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Doctor insights on: Will A Hernia Worsen With A Colonoscopy

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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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Can a hernia be repaired during a colonoscopy?

Possibly: This would be an unusual practice but it is possible. The main problem would be scheduling to different physicians schedules. As well, this would likely add cost, as the cost of operating room time is significantly more than the cost of outpatient GI procedure room time. ...Read more

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Can a colonoscopy cause a hernia? How do I treat it?

Can a colonoscopy cause a hernia? How do I treat it?

Hernias development : Colonoscopy injects a lot of air into the colon and increases intravenous-abdominal pressure. If you have a hernia, the increased pressure will cause a pre-existent hernia to protrude. You should see a surgeon to have it repaired. The hernia has probably been there for awhile and protruded after to increase in abdominal pressure. ...Read more

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Internal hernia can it be spotted with a colonoscopy?

Internal hernia can it be spotted with a colonoscopy?

No: The colonoscopy only can see the inside of your colon. Think of it as being able to look inside of a hose. It is not able to look inside your abdomen. Think of a hose that is in a container. By looking inside the hose, you do not see what the outside of the hose looks like as it sits inside the container. ...Read more

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Should you have a colonoscopy if you have an umbilical hernia?

Should you have a colonoscopy if you have an umbilical hernia?

Yes: The presence of an umbilical hernia does not preclude you from undergoing a colonoscopy. As always, just be sure that there is a proper indication for you to have the colonoscopy. ...Read more

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Can a colonoscopy agrivate an umbilical hernia?

Can a colonoscopy agrivate an umbilical hernia?

Probably not: The colon is actually not attached to the front abdominal wall and hernia is a result of a defect in the wall through which part of your colon/small intestine can get squeezed in resulting in the bulge--the hernia. Colon prep cleans out your colon and colonoscopy is just a scope being threaded into the colon to take a look. This should not make the hernia worse. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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My dad has umbical hernia... And have been asked to have an endoscopy and a colonoscopy.What would this determine?

Unrelated: A colonoscopy is generally recommended for screening for colorectal cancer, starting at age 50. Upper endoscopy is usually reserved for those with symptoms related to the upper GI tract such as reflux, abdominal pain, etc. Neither of these tests are required before repairing an umbilical hernia as a routine. Ask your surgeon to find out more. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Can you determine a umbilical hernia in a colonoscopy?

No: A colonoscopy is looking at the lining of your colon. An umbilical hernia is a defect in your abdominal wall at the level of your belly button. If not appreciated on physical examination, these hernias can be seen on ct scan. ...Read more

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Dr. David Earle
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Hernia (Definition)

The ascendence of the gastroesophageal junction into the chest above the diaphragm through the ...Read more