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01-27-2016, 07:20 AM   #1
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Repeat testing

I'm seeing a new GI at a hospital, my old one is nice, but
she hasn't really helped me. I had a colonoscopy and
endoscopy with her plus the saved test results and pictures. I
don't want to go through it again. Can I just show him the results lol.
I do think my small intestines is messed up so I would like a pill cam or whatever
can detect swelling of the small intestines.
01-27-2016, 08:52 AM   #2
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I hope you get better results with the new doctor. Tell the new one what is going on and ask what is going on.
01-27-2016, 09:11 AM   #3
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I hope you get better results with the new doctor. Tell the new one what is going on and ask what is going on.
Thanks Ronroush

01-27-2016, 09:13 AM   #4
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You are welcome. It seems like I repeated myself some.

01-27-2016, 09:18 AM   #5
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It's just that everything is expensive. I just remember receiving a large bill in the mail.

01-27-2016, 09:22 AM   #6
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Most of the biologics I have been put on are expensive. I was just recently put on Entocort and even with insurance it cost over a hundred dollars.

01-27-2016, 09:32 AM   #7
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How long ago was the endoscopy and colonoscopy? Was it done with the new GI?

Many times, unless the scopes were done very recently a new GI will want to see for themselves. If you are concerned about small bowel involvement you can as about having imaging, CT scan, MRI or MRE as they can detect inflammation in the small bowel. A pill cam is also an option but usually imaging is done after dx and pill cam before (not in all cases) since ins can be reticent about paying for a pill cam after dx for some reason (again not all ins or in every case)
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01-27-2016, 09:43 AM   #8
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Colonoscopy and Endoscopy were done in 2014...yeah, I guess he would probably want to see for himself.

01-27-2016, 09:51 AM   #9
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Yes, more than likely he will want to run his own tests if it has been that long. Especially if you are experiencing any symptoms.
01-28-2016, 12:19 PM   #10
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ok, he took copies of my results so I wouldn't have to have the procedure done again.

01-30-2016, 04:37 PM   #11
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That is good news. When I read threads like this I am very grateful for the NHS. It may take a little time sometimes but at least we don't have to worry about paying for our treatment.
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