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, My husband had an endoscopy on Tue -2/09 - The

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Customer: My husband had an endoscopy on Tue -2/09 - The findings were an inflammation at the top and bottom of the stomach just to say it simply. Since then, after eating small meals (bland diet), he has not deffacated.
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Customer: He is unable to believe that it takes time for the stool to pass after all this "cleaning out". He is 79 years of age and losing weight and in a hopeless mood and I the wife does not know how to handle him .
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.

Hi there,
This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.
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That is not normal after endoscopy.

The inflammation can be gastritis related.

However a colonoscopy also should be considered to rule out any blockage in the lower intestine --not seen in upper endoscopy.

Colon cancer should be ruled out as it can cause constipation, weight loss.

Did he have a colonoscopy?
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