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Colonoscopy

About "Colonoscopy"

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.

Related Terms: Constipation, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Diarrhea, Endoscopy, Pantoprazole, Hemorrhoids

Recently Answered Questions


Do I need colonoscopy for blood in stool?
Query: Hello doctor, I am 27 years old, 247 lb male. I have been having a problem with blood in stool for two years now. Sometimes, I have blood in stool for two or three days and sometimes goes away for months with no blood. For three months, I did not have blood in the stool. Now I started to drive a tr...  Read Full »
Dr. Anshul Varshney
Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. See it is difficult to say what is the reason for blood in your stools. But definitely, this is not a normal thing. You could be having piles.Actually, piles are the most common cause of blood in stools. That is why your physician must have in general told you to reliev...  Read Full »
 
Should my hemophiliac son receive coagulant for colonoscopy?
Query: Hi doctor, My son was exposed to warfare chemical in the navy. During his tonsil surgery, he was found to have bleeding disorder. He is suffering from hemophilia and is undergoing a colonoscopy tomorrow. Should he receive coagulant for this procedure?  Read Full »
Dr. Prakash H Muddegowda
Hematologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Based on your query, my opinion is as follows: During any procedure bleeding time and clotting time that is prothrombin (PT) and activated partial thromboplastin time (APPT) are always evaluated and then only the procedure is done. If he has no clotting issues at present ...  Read Full »
 
Is it normal to have green stool a day after colonoscopy?
Query: Hello doctor, Yesterday, I had a colonoscopy and today I had a bowel movement that was bright green. Should I contact the doctor who performed the procedure or is this normal? I am a 32-year-old female.  Read Full »
Dr. Sumit Srivastava
Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Bright green color stool could be due to the presence of bile in stool. During a colonoscopy, you were given laxatives that might have disturbed your intestinal flora that is responsible for the yellowcolor of the stool. Also, stool must have passed rapidly through the ...  Read Full »
 
I have rectal bleeding on and off for a year. Should I ask for colonoscopy?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 32-year-old female. For almost a year, I have had rectal bleeding on and off. I started to have painful bowel movements and then I began to bleed. The blood is on my stool, in the toilet (at times) and when I wipe, I can see it on the toilet paper. Other symptoms I experience are ...  Read Full »
Dr. Noushif M
Surgical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If the doctor who did the PR examination could not find any significant hemorrhoids, it is better to get a colonoscopy done. Do not worry about cancer as the most likely possibility is a missed internal hemorrhoid. The itching can be due to perianal soiling, fungal inf...  Read Full »
 
Had Polyethylene glycol before 40 days and alcohol before 7 days. Will I get any adverse reaction?
Query: Hi doctor, I was given with Polyethylene glycol for 40 days before undergoing endoscopy and colonoscopy procedures. I had symptoms of edema and consumed 200 ml of alcohol before seven days. Can I have possible adverse reactions?  Read Full »
Dr. Vedprakash Verma
General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Family Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please explain about the purpose for doing colonoscopy and endoscopy. Edema can occur due to many reasons. It can occur due to nutritional deficiency.  Read Full »
 
Pain due to pancreatitis is unbearable. Please help.
Query: Hello doctor,My sister has been diagnosed with pancreatitis, portal vein thrombosis, and a blood clot in small intestines. Doctors cannot seem to pinpoint what is going on in her intestines/ abdomen. They have her on blood thinners. However, no clot will cause this much pain. Her pain is literally u...  Read Full »
Dr. Mashfika N Alam
General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. She needs a CT scan along with a colonoscopy and upper GIT (gastrointestinal tract) endoscopy to detect the cause of her symptoms. For more information consult a family physician online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/family-physician  Read Full »
 
What is the best line of treatment for hemorrhoids?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 25-year-old male, overweight. I do not eat healthily nor do I exercise. For the past six or more months, I have been noticing my stools being flat for many of my bowel movements. I do have hemorrhoids and occasionally will notice blood on the toilet tissue. I have a relatively ...  Read Full »
Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey
Rheumatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is mandatory for every person of hemorrhoids to go for a colonoscopy because about 5% of patients have hemorrhoids secondary to the colon which could sometimes be serious. Although you are just 25, I do not there could be anything serious but to be on safer side ...  Read Full »
 
Is chronic ileitis a curable one?
Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from IBS since the last year. I am getting diarrhea whenever I eat outside food. Recently, I have been detected with chronic ileitis with activity after colonoscopy. I am ready to send the reports for kind perusal of gastroenterologist. Is it curable? I am now o...  Read Full »
Dr. Sumit Srivastava
Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, these ulcers can be healed. But, it will take some time. Colonoscopy shows multiple ulcers in terminal ileum. The cause of these ulcers could be Crohn's disease, tubercular ulcers or chronic non-specific ulcers which heal by their own. But, your report does ...  Read Full »
 
My dizzy feeling subsides after bowel movement. Why?
Query: Hello doctor, Since a few days, I have had heavy head and stiff neck problem. My head really feels heavy at the end of the day. My neck remains very stiff. I have consulted a neurologist and taking Inderal 10, Shine 10, Naproxen, Nexium and Sibelium. Sometimes, my head trembles too much and neck be...  Read Full »
Dr. Madhankumar M V
Family Physician, General Surgeon, Surgical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please have a consultation with a surgeon or surgical gastroenterologist to rule out fissure-in-ano. You need to have a colonoscopy as a baseline to rule out colorectal cancer. Even after these if you have symptoms, then we can start drugs to control the bowel motility, b...  Read Full »
 
Can endoscopy alone can show the problems in stomach?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 62-year-old single female with swallowing difficulties and pain in chest and throat when I eat. I am very fragile and live alone. I am scheduled for an endoscopy, colonoscopy but I am considering getting just the endoscopy. Can that test alone show any problems in the stomach o...  Read Full »
Dr. Noushif M
Surgical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You need to get an endoscopy for your current symptoms. If it is negative, we may go for other tests. A colonoscopy is not recommended for difficulty in swallowing. I think it was suggested in view of age. Endoscopy can show esophagus and stomach. To visualize colon we ha...  Read Full »
 
 
 

 

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