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How long is a colonoscopy scope

A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Can't say: This is a public information site based in the USA as are most of its volunteer docs. We have no access to or information about the local healthcare c... Read More
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Call office: In case unable to make it as scheduled, call the office and inform them as early as possible so that they can reschedule your test. Given current situ... Read More
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Gastro-enterologist: Suggest call physician scheduled to perform these studies & discuss nee for procedure as well as discussing adviseability of postponing. You have ... Read More

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A 70-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary Maluccio
28 years experience
Virtual colonoscopy: Not that virtual colonoscopy has been embraced as an equal alternative to standard colonoscopy, it is an alternative that may provide meaningful infor... Read More
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 53 years experience
Possibly: Success of colonoscopy often related to degree of sedation for procedure. Also related to experience of colonoscopist . Flexible colonoscope usually e... Read More
Dr. Daniel Kirshenbaum
A Verified Doctoranswered
11 years experience
Advanced endoscopy: Yes, technology has advanced. Additionally, you should seek out an advanced endoscopist. These gastroenterologists have expertise in performing diffic... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Painful condition: The colonoscopy should not cause a measurable worsening of your condition, but the procedure may cause temporary irritation and a transient increase i... Read More
A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 40 years experience
Anything's possible.: If it can happen it will... But i can find no evidence in the medical literature re: reports of anal warts transmitted by a contaminated colonoscope. ... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Virtual colonoscopy: Or CT colonography is used as an alternative for incomplete colonoscopy attempts.
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 57 years experience
Colonoscope: There are standard cleansing techniques employed by all reputable doctors performing these procedures. That having been said, diverticulitis will neve... Read More
A 69-year-old male asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 65 years experience
Probably: If the hemorrhoidectomy removed too large an area of island tissue between the sites where the hemorrhaoids were excised, the mucosa of the anal canal... Read More
A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Cancer unlikely: If the colonoscopy was clean 18 months ago, colon cancer is highly unlikely. You may take a fiber laxative like Metamucil and drink enough water daily... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 60 years experience
YES: Some diverticula(e) are VERY small and when these little "bubbles" are filled with normal bowel mucous can be missed by both tests...SIGNIFICANT or IN... Read More