What is lower GI series in detecting colon cancer?

An xray. Lower GI series or barium enema is an xray performed after a 1-2 day cleansing of your bowel, wherein a radiologist gives you an enema with radio opaque contrast or barium and takes xrays of the inside of your colon looking for polyps or tumors or inflammation. It is a reasonable although not the best test for colon cancer screening.
Barium enema. Imaging after adequate bowel prep- clean out, done with inserted contrast. Allows visualization of tumors, narrowing, diverticula etc. Colonoscopy is direct visualization of the bowel wall internally with the scope. Each can have value in detecting lesions.

Related Questions

I had a colon resection for colon cancer and now have a ostomy. I'm having problems and a barium enema shows filing of the cecum. What would cause thi?

If the. Exam was performed through your colostomy, and you have a cecum, barium filling of the cecum is a normal finding. Read more...
I"m confused. If you have a colostomy, and barium is injected into it, the cecum (the first part of the colon in the rlq) should fill. Now, if the barium is injected into your rectal stump and the barium fills, then there's a tract (fistula) between the rectal stump and the cecum, which is not normal. This should be discussed with the operating surgeon. Good luck. Read more...

My GI found a TVA through a colonoscopy. I was 20, now 22, and do have a family history of colon cancer. How often should I redo the colonoscopy?

Every5'llKeepUAlive. If I read the guidelines correctly, in your case, every 5 years. But you should really verify this with the doctor who is following you because there may be special circumstances in your case that would indicate the need for more (or less) frequent surveillance compared with the general recommendations and guidelines. This assumes no problems like bleeding or changes in bowel habits. Read more...
Repeat in 3 yrs. Adenomas of bowel are divided into 1) tubular, 2) tubulovillous, and 3) villous. #2 encountered in 8-16% of cases. Dysplasia not infrequent and therefore, what was found ? Of the adenomas of bowel less than 5% as associated with carcinoma and considering age, an initial evaluation q3yrs would suffice and then spread out the following years. Eventual stool test will detect tumor protein . Read more...

Family history of colon cancer. Do I start seeing GI before or at age parent diagnosed?

Earlier colonoscopy. If you have a significant family history of colon cancer, you would start your colonoscopy 10 years earlier than the age of the youngest family members diagnosed with colon cancer. Significant history - if there are multiple family members with colon ca; if a very young age of diagnosis of colon ca in some family members; diagnoses of other, associated cancers in family members. Read more...
Now. See the doctor now to determine when it would be prudent to start surveillance. More than one genetic abnormality is associated with colon cancer and each type needs a different approach. Read more...
Colon cancer. Most primary care physicians may not know. Answer is 10-15 years before the time your relative had it diagnosed, or age 40, whichever comes first. Remember, it is a curable and preventable disease. Read more...

If parent had colon cancer at 80, what is risk of offspring getting it after 65? No other known family member was diagnosed with GI tumor or condition

Cancer screening. Cancer screening is recommended and all populations over the age of 50. In your case it does not matter if a family member had cancer at the age of 80 you should have your screening at the age of 50 regardless. The only time this becomes significant is if a family member has cancer around the age of 50 in which case immediate family should be screen 10 years prior to that age. Read more...

I've got in my head that I have colon cancer, but GI says he doesn't feel lump I feel in rectaum?

Need endoscopy. March is colorectal cancer awareness month, early stages colon cancer is curable. If you think you feel lump in the rectum, you should have good examination, stool for presence blood &its products, endoscopy. Stromal cell tumors are in the wall of rectum, need endsonogram. If you are a female, rectocele may feel like a lump to you. Ask your doctor to give you better explanation. Read more...
Get another opinion. If you are not satisfied with one doctor's opinion, you are entitled to get a second opinion. Read more...
Colonoscopy. Colon is over a yard long and cancer can develop anywhere along the line. Lack of lump in rectum does not exclude colon cancer. You may wish to discuss, getting a colonoscopy, with your doctor. Read more...

Bright, red blood from anus...Constipation? I'm only twenty, but colon problems are known in my family (colon cancer, polyps). Should I go to gi, or?

Don't worry. Likely hemorrhoids. Go to your doctor and have it checked out. Read more...
Get evaluated! Blood from the rectum should always be evaluated. While you are young for colon cancer, you are not too young! get seen by a gastroenterologist or proctologist. There are many causes of bleeding such as polyps, inflammatory bowel disease, vascular malformations, ulcers, as well as tumors. Bleeding is not to be ignored. Read more...
At least get exam. Should at least see a dr for exam given your family history. Might be hemorrhoid / fissure / bowel irritation / etc., but could be more serious, particularly if GI symptoms started early in family. Do not have to jump right to GI dr & colonoscopy, though. Can start w/primary dr or urgent care dr--er only if large quantities, persistent, or cannot get in elsewhere. Read more...
Bleeding, pain. Intl hemorrhoids can give u bleeding with a bowel movement, blood on the toilet paper or in the bowl. Other things that could cause bleeding are best evaluated with colonoscopy. Usually you would get this at 50 years old. But if there is a strong history of colon ca in the family you should get a scope 10 years before the age at which the youngest realtive got ca. Get one now if bleeding. Read more...