Colon Poop And A Bad Colonoscopy Prep: Follow The Directions

Dr. Joseph Galati is in Houston, Texas. His practice is Liver Specialists of Texas.

This is a colonoscopy video from a 54 year old gentleman who presented with vague abdominal discomfort, and who also was in need of a screening colonoscopy. The video shows a large amount of retained stool in the colon. Despite clear directions on the bowel prep, he did not follow the directions. There was excessive stool present, limiting the views of the colon. The procedure will need to be performed again.

150,000 new cases of colon cancer are diagnosed each year, and there are over 50,000 deaths each year in America. Colon cancer screening starts at age 50, and at age 45 for African Americans. If there is a family history of colon cancer, screening for colon cancer needs to start earlier. For more information go to and Call 888-GET-YHF-1 or 713-794-0700 to make an appointment.