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Colonoscopy concernts
johnnythomas posted:
My friend had a colonoscopy 3 days ago and we were not satisfied with the results of the testing. After completion of the procedure the Dr informed the patient that he was only able to view about 80% of the colon because it had grown in length since the last colonoscopy which had been done about 6 years ago. He asked if she had gained any weight and she replied yes, about 10-12 pounds. He said that would account for him not being able to view the entire length of the colon. He recommended that she have a barium test done the following day to see if there were any problems with the remainder of the colon. She opted not to have this test done.
Question: Have you ever heard of the colon growing in length, or were we just given some medical double talk?
georgiagail responded:
An abstract on one study that indicated length increased with an increase in "physical dimensions" (I'm going to assume they meant weight) in females.


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