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Why would my family doctor send me to a general surgeon to have a colonoscopy?

Why would my family doctor send me to a general surgeon to have a colonoscopy?

Preference: He probably prefers the surgeon to do this over a gastroenterologist. We can do colonoscopy it is just most surgeons don't do it. ...Read more

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Dr. Olav Jaren
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General Surgeon (Definition)

A person that has training and experience in mostly in abdominal and intestinal surgery, but some other areas are included. Specialties within the field include hernia repair, colorectal, trauma, endocrine, weight loss, critical care, breast, and hand surgery ...Read more


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Just had tonsillectomy 12 days ago. Started tonight with temperature 102, severe body aches & chills. Should I contact surgeon & family doctor?

Just had tonsillectomy 12 days ago. 
Started tonight with temperature 102, severe body aches & chills. Should I contact surgeon & family doctor?

Sudden onset of: high fever,chills,body aches alond with respiratory symptoms of runny nose and or cough sounds like Influenza.You have 48 hrs from onset of symptoms to get diagnosed and prescribed the antiviral medicine which gives significant relief.Contact your doc for further guidance. ...Read more

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How would a doctor diagnose penile fracture? A doctor that's a 'general surgeon'

How would a doctor diagnose penile fracture? A doctor that's a 'general surgeon'

Here are some...: Most of general surgeons should have a sufficient professional keenness and alert to suspect possible penile fracture based on history with sequence of events, since they have gone through some training rotation through urology service. But, an urgent management should be done by urologists if available for they have had more practical experience in penile fracture repair. ...Read more

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Would a doctor in specialty such as general surgeon be your regular doctor?

Theoretically : Yes they can, as long as they feel comfortable with the work. However most surgeons are not, just like most primaries are not comfortable doing surgery. (also theoretically possible, and legal). ...Read more

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Why do doctors recommend colonoscopy at age 50? People under 40 with no family history of colon cancer are getting sick and the number is rising.

Why do doctors recommend colonoscopy at age 50?  People under 40 with no family history of colon cancer are getting sick and the number is rising.

Official: Recommendation is based upon statistical data, where risk/benefit does not justify screening colonoscopy for those under 50 with no risk factors. This recommendation might change in the future, depending on whether or not your observation at your end proves to be true. ...Read more

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Friend had colonoscopy no cancer, polyps, no inflammation just multiple diverticula on sigmoid. Still needs to see surgeon to cut piece of colon why?

Friend had colonoscopy no cancer, polyps, no inflammation just multiple diverticula on sigmoid. Still needs to see surgeon to cut piece of colon why?

Depends: The diverticuli can become inflamed and cause complications. It may be that your friend has diverticulitis that is severe enough that that segment of colon needs to be resected. ...Read more

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Colorectal surgeon says bleeding since abscess surgery for 4 months ago not related to surgery. Husband just had colonoscopy and treated for crohns.

Colorectal surgeon says bleeding since abscess surgery for 4 months  ago not related to surgery. Husband just had colonoscopy and treated for crohns.

Not sure ? Ur asking: Perianal abscesses are common with crohn's, often pre dating diagnosis. Bleeding is commonly from ulcers in colon, but also common after anorectal surgery, due to friable scar tissue and daily trauma from bms. If u are asking is the bleeding from his surgery, his surgeon says no, so no cause for alarm. ...Read more

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