Sunday, April 29, 2012
Medicine AMA style
colonoscopy from: http://coloncancer.about.com/od/screening/a/ColonoscopyRisk.htm Perforation occurred in 0.029 percent to 0.72 percent of colonoscopies. Heavy bleeding occurred in 0.2 percent to 2.67 percent of colonoscopies. Death occurred in about 0.003 percent to 0.03 percent of colonoscopies. If you prefer fractions to percentages: Perforation occurred in about 1/3,450 to 1/139 colonoscopies. Heavy bleeding occurred in about 1/500 to 1/37 colonoscopies. Death occurred in about 1/30,000 to 1/3,000 colonoscopies. Greg is down to 86 pounds he has major skeleton issues as in has shrunk 14 or 16 inches - they have stopped measuring him in the Medical center. So the Physician refers him to a Gastroenterologist. Ten hours of extremely difficult travel (for Greg) the Colon doctor prods his belly once and orders a colonoscopy. couldn't he have done this through skype and had the Friday Harbor Physician proform the prod? So here greg is losing weight losing height extremely fragile and the colon guys only idea is a colonoscopy. nothing supportive in weight gain information, or bowel information just lets look invasivly at your colon. I would consider Greg a high risk patient. Modern Medicine divides and conquers. It has its place but Holistic Medicine holds the most hope for Greg.
Posted by cloudthunder at 10:38 AM