Colonoscopy or sigmoidoscopy

Common Questions and Answers about Colonoscopy or sigmoidoscopy


Avatar m tn On the other hand, the procedure is much more comfortable than conventional colonoscopy at the patients end. With a clear CT colonoscopy and a positive sigmoidoscopy, the decision for a conventional colonoscopy/ conventional CT or directly initiating a management plan is best taken by the treating gastroenterologist based on the CT colonoscopy report. Though if the CT colonoscopy report is absolutely clear, chances that abnormalities are unlikely to be present.
Avatar f tn After some rectal bleeding I was recently sent for a sigmoidoscopy whch unfortunatel failed when the doctor after many attempts was unable to observe my lower bowel, she thought this was probably due to old scarring I had from a oophorectomy ten years ago. She told me they needed to rule out cancer and so asked for an urgent ct scan of the large bowel and adomon.
Avatar f tn next time opt for a colonoscopy. you are sedated and remember little or nothing at all.
Avatar m tn Back in April I had a flare with bloody diarrhea. Had sigmoidoscopy which showed inflammation in rectum sigmoid and descending colon. Had therapy with 3.6g 5-ASA daily. Blood stopped in day 2. Had a complete colonoscopy with intubation of the terminal ileum in July and everything was normal except a mild proctitis. If it was Crohn's disease, would my terminal ileum or cecum appear fine with 5-asa therapy?
Avatar n tn In fact, the doctor could not even do the full sigmoidoscopy. Once my colon healed, my doctor did a colonoscopy to make sure nothing else was wrong.
Avatar m tn ve read some guidelines for follow ups after a polypectomy which say a colonoscopy should be carried out after three years for polyps that are 10mm or larger. My GP didn't have a copy of the final discharge letter after the flexible sigmoidoscopy, so I managed to speak to the consultant's secretary who told me a follow-up was recommended in 3-4 years after the polyp removal - I'm currently waiting for my hospital appointment.
Avatar m tn Im suprised with cramping on the right side that they would just do a sigmoidoscopy. If I were you, I would discuss doing a colonoscopy instead. If your going to have them half way through your colon, might as well have them go all the way. Could find that its Chrons.
Avatar f tn After the 2 weeks my weight has maintained and i have even gained a stone back, but 8 weeks on the stomach pain is still very much always there, sometimes worse than others but its always there, mostly on my right side, either lower or aroundliver area.My worse fear is that it is cancer, but im only 30 so hoping that im a bit young. The blood i get is bright red in colour.
Avatar f tn Recently Gastroenterologist did not see anything on initial visit with very short scope, just suggested sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy. Medicare will not pay because I had a clean colonoscopy in 2013. Blood is always bright red and mostly happens with even a little straining. I have a lifetime of IBS (I am now 66).Nice smooth movements, no blood, but sometimes colon gets all out of sorts from diet, stools come out like big pile of mud, or almost diarrhea.
Avatar f tn When you have a colonoscopy some doctors will take photos of the caecum to prove that they have reached it. The fact that their equipment was unable to take photos would not neccessarily have meant that they were not able to get an adequate visual on their monitor which should still have given them a 'live' viewing.
Avatar f tn I have blood in my diarreah and also have bloody mucus, no pain from the bleeding like I have had before with anal fissures etc, I was sent for a flexible sigmoidoscopy and it cam back as normal.. so they have said it is ibs? All the sites and info I have read say that bleeding is not part of IBS.. Im confused and fustrated - any one got any thoughs or similar experiences I would appreciate any advice.
Avatar n tn I do not eat red meat or fat and my diet many consiists of fruit/pulses/fish, life-non smoker, 1/2 units alcohol per week. My doctor has recommended a colonoscopy with general anaesthetic. I am reluctant as would prefer the barium enema/sigmoidoscopy route and eleminate things as I go along. I have never had any form or anesthesia/sedation apart from gas and air during delivery which I reacted very badly to, especially anxiety and paranoia.
Avatar n tn I had a sigmoidoscopy and CT abdomen test which prove negative, but the diarrhea is still persistent, what else can cause this? I have a history of one colon cancer in the family.
Avatar f tn I would ask him if he meant a Flexible Sigmoidoscopy or a Colonoscopy? The first can be done with out sedation and very little discomfort. It looks at the lower part of your large intestine from anus to the portion of the colon called the sigmoid. A full Colonoscopy can also be done without sedation but is not recommended. It can be quite uncomfortable.
Avatar f tn Well I am due to have a flexible sigmoidoscopy tomorrow, and I am supposed to get the results back straight away so that might show something.
Avatar f tn Further evaluation can be done with a lower endoscopy, either a colonoscopy or flexible sigmoidoscopy. This test can exclude anatomical causes leading to your symptoms, or a mass. I would also consider blood tests to exclude thyroid disease, which also can lead to constipation. Another GI opinion can be sought if the diagnosis continues to be non-revealing. This answer is not intended as and does not substitute for medical advice - the information presented is for patient education only.
Avatar m tn Do you have any family history of colon cancer? Have you had colonoscopy? If you don't get a satisfactory answer, insist on colonoscopy.
Avatar f tn Honestly amnesia really depends on the person and dosage of the sedative. I was prescribed a sedative to help me sleep when I was stricken with an unexplainable condition that Doctors are still baffled by. One of the side effects was suppose to be amnesia but I suffered no such thing. I am sure if you ask for a minimal dosage of the sedative lorazepam @ .5mg's or less you should be fine. Of course I am not a Dr.
Avatar n tn Hard to be smart here, I guess your doctors know what they are doing. My guess is that you need colonoscopy (or sigmoidoscopy) to see exactly what is happening.
Avatar m tn s disease in the colon when a CT Colonography showed nothing it was followed by a sigmoidoscopy and biopsy. What i really want to know is, if i have complications in the small bowel would it show up in the CT Colonography images or do i need to have an MRI of the abdomen ?
Avatar f tn I asked the question as i wondered if coughing excessively could have irritated and inflamed the lining of the colon. I have been for lots of procedures recently as well as in hospital stays since posting in Feb, sorry i didn't reply. I have been diagnosed with diverticular desease in the descending colon.I have a colon polyp an extra long colon and a stricture in the sigmoid. I've had a failed colonoscopy and failed sigmoidoscopy. A Barium Enema. A CT tomonography and a CT Colonography.