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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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Please interpret my PET-CT scan report taken for intermittent abdominal pain.

Query: Hello doctor, I have had intermittent pain in my lower left abdomen for seven months now. I had a colonoscopy as soon as the pain started in the summer, but there were no abnormalities seen. There might have been something as the doctor muttered "there is this sort of a thing here" during the colon...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Shoyab

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As I read your question, I just remembered how distressed my sister becomes when she gets similar pains, which enables me to realize your anxieties well. However, her pains have been determined to be of uterine origin. Please note that, as a radiologist, I always f...  Read Full »

I started seeing fresh blood after passing a stool the previous week. What could be the reason?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 45 years old male. I am 5 feet 8 inches in height and 160 lbs in weight. I started seeing fresh blood after passing a stool the previous week. After two days, I had mild diarrhea three times a day and again today. I have had this intermittently for over ten years, my doctor ordered...  Read Full »

Dr. Rajesh Kumar Bansari

Answer: Hello,Welcome to have reviewed your concerns thoroughly. It looks like some local pathology in your anal area. The most common causes are anal fissures and hemorrhoids. I suggest you follow the instructions:1. Take plenty of water.2. Chew food well.3. Avoid spices.4. Do not push over f...  Read Full »

I accidentally took an iron tablet 30 hours prior to colonoscopy. Did it alter my result?

Query: Hi doctor, I went for a colonoscopy about three weeks ago due to experiencing a change in bowel habits, constipation alternating with diarrhea as well as some pain in the stomach. The stool is mushy, very large, and yellowish. However, the colonoscopy was negative. I had been on iron tablets due to...  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Patidar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Sometimes iron tablets also can lead to black-colored stools. Since when are you experiencing these symptoms, diarrhea, and constipation? Any family history of similar complaints? Any co-morbidities like diabetes? Since when are you on iron tablets? Are you still experie...  Read Full »

Why am I having liquid stools within a half-hour of eating?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having liquid stools within a half-hour of eating. Sometimes four or five times repeatedly. Symptoms were less severe for years, and a colonoscopy showed normal, but I cannot go out to eat or risk eating away from home for over a year now. It is not about any particular food. But alc...  Read Full »

Dr. C. Elanchezhian

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. You have Irritable bowel syndrome. I suggest you avoid spicy food and oily food. Instead, take regular time for food. I suggest you try the following medications: 1. Tablet Pan D (pantaprazole) one tablet twice daily before food. 2. Tablet ...  Read Full »

Why is there frequent change in the color of the stools?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 36-year-old male. My height is 5 feet 7 inches, and my weight is 128 lbs. I recently consulted you for a burning sensation in the lower right abdomen. Not sure if it is the intestine. Today I noticed a dark red patch in the stool. I am trying to meet a gastroenterologist here in pe...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have seen the photo of stools you attached (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), which has some maroonish color impression over one side. Do you think it is blood? Since blood usually washes away and turns the color of the water red. I see this...  Read Full »

What is the best treatment for stage 3 colorectal cancer?

Query: Hello doctor, I have attached the CT report of my mother. Could you please verify the reports and suggest the best treatment for her? Thanks.  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand that you must be very upset while seeing these reports. The CT (computed tomography) scan findings are raising the possibility of colorectal cancer, although it needs to be proven in the biopsy (attachments removed to protect the patient’s i...  Read Full »

Does tubular adenoma occur in children?

Query: Hi doctor, My daughter is an 11-year-old female and has a history of multiple food sensitivities, bloating, stool with pieces of unprocessed food with elevated serum serotonin, and three episodes of mesenteric adenitis. I have sent you the endoscopy and colonoscopy biopsy results. Can you please he...  Read Full »

Dr. Mian Shah Yousaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I reviewed all the biopsy reports (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity), the reports are all normal except for one rectal polyp. Also, there are no findings suggestive of any allergic disorders, especially food allergies or eosinophilic enteritis. Th...  Read Full »

Will long term use of laxative make my body dependent?

Query: Hello doctor, I am concerned about my health. I am all the time constipated, which is causing bleeding, and lately quite excessive. I have a healthy lifestyle, and a personalized dietician for my diet. I eat a lot of fiber and wholegrain foods, and I do not eat processed food. I am drinking plenty ...  Read Full »

Dr. Manisha Raghunath Auradkar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. As you mentioned, polyps were found in the colonoscopies. This is the reason for your bowel irregularities. Has your doctor confirmed any diagnosis through all these check-ups? There is a need for additional diagnostic tests to unde...  Read Full »

My stomach pain becomes worse after getting periods. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am an 18-year-old girl having duodenitis, stomach edema, mild gastritis, and colitis. I started to have recurrent stomach pain from 11 years of age. I did colonoscopy and endoscopy. The doctor told that my report seems to be special and he had never seen anything like this. He told me ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. You have inflammation in the stomach and the other parts of the abdomen seem to be fine. But you have cramps after you get periods or after masturbation. You can have a pelvic inflammatory disease as you are getting heavy menstrual bleeding. S...  Read Full »

What causes blood in stool?

Query: Hello doctor,I am suffering from dysentery (not sure) from last couple of months. I found blood in my stool. So the doctor suggested doing colonoscopy test. Colonoscopy report says that there is one small papilla near anorectal junction, may be cause of the bleeding. The doctor gave me tablets and t...  Read Full »

Dr. Divakara. P

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Frequent motions along with blood for weeks is not due to dysentry. Also a small papilla causing this amount of symptoms is very unlikely. So what else it could be? It can be inflammatory bowel disease, malignancy, chronic infections, tuberculosis. My advise is get stoo...  Read Full »

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