Hi the question I got as I am an anxious person & don’t like the idea of anesthetic as different doctors have said I may have mild colitis my question is: has anyone had a Virtual Colonoscopy instead of the traditional Colonoscopy as it seems less intimidating, would appreciate advice.
Michael’s Colitis Like Symptoms:
mild abdominal discomfort pain i say 1.5/10 not all the time mainly left side but does spread but colofac has helped a lot but am now 4 days constipated & concerned dr prescribed coloxyl & have experienced joint pain near thigh incositent, mucus in stool before change of diet yellow & after change of diet white & yellowish & gas but colofac has helped as i have ibs,
Virtual Colonoscopy on Wikipedia:
Virtual colonoscopy (VC, also called CT Colonography or CT Pneumocolon) is a medical imaging procedure which uses x-rays and computers to produce two- and three-dimensional images of the colon (large intestine) from the lowest part, the rectum, all the way to the lower end of the small intestine and display them on a screen. The procedure is used to diagnose colon and bowel disease, including polyps, diverticulosis and cancer. VC is performed via computed tomography (CT), sometimes called a CAT scan, or with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). A virtual colonoscopy can provide 3D reconstructed endoluminal views of the bowel.
I experienced some blood with mucus approximately 12 weeks ago for the first time 4 weeks later after chips coke cigarettes coffee had some blood with mucus in stool and a week later same food the same happened this time for a couple of weeks felt discomfort and noises in stomach and since changed my diet completely visited doctor believes mild colitis I have odd discomfort and after having some cashews caused cramp and in bowel movement with brownish mucus found with tissue which had a couple of tiny dots if fresh blood which you can’t even see and began feeling discomfort again and have 1 bm most mornings but experiencing some discomfort starting to feel a bit better a bit of odd pain stomach area but mild but now have experienced 4 days of constipation which doctor prescribed coloxyl.
written by Michael
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I enjoy sports & coffee & hanging out but with this matter it has consumed me thoroughly therefore changed my diet & have not being very social.