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Why Do Doctors Pump Air Into The Colon During A Colonoscopy
Should i be worried about inflammation found inside my colon during colonoscopy? What can cause it? Doc said the biopsy came back normal?
Not now/depends,,,: At this point, unless you've got any positive signs of an inflammatory bowel condition, you should not worry excessively. Your biopsy was negative. Your mother having colon cancer should motivate you to take steps to take care of your health that way with a high fiber diet and check-ups like the colonoscopy that you did. Close follow up with your doctor also helps a lot. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hyper plastic polyp colon right side by appendix canal . What would follow up be . My doctor was unsure he for it all during colonoscopy?
Repeat colonoscopy: Timing 2-5 years likely. Depends on size and any others. Family history? Discuss with gastroenterologist. ...Read more
Doctor removed 18 polyps from colon, all benign. Doctor says i need another colonoscopy next year. What are the chances he will find polyps again?
Doc could not complete colonoscopy due to severe angulation in sigmoid and thickened colon had anesthesia. Any future problem?What next?
Sounds complicated: Given your history, it sounds very complicated! recovering from a perforated colon, a colonoscopy is good to help get answers. There are very advanced docs who do colonoscopies with special equipment. It might be worth getting a referral to someone with more specialized training and tools who can try to navigate. ...Read more
Doctor told me if he finds mor nodules in next colonoscopy I might need to have section of colon removed. Does that mean I would have that bag?
Doctor removed 18 polyps last colonoscopy, next colonoscopy if find any might need surgery to remove section of colon! What if I elect non-surgery?
May spread: depending on nature of polyps, inflammatory or early malignant, surgery may be needed if recurrent lesion noted. Endoscopy effective if stalk of polyp not invaded. If multiple polyps appear in a field, this represents early changes in the field that by itself can eventually lead to the development of an invasive carcinoma. Depending on findings of next colonoscopy decision should be discussed. ...Read more
I recently had a colonoscopy, and the doctor completely removed a sessile polyp from my descending colon using cold forceps (size of polyp unknown). I?
I was dignose with redundant spastic colon after a colonoscopy and the doctor said nothing can be done for that is that correct. I am veryconcern is ?
Don't be concerned: Spastic, redundant colon is not a disorder or a diagnosis. It is a description of your colon by one endoscopist during one colonoscopy. The only purpose of noting this is for furture endoscopies where the colonoscopy may be a bit more difficult to perform. It should cause no symptoms or diseases. ...Read more
I just had a colonoscopy and have been diagnosed with Sigmoid diverticular disease and the doctor also found a 3cms cytic/mucinous lesion in my colon?
A doctor at the emergency room found 3 Applecore lesions on my colon and said I may have cancer. They have done 2 colonoscopies since but have still not found the cause. I'm in so much pain I haven't been able to work and can barely take care of my daught
If brother had colon polyps removed and so did mom...do i need a colonoscopy to check? I had a negative fecal test by my doctor?
Yes: Yes! If not discuss with your MD! ...Read more
How likely is colon cancer in 31 year old? Doc said if CT Normal for RUQ pain then colonoscopy next. Is this necessary? No other symptoms
Perhaps not?: Generally speaking, a 31 year old patient with RUQ pain is unlikely to need a colonoscopy, especially if a CT is normal. It would be rare indeed for colon cancer to be causing these symptoms at your age. I assume you've had a normal abdominal ultrasound. If you haven't had an ultrasound that would be the first test to do before a CT. An online consultation at Health Tap might be helpful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can colonoscopy(done by an incompetent doctor) cause colon cancer? Suppose the doctor nicks something you know? There's bright red blood in my stool.
Colonoscopy: Colonoscopy by an incompetent doctor cannot cause colon cancer although it could have missed colon cancer. If a hole was put in the colon then there could be severe infection. Recommend reviewing your results of the colonoscopy because polyps, hemorrhoids, colitis, and diverticulosis could all cause rectal bleeding. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I want to do a colon cleanse. My father had a colonoscopy, is it safe to follow his doctor's advice: 10mg of ducolax and 238g of Miralax (polyethylene glycol) w/ 64 oz. ?
While: It could be safe, only a doctor can prescribe such treatment with knowledge of your medical history ...Read more
Colonoscopy doc found internal hemorrhoids, treatment is not helping symptoms, i can barely poop and only a little. Could it actually be colon cancer?
NO it is not: You have colonoscopy , as per your info. Did not show cancer so you don't have it , why worry? . Now your constipation could be easily managed by high fibre diet lots of vegetables and fruits , less meat and plenty of water at your age of 24 rarely need any medications you will be fine speak to your doctor and go for follow up. ...Read more
I'm 39. I had dark red blood (maroon) in my stool. I have a history of hemorrhoids. My mother died this year of colon cancer. My doctor, then gastro-entologist recommended a colonoscopy. A colonoscopy is rather pricey - should I have one?
Yes : Yes, you should get a colonoscopy. Your dark red blood in stool (hematochezia) is a concerning sign and due to your family history of colon cancer, a colonoscopy should be performed. Although it is expensive, in your situation with your family history and symptoms, the benefits (potentially early detection/treatment of colon polyps) outweigh the negatives (high cost). Follow up with GI doc. ...Read moreSee 10 more doctor answers
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