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A 28-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 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Not risky if indicat: Colonoscopy may be relatively safe without large fetal risk during first and second trimester of pregnancy if medically indicated.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
If it is elective: If would be better to put off. Your obstetrician should be consulted about it.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
44 years experience Preventive Medicine
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
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Stevens
23 years experience General Surgery
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
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ekizian
19 years experience Internal Medicine
GI doctor: Colonoscopy is a procedure typically performed by a gastroenterologist for the screening and detection of colorectal cancer and precancerous lesions, ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
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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A female asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Live on colon: No.
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Dr. Michael Sheffield
34 years experience Gastroenterology
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 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
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

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