Colonoscopy statistics

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What is the average yearly death rate for persons while they are undergoing a colonoscopy?
http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/types/thyroid If you drill down you can find statistics by state and, in some cases, by county. I'm in one of the top #5 areas for thyroid cancer thanks to fallout from nuclear testing in the 50s in the Nevada desert. Funny thing is my generation is too young to have been exposed to the test fallout - now they are wondering if it got into the ground water, soil (agriculture, milk production, etc.) or if it caused genetic mutations. Fun, eh?
(I think it's because of my weight1?!) Can I avoid colonoscopy? no history of colorectal cancer in the family. How do I know the cause for this slight pinch/stretch like pain?
hadn't been aware a problem was building up....had started getting pain in right side. Has anyone had a colonoscopy in this situation. Am very worried about needing to totally empty bowel with laxatives as think this is going to be extremely painful. I often bleed after passing a motion. Also will it be very painful during and after the procedure? Has anyone had bowel problems this late after treatment? Any advice please!!
All tests come back normal, CS, colonoscopy, MRCP, endoscopy. She has not had SOD manometry or ERCP from fear of complications, and because, like I said, the super specialist doesn't think that is what is going on. Despite that in the research I've seen it says only about 20% of patients who undergo the ERCP and sphincterotomy get pancreatitis, the super specialist in SF said in his experience he would say the number is more like 50%.
evidence for a 10-year interval between colonoscopies. A negative colonoscopy was associated with SIRs of 0.69 (95% confidence interval [CI], 0.59-0.81) at 6 months, 0.66 (95% CI, 0.56-0.78) at 1 year, 0.59 (95% CI, 0.48-0.72) at 2 years, 0.55 (95% CI, 0.41-0.73) at 5 years, and 0.28 (95% CI, 0.09-0.65) at 10 years.
Disease is known worldwide, and there's no point to rely on statistics here. All above mentioned can be diagnosed with colonoscopy. Arrange it soon, and insist to do it. There's nothing much to do or guess before that.
Hey there, I am 33, had blood and mucus for about 2 years and I finally went 3 weeks ago and had colonoscopy and they removed a adanoma polyp which is a precancerous polyp which could eventually turn into colon cancer so do yourself a favor and just demand a colonoscopy and get it done and over with and get a piece of mind. It is really very easy. please keep us updated.
So even with optimal treatment of early stage rectal cancer, there is a small but significant chance that the cancer might come back, and this is what I think happened in your case. I wouldn't give a definite estimate on how long you have left to live. Survival statistics talk of what is average for a population with a certain stage of the disease. But those numbers, when applied to specific individuals, may not be accurate estimates.
I had sigmoid resection a month ago and within the last week I have had blood in my stool. The colonoscopy showed that I have ulcerations at the resection site. the doctor applied some "clamps/clips", a total of five. I have not been able to find any information on this procedure in the internet and was just wondering the statistics on that procedure was or any information available. Thank you!
I'd like your opinion on how long this cancer has been growing. Also, should his colonoscopy have found the prostate cancer? One more question..Could it be that the cancer was missed on the CT scan because it was done without contrast? Any info you give me will be so so helpful. Thank you, Leslie N.
Diagnosed by coombs and osmotic fragility test. Colonoscopy three years ago-clear.. Statistics sys that colonoscopy misses 40% of right ascending lesions. Looking for best diagnostic test. MRI or CTw/contrast. Really would like to avoid RADS. Thanks for your time in answering this question.
Anyway my point is that it is extremely rare for a 17 year old to get gallstones but i did and so can any of you have problems that statistics show you shouldn't.
Blood test completed today Hep A/B shot completed today Ultrasound scheduled for Friday Colonoscopy He didn't mention biopsy..so I asked.....he said since I was otherwise healthy (only elevated AST and ALT) that I could start treatment without it. I told him I would feel better knowing what condition my liver was in and he said that would be fine...he understood that I would want to know.
My 11 year old son, Michael was diagnosed with Crohn's in January 2004 via a colonoscopy. His only symptom that we can tell right now is that his growth & weight gain has substantially slowed down since he was 5 years old. Up until 5 he was in the 80% and now he is barely in the 20%. His bone age is that of a 9 year old which the doctor says is good. If it weren't for the growth slow down we would never have known he had a problem.
Now before you roll your eyes and immediately start throwing statistics at me, hear me out. I was diagnosed with Crohn's Disease when I was 15 years old. I have been on Remicade for about four years and recently the effects seem to be diminishing.So, I went in for a colonoscopy and upper endoscopy. They found three small polyps in my cecum (1-2mm) and one mid-sized polyp in my mid ascending colon (6-8mm).
And I've read all the statistics and acknowledge that the chance of it being cancer are quite low. But then I remember that AWFUL pain and I get scared. Thoughts?
