Colonoscopy recommended frequency

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Avatar m tn I had a sigmoid colectomy six months ago, I have Hyperplastic Polposis Syndrome, a large number of polyps, one specifically golf ball size detected by a colonoscopy that had be removed surgically. Fortunately no cancer!I'm a 52 year old male and this was my first major surgery, had my tonsils out as a child. I had 7 inches of my sigmoid colon removed. I was given the impression that in 2-3 months I'd be "as good as new".
Avatar n tn Even without the symptoms, at age 50, a colonoscopy is recommended. I cannot comment on the probability of colon cancer, or not, but changes in bowel habits as well as in the stool shape can be indicative of cancer. I am not familiar with the specific arrangements for colonoscopies in your area. I would first start with finding a primary care doctor, or failing that, going to a clinic to ask for a GI referral for a colonoscopy.
Avatar f tn I have since seen my primary care doc who recommended getting a colonoscopy. He also did blood work on me which turned out good (no signs of any nutrient deficiency, pancreas working ok, blood sugar good, etc). He referred me to a Gastro doctor and I have an appointment with him in two weeks. However, it's only a consultation so not sure when my actual colonoscopy will be.
10182110 tn?1408364805 Most often, diverticular disease presents few or no symptoms and is generally diagnosed during a routine colonoscopy which is recommended by age 50. Often no treatment is needed if there are no complications from the condition. Is there a link between diverticular disease and colon cancer? Recent studies have shown that there may be a causal link between diverticular disease and the development of colon cancer.
Avatar n tn Even if he was completely asymtommatic, it is recommended that a screening endoscopy (either a flexible sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy) be performed. Given these symptoms, it is even more important that endoscopy be done. Followup with your personal physician is essential. This answer is not intended as and does not substitute for medical advice - the information presented is for patient education only. Please see your personal physician for further evaluation of your individual case.
Avatar n tn 6) A urethral polyp or other anatomical abnormality may also cause changes in urinary stream. A cystoscopy is recommended for further evaluation. 8) Fecal incontinence can be a manifestation of a dysfunction of the anorectal muscle. If the colonoscopy was not revealing, anorectal manometry or an endorectal ultrasound can be considered to evaluate the anal sphincter. 9) If not already performed, a scrotal ultrasound should be considered to evaluate if there is any disease (i.e.
Avatar n tn Lots of whole grains, beans and eggs every day, and lots of spinach.He also recommended I get a colonoscopy. I have not done this as of yet because of the immense cost out of pocket and up front ($800!!!) I also saw my GP about another symptom (brusing easily and itchy skin) and he put me on an iron supplement but I dont take that like I am supposed to.on average, take it about 1-2 every week, as well as a prenatal and a b-12. I am toooo young to be having all of these problems!
Avatar m tn I've also felt constantly fatigued, although my bowel movements' frequency has reduced my quality sleep time. I also have had more frequent pain on my left side, between my ribs and leg. I've cancelled my gastroenterologist appointment, hoping I can solve this myself. I went to a gastroenterologist about 30 years ago for an unrelated issue, and I solved it by drinking bottled water. Part of the context now: I was laid off in late January.
Avatar f tn last six months - increased urinary frequency & urgency - often little amounts of urine, and often comes out as a spray instead of a stream. Also, intermittent (from a couple of times per day to every couple of days) stinging/ shooting pain at tip of my penis, & reasonably constant itching around my genitals & rectum. Only possible exposure- a single incident of receiving oral sex from a female friend in August.
Avatar m tn Sometimes it just has a line or two of blood streaked along the side (classic hemorrhoid symptom). Doctor scheduled me in for a colonoscopy for 2 1/2 weeks (27th of Feb). I asked about colon cancer. He said with being 27 years old, having no family history of colon cancer and not exhibiting more common cancer symptoms, the chances of me having it are minutely slim. He said to not fear the colonoscopy, as many young people get them done to diagnose Crohn's and Colitis.
