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Can I get a colonoscopy while I have my period

A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology 48 years experience
Probably: No intrinsic reason against, save for your privacy and the GI docs equanimity, but schedule can likely be times unless you are very irregular. Call t... Read More
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 18 years experience
Yes: But you may want to discuss this with your doctor since it may be uncomfortable for you if you have premenstrual symptoms and/or cramps.

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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Yes, because you will be more comfortable with the bowel prep.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 32 years experience
Hemorrhoids: This is commonly found during colonoscopies and not mentioned by the endoscopists often times. They may have also been much smaller by the time of you... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 58 years experience
No: Colonoscopy should not have affected your vagina area. Do contact the doctor who did the test and inform him of this problem in case of an intestinal ... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
Pediatrics 31 years experience
There are a few diseases that leap out from blood tests. Most of the time, however, blood tests don't tell the doctor much on their own. These resul... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Enrique Molina
Gastroenterology 36 years experience
Drink slowly: drink slowly the liquid as tolerated. Some preparations are "low volume" (2 liters or less) and easier to tolerate, and may be the preferred prep if y... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Feola
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
BRBPR: BRBPR= Bright red blood per rectum. Top causes are hemorrhoids and anal fissures. You need a full exam and rectal exam to make diagnosis. Lab work may... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
Obstetrics & Gynecology 35 years experience
Talk with your doc: Your symptoms are not typical for 6 days post colonoscopy, so please keep your provider informed.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
Preventive Medicine 46 years experience
Seemingly unrelated: I'm not sure what the urination problem is, but "bad gas" is usually dietary related and anemia in a young woman such as yourself is often due to exce... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Allen Kamrava
Colon and Rectal Surgery 16 years experience
Hemorhroids?: It may be hemorrhoids or something completely different. Impossible to give you advice for this on this forum. See a surgeon in your area that spec... Read More
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