Colonoscopy obstruction

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Avatar m tn My gastro wants to do a colonoscopy to make sure it is not an obstruction and to diagnoe IBS. If there is an obstruction, wouldn't the bowel movements be the same every time. I mean, they would never be normal, right? The obstruction would not move? I am so sorry if this is an inappropriate or dumb question but I am so nervous about the colonoscopy. Otherwise I had ct scan done and it was ok besides diverticulosis....
Avatar m tn I have a colonoscopy scheduled for 4/18 because of inconsistent bowel movements. I have been having back pains but it is due to a strain pair of muscles in my upper buttocks. My orthopedic doctor seems to think that the changes in bowel movements (at times regular and at times flat, and at times small) are due to the strain muscle in my upper buttocks and lower back. My gastro wants to do a colonoscopy to make sure it is not an obstruction and to diagnoe IBS.
Avatar f tn Abdominal cramps and watery discharge may indicate a Post surgical complication of Colonoscopy.They actually are very common in many compromised patients even though adequate care has been taken.They include mild abdominal pain with cramps,watery diarrhea,Post surgical inflammation.These are very minor complications.Very severe major complications can be Bowel explosion,obstruction,allergy,dehydration or even stroke sometimes.
Avatar f tn Radiation anywhere near the abdomen is notorious for causing adhesions, and your additional surgeries just make the likelihood of bowel obstruction that much higher. Because more surgery can cause more adhesions to form, most surgeons are reluctant to go in and release them unless you have a life-threatening obstruction. Many times they'll admit you to the hospital, keep you hydrated with IV fluids and maybe TPN nutrition and wait it out.
Avatar n tn In January 2009 I developed severe abdominal cramping and bloating/distention. The cramping soon led to violent vomiting which sent me to the hospital ER. I was told I have probably had bowel obstruction. I was admitted to the hospital for 5 days while numerous X-ray's were taken of my abdomen. Before the doctors could find the blockage it had "corrected itself" according to the doctors. I was then sent home.
Avatar n tn Typically ribbon-shaped stools can be caused by bowel spasms or bowel obstruction. If this is something you're experiencing, check with your doctor.
Avatar n tn Hello, The various possibilities which present with such pain in the lower left abdomen are diverticulitis, Crohn’s disease, bowel obstruction, ovarian cysts and pelvic inflammatory disease,irritable bowel syndrome , kidney obstruction or pyelonephritis, psoas abscess and volvolus (twisting of the sigmoid part of the large bowel on itself).In your case,it can be due to worsening of IBS.Are you taking any medication for it?
Avatar m tn A colonoscopy is recommended at this point, as this is the most comprehensive test of the lower GI tract. Anatomical abnormalities, strictures, and colitis can all be evaluated for. I would also obtain stool cultures to evaluate for infection and malabsorption - both of which can alter stool character. These options can be discussed with a GI physician. Followup with your personal physician is essential.
Avatar m tn Hello, The various possibilities which present with such pain in the lower abdomen are diverticulitis, Crohn’s disease, bowel obstruction, ovarian cysts and pelvic inflammatory disease,irritable bowel syndrome , kidney obstruction or pyelonephritis, psoas abscess and volvolus (twisting of the sigmoid part of the large bowel on itself).In your case,it can be due to worsening of IBS.Are you taking any medication for it?
Avatar m tn My IgA ASCA came 79.2 but Endoscopy, Entreoscopy, Colonoscopy came to normal. Biopsy showed a mild inflammation. CT Scan showed inflamation in small bowel and thickening on wall. I was suggested to get Pill Endoscopy but pill didn't reach small bowel. It was there in stomach for 12 hours. So, my GI is of the view of Obstruction. I am confused. BTW I have been operated for Intestinal Perforation 23 years back. Let me know what to do.
Avatar m tn Hello, The various possibilities which present with such pain in the lower left abdomen are Crohn’s disease, bowel obstruction, ovarian cysts and pelvic inflammatory disease, irritable bowel syndrome , kidney obstruction or pyelonephritis, psoas abscess and volvolus (twisting of the sigmoid part of the large bowel on itself). Investigations like ultrasound abdomen, CT abdomen and colonoscopy are required to confirm a diagnosis. your sister should get these investigations done.
