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colonoscopy and pregnancy

A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Galapon
Specializes in Family Medicine
Early labor: At your age, there is a risk of early loss of pregnancy and potential early labor with a cone biopsy although these risks are low. There are other fa ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
If it is elective: If would be better to put off. Your obstetrician should be consulted about it.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Not risky if indicat: Colonoscopy may be relatively safe without large fetal risk during first and second trimester of pregnancy if medically indicated.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
44 years experience Preventive Medicine
Somewhat reliable: You are right when you say that colonoscopy with biopsy is the gold standard & would be preferable. Prometheus testing in the lab takes a combinat ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Stevens
23 years experience General Surgery
Safe not needed: Colonoscopy is a safe procedure. Before pregnancy it is a good idea to look into your family history with your doctor. The risks of breast cancer is ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sarkis Barupian
39 years experience Family Medicine
Abdominal pain: your doctor is right. Bloody stools and abdominal pai could be sign of colitis such as Chron's Disease or Ulcerative Colitis. Do the colonoscopy, get ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Orr
43 years experience Surgical Oncology
Look inside colon: You are sedated (very sleepy, but still breathing on your own). The endoscopist places an instrument through your anus and then passes it into the co ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
No: Colonoscopy is usually performed with some form of sedation and if done correctly you should not feel anything or remember anything.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
A simple test: After appropriate colon preparation at home, arrive at the endoscopy center, change into a gown & IV is inserted. Once in the procedure room, final co ... Read More
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Dr. John Cheng
25 years experience Family Medicine
Colonoscopy: This is a good screening tool used for the appropriate age group in screening for colon cancer.
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