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i have the flu and have a colonoscopy in two days is it safe

A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Francine Mosley
19 years experience General Practice
Not too likely.: Until the gums are healed completely, there will be some risk of dry socket occuring from sucking. But the real risk is within the first 48*-72* and i ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Levine
30 years experience Family Medicine
Les likely w/o cough: A significant non-productive cough is one of the main features of a true influenza viral infection (the flu), along with abrupt onset of muscle aches, ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Louise Andrew
45 years experience Emergency Medicine
With the flu?: One would not normally feel like playing around. And it is never safe to have sex during ovulation, unless of course you would like to become a paren ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Abel
25 years experience Pediatrics
Fever free: Good rule of thumb with infectious diseases is you need to be fever free for 24 hours. Just think of the golden rule - if you would be upset if someo ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
But why: Why bother since your nose will do the 'blocking' by itself?
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Liehr
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Pregnancy & Flu: You will want to go to your OB and insure that you don't actually have influenza (the true flu) because that can be very dangerous in pregnancy and mu ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Sure: Why not let your doctor take a look at you and suggest whether or not you may need some form of treatment. It is not likely that there is much they w ... Read More
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernstein Joel
59 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
You may have both: A 2 day episode of sweating at night sounds like a viral upper respiratory tract infection. Green nasal discharge may be the start of a viral rhino-s ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Wilson
12 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Hot compresses...: ...Or sitz baths, and if they're not gone in a few days see a gyn right away.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frank Holmes
22 years experience Sports Medicine
Recovery parameters: You may begin exercising again when you have no fever, minimal fatigue, improved cough, no shortness of breath and minimal muscle aches. When you star ... Read More
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