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Might they take out my colon if it is blocked? (0 answers)
I had a colonoscopy done June 29, 2012. They could go no further and said it was blocked. Now my bowel movements are fine, but I have hemorrhoids that may be blocking the colon. Will they have to take my colon out because of that?
Virtual Colonoscopy Question (0 answers)
Why would a patient want regular colonoscopy opposed to a Virtual Colonoscopy?
Detailed explaination appreciated.
What type of gas is used to insufflate the colon? (0 answers)
Also, is it possible to view the axial stacked images without leafing along the centerline in the VC application? and is it common to scan in 2 different projections when doing a VC study? & to what degree does the filet encompass in a VC application
Is there a dye or barium required for this? (0 answers)
I have not had any polyps in the past exams. I am allergic to drugs, dyes, barium and feel this may be the best way for this test. I have to have full surgery procedure when it has been done in the past. Does Medicare now allow this?
Can virtual colonoscopy diagnose colon cancer? (0 answers)
Can this procedure diagnose colon cancer, or does a traditional colonoscopy need to be performed to confirm the diagnosis of a worrisome polyp or other concern identified initially by virtual colonoscopy?
Is the virtual colonoscopy accurate? (0 answers)
I've heard that virtual colonoscopies aren’t as accurate as the traditional ones. Is this true, and what are some of the benefits and drawbacks of the virtual colonoscopy?