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can i wear atampon during colonoscopy

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Kamrava
15 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Not much: You should be sedated during colonoscopy, so you shouldn't expect much at all. The worst part of colonoscopy is the bowel preparation. Otherwise, the ... Read More

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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kwon
18 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
Dr. Christopher Oxner
18 years experience Surgical Oncology
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
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Powers
23 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not much: You will be under the influence of versed or some other medication such that you won't feel and/or remember a thing.
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Dr. Eric Kaplan
42 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Don't be: A colonoscopy is usually done with mild sedation so you won't feel anything or remember anything. It takes about 20-30 minutes. Yo will need transport ... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bahman Omrani
17 years experience Pain Management
What kind?: Depends on the type of polyp found, their size, family history and pathology result if biopsied. If benign, flat, small, nothing. May need earlier r ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
28 years experience Gastroenterology
Sedation: Some colonoscopies are done using versed and demerol, (meperidine hydrochloride) others use valium, others use propofol. Yours may have done using con ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
See below: Depending on the reason for colonoscopy perforation of the colon and bleeding can occur, though these are uncommon. See this site for detailed informa ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Imran Saeed
19 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
You can have clear: Liquids the day before unless advised otherwise. I tell my pts to drink a lot of fluids with the prep to keep flushing the colon. You can also have br ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Colonoscopy.: An examination the terminal ileum should be a routine part of the colonoscopy. If you have a specific concern, discuss such with your Gastroenterolog ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Hoffman
35 years experience General Surgery
Scope complications: The worst complications associated with upper or lower endoscopy happen with perforation through the bowel. This is very unlikely. The perforations wi ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Meredith Lassiter
14 years experience Family Medicine
Colonoscopy : You will have multiple loose bowel movements that will eventually turn to clear. You may have soreness in the rectal area from the multiple bowel mov ... Read More
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