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can I get a colonoscopy while I have my period

A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience Radiation Oncology
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
16 years experience Internal Medicine
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
30 years experience Gastroenterology
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
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
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56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
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 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Enrique Molina
34 years experience Gastroenterology
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
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Feola
30 years experience Internal Medicine
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
33 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Talk with your doc: Your symptoms are not typical for 6 days post colonoscopy, so please keep your provider informed.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Weisman
35 years experience Neurology
Tegretol: Low platelets from tegretol due to bone marrow supression can occur (rarely). This can lead to bleeding. (i order CBC to check rbc WBC and platelet co ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Close your computer: now and make an appointment at your local medical clinic.You cannot be diagnosed online.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
44 years experience Preventive Medicine
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
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