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Would a colonoscopy find a 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. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
Not risky if indicat: Colonoscopy may be relatively safe without large fetal risk during first and second trimester of pregnancy if medically indicated.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
If it is elective: If would be better to put off. Your obstetrician should be consulted about it.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
Preventive Medicine 45 years experience
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
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Stevens
General Surgery 24 years experience
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
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sarkis Barupian
Family Medicine 40 years experience
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 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Not usually..: The colon-prep is often the most difficult part for people, not the colonoscopy itself. Often the person is under conscious-sedation and thus not real... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sameer Gupta
Medical Oncology 18 years experience
Right colon: A proper colonoscopy should reach the right side of the colon to the junction of the colon and the small intestine.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Welker
General Surgery 27 years experience
Camera on a snake: A video camera on the end of a flexible stalk, not unlike a snake, is inserted through the rectum while you are asleep. You don't feel a thing, you w... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Kline
Specializes in Colon and Rectal Surgery
Physician: The colonoscopy will be done by your physician-either a gastroenterologist or a colon-rectal surgeon. A nurse or technician may help the physician.

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