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A 48-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

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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Powers
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not much: You will be under the influence of versed or some other medication such that you won't feel and/or remember a thing.
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Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Don't be: A colonoscopy is usually done with mild sedation so you won't feel anything or remember anything. It takes about 20-30 minutes. Yo will need transport ... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bahman Omrani
16 years experience Pain Management
What kind?: Depends on the type of polyp found, their size, family history and pathology result if biopsied. If benign, flat, small, nothing. May need earlier r ... Read More
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience Family Medicine
Depends on what type: If you just had a small hyperplastic polyp, there is nothing for you to do but repeat a screening colonoscopy in 10 yrs as per current guideline. If y ... Read More
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
Biopsy will tell: When encountered, they should have been biopsied, and it will depend upon the report from pathology as to if benign or concerning as to what next. Nee ... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alain Ades
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Virtual: You are in a cat scanner, with air and sometimes contrast pumped into you. Unpleasant and not as accurate as a regular colonoscopy. Also, if something ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vijay Laxmi Misra
21 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: During colonoscopy, if suspicious polyps are seen, they are removed. Histology is the only sure way of knowing if it is a benign or adenomatous polyp.
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A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mary Bergum
19 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: It depends on the type of polyps. Be sure to follow up and find out what the pathology report said. Tubular adenoma is a pre-cancerous polyp and would ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
28 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Rarely: With adequate sedation patients generally have no discomfort.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
It is : Possible but not recommended. A clear liquid is anything you can see through and most yogurts I have seen are not clear!
A female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Pathology report: You need to wait for the report from the pathologist who is examining the biopsies. Biopsies were taken to get a handle on the disease process, if any ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
No: Your spleen would not be seen during colonoscopy.

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