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can i still have a colonoscopy if i am on suboxone

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Dr. Samuel Bayles
18 years experience Child Psychiatry
Most likely: you need to let the GI team know and decide with your Suboxone provider when to stop it. I'm not an expert in what they use for sedation, my guess is ... Read More

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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
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39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Colonoscopy: better have it done if decided by your treating team, the gastroenterologist knows the contraindications and more importantly, the indications for the ... Read More
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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Up to your doctor: This is something to be decided only by the doctor who will be doing the colonoscopy. Maybe not if the outbreak is near your anal area, but maybe OK i ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Afib: The rhythm atrial fibrillation is not incompatible with a safe colonoscopy. Your dr. Performing the colonoscopy needs to know you have afib and what y ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Franklyn Gergits
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Cold: Hello, as long as you don't have a fever or productive cough, you should be ok. The anesthesiologist or nurse anesthetist will make the final call.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Umut Sarpel
19 years experience Surgical Oncology
Yes: Crohn's disease can affect any part of the GI tract from the mouth to the anus. In many patients, the colon is not involved, and so a colonoscopy will ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Yes it is necessary: A mild sedation is given during this procedure. It can not be done without a sedative that puts you to light sleep.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
40 years experience Preventive Medicine
Usually No!: Like other medical tests, only what is present at the moment, within the limits of accuracy of the test, may be revealed. Additionally, the range of w ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
24 years experience Ophthalmology
Depends on severity: Depends on severity: if very bad with hacking cough or fever, reschedule. If at end of cold or minimal symptoms, it is ok to proceed: check with MD's ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
46 years experience Medical Oncology
No problem: yesterday's tomatoes won't impair tomorrow's colonoscopy.

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