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what med are used in a colonoscopy

A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Mckenna
13 years experience Preventive Medicine
Should be fine: You should be fine to drink Pedialite the day before a colonoscopy if they instructed you to be on liquid diet. You can always call the doctor's offi ... Read More
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Dr. Warren Wolfe
57 years experience Family Medicine
Need more info: Not knowing anything about your daughter's medical history and age this question is best answered by the physician who did the colonoscopy.
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
25 years experience Ophthalmology
Ask your doctor 1st: Generally speaking, a colonoscopy procedure is less intense than having a lithotripsy procedure done. Often mild sedation is all that's needed so naus ... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rony Gorges
11 years experience Internal Medicine
Usually quickly. : These meds typically wear off in a matter of a few hours (can be significantly longer if you have kidney disease) but you can feel groggy for a day. Y ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
See below: These symptoms can only be adequately addressed by your doctor in real-time (face-to-face). Only after a thorogh evaluation, possibly including labs ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
40 years experience Preventive Medicine
All Pain=Perceptions: All sensations are interpreted within our brain. In body there are only afferent (outbound) & efferent (inbound) 1/1,000 second depolarizations on ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Lloyd
45 years experience Internal Medicine
Any laxative can!: The goal of the prep is to eliminate stool. Diet plays an important role- avoiding fruits and vegetables for a couple of days helps. Then the laxati ... Read More
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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Any position can...: ...Be used for a colonoscopy, and often the patient is turned during the exam to facilitate scope excursion ; to optimize visualization. Please discus ... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Probably...: ...Versed, but for a truly accurate answer, call your doctor's office and ask the nurse to read you what sedation was provided.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sean O Donovan
33 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Scope sterilizer: Most scopes are sterilized by a combination of heat, pressure and chemical agents to kill all bacteria, viruses and infectious agents--a thorough brus ... Read More
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