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Jai

Can Colonoscopy Find Worms?

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Didn't know which category to put this in..sorry.

I'm just wondering if a colonoscopy can detect worms/parasites? Or will the cleanse before get rid of them? Or will it cause them not to show in the colonoscopy, but still reproduce after???

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Some kinds would likely be found because they attach to the intestinal wall and a cleanse might not dislodge them.

If you think you might have worms then IMHO the best thing to do is to discuss this with your doctor and have stool samples done. Ususally when looking for worms they will have you do 3 seperate samples for inspection microscopically.


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I will discuss with my Dr next time I see him for sure. It's just that I'm having a colonoscopy done next Thrusday and that's when I'll see him next...I didn't suspect worms (or at least not as seriously) when the colonoscopy was planned...

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I will discuss with my Dr next time I see him for sure. It's just that I'm having a colonoscopy done next Thrusday and that's when I'll see him next...I didn't suspect worms (or at least not as seriously) when the colonoscopy was planned...

Give your doctors office a call and ask to speak to a nurse. You should be able to pick up the stuff you need to do the stool samples and may even have a report back as to whether or not worms are an issue the day they do the procedure.


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Diagnosed by Allergist with elimination diet and diagnosis confirmed by GI in 2002

Misdiagnoses for 15 years were IBS-D, ataxia, migraines, anxiety, depression, fibromyalgia, parathesias, arthritis, livedo reticularis, hairloss, premature menopause, osteoporosis, kidney damage, diverticulosis, prediabetes and ulcers, dermatitis herpeformis

All bold resoved or went into remission in time with proper diagnosis of Celiac November 2002

 Gene Test Aug 2007

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0303

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0303

Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 3,3 (Subtype 9,9)

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Give your doctors office a call and ask to speak to a nurse. You should be able to pick up the stuff you need to do the stool samples and may even have a report back as to whether or not worms are an issue the day they do the procedure.

my doc gave me a kit to do 3 samples on 3 different days - to determine whether i need to have a colonoscopy done (i am borderline age) but it has so many *rules* - no red meat, can't do it when your menstruating, can't do it if you have hemmoroids <which i do not but when i have D for any reason, everything gets raw = blood) no ibuprofen 2 days before, etc. i seem to never have a good day to do this, so i was going to tell her to just schedule me for the procedure. so this test will tell different things than a colonoscopy will?

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my doc gave me a kit to do 3 samples on 3 different days - to determine whether i need to have a colonoscopy done (i am borderline age) but it has so many *rules* - no red meat, can't do it when your menstruating, can't do it if you have hemmoroids <which i do not but when i have D for any reason, everything gets raw = blood) no ibuprofen 2 days before, etc. i seem to never have a good day to do this, so i was going to tell her to just schedule me for the procedure. so this test will tell different things than a colonoscopy will?

o LORD thank you for these (disgusting lol) topics that help answer questions. i miss my mom..... AMEN!!!

The test your doctor gave you is likely a test for occult or hidden blood. The tests to check for worms would not have those restrictions.


Courage does not always roar, sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying

"I will try again tommorrow" (Mary Anne Radmacher)

Diagnosed by Allergist with elimination diet and diagnosis confirmed by GI in 2002

Misdiagnoses for 15 years were IBS-D, ataxia, migraines, anxiety, depression, fibromyalgia, parathesias, arthritis, livedo reticularis, hairloss, premature menopause, osteoporosis, kidney damage, diverticulosis, prediabetes and ulcers, dermatitis herpeformis

All bold resoved or went into remission in time with proper diagnosis of Celiac November 2002

 Gene Test Aug 2007

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0303

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0303

Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 3,3 (Subtype 9,9)

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dahhh! well, now that i am thinking about it - once they scheduled it, i would have to have the same guidelines for the procedure, huh. welp, i guess i'll have to wait for the perfect 3 days. within 14 days. thanx for your help :)


arlene

misdiagnosed for 25 years!
just as i was getting my affairs in order to die of malnutrition...
gluten free 7/2010
blood test negative
celiac confirmed by endoscopy 9/2010

 

only YOU can prevent forest fires - smokey t. bear

 

have a nice day :)

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I've seen intestinal worms during a barium enema. :o This was many, many, many years ago when I was a student radiographer during my clinicals. During fluoroscopy we saw it moving around in the large intestine. Something you don't see every day so we were facinated... :huh::P

As Raven said you can call ahead and have the doctor give you the lab order/materials to do a stool sample for ova and parasites.


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I need to have the colonoscopy done anyway, so I called the Dr today, and they said that he would see it, so just wait the week until the colonoscopy and "while he's there" he'll keep an eye out for worms, too. Then we'll proceed from there. I guess if I do have them (please no!), what's another week?! the joys...

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