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Can I wear a tampon during a colonoscopy

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.

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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kwon
Surgery - Oncology 19 years experience
"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
Dr. Christopher Oxner
Surgical Oncology 19 years experience
Usually: Most physicians in the us sedate their patients before colonoscopy. This means you are awake and extremely relaxed, but many patients due tend to fal... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alain Ades
Gastroenterology 40 years experience
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
Dr. Kyle Cologne
Colon and Rectal Surgery 14 years experience
CT: Virtual colonoscopy involves a bowel prep just like a regular colonoscopy. However, rather than a scope inserted via the anus to look at the inside wi... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vijay Laxmi Misra
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
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.
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Colonoscopy: If you were advised not to eat during your colonoscopy prep then I would avoid the clear gummy bears. You want to have your colon as cleaned out as po... Read More
A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mary Bergum
Family Medicine 21 years experience
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
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Colon and Rectal Surgery 30 years experience
Rarely: With adequate sedation patients generally have no discomfort.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
Surgery 40 years experience
No: Your spleen would not be seen during colonoscopy.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Nothing solid by mouth is the typical colonoscopy prep. You can drink clear juice and water, and suck on jolly ranchers candy/non fruit popsicles but ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elena Roukhadze
Pathology 15 years experience
Colonoscopy: Any abnormality identified during colonoscopy should be sampled and submitted for pathologic evaluation.
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