1030526 tn?1252290533 They were trying to get a team of Dr. together...when one night i was in extreme pain....The cyst caused bowel obstruction in two places. This was a 13 day stay in hosp. Then I come home , and i thought i was fine...but had another, small bowel obstruction....Dr. says he thinks it was just a "fluke." I am now almost 12 weeks post op. I have been taking Miralex, stool softners, laxative tea, and fiber cereal...since my last obstruction. Then I got Diarreah (spelling...
1702615 tn?1421812248 had new blood work ordered, still presenting with clay color stool and upper ab pain, waiting on new GI to do a colonoscopy but symptoms still look like some kind of blockage of my bile. And the mrcp shows 10 mm dilation with possible minimal irregularily in my intrahepatic ducts. why is my bood work normal yet I am so sick????? and not yellow, so doc doesn't think there is a block I REALLY thought he would have done an ERCP last week.
Avatar f tn I am 44 years, I had Colon Surgery on 5/3/10 because of an obstruction in my lower colon due to a case of endometriosis on my uterus which caused a fibroid to fall on my rectum wall. Doctor said it was a rare case. I have the obstruction cut out and my colon reattached. I stayed in the hospital for one week and left because I was having normal bowel movements.
1329163 tn?1275104549 Well, if it's just bright red blood on your toilet paper, that's probably just hemorrhoids, which are swollen tissues from being constipated, they'll get irritated and bleed, and the solution is to eat enough fiber foods, like salads and whole grains, and drinking enough water.
Avatar f tn Hello, The various possibilities which present with such pain in the lower left abdomen are appendicitis or diverticulitis, Crohn’s disease, bowel obstruction, ovarian cysts and pelvic inflammatory disease,irritable bowel syndrome , kidney obstruction or pyelonephritis, psoas abscess and volvolus (twisting of the sigmoid part of the large bowel on itself). Investigations like ultrasound abdomen, CT abdomen and colonoscopy are required to confirm a diagnosis.
Avatar f tn Hello, The various possibilities which present with such pain in the abdomen are appendicitis, diverticulitis, Crohn’s disease, bowel obstruction, ovarian cysts, ectopic pregnancy and pelvic inflammatory disease,irritable bowel syndrome , kidney obstruction or pyelonephritis, psoas abscess and volvolus (twisting of the sigmoid part of the large bowel on itself). Investigations like ultrasound abdomen, CT abdomen and colonoscopy are required to confirm a diagnosis.
Avatar f tn Hello, The various possibilities which present with such pain in the right abdomen are appendicitis, Crohn’s disease, bowel obstruction, ovarian cysts and pelvic inflammatory disease, irritable bowel syndrome, kidney obstruction or pyelonephritis or gall bladder disease causing referred pain. Investigations like ultrasound abdomen, CT abdomen and colonoscopy are required to confirm a diagnosis. My advice is to consult a gastroenterologist and discuss these possibilities with him.
Avatar m tn Hello, The various possibilities which present with such pain in the lower left abdomen are diverticulitis, Crohn’s disease, bowel obstruction, ovarian cysts and pelvic inflammatory disease, irritable bowel syndrome , kidney obstruction or pyelonephritis, psoas abscess , hernia and volvolus (twisting of the sigmoid part of the large bowel on itself). Investigations like ultrasound abdomen, CT abdomen and colonoscopy are required to confirm a diagnosis.
Avatar n tn I have been told that this is more likely a Colon obstruction (cancer) and as I am new to the Celiac diagnosis I am curious as to whether anyone has had this symptom from Celiac. I have looked everywhere on line and evry time it goes back to colon cancer, never Celiac. My GI claims it is the Celiac but will do a colonoscopy in 6 months if it does not change with a gluten free diet (which it has not so far).
Avatar f tn o Treatment of bowel obstruction includes intravenous hydration, nasogastric suctioning, electrolyte monitoring, and laparotomy if conservative measures fail. Colonoscopy and esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) may be useful in removing obstructing masses of worms. o Piperazine citrate, a helminth paralytic, has been suggested in cases of obstruction; it is no longer commercially available in the United States.
Avatar n tn I have been suffering with extreme lower back pain, stomach pain, constipation, diareaha, and most recently blood and mucous in the stool. I had a colonoscopy in 2006 and was told that I have severe hemmroids. Two weeks ago, I could not use the bathroom without a laxative and when I was able to use it, I felt as if I had not finished a bowel movement. It feels like something is blocking the rectum. I am scheduled for a colonoscopy next month.