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Would a colonoscopy see 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 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ekizian
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GI doctor: Colonoscopy is a procedure typically performed by a gastroenterologist for the screening and detection of colorectal cancer and precancerous lesions, ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
No: Colonoscopy gets to the proximal start of the colon. The duodenum is the beginning of the small intestine into which the stomach empties. To see the ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Sheffield
Gastroenterology 35 years experience
No way to know: There is no set time for follow up after a colonoscopy. It depends on why the procedure was done and what was found at the time. If you have any doubt... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 45 years experience
You should proceed: if this is your doctor's recommendation. Likelihood of finding a pathological condition that requires treatment is low b/c of your age, but it is not... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 41 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

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