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Can i wear dentures during a colonoscopy

A member asked:
Dr. Amer Alame
Colon and Rectal Surgery 15 years experience
As : As a general rule of thumb, the more anesthesia you are under the higher the risks. If you are completely asleep the risks are higher than if you are ... Read More
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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
Surgery 41 years experience
You : You can discuss with your doctors and anesthesiologist your choices. In the past, only mild sedatives were used for colonoscopy, but in the past sever... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Rheumatology 54 years experience
Need more info: Why was a colonoscopy done at age 21? What were your symptoms? Biopsies are not normally part of this procedure. However, at age 21 there were likely ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kwon
Surgery - Oncology 20 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
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Dr. Christopher Oxner
Surgical Oncology 20 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
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elena Roukhadze
Pathology 16 years experience
Colonoscopy: Any abnormality identified during colonoscopy should be sampled and submitted for pathologic evaluation.
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Segal
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Family Medicine 44 years experience
It is very unlikely due to sedation used for procedure and the lack of stimulation. Having written that, the need for a colonoscopy should out weigh a... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 41 years experience
Colon erythyema: Colon "erythema" just means the colonic lining looked redder-colored than was expected. This can be due to infection, inflammation, ischemia, but it ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marina Landa
Pathology 34 years experience
The nature of ulcer: Ulcers of colonic mucosa could be seen in inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis or crohn's disease), ischemic colitis or psuedomembranous col... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeremy Adler
A Verified Doctoranswered
29 years experience
Nonspecific: Erythema is very nonspecific. If there is erythema in isolation, it may not mean anything. But erythema along with ulcer, or friability (fragile tiss... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shyamali Singhal
General Surgery 26 years experience
Normal: Nausea is very common with colonoscopy prep. You can take antinausea meds or take the prep more slowly.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sabha Ganai
Surgical Oncology 22 years experience
Yes: Colonoscopies generally require slight insufflation of air into the colon... This distends it and allows your doctor to look for polyps. This distens... Read More
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