior no Diverticulosis.Pain since scope.

YES: Some diverticula(e) are VERY small and when these little "bubbles" are filled with normal bowel mucous can be missed by both tests...SIGNIFICANT or INFLAMMED diverticulae will NOT be missed by either test... Hope this is helpful Dr Z ...Read more

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I have acid reflux for a few years. Had a large amount of blood hectically one time. Went to emergency room and then to a gasteroligist, Had a colonoscopy. no problem there. Had an upper scope which showed an esophageal ulcer. Have been taking Dexila

& your question is?: You've described high grade esophageal injury, which may occur in the setting of gastroesophageal reflux (GERD), infection (Herpes, cytomegalovirus, etc.), burn damage, drug-related ulceration, Crohn's disease, etc. Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) blocks acid but may not have fixed your problem if not an acid-related one. Do you feel improved? Is the benefit of Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) to you outweighed by risks of continued use? ...Read more

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Sigmoid polyp removed in colonoscopy. Got 2nd gi's opinion + 2nd scope 3 months later. He saw colitis in sigmoid, but biopsies normal. Both gis diagnosis me w ibs. How am i still bleeding and having fevers?

Sigmoid polyp removed in colonoscopy. Got 2nd gi's opinion  + 2nd scope 3 months later. He saw colitis in sigmoid, but biopsies normal. Both gis diagnosis me w ibs. How am i still bleeding and having fevers?

Polyp or colitis: You rarely bleed from ibs, most likely the polyp that was removed is still causing the bleeding or u. Colitis although the bx was normal, it is not unusual to have skip areas in u. Colitis. ...Read more

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What is a colonoscopy where can I have one done for free?

What is a colonoscopy where can I have one done for free?

See below: A colonoscopy is a procedure that involves putting a flexible scope about as thick as your finger up through your anus and into your colon. This way your entire colon can be seen to check for polyps, cancer, or other problems. It works. A good source to learn about all adult screening recommendations is an iphone app called my health checklist 2012. I don't know where you could get the test free. ...Read more

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How does a Colonoscopy make your body feel inside after having one done?

Normal: You do not feel any different inside after a colonoscopy. Make sure you go the bowel preparation properly to have a successful procedure. ...Read more

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Getting my colonoscopy done and i'm really scared. What do you recommend?

Dont be scared : Very common proceedure and much better than not finding a polyp that could later grow into a cancer. If the scope is negative you may not need another for 8 - 10 years. Most people with sedation do not remember much of the proceedre. You will be glad you got it over and surprised how easy it was. ...Read more

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How often should I have a colonoscopy if last one done at 51 years was normal?

How often should I have a colonoscopy if last one done at 51 years was normal?

Every 10 years: If there are no risk factors like family disease of colon cancer or polyps on past colonoscopy.If the last colonoscopy was negative and no risk factors,it should be done every 10 years ...Read more