A colonoscopy is a diagnostic test used to see abnormalities and changes in the large intestine and rectum. During this examination, a long flexible tube with a camera attached at its end (colonoscope) is inserted into the patient's rectum, and the doctor visualizes the entire colon. If needed, a polyp can be removed, and tissues can be collected for biopsy.
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I feel bloated and get loose motion just after eating food. Why?
Query: Hi doctor, Whenever I sit or lay down to rest or sleep just after taking food I get loose motion. Often, it is mucus loose motion and high headache. Also, I get vomit. What is my problem? What treatment should I take for this? Read Full »
Dr. Geetha Priyadarsini Kamminana
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Urge to defecate following the intake of food is a common digestive complaint and it in most cases is due to physiological causes.Due to gastrocolic reflex whenever your stomach is stretched it stimulates the colon and leads to passing stools.But, however, if the same ... Read Full »
Is it advisable to consume alcohol with my medicines?
Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from the following symptoms. Left lower abdomen pain, constant mushy stools (twice had blood), constant watery stools, heart twitches a couple of times a day, abdomen hurts more when I sit or lay down. I am a chronic alcoholic. I have searched in the internet resources and ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Lorazepam should not be taken with alcohol since both can cause respiratory suppression if you over do it.Having said that this is the drug of choice to treat alcohol withdrawal symptoms. It has a short half life, so requires multiple doses in a day.I would suggest tap... Read Full »
My wife could notice blood in her stools.Could you please advise us with proper guidance?
Query: Hello doctor, My wife (age 33 years) has been suffering from piles related issues since last 10 years. It occurred after her delivery (in 2003) and was harmless at that time. We are having an eleven year old daughter. Recently she started experiencing pain and itching while going to toilet. Also sh... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. It seems like your wife has second degree hemorrhoids which has also led to her fissure. The good news is that it can be managed medically. The first line of management is medical management. Itching is a very common manifestation, which is a... Read Full »
Why do I have a small strand of skin near the anus?
Query: Hi doctor,There is about a quarter inch long strand of skin going away from the anus and I think it is a hemorrhoid. Also, that is dark purple in color. I am in need of your help. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I want to assure you that do not worry as everything is going to be fine soon. I have thoroughly gone through your case and can well understand your genuine concerns. Read Full »
I passed a lot of bright blood with stool today. Should I be worried?
Query: Hello doctor, I was constipated yesterday full day. When I went to the toilet today, there was quite a lot of bright red blood. I went again and sat on the toilet without actually doing anything, and there was more blood. I have had cramps as well. Should I be worried right now? I have had bowel pro... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. There are many causes for blood in the stools. The severity can vary from mild bleeding (common) to a severe life-threatening bleeding (uncommon).If the bleeding is heavy or if you have black stools, that is older blood due to a bleed from high up in the gut, then see ... Read Full »
I noticed blood in stool. Is this due to piles or cancer?
Query: Hi doctor, While passing motion just some time back, I noticed blood in the stool and immediately I wiped my anus area with a tissue. There was a good quantity of blood (bright red color) and few stools also were red in color. I wiped off the anus and completed my bowel movement. The rest of the mo... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The clinical picture looks typical of bleeding from piles. This is unlikely due to cancer. Do not worry. However, to make to be sure, you need to consider a colonoscopy or sigmoidoscopy. This blood comes whenever pressure happens on the pile mass, usually when you have ha... Read Full »
My colonoscopy showed an ischemic injury pattern in the rectum when I got two benign polyps removed. What does it mean?
Query: Hello doctor, I am 26, female. I have had severe abdominal pain for about a year. I went in and got a colonoscopy. They removed two benign polyps. My concern is that they found an ischemic injury pattern in my rectum. What does this mean? The pain suddenly started six months ago but was not so bad. ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and can understand your concern. I am reviewing your case history and attached laboratory investigations and will get back to you shortly. Thanks and take care. Read Full »
What is your opinion about my symptoms?
Query: Hi doctor, I used to have mild abdominal pain in the lower right part of the stomach. I was diagnosed with PPD six months ago and continued my regular medicine (no ATD). Since then, I occasionally get severe pain at the very same location and it lasts for around 4 to 6 hours. This pain was not regul... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please explain if you have any other symptoms, bowel habits (constipation or diarrhea), consistency of stool, blood or mucus in stool, appetite and fever? If you have increased frequency of stool, loose stool and mucus in stool, then there might be possible Croh... Read Full »
What is the reason for stomach pain and blood in stools?
Query: Hi doctor, For several years my father is suffering from stomach pain. His problem includes blood in stool and pain in left side abdomen area. He has taken ayurveda, homeopathy as well as allopathy medicines, but nothing has benefitted. We did test like endoscopy, but some doctors said it is due to ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. With your symptoms, there is a possibility of: Colitis, which may be due to inflammatory (inflammatory bowel disease) or infections. Diverticulitis. Malignancy has to be ruled out. Piles (hemorrhoids) may be there. Stool examination for microscopy and culture has to... Read Full »
What causes blood and mucous in stools?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 22 year old female. My height is 5 feet and 6 inches, and I weigh 60 kg. A few days back, after dinner, I passed stools and while flushing, I found the stool to have mucous and blood. When I attempted to clean the anal region after defecating, I found all three tips of my finge... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Following are the possibilities according to your complaints: Acute dysentery. Piles (hemorrhoids). Inflammatory Bowel Disease. You need to consult a doctor for physical examination. You will need proctoscopy (medical examination of the anal cavity with a thin tube... Read Full »