How does barium sulfate taste compared to the halflytley stuff they give you for a colonoscopy?
I know the colonoscopy stuff taste salty and warm. The Barium has flavors but is really thick. They have chocolate and grape to name a few. It's like a chalky milkshake with some flavor. Also there is far less barium to drink compared to the colonoscopy prep.
What were your symptoms that led to a colonoscopy and what were the results?
About 3 years ago my friend, who was 29 at the time, would see blood eveytime she went to teh rest room. After numerous visits with the doctor he had her get a colonoscopy. It ended up being colon cancer, stage 3. She had surgery to remove the cancerous tissue and had radiation and chemo. I am happy to report she is well and has been in remission for almost 2 years.
Please dont get freaked out by reading this, you could have IBS too. Good luck.
How long after a colonoscopy does a person normally have diarrhea?
No this is not normal.
She or you need to contact her treating Doctor.
With a colonoscopy you are given medication that causes diarrhea to clean the colon.
But this clears after a day.
A bowel obstruction can cause diarrhea in itself.
How long has the diarrhea continued?
She would be going into dehydration by now placing her whole body at risk.
Please contact her Doctor ASAP.
The doctor sticks their finger inside the rectum when they lubricate the anus prior to the insertion of the colonoscope. At this time the doctor's finger can and should feel the prostate which is just inside the anus. At this time the doctor can determine the size and firmness of the prostate.
Explain this to your dad for father's day. He'll be impressed.
It's about three hundred and fifty plus here.
Before you do that, have you just considered switching foods? Colitis is an autoimmune problem where the colon swells. I would assume allergies are to blame. Or how about the vet giving a simple round of steroids to see if it clears up. At least then you will know for sure if swelling was involved. Have you done a round of antibiotics just to make sure it isn't a bacterial infection in the colon?
You are a good dog owner to consider this. Chronic colitis isn't curable, so you will be dealing with it for the rest of her life if that is the correct diagnosis. You might consider quality of life issues too.
you can request sedation, but from personal experience it's TOTALLY NOT NECESSARY. I had mine done with a very tiny amount of Demerol only (and I didn't want that, but the Dr insisted.) Except for about 2-3 seconds of very mild cramping when the Dr went around the transverse colon, the entire procedure was completely painless. I watched the entire thing on the monitor. It was very interesting believe it or not. I even watched the Dr remove and cauterize a polyp..also totally painless. Your colon has no nerve endings, so if you just relax you'll be fine.
Should you choose sedation, please DO NOT GO WITH VERSED!!! Versed is an amnesiac that does nothing for pain, the only thing it's good for is to give you memory loss so you won't recall the procedure. This is a very bad drug and should be banned entirely from use on people. I had it once in 1991 for an endoscopy, and I've had anxiety and depression every since. you may want to check out www.versedbusters.com, and www.askapatient.com. about this god-awful drug.
You'll be fine, don't worry. Once it's over you'll laugh about how scared you were to go through with it.
Feel free to email me if you'd like, and let me know how it went.
Best of luck, I'll keep you in my prayers.