I posted under Ovarian Cancer last month.I am 47,not overweight.I had a hysterectomy 21 years ago still have ovaries. Was told by gyno.in 99 I was beginning menopause.Went on HRT for 2 years.Stopped when my breast doc.found out. I had a bilateral mastectomie 11 yrs.ago for repeated biopsies for masses always with "atypical hyberplasia cells" and calcifications. I have had intermittant RLQ pain 2 years-radiates to lower back.Over the past 3 mo.
Please people I have been doing a tremendous amt of research on Rectal Bleeding and Colon Cancer. Well, what I found out is statistics are different than they were 2 to 5 years ago. It use to be that you were at risk for Colon Cancer at age 50 and above. Well, now I can tell you it is 35 and above. Number one I registered to a listserver that carries lots of people and what I found out alarmed me to no avail.
Hi, For the past 8 weeks, I have been having a RUQ pain with the following symptoms: * pretty constant pain just below the last right rib, straight down from my right nipple. * The pain ranges from a scale of 3 to 7. Sometimes its a dull ache, sometimes it is a searing pain, with pressure from inside. * It feels like a bubble or balloon is stuck behind the ribs, slowly being inflated and deflated, causing pain and ache on a constant basis. * I do not have any colicky attacks.
I know to keep monitoring on breast (get routine mammos) and I know I should be getting a colonoscopy sooner (I am 44), but should I be doing something else? Thanks for any additional information you can provide.
I have NO history of any cardiac problems prior to the fainting spell, which my gastoenterologist says was probably caused by a combination of spastic colon (which was observed during colonoscopy) and comstipation (a life-long problem) and nerve response to the pain. The big part of the problem I have is, that I have heard that the nuclear dye studies are prone to significant error in heavy men, like me.
No blood in stool and a fecal blood test was -ve.I am having a colonoscopy/endoscopy this friday. I had a flu for about 10 days in Jan-07 and after I feel bloated with moving gas.I try and burp/pass gasthru rectum but it feels like my recum walls have narrowed that not much air comes out.I also feel my stomach gurgle and when I burp it feels like my esophagus is chocked up (is this heart burn?).
I had no symptons, this was discovered by a routine colonoscopy. I have been recuperating now for 2 1/2 months. I did not need chemo or radiation. Lately, I have been experiencing gas pains in my lower abdomen, and mucuous from my rectum. I have submitted a stool sample and am awaiting results. My gastro doctor feels I could have c. diff....I am starting Flagyl tomorrow. I have no fever or any other symptoms other than the cramps and mucuous.
So we've all read all the statistics on this stupid HPV thing 80% of people will have it but only1% show warts yadda yadda yadda Some things have been confusing to me. If there are no tests for it and the virus is in dormancy, how can "they" tell that 80% of people have it? Do 80% of people have any of the strains (including common wart) or 80% have a sexual strain?
Irritation was noted in the small intestine but the colonoscopy came up clear. I was put on Zelnorm and Aciphex and things got better. Fast forward to now...I had my gallbladder removed this December after the HIDA scan came back low but I had no stones. I felt fantastic for about 3 weeks post-surgery then I started having yellow watery diahrrea. It became non-stop so I was put a bile salt binder. This did nothing for me.
Dear friends, I am 39 years of age and my ultrasound results found a mainly solid heterogenous mass measuring between 10-15 cm 'occupying the pouch of douglas & towards the right adnexa' the solid component is about 7x10x6.5 cm. The consultant who did the scan could not determine the origin of the mass, so there is therefore concern that it has spread to the bowel. I have had bloods taken & a ct scan yesterday & will get results & discussion of surgery in about a week's time.
I have had a vaginal ultrasound and it showed that I have cysts on my right ovary. But no pain on that side. I had a colonoscopy last week and it shows nothing, the biopsies were negative. My blood work was fine. So, does the above mean that I still can have ovarian cancer? I worry because of the uterine cancer that I had when I was only 38. I also worry because there seems to be no reason for all of my symptoms. What should I do. Thank you...
I have had another ultrasound and a colonoscopy. I am going nuts. The pain is very similiar to what I felt before they removed my gallbladder. It is there almost 95% of the time. Im not kidding. It feels like its at my right shoulder blade. Its like a feeling of pressure. I have noticed that sometimes it will go away and I will get diarrhea. I rarely get diarrhea and I used to have it alot. The pain usually returns within an hour. I still have spasms when I eat certain foods.
I was recently schedule for a sigmodoscopy but due to issues I ended up having to have a colonoscopy, which came back clean. Now I am having reduced urine flow, same amount of urine just take about twice as long to empty my bladder. I am currently taking DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 8mg daily. I went to my follow up exam with the urologist and I was completely thrown for a loop... I came away from that meeting with two thoughts... (1) if you have to have cancer then this is the kind to have.
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