Colonoscopy vs endoscopy

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Avatar m tn I just had the capsule endoscopy, last month. From what I learned the capsule "goes where noone has gone before" The endoscopy only reaches so far down and the colonoscopy only reaches so far up. The capsule camera sees everything in between. It cannot take samples or remove suspicious tissue but at least they were able (for me) to find the strictures that have been making may life torture.
681148 tn?1437661591 I've had GERD for many years. I just saw my GI and will be experiencing my first endoscopy. I'm not worried or afraid. I've had experience with colonoscopy and the endoscopy will be done at the same place I had that done, so I know the drill. I'm glad I don't have to use Half-lytely. I'm wondering how other people felt after the test was finished?
Avatar n tn My internal med doctor felt that originally it might be kidney stones vs liver disease vs diverticulitis. He started me on Cipro with this last bout of pain which I have stopped due to stomach upset. I will meet with my doctor and then probably his choice for a surgeon next week, 7/2. In January since I was not having any pain in my back or violent symptoms the fluid pocket was written off as a shadow of my coccyx.
Avatar n tn Welcome to the gastroenterology community! Sedation is normal, and is the usual for a colonoscopy/endoscopy/colonoscopy and endoscopy. However "put to sleep" has different meanings for different people. I'd say that most people when they are sedated, do not remember any of the procedure (which is part of the point of sedation).
471161 tn?1317190950 I am having both the Endoscopy and a Colonoscopy done and I am not worried because I know I will be completely out but I am worried about the day before when I have to take the pills and drink all the junk. The paperwork the doctor gave me talks about nausea and he gave me an Rx for several medications I have to take and or drink plus one for nausea. I get sick to my stomach very easy. I know drinking all this stuff is done for the Colonoscopy.
2124601 tn?1335155369 In a couple of weeks I'm going to be getting a colonoscopy and an endoscopy done at the same time. I've had both procedures done before (just not together) so I know what to expect as far as prep and all that other happy stuff. :) But having them done together has brought on some questions. Are the scopes done in the same room? Are they done at the same time? Do they change how they do the anesthesia? Any answers would be great. Thanks in advance.
567392 tn?1216751526 I had an endoscopy and colonoscopy because my doctors were concerned that I might have stomach cancer. Afterwards I learned that there weren't any signs of cancer, but they did find some bruising on the lining of my stomach. What does that mean?
Avatar m tn since then i have seen my GI, who also mentioned crohns due to the b12 and scheduled a colonoscopy. well i went for the colonoscopy yesterday and he said evi had a spastic colon and IBS, but he took biopsies to double check but that now he wasnt thinking crohn's. he has me scheduled for an upper endoscopy on monday. what is he looking for? i was so relieved to hear it wasnt crohns. but does anyone have any ideas as to what may be causing my symptoms, particularly the low b12?
Avatar n tn Hi my name is Allana . My question is I have to get a Colonoscopy,and Endoscopy at the same day. I heard they give you medication to help you relax,and something for the pain. What kind of meds do they put in IV? I also heard that I could be put asleep, all I have to do is tell my Dr before he starts. I am been in pain for so long ,and don't want anymore to add to it. Please can you help me. So my mind can be a rest.
Avatar n tn At your original post, someone did post back to you that same day and described what to expect if you get an endoscopy and/or a colonoscopy, so click on the button at the top of this webpage at "My MedHelp," and your profile page will come up, there is a list of all your posts, and you can just click on your first one and the whole thread will come up. I have panic disorder and I take tranquilizers for it.
189372 tn?1219833358 Hi there, just a quick question on an endoscopy. I visited a specialist for my various heart burn related symptoms, he has scheduled an endoscopy in the next few weeks, now I clearly told him I had lower stomach pain also (Stabbing pains, behind belly button kinda region) My question is, how far down into the body can the camera crew go down, am I wrong in thinking that if I have pain in the intestine area then a camera crew up the uncomfortable way is the only way to see problems?
Avatar f tn Will my husband be able to come in with me for my upper gi endoscopy.
Avatar f tn Did you only have an endoscopy, or was it a colonoscopy? If only an endoscopy, then a colonoscopy would be your next step, especially if it hasn't been that long ago and they found nothing. I think I would find a different gastroenterologist, and sit down and discuss your past problems and go from there.
Avatar n tn An upper endoscopy goes down your throat and looks at your stomach. A lower endoscopy (colonoscopy) goes up your rectum and looks at your large intestine (colon).
Avatar f tn Yes, they are safe. Most of us with cirrhosis commonly have an endoscopy and colonoscopy every year or so to screen and monitor the status of our varices. I have taken miralax many times with no adverse effects. What can more problematic is any anesthesia type drug(s) you may be given. I assume this procedure is being performed by your gastro and she/he is aware of your cirrhosis?
Avatar f tn You need an endoscopy and colonoscopy right away. Get a second opinion, you're being jerked around.
Avatar f tn They never tested for h.pylory. Did the colonoscopy for other problems. I had the upper endoscopy. Found gastritis. Also had ct scan found some bowel inflammation & a little bit of intestinal wall thickening. Also checked for female problems. All they told me was my problem is probably due to endo & ibs. Finally went to a holistic dr. Nothing really seems to help. Thanks.
Avatar n tn I am a 51 year old female suffering with chronic lower left quadrant ab pain for 9 months. I had a colonoscopy and upper endoscopy before this occurred. Since then, I have had mri of lower spine (disk problems/herniated disk discovered and two doctors believe this could cause ab pain and two say no - anybody have experience with this?), CT scan of pelvis, transvaginal ultrasound (plus CA-125 to rule out ovarian cancer, which was normal) and lower GI, plus the usual blood work.
Avatar m tn I agree with PA_S that she needed not just an endoscopy but a colonoscopy (lower endoscopy). I would recommend talking to a doctor about getting a colonoscopy to see what is wrong. She might also need a CT scan but that could come after the colonoscopy.
Avatar n tn When I had a colonoscopy and endoscopy they gave me general anesthesia and intubated me and everything. This was probably cause I'm young and have other health problems but it isn't unheard of to give someone general anesthesia for a colonoscopy.
Avatar f tn Most endoscopy (colonoscopy and EGD) is done with conscious sedation; generally with an amnesia drug (Versed) and some painkiller. You are actually quite awake, but the Versed blunts or eliminates your memory of the procedure. Propofol produces deeper sedation, requires an anesthesia person and usually costs more.
Avatar m tn And i am very confuse about this. I go to doctor half hour later. And ask him endoscopy clean or not? He say endoscopy uses today first me. Also all materials clean. Special solutions ... But i still worried. What you think about? Sorry for my bad English. Thanks for your help!
Avatar m tn My doctor did say I should have at least an endoscopy. I am reluctant to have the endoscopy because I gag brushing my teeth.