Colonoscopy Has a 'Right Side' Blind Spot

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CrohnieToo
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   Posted 12/15/2008 8:26 PM (GMT -7)   
Colonoscopy Has a 'Right Side' Blind Spot
There are differences in how polyps grow. They tend to be flatter on the right side, which is harder to pick up and harder to take out when you find them.
 
 
Report questions accuracy of colonoscopies
Researchers reported the test may miss a type of polyp, a flat lesion or indented one that nestles against the colon wall.
 
After the prep has been completed, mucus and intestinal secretions start rolling out of the small intestine and colon. The secretions pour from the base of the appendix into the right side of the colon and are "very sticky" and can obscure polyps.
 
http://www.iht.com/articles/2008/12/15/america/cancer.php
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   Posted 12/16/2008 9:30 AM (GMT -7)   
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   Posted 12/16/2008 10:42 AM (GMT -7)   
.....Thanks C2 and so great to have those links
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   Posted 12/16/2008 6:59 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks, Lynn. Getting fat and HATING it! If I haven't leveled off or dropped a lb or so by next week I'm gonna start smoking again.
 
By the way, this was also reported on the evening news, ABC, I think. This report also mentioned the importance of a proper and thorough prep and mentioned that some are now having you do the first half othe prep the night before and the second half 2 hours before the procedure.
 
And just how in the h*ll do they think we will be able to leave the "throne" long enough to get to the colonoscopy facility??? Hmmmmm?? Especially when they want you there an hour early???


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Post Edited (CrohnieToo) : 12/16/2008 7:03:02 PM (GMT-7)

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