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 hi guys. i have another question. i went to the ER with mild lower left abdominal pain and I was given a CT scan along with bloodwork. The ER doctor told me my all of my results were normal. here were the results. liver, spleen, pancreas normal in size,position and density. gallbladder is normal. adrenal glands are normal. no significant retroperitoneal adenopathy appreciated. aortic diameter is less than 3cm. kidneys are normal in size. no evidence of hydronephrosis. no renal stone noted.
Avatar f tn Additional diagnostic tests such as fecal occult blood test (FOBT) as well as screening tests like colonoscopy or sigmoidoscopy to rule this out. Take care and do keep us posted.
Avatar m tn I recently went to my doctor after experiencing an increase in bowel movements for a few weeks. My stool samples showed nothing unusual, and I was referred to a gastroenterologist, Over the past week, I've had only watery stool samples. 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.
Avatar n tn I recently underwent my first baseline colonoscopy. I was lightly sedated, but apparently I was a bit resistant to the scope entering any further than the first few inches of my rectum. It was reported that this was sufficient to determine all was well and it was also recommended I come back again in approximately five years. Do I just need to have more sedation next time or could I have a stenosis that caused me to subconsciously be resistive and uncomfortable. Should I be concerned?
Avatar n tn I received a routine colonoscopy three days ago because I turned 50 and my father was diagnosed with colon cancer when he was 52, so wanting to do the right thing for my health I had the colonoscopy. I have been feeling miserable ever since because I have not had a bowel movement. I asked my doctor about it and he said that it is normal and that I should "just wait." This is an unacceptable answer, which I will discuss with him during my follow up next week.
Avatar m tn Blood (dark red, not bright red or black) started appearing in my stools about 2 months ago and increased in frequency to a daily event. There was no associated pain although my stools became looser. I had already had a routine colonoscopy 9 months ago (a UK NHS screening present when you reach 55) and the rectum, descending and transverse colon were as clean as a whistle.
Avatar m tn In the last 4-6 months I have developed IBS-like symptoms with narrowing stools, change in bowel frequency, urgency and consistency. No blood in stools, no fever. I am an anxious person in general. Cannot link to diet directly. Had an abdominal u/sound 1 month ago on GP's request; all normal other than a moderately fatty liver. All blood work normal, liver enzymes, lipids etc.
Avatar m tn Definitely go in for the colonoscopy- it saves lives! You'll feel a lot better than not knowing, ya know? Colonoscopy exams show much more detail than any other test for that area. It will give the best answer to whatever problem it may or may not be. Good luck to you!
Avatar f tn Whether a person will be treated with medication or with an ablation procedure depends on several factors. These include the severity and frequency of symptoms, risk for future arrhythmias and patient preference. Rarely, there is a cardiac arrest event so it may not be a live or death decision involved but a matter of treating the symptoms.
1526464 tn?1300179558 Has anyone in this forum had this procedure performed and did it make a difference? How was the procedure and the post op convalescence. We're there any side effects from this procedure? Was it efficacious and would you recommend it? Thank you in advance.
446049 tn?1649005835 Hello's been several years since I've been around here. I'm happy to say that I have completed 5 full years of post-op - post-chemo tests and am now in total 5 year remission. I had my latest colonoscopy and not even a polyp so I don't need another colonoscopy for 5 years now. That seems amazing after the frequency I had been having them at.
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 n tn ve been having the same issues with a lot more frequency and severity. The doctor told me this week after a particularly obnoxious episode and subsequent checkup that I needed a colonoscopy (joy). I'm wondering if they're related and if complications from an appendectomy might be the cause. I've had discomfort in the same region and even circulation/nerve issues with my right leg because of it. As I'm a cyclist/runner/swimmer, that really annoys me. Thoughts?
568565 tn?1216785185 I am 37 yrs old. No history of colon cancer in the fam... However, recently one of my employee's husband went on a routine check up. They said since he is 47 he should have a colonoscopy... When he was done with that, he is now doing radiation and chemo... He has full blown cancer all over his pelvis... My gp advised with no history in my family, I am good to wait until I am 50 but if I did have a history of it, she'd recommend that I did it when I was 40...
Avatar m tn I'm a 36-year old male, and have the following family history: My uncle (my father's younger brother) died of colon cancer at the age of 40. He was an active steroid user & active consumer of red meat during his 5 years as a professional football player. My father had a colonoscopy at the age of 43, and a few benign polyps were detected and removed. Also, my grandfather (on my father's side) died from colon cancer at the age of 70.
Avatar f tn Removal of a part - or all - of the colon usually causes increased frequency of bowel motions as well as diarrhoea-like symptoms. The frequency does decrease over time. I suggest a high fibre diet - to include organic oats and bran dishes - as a way of counteracting the "liquidness" of the motions.
Avatar m tn A FNA was recommended, but my parents want a second opinion first. Is this the standard procedure? Is it normal to have a relatively normal nodule for a few years and then it all of a sudden change in size and nature? What's the prognosis for a solid nodule with increased vascularity and ill-defined border.
Avatar m tn Hence, strictly speaking, you could wait until you are 40 to begin screening colonoscopy, as recommended by your gastroenterologist. 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).
Avatar f tn If you get a liquid preperation of the Chinese herbs dosage would depend on the concentration. Use a human dose and frequency. The frequency is usually 2 or 3 times per day. Tincture's tend to be stronger and are 30 to 40 drops 3 times per day. Powders for your dogs size would be 2 tsp. twice daily.
Avatar f tn At age 27 I had my first colonoscopy, because of stomach pain. The result was a 2mm hyperplastic polyp with lymphoid aggregates in the rectum. I had my second colonoscopy today (age 28), because of rectal bleeding. They found that I have an internal hemorrhoid and a 4mm diminutive polyp in the rectum. I do not have the test results back yet. Should I be having more colonoscopies then usual because of them finding polyps?
Avatar f tn My GI doc has recommended a colonoscopy for me. I have severe bloating. Alternating BMs. Lower back pain. Stabbing pains on the left side. I do NOT have weight loss or blood in my stool (so far as I know). I am tired a lot. I thought my problems might be gynological- but after a TVUS and bloodwork, the doc confirmed that all is well there. I had an upper endoscopy last year. I have GERD. But my stomach was fine. Should I have a colonoscopy?
Avatar f tn I had a colonoscopy in 2004 due to mucus in my stool, nothing was found in the colonoscopy and I was diagnosed with IBS. I have recently had a flare up and the six performed a stool test and blood test, both clear. Since then my bowel seems to be comming back to normal but when I have a harder than normal stool I get some mucus when I wipe ( can't see any on stool or on bowl). Is it normal for a small amount of mucus to be present after a hard stool passing?
Avatar n tn During the surgery my doctor found a mass on my colon. He had the general surgeon look at it and he recommended a colonoscopy. It was also stated that I was not prepped for a colon resection. I had my colonoscopy today and he said he found 2 polyps in the sigmoid colon and biopsy a thickened fold in the sigmoid colon. Also said I have Diverticulosis of the sigmoid colon. Does anyone know what this means?