Colon cleansing vs colonoscopy

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Avatar n tn If colon cleansing was beneficial, why wouldn’t our doctors order them?
Avatar f tn This is going to be late for you, but you should never take liver cleansers while taking medication. What you're describing is a combination colon/liver cleanse. Milk thistle and yellowdock, for example, are liver cleansers, and could theoretically wash some of the medication out of our system, as the body sees virtually all medication as toxic.
Avatar m tn just a question, I was at GNC today and saw a product for colon or gastro cleansing. Has anyone used these, does it work and is it healty?
Avatar m tn I think it depends on the type of enema. Using enemas frequently for constipation can cause your rectum to "forget" how to have a bowel movement naturally. Using enemas for "colon cleansing", I believe is not good, because your colon doesn't need any cleansing, it does this itself.
1387175 tn?1326400997 We have an hereditary colon cancer in our family, and my children from puberty, had to have them yearly, and they had no issues with it except for the prep. Different doctors use different things for cleansing the colon for the procedure. This ends up causing you to go to the bathroom many times the night prior to your procedure, but it's just to make sure your colon is clean so they can get a good view of it.
425312 tn?1279966179 In my opinion, the whole colon cleansing thing is a scam. Around 5 years ago I had a colonoscopy done. They put you through a three-day fasting/fluid drinking thing before that. But no enemas or other fluid induction. As they were doing the procedure (it is no big deal by the way), I could see my colon on the TV screen. It was as fresh and clean as a . . . well . . . baby's bottom. So I don't take this stuff about stuff accumulating in your colon seriously anymore.
Avatar f tn Doctor wil probably give you written instructions about how to prepare (1-2 days of special colon cleansing diet..). Before colonoscopy you will probably get an injection of a sedative into your arm vein that will make you drowsy. You will be lying on the examining table, doctor will insert colonoscope (about 1 cm thick flexible viewing tube with a camera and a light on the end) through your anus and proceed it to the end of the small intestine.
Avatar n tn The fluid could be from a fistula in the large colon......this is fairly common in Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn's disease. A colonoscopy should be the next step to view the colon and take biopsies. I don't think a sigmoidoscopy will go far enough up the colon. Hopefully when you see your doctor 7.2 (he is a gastro, isn't he, not just a general physician?) he will be able to order further invasive testing for a definitive diagnosis. Take care. Liz.
573777 tn?1217293468 Update: The colon cleansing was too good (phosphosoda). It removed too much bacteria. So I was prescribed "Align" which is a probiotic. Each capsule has 1 Billion bacteria.!! The Doc gave me a 2 week sample supply. The pain is gone and the distention is starting to subside. This in the past 10 days. I really hope this helps someone else.
Avatar f tn You were probably not doing it long enough, for a colonoscopy all you have to do is take something that will flush you out one or two days before the examination. This does not get rid of candida, parasites, and all the rest that does not belong in your intestines. It takes time to get rid of all those.
Avatar m tn if they are doing a scope on your large intestine than yes they look at all 3 sections of your colon.
Avatar n tn None of them has helped the symptoms except maybe the colon that stuck out seems to do that less now. I tried doing enemas, mild colon cleansing herbs, prune juice, psyllium husk powder with lots of water, and aloe vera juice. Any more suggestions?
Avatar n tn I have a half brother that died from colon cancer. My family has a history of polyps, thus I had my first colonoscopy at 37 (2 polyps) then at 46 (2 polyps) All benign thankfully. I've had complete annual physicals for the past 5 years and all good thankfully. I am due for a colonoscopy and am stressing about more polyps. Also have anxiety and that's flaring up because of the colonoscopy. Should I be concerned? Thank you!
577395 tn?1277401364 If she had colon cancer he would have seen it during the colonoscopy. As her daughter you should be able to call her doctor and find out what he's looking for. It may just be a precautionary move on his part. Try not to worry and see what you can learn from her doctor.
Avatar f tn I also am recovering from a perforated colon during colonoscopy. After my surgery and during recovery, I started feeling the need to take a deep cleansing breath, but could never fully finish the breath. I also was yawning hard, but could not finish the yawn, I hope you are able to follow me. As the days went by, I was not getting better but feeling as if the symptoms were worse. I finally saw an allergy/asthma specialist who told me I have asthma.
Avatar f tn I had a colonoscopy 2 days ago for mild rectal bleeding and pain. I am a healthy and active 43 yo female. My doc found multiple flat adenomas throughout my entire colon of which she took several biopsies. During the procedure she told me that if the adenomas were PRE-cancerous I would need a total colectomy as my colon was a hotbed of activity and it would be too risky to leave in.
Avatar m tn Had hernia surgery after reversed colonoscopy and am still in a lot of pain almost a year later. Doctor said one of my muscles had attached itself to my hip bone. I have had four surgeries from the beginning of a perforated colon. Has anyone had anything remotely like this happen to them? I am so discouraged! Can't seem to find any help. My left side bulges out and I feel bloated most of the time. Please I need help! I am desperate!
Avatar f tn I just had my second colonoscopy on Tues after a colonoscopy one year ago. The first one was stopped because of a tortuous colon. I thought I was having a bad painful dream when in reality I must have woken up at one point as the Dr was trying to maneuver the scope through the twisted part of my colon. I was given the option of the enema(which I had years ago)or another colonoscopy with deeper sedation. I chose the colonoscopy. I was given "Propo...
Avatar m tn This is probably the best time for a colonoscopy because your colon will be clean already, and had time to rid itself of excess contents from thr constipation caused by the pills. They will make you drink a cleansing agent anyway, so you will be well prepared, lol. Drink at least a quart of water daily until then to protect from dehydration. They will put you to sleep with propofol, a non-narcotic, and no post op pain meds are required. Goodluck on your new journey to health.