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can i have a colonoscopy during my period

A 37-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 60-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
A 45-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 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
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 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
50 years experience General Practice
Missed or delayed: period. Take a pregnancy test if you are sexually active . If the test is negative, and burinig persist then see your doctor could be an infection suc ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
THERE IS NO PROBLEM: I dont see any problem with that and you can live with it.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Toppin
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: There are many different causes of bleeding during pregnancy such as threatened miscarriage, partial separation of the placenta and even i ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Examination: I would schedule a visit for a pelvic exam. Your doctor can make sure all of the cerclage is out as sometimes small pieces stay inside. Most likely th ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience Endocrinology
Colonoscopy: Yes you can, but it would be wiser to wait till you have had a colonoscopy or related issue. Should not be a long delay.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Solomon Katta
Specializes in Family Medicine
Ur might be pregnant: Get a home pregnancy test. Do you use any from of contraception? Any severe abdominal pain or bleeding please go to an ER
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Need to test 1st: If you want to know if you are pregnant, take a test. In today's world you do not need to wonder if you are pregnant or not based on symptoms. Pregnan ... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Hello. : Hello. If it was actually your period than you were not pregnant at that time. However women can have spotting and be pregnant. There can be a number ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Jane Van Dis
17 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
A few ideas: Sometimes this bleeding could be from your uterus, but you would want to make sure that it's not due to an internal or external hemorroid as well. Co ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Preg test : If you think you might be pregnant check then check a home pregnancy test. They are cheap, reliable and available at any pharmacy. Hopefully you did ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
There's a chance: Pregnancy is always a possibility. Discuss with your surgeon. Obtain a home pregnancy test. They usually become positive at about the same time the ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dale Kristle
39 years experience Gynecology
Yes: yes, the pap doesn't matter
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
49 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Timing: Not from that sexual encounter. A new encounter needed later.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Infertility/Fibroids: You have two major problems with conception if this is your first period in one year. The first, a lack of ovulation, and secondly the fibroids potent ... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes : Menstrual bleeding will not affect an exam of your rectum.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Nowicki
23 years experience Gynecologic Oncology
No necessarily.: Your symptoms can be caused by many other benign conditions. The pap smear was the right first step to as part of your work up. Most patients with cer ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Laura McMullen
20 years experience Pediatrics
An : An iud by itself gives you a less than 1% of getting pregnant - it's 99% effective. If you are concerned about pregnancy, you can either take a home ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Probably not: But if the scope was necessary or you didn't know or tell the doctor you were pregnant it could have contributed but if you are still pregnant with a ... Read More

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