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Why Do I Need To Have A Colonoscopy
Gastroenterologist: Gastroenterologists do colonoscopies as do some surgeons. Check yellow pages, local medical society or american college of gastroenterology, american gastroenterological association or american society of gastrointestinal endoscopists for someone qualified in your area. ...Read more
Hemmorhoids: It is a very common problem, not to worry. Can be related to either constipation or diarrhea. Hemorrhoid should at some point be evaluated by a colo-rectal or general surgeon you will require dietary, bathroom habit modifications and sometimes office based procedures if medical management is ineffective. ...Read more
Tissue Diagnosis: I presume that you had a radiologic study and/or examination that showed an abnormality for which a doctor recommended a biopsy. While the above studies may be helpful, they are usually not 100% diagnostic. A biopsy provides tissue to evaluate under the microscope for definitive diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, if ...: If you're bothered by phimosis-related undesirable effects such as recurrent chronic inflammation / infection but resistant to topical care, you need to be assessed by urologist to evaluate if conservative care should continue or a more invasive measure - circumcision is required. Best wish ... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What to do if I have a pancreatitis flare up regularly and what to do if I have doctors paperwork to prove it. Do i qualify for ssi?
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What do I have to do to make sure that my colonoscopy is done without sedation? I have had a terrible experience/allergy.
Depends on type: Best thing to do is talk to your physician. A good physician should (in easily understood language) answer any questions you have about the biopsy to your satisfaction, and most importantly, be able to educate you in regards to the benefits and any potential complications of the procedure. Usually, biopsies have minimal risk associated with the procedure, depending on the site. ...Read more
I strongly rec a gyn: Your internist is very good at internist stuff, but I do not know any internists in my area that are as good as me at gyn exams and problems as that is my specailty and your internist may be a very good doc but it would be very rare that he would be as good as a gyn in your area about doing pelvics and if something abnormal is found your gyn can treat it , your internist would have to refer u. ...Read more
I have been ordered to do an annual fit test for colorectal issues, should I be concerned about why i need to do this?
I suppose you have: A strong family history of colon cancer thus your dr is proactively screening you for blood in the stool if positive , it may suggest presence of colon polyps or cancer.Cut down on your intake of fatty foods and eat more fiber , fruits and veggies . There are some studies showing that Aspirin may prevent colon cancer. Discuss with your dr if u have any concerns. ...Read more
Tryn to have a baby what do I need to do one of my ovaries have been removed to you think its possible for me to have one, if so what do I need to do
It : It should still be possible to get pregnant but it may be harder. It depends on your age - younger is better, how healthy your remaining ovary is, what kind of surgery you had (laparoscopy / keyhole surgery or an open surgery with a longer incision on your belly), and the reason why your ovary was removed - did you have endometriosis, an ovarian cyst or a tumor like a dermoid cyst? Two issues - first removing an ovary reduces your the number of eggs you have left by half and you are dependent on one ovary to get pregnant. Healthy people can have one kidney removed and be fine but if any disease damages the remaining kidney they will get into trouble faster than someone with two kidneys. Same thing with one ovary, if it's healthy you may be fine but if there is damage to the ovary from the effects of infection, endometriosis, smoking, stds like chlamydia, or getting older, it may be harder to conceive. Second, were your tubes healthy at the time of the surgery to remove your ovary? Did you have a tube removed along with the ovary or just the ovary? If there is scarring around your tubes or remaining ovary at the time of your surgery, or scar tissue developed after your surgery, it may be harder to get pregnant as the egg may not make it into your tube to get fertilized by sperm, or the pregnancy may get stuck in the tube. Bottom line is you may be fine to get pregnant but you have a higher chance of problems. If you are under 35 and have regular cycles i recommend trying for six months before seeing a fertility specialist (reproductive endocrinology / infertility or rei md) who can test your egg supply, check the inside of your uterus and tubes, and look for hormonal issues or sperm problems. If you are 35 or over, or have irregular periods, see a rei right away to "find out where you're at". If you do have low egg supply, at any age, getting the diagnosis sooner is better than 'waiting too long'. Hope you do well and are able to get pregnant easily. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What to do if I do not know if I have umbilical hernia but it hurts and do I need to see a doctor?
Yes: You need to see your doctor to have this evaluated. ...Read more
I took plan B yesterday (17th Feb) but I need to have a colonoscopy tomorrow (19th Feb) so will the Moviprep (laxative) get rid of the plan B?
I have cardiac arrhythmia & chronically low potassium. I need to have a colonoscopy & I was wondering if there is a safe bowel cleanse??
Low K : 20 M from Louisana has arrythmias and low K. Needs colonoscopy asks about "safe" bowel cleanse. ANS: low K can kill you so tell your bowel team and ask them as they know you best. I specialize in low K problems. What is the cause of low K n u? ASK about starting DASH DIET ASAP as way to stop low K now. I specialize in low K. Can provide u second opinion consult. ...Read more
Look inside colon: You are sedated (very sleepy, but still breathing on your own). The endoscopist places an instrument through your anus and then passes it into the colon to carefully exam the colon for polyps, cancer, etc. If any abnormalities are found a biopsy may be done. Typically, it is painless - the only bother is cleaning out your bowels beforehand and even that's not so bad. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Colonoscopies : A colonoscopy is a procedure where one's colon is carefully inspected with a colonoscopy, a lighted, flexible telescope. Polyps can be removed, tumors can be diagnosed, and diseases of the bowel can be diagnosed. Doctors recommend that all people should get a colonoscopy by the age of 50. ...Read more
A simple test: After appropriate colon preparation at home, arrive at the endoscopy center, change into a gown & IV is inserted. Once in the procedure room, final consent is obtained, IV sedation is given (there are options here--some patients choose no sedation, others want to be "out cold"), & a thin flexible tube with video camera is inserted per rectum & advanced, taking pictures, biopsies, & therapeutics. ...Read more
YES!: A colonoscopy is a safe, thorough examination of your entire colon under sedation to screen for polyps, or to diagnose bleeding issues or other colon abnormalities such as diverticulosis or hemorrhoids. Small growths like polyps rarely cause symptoms until they grow larger, and can lead to colorectal cancer. You should be screened at least at age 50 or sooner if you have any rectal bleeding. ...Read more
Lots of options: There are a lot of different regimens for doing a colonoscopy prep. It depends on your gastroenterologist what they prefer. Ultimate what they want is a clean prep, so you should not have any stool in your colon when they look. You will have a sense of whether your prep is complete when you look in the toilet bowl and you shouldn't see any solid material left. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not bad: The most annoying part is the bowel cleanout the day before. You have to drink a fluid that makes you have enough bowel movements until your stool becomes clear. The colonoscopy procedure itself is usually easy. When you go home you will have some abdominal discomfort and bloating. Sometimes you can have a little rectal bleeding as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Camera on a snake: A video camera on the end of a flexible stalk, not unlike a snake, is inserted through the rectum while you are asleep. You don't feel a thing, you won't remember it, and the only bed part is the prep. ...Read more
Pretty much anything: Colonoscopies are mostly done for screening, looking for polyps which may be pre-cancerous, thus removing them in essence prevents a cancer. Colonoscopies are also done to evaluate for other problems, like diverticulosis, hemorrhoid bleeding, changes in bowels which may be from comparatively benign conditions, but infectious diseases, inflammatory diseases and other colon problems may be found too. ...Read more
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