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are you awake during a colonoscopy

A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Possible: 1 cm is not considered very small , current practice of endoscopic screening , will be picked up much smaller than 1 cm , yes could be done with ou ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Yes you have choices: Your doctors can keep you awake or give you mild sedation with a tranquilizer as per your wishes and still be able to do the procedure which is not pa ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kwon
17 years experience Surgical Oncology
"Light sleep": When one undergoes a colonoscopy, often times one is put to a "light sleep" or "twilight sleep", which is a mixture of an anxiolytic (to help you not ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Kamrava
14 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Not much: You should be sedated during colonoscopy, so you shouldn't expect much at all. The worst part of colonoscopy is the bowel preparation. Otherwise, the ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Archer
29 years experience Bariatrics
Yes: But you wake up quickly. You should plan on an easy day. No driving etc.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Qamar Khan
16 years experience Pain Management
Maybe: Propofol can get you to sleep during your procedure however it does wear off early as well. So make sure you ask what the sedation or anesthesia will ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Almost always: Lasik facilities are not set up to have anesthesia administered safely . Some comforting drugs can be given to ease the anxiety. Pain is completely ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Milstone
26 years experience Pulmonology
Yes: During bronchoscopy you receive conscious sedation. You aren't out completely but are comfortable for the procedure similar to colonoscopy or upper G ... Read More
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
?conscious sedation: Depending on the medicine injected to sedate you, will likely have some epoch of amnesia, and likely you will not remember most of the time period. D ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Milstone
26 years experience Pulmonology
Yes: For most bronchoscopies we use "conscious sedation"; this means that you are comfortable for the procedure but not usually put to sleep/asleep. The p ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert WorthingtonKirsch
34 years experience Phlebology
Depends: That depends on the type of biopsy. A percutaneous biopsy done by an interventional radiologist under fluoroscopy or ct guidance is usually done with ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Ogden
30 years experience Internal Medicine
Not recommended: A full colonoscopy can be very uncomfortable, even painful. I would certainly NOT recommend it in an awake state. Your body's response to conscious p ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Richard Pollard
29 years experience Anesthesiology
Asleep: Usually these procedures are done under some sort of sedation. This may be a full general anesthesia or deep sedation. The urologist will also use lo ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
35 years experience Internal Medicine
The heart one: awake http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Conditions/Arrhythmia/SymptomsDiagnosisMonitoringofArrhythmia/Electrophysiology-Studies-EPS_UCM_447319_Article.jsp ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Greer
43 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: But please put me to sleep! it can be done with spinal block also, where you are awake.
A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Orrin Ailloni-Charas
28 years experience Anesthesiology
Full sedation: Makes it easier, faster and more pleasant. Make sure the medication is administered by a dedicated anesthesiologist and that you are given oxygen supp ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
Worry doesn't help: Yet i understand that we all can do it. Your doc is well trained in the procedures you mention. The fear you are coping w/is loss of control. Easie ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Foead Geula
16 years experience Anesthesiology
Aspiration: With general anesthesia, the patient is rendered unconscious. This causes you to lose your cough and gag reflexes so if there's any food in your stom ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eli Loch
Dr. Eli Loch answered
11 years experience Anesthesiology
Many: There are many reasons for a patient not to wake up after sedation. First, many other drugs that are administered in the ICU can have an effect on me ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Walter Husar
32 years experience Neurology
EEG: Sleep during EEG can provide information that usually cannot be obtained in the awake state. If you can't fall asleep, testing after sleep deprivation ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Wallen
34 years experience Pediatrics
Very safe: in the hands of a competent anesthesia provider. These procedures are performed thousands of times every single day. Be well and good luck.
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Jenkins
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Yes,: Normally you receive conscious or moderate sedation, but yesterday the gastroenterologist asked me to help him with a particularly anxious patient on ... Read More
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A 78-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
POSSIBLE, BUT: Best you are relatively responsive during study, as you will be capable of working far better with the technician. But many patients are quite claust ... Read More
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