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recovery time after colonoscopy

A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Videh Mahajan
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Colonoscopy: For any procedure which involves anethesia, you need a recovery period to recover.

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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Depends: On your doctor. Gastroenterologists are usually booked for several weeks to months. Colorectal surgeons can often get you in sooner. Call around after ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. M. Hytham Beck
42 years experience General Surgery
Immediate: The nice thing about colonoscopy the doctor will know by the time he finished the test if he found polyp and it was removed or biopsied the it take ... Read More
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A 72-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steve Martinez
27 years experience Breast Surgery
CDC: Cdc guidelines also suggest 3 consecutive stool samples be checked for blood each year and a flexible sigmoidoscopy every 5 years. In general, colon c ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Ronan Monsef
Specializes in Family Medicine
Depends: On what the doctor is trying to rule out.
A 70-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
There are higher odd: Some people are more prone to form polyps. So if you have had the polyps removed before, you are considered higher risk for more polyps and advised to ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Kamrava
14 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Depends: Speak with your physician. Depends on the cause of your pain. Is it because of a stricture? Constipation? Ibd? Ibs? There are many causes of pain. ... Read More
A 69-year-old female asked:
Dr. Boris Aronzon
23 years experience Anesthesiology
Discuss: You will be uncomfortable without sedation. Discuss with anesthesiologist what happened last time. There are many other medications except Propofol w ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
35 years experience Pediatrics
It's fine: The small amounts and short time used for sedation for a colonoscopy are not going to build up large amounts in your breast milk that are going to be ... Read More
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Dr. Jeffrey Linder
24 years experience Gastroenterology
Don't Cancel: There is no need to cancel the colonoscopy. Just continue the prep and stay on clear liquids the rest of the day. Make sure you just let your gastroen ... Read More
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