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can I wear a tampon during a colonoscopy

A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Yes, because you will be more comfortable with the bowel prep.

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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kwon
17 years experience Surgical Oncology
"Light sleep": When one undergoes a colonoscopy, often times one is put to a "light sleep" or "twilight sleep", which is a mixture of an anxiolytic (to help you not ... Read More
A 33-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 54-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 60-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 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
28 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Rarely: With adequate sedation patients generally have no discomfort.
A 44-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 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
No: Your spleen would not be seen during colonoscopy.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elena Roukhadze
13 years experience Pathology
Colonoscopy: Any abnormality identified during colonoscopy should be sampled and submitted for pathologic evaluation.
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