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... and I cannot wait. I'll finally find out what's going on in there! I decided to go to an out of network specialist because after asking for a colonoscopy twice the HMO docs told me no, it wouldn't be approved. So, I saw a GI specialist last week who told me it was imperative to get me in fast for a scope. ... (9 replies)
... Hi Carol, I would recommend going to a GI and getting a colonoscopy to see if there's a blockage or something else going on, if they don't find a blockage or adhesions, that should ease your mind some. I have Stage IIA colon cancer and I'm currently going through chemo. ... (2 replies)
... ltic contraction to move the stool along. You can try drinking more water, and use heating pads to see if you can break some up, but I would definitely go for a colonoscopy for a look... otherwise you may require a resection. Not to scare you, but if the obstruction is so bad, you may need a resection anyway. ... (23 replies)

... citrate cleaned you out then at least that blockage isn't complete. Had it been a complete blockage, taking a laxitive may well have made matters worse. ... (9 replies)
... ency room. I do know a woman that had colon cancer at age 28 so dont let your doctor tell you no just because of your age. You could have a tumor that is causing blockage like a friend of mine had and it was not cancer at all. ... (6 replies)
... Thanks Cats! We are all in this struggle together! You are such an inspiration! Hey, it is Thursday, weren't you expecting a blockage today? ... (22 replies)
... Thank You Tweet2unes for your input! We are still baffled as of yet, no reply from oncologist regarding the colonscopy's outcome of negative for anything. He has not had an upper or lower GI, but maybe this is coming? In the meantime it has been a month since cancer diagnosis and no game plan in the works for this latest finding. My dad is having an CT Angiogram... (7 replies)
... If you're painful constipation continues, with no results from an enema or the drink, I would be more inclined to think you have a blockage, which could be caused by a polyp, if it's grown significantly, what about diverticulitis though? Is your abd pain on the left side? Left sided pain usually signals diverticulitis, this same thing just happened to a friend of mine, have... (3 replies)
... would contribute to the blockage that's already there. ... (23 replies)
... is soluble fiber just as likely to contribute to the blockage or is insoluble worse? ... (23 replies)
... getting in there and looking around would be a good idea. If the bowel cannot be cleaned before the c'scopy they will only be able to see anything as far as the blockage if I am not mistaken. ... (23 replies)
... Great as soon as I post I'm doing better I get severe constipation for the 1st time since June. :mad: I'm back on the stool softener pills and the metamucal. I went off the stool softener in mid June and went off the metamucal 3 weeks ago and up until this point I didnt notice any difference until a few days ago. Sorry to be graphic but now I can only get out fingernail... (4 replies)
... is not "scopeable" by your GI doctor and is up to 25 feet in length. Technology isn't that advanced yet. In order to determine if there is a blockage or mass in the small bowel we still rely on being prepped for Xrays while they take pictures of barium we swallow for the test. ... (7 replies)
... I DON'T know how any doctor can tell you that the colonoscopy you had three years ago indicates a "low probability of colon cancer. ... (2 replies)
... if they see something with the barium enema, you'll just have to have a colonoscopy anyway. ... (3 replies)
... expect from your GI... He MAY or MAY NOT do a rectal exam on you. If he says he wants to do a Sigmoidoscopy... I would tell him "no" and that you would prefer a colonoscopy instead. A sigmoidoscopy only allows the GI to visualize your rectum and sigmoid areas of your large intestine... ... (2 replies)
... Secondly, whether the tumor is benign or not, it needs dealing with to relieve the blockage. It simply wont disappear on its own. If the blockage is severe, which it sounds like it must be for her to be in such distress with bloating, you need to get the doctors to act pretty quickly. ... (13 replies)
... stop and she had to be taken to the hospital by ambulence. The CT scan showed a very small blockage that no one seemed to be concerned about and inflamation and infection which they treated. ... (3 replies)
Mar 28, 2009
... aw the heart specialist the next day and had an angiogram done the following day which showed 3 more blockages in the heart. Early December I had a endoscopy and colonoscopy done which showed nothing in the bowel or pancreas, I thought I was home free. ... (0 replies)
... Yes, hemorrhoids may cause flat stool. But, in order to find polyps one must do a colonoscopy. A colonoscopy covers your entire colon from beginning to end. It's very possible that the hemorrhoids are causing your symptoms. ... (5 replies)

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