Avatar n tn During this time, I have had countless ultrasounds (last ultrasound was performed in March of this year), 2 CT scans (last CT scan was performed in May of this year) and an MRI (although the MRI was a while back). I also have had an upper endoscopy and a colonoscopy. And, lots of bloodwork. My symptoms include: chronic bloating, twinges of pain near my right ovary, irregular bowel movements, back pain, regular fatigue. I am still very concerned about the prospect of having ovarian cancer.
Avatar m tn My EKGs are normal, stress test normal, thyroid normal, 24 hr holter monitor captured HR over 200 but was otherwise normal. Lately the frequency of episodes have increased. I've had the more aggravating ones 2 times this year; one after starting a prep for a colonoscopy (ended up in the ER) and one after a light work out. (I stopped working out last year because I was having more episodes after my workouts).
Avatar m tn however, during the second colonoscopy I had some stomach pain (first one, no side effects). Follow up CT scans were done to check for a colon rupture but nothing was found. I also ended up in the ER one day because I had flu like symptoms and abdominal pain, nothing was found either and I was just diagnosed with a viral infection with some IV treatments and sent home. I still have lower right abdominal pain even today from time to time.
Avatar n tn You can talk to a genetic counselor about pursuing a genetic diagnosis. You should also get a colonoscopy and mammogram best wishes Disease name and synonyms Colon cancer, nonpolyposis HNPCC syndrome (hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer) Clinical definition The diagnosis of HNPCC syndrome is based on the meeting of three criteria, defined in 1991 at Amsterdam by the International Study Consortium on HNPCC syndrome.
Avatar f tn However, a pathologist who examined the slides told me that it is not cancer – never was and never will be – and that there is little or no risk of this problem recurring as a malignancy. The urologist recommended quarterly follow up cystoscopies for a minimum of 2 years. Based on what I believe are conflicting findings between the urologist and pathologist, I am considering the need for a second opinion. Your perspective would be very much appreciated. Thank you.
Avatar n tn We are frustrated with Drs diagnosis. Doctors seem quick to diagnose IBS when no obvious reason for symptoms stares right at them. There is something obviously wrong and we are tired of treating the symptoms with meds that do not work. Medical procedures listed below have found nothing structurally wrong. Do we have any hope of finding a Dr who would take this as a challenge and look beyond the easy IBS cop-out?
Avatar n tn 7) and over past 18 months he's developed severe pain in the left pelvis/hip/groin area. His last Pet/Ct and colonoscopy were clear April 08, he's seen a urologist, nuerologist, oncologist, primary, surgeon, chiropractor, physical therapist, acupuncturist and a pain specialist who gave him a Mri with contrast that only showed very minor arthritic changes approprite for his age (45yrs).
Avatar f tn The feeling of fullness, the severe cramping and the general discomfort had a major effect on my quality of life, which was associated with fear for the future. Barium enema and colonoscopy screened a healthy, but very long colon- instead of being the standard 4 to 5 feet long, it was almost double in length. However, the etiology of my case was considered to be rather psychological and I became obsessive with the idea of finding a solution to my problem.
Avatar f tn Hi, I have been chronically constipated for about 3 years(in that time I have had to manually disempact my bowels most of the time, and my frequency of spontaneous bowel movements has decreased significantly). I didn't speak to my doctor about it when it started because 10 years ago I had IBS diagnosed and thought it was just normal for me. About 18 months ago I started having muscle pain in my neck, back, wrists, hips.
Avatar n tn Have a history of IBS diagnosed after CT scan of abdomen, colonoscopy, upper endoscopy showing nothing. Problems with chronic tension/migraine headaches, TMJ type symptoms. Also strange burning/tingling/tight sensation of scalp. I have also developed a severe anxiety/panic problem, which of course at this point, all of the Dr.'s I see blame all of my physical symptoms on. However, in my view, a lot of these symptoms began before the anxiety and trigger my anxiety.
Avatar n tn urinary urgency and frequency, bloating (especially as the day goes on), some pelvic pain/pressure, spotting before my period and discharge. I had two chlamydia cultures, both negative. Both pelvic and t/v ultrasounds were normal. Annual exam- normal. Pap smear- normal. I had a ca 125 done last summer; it was a 4. I didn't get one done this year. My grandmother died of ovarian cancer at 38, and my mom died of colon-rectal cancer at 44. I have had a colonoscopy at 30- normal.
Avatar n tn I just had a colonoscopy yesterday, and found out I have a spastic colon. I also have gullbladder disease, and have not taken it out...yet. Could anyone tell me more about a "spastic colon", and how it is going to effect me long term? My doctor told me that I have to eat a high fiber, low fat diet, and stay away from raw fruits and vegetables. How frustrating! I have to avoid fats bc of my gullbladder, and now I have to avoid raw fruits and veggies. Any advice? Thanks!!!!!!!!!
Avatar m tn The fact that you had a negative FOBT recently is also reassuring. However, you may opt to get a colonoscopy or a virtual colonoscopy done right away (given the family history) even though the text books state otherwise. You are nearly forty, and the screening tests wont harm you (insurance re-imbursement is of course another issue altogether). Guidelines are just suggestions; the patients wishes too must be considered by the doctor.
203342 tn?1328740807 A low residue diet is a diet designed to reduce the frequency and volume of stools while prolonging intestinal transit time. It is similar to a low fiber diet, but typically includes restrictions on foods that increase bowel activity, such as milk and milk products and prune juice. A low residue diet typically contains less than 10-15 grams of fiber per day.
Avatar m tn I would suggest a colonoscopy and/or CT scan to evaluate the symptoms. If negative, and there continues to be no other pathogen that is identified, then you may want to consider treatment with metronidazole. Other medications to consider are furazolidone, trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (TMP-SMX), quinacrine and pentamidine. You may want to discuss these options with your personal physician. Followup with your personal physician is essential.
936133 tn?1244832491 Stress reduction is a definite benefit in reducing headache frequency and severity. Headaches are not caused by stress alone, but can make most headaches worse. There are no easy answers for how to reduce stress. If it is severe, we can consider referral to a therapist for help. 4. Too much or too little sleep can trigger headaches. Pay attention to this, and note whether or not you are tending to trigger headaches from sleeping too little or too much.
Avatar n tn For years, I had to use an enema in order to defecate. Since my mom had colon cancer, I went for a colonoscopy; I was okay. The doctor told me to stop using enemas. She recommended Citrucel. I did what she said; it didn't help at all. I eat a lot of fruits (including prunes) and vegetables. I drink water. I eat high fiber soups, cereals and breads. Nothing works. I now take two laxatives a day in order to have a bowel movement.
Avatar n tn Am a 35 year old 170 pound male with a history over the past 7 - 8 years of urinary hesitancy in starting flow, frequency of urination (particularly at night about 3 times), urgency, control, leakage... This is despite the obvious cutting down on fluids particularly in the late afternoon and evening. I have been taking Hytrin which seems to help with the problem somewhat. I tried a sample of Detrol at one point but it didn't seem to help as much as the Hytrin.
Avatar f tn Went to see doctor for weight loss(9 pounds)in the last couple of weeks - no pain, just some mild discomfort. Also unable to keep food down, scheduled to have endoscopy and colonoscopy at the end of the month. Thanks in advance for your help - would like to know what I might be dealing with prior to seeing the urologist and having the procedure done.
Avatar n tn If the symptoms are chronic, a colonoscopy should be considered. Diseases like a mass, inflammatory bowel disease or colitis can be excluded with this. Stool tests can be sent for culture and analysis for malabsorption. I would also consider a blood test to look for celiac disease. If the tests continue to be negative, optimizing treatment can considered. Increasing the amount of fiber, tricyclic antidepressants or Rifaximin can be all discussed with her personal